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PREVENTION RESOURCE CENTER REGION 3  

The regional Prevention Resource Centers (PRC) were implemented by the office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (ADAP) Division of Behavioral Health, Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, to form an infrastructure for alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention within the state. The role of the PRC is to promote the development of a statewide prevention system by mobilizing and facilitating prevention efforts of communities, schools, agencies and organizations. It is the role of the PRC to effectively address the challenges citizens face to prevent alcohol and drug abuse and to make their communities healthier. PRCís form a system to support the work of coalitions, community and neighborhood organizations, constituency groups and citizens to plan, develop, implement and sustain effective prevention initiatives.

 

REGIONAL TASK FORCE

The purpose of the Planning Task Force is to review needs and resource assessment data in Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, White and Woodruff counties and to recommend the regional prevention focus for the Prevention Resource Center.

The goal of the Task Force is, with the guidance of the Prevention Resource Center, to develop a long-range prevention plan for the region and build bridges among the various sectors within the region.

 

SERVICES OFFERED

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Community readiness, needs and resource assessment.

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Facilitation and process design.

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Strategic and performance-based planning and sustainability.

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Developing collaborative leadership and community participation.

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Policy development

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Prevention knowledge

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Ability to provide leadership in the use of state of the art prevention protocol.

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Community development and prevention advocacy with community leaders and elected officials.

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Media advocacy

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Support for the practical application of effective models and practices in the service area.

SCOPE OF REQUIRED SERVICES

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Form linkages in the service area, provide  

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Facilitate collaboration among prevention sources to reduce overlapping and duplicative services. Enhance collaborative efforts with schools, juvenile justice and other community organizations.

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Direct referrals to other sources, as appropriate.

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Empower others to increase prevention efforts targeted to at-risk groups based on needs assessments and other local sources of data.

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Support other ADAP funded grantees within the region, such as Prevention Service Programs (PSP), Delta Initiative and Youth Leadership Programs.

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Cooperate with other PRCs in the state.

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Encourage a collaborative community-school system approach in programming prevention activities. Services to schools will be provided in the form of leadership/guidance in program planning, policy development, resource identification or training of school staff.

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Focus on 5 core prevention strategies: Information Dissemination; Technical Assistance to and Training of Impactors/Leaders (capacity development), Environmental; Community-Based Process; and Problem Identification and Referral.

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Operationalize these strategies by working through multiple settings in the service area.

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Provide guidance in conducting Community Needs Assessment/Risk Assessments and the application of data for planning.

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Serve as a designated Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource (RADAR) Association for the region.

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Develop a regional resource directory.

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Incorporate evaluation as an integral part of the management plan and promote process and outcome evaluation in all activities of the PRC.

 

ARKANSAS PREVENTION NEEDS ASSESSMENT (APNA) SURVEY

 

http://occe.ou.edu/arkansas_reports/index.php

 

 

Risk Factors for Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Arkansas:

 

http://www.weknowarkansas.org/census/crc/riskfactors.html

 

 

 

REGION 3 PREVENTION RESOURCE CENTERS

Serving Independence, Jackson and Sharp counties:

Robin Niell, CPS

P.O. Box 2578  (#25 Gap Road)

Batesville, AR  72503

(870) 793-8900, ext. 1138

(870) 793-4258  (fax)

rniell@hra-health.org

 

Serving Cleburne, White and Woodruff counties:

Pat Huckeby, CPS  (PRC Coordinator)

893 Hwy. 64 E. 

Augusta, AR  72006

(870) 347-5903

(501) 268-5301  (fax)

pat_huckeby@yahoo.com

 

Serving Fulton, Izard, Stone and Van Buren counties:

Margaret Morrison, CPS

P.O. Box 492

Mountain View, AR  72560

(870) 269-6770

(870) 269-2196  (fax)

m2prc@mvtel.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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