Prestera assumes a central role in coordinating prevention initiatives spanning a 10-county region, encompassing suicide prevention, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) prevention, and parenting groups. Within each county, a specialized prevention coalition is established to provide resources dedicated to educating schools, churches, and other organizations. These coalitions prioritize the implementation of evidence-based curricula, with a primary focus on reinforcing protective factors and addressing or eliminating risk factors.

Substance Abuse Prevention

Interventions are designed to be delivered prior to the onset of a disorder, to prevent, or reduce risk of developing a behavioral health problem or condition such as underage drinking or prescription or illicit drug use.

Prevent Suicide WV

Prevent Suicide West Virginia is the state's comprehensive suicide prevention program. It offers education, consultation, technical assistance, intervention, follow-up, and support services to address suicide risk and loss among West Virginians. By fostering...