Regional Prevention Center

The Regional Prevention Center provides prevention and education services as well as providing resources for Four Rivers Behavioral Health staff and for the nine counties we serve. The RPC provides information and advice on effective prevention programs and strategies and how to tailor them to individual situations. The RPC provides multifaceted prevention and intervention programs targeting specific needs related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug behavior and choices for youth and their parents.

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Community Development

Prevention Specialists assist community residents, leaders, and groups in coming together to discuss their community’s strengths and needs and to develop a comprehensive prevention plan.

Consultation and Technical Assistance

The RPC provides information and advice on effective prevention programs and strategies and how to tailor them to individual situations. Technical assistance is currently provided to ASAPs (Agencies for Substance Abuse Policy) as well as to other area coalitions and organizations as they plan and implement youth led and community activities.

Training and Education

Prevention Specialists can train individuals and groups, such as parents, school systems, churches, civic organizations, youth groups, and others as requested who will subsequently affect or train others. They can also provide education to the general public on a variety of subjects for example; suicide and internet/media safety. Prenatal consumers are provided education on fetal alcohol syndrome, parenting, child development, and parent support. The RPC advocates for evidence-based programs in the community and curriculums in the schools (Evidence Based Curriculum Registries PDF). Prevention Specialists also provide brief educational trainings for youth on ATOD.

Public Information

Prevention Specialists work with local media to publicize prevention efforts and get accurate and helpful information to the public.

KY-Moms Maternal Assistance Toward Recovery

A program developed to help soon-to-be and recent mothers reduce harm to themselves and their children that comes from maternal substance use or use by a partner/family member during and after pregnancy. KY-Moms helps you find the resources you need to ensure the health of your baby. Program staff provide a caring, non-judgmental environment that gives mother ongoing support during pregnancy and post-partum. KY-Moms offers prenatal education and early intervention to improve a mother’s emotional, social, and physical well-being. KY-Moms also offers Case Management Services for high-risk mothers to help them locate the resources they need to insure the health of themselves and their newborn.

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The Dinner Table Project

A Program for Families to Eat Together, Have Fun, and Grow Closer through Communication – The Dinner Table Project started in 2014 to encourage families to sit down, turn the TV, iPads, phones and other electronic devices off and talk at least 3 or 4 times a week. Each month a newsletter comes out with recipes, talking points, games and other ideas to help parents and caregivers make this project a reality in their home. Also, each month, we will introduce 3-4 “developmental assets” for you to think and talk to your children about. Please visit our website to learn more!

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“Talk. They Hear You.”

“Talk. They Hear You.” is the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) underage drinking prevention campaign that helps parents and caregivers start talking to their children early about the dangers of alcohol. Read More…

Drug Abuse Policy

Prevention Specialists look at local government and school policies regarding drug and alcohol use and work to strengthen those policies to improve health and reduce misuse in our schools and communities.

Grant Writing/Fiscal Agent

The RPC is always seeking additional funding for substance and alcohol abuse and suicide prevention education. Prevention Specialists assist local coalitions and agencies with grant writing and is the fiscal agent for several grants.

Create an Action Plan

As a Parent, dealing with Underage drinking can be challenging. Whether you’ve started talking to your child or not, your personalized action plan can help make the conversation easier today-and in the future.

Website Resources

Kentucky’s Alcohol Prevention Enhancement Site


Kentucky’s Alcohol Prevention Enhancement Site


Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


National Institute on Drugs (NIDA)
for Teens


National Institute on Drugs


Suicide Prevention Consortium
Of Kentucky


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Emergency crisis intervention line at 800.592.3980.

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