Prevention Services


Elizabeth Suddath, MPH
Director of Prevention Services
Department of Educator Effectiveness-

The Prevention Education section administers programs and initiatives that assist districts in addressing the risk behaviors in Oklahoma’s students.

Programs and initiatives include:

Important Information and Resources for Counselors in Response to New Series on Suicide, Sexual Assault, and Bullying

We want to make you aware of a new series released on March 31, 2017, on Netflix titled, “13 Reasons Why.” The premise behind this series is a high school girl kills herself and leaves behind cassette tapes of the 13 reasons why she killed herself. Each of the reasons is a person who she believes wronged her in some way.  Read more... 

OSDE Crisis Response Protocols

Suicide Information Sheet

Prevention Resources Contacts

Resource Library Updated

The office or prevention services has a resource library with about 150 items that you can check out and have mailed to you at any time! There are 66 DVDs, 19 curriculums, and 64 books available. Click the links below to see the list and print the form to check out materials.

Resource Library Check-Out Form

Resource Library List  

Crisis Kit for Counselors

What makes an effective prevention program?

  • Efforts must begin early at an appropriate grade level and continue throughout the student's educational career.
  • Must have strong leadership and ongoing commitment from all school personnel.
  • Continually train staff to sustain your prevention efforts.
  • Include socio-culturally relevant programs.
  • Involve parents and community members in planning and executing prevention efforts.
  • Collect data on the effectiveness of the prevention programs and update accordingly.

Help Hotlines

If you or someone you know is in need of help, please check out the Help Hotlines with trained professionals to assist you with a variety of needs.

Help Hotlines

Oklahoma Academic Standards

The Oklahoma Academic Standards for Health and Safety represent standards that describe what students should know concerning health and safety. The standards are categorized under the following: Health and Safety Literacy, Responsible Health and Safety Behavior, and Health and Safety Advocacy.

Health, Safety, and Physical Education (pdf)

Resources & Links

Bullying Prevention & Internet Safety Substance Abuse Suicide Violence
(School, Sexual Assault, and Teen Dating)
Students Against Violence Everywhere Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Education Group American Association of Suicidology Break the Cycle -
Connect Safely Drugs, Brain, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction Heartline National Gang Center
A Thin Line Oklahoma Pharmacists Association Lifelines Suicide Prevention Darkness to Light
Consumer Web Watch Drugs: Shatter the Myth Mental Health First Aid National Sexual Violence Resource Center
A World of Difference Institute, A Classroom of Difference 2 Much 2 Lose (2M2L National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Dating Matters Training Above the Influence Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Futures Without Violence
Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America QPR Love is Respect
Bullying, Harassment, & Civil Rights AlcoholEdu Reach Out: Get Through Tough Times Hate Crimes
Bullying - National Crime Prevention Council Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Resource Center Gang Violence Prevention
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre Brain Power (Grades K-9) Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide Hate Crimes Prevention Center
Asperger's and Bullying: An Inclusive Educational Approach CDC: Smoking and Tobacco Use SOS (Signs of Suicide) Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT)
Childnet International Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Suicide Prevention Intimate Partner Violence
Combating Bullying and Cyberbullying Drug Abuse Education Act (70 1210.221) Suicide Prevention Crisis Management for Schools and Communities - (Video)  
Common Sense on Media for Educators DXM: Make Up Your Own Mind Suicide Prevention Resource Center National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
Cyberbullying and Internet Harassment Elks Drug Awareness Program   Not in Our Town
Cyberbullying Resource Center Faces of Meth Poster   Office of Civil Rights
Cyberbullying Resource for Parents and Teachers Frontline: A Meth Epidemic   Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services Guide to Recognizing, Understanding and Combating Substance Abuse   Oklahoma City National Memorial
Embrace Civility Heads Up: Real News about Drugs and Your Body (Grades 5-10)   Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Eyes on Bullying Just Think Twice   Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association
Facebook Safety Center Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol-Free   Prevent Connect
FTC: Computers and the Internet Lock Your Meds   RAINN ( Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network)
Great Expectations / Eliminate bullying Marijuana: Facts for Teens   REAL Men Training
iKeepSafe Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know   Runaway Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit
  Memorandum from Superintendent Joy Hofmeister regarding this prescription drug education opportunity   Sexual Violence
I-Safe Methamphetamine Drug Guide   Stryve
It's My Life Methpedia   Teaching Tolerance
Keeping Students with Disabilities Safe from Bullying National Association for Children of Alcoholics   United States Department of Education's Publications
KidsHealth National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators   Veto Violence
Make Time To Listen National Council on Patient Info and Education   Violence Against Women
Media Smarts National Crime Prevention Council: Drug Abuse    
Medline Plus: Bullying National Drug Facts Week    
NASP Resource Library National Inhalants Prevention Coalition    
National Autism Association – Protecting your Child from Bullying National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)    
National Centre Against Bullying National Institute on Drug Abuse: Meth    
National Crime Prevention Council NIAAA Print Publications    
National Criminal Justice Reference Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Internet Safety Information NIDA Print Publications    
National Cyber Security Alliance ODMHSAS Prevention Resource Center    
NetSmartz Office of National Drug Control Policy    
Office of Civil Rights—Prevention of Civil Rights Problems Oklahoma Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Life Skills Education Act (70-1210.229-1)    
OnGuard Online Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics    
Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services    
Prevent Cyberbullying and Internet Harassment Oklahoma Life of An Athlete    
Preventing Bullying Pharmacy Board President Letter    
Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network Prescription Drug Poster    
SAMHSA Bullying App Prevention Education for Underage Drinking    
Social Media Quitting Dip    
Social Media 101 for Parents Research and Report Drug Series    
Stand for the Silent Road to Nowhere Video    
Stay Safe Online Rx Safety Matters    
Stop Bullying: Cyberbullying SAMHSA Print Publications    
Stop Bullying Now Stop Medicine Abuse Street Drugs    
STRYVE: Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services    
Student Bullying Guide SWAT    
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) The Adolescent Addict    
Think U Know The Anti-Drug    
Vulnerable Targets: Students with Disabilities and Bullying The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction (Grades 9-12)    
Webonauts Internet Academy The Partnership for a Drug-Free America    
Wired Safety Tips for Teens: Club Drugs    
Youth Bullying: What Does the Research Say? Tips for Teens: Cocaine    
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) Tips for Teens: Heroin    
Youth Violence Prevention Tips for Teens: Inhalants    
National Child Traumatic Stress Network Tips for Teens: Marijuana    
  Tips for Teens: Methamphetamine    
  Tips for Teens: Steroids    
  Tips for Teens: Tobacco    
  Tobacco Curriculum    
  Tobacco-Free Kids    
  U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration    
  Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts    
  Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act    

Title IV Requirements

Annual Incident Report - Due June 1, submitted on the School District Reporting Website
Incident Report Definitions

School Employee Assault Form - Due July 1
Assault Form - Only to be completed if there is an assault

Unsafe School Choice Option Report - Due June 1, submitted on the School District Reporting Website
Unsafe School Choice Option Definitions
Unsafe School Choice Option Policies

Weapons Report - Due two weeks from incident
Weapons Report Form - Only to be completed if there is an incident

Description Documents

40 building blocks of healthy development for children ages 3-5.

40 Developmental Assets
(ages 3-5)

40 building blocks of healthy development for children ages 5-8.

40 Developmental Assets
(ages 5-8)

40 building blocks of healthy development for children ages 8-12.

40 Developmental Assets
(ages 8-12)

40 building blocks of healthy development for adolescents.

40 Developmental Assets

Applying the Principles of Prevention: What Do Prevention Practitioners Need to Know About What Works?

Principles of Effective Prevention Programs (pdf)

The Role of Mental Health Services in Promoting Safe and Secure Schools.

Effective Strategies for Creating Safer Schools and Communities (pdf)


Last updated on May 18, 2018