Elkader, IA | phone 563-245-1546

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An interactive program to prevent alcohol, drug and tobacco use, violence, and premature sexual activity among middle school youth. The All Stars program focuses on five strategies that research says will decrease young people's chances of being involved in these behaviors.

Draw the Line/ Respect the Line

An educational / motivational program for community adolescent pregnancy prevention which encourages young men and women (ages 12-16) to accept shared responsibility for pregnancy prevention. The program illustrates the consequences of premature and unprotected sexual activity, motivating youth to make responsible decisions about sexual behavior; examine the high cost of parenting and think twice about the realities of teen parenthood. Taught in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Includes setting personal limits and building skills to avoid risky behaviors and make healthy decisions when dealing with peer pressure.

Coalition Building

Technical assistance and resources for community coalitions in developing an organizational framework that involves individuals, groups and organizations working together to build strengths and reduce risks in their communities. People learn how to assess and prioritize needs and create positive changes within the community.

Drug Free Workplace

"Creating a Drug-Free Iowa Workplace" is an educational program offered to businesses and agencies in Clayton County, Iowa. We provide technical assistance and resources to businesses who wish to create or update policies related to substance abuse; as well as informational presentations regarding substance and effects.

IowaMastheadTobacco Education

Promotion and implementation of tobacco prevention presentations in all school districts in Clayton County, Iowa. Encourage and engage high school students in tobacco control activities. We promote and encourage tobacco free campuses and public environments. Education on health risks of tobacco use and promotion of smoke-free workplaces. We also promote use of Quitline Iowa.

Evidence based presentations:
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Prescription Medications
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Skill building

    Training of middle school and high school youth in communication skills and conflict management. Participants learn to communicate more effectively with their peers, friends, and family with emphasis on being a better listener. Strategies are taught with a hands-on approach, along with discussion of topics of concern chosen by the youth themselves.