What is I Mind?
I Mind is a voluntary one-day weekend program. It gives adolescents tools to avoid substance use. I Mind also helps students return to school or after-school programs as quickly as possible after discipline measures.
When school Alcohol and Other Drug policies are violated, students are often excluded from school other activities for discipline. Youth need prevention programming to turn from potential substance use disorders.
I Mind consists of evidence informed education and a substance use intervention assessment.
The program will cover prevention, a small group discussion, and intervention. Topics will include prevention on smoking, vaping, alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs.
Each student will take a Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) as a tool in assessing substance use disorders. Parents will receive screening results at a later time after review. The school will not receive or have access to the screening results.
When does I Mind Meet?
Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm
Classes have moved to every other weekend through 2021 for grades 9-12. New classes have been added for grades 7-8 taking place once a month.
Grades 9-12 Class: 8/28/21, 9/11/21, 9/25/21, 10/2/21, 10/16/21, 11/6/21, 11/13/21, 12/4/21, 12/11/21, 1/8/22, 1/15/22
Grades 7-8 Class: 9/18/21, 10/23/21, 11/20/21, 12/18/21, 1/22/22
SCHOOL - Reach out to parents & relevant MHRSB contact, receive certificate of completion
PARENT - Register & pay for program, receive intervention recommendations about your child’s assesment
STUDENT - Attend I Mind, give principal certificate of completion, meet with relevant MHRSB contact
WHAT ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES?
I mind if you Juul.
I mind if you're falling behind in school.
I mind that you can't compete with us in the competition.
I mind that this is hurting your health.
WHAT YOUR CHILD WILL EXPERIENCE
• “Top 10 Myths About Alcohol & Drugs” Prevention Education
• Small Group Discussion on substance use stigmas
• Substance Use Disorder Interventions • Role play scenarioes and other
interactive learning techiniques
• Positive coping strategies for stress
and peer pressure
OPEN TO REFERRAL
You can send your child to the I Mindprogram if you have concerns about substance use like vaping. Parents can register their children before any school policies are violated.
REGISTRATION IS EASY!
1) Go to Trainings at wecarepeople.org
2) Complete the I Mind form
3) Pay $25 registration fee* at Saturday program with cash or check
Make checks out to: MHRSB of Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin Counties
*Fee covers lunch, assessment screening, and other program costs
If you are in crisis call 1-800-567-HOPE (4673) or text 741 741.