Plumas County Office of Education
Sara Patrick - Coordinator
175 N Mill Creek Road
Quincy, CA 95971
Contact via Email
Text the word: PREVENT To: 72727
- Prevention Education
- Promote healthy choices and lifestyles
- Encourage healthy living
- 6,8 and 12 week in class courses
- 1-3 hour company educational sessions
- Parent/adult/teacher educational courses
- Guest speakers, activities, lectures
- Provide educational pamphlets/brochures
- Drugs, alcohol, tobacco use prevention
Fundraisers We Support
- The Prevention Department sponsors or assists in funding programs for Teen Suicide, Bullying, At Risk and Foster Youth.
- We are a large sponsor for our high schools Safe, Sober and Tobacco Free Grad night.
Going Green Commitments
- Plumas County Office of Education encourages recycling of all waste
- and uses Energy Efficient appliances where possible
Hours of OperationIn-office hours vary, however if you contact us by phone or email M-F we will get back to you within 24 hours. Messages sent over the weekend or holidays will be answered within the next business day.
The goal of the Prevention Department:
Through prevention education, encourage our youth to be tobacco, alcohol and drug free by promoting healthy choices and lifestyles. To help create a healthier, happier alcohol, tobacco and drug free community now and for our future..
While the funding for this particular department originally started off aimed at youth, we have discovered that parents and even educators themselves are finding our program informational and educational. We are constantly searching for the "fad facts" on the latest trends for things like e-cigarettes, "molly" and bathsalts. We answer those odd questions like "what is a skittles party?" or "will i know if my child is using drugs or alcohol?" We are able to show participants both young and old(er) what some of these products look like, how they may be disguised, and some of the signs to look for that someone you know may be experimenting with one or more.
We go beyond the "just say no" and try to teach kids the "why's" and the "How's" by helping them realize that there is always an "out". We help them start thinking about how they are going to react to many of the situations they will some day be faced with. We encourage parent involvement and provide parent/educator courses as well as the state mandated classes we teach within the schools.
Have a group you think could benefit from this course? Please contact me! I'd be more than happy to sit down with you to work out an individualized program catering to your specific area's needs. We do travel to surrounding areas including northern California counties and Washoe county areas in Nevada.
Plumas County Elks Lodge
We receiving the majority of our funding through two grants, as well as smaller subcontracts and donations
We'll Impress YouKEEP THEM ENGAGED AND INTERESTED IN WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY!!!
We educate our audiences using real life experiences and a variety of tools and resources to show them that when they make a choice to include tobacco, alcohol or drugs in their lives, it affects many around them including their family, friends and community. We are able to teach participants in this program about more than just the physical effects of these products. We are able to show them the physiological, social, short term and long term ramifications of their decisions.
It is our goal to empower today's youth with the tools necessary to make better choices. We give them options and alternatives more than the old "just say no" that can often times be easier said than done when faced with less than ideal circumstances.