Brief Intervention Program (BIP)
The BIP Program offers an alternative to traditional drug-related suspensions. In partnership with the Lake Tahoe Unified School District, alcohol or other drug (AOD) treatment specialist assess and provide education to student in possession of AOD on-campus. Rather than being sent home following an infraction, the student and parents engage in a curriculum with a dedicated student advocate with referrals to further resources if necessary.
Parent Group texting network
Utilizing an online platform called Nixle, this program aims to create a support system to inform & engage parents in AOD treatment and resiliency skills for their children. Nixel offers a digital infrastructure to aid parents in strengthening parenting skills and allows the DFC to disseminate local drug trends & information in both English & Spanish
National Drug Takeback Days
The DFC works in partnership with the South Tahoe Police Department to host biannual Drug Take Back Days. During these events, community members can dispose of unwanted prescription or other drugs without penalty. The DFC has worked to install permanent drug take back bins in the Sheriff's Office in South Lake Tahoe for year-round drug collection. Additionally, the DFC provides secure lock bags for community members to take home and safely store drugs away from children and other family members.
Sponsor For drug prevention clubs at south tahoe middle and high schools
With a strong focus on prevention, the DFC sponsors the middle school's Club Live and high school's Friday Night Live clubs that inspire young leaders through healthy activities and drug prevention education. These youth participate in harm reduction activities on school campuses and promote positive, drug-free alternatives for teens.
community events and involvement
Throughout the five-year history of the DFC in South Lake Tahoe, the Coalition has worked to be present at community events such as the annual the Drug Store Project, Day of the Young Child, Earth Day Celebration, Community Health Fairs, National Night Out, and many more. Additionally, the DFC members attend city council, school board, and Community Health Advisory Committee meetings to impact decisions which may affect the healthy development of our youth.