Prevention

Trained prevention specialists’ work with schools, parents, community coalitions, teens, youth and churches.

Shannon Sell
P.O. Box 1209
110 North Bailey
North Platte, NE 69103
308-534-6029 ext. 208
shannonsell@r2hs.com

Region II Mini Grants
  • Grants must be used to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse, including underage drinking; reduce substance abuse related problems in communities, & build coalition capacity to continue addressing these problems.
Community Coalitions/Groups
  • Provide technical assistance, training, and resource development to community coalitions.
  • Funded Coalitions include: Community Connections, Ogallala Public Library and work with the Ogallala Youth Committee, Rooted in Relationships in Dawson Co., and Keith County
Youth Education Programs
  • All Stars
  • Assets
  • Halo
Mental Health First Aid
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid – is a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course is ideal for first responders, teachers, and students, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid – is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. This is an 8-hour course primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people
  • Mental Health First Aid for Veterans & their families - While military service often fosters resilience in individuals and families, some service members may experience mental health or substance use challenges. Thirty percent of active duty and reserve military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have a mental health condition requiring treatment – approximately 730,000 men and women, with many experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression. Sadly, less than 50 percent of returning veterans in need receive any mental health treatment. The Veterans Administration reports that approximately 22 veterans die by suicide every day. Mental Health First Aid is a valuable resource that can make a difference in the lives of the more than 22 million veterans, their families, and the communities they live in.
Suicide Prevention Grant
  • QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) QPR gatekeeper training takes just 1.5-2hours and is taught in a format that is clear and concise. Gatekeepers are given information that is easy to understand and reinforced by a QPR booklet and card complete with warning signs, methods to encourage a person to get help and a list of resources available in your community.
  • AMSR training to Behavioral Health Professionals
Parenting Classes
  • Circle of Security
  • Common Sense Parenting
Drug, Alcohol Education
  • Prime for Life (Drug and Alcohol Education)
  • All of the educational classes and upcoming training events can be found in our bulletin.

Trained prevention specialists’ work with schools, parents, community coalitions, teens, youth and churches.

Shannon Sell
P.O. Box 1209
110 North Bailey
North Platte, NE 69103
308-534-6029 ext. 152
shannonsell@r2hs.com

Region II Mini Grants
  • Grants must be used to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse, including underage drinking; reduce substance abuse related problems in communities, & build coalition capacity to continue addressing these problems.
Community Coalitions/Groups
  • Provide technical assistance, training, and resource development to community coalitions.
  • Funded Coalitions include: Community Connections, Ogallala Public Library and work with the Ogallala Youth Committee, Rooted in Relationships in Dawson Co., and Keith County
Youth Education Programs
  • All Stars
  • Assets
  • Halo
Mental Health First Aid
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid – is a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course is ideal for first responders, teachers, and students, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid – is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. This is an 8-hour course primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people
  • Mental Health First Aid for Veterans & their families - While military service often fosters resilience in individuals and families, some service members may experience mental health or substance use challenges. Thirty percent of active duty and reserve military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have a mental health condition requiring treatment – approximately 730,000 men and women, with many experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression. Sadly, less than 50 percent of returning veterans in need receive any mental health treatment. The Veterans Administration reports that approximately 22 veterans die by suicide every day. Mental Health First Aid is a valuable resource that can make a difference in the lives of the more than 22 million veterans, their families, and the communities they live in.
Suicide Prevention Grant
  • QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) QPR gatekeeper training takes just 1.5-2hours and is taught in a format that is clear and concise. Gatekeepers are given information that is easy to understand and reinforced by a QPR booklet and card complete with warning signs, methods to encourage a person to get help and a list of resources available in your community.
  • AMSR training to Behavioral Health Professionals
Parenting Classes
  • Circle of Security
  • Common Sense Parenting
Drug, Alcohol Education
  • Prime for Life (Drug and Alcohol Education)
  • All of the educational classes and upcoming training events can be found in our bulletin.