Prevention & Education
The primary mission of Behavioral Health's Prevention and Education Services is to promote public health by reducing drug and alcohol abuse among young people in Anne Arundel County.
- Presentations, Training and Exhibits are provided to County schools, after-school programs, community groups, faith-based programs and parent groups. Prevention and Education Services seeks to increase awareness of the nature and extent of the drug and alcohol abuse and violence in the County. The program provides information to increase awareness of the risk associated with alcohol and drug use.
- Guiding Good Choices is a five-session program that teaches parents of children in grades 4-8 how to keep youth drug-free.
- Project Alert is an 11-session substance use prevention program for middle school youth that increases their knowledge of the dangers of substance use and teaches resistance skills.
- Second Step Preschool is a 25-session violence prevention program that teaches 3 to 5 year olds about their feelings and how to get along with others.
- The Strengthening Families Program is a 14-session program for parents and their children ages 6-17. The evidence-based program provides training in parenting, children's social and life skills, and family relationship skills. View the brochure (PDF).
For more information or to request a program, contact us or call 410-222-6724.
Anne Arundel County Department of Health
Prevention and Education Services
Behavioral Health Building
122 North Langley Road, Suite A
Glen Burnie, MD 21060