District 19 Community Services Board (D19 CSB)
Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Emporia, Greensville, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex County.
Helping others reach their potential through our mental health, developmental disability, and substance use services.
CAAN-DUU Coalition Against Alcohol, Nicotine & Drug Under Age Use
“Our mission is to strengthen and maintain collaboration with community members to support the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use among youth.”
The Coalition Against Alcohol, Nicotine and Drug Under-Age Use (CAAN-DUU), in collaboration with District 19 Community Service Board Prevention Services, is a regional coalition comprised of community partners within the District 19 service area. Each member shares in our mission to prevent substance abuse among youth.
CAAN-DUU AMBASSADORS (CA’s) are leadership subcommittees comprised of youth ages 14-18 who actively engage in community level organizing, planning and advocacy of prevention programs and activities proven to reduce the prevalence of under-age ATOD use.Responsibilities:
- Attend scheduled CA meetings;
- Organize annual ATOD prevention activities;
- Promote CAAN-DUU mission & purpose;
- Collaborate with CAAN-DUU on special projects and activities;
- Recruit CAs for membership;
- Attend trainings and conferences;
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating dis-orders. YMHFA is an 8-hour educational course coordinated by the National Council for Behavioral Health, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Scheduled courses are posted online at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org. If your organization is interested in hosting a training, please contact us at (804)862-8002 .
District 19 Community Services Board
20 W Bank Street, Suite 5 Petersburg VA 23803
(804)862-8002 (Main Office)
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