We believe that prevention of risky behavior by youth starts at home, and we have collected resources for parents and other influential adults to assist you in your efforts.
We believe that youth play a vital role in the creation of healthy communities and that any full-scale prevention organization must allow youth to be part of the solution. Here, you will find videos, articles, and other resources that will help lead you to healthy decisions!
Preventing the use and abuse of substances (such as, alcohol, drugs, etc.) before it begins—particularly among young people—is the most cost-effective way to reduce drug use and its consequences.
The abuse is prevalent, and you can make a difference.
Kankakee Iroquois Cares is a volunteer-driven coalition whose mission is to build a trauma-informed community through raising awareness about the prevalence of trauma and the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), eliminating the stigma of shame, fostering inter-agency collaboration, and expanding learning opportunities about trauma-informed services to build resilience and heal trauma.
The Kankakee-Iroquois HELP Network is a comprehensive community information system designed to connect the residents of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties, in east central Illinois, with government agencies, publicly financed human services and non-profit organizations.
The IYS is a self-report survey administered in school settings and is designed to gather information about a variety of health and social indicators including substance use patterns and attitudes of Illinois youth.