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Prevention Programs

The Department of Human Services (DHS), along with its state and local partner agencies, is active in a wide range of prevention programs designed to promote healthy behaviors and help people avoid the need for public assistance.

These include initiatives to help prevent teenage pregnancies, alcohol and drug abuse and sexually transmitted diseases. For more information on prevention programs, visit the links below.


Adolescent Health

The adolescent health section includes information on:

  • Adolescent Mental Health Initiative (program in development)
  • Adolescent Physical Activity and Nutrition Program
  • Coordinated School Health Project
  • School-Based Health Center Program
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Alcohol prevention & addiction services

Alcohol and drug abuse, gambling and smoking addiction services.


CASEY Family to Family

Family to Family is committed to improving results for children and families involved in the child welfare system. 


HIV Prevention

HIV prevention and related resources.

System of Care (SOC)

System of Care is a strength/needs-based (SNB) approach to child welfare practice that seeks safety, permanency and wellbeing for every child involved with the state's child welfare programs.

Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration Project

The Title IV-E Waiver Project is a federally approved demonstration project that provides states the authority to design and test a wide range of new approaches to the delivery of child welfare services in order to improve outcomes for children. ​​​