Programs & Services

B.A.S.S.E.T - Beverage Alcohol Seller & Server Education Training

The Illinois Beverage Alcohol Seller & Server Education Training (B.A.S.S.E.T) is established under the AUTHORITY and is authorized by Section 3-12(a)(2) and (11) of the Illinois Liquor Control Act of 1934 [235 ILCS 5/3-12(a)(2) and (11)] Section 3500.105. The purpose of the BASSET program is to encourage profitable, responsible, and legal alcohol sales and service.


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Youth Alcohol and Drug Prevention School Training

The  Prevention  Partnership,  Inc. Peer Leadership and Skills Building Program, was identified as one of the State of Illinois' “Most Promising Prevention Programs” by the Department of Human Services, and is delivered to 7th & 12th grade youth in these communities in Illinois:

• Chicago - Austin, North Lawndale and East and West Garfield • Chicago Heights and • Hazel Crest Neighborhoods. 


 “Youth are the greatest resource on the earth. Our agency builds youth to be change agents for their communities”. 

Teen Pregnancy & STI Prevention

The goal of the project is to decrease the rates of teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS; and to increase positive youth development activities and services for African-American and Hispanic youth, ages eleven to eighteen.  

 

The project currently targets 350 to 400 sophomore students each year including delivery of the eight-session Be Proud! Be Responsible! curriculum and positive youth development workshops Healthy Relationships and Career Development

Family and Youth Financial Literacy - FDIC Money Smart

The Money Smart Financial Education Curriculum was launched by the FDIC as a nationwide initiative in September of 2001. The curriculum was designed to help adults enhance their money management skills understand basic financial services offered by the financial mainstream, and build financial confidence to use banking services effectively. Money Smart was also designed to provide financial institutions with a tool to assist in community outreach in low income areas and assist in economic development.

  

The Money Smart curriculum consists of ten modules: Bank On It: an introduction to bank services. Borrowing Basics: an introduction to credit. Check It Out: how to choose and keep a checking account. Money Matters: how to keep track of your money. Pay Yourself First: why you should save, save, save. Keep It Safe: your rights as a consumer. To Your Credit: how your credit history will affect your credit future. Charge It Right: how to make a credit card work for you. Loan to Own: know what you’re borrowing before you buy. Your Own Home: what home ownership is all about.

Community Coalitions /SAMHSA/CSAP

The Prevention Partnership, Inc. is the fiscal and managing agent for two coalitions the Westside Coalition for Healthy Neighborhoods (WCHN) formerly the Austin Coalition for Healthy Lifestyles and the stablished in 2007. South Suburban Family Wellness Alliance (SSFWA) established in 2009. 


All coalitions are modeled after the U.S. Department of Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) and are consistent with the Departments Healthy People 2020, along with supporting State of Illinois and Cook County Departments of Public Health and Human Services.

Great Lakes Regional Initiative / 6 Midwest State Project

 The mission of the Great Lakes Urban Initiative is to design, implement, evaluate, and replicate a culturally intelligent, high-impact, cost-effective demonstration partnership addressing specific behavioral health and public health needs in communities of color within the region.  

   

GLUI Priorities


  • Raise awareness of mental health well-being and assist people to lead more productive and autonomous lifestyles through service, advocacy, and education. 
  • Reduce public and behavioral health concerns within communities of color related to the misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD), including prescription drugs and medications. 
  • Collaborate with members on community “trauma-informed care.”