BestCare Treatment Services

Prevention Services
541-475-4884

850 SW 4th Street, Suite 104

Madras, Oregon 97441

Prevention@BestCareTreatment.org

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Our Vision

Vibrant, trauma-informed, communities woven together by wellness, substance abuse prevention, and equity.

 

Our Mission   

To reach Jefferson County’s full potential through progressive partnerships among community members and professionals.

 

Our Values     

Integrity| Inclusiveness | Enthusiasm

 

BestCare Prevention is a recognized member of CADCA, which is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free — by mobilizing youth, parents, businesses, media, schools, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement, faith community members, civic and volunteer groups, health care professionals, tribal and local governments — to  inform and educate our community about the risks of abusing alcohol, marijuana, prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs, suicide prevention, and mental wellness. Together, we implement prevention strategies to enhance community wellness.

 

In 2016, we conducted an Adult & Youth Alcohol and Marijuana Survey. We also interviewed youth and adult community members. And finally, we looked at data collected from the schools, local agencies, law enforcement, and the State. From this data, we created a Needs & Assets Report.  We created a comprehensive Prevention Plan, aimed at eliminating substance abuse in our community, raising awareness of problem gambling, and teaching community members how to recognize someone at risk of suicide and connect them to available resources. It is our hope that you will join us on this journey. You can help as much or as little as you'd like.

 

Complementing the community-based prevention coalition, BestCare Prevention uses evidence-based education programs, which have been researched and proven to work:

 

Girls Circle  and The Council For Boys and Young Men — Promotes resilience and healthy relationships among children, youth, adults, and communities through research-based, gender-responsive models and best practices. 

 

Too Good for Drugs — A fun and comprehensive drug prevention program designed to reduce risk factors and build protection against problem behaviors. The curriculum teaches skills for peer pressure refusal, pro-social bonding, conflict resolution, and media literacy. Each skill is introduced in a sequence of lessons and is then reapplied in the drug-specific lessons (alcohol, marijuana, other drugs, and tobacco).

Suicide Prevention – The Connect Model

Much more than an off-the-shelf manual, on-line seminar or toolkit, BestCare Prevention uses the Connect model to provide evidence-based, customized training.

  • Suicide Prevention and Intervention increases our capacity in Jefferson County to prevent suicide across the lifespan by teaching community members and groups how to identify suicide warning signs and to help a person at risk. BestCare Prevention focuses on the community as a whole and how to work across systems to build a safety net for people at risk. BestCare Prevention also provides protocols for educators, community members, faith leaders, hospital emergency departments, law enforcement, mental health and substance abuse providers, military, primary care providers, and social services.

 

  • Postvention a community mobilization approach to promote healing and reduce risk after a suicide.

 

  • Youth Leader - Designated a National Best Practice program, BestCare’s Prevention Connect model uses a community-based approach to increase the competence and confidence of youth to recognize and respond to people at risk for suicide. Modified to be age and culturally appropriate for youth, the Connect curriculum has been carefully reviewed to follow recognized Prevention (Safe Messaging) Practices.

 

Active Parenting of Teens — Provides parenting skills covering topics of styles of parenting, including parenting teens today, winning cooperation, responsibility, and discipline, building courage, redirecting misbehavior, Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence.

 

The Prevention Coalition for a Vibrant Community utilizes the Strategic Prevention Framework, a planning process for preventing substance use and misuse. The five steps and two guiding principles of the SPF offer prevention professionals a comprehensive process for addressing the substance misuse and related behavioral health problems facing their communities. The effectiveness of the SPF begins with a clear understanding of community needs and involves community members in all stages of the planning process. The Coalition is funded by the Oregon Health AuthoritySAMHSA and Community Partners.