Prevention Resource Center
One of the vital prevention services The Council on Recovery operates is the Prevention Resource Center (PRC), Region 6, which is funded by the Texas Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC). The PRC’s goal is to provide data and training resources for substance abuse prevention across the region. The Prevention Resource Center:
- Serves as a central data collection repository and substance abuse training liaison for the region.
- Facilitates school participation in the Texas School Survey which targets 4th – 12th graders to gauge drug and alcohol use statewide.
- Facilitates and maximizes the regional resources in data collection to develop a Regional Needs Assessment focusing on HHSC’s top three priority areas: Alcohol (underage drinking), marijuana and prescription drugs.
- Identifies community and county data resources to maximize regional resources in data collection on alcohol (underage drinking), marijuana and prescription drugs.
- Identifies community, county and regional training needs and resources.
- Serves as the substance abuse prevention training liaison and coordinates substance abuse prevention among local, county and state agencies as well as other behavioral health and prevention-focused community organizations.
PRC Needs Assessment Report
The PRC Region 6 recently conducted a needs assessment to provide the state and community of Region 6 with comprehensive information about adolescent drug and alcohol use, in terms of local and statewide consumption.
The PRC Region 6 serves the following communities in the Gulf Coast Area:
Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, Wharton.