In partnership with Franklin County Public Health, the ESC of Central OH was awarded a three-year CDC OD2A grant to pilot the Substance Abuse Family Education (SAFE) program. SAFE is an evidence-based, prevention-intervention program that helps teens and adults examine and gently challenge their choices, beliefs and attitudes that can directly contribute to high-risk alcohol and drug use. The ESCCO offers a variety of models which will allow districts to implement of have students participate in the SAFE program. SAFE workshops use the Prime for Life® model, which is based on 28 years of research to effectively interrupt the progression of the use of alcohol or drugs. The Prime for Life curriculum is based on objective, documented research and not on opinion, exaggerations or scare tactics. This 30-minute information session will present an overview of the program and options districts have for training and use of SAFE for the 2021-2022 school year. Questions? Contact Robb.Gonda@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.