What is Coaches, Kids and Chemicals?
This one day event for coaches, athletes, and athletic department staff focuses on health and wellness, and addresses substance use/misuse issues facing today's student athletes.
Who should attend?
This event is for high school student athletes as well as coaches, athletic trainers, athletic directors and boosters.
How many students can I send from my school?
Each school can register a maximum of ten(10) students & (2) two adults.
Important - A waiver is required for all registered attendees!
Once registered, a follow-up email with waivers will be emailed to you. A completed waiver for each participant must be submitted.
Waivers are due: February 18, 2019
Share What You Learned
with Your School!
Participating schools are eligible for Mini-Grants!
Schools participating in Coaches, Kids & Chemicals will have the opportunity to apply for a PreventionFIRST! mini-grant. This funding opportunity provides resources to help implement substance use/misuse prevention strategies at their schools.
Proposed Mini Grant Projects
Bring Coaches, Kids and Chemicals to your school!
PreventionFIRST! will assist you in hosting a Coaches, Kids and Chemicals event at your school. This is an opportunity to include all your school's student athletes and help support and encourage healthy choices that promote academic and athletic success. This event will be customized to meet the needs of your school/program/community.
Become trained in pHarming Effects
PreventionFIRST! will train students in a peer-to-peer presentation called pHarming Effects. This presentation was developed by Youth to Youth teens and is designed to be delivered by trained, drug-free, high school teens along with an adult facilitator. The presentation addresses the misuse/abuse of prescription drugs and how it is affecting youth today. During this training students will:
· Learn the difference between prescription drug use, misuse and abuse and understand key harmful effects of prescription drug abuse.
· Identify strategies that can be used to prevent prescription drug abuse in their home, schools and communities.
· Learn proper presentation and processing techniques. The goal of this workshop is to provide students with the skills to conduct and lead in presenting the pHarming effects to their peers and community members.