SCPC Drug Free Communities Grant
What is the Scott County Prevention Coalition Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grant?
The Drug Free Communities (DFC) Program mobilizes communities to prevent and reduce substance use among youth with the help of the community and coalition.
The program drives community leaders to identify and respond to the top drug problems unique to their community and change local community environmental conditions tied to substance use.
Who are we?
The Scott County Prevention Coalition (SCPC) represents more than twelve different sectors within the community, including: business, civic/volunteer organizations, health care, government, law enforcement, media, other substance abuse organizations, parents, religious organizations, school, youth, and youth-serving organizations. The Coalition is dedicated to preventing tobacco use, underage drinking, marijuana, and prescription drug abuse in Scott County. We believe that local problems need local solutions, and that we need the entire community on board; this is not solely the responsibility of parents or schools, but of the entire community.
The DFC program goals are to:
- Establish and strengthen collaboration
- Reduce substance use among youth
Our Mission: Scott County Prevention Coalition (SCPC) is a diverse partnership dedicated to engaging and mobilizing the community to reduce and prevent youth and adult substance abuse for a sustainable and healthy community.
Our Vision: Inspiring community change to create a culture of wellness and eliminate substance abuse.
Find Naloxone Near You
- Find Naloxone near you using Know the Danger's Naloxone Finder
Free Naloxone Training with Steve Rummler Hope Network
Our trainings cover a number of topics including:
- A brief history of the opioid crisis and SRHN
- Current data on opioid overdoses (local and national)
- Basic naloxone pharmacology
- How to recognize opioid overdose symptoms
- How to administer IM and nasal naloxone
A full training runs approximately 60 minutes and can be provided in person or remotely as a Zoom webinar. All attendees can receive their own IM naloxone kit and a certificate of completion.
Supporting Positive Youth Development
We encourage families to talk with children and teens about substance use and misuse. Check out these ideas for starting - or continuing - the conversation:
- Family Dinner Toolkit
- Conversation Starters
- Talk. They Hear You. Campaign
- Talk Early, Talk Often Guide for Parents
Learning Tools for Parents
- Drug and Alcohol Impacts on Youth: What Caregivers Need to Know-Mayo Clinic
- Hidden in Plain Site virtual simulator
- Scott County Social Host Ordinance
- Minnesota Recovery Connection - offers peer recovery support resources that are free and confidential.
- My Life My Quit (Vaping for teens)
- Quit Partner (Tobacco)
- NAMI (Mental Health)
- Alcoholics Anonymous (Alcohol)
- Narcotics Anonymous (Other drugs)
Books related to substance use, addiction and mental health
Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before by Dr. Julie Smith
Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addition by Judith Grisel
Understanding Addiction: Know Science, No Stigma by Dr. Charles Smith
Timbi Talks About Addiction: Helping Children Cope with a Parent's Addiction by Trish Healy Luna