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prevention resource center

Volunteers of America Dakotas - Prevention Resource Center (PRC) dedicates its efforts to the following:

  • Creating safe families, schools, and communities
  • Preventing the misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs


PRC Services

  • Online PRC Library resource guide
  • PRC Loan Agreement
  • Resource library of prevention materials List of New Materials
  • Brochures/Poster List of Available Titles
  • Technical assistance and training to SIG community coalitions 
  • Youth leadership training and events
  • Training for educators in evidence-based strategies and curricula
  • Suicide intervention training
  • Educational forums, councils, and networks
  • Prevention Newslink and PRC Press newsletters

"Data Results for Substance Use in South Dakota Among Youth, Young Adults and Adults"



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Diversion Class

Our diversion classes use the Prime For Life Curriculum, which is an evidence-based motivational prevention, intervention, and pretreatment program specifically designed for people who may be making high-risk choices. It is designed to change drinking and drug use behaviors by changing beliefs, attitudes, risk perceptions, motivations, and the knowledge of how to reduce their risk of alcohol and drug related problems throughout their lives.

Age Group: 18 to 20 years-old
Program Length: 12 hours