Kateri Catholic School System
(formerly St. Jerome Elementary School)
Providing child-centered, family-focused mental health, and co-occuring mental health and substance abuse services to all Wood County and nearby families.
A program for Ohio's expectant parents, newborns, infants and toddlers that provides health and developmental services so that children start school healthy and ready to learn.
Volunteers helping people.
Find all of Wood County's elected officials and services here.
Helping Wood County Citizens Who Need Mental Health, Alcohol, Drug Treatment, Educational, or Prevention Services.
The mission of the Wood County Health Department is to work to "assure that conditions in Wood County permit its residents to lead healthy lives."
Wood County Juvenile Court Judge
The Wood County Juvenile Detention Center partners with the Wood County Educational Service Center's Prevention Education Program to help youths turn a corner and lead more productive lives.
STAY COOL: Ask a Prevention Specialist
Wood County Educational Service Center
1867 N. Research Dr.
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Call us at (419) 354-9010, or e-mail us at:
Director of the Prevention Education Program - Kyle Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
Drug Free Communities Grant Program Coordinator - Milan Karna email@example.com
Prevention Education Program Coordinator - Angela Patchen firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant - Greg Van Vorhis email@example.com
Bowling Green - Felicia Otte firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastwood – Hannah Madaras email@example.com
Elmwood – Chelsi McElrath firstname.lastname@example.org
North Baltimore – Hannah Madaras email@example.com
Northwood – Bill Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org
Otsego – Mary Gase email@example.com
Penta – Linda Logue firstname.lastname@example.org
Perrysburg – Melissa Notestine email@example.com
Teen Institute Advisor – Jeanine Lindquist firstname.lastname@example.org
Expect Respect Support Group Leader - Rebecca Parker email@example.com
B.A.B.E.S. Teacher, PAX Partner - Jane Lingenfelder firstname.lastname@example.org
PAX Partner - Sue Nagy email@example.com
If you have been impacted by the use or abuse of alcohol or other drugs, there is help available all over Wood County.
You are not alone. There are many individuals nationwide who have a problem or know someone who has a problem with alcohol. You can always make a difference in your life or the life of someone else; choose the right path into the NEW COOL.
Organizations and Centers:
NAMI Wood County
Telephone:(419) 352-0626 or The Link 1(800)472-9411
Wood County Educational Service Center
Children’s Resource Center
Telephone: (419) 352-7588 or 1(888) 466-KIDS
Harbor Wood County
Telephone:(419) 352-5387 Perrysburg (419) 872-2419
Bloomdale Police Department
(No Web site)
Learn about the Bowling Green Police Division and their many services, including the EZ+ drug, alcohol, tobacco and violence prevention program
(No Web site)
Wayne Police Department
(No Web site)
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Access a variety of information about Wood County and the Sheriff's Office, including safety tips, press releases, and sex offender information.
ADAPAO is a not-for-profit, membership-based association that serves as the voice of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention in Ohio.
The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.
Reflections on communities, prevention, learning, and change . A blog.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org helps parents prevent, intervene and find treatment for their children.
FACE is a national non-profit organization that supports sensible alcohol policies and practices through the development of messages, strategies and training designed to create public awareness and action on alcohol issues. (Description taken from FACE Web site).
NAMI is a grass roots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Information for parents, teachers and students.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Prevention Resources for Teachers, Students, Community Organizations, Counties and Advocates.
A very basic, straightforward website for parents/guardians with facts and up to date statistics from different national studies. The main page has links to different topics related to drug use, including current statistics, signs of drug use, symptoms of specific drugs, myths about alcohol, identifying drugs, tips for talking with teens, knowing how and when to seek help, and various links to outside resources. By clicking on any of the topics, the information opens up at the bottom of the page. The layout of the site is very simple, almost boring in its simplicity, but it’s this aspect that makes the information easily accessible to parents/guardians.
Designed for individuals that are affected by someone else’s drinking, the Al-Anon & Alateen website is designed to link people to groups and resources for the purpose of providing support and help. The site states a clear definition of the purpose, the philosophical base of the program, and the steps involved in coping with the problem. There are questionnaires to determine if the program will be appropriate and beneficial to the individual and information for finding a meeting in the area. The website is easy to navigate and basic in content. The program itself, like Alcoholics Anonymous, can be a very effective resource for recovery, but due to its connection with God, it certainly isn’t for everyone.
The Alcoholic Anonymous website provides a substantial amount of information about the program in an organized, simple format. There are online brochures, FAQs, historical timelines, sitemaps, categorical links, and a site search which all help define the program, dispel misperceptions, address concerns, and help link people to services. This is another valuable website and resource.
Very good resource for receiving professional assistance when planning to conduct an intervention. The website is simple, very straightforward. There are links and banners nearly every paragraph of every page with a toll-free number to receive assistance. There could be more information provided regarding the process of delivering services, the concerns of self-determination, etc. but the web site certainly provides a good overview and a good starting point for someone considering this as a possibility.
This website is designed to link individuals seeking treatment for alcohol and/or drug addiction with treatment facilities in close proximity. The site is aimed at parents/guardians, but could be useful for any adults working with teens. The information is categorized by specific topics and substances, and each link has a substantial amount of detail. The downfall of the site is that there is no effort to define the organization or program behind the services, and nothing to describe how the services work. The information is great, but there is no description of how the service came into being or how they are funded. The information is all general, and other than a phone number, the viewer has no way of knowing any details pertaining to the treatment process.
In terms of informational content, Focus Adolescent Services covers a wide array of topics that affect adolescents, including some that rarely get discussed such as attachment disorders, body image, grief, self-injury, running away, teen dating violence, etc. All of these links are organized alphabetically from top to bottom on the left side of the page which makes them easily accessible.
SAMHSA is a comprehensive prevention resource. It is a wonderful website
that is easy to navigate, current, informative, and very useful for
professionals. There are many brochures and tools which address specific
topics and specific populations. It is simply the total package, a very valuable
This website is straight to the point. Everything is well organized and easy to access. The information is all relevant and current, and the links are all categorized by relevant topics. The site serves as a great starting point for alcohol information, and it links to other relevant sites, including some on this list. It is just a very basic, straight-forward, and effective resource.
Unlike the other websites, this is a printable fact guide which gives a basic overview of underage drinking in the United States. It is designed for adults and uses current studies and facts to define and clarify the problem. It is designed very well, it is easy to read, has good visual aides, and covers a lot of information in a small space. Because it can be printed and handed out, it is a very valuable tool for informing any adults that might benefit from the knowledge.
Former Ohio State University football player Joel Penton made several visits to Wood County schools in the fall of 2009 and spring of 2010. Visit his Web site by clicking the title above, or the picture, or look for video he shot at Wood County Schools on his YouTube channel. You MUST register and sign in to view the YouTube videos.
This campaign based out of Hawaiil lets youth make positive decisions. Many teens think most of their peers are drinkers, when the truth is, most aren't.
SADD is a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions.
Get important facts about a variety of drugs. Inform yourself!
Double ARC provides consultation and staff development opportunities so that educators, health care providers, and professionals in the judicial and social service arenas are equipped to support children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Drug-Free Action Alliance is a statewide, private non-profit prevention agency that
educates key leaders on the problems facing their communities and provides the
resources needed to take action.
Know! is a partnership empowering parents to raise their children to be
In addition to offering the answers to your “need-to-know-right-now” questions. MVParents.com is a unique place that draws from both research conducted with millions of young people and the experience of parents like yourself.
This multi-week evening course is a parent training program designed for parents of adolescents who act out (those often referred to with the labels of oppositional defiant, or conduct disorder). Topics include reducing family conflict and arguing, improving school performance and attendance, identifying and intervening with alcohol and other drug abuse, interceding with negative peer associations (including inappropriate dating relationships up to and including gang involvement) and helping parents to set effective applicable limits.
ParentsEmpowered.org is a media and education campaign funded by the Utah Legislature designed to prevent and reduce underage drinking in Utah by providing parents and guardians with information about the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing teen brain, along with proven skills for preventing underage alcohol use.
This site provides support for parents, including how to tell if your child is using alcohol or other drugs.
Allowing parents to understand the toxic culture their children are living in.
This website provides parents and others with tools and information to reduce teen drinking and related harm.
* full video or video segment
* printables: teacher guides/quizzes
*advanced search options include: Check on your school’s website to see if this service is offered to staff in your district. It is confirmed that Lake, Otsego, Rossford, Penta and Perrysburg have accounts. Check with your district computer administrator or librarian for username/password.
*full video or video clip
*advanced search options, where you can search for just movies with teaching resources as well as by copyright year
-It is confirmed that the website is mentioned on the Eastwood website
*click on “videos”
- also has short clips and discussion guides available about a variety of topics including anger management, divorce, rumors, and crushes. This is geared towards middle school students
*a website for kids to check to see where they are with alcohol and drugs. The site includes quizzes the kids can take as well as videos that highlight other teens’ experiences with drugs.
*you can watch preview clips of different ATOD movies. Some clips are as long as 5 minutes. It is helpful to watch the clips before ordering movies.
*Toledo Lucas County Public Library. You can request movies online, and then go pick them up at your preferred location. There are many recent HRM movies available such as: “Huffing-- the latest facts about inhalant abuse” “Tobacco and death [video recording] : perfect together” There are also AIMS Multimedia movies available such as: “Alcohol and human physiology” “Tobacco.”
*Wood County District Public Library system. You can request movies online, and then pick up at your preferred location. There are a few HRM movies available such as: “Underage drinking know the facts, know the risks” “Getting stupid how drugs damage your brain.”
A website sponsored by Partnership for Drug-Free America. Click on “watch stories” to see video of teens who have tried DXM and are sharing their experiences.
Alcohol: Myths and Realities:
http://thecoolspot.gov/facts.asp (a great interactive game about how much alcohol is in a drink?)
http://camy.org/ (marketing gallery with alcohol ads that can be used as examples) http://tobaccofreekids.org (tobacco ad gallery with tobacco ads that can be used as examples)
http://www.scenesmoking.org (a great website with an awesome interactive intro. It highlights smoking in the movies and how smoking in movies influences kids)
Communication/Social Skills/Resolving Conflicts/Peer Pressure
http://www.pbskids.org/itsmylife Click on games, then “Story Strips” to make comic strips of cartoon characters trying to work out their problems), can be printed when finished.
http://thecoolspot.gov/pressures.asp Click on “peer pressure bag of tricks” to play interactive game regarding peer pressure tactics. Good for younger middle school age kids.
http://www.checkyourself.com/interact.aspx The website describes this activity as: Play our interactive decision making games to see how different choices result in different outcomes. Select a story title from the menu below. Follow along and, when prompted, make a choice to further the story. Each decision changes the next step in the story, so it's an opportunity to choose your own path and discover where it leads. Play each decision making game a few times with different responses to see how it changes the ending. Answer truthfully the first time, then try the opposite choice and see where the games take you – you might be surprised!
Drug Abuse/Peer Pressure
http://abovetheinfluence.com An amazing website. Click on “fun”. The “pressured quiz” and “Just the Facts quiz” are both fun and would help with ATOD knowledge review or with the Peer Pressure lesson in Life Skills. The whole website is amazing.
*click on “teachers/parents” and then on the drug abuse lesson plans. There are numerous printables available including a journal page and a crossword puzzle.
*click on “games”, and then on “Bonko’s Body Quiz”. Choose tobacco or drugs and do an interactive review game on tobacco/drug facts
Grade 3 tobacco-free fun printables
Grade 4 tobacco-free fun printables http://www.tobaccofreeutah.org/Funsheet%20Grade%204.pdf
Grade 5 tobacco-free fun printables http://www.tobaccofreeutah.org/Funsheet%20Grade%205.pdf
The following resources will help students, parents, teachers and administrators deal with bullying:
You have a right to be respected in a dating relationship. You have a right to speak. You have a right to be heard. You have a right to say no.
If you are being disrespected or feel controlled by the person you are dating, you are not alone., and we are here to help you.
We offer the Expect Respect class in all high schools in Wood County. We also offer support groups upon request. If you need support, and would like to talk about your dating relationship, please contact Rebecca Wachter-Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 419-308-9096.