Counties of Crossroads
Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Charlotte,
Lunenburg, Nottaway, and Prince Edwards County.
Community Support Programs
Crossroads Prevention Services, in collaboration with C.O.P.E.S Coalition, provides suicide prevention trainings to community members and other agency staff members free of charge. For complete schedule of upcoming Mental Health First Aid or SafeTalk classes available, please contact our office at (434) 392-9461. (Click here to view upcoming suicide prevention training classes in our area).
REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. REVIVE! provides training to professionals, stakeholders, and others on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of naloxone (Narcan ). Lay Rescuer trainings are between 1-1.5 hours long. This training covers understanding opioids, how opioid overdoses happen, risk factor for opioid overdoses, and how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of Naloxone. Crossroads CSB Prevention Services is currently offering the REVIVE! trainings free of charge to community members who reside in counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Charlotte, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edwards. Crossroads CSB Prevention Services also has an agreement with the local health department who will provide Narcan (while supplies last) to all eligible community members who complete the REVIVE training at the end of the training event.
Mental Health First Aid: You are more likely to encounter someone- friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community – in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people ages 12-18 – teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens. This program is an 8-hour Training with 15 minimum participants.
Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t want to die – instead, they are looking for a way to work through the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they usually invite others to help them in making a choice for life. safeTalk teaches participants to recognize these invitations, engage with the person with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with resources to help them be safer from suicide. These resources could include health care professionals, first responders, or crisis line workers – among many others who have suicide intervention training. SafeTalk is a 3-hour training.
Mental Illness is an Asset | Mike Veny | TEDxNormal
The Prevention Unit provides alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) programs to youth in Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward County Schools while engaging the community utilizing various strategies to increase knowledge and awareness about ATOD.
Some of our strategies include: Delivering evidence-based parenting and ATOD prevention programs to local schools and community organizations.
Crossroads Prevention Services also provides Active Parenting Now® classes on a regular base. Please see the link below for an updated schedule of our next available class.
Free Parenting Classes, for more information call Kathy: 434.392.9461
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Veterans: Press 1
Spanish Press 2 For hearing and speech impaired w/TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY
DID YOU KNOW?…
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI)
A conviction for DUI can cost thousands of dollars in court and legal fees and result in the suspension of one’s driver’s license. The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Zero Tolerance Law makes driving while intoxicated by any amount of alcohol a serious criminal offense for drivers younger than 21. Virginia defines the legal limit for driving while intoxicated at a BAC of 0.08% for those 21 years of age and older.
If convicted, violators are guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor, which can translate to fines ranging from $200 to $2,500, attorney fees, the loss of one’s driver’s license and jail time based on any prior convictions and the BAC level measured at that time. Convictions of three or more DUIs will result in a Class 6 felony. For Class 6 felonies, the jury or court may choose
imprisonment for one to five years or jail for up to 12 months and/or a fine of up to $2,500.
Every second Monday of the month – COPES meeting 4:00-5:00 pm @ Crossroads CSB
Farmville Center (Main Office)
Post Office Drawer 248 | 214 Bush River Drive
Farmville, VA 23901
Phone: (434) 392-3187
Post Office Box 293 | Washington & Church Streets
Amelia, VA 23002
Phone: (804) 561-5057
Post Office Box 340 | 410 Thomas Jefferson Highway
Charlotte CH, VA 23923
Phone: (434) 542-5187
Post Office Box 40 | 11387 Courthouse Road
Lunenburg, VA 23952