Prevention is most crucial

Prevention is a effective approach as it involves investing in education and empowerment, which can reduce the need for expensive treatment and recovery interventions later on. By implementing prevention strategies on a large scale, we can create a widespread impact, fostering a culture that discourages substance abuse and promotes healthier behaviors. The emphasis of prevention is on long-term well-being, empowering individuals to make informed choices and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

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We will help you get there

The Substance Use Prevention Integration Center at Kenneth Young (SUPIC) provides services for the integration of substance use prevention strategies in Youth Programming using:

Information dissemination



Environmental factors

Problem identification and referral processes

Community-based processes

Meet Kenneth Young Center

We part­ner with com­mu­ni­ties to sup­port peo­ple of all ages to nav­i­gate life’s chal­lenges through personalized pre­ven­tion, inter­ven­tion, treat­ment, and recovery. We have joined forces with the Illinois Department of Human Services to bring you this program.

Let's be partners!

We can create a healthy, safe, supportive, and productive community together.
Let us join our efforts!

Ready to use resources for youth and parents

Training for substance use prevention

Shared learning experiences

Let's get started!

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How much does it cost?

It's free! This program is funded by partnership between KYC and Illinois Department of Human Services- Substance Use Prevention and Recovery Division.

How long is the training?

The training is between an hour to two hours. All training can be tailored to meet the needs of your community and time your team has available. Fill out the contact us form above and one of our prevention experts will get back to you to continue the conversation.

How will this facilitate my career growth?

Our experts will work with you to help you help you gain knowledge in the prevention field and stay current with trends.

How will you help me integrate this knowledge into my programming?

One of our prevention experts will engage with you to assess specific local needs and to brainstorm potential ways to meet those needs. This could include (but would not be limited to) access to prevention materials, training, and technical assistance.

Who is this training targeted to?

The training is targeted to any agency, company or institution serving youth.