Protect Your Family
The Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville partners with Margaret Mary Health and the Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office to offer FREE drug testing kits to parents to give them the option to drug test their children at home. This is a prevention strategy that gives students another out when facing peer pressure to use. If the student knows it is a possibility to be tested when they get home for the evening, they will be more likely to say no to the pressure to use. Locations to pick-up the drug test kits are Batesville Community School Administrative Office, Batesville Memorial Building, Margaret Mary Health Community Outreach Offices, Oldenburg Academy Administrative Office, and the Ripley County Health Department. Protect Your Family Informational Sheet
AlcohoEdu for High School is an online, interactive, alcohol education and prevention course designed to increase alcohol-related knowledge, discourage acceptance of underage drinking, and prevent or decrease alcohol use and its related negative consequences. The Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville partners with the Batesville Community School Corporation and Oldenburg Academy to implement this program in the Freshman class. (www.everfi.com)
These lessons and others are illuminated in compelling, story-driven fashion. They are also described in detail in Chad Varga’s celebrated book Bounce: Down Is Inevitable, Up is a Choice, now available with an accompanying Teacher Activity Guide and Student Journal that meet Reading and Language Arts Common Core Standards so that both educators and students can take tangible next steps to elevating their lives to the next level. The Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville partners with the Batesville Community School Corporation to implement this program to the Sixth grade class. (www.chadvarga.com)
The Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville partners with the Batesville Police Department and Margaret Mary Health to encourage the community to dispose of their unused and expired Rx medications. There are 24/7 drop off locations at Batesville Police Station, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and Ripley County Sheriff’s Department.