Youth Prevention focuses on providing drug education and prevention activities for youth ages 5-18. After-school youth groups meet on a regular basis in Norfolk and Omaha. Please refer to the PTN Events Calendar on the Home page to see current meeting times and places.
The youth meetings provide support to those whose families are affected by alcohol and other drugs, as well as provide cultural support and education that empower them to live drug-free lives.
Youth Prevention activities include:
- Drug-free educational activities (for elementary youth)
- Talking Circles (for older youth)
- Language, beading, and pow wow dancing classes
Our youth also participate in the annual Community Christmas party and field trips like visiting the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. Every summer a Youth Camp helps to educate and promote cultural awareness for the youth involved in our drug prevention activities.
Older youth who may be involved in substance, sexual, or physical abuse are often referred to a Substance Abuse Counselor for further evaluation and appropriate treatment.