School Based

Prevention/Education Services

WVADS, Inc. has a unique relationship with school districts that is different than any other across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We assign a full-time trained Prevention/Education Specialist to a total of 11 school districts in Luzerne, Wyoming, and Carbon Counties.

Topics Addressed In Prevention/Education School-Based Programs:

  • Refusal Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Coping Skills
  • Selecting Healthy Peers
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Peer Mediation
  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Risk vs. Protective Factors
  • Role of Supportive Networks

Methods Utilized For Prevention/Education:

  • Didactic Lecture
  • Small Group Discussion
  • Closed Circuit Television
  • Panel Discussions
  • Use of Recovering Addicts/Alcoholics
  • Pre- and Post-Testing
  • Critique Exercises
  • Role Playing
  • General Assemblies