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.
Scientific research shows that children who have caring adults and supportive environments are less likely to engage in early ATOD (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs) use. Programs that increase youth’s awareness of the harmful effects of ATOD use or increase a parent’s capacity to successfully maintain drug-free families are important prevention tools. Community-wide prevention efforts create environments that promote healthy choices, discourage problem behaviors and protect youth. Prevention activities and programs are facilitated through collaboration with local schools and community-based organizations with an interest in promoting positive youth development. Children's Clinical and Prevention Services staff are available to work with community - and school-based service providers in each locality within the catchment area of District 19. Professional assistance is available in the service domains of program research, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
The ATOD prevention programs are available for implementation in your local school and community based program.
Prevention Specialists are also available to facilitate one-time presentations as well as coordinate alternative youth engagement activities such as drug-free dances, after-prom events and Project Sticker Shock. For additional information contact District 19 Community Services Board at (804) 862-8002.
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;
District 19 Suicide Prevention Committee – Team SavALIfe – was created in November 2014. Members of Team SavALife include representatives from District 19 CSB, area offices on youth, social services, NAMI, law enforcement, private medical centers, military organizations, faith communities and other child-serving agencies. The committee is responsible for coordinating local suicide prevention activities and events that help raise awareness that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable and increase knowledge of the factors that offer protection from suicidal behaviors and promote wellness and recovery.Team SavALIfe provides training on suicide prevention and behavioral health wellness to community groups that have an interest in the prevention of suicide and related behaviors, and participates in regional suicide prevention initiatives. To join Team SavALife, contact District 19 Community Services Board at (804) 862-8002, or visit us at www.d19csb.com.
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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