Programs & Strategies
As part of the SPF-SIG Grant process, Clay Counts Coalition identified factors that contribute to underage drinking in Clay County and chose research based programs to implement in Clay County:
- Project SUCCESS – Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students
- Saturation Patrol – a local law enforcement task force to target under age drinking
Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students)
Project SUCCESS is a research-based program that uses interventions that are effective in reducing risk factors and enhancing protective factors. Project SUCCESScounselors primarily work with adolescents individually and in small groups; conduct large group prevention/education discussions and programs, train and consult on prevention issues with alternative school staff; coordinate the substance abuse services and policies of the school and refer and follow-up with students and families needing substance abuse treatment or mental health services in the community. Project SUCCESS contains the following four program components:
- Prevention Education Series – An eight- session Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug prevention program conducted by the Project SUCCESS Counselor with small groups of students.
- Individual and Group Counseling – PROJECT SUCCESS Counselors conduct time limited individual sessions and/or group counseling at school to students following participation in the Prevention Education Series and an individual assessment. There are seven different counseling groups for students to participate in.
- Parent Programs – PROJECT SUCCESS includes parents as collaborative partners in prevention through parent education programs.
- Referral - Students and parents who require treatment, more intensive counseling, or other services are referred to appropriate agencies or practitioners in the community by their PROJECT SUCCESS counselors.