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News - The 2018 ADAMHS Youth Survey results have been released. Please view the report. If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Clark at (419) 354-9010, or e-mail Bill Ivoska, who assembled the report at billivoska@gmail.

Attorney General Mike DeWine's drug prevention program task force created a list of recommendations for effective prevention programs. See how our program matches up to the recommendations.

Wood County Educational Service Center  
Prevention Education Program


Prevention Works LogoThe Wood County Educational Service Center’s Prevention Education Program implements research-based curriculum to 9 school districts in Wood County, as well as working in and with communities to reduce drug and alcohol use, as well as to prevent bullying and relationship violence, and improve classroom behavior.

The majority of our funding comes from the Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board. Without their tax-funded support, students would be negatively effected by a reduction in prevention services.

  • Director - Kyle Clark
  • Program Goals:
    • to respond to school district needs for ATOD prevention activities
    • address ATOD prevention efforts for all school ages
    • to involve the entire Wood County community in ATOD prevention efforts
    • to build an array of effective ATOD prevention services through evaluation feedback
    • to expand community resources to supplement prevention efforts
  • Information Dissemination:
    • Prom Promise, Red Ribbon Week, School Open Houses, Teachers and Staff Awareness, Community Fairs, Presentations, etc.
  • Education Services:
    • Classroom presentations, Life Skills, Class Action, B.A.B.E.S. Expect Respect, Parent Project
  • Alternative Activities:
    • Teen Institute, research-based after-school programs, Community Learning Centers, lock-ins, retreats, Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs
  • Community-Based Programming:
    • Coalitions and collaboratives, teacher in-services, community collaboration, Red Ribbon campaign
  • Environmental Services:
    • Policy formation concerning ATOD prevention, ATOD trends in the county, education relevant to advertising
  • Problem Identification:
    • Screening youth for possible useage and referrals to appropriate agencies as and/or when needed

The ATOD program is funded through several local, state and federal grants, which allow us to offer a wide array of services to the youth of Wood County. Our grants include:

  • School and Community Based (SCB) prevention grant (in Wood County since 1989): 77% funded by the Wood County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board; 23% funded by local schools.
  • Project A.W.A.R.E. Grant (October 2014-September 2019).
  • Drug-Free Communities Grant (October 2014-Present).
  • Reducing Alcohol Abuse in Secondary Students (RAASS) Grant (June 2008-June 2012) made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.
  • Drug testing grant (June 2008-June 2012), made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.
  • Safe Schools, Healthy Students grant/SHAPES Initiative (element 2, additional prevention programming for 4 years; grant received in 2009, ended in 2014).
  • Wood County Juvenile Detention Center Grant - Represents a partnership between the ADAMHS Board, the Juvenile Detention Center, and the Wood County Educational Service Center to provide prevention education to incarcerated youth (2007-present).
  • Northwest Ohio Strategic Alliance for Tobacco Control - a Tobacco Control and Prevention grant (2003-2009).