Meet Our PMP Speakers & Educators

Lorelle Mueting

Prevention Director
Heartland Family Service
Director – PMP Prevention Means Progress
712.325.5628
lmueting@heartlandfamilyservice.org

Maggie Ballard

Certified Prevention Specialist
Heartland Family Service
Prevention Means Progress
712.325.5618
mballard@heartlandfamilyservice.org

Wendy Evans

Certified Prevention Specialist
Heartland Family Service
PMP  Prevention Means Progress
712.325.5623
wevans@heartlandfamilyservice.org

Lakota Yeutter

Certified Prevention Specialist
Heartland Family Service
PMP  Prevention Means Progress
402.560.8458
lyeutter @heartlandfamilyservice.org

Prevention Programs, Presentations & Services

Content for Youth

Early Prevention

Educating early—before high school—is critical.

The data suggest that patterns of substance abuse become worse in the high school years. Individuals who begin using alcohol or tobacco when they are very young are more likely to abuse them later in life, when it becomes much more difficult to quit.

Ask us about our Programs for Youth: Me360, Kids/Youth Connect, and Prime for Life 420.

Me360 Overview

Me360 Flyer

Me360 allows young people the opportunity to choose for themselves.

Me360 is a unique educational strategy developed by PMP and targeted to youth, 7th grade and older.  It is designed to deliver information about ALL drugs of abuse from a Law Enforcement, Prevention, and Treatment perspective.  Me360 presentations are co-delivered to youth by these three groups of professionals and are tailored to meet the needs of each group/classroom.

Me360 presentation topics include:

• Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana, Synthetic Drug, Prescription Drug, and Meth Facts
• Affects of alcohol and other drugs on the brain
• How alcohol and other drugs affect users
• Impact of substance abuse on communities and families
• How to prevent problems related to substance abuse
• Addiction = Biology + Choices
• Substance abuse treatment – it works

Supplemented with video features, including public service messages and real-life testimony, as well as interactive opportunities for youth, the presentation is customized to reflect local issues, needs, and data.  The prevention section has been infused with the 40 Developmental Asset framework, developed by the Search Institute.  Grounded in extensive research in youth development, resiliency, and prevention the Developmental Assets represent the relationships, opportunities, and personal qualities that young people need to avoid risks and to thrive.

Kids Connection (Curriculum-Based Support Group)

10 sessions of 60 minute lessons

CBSG is an evidence-based program designed to increase resilience in children and youth who experience adversity, trauma, and toxic stress, through the development of social and emotional coping skills in a caring support group setting. CBSG was developed in 1982 and is an evidence-based program that will address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and the impact of toxic stress.

The Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG) Program is a unique, multi-cultural, evidence-based preventive intervention for selective and indicated populations. The program is designed for ages 4-17, whose high-risk situations, attitudes, and behaviors place them at elevated risk for future behavioral and health problems including substance abuse, delinquency, and violence.

  • The Curriculum-Based Support Group (CBSG) Program is a unique, multi-cultural, evidence-based preventive intervention for selective and indicated populations. The program is designed for ages 4-17, whose high-risk situations, attitudes, and behaviors place them at elevated risk for future behavioral and health problems including substance abuse, delinquency, and violence.
  • The support group model sets the CBSG Program apart from other preventive interventions. Children and youth meet in confidential, small group settings and are taught a set of essential life skills to help them learn how to: cope with difficult family situations, resist negative peer pressure, respect others, set and achieve goals, make healthy choices, and refuse alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

The CBSG Program is curriculum-based and has been recognized by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Empirical studies show that the CBSG Program reduces anti-social attitudes and rebellious behavior, increases anti-drug-use attitudes and intentions, reduces early substance use/experimentation, and increases coping and social skills.

Our trainers will work as guides for youth along with their peers collaborating to develop a positive self-esteem. The Curriculum Based Support Group program has 12, 1hr sessions including sessions on substance use & prevention and life challenges.

Studies show that the CBSG Program significantly decreases:

  • Substance use experimentation & disorders
  • Anti-social attitudes
  • Rebellious behavior
  • Bullying
  • Disruptive disorders and behaviors

Studies show that the CBSG Program significantly increases:

  • Anti-substance use attitudes and intentions
  • Improved problem-solving skills
  • School attendance and grades
  • Understanding of right and wrong
  • Linking behaviors and consequences
  • Hope and aspirations for the future

10 Sessions, plus 2 additional*

  1. 1.Getting to Know You
  2. A Celebration of Me
  3. Feelings
  4. Handling of Anger
  5. Dreams and Goal Setting
  6. Making Healthy Choices
  7. Friends
  8. Resisting Negative Peer Pressure
  9. Putting It All together
  10. Celebration and Commitment
  11. * Chemical Dependency: A Family Disease
  12. * Changes and Challenges in My Life

When life improves for one of us, life improves for all of us. We all matter!

Prime For Life 420

8 Hour Course

Prime For Life 420: The 420 program uses Prime For Life® concepts to explore the risks around THC use specifically, and around alcohol and other drugs too. It provides a judgment-free way of understanding how problems develop, what we can do to prevent them, and why sometimes we need help.

As marijuana becomes more widely legalized in the United States, most of us are hearing more about it in our communities, media, and politics. Much of what we hear might make marijuana sound “safe” or “low-risk.” But is it? Prime For Life 420 helps answer this question.

Content for Communities & Adults

We Can Help You & You Can Help Us

Understanding High Risk Choices vs. Low Risk Choices Is Good for Everyone

PMP is here to provide programs, education and data to prevent substance abuse and promote recovery in our communities. We offer programs for adults that build awareness, explain high risk choices and encourage low risk choices.

Our Community and Adult content offerings are: You Matter!, WISE Program, and TIPS.

Parents: You Matter!

60-90 Minutes

Parents: You Matter! is an informal, single-session community education program that engages parents through an awareness-building presentation delivered from different perspectives including Law Enforcement and Prevention Professionals.  The presentation provides parents and other caring adults with valuable insights into why kids use, how parents can start the dialogue, and what steps to take if they suspect or know their child is using. It underscores the need for parents to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and to be the go-to source when their children have questions.

      • The average age of first use is 13 years old
      • Every day 4,000 teens try an illicit drug for the first time
      • Every day 2,500 teens abuse a prescription drug for the first time

The good news is that parents – and other caring adults – do matter, and can make a difference.  Parents: You Matter! increases parents’ understanding and confidence in prevention and addressing drug and alcohol issues.  The presentation is tailored to meet specific audience needs, including local data, resources, and places to get help.

Parents: You Matter! is an informal, single-session community education program that engages parents through an awareness-building presentation delivered from different perspectives including Law Enforcement and Prevention Professionals.  The presentation provides parents and other caring adults with valuable insights into why kids use, how parents can start the dialogue, and what steps to take if they suspect or know their child is using. It underscores the need for parents to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and to be the go-to source when their children have questions.

  • The average age of first use is 13 years old
  • Every day 4,000 teens try an illicit drug for the first time
  • Every day 2,500 teens abuse a prescription drug for the first time

The good news is that parents – and other caring adults – do matter, and can make a difference.  Parents: You Matter! increases parents’ understanding and confidence in prevention and addressing drug and alcohol issues.  The presentation is tailored to meet specific audience needs, including local data, resources, and places to get help.

Topics covered include:

Why YOU matter.

Why DO kids use drugs/alcohol?

What YOU can do:

Communicate –4 Tips to Help

Monitor –6 Tips to Help

How to spot drug/alcohol use

What to do if you spot drug/alcohol use

Information on current drug trends

Empowering older adults to make positive, healthy choices

and Stay Ahead of Substance Abuse at Any Age

As more Americans enter their senior years and life expectancies reach record highs, it is more important than ever for seniors to focus on their health and wellbeing. It’s critical they recognize the life choices they make and their behaviors can have a significant impact on their quality of life. Recognizing the unique needs and perspective of seniors, the New Jersey Prevention Network developed the Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) Program, a six-week, evidenced-based substance abuse prevention and wellness program.

PMP Speakers cover a range of topics from stress management and strategies for healthy living to medication management and prescription drug abuse, WISE uses an interactive approach to help seniors celebrate aging, make positive lifestyle choices, and feel more confident and in control of their lives.

6 Lesson Curriculum at a Glance

Lesson One: Understanding the Changes Associated with Aging

Lesson Two: Aging Sensitivity

Lesson Three: Valuing Cultural and Generational Diversity

Lesson Four: Medication and the Older Adult

Lesson Five: Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Older Adults

Lesson Six: An Enhanced Quality of Life

TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures)

4-8 hours

TIPS offers skills-based training and tools to meet your business needs that are designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving.

What Others Are Saying About Our Prevention Programs

“Me360 does a great job of informing students of the dangers of meth and other drugs. The program does a great job explaining how people become addicted and the negative effects addiction has on people. The students that we teach often come from families who have drug problems. This program helps students to think about their anti-drug and what is going to help prevent them from making poor choices. I think parents have a hard time talking to kids about drugs and explaining what really happens. This program does a great job breaking the information down to a level middle school students can understand. Students are shocked to find out what most drugs are made of (ie. rat poison) and cannot believe people would put that in their body. I think having a police officer who comes in contact with drugs and people who use the, as well as giving testimony, really helps the students realize how real the dangers are and prepares them to think about what they will do and say if they are confronted by peers trying to get them to do drugs.”
Sarah Sealock

“The ME 360 Program is so beneficial in our community. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are substances that impact almost every child in my classroom. When Lorelle comes into my room, she makes it a priority to get to know every students name. She makes them feel important and therefore they feel safe to share information with her and ask personal questions. I love watching my students make connections with the information that she shares regarding these substances and how it could truly impact their lives. For some students that have addiction in their genetics, this program might be the only thing telling them how it could impact their life. The program talks about choices and we all have the ability to change our path based on those choices that we make for ourselves. This is a critical fact for students that are looking for a way out from the path they were born into. The ME 360 program makes a difference to my kids and my community”.
Tonya Korkow

7th Grade Science Teacher
“PMP has presented Me360 at Millard Central Middle School for the past 2 years. It has become an integral part of the counseling curriculum which focuses on the 40 Developmental Assets. We have been impressed with the instructors’ expertise and professionalism. The program is high interest and provides current and relevant information. Students grow in their knowledge of the dangers of drug usage. Emphasis is placed on good decision making.”
Julie Williams
Carolyn Gassert
JudyBahensky
Counselors
Millard Central Middle School

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