One of the CSF’s 10 services areas is Prevention. One could argue this is the most important category we fund because its aim is to decrease the need for many of the other services our partners deliver. We fund prevention services for children and teens that help them learn coping strategies, strengthen relationships with positive adults and their wider communities, and build life-long social-emotional and personal safety skills. To reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect, some programming is geared toward helping parents of infants and toddlers.
Supports that lead to better mental & behavioral health for kids
Decades of research has shown that prevention services lead to better childhood mental and behavioral health outcomes; decrease risky behaviors like substance abuse; provide prevention education for parents to lower incidents of infant and early childhood abuse and neglect; and give young people the emotional and relational resources to recognize, prevent and/or recover from traumatic events, including domestic violence and sexual assault. Our partners do the important work of addressing the root causes of and reducing harm from those traumatic experiences — all with the goal of keeping our Jackson County kids healthy.
Investing in prevention services strengthens Jackson County
Social-emotional skills for kids
Prevention programs give kids the social-emotional skills they need to live healthier lives.
Better and Safer Environments
Prevention programs create safer, more supportive environments for children — both at home and in school.
Prevention programs build healthier communities and decrease reliance on future social services.
The CSF difference
As a voter-approved, tax-funded program, the CSF works to elevate and “raise the tide” for everyone working to support kids in Jackson County. Investing in mental health services, our partners, their programs and collaboration for innovation is what’s best for our kids — and our community.
Learn more about prevention services
Learn why prevention services are so critical to the mental health and wellbeing of Jackson County kids, and why more funding is needed.