Regional Prevention Services Partner
Project Turnabout has been actively engaged in providing prevention services to Southwest Minnesota, as part of our mission and continuum of care, for over 20 years. Over the past 10 years, our prevention efforts were elevated to a statewide level with the addition of a Regional Prevention Coordinator for 27 counties in Southwest Minnesota.
The goal for our prevention efforts is to reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) and related problems within our region of service, as well as supporting all regions of Minnesota.
Regional Prevention in Southwest Minnesota
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision is to have a Regional Prevention System, which identifies, supports, and links communities together in the prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD).
The mission of the Regional Prevention Coordinator (RPC) is to build regional relationships, provide training and technical assistance, and implement a cohesive statewide prevention effort to build stronger and safer communities. They provide assistance in the following areas, including the Strategic Prevention Framework Model:
- Community Assessment
- Capacity Building
- Strategic Planning
- Evaluation and Sustainability
- Resource Materials and Ideas
- Cultural Competency
- Training and Technical Assistance
- Coalition Building
- Community Mobilization
Minnesota is divided into seven different regions of prevention supports. Project Turnabout is the host site for state prevention efforts in Region 5, which supports 27 counties in Southwest Minnesota. We were first awarded a prevention grant, administered through the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD) to hire a Regional Prevention Coordinator in 2005. The state of Minnesota is divided into seven regions of prevention supports.
Counties included in Region 5 are Blue Earth, Brown, Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Le Seuer, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Swift, Waseca, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine.
Region 5 Prevention Coordinator
Sean Culhane is the Regional Prevention Coordinator for Southwest Minnesota. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Education: Leadership & Management, both from Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU).
Please contact Sean for more prevention related information or to be added to the prevention e-list. Visit the Regional Prevention Coordinator website at www.rpcmn.org.
- Office: 320-564-4911
- Cell: 507-401-1164
- Fax: 320-564-3122
Regional Prevention Coordinators provide resources, consultation and technical assistance to local coalitions, agencies and other community members. Services provided by RPC’s are guided by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) principles. They are designed to build and maintain effective prevention programming within the Strategic Prevention Framework Model, and are funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD). Assistance is being provided in the following prevention areas:
- Assessment – Assessments or data analysis is needed, or community readiness for change.
- Evaluation – Steps include: 1. Developing a program evaluation plan. 2. Developing, obtaining, and critiquing evaluation tools. 3. Implementing an evaluation plan. 4. Analyzing the evaluation plan. 5. Presenting or sharing the evaluation results.
- Planning Effective Programs – Developing logic models, designing goals, objectives, and work plans. As well as identifying and selecting effective, evidence-based methods and strategies.
- Implementing Programs – Troubleshooting difficulties and maintaining program fidelity.
- Capacity Building – Coalition building and maintenance, stakeholder analysis and engagement, leadership empowerment, fundraising, grant-writing, and training.
When to Call Your Regional Prevention Coordinator
Are you thinking about writing a grant application to help build a healthier community? What about looking for a contact for more information or where to obtain resources? If you simply need to bounce ideas around about what works, what doesn’t, and how come. To share your success stories, current news, and events. If you are interested in learning more about the following strategies or programs, give us a call:
- Enviornmental Strategies – Media, Law Enforcement, Policy Advocacy
- Minnesota’s Positive Community Norms Project
- Zero Adult Provider and Social Host Ordinances
- Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST)
- Steps to Becoming a Credentialed Prevention Professional
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please contact us at 1-800-862-1453 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.