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.  

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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:

  1. Establish and strengthen collaboration 
  2. 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.

  1. Youth
  2. Parents
  3. Schools
  4. Data
  5. Naloxone Training
  6. Support

Truth Initiative - The Truth Initiative gives young people the facts about smoking, vaping, nicotine and the tobacco industry, engages individuals and groups to make change in their communities, innovates ways to end nicotine addiction and join forces with collaborators committed to a future where tobacco and nicotine addiction are a thing of the past. 

Natural High - Natural High inspires and empowers youth to find their natural high and develop the skills and courage to live life well.

Know the Truth Prevention Program - The Know the Truth™ Prevention Program provides evidence-based prevention education tailored to the specific needs of each school. They inform the younger generation about the choices they have to fight against substance use, and to power through stereotypes and invest in their future.

Change to Chill -Allina Health’s Change to Chill is a free, award-winning, mental well-being interactive website tailored to both teens and the adults who work with them. 

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