The Regional Prevention Center of East Central Kansas acts
as a catalyst to reinforce messages that promote positive
behaviors for youth and adults and encourages all
individuals to lead a healthy and productive life. The RPC gathers community resources to reduce levels of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, violence, juvenile delinquency and school dropout rates.
The RPC encourages the involvement of all community members to promote positive role models, teach resistance concepts, develop healthy life skills and provide positive alternatives & choices.
The primary service of the RPC is to assist community groups, social service agencies, parents, businesses, churches and school personnel in developing coalitions, which focus on reducing the risk of problem behaviors and develop protective factors for individuals, families, schools and communities.
The RPC's initiatives, funded by the Kansas Department for
Aging and Disability Services, are prevention science based.
The RPC supports research-based practices, data-driven processes and outcomes-based planning and evaluation.
We have been in existence for nearly 14 years and concentrate specifically on three statewide outcomes:
- Reduce the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs by youth.
- Increase the age at which children try illegal substances for the first time.
- Increase the perception of risk and harm with the use of illegal substances.
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