Prevention and Promotion

 
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Prevention
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What would you like to do?

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What you need to know

Nebraska prevention efforts focus on maintaining safe and drug-free communities.  The Division works through regions and community coalitions to plan and carry out activities that result in positive change.

The Division and its partners at the state and local levels are focusing efforts to reduce:

  • Underage drinking
  • Binge drinking
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Marijuana use
  • Suicide attempts
  • Illegal sales of tobacco products to minors

 

To accomplish change, community coalitions implement strategies that:

  • Increase the perception of risk
  • Increase positive norms and policies associated with drug and alcohol-free life choices
  • Increase positive attachments to family, school, neighborhood and community
  • Reduce parental and peer group attitudes favorable toward the problem behavior or use

Prevention Resources

  
  
  
2018 Nebraska Young Adult Alcohol Opinion Survey.pdf2018 Nebraska Young Adult Alcohol Opinion Survey5/23/2019 9:41 AM
IOM_Matrix Risk and Protective Factors.pdfIOM_Matrix Risk and Protective Factors2/13/2019 3:10 PM
SEOW Meeting Notes 5.14.19.pdfSEOW Meeting Notes 5.14.196/14/2019 3:01 PM

Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) coordinate the administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS), and Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey (NRPFSS).  The Student Health And Risk Prevention (SHARP) Surveillance System is the umbrella uniting these three surveys (school surveys).

Mental Health First Aid aims to teach members of the public how to respond in a mental health emergency and offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress.  The course is taught throughout Nebraska.  Information about next available course can be obtained by contacting the mental health first aid organization.