School-wide Prevention Programs
GCHS Staff and Students work together on programming to promote education and awareness on a variety of topics. The following topics were chosen based on the results of the Illinois Youth Survey and a SAP Needs Assessment Survey.
September: Depression Awareness - National Suicide Prevention Month
October: National Bullying Prevention Month & Red Ribbon Week
November: Tobacco Awareness – The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout
December: Stress Management/Preparing for Final Exams
January: Take Charge of your Health Week! (Nutrition, exercise, sleep, etc.)
February: Healthy Relationships – National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
March: Positive Body Image/Eating Disorders Awareness
April: GCHS Wellness Day
May: Alcohol & Drug Awareness – Safe prom/Safe Summer
Erika’s Lighthouse – Depression Awareness Teen Panel for health class presentations.
Signs of Suicide (SOS) – Education/Screening suicide prevention program for health classes.
Freshman Transition – Curriculum integrated into Freshmen Transition Program
AlcoholEdu for High School - Evidenced-based prevention program delivered to all Freshman Students
SADD – Students Against Destructive Decisions – This club coordinates activities such as Red Ribbon Week.
Snowball – A retreat that encourages students to make positive choices and live a healthy lifestyle.
SAP PEERS – Students create programs that promote healthy choices through a variety of monthly prevention activities. (PEERS stands for: Providing Education, Encouragement and Resources to Students)
Rams Dedicated – Student leaders that are committed to living a healthy lifestyle.
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