Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Prevention Resource Center Hotline

Address: 2800 Montvale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704

Phone: 217-793-7353 / Springfield Toll-free: 1 (800) 252-8951

e-mail: General: ask@prevention.org / Library: library@prevention.org

Web Site URL: www.prevention.org

Counties

  • Bureau
  • Carroll
  • Lee
  • Ogle
  • Whiteside
  • Other (See Remarks)

Purpose:

Prevention is a proactive process of advocacy, education and guidance that promotes the well-being of individuals and society by creating an environment that promotes healthy behaviors and lifestyles to help people meet the challenges and transitions of life. The mission is to provide statewide leadership in promoting healthy, drug-free communities. Prevention believes that by effectively preventing children and teenagers from ever trying or using alcohol, tobacco or other drugs could help reduce violence, teen pregnancy, high school drop out rates, HIV/AIDS infection and many other related issues. Prevention is there to educate and train leaders who want to help prevent alcoholism, drugs, domestic violence, and other related issues and promote a better lifestyle for the next generation.

Remarks:

Prevention services are available to all of Illinois. Business hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Prevention First provides preventionists, social workers, educators, human-resource managers, youth-service providers, faith leaders and other professionals training in the skills and knowledge they need to successfully prevent substance abuse and related issues in their communities. The workshops help professionals create models and strategies for effective prevention. The Prevention First lending library houses thousands of books, videos, program materials, and more. Materials can be shipped free of charge. Student Assistance Program services are designed to reduce risk factors while building protective factors and developing assets. Student Assistance Programs utilize both individual strategies for identified students and environmental approaches to improve the educational opportunities for all students and educators.

Services Provided

  • Addictions (gambling/cutting/drugs/alcohol)

If this information is out-of-date or incorrect, please email any changes to servicesdirectory@svcc.edu.