A majority of adolescents credit their parents for the decision not to use illegal substances. Likewise, teachers and other authority figures can have a similar influence on youth and their decision-making.
The HOPE curriculum is a series of lessons, assessments and learning materials designed to be part of a larger substance abuse prevention unit within a school’s health education curriculum.
This intervention teaches self-regulation in young people with dramatic effects on behavior, academics, and even long-term outcomes such as preventing mental health and addiction disorders.
are open to researchers and graduate students from Ohio colleges, universities and other for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Ohio legislation requires each state institution of higher education to provide incoming students with information about mental health topics, including available depression and suicide prevention resources. A website supports public colleges and universities in compliance.
Residency and Training funds allocated to universities are used primarily to enable faculty to provide on-site public behavioral health training in a variety of community and hospital settings.