Empowerment Through Prevention Education
When we started providing prevention services in 2015, it became clear that there is more to achieving Wellness than simply addressing Substance Use and the related risk factors. While amplifying protective factors and addressing risk factors is immensely important, we do also address other components of wellness.
Wellness presentations are for teens and adults.
Each individual’s path will be a bit different. Every aspect of wellness can affect a person’s life. Working toward all of them in one way or another is a great goal, because wellness relates directly to the quality of a person’s life. We provide presentations that revolve around wellness in the seven of the eight dimensions: emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, social, environmental, and spiritual. Financial is the last dimension of wellness- discussing just finances is something we have deemed out of our scope of work.
We also provide supplemental presentations and activities for educators tackling a new or difficult subject/topic.
Below we outlined a few areas of life/topics we've presented over before. This list is not meant to b exhaustive, but just to give you an idea of what we're capable of. We are happy to build presentations and activities as they align with our mission and vision of Hub City Outreach Center. If we can't do what you need, we will point you in the direction of who can!
- Wellness as it relates to: emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, social, environmental, and spiritual
- Discovery and integration of mental health promotion strategies
- Chemical Dependency and Family Roles
- Health, Stress and Goals
- Predisposition to addiction (aka understanding family genetics)
- Positive and negative thought loops
- Dreams and Goal setting
- Stereotypes and self-fulfilling prophecies
- Perspectives and reality
- Communication Skills
- Leadership Skills
- Myths and denials about substance use
- Behavior change
- Conflict resolution
- Social media/online identity importance and maintenance
- Personal boundaries and limitations
- Personality discovery, self Identity, self concept
Understanding emotions and how to deescalate yourself for good self management
Preventative maintenance (within ourselves)
Red flags when it comes to dating
Managing stress across a lifetime
Parenting after domestic violence
How to ask for help
How substances (alcohol and drugs) affect your decision making
Positive and negative consequences
- Education about HIV and TB, the risks of needle-sharing, the risks of transmission to sexual partners and infants, and steps that can be taken to ensure that HIV and TB transmission does not occur
- Effects of alcohol and other drug use on the fetus