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K-12 Prevention Education Initiative

Prevention grants are available for grades K-12 for schools in Summit County.



K-12 Prevention Education Initiative Data Portal 

Find information about Prevention Foundations and Definitions, Background and Instructions, Self-Assessment Tool. Prevention Education Plan of Action, Prevention Implementation Report, and PDF versions of tools and documents.

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Resources including Program Examples, Prevention Services Guidance, Letter of Intent, Allocations Guidance, Sample Agreement for Self-Assessment, and Frequently Asked Questions can be accessed through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The following list includes some additional webinars and documents

K-12 Prevention Education Funding Informational Overview Webinar (recorded from November 19, 2019) This webinar gives an overview of the prevention funding including background, process, funding, and next steps.

K-12 Prevention Education Initiative Self-Assessment Tool What You Need to Know Webinar (recorded from December 13, 2019)  This webinar provides an in-depth look at the Self-Assessment Tool that will assist Ohio school districts with identifying their current strengths and capacities related to quality social, emotional and behavioral health programming within the school environment.

K-12 Prevention Webinar Attachments and Other Documents Follow this link to find Tools and Templates PDFs, Best Practice Framework and Guidance, FAQs and Funding Information, and the Self-Assessment Tool.


Certified Prevention Agencies These agencies have been certified to provide programs and services to schools in Summit County. Use this information to choose a provider based on your individual school's needs.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey - This survey examines the youth population so prevention strategies can be implemented based on real data collected.

Evidence Based Practice Resources

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development Program Search

ODE’s Evidence-Based Clearinghouse

OJJDP Model Programs Guide

SAMHSA’s Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center (searchable resources)

Summit County K-12 Prevention Education Initiative Partners:

Kristin Fazio, Director of Student Services Department, Summit Educational Service Center

Janice Houchins, Director, Summit County Family and Children First Council

Beth Kuckuck, Children’s Program Coordinator, Summit County ADM Board

Kim Patton, Addiction, Prevention & Training Coordinator, Summit County ADM Board

Heidi Kerchinski, Educational Consultant, State Support Team, Region 8

Derran Wimer, Executive Director, Summit Education Initiative

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