Dublin City Schools receives $35,000 grant from Cardinal Health Foundation for Substance Use Prevention

The Dublin City Schools Substance Abuse Prevention Program has received a $35,000 grant from Cardinal Health in support of substance use prevention. 

Dublin City Schools uses a multi-tiered model and a variety of educational tools to share substance use prevention educational messages with students. Generation Rx and the HOPE Curriculum are the two foundational sources of curriculums that are used within the classroom setting. The multi-tiered model of prevention and intervention services provides a clear and consistent no use message for the students, staff and parents of Dublin City Schools in order to delay the onset of initial substance use.

As a result of this grant funding, the Dublin Schools Substance Abuse Prevention Program partnering with Youth to Youth International and Union County Drug Free Coalition, will train a core group of 40-60 diverse high school students from Dublin Teen Institute and Dublin ACT Youth Council, (grades 10-12) representing all three high schools. This group of leaders will be provided the following evidenced based education skills: how to be youth-led peer leaders, facilitation and public speaking skills, prevention strategies and skills regarding overall substance risks, misuse and abuse prevention including medication safety, available school resources and support. 

“I am so honored to have Dublin Schools be selected for this grant for prescription drug misuse prevention and education for our most valuable resource, our youth,” said GeorgiAnn Diniaco District Drug & Alcohol Counselor. “I promise to continue to do all we can to make an impact on our youth, families staff and community.”

This grant will provide opportunities to our students, coaches/advisors, and parents with the tools and skills to arm themselves with the resources and knowledge regarding overall substance misuse and abuse prevention including medication safety.

The Cardinal Foundation has engaged experts with The Ohio State University to provide additional support to all grantees in the 2018-2019 Generation Rx Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Education grant program. The Community and Youth Collaborative Institute (CAYCI), within the College of Social Work, will be leading the grant program evaluation and The College of Pharmacy will lead grant technical assistance and learning collaborative. The Cardinal Health Foundation also supports the learning and successful implementation of effective youth-led prevention and has engaged Youth to Youth International to provide additional support and subject matter expertise.

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