The mission of LifeSkills Regional Prevention Center (RPC) is to provide professional assistance to communities in the Barren River Region (Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren) in the planning and implementation of activities aimed at preventing substance abuse.
Assist community residents, leaders and groups in coming together to discuss their community’s strengths and needs and to develop a comprehensive prevention plan.
Consultation and Technical Assistance
Provide information and advice on effective prevention programs and strategies and how to tailor them to individual situations.
Provide multifaceted prevention to target specific needs related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug behavior and choices for youth and their parents. The mission is to help youth and their families to learn about risks and consequences associated with alcohol and other drug use.
Assist with obtaining materials that provides a variety of information about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Training and Education
Provide interactive training for adults and youth on how to implement prevention strategies. Train individuals and groups who will subsequently affect or train others.
Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)
The staff of the RPC provides technical assistance and consultation to individuals and community groups about the SPF process in order to address substance abuse issues. The SPF is a 5 step process focusing on a public health approach that is data driven and outcome based. In addition to the 5 steps, sustainability to continue outcomes and cultural competence in order to eliminate disparities among the populations are also part of the process to be addressed at each step.
Kentucky Moms MATR (formerly Kids Now Plus)
The Kentucky Moms MATR (KMM) team works with all pregnant and up to 60 days postpartum mothers in Kentucky to ensure moms have healthy babies while supporting them along the way. The services include: Healthy Baby Workshops, individual classes, referrals to community resources, case management services, crisis intervention, and more. They also help support and guide moms, who are experiencing substance use problems, into treatment and recovery programs.
Early Childhood Consultant
The Early Childhood Consultant (ECC) offers services and support to all pregnant and parenting moms with children ages 0-5 years old. The ECC provides educational classes and connects mothers, children and community partners to services and resources that focus on improving their overall quality of life. Additional support is available for mothers who may be at risk of developing or are struggling with a substance use disorder.