YOUTH PREVENTION UNIVERSAL

YPU program provides universal prevention services that promote a proactive process to address health and wellness for individuals, families, and communities by enhancing protective factors that increase knowledge, skills, and attitudes for making health choices. YPU strategies are designed to reach the entire population without regard to individual risk factors and are designed to reach a very large audience or population such as a community, school, or neighborhood.

SERVICES PROVIDED

YPU program provides evidence-based curriculum prevention education to elementary and middle school students; Disseminate information to provide awareness and knowledge of ATOD use, abuse, addictions, and/or HIV infection; Alcohol and other drug presentations for youth and adults; Alternative activities and tobacco alternative activities designed to encourage and foster bonding with peers, family and community; Problem identification and referral to ensure the participant and/or family member is provided with information and resources to access support services; Community-based process activities; and Environmental and social policy activities.

CURRICULUM

Positive Action

TARGET POPULATION

Primary population is youth ages 6-18 (1st – 12thgrades) from the general population, such as all students in a school. Secondary population includes the parents, grandparents, guardians, and siblings of the youth participants.

PROGRAM SERVICE AREA COUNTIES

Cameron and Hidalgo

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LOCATIONS

Headquarters:

5510 N. Cage Blvd., Suite C

Pharr, TX 78577

(956) 787-7111

Satellite Sites: 1617 E. Tyler, Suite D

Harlingen, TX

(956) 423-0018

CONTACT

Norma Galvan

YPU Coordinator

(956) 787-7111 ext. 296

ngalvan@bhsst.org

FUNDING

DSHS Funded Grant