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Communities That Care (CTC)

One of the most effective ways to prevent substance use is the utilization of community coalitions. To achieve this, UCaDDAPT has adopted the Communities That Cares (CTC) system. CTC is a planning and implementation process which brings diverse stakeholders together to prevent health and behavior problems. The CTC system is science based and data-driven. For more information contact Malyce Warner, (801)851-7136, or Brian Alba, (801)851-7178.

There are currently three CTC coalitions in Utah County.

Community Presentations and Promotional Items

Presentations addressing topics such as community involvement, research data, and specific substance use prevention strategies are available to all Utah County residents at no cost. These presentations are research-based, specific to age groups and are effective in raising awareness in schools, churches, or businesses.

Utah County offers free promotional items for substance use prevention activities. Items include T-shirts, informational brochures, water bottles etc. 

For more information, contact Heather Lewis at 801-851-7188, or heatherl@utahcounty.gov

School Based Services

UCaDDAPT contracts prevention services with each of the three Utah County school districts. School-based prevention services include Prevention Dimensions, Why Try and Prime For Life. For more information on prevention efforts in each of the school districts, contact your school district's Prevention Specialist.

 

SHARP Survey

The Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) survey is a voluntary and anonymous questionnaire given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12. SHARP is administered every other year to identify substance abuse trends among Utah County youth. It also identifies risk and protective factors.

A risk factor is a negative condition which can influence individuals to engage in problem behaviors. A protective factor is a positive condition which counteracts the influence of risk factors. Research indicates, that by decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors, problem behaviors will be reduced.

For more information, contact Heather Lewis at 801-851-7188, or heatherl@utahcounty.gov