upcoming events:

Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October, 2021


Kansas Prevention Collaborative Conference 


Kansas Red Ribbon Campaign

October 23-31, 2021

September 2021

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. LEARN MORE

Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues. LEARN MORE

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Prevention Awareness from the Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ and hear ways your coalition can celebrate Family Day on Sept. 27.

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October 2021

Devoted to the well-being of our children since 1985

A lot can change in three decades. The challenges our youth face today are not the same as when we began our work, but our mission has never changed: support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.


October was first declared National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in 2011.  An observance to highlight the vital role of substance abuse prevention in both individual and community health and to remember those who have lost their lives to substance abuse.  Check out the resources on substance abuse prevention provide by SAMHSA.


November 2021

November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM), a public awareness campaign designed to “Shine a Light” on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth that too often remain invisible.


The American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday ofNovember (November 18), challenging smokers to give up cigarettes for 24 hours. If you or a loved one smokes cigarettes, consider joining the movement, and take the first step toward quitting cigarettes forever!.


December 2021

Two of the most celebrated dates in December – Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve – are also among the most dangerous. In 2018, drunk driving crashes claimed 108 lives in those two days alone, accounting for nearly half of total traffic deaths. LEARN MORE

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world. LEARN MORE


December 9-10, 2021

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM both days

Kansas Prevention Ethics Registration