What is prevention?
Prevention uses research-based curriculums, environmental strategies, coalition-building, and other proactive and data-driven strategies to prevent and reduce risk-taking behaviors associated with access and use of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs (ATODs).
* The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to assist and support employees who are experiencing personal problems and may benefit from outside management or professional help. These problems include substance abuse, family, emotional, financial and other problems that affect job performance, job security or the health and well-being of the employee. For more information about the Northeast Delta HSA EAP, contact LaTonya Owens, Northeast Delta Regional Prevention Coordinator,
at 318-362-4617 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority Opportunity Zone is a strategic initiative designed to help transform fragile south Monroe communities. This initiative seeks to increase access to Northeast Delta HSA services and promote healthy community behaviors. The Northeast Delta Opportunity Zone grew out of the agency’s regional faith-based mental health community summits. The Opportunity Zone is one of several Northeast Delta-initiated regional coalitions that aim to reduce mental health and addiction prevalence, improve primary healthcare outcomes, reduce crime rates, enhance school and academic performance, equip faith and community leaders, increase job opportunities and establish and support public policies. Learn more about Opportunity Zone by clicking the button below.
Early Childhood Development
Northeast Delta HSA Prevention & Wellness team utilizes programs to mitigate young children’s negative social and mental behaviors. The team creates and implements prevention programs that are designed to prepare youth to understand and deal with their emotions, as well as training for identifying signs of depression and suicide.
Al's Pals Program - Kids Making Healthy Choices
The Al’s Pals ‘ Kids Making Healthy Choices” curriculum provides young children with the skills to prepare for life’s challenges through interactive lessons, engaging puppets, original music, and impactful teaching approaches. This Social Emotional Learning, Evidence-Based Program contains 46 lessons which each take 10-15 Minutes implemented by our provider Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten NEDHSA trained teachers. We presently serve several parishes in our region and approximately 1500 school children.
The Program does the following:
- Cultivate Conflict Resolution and Problem-Solving Skills
- Help Children Manage Feelings and Behaviors
- Build Positive Relationships & Prevent Bullying
- Create Caring, Cooperative Classrooms
- Teach Children to Make Healthy Choices
- Build Authentic Family Partnerships
SOS - Signs of Suicide
SOS Signs of Suicide is an evidence-based youth suicide prevention program that has demonstrated an improvement in students’ knowledge and adaptive attitudes about suicide risk and depression.
Designed for grades 6-12, SOS teaches students how to identify signs of depression and suicide in themselves and their peers, while providing materials that train school professionals, parents, and communities to recognize at-risk students and take appropriate action.”