This program provides alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention education and intervention services to students. School counselors and social workers at all Kenosha Unified schools are available to support this program.
Referral, Screening and Support
- Referral of students who are suspected of using or who have concerns about their use or a friend/loved one's use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
- Self-referral is encouraged.
- Referral of students who violate the district alcohol, tobacco and other drug policies
- Screening and individual counseling
- Support to help students address chemical abuse
- Parent and community agency communication to address concerns
Prevention and Intervention Education
Prevention education takes place in schools by classroom health teachers, counselors and social workers.
- Middle schools utilize Project Alert and Ripple Effects
- High schools utilize health courses in grade 10
High schools have counselors trained in Prime for Life. Prime for Life is an evidence-based motivational prevention, intervention and pretreatment program specifically designed for people who may be making high-risk choices. This four week program is specifically used for students who have violated the district policies regarding alcohol and other drug abuse.
Learn more about the PRIME for Life national program.