AREA SCHOOLS RECEIVE HONORS AS ADAMHS AND MCESC ANNOUNCE SEP AWARDS
The Schools of Excellence in Prevention (SEP) program is a joint effort between the Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board (ADAMHS) and the Montgomery County Educational Service Center (MCESC) designed to support schools in planning and implementing comprehensive prevention programming across the school community.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OH - ADAMHS and the MCESC have announced the winners of the Schools of Excellence Prevention awards. The schools will be honored Friday, November 20, 2020, with a virtual celebration at 1pm.
“ADAMHS is so pleased to partner with the Educational Service Center to increase prevention programs and services for our community’s youth! Providing them with the tools to avoid vaping, alcohol and misuse of other substances will assist their educational success and ensure our county’s future”, said Montgomery County ADAMHS Executive Director, Helen Jones-Kelley.
Among the 42 award recipients is Northmont High School, taking the top honor of Platinum Level which includes a $3,000 award. There are five levels and the criteria is based on the depth and commitment the schools place in Prevention Services.
“There is a vast and growing list of prevention services and programs offered through this wonderful partnership with the MCESC and ADAMHS,” said Shannon Cox, MCESC Superintendent. “ Bullying, suicide prevention, vaping prevention, substance abuse prevention along with mental health screenings and parenting supports are just a few of the programs available to our schools.”
The Schools of Excellence in Prevention (SEP) program is a joint effort between the Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board (ADAMHS) and the MCEC and is designed to support schools in planning and implementing comprehensive prevention programming across the school community. Most of these programs and strategies are funded through the Montgomery County ADAMHS Board and are offered at no cost to schools. In addition to this no-cost support, the SEP program is a leveled, incentive-based program. Schools who implement the recommended prevention programs and strategies can qualify to earn levels of recognition as well as up to $3,000 in incentive funds. Here is the complete list of winners.