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Prevention Programming

Prevention Programming seeks to provide districtwide comprehensive, evidence based, drug and violence prevention programming (K-12) in order to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors in children and youth.

Overview

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RISD Prevention Programming seeks to provide districtwide comprehensive, evidence based, drug and violence prevention programming (K-12) in order to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors in children and youth.  Focus areas of prevention include: bullying/cyberbullying, youth violence, drug use/abuse, dating violence, human trafficking and other non-academic barriers to student success.

The Prevention Framework includes the following strategies:

  • Build and strengthen life skills
  • Connect students to caring adults and activities: provide opportunities to interact with prosocial and non-violent peers
  • Intervene to lessen harm and prevent future risks
  • Promote positive learning environments

The goals of the Prevention Programming are to:

  • Prevent tobacco, alcohol and other drug use through education
  • Promote healthy and safe life choices
  • Teach and model conflict management skills
  • Develop community partnerships
  • Provide a referral and support system

We help to coordinate services such as:

  • Early intervention and prevention for students through education
  • Drug and violence prevention programs for students, parents and community
  • Anti-bullying education/training
  • Teacher/staff in-service
  • School counselor and Intervention Counselor consultation
  • Support groups
  • Prevention education in classroom presentations
  • Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Week Coordination
  • Prevention Resources and Referrals for Students and Parents
  • Training components

Some special tips for parents

  • Start talking to children early
  • Pay attention to their environment
  • Be involved in their activities
  • Set clear rules, boundaries and consequences

Contact Us

Suzanne Tsatsoulas

Director of Prevention Programming
suzanne.tsatsoulas@risd.org
469-593-0800

Desiree Cantu

Desiree Cantu

Executive Assistant
desiree.cantu@risd.org
469-593-0334

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Phone Number

469-593-7500

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Address

701 W. Belt Line Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080

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