Prevention Services

Youth

Weber Human Services Prevention Department provides avenues to partner and support evidence based programs. We also have connections to teach communication skills, conflict resolution skills, stress management skills, drug and alcohol information, and decision making.

Prevention and youth

 

Programs

Learning 2 BREATHE:

A mindfulness-based curriculum for adolescents created for classroom or group settings.  This curriculum is intended to strengthen attention and emotion regulation, cultivate wholesome emotions like gratitude and compassion, expand the repertoire of stress \management skills, and help participants integrate mindfulness into daily life. Each lesson includes age-appropriate discussion, activities, and opportunities to practice mindfulness in a group setting. 

 

For more information or to register contact Samantha Tilton – samanthat@weberhs.org

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Parent & Teen Alternative Program

A FREE six session program for adolescents and their parents.  This is an indicated prevention class for those who have begun experimenting with substances. We teach communication skills, conflict resolution skills, stress management skills, drug and alcohol information, and decision making. 

 

For more information contact Samantha Tilton - samanthat@weberhs.org

Big Brother Big Sisters

We partner with and support the evidenced based Big Brother Big Sisters program in Weber County.  The Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) program matches adult volunteer mentors with an at-risk child, with the expectation that a caring and supportive relationship will develop. Mentors are expected to meet with the child at least 3-5 hours per week for a period of 12 months or longer.

 

For more information contact Samantha Tilton - samanthat@weberhs.org or http://bbbsu.org/

Growing Up Strong (Gus & Gussie)

We train elementary school counselors or other youth serving organizations in our 10 week program for first grade students.  This program is designed for those first graders who are struggling either academically, emotionally, behaviorally and/or socially.  The class teaches them life skills such as, self-esteem, making friends, resisting peer pressure, managing feelings, coping skills, anger management, personal safety, and working together.

 

For more information contact Samantha Tilton - samanthat@weberhs.org

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Prevention Dimensions

We train school personnel or other youth serving organizations in the FREE evidenced based Utah K-12 Safe & Drug-Free Schools Program. The mission of PD is to give students a strong foundation of effective violence and substance use prevention skills.  PD teacher training develop teacher skills to teach proven prevention strategies, impart knowledge and skills, and help maintain positive prevention attitude in the classroom.

 

For more information contact Samantha Tilton - samanthat@weberhs.org

Second Step

In partnership with Weber School District the evidenced based Second Step program is provided in every elementary in the Weber School District for FREE. Social-emotional skills—like math skills—build on each other. Our universal, classroom-based program is designed to teach children how to understand and manage their emotions, control their reactions, be aware of others’ feelings, and have the skills to problem-solve and make responsible decisions. Each grade-level kit includes easy-to-teach, short weekly lessons, engaging songs and games, and daily activities and take-home materials to reinforce learning.

 

For more information contact Samantha Tilton - samanthat@weberhs.org

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Education Presentations

FREE presentations available on a variety of health subjects. Available to schools, businesses, community, etc. Topics include:

Alcohol Poisoning

Help students understand the facts and dangers of binge drinking and alcohol overdosing which could result in alcohol poisoning. (7th grade - Adult)

Anger Management

How to calm yourself down and take control of your anger, and how to effectively resolve conflicts without put downs or violence.  (7th grade - Adult)

Building Assets

Help students understand the components of bullying, and how to deal with and prevent bullying behavior.  It encompasses information on bullies, victims, bystanders and parent helps.            (Kindergarten - Adult)

Bullying

Help students understand the components of bullying, and how to deal with and prevent bullying behavior.  It encompasses information on bullies, victims, bystanders and parent helps.         (Kindergarten - Adult)

Communication

How to communicate effectively with others. (Kindergarten- Adult)

Decision Making

How to make good choices by looking at your needs, consequences and how others will be affected. (3rd grade - Adult).

Energy Drinks

Education on what the ingredients are in energy drinks as well as possible side effects and dangers of consuming energy drinks. (7th grade - Adult)

Goal Setting

How to set and reach long and short term goals. (3rd grade - Adult)

Media Literacy

Tricks the media uses to persuade people to buy their products/critical thinking skills.  How media impacts behavior, including violence, substance use, sexuality. (7thgrade - Adult)

Natural Highs

Positive, healthy things to do instead of drugs. (K-12th grades and Adults)

Refusal Skills

Peer pressure; “How to say no and keep your friends”. (1st grade - Adult)

Risk & Protective Factors

Identify what factors put a young person at risk for involvement in anti-social behaviors and what factors can offer protection. (9th grade - Adult)

Stress Management

Techniques to positively deal with stress. (2nd grade - Adult)

Substance Use & Pregnancy

Effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use during pregnancy with a special focus on Alcohol effects and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) (7th grade - Adult)

True Colors

Identify the personality style of yourself and others.  Identifies learning style, teaching style and helps to identify characteristics/behaviors and how to utilize this to better relate to others. (7th grade – Adult)

Wheel of Misfortune

An educational presentation that serves to inform youth about the risk associated with underage drinking (5th grade – Adult)

For more information contact Samantha Tilton - samanthat@weberhs.org

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Weber Human Services Prevention

237 26th Street

Ogden, UT 84401

www.weberhs.org/home Tel: (801) 625-3679

whsprevention@weberhs.org

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday  8:00AM – 5:00PM

Saturday - Sunday       Closed

 


Other Contact Numbers

Weber Human Services 24-7 Crisis Line: 801-625-3700 (Daytime Number and 24 Hour Crisis Line).

WEBER HUMAN SERVICES

237 26th Street

Ogden, UT 84401

PHONE: (801) 625-3700

(Daytime Number)

24hr Crisis: 1-800-273-8255

Senior/Aging Services: 801-625-3770
Northern Utah Autism Program: 801-394-5936
WHS Billing Office: 801-625-3609
WHS Records Office: 801-625-3831
UA Lab: 801-778-6820