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Heidi Appel
Spink Co Coalition Administrative Director     
1005 W 1st Street, Suite #2, Redfield, SD 57469


    Project Success (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is a national evidenced-based prevention program implemented in schools to provide a full range of substance abuse prevention services for students.

    Project SUCCESS program components:

    • The Prevention Education Series is an 8-session Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug prevention program conducted by the Project SUCCESS facilitator in the 7th & 9th grade classrooms.
    • Individual and group activities are conducted for new students, non-users, seniors, and at risk students.
    • Project SUCCESS includes parents as collaborative partners in prevention by sharing information through the Coalition newsletter and including them in SADD activities throughout the year.
    • Referral-Students who are identified as at-risk for substance use are assessed and referred to appropriate agencies or practitioners in the community.
    • School-wide awareness activities are conducted with student participation to influence attitudes and norms about substance use and related high-risk behaviors.

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Office Hours Mon - Fri 8:00-4:00

according to the Redfield School schedule and at other times by appointment

1005 W 1st Street, Suite #2
Redfield, SD 57469
605-472-4520 (school)
Classroom Curriculum - 7th and 9th grade

Topic 1 lessons 1 and 2 "What it's like to be a teenager."

Topic 2 lessons 3 and 4 "Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco"

Topic 3 lessons 5 and 6 "Being a child of a substance abusing parent (COSAP)

Topic 4 lessons 7 and 8 "Stress and Coping Skills"

Spink County SADD
Prevention Guidance
Prevention Guidance is available to students dealing with issues related to substance abuse. This could relate to a student struggling with their own substance use or needing help coping with substance abuse within their family or friends. If the issue advances beyond what the counselor can provide the student will be referred for more advanced services at their own expense.
Newcomers Transition
New students are greeted by the Project SUCCESS facilitator and encouraged to meet with the Project SUCCESS facilitator to help them through the transition of attending a new school. Topics of discussion are adaptations to this new community (friends, school, family), community and school resources, perception of risk of harm and attitudes towards use. The emphasis is on helping students form connections and adapt to being in a new school; decreasing the chance they will start using alcohol or other drugs to deal with the stress and decreasing the likelihood they will join groups that use substances to gain acceptance.
Senior Transition
The emphasis for this is on preventing students from increasing their use of alcohol or other drugs to deal with senior stressors including anticipatory stress related to starting college, the military, or a new job. These discussions will help seniors to examine their current attitudes, behaviors, and feelings about substance use and how this will impact their next life phase, and to identify possible family issues that could contribute to their stress such as family substance use.
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
SADD’s mission is “To provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.” SADD is an inclusive, not an exclusive, organization. SADD recognizes that the pressures on young people to drink, use drugs, and engage in other unhealthy behaviors are strong and, on occasion, may be difficult to resist. SADD informs, educates, supports, and empowers young people to make positive decisions in their lives.

SADD meetings and fun and educational activities are planned by SADD students. Attendance at leadership trainings and conferences is also encouraged.
Non-Users Support
Non-user support provides reinforcement for students to reduce isolation, provide socialization, and encourage an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle. Students are given tools for resistance and social skills.

Reality Check and TATU
Reality Check and TATU are peer helper programs that place trained teams of students in elementary classrooms to teach them about making healthy decisions. Some of the topics discussed are peer pressure, media influence, self-image, and friendships.
Resource for Parents
Raising awareness and empowering parents by enhancing parenting skills and providing group support to implement those skills is essential to decreasing youth substance use. Many resources are available from the Project SUCCESS facilitator. Parenting classes

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