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, Project Turnabout’s 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, other drugs (ATOD) and related problems within our region of service and to support all regions of Minnesota.
The Regional Prevention Coordinator (RPC) seeks to build regional relationships, provide training and technical assistance, and implement a cohesive statewide prevention effort to build stronger and safer communities.
Project Turnabout & Regional Prevention in Southwest Minnesota
Our Vision is A Regional Prevention System, Which Identifies, Supports and Links Communities Together in the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use.
Project Turnabout is the host site for state prevention efforts in Region 5 which supports 27 Counties in Southwest Minnesota. Project Turnabout was first awarded a prevention grant to hire a Regional Prevention Coordinator in 2005. The Regional Prevention Coordinator supports coalitions and communities on prevention, education, and forming of coalitions in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD). The state of MN is divided into seven regions of prevention supports. The grant is administered through the Department of Human Services-Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (DHS ADAD).
- Community Assessment
- Capacity Building
- Strategic Planning
- Evaluation and Sustainability
- Resource Materials and Ideas
- Cultural Competency
- Training and Technical Assistance
- Coalition Building
- Community Mobilization
When should I call my Regional Prevention Coordinator?
When you are interested in learning more about the following strategies/programs:
- Environmental Strategies (media, law enforcement, policy advocacy etc.)
- Minnesota’s Positive Community Norms Project
- Zero Adult Provider and Social Host Ordinances
- Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) and/or steps to becoming a credentialed prevention professional
When thinking about writing a grant application that helps you build a healthier community. When looking for contact for more information, where to obtain resources, etc. 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.
Regional Prevention Coordinators provide resources, consultation and technical assistance to local coalitions, agencies and other community members. Technical Assistance is being provided in the following prevention areas:
- Needs assessment and data analysis
- Community readiness for change
- Coalition building and maintenance
- Stakeholder analysis and engagement
- Leadership empowerment
- Fundraising, grant writing, etc.
- Developing logic models
- Designing goals, objectives and work plans
- Identifying and selecting effective, evidence-based methods and strategies
- Troubleshooting difficulties
- Maintaining program fidelity
- Developing a program evaluation plan• Developing, obtaining and critiquing evaluation tools
- Implementing an evaluation plan
- Analyzing evaluation results
- Presenting and sharing evaluation results Services provided by Regional Prevention Coordinators are guided by SAMHSA (the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) principles designed to build and maintain effective prevention programming within a Strategic Prevention Framework. Funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD).
Region 5 Prevention Coordinator: Sean Culhane
For more prevention related information, please email us to be added to the prevention e-list or by calling
1-800-862-1453 or 320-564-4911. We will send up-to-date emails monthly.
Visit the Regional Prevention Coordinator website at www.rpcmn.org.