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.
Community Development. 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.
Early Intervention Services. Provide multifaceted prevention and intervention 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.
Public Information. Work with local media to publicize prevention efforts and get accurate and helpful information to the public.
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
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 (KMM) helps expectant moms in Kentucky receive services and be supported in their desire to deliver healthy babies. Services include: baby workshops, referrals to prenatal and well-baby care, assistance with drug or alcohol problems, case management, crisis intervention, and information about other available community services.
The Prevention Center can assist with obtaining materials that provides a variety of information about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.