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Since the 1980s, Insight Human Services has offered evidence-based prevention programs to thousands of North Carolina students and their families. In the last five years alone, Insight has served more than 100,000 children and 20,000 adults.

Our trained Program Specialists develop meaningful relationships with children and school officials to tailor a useful array of services for a child’s specific needs without interfering with the academic day. Some of the following core skills are addressed in our curriculum: self-esteem, team building, goal setting, problem solving, anger management, conflict resolution and decision making.

Prevention Services also collaborates with a myriad of agencies ranging from schools to law enforcement to community coalitions to disseminate vital “prevention” messages. Key issues staff address include education on underage drinking, responsible alcohol consumption, tobacco use and safe disposal of medications.

We believe in building a better future one child at a time.

_MG_5380Our programs are supported by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse Services Prevention and Early Intervention, and prevention activities achieve results.

 Last year:

  • Nearly 100% of our students completed their prevention program.
  • Our staff visited nearly 2,000 businesses to ensure merchants checked ID when selling tobacco products.
  • More than 8 out of 10 students demonstrated improved behavior.
  • 87% of students maintained or improved their grades.
  • More than half received better attendance reports at school.
  • 4,000 adults received alcohol, drug and tobacco education materials.
  • 96% of adults and students demonstrated a greater awareness of the effects of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

Over time, Insight’s Prevention Services has expanded its activities into areas like medication “take-backs” in various communities, resulting in the collection of millions of doses of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Insight also leads thriving after school programs offering tutoring, homework assistance and physical activity. Trained Program Specialists staff vital “transition” summer camps that help rising sixth graders with the changes accompanying middle school – a time during which, statistics show, children can be most susceptible to peer pressure. We believe prevention is about empowering children and their families to live healthy, happy lives.

Prevention provides services to many organizations including the following:

  • Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
  • Asheboro City Schools
  • Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions
  • Chatham County Schools
  • Davie County Schools
  • Durham County Schools
  • Elkin City Schools
  • Iredell-Statesville Schools
  • Orange County Schools
  • Partners Behavioral Healthcare
  • Sandhills Center
  • Stokes County Schools
  • Surry County Schools
  • Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools