Campaigns and Programs for Adults

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Parent Up

Parent Up is a messaging campaign coordinated by Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. and Northland prevention coalitions that empowers and equips KC Northland parents to care, connect, communicate, and pay careful attention to their child in order to prevent teen substance use.

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Parent Up Flyer
Roots of Resilience

Roots of Resilience

Roots of Resilience works to educate the general adult community about the impact of protective factors that combat toxic stress and its link to substance use. Through a messaging campaign, training, and small group study, our coalitions use Roots of Resilience to mobilize adults to build resilience in all youth and buffer the impact of toxic stress through the themes of: Making Connections, Modeling and Teaching Self-care and Challenging Growth.

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Roots of Resilience Flyer
Roots of Resilience Action Guide Flyer

Meaningful Meals - Parent Up

Meaningful Meals

Kids who have meals with their family on a regular basis are less likely to engage in risky behaviors, including substance use. The Meaningful Meals campaign resources help spread this hopeful message and build the feasibility for families to have more meaningful meals. Presentation and informational materials are available and include informational postcards, handouts, conversation cards, and an Unplugged box activity.

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Meaningful Meals Campaign Flyer
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Handle With Care

The Northland Handle with Care initiative improves communication between first responders and schools in Clay, Platte, and Ray Counties. First responders provide alerts to specific school district personnel when a child is present at a traumatic event so schools can better buffer and support students.

Handle with Care Overview Flyer
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Responsible Retailer Merchant Training and Surveying

Local alcohol and tobacco retailers play an important role in reducing access to age restricted products. Tri-County Prevention staff work to increase collaboration, training, and age checking resources and signage for local retailers so they can be a line of defense.

• For more information or materials, email

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Vape Free Schools Guide

A comprehensive resource with recommendations for preventing and addressing vaping in schools.

• For access to the resouce, email

For more information or questions about any of these programs, please contact the Tri-County Mental Health Prevention staff at To receive training announcements, new program offerings, updates and event notices, join the Tri-County Prevention Resource Center Mailing list:

Our array of services is designed to meet the needs of the community.