Prevention Services

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

Programs and initiatives include:

NEW! Archived Webinars & Presentations

Prevention OK YouTube Channel


NEW! 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


NEW! Free Webinars Available & Earn CEUs

It's time to sign up to join us as we offer webinars each month. We have also been approved to offer CEUs for the training if you attend the training live.

Our next webinar will be"Building a Crisis Team" It will be held at Noon on Tuesday, Nov. 1. CLICK HERE to sign up to attend virtually with us! This webinar was rescheduled from October. EVEN IF you signed up for the October webinar, you still MUST sign up for the new date.

Course Description: As Red Ribbon Week approaches, counselors need all the information they can to share with students, faculty, and staff. Hear from an ABLE Agent on the most current information about drugs and alcohol and learn how to help students in your role as a counselor. Resources will be provided.

Our fourth webinar will be "Bullying in 2016," which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. CLICK HERE to sign up to attend virtually with us!

Course Description: There has been a problem with bullying for generations. This course will address what specific prevention techniques, interventions and reports should your district should have in responding to these incidents and how counselors should handle bullying. This course will include: how to respond to students who say they are being bullied; how to ask for help from principals and other educators; and who else needs to know about the issue. Resources will be provided to attendees, as well as current data. Scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.

While these sessions are in the works, Sutherlin said she is open to other ideas and needs of counselors and other educators. You can contact her at or 405-521-2106 for other sessions you would like to see. Or CLICK HERE to provide ideas. Sutherlin said she is also available to give in-person professional development on these sessions or others upon request.

Sessions in the works include:

November 1, Noon - Building a Crisis Team
November 10, 11 a.m. - Bullying Prevention in 2016
January - Working with Students Returning from a Mental Health Crisis
February - Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault
March - How to Build Empathy in the Classroom and Beyond
April - Community Collaboration: How to work with your community to serve your school
May - Engaging Parents in Prevention

New! Crisis Kit for Counselors

There are several sample forms here that need to be tailored for each district. Thank you to Norman Public Schools for sharing their documents with us so that we could share them with you.

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)

Resource Library

The State Department of Education has many resources available for districts to checkout for a two-week loan period. These are to complement existing prevention efforts and made available for educational purposes only.

Resources & Links

Statewide Resources

Metro Resources

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 American Council for Drug Education 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 AlcoholEdu SOS (Signs of Suicide) Gang Resistance Education And Training (GREAT)
Childnet International CDC: Smoking and Tobacco Use Suicide Prevention Intimate Partner Violence
Combating Bullying and Cyberbullying Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Suicide Prevention Crisis Management for Schools and Communities - (Video) My Body, My Life Training
Common Sense on Media for Educators Drug Abuse Education Act (70 1210.221) Suicide Prevention Resource Center National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
Cyberbullying and Internet Harassment DXM: Make Up Your Own Mind   Not in Our Town
Cyberbullying Resource Center Elks Drug Awareness Program   Office of Civil Rights
Cyberbullying Resource for Parents and Teachers Faces of Meth Poster   Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services Frontline: A Meth Epidemic   Oklahoma City National Memorial
Embrace Civility Guide to Recognizing, Understanding and Combating Substance Abuse   Oklahoma Coalition Against Dometic Violence & Sexual Assault
Eyes on Bullying Heads Up: Real News about Drugs and Your Body (Grades 5-10)   Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association
Facebook Safety Center Just Think Twice   Prevent Connect
FTC: Computers and the Internet Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol-Free   RAINN ( Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network)
Great Expectations / Eliminate bullying Lock Your Meds   REAL Men Training
iKeepSafe Marijuana: Facts for Teens   Runaway Youth and Relationship Violence Toolkit
International Bullying Prevention Association Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know   Sexual Violence
I-Safe Memorandum from Superintendent Joy Hofmeister regarding this prescription drug education opportunity   Stryve
It's My Life Methamphetamine Drug Guide   Teaching Tolerance
Keeping Students with Disabilities Safe from Bullying Methpedia   United States Department of Education's Publications
KidsHealth National Association for Children of Alcoholics   Veto Violence
Make Time To Listen National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators   Violence Against Women
Media Smarts National Council on Patient Info and Education    
Medline Plus: Bullying National Crime Prevention Council: Drug Abuse    
NASP Resource Library National Drug Facts Week    
National Autism Association – Protecting your Child from Bullying National Inhalants Prevention Coalition    
National Centre Against Bullying National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)    
National Crime Prevention Council National Institute on Drug Abuse: Meth    
National Criminal Justice Reference Service, U.S. Department of Justice, Internet Safety Information NIAAA Print Publications    
National Cyber Security Alliance NIDA Print Publications    
NetSmartz ODMHSAS Prevention Resource Center    
Office of Civil Rights—Prevention of Civil Rights Problems Office of National Drug Control Policy    
OnGuard Online Oklahoma Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Life Skills Education Act (70-1210.229-1)    
Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics    
Prevent Cyberbullying and Internet Harassment Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services    
Preventing Bullying Oklahoma Life of An Athlete    
Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network Pharmacy Board President Letter    
SAMHSA Bullying App Prescription Drug Poster    
Social Media Prevention Education for Underage Drinking    
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 Spit Tobacco: A Guide for Quitting Stop Medicine Abuse    
STRYVE: Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere Street Drugs    
Student Bullying Guide Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services    
Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) SWAT    
Think U Know The Adolescent Addict    
Vulnerable Targets: Students with Disabilities and Bullying The Anti-Drug    
Webonauts Internet Academy The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction (Grades 9-12)    
Wired Safety The Partnership for a Drug-Free America    
Youth Bullying: What Does the Research Say? Tips for Teens: Club Drugs    
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) Tips for Teens: Cocaine    
Youth Violence Prevention Tips for Teens: Heroin    
National Child Traumatic Stress Network Tips for Teens: Inhalants    
  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

Annual Performance Report - Due December 10, submitted on the School District Reporting Website
Blank Performance Report

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)


For additional information, please contact:

Michelle Sutherlin
Director of Prevention Services
(405) 521-2106

Shelly Ellis
Executive Director of Counseling
(405) 521-3549


Last updated on October 26, 2016