Prevention

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Northern Ohio Recovery Association (NORA) embraces a personal approach to prevention and recovery success. Our service delivery strategy evaluates individual client risks, then utilizes evidence based interventions to ensure the best outcome. Staff members genuinely care about the well being and progress of every client. We consider specific need such as  HIV/STD testing and referrals.

NORA engages educators, parents and other community stake-holders to prevent the use of ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs); HCV (Hepatitis C Virus), HIV (Human Immune Deficiency Virus) and STD’s (Sexually Transmitted Diseases). Our comprehensive approach and “out of the box thinking” results in effective skill building.

NORA’s implementation of a variety of cutting edge programs gives the prevention department’s leadership the ability to offer incredible alternatives for treatment and recovery. We work in tandem with all departments to provide a chain of support designed to alter the norms of people at risk from ATOD and HIV/STD’s.

Prevention is effective when it meets the needs of a community and engages community partners as an element in a wholelistic strategy. Our collaborations with Community Based Organizations, Non Profit Organizations, For Profit Businesses, Schools, Municipal Governments, Health Departments, Housing Authorities, and the Faith Based Community, helps the prevention department to deliver MOU’s (Memorandums of Understandings), to effectively implement fidelity within the scope of services to our clients. We are the link to communities that care!

NORA’s prevention department has also nurtured and developed an internal component comprised of a coalition of invested community partners with the common goal of changing the environment for “At Risk Youth” called, “The Bridges of Hope Coalition”.

Finally the data collection and analysis of our client’s progress is carefully recorded and evaluated as to provide relevant information to concerned and committed parties as a step in the treatment, recovery and prevention of individuals at risk. This information is confidential and meets all HIPPA standards for privacy and non disclosure.

The Prevention Department focuses on issues that affect our community, through presentations that address individual subjects for groups/afterschool programs/senior centers. Another service that the prevention department provides is free information on drug, alcohol, tobacco, and gambling through several health fairs each year.  Our Prevention Department also carries over 200 titles of information which comes in the form of brochures, posters, bookmarks, activity books, as well as,  free HIV testing.