Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a 12-hour course that teaches people how to give first aid to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis situation and/or who are in the early stages of a mental health disorder. The aid provided is not a substitute for professional help, but may help in stabilizing the person until appropriate professional or other assistance (including peer and family support) can be engaged.
Contact: Dane Libart (405) 522-1426
The goal of OPI is to intervene effectively and early to prevent and reduce the risks for children associated with parental methamphetamine and/or other substance abuse.
Contact: Elicia Berryhill (405) 522-0077
The Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) is a statewide survey administered by ODMHSAS to students in grades 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th during even-numbered Spring semesters. The survey measures risk behaviors such as violence and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use than can result in injury and/or impede positive development among Oklahoma youth and also evaluates risk and protective factors, which are attitudes, behaviors, and opinions that research has shown to be highly correlated with these risk behaviors. Survey results are utilized in the planning of important prevention and intervention programs within schools and communities.
Contact: Stephanie U'Ren (918) 293-3508
The Prevention Resource Center is a clearinghouse for distribution of prevention, mental health, substance abuse printed materials to the citizens of Oklahoma.
Contact: Norma Janssen (405) 522-3810
This workgroup conducts a state level needs assessment for alcohol, tobacco, and other illicit drugs. The objective on the SEOW is to improve prevention assessment, planning, implementation, and monitoring efforts through the application of systematic and analytical thinking about the causes and consequences of substance use, misuse and abuse.
Contact: Jamie Piatt (405) 522-6785
The primary goal of Regional Prevention Coordinators (RPC) is to provide regional prevention services by engaging community members, local organizations, public agencies, youth and the media to change community conditions that contribute to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) related problems.
Contact: Stephanie U'ren (918) 293-3508
SBIRT, or Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for people with substance use disorders and people who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur.
Contact: Dane Libart (405) 522-1440
The State Prevention Enhancement Grant (SPE) seeks to strengthen and extend the implementation of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). The Oklahoma SPE project strives to further the State's interagency efforts, develop and deploy needed prevention system enhancements, address identified service gaps and policy needs, and build infrastructure at the State level that will lead to more efficient and effective resource utilization and impacts to substance abuse problems and related issues.
Contact: Young Onuorah (405) 522-0075
The Strategic Prevention Framework is built on a community-based risk and protective factors approach to prevention and a series of guiding principles that can be operationalized at the Federal, State/Tribal and community levels. Although the direct recipients of SPF SIG funds are States and federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations, SAMHSA envisions the SPF SIGs being implemented through partnerships between the States/Tribes and communities.
Contact: Jessica Hawkins (405) 522-5952
In accordance with Oklahoma law, the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) commission aids ODMHSAS in enforcing the Synar provisions. The goal of Synar is to reduce and maintain Oklahoma's number of successful illegal tobacco purchases by minors to less than 20 percent of attempted buys. Currently, Oklahoma's Synar non-compliance rate is 8.4%.
Contact: Lenae Clements (405) 522-8783
Governor's Task Force on the Prevention of Underage Drinking
The purpose of the Governor's Task Force on the Prevention of Underage Drinking is to monitor and implement the Comprehensive Plan and Recommendations for Underage Drinking Prevention. The Task Force also evaluates proposed legislation for the legislative session to reduce youth access to alcohol, make recommendations to the Governor's Office regarding this legislation and identify additional strategies to reduce and prevent underage access to alcohol.
Contact: Denotria Davis (405) 522-3619
Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (2M2L)
Targeting communities throughout the state, the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) project aims to decrease underage drinking and related social problems, decrease youth access to alcohol, increase community-level support for environmental change, and increase youth-driven prevention activities. The project's comprehensive plan includes law enforcement training and technical assistance, community mobilization, strategic partnership development, youth leadership development, interagency collaboration, and media advocacy. This project is also known as 2 Much 2 Lose (2M2L)
Contact: Leisa Woods-Davis (405) 522-2700
Under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act, ODMHSAS has initiated the Oklahoma Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative. ODMHSAS provided evidence-based youth suicide prevention programs (gatekeeper training and screening) throughout Oklahoma through local mental health prevention service providers, schools, youth-serving agencies, tribal governments, and colleges and universities.
Contact: David Harris (405) 522-3471