Learn More about Youth Mental Health Challenges and Substance Abuse in Arkansas Schools

Did you know?

  • The pandemic has had consequences beyond the disease. Significant increases in use/misuse of drugs, incidence of overdose, and suicide are also occurring.
  • Youth and adults are affected by this, including mental health problems resulting from forced isolation.
  • This too shall pass. Be kind to yourself and others. Together, we can get through. Reach out if you need assistance!
  • Continuing education hours are available! Check out the virtual and in-person opportunities at https://www.midsouth.ualr.edu/wconnect/ace/search.awp

Upcoming Events:

  • HIDTA Prevention Summit: October 8 – Virtual conference; contact us for registration information
  • LCORT Coalition Meeting: October 9 – Walnut Ridge
  • Poinsett County Health Coalition – Virtual meeting October 14. Contact us for connection information
  • Craighead County Out of the Dark Coalition – Virtual meeting October 13; contact us for connection information.
  • Arkansas Coordinating Council Meeting – October 15, Arkansas State Police, Little Rock
  • ATOD Coalition of Lawrence County – In-person (Moni’s Grill, Walnut Ridge) and Virtual Meeting October 23. Contact us for connection information
  • Red Ribbon Week – October 23 – 31.
  • Prevention Empowerment Conference – October 29 – Register online at https://event.webinarjam.com/register/2/2364oul To get continuing education hours, must also register at https://www.midsouth.ualr.edu/wconnect/ace/CourseStatus.awp?&course=D21CE033

Stay safe, healthy, and at home (if possible) until public health officials deem it safe to resume normal activities!


Regional Prevention Program Locations:

Prevention Region 3

2013 E Main St
Mountain View, AR 72560
   

Prevention Region 4

2401 Fox Meadow Lane
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Phone: (870) 933.0033
Fax: (870) 933.0048

Prevention Region 3

2485 Harrison St., Suite 5
Batesville, AR 72501
   

Prevention Region 7

593 HWY 243
Marianna, AR 72360
Fax: (870) 298.2249
 


Contacts:

Jonesboro:

Dr. Lisa Perry
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Cell: (870) 273.2921


Deonna Vincent
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Cell: (870) 919.5813


Marianna:

Kendon Gray
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Cell: (870) 819.7756

Mountain View:

Margaret Morrison
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Cell: (870) 819.6970


Barbara Hacker
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Cell: (870) 819.6885


Batesville:

Shawn Vonwiller
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Cell: (870) 819.7349

Who we are:

CRDC: Prevention operates in 3 of Arkansas’s 13 Prevention Regions. These regions include 23 counties in Northeast, North Central, and Eastern Arkansas.

Region 3 Counties include: Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Sharp, Stone, Van Buren, White, and Woodruff

Region 4 Counties include: Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, & Randolph.

Region 7 Counties include: Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, & St. Francis.

What We Do:

  • Raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Provide substance abuse prevention support and programs in our regions
  • Provide speakers for schools, churches, civic organizations, and others wanting to learn more about prevention
  • Provide materials to individuals, schools, churches, law enforcement, or any group who needs them
  • Recruit and participate in the Arkansas Prevention Needs Assessment (APNA) surveys
  • SYNAR Tobacco Compliance checks and coverage studies
  • Provide assistance to community coalitions, drug free clubs, and others
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