Prevention & Education
- Last Updated: 6.15.14
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.
- Northern Lights Against Substance Abuse is a coalition in north Anne Arundel County working to help reduce substance abuse in youth and young adults. Coalition meetings are held on the second Friday of each month; anyone interested may attend. Presentations about the coalition, its work and goals are available for community organizations, schools and youth and civic groups. For more information, contact NLASACoalition@gmail.com.
- 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).
- Western Anne Arundel Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (WASP) has the mission to prevent alcohol and other drug use among youth and promote safe and healthy behaviors. Meetings are held the last Friday of every month at noon at the Anne Arundel County Western District Police Station, 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton, Maryland. For more information, contact Sherry Medley or Derrick Farmer at WASPCoalition@gmail.com or 443-351-7989. Follow WASP at www.facebook.com/WASPCoalition and www.twitter.com/WASPCoalition.
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