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Hispanic Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

Greene County, Parenting for Prevention of Drug Use, 2002-2003
Greene County, Parenting for Prevention of Drug Use provides a substance abuse prevention component to the Lucy Hart Hill Family Literacy program. The adult and children students are typically from low-income, immigrant Hispanic or African-American families. To enhance the program, pre-school teachers will use "literacy bags" containing books that address social responsibility, taking care of one's body, how to make the right choice and self-esteem. These bags will also be introduced to the parents during parenting sessions, parent/child interaction time and/or during home visits in an effort to teach the parents the value of family bonding. In addition, the fathers who attend the weekly/evening ESL classes will be introduced to the literacy bags and read the Spanish version of "Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents." Project Coordinator: Lou Anne Shackelford, Greene County Lucy Hart Hill Family Literacy 602 West Harper Street, Snow Hill, NC 28580, Phone: 252-747-4300.

Vance, Granville, Franklin, Warren Counties, Living Well (Para Vivir) Family Resource Center, 2002-2003
Vance, Granville, Franklin, Warren Counties, Living Well (Para Vivir) Family Resource Center, a project of V.G.F.W. Area Mental Health, targeting the increasing Spanish speaking population, provides information on resource centers dealing with substance abuse prevention/education, parenting and health issues. In addition, the Granville Elementary schools' ESL Staff will facilitate 4 workshops on substance abuse education and prevention, parenting/family skills development, community family resources and health and nutrition. This is an effort to build stronger, more resilient families and to remove some of the barriers that limit this population's ability to incorporate more healthy lifestyles in their lives. Project Coordinator: Anne Williams, V.G.F.W. Area Mental Health 134 S. Garnett Street, Henderson, NC 27536, Phone: 252-430-1330 Ext 258, Funded: $1,900.

Vance, Granville, Franklin, Warren Counties, Living Well (Para Vivir) Family Resource Center, 2001-2002
Vance, Granville, Franklin, Warren Counties, Living Well (Para Vivir) Family Resource Center, a project of V.G.F.W. Area Mental Health, targeting the increasing Spanish speaking population, provides ongoing substance abuse prevention/education information, parenting and health information. The collaborative effort of several agencies will be conducted in Family Resource Centers at three local elementary schools. The goal of the project is to engage this population in strengthening relationships between the various helping agencies and the Hispanic residents. This is an effort to build stronger, more resilient families by building a bridge of support to remove some of the alienation and foster the conveyance of information to create more healthy lifestyles within this population. Project Coordinator: Anne Williams, V.G.F.W. Area Mental Health. 134 S. Garnett Street, Henderson, NC 27536, Phone: 252-430-1330 Ext 258, Funded: $2,000.