Partners in Prevention Fund Programs

  • Families Reunite is a program developed by Fairfax County Public Schools for parents who will soon reunite, or recently have reunited, with their children in the United States. The program teaches parents to understand and address the stressors of reunification, including differing expectations, feelings of loss, acclimating to a new environment, and understanding the American education system.
  • Life Skills Training is a comprehensive and developmentally designed program to promote positive youth development among middle school aged youth. The program teaches personal self-management, general social, and drug resistance skills. In addition to helping kFamilies ids resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, the program also effectively supports the reduction of violence and other high-risk behaviors.
  • Lifelines is a comprehensive suicide prevention program.  The goal is to promote a caring, competent community in which help-seeking is encouraged and modeled and suicidal behavior is recognized as an issue that cannot be kept a secret.  Lifelines seeks to increase the likelihood that adults and youth know how to identify at-risk youth when they encounter them.
  • Safe Dates is a curriculum that deals with attitudes and behaviors associated with teen dating abuse and violence.  The program is intended for both males and females.  Safe Dates strives to:
    • Raise awareness of what constitutes healthy vs. abusive dating relationships
    • Raise awareness of the causes and consequences of dating abuse
    • Equip students with skills and resources to help themselves or friends in abusive dating relationships
    • Equip students with the skills to develop healthy relationships
  • The Strengthening Families program is a family skills training program designed to increase resilience and reduce risk factors for substance abuse, depression, violence, aggression, delinquency and school failure in high risk, 10 – 14 year old children and their parents.
  • We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. We Can! provides 4 curricula:
    • We Can! Energize Our Families, designed for parents to help their families become more physically active, make healthful food choices and reduce recreational screen time
    • We Can! Media Smart Youth, designed to assist youth in making connections between media and health
    • We Can! Catch Kids Club, which educates youth about improved nutrition and increased physical activity
    • EatPlayGrow, which teaches children ages 2 to 5 and their parents how to make healthy nutrition and phsical activity choices
  • Youth Act, also known as SOS Signs of Suicide, is a depression awareness and suicide prevention program.  Its primary objectives are to educate teens that depression is a treatable illness and to equip them with techniques to respond to a potential suicide in a friend or family member

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