Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention
Pursuant to TEC §38.351 Section (b) and Sub-section (c-3) each school district may select programs related to this area of mental health promotion and intervention, substance abuse prevention and intervention, and suicide prevention for appropriate implementation in the district. Substance abuse prevention involves helping individuals develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to prevent substance abuse. Resources related to this component of school mental health are intended to foster protective factors, such as school connectedness and positive peer relationships, which can help students avoid engaging in risky behaviors and help students learn skills important to promoting healthy choices, such as decision making, goal setting, self-management, and bystander intervention. Intervention resources are intended to support students and their families to enhance or maintain their treatment and recovery from substance misuse.
To view resources on this component of school mental health you can visit the new Texas School Mental Health Website for the Mental and Behavioral Health Recommended Evidence-Based Programs and Research-Based Practices Repository. This repository is updated as resources are reviewed and approved.
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Julie Wayman, Mental/Behavioral Health Director
Tammy Genke, Project A.W.A.R.E State Coordinator
Ashton Millet, Education & Program Specialist- Project A.W.A.R.E