City of Newton, IA

04/04/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/04/2019 12:43

SRO Britton Attends Youth Prevention Training

School Resource Officer Julie Britton recently attended two youth specific training courses that will assist in educating students about substance abuse and responding to mental health issues within the school setting.

Officer Britton was certified to teach the LifeSkills curriculum, which is a middle school and high school substance abuse prevention program that teaches students social and self-management skills, including skills in resisting peer and media pressure to smoke, drink, or use drugs; and informs students of the immediate consequences of substance abuse. This program is a great compliment to the 'Too Good for Drugs' program currently being taught in the elementary school.

Officer Britton also attended 8 hours of training on Mental Health First Aid for youth. She has previously completed 40 hours of Crisis Intervention Training and an additional 8 hours of Mental Health First Aid for adults.