SLV Mental Health Center Prevention Programming
SLV Community Mental Health is committed to offering a comprehensive array of effective services including prevention, intervention programs to mental health, addiction treatment services and judicial and offender services.
Prevention services in the Mental Health Center cover suicide prevention, early childhood education, substance abuse prevention, violence prevention and community coalition work with the goal of increasing the health and wellness of the San Luis Valley families and communities.
Prevention Programming - (Youth/family Centered)
Mi Animo Prevention is a community-based prevention program that works throughout the San Luis Valley with the various communities, schools, social service agencies, juvenile justice, parents and youth to provide evidence-based prevention strategies to improve the health and wellness of our families and communities.
The programs are designed to increase the health of our families and communities and increase positive outcomes for our youth. We measure positive changes in increases in school grades, attendance, self-esteem, legal disciplinary/legal issues, family communication and substance use/abuse.
Some of the strategies include:
- After-school tutoring and community service activities
- Summer programming
- Family Activities
- Alternative Activities
- CASASTART Programming in six school districts
- One on one Mentoring, Group Mentoring
- Violence Prevention programming
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness Education
- Suicide Prevention Community Education
- Adolescent Substance Abuse Intervention
The mission of the San Luis Valley Prevention Coalition - Alamosa County is:
“to develop a strong, sustainable, and effective prevention system in the San Luis Valley; to promote overall health and wellness for youth, individuals, families, and communities, and to comprehensively address prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Alamosa County.”
SLV Prevention Coalition partners with youth, parents, schools, cities, counties and community organizations to bring needed people to the table, to develop solutions and help secure resources to address emerging community issues and concerns. The coalition is currently working to prevent underage drinking, substance abuse, child abuse and violence and their consequences through public education, youth leadership, public policy and environmental strategy initiatives, resource development and collaboration.
For more information on our programming please call 587-5622.