Chestnut Health Systems™ Prevention programs provide community education and training on teen substance use and pregnancy prevention to all age groups. Whether you are a student, parent, educator, health professional, civic leader, business person, or concerned citizen, you can play a role in prevention. 

Grundy and Will Counties

In the Joliet area, Chestnut provides evidence-based youth prevention education in schools and helps coalitions to create healthy, drug-free communities through the Strategic Prevention Framework. The primary funder is the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Youth Prevention Education

Guiding Good Choices
Guiding Good Choices is a research-based drug prevention program that provides parents of children ages 9 to 14 with the knowledge they need to guide their children through early adolescence. A bilingual Chestnut staff member delivers this program in Spanish to parents at Sator Sanchez Elementary School in Joliet.

Project Toward No Drug Abuse (TND)
Project TND is a drug use prevention program for high school youth and is designed to help students develop skills such as self-control, communications, and decision-making. A bilingual Chestnut staff member delivers this program in Spanish to students at Joliet Township High School, Central Campus.

Too Good For Drugs (TGFD)
TGFD is a school-based prevention program for students in kindergarten through 12th grade that builds on students' resiliency by teaching them how to be socially competent and autonomous problem solvers. Chestnut staff members deliver the TGFD curriculum to Joliet School District 86 students at A.O. Marshall Elementary School (5th grade), Gompers Junior High School (6th and 7th grade), Sator Sanchez Elementary School (5th grade), and Isaac Singleton Elementary School (5th grade).

Coalitions


Behavioral Health Alliance of Grundy County
Website:  www.bhagrundycounty.com


Braidwood Area Healthy Communities Coalition
Website:    www.braidwoodcoalition.org
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/braidwoodareahealthycommunitycoalition


Hispanic Latino Coalition
Website:  www.hlcwillcounty.org


Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Community
Website:  www.wilmington-coalition.org

For more information, please call us at 815.725.3491


Logan and Mason Counties 

Through funding from the Illinois Department of Human Services, Chestnut helps coalitions in the strategic prevention framework, youth prevention education classes, a parent-focused alcohol prevention campaign, and prescription drug disposal.

Communication Campaigns

Parent Campaign
A parent-focused prevention communication campaign is currently being implemented in all junior high and high schools within Logan and Mason Counties in Illinois. Materials are shared to encourage parents to set clear rules and communicate about alcohol and drug use with their children.

Guard and Discard Campaign
The Guard and Discard media campaign is designed to raise public awareness of the importance of safe use, safe storage and safe disposal of prescription painkillers in preventing opioid misuse. 

Coalitions

Havana Area Prevention Team
Facebook:  facebook.com/HavanaAreaPreventionTeam 
Email:         havanapreventionteam@gmail.com

Citizens for Positive Adolescent Choices
Facebook: facebook.com/CPACpositivechoice 
Email:        cpacnow@gmail.com 

ALMH Community Health Collaborative
Website:          www.almh.org/Community/ALMH-Community-Health-Collaborative
Facebook:       facebook.com/ALMHCHC

For more information, please call us at 309.451.7708.


Madison and St. Clair Counties

Chestnut focuses on developing the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to help people live healthier lifestyles. Education and training address alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, electronic (vaping) devices, over-the-counter and prescription medications and other drugs, teen pregnancy, HIV/STDs, and opioid harm reduction. 

With its partners, Chestnut offers community needs assessments, data summaries, youth prevention education in schools, communication campaigns, youth advisory committees, publications, trainings, grant writing, and resource development.

For more information, please call us at 618.205.8133.

McLean County


Coalitions


BN Parents
Websites:  bnparents.org    alwaysunstoppable.org
Facebook: facebook.com/BNParents

BNCCC
Website: www.bnccc.org

For more information, please call us at 309.451.7816.