As with all forms of care, preventing substance use disorder will always be a top priority. We are committed to it with a continuum of services for all ages. Learn more through the links below, or contact our prevention coordinator, Cara Treece, at email@example.com.
The FRC Challenge Program focuses on building awareness and knowledge of the nature and extent of alcohol and other drug use, abuse and addiction, as well as the effects those substances have on individuals, families and communities. This program is for youths and young adults of Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Hancock and Shelby Counties who have violated an alcohol and/or other drug law or policy in the community, at school, in athletics, or within the boundaries of their own home. A level of care assessment is conducted during diagnostic assessments, and if an individual meets this level of care, they would be referred into the program.
The DINA School is a social skills program for groups of children ages 3-8. This is part of the Incredible Years curriculum, and uses life-size puppets, practice activities, role play and games to teach children appropriate social and emotional skills. Preschools and schools can request DINA School programming at a minimum of 11 half-hour sessions with an agreed-upon regular schedule. This program is ideal for preschool, child care groups and kindergarten to second grade classrooms.
Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) services provide support to teachers, classrooms, centers and families to ensure children succeed in early learning environments, and are designed to support children from birth to six years old as well as their families and early care professionals.
ECMH also provides early identification, observation and feedback in addition to referral and community support. Families and individuals may contact FRC in relation to receiving ECMH services.
The Botvin Life Skills Training is a comprehensive and exciting program designed for elementary, middle/junior high and high school students that provides these adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills needed to successfully navigate challenging situations. This research-validated program addresses the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote substance use and other risky behaviors in children, and promotes behavioral responsibility to reduce and prevent a variety of health risk behaviors. The curriculum may be implemented in any subject area, and can be taught across multiple subjects, which allows for flexibility in meeting the needs of various classroom settings. Schools may request services that are conducted in a classroom setting.
Parent Project Senior is a 10-week parenting program for parents or guardians of children age 12 and up. It fosters positive relationships between children and the adults in their lives, and teaches skills that help adults navigate the children’s various negative behaviors. For more information, upcoming classes and to register, please call FRC.
Parent Project Junior is a 10-week parenting program for parents or guardians of children ages 7-12. Like Parent Project Senior, this program will foster positive relationships and give parents the skills that help them navigate their children’s various negative behaviors. Please call FRC for more information on upcoming classes and to register.
This 10-week program is for parents and/or guardians of children between 0-3 years. Build and foster the skills you need to create and maintain positive bonds with your child. Call FRC for more information regarding upcoming classes and to register.
Designed for parents and/or guardians of children ages 4-7, this 10-week program builds the relationship between children and their caregivers through effective parenting practices designed for this age group. Please call FRC for more information and to register for upcoming classes.
The Teen Screening program aims to identify middle and high school youths who are in need of mental health services due to the risk for suicide and undetected mental illness. Teen Screen looks for risk factors that are associated with depression and other mental illnesses without making diagnoses; parents with youths found to be at possible risk are notified and aided in identifying and connecting with local mental health services that provide a complete diagnostic assessment by a qualified mental health counselor. Screening results are kept confidential and are not shared with teachers or school administrators.
Parental consent is required for a student to participate in Teen Screen, and is obtained again if a youth is further referred. Schools can request to implement screening in the school.
The Summer Mental Health Group is facilitated by FRC staff at Glenwood Middle School. This group was developed to address the loss of student skills during the summer months. The goal is to increase skills and provide mental health education to children during summer breaks. The Summer Group focuses on self-esteem, team work, anger management, social skills, problem solving, listening and following directions, decreasing student anxiety, self-control and communication skills. This service is provided to youths in Hancock County in kindergarten through 5th grade. FRC and other community resources, including schools, can connect families to the Summer Group.
Targeted Groups are small groups that address students, in kindergarten through 12th grade, who may be experiencing high-risk behaviors or are at a higher risk for developing these behaviors. The groups cover a variety of topics that can be molded to suit the needs of the students who participate. Depending on the curriculum, the group may last 6 to 10 weeks. These groups are implemented in a classroom setting that is conducive to learning, and allows for flexibility to meet the needs of different classroom settings. Schools may request these services through FRC.
Youth-Led Prevention is a peer-to-peer approach that gives youths a voice in leadership and teaching preventative activities regarding alcohol and other drugs. Middle and high school students throughout Hancock County may apply to be on FRC’s Hancock Youth Prevention Education (HYPE) by applying through their school counselor. The FRC Youth Staff also facilitate a yearly retreat for 7th and 8th grade students in Hancock County. Students may request an application from their school counselor.