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The Community Initiatives Division's goal is to strengthen communities  through prevention, education and advocacy.

We strive to establish and work with community coalitions to affect community change by using evidence based strategies

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This FREE training is available to anyone who wants to understand the impact of ACEs on the health and well-being of Arizona youth. The study of the impact of ACES...

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Rather than only teaching information about drugs themselves, Botvin’s Life Skills Training consists of three major components that cover the critical domains found to promote…   

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The Copper Basin Coalition has been functioning since 2006 as a grass roots community substance abuse coalition in the Globe/Miami area.  It began as a Drug Free Communities funded coalition support by...

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The Copper Corridor Coalition was founded in 2007 and consists of 9 very small towns along Hwy 77 and 177 known as the Copper Corridor. 

Any concerned community member can join, and there are currently over 20 coalition members...

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This program works with Senior Citizens in Gila County to provide information to patients and healthcare workers on issues relating to Health Literacy.  Having poor health literacy has negative outcomes on a persons health...

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All children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Kids at Hope inspires, empowers and transforms schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success...

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Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience supports the healing process in young people who have experienced trauma. This research-based curriculum offers strategies to help…

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Substance use prevention coalitions from across Arizona are working together in a first-of-its-kind effort to save lives in Arizona. With the alarming rise of fentanyl and counterfeit pill deaths, coalition leaders...

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Funded by Arizona Complete Health, Ajo Substance abuse Prevention and Education coalition seeks to educate, empower and ensure that all youth and their families are provided the...

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The Stronger Families Project goal is to build a positive relationship between family members, especially between parents and their youth. This is done by providing…

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One day conferences for youth between the ages of 9 and 17 to provide leadership skills along with goal setting, resiliency, and ways to deal with stress.  Each conference is set up with opening and closing speakers and...

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Teen Maze is an interactive, one-time, 30-minute event for high school youth to think about their decision-making process. This exercise emphasizes non-fatal, unintended consequences of…

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Skill development is at the core of Too Good for Drugs, a universal K-12 prevention education program designed to mitigate the risk factors and enhance…

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The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral…

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The goal of Trauma Informed Care Training is to improve the quality of services for youth who have experienced trauma by increasing the trauma-related knowledge and skills…

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Founded in 2009, Young Adult Development Association of Havasu (YADAH) is a community coalition formed in Lake Havasu City to address the needs of our youth.

This group of concerned citizens meets monthly to discuss local youth substance use/abuse/misuse and...

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RX360 Arizona Department of Health, 2020 Rx360 is a research-based curriculum to raise awareness of the Rx problem, the risks of misuse, resistance strategies, and…

Our Locations:

Services are provided statewide either in person or through virtual programming throughout the state of Arizona.

If you are interested in seeing one of our programs at your location please contact us. 

Julie Craig
 
928.961.0426
JulieC@AZYP.org