Prevention Council coordinates many classes for parents of elementary, middle and high school age youth. These classes can help parents increase family communication, prevent underage drinking, drug use, bullying and protect youth from risks related to internet and cell phone use.

How You Can Get Involved:

Community Prevention Coalitions

Four Community Prevention Coalitions have been established in Roanoke County to involve parents, youth, school, business, faith, and other community leaders in local strategies that provide youth with safe and healthy neighborhoods. Coalitions include North County, South County, East County, and Glenvar.

Guiding Good Choices Parenting Classes

The Council offers “Guiding Good Choices” a five session class for parents of 9-14 year olds. This class is proven to help reduce high risk youth behaviors and provide ideas to increase communication within the family. For more information go to Parent Connection Page.

Youth Leadership

The Council supports training and formation of Youth Leadership teams to empower youth and to promote leadership skills that prevent under age drinking and other high risk youth behavior. For more information go to Youth Leadership Opportunities.