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Prevention Department

BHS seeks to reach three goals through its prevention services: to increase the number of people who abstain from the use of alcohol and other drugs, to delay, and to decrease the number of people who are high-risk users of other drugs.

Prevention Services

  • Community Prevention Programs (Health Fairs, Community Events, etc)

  • Drug-Free Communities Support Grant

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Leadership and Prevention Program (Pickens County Youth Board)

  • Alternative Events

  • ECHO SOR Grant

Prevention Education Classes

PREP (Palmetto Retailers Education Program): A merchant education class used in an effort to better inform alcohol and tobacco retailers about the laws regarding underage sales and the potential consequences of selling alcohol and tobacco to minors. (held at BHSPC and local advertised community facility)
Active Parenting 4th Edition: A six-week comprehensive educational group that helps parents of children ages 5 to 12 raise responsible, cooperative children who are able to resist negative peer pressure and thrive in the 21st century. Further sessions focus on how brain development affects children’s behavior and decision-making, improved discipline and communication, how to prevent future use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, parenting a special-needs child, and 7 Smart Things you can do immediately for school success.
Anger Management for Adolescents: Evidence-based program Second Step (held at BHSPC and local alternative school)
Adult Anger Management: This curriculum was published by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and is used in part with other materials. This educational class is designed to help participants in a group setting to learn anger management skills.
At Youth: Adolescent substance Use/Abuse Program Project Alert. (held at BHSPC and local alternative school)
Calm Parenting University (Stop Defiance, Disrespect & Yelling): Calm Parenting University (CPU) is a four-week interactive program where parents of teens ages 12 -18 gather to watch four dynamic one-hour DVDs filled with 40 concrete strategies, Biblical principles and real-world examples. Parents find support free of guilt, shame, and judgment.
Children in the Middle: A 4-week evidence-based parent education program that makes parents aware of the serious emotional impact of putting children in the middle of their own conflicts during and after divorce.
Tobacco Education Program (TEP): A one-time, three-hour class for underage youth that have violated tobacco law.

BHSPC Prevention Coalitions

1.  AET (Alcohol Enforcement Team-13th Circuit)
2.  Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Coalition
3.  Clemson Community Coalition (CCC)
4.  DFC Statewide Coalition