Alcohol Prevention Project
The Alcohol Prevention Project (APP) through the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities (DBHDD) is a state initiative against underage drinking in the state of Georgia. As a part of this initiative, Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Glascock County Inc. is doing our part to stop underage drinking among 9-20 year olds in Glascock County.
Many exciting things are happening with the Alcohol Prevention Project at FC & CIS of Glascock County, Inc. Currently, we are working on two strategies: Be the Wall and Too Good for Drugs. Be the wall is a positive social norms campaign and Too Good for Drugs is a curriculum we are implementing with our 3rd through 5th graders in the after school program. Both have been great assets to our program and our community.
Be the Wall:
Glascock County Adults, please join us in being the wall between teens and alcohol.
In the Glascock County Family Connection Youth Survey, it was recorded that 55% of Glascock County youth report that beer and wine coolers are easy to get in our community (2013-2014). Let’s be the adults that change that statistic in Glascock County. Be the Wall is a positive social norms campaign asking adults to be the wall between teens and alcohol. Be on the lookout for our signs around town, as many local businesses have joined our campaign. If you are interested in joining our efforts or have questions about the campaign, call Jennifer Kelley, Youth Development Coordinator, at 706-598-0722.
Check out all the fun resources at www.bethewall.org!
Too Good for Drugs:
We believe teaching kids resistance skills, as well as life skills, is one of the best prevention measures we have available. During Youth Development, in the after school program, the elementary students are going through the Too Good for Drugs curriculum. As a part of the program, our kids are learning about decision making, goal setting, refusal strategies, and basic information about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The lessons involve fun workbook activities, games, and skits. Once the students have completed the program, they will be awarded a certificate for all their hard work!