First Call is the Prevention Resource Center for Cass, Jackson, Johnson and Lafayette Counties in Missouri. As the regional expert in prevention, First Call provides technical support to 10 coalitions in the four-county region and delivers evidence-based prevention programming in schools in both Kansas and Missouri.
First Call’s Prevention Specialists work in the community to educate and prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among youth.
The Prevention Department welcomes the opportunity to work with schools, businesses and organizations throughout Greater Kansas City. We offer community presentations, educational programs and recovery panels. We work with each school or agency to meet specific needs.
First Call offers several evidence-based prevention programs including:
Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Life Skills Training
Signs of Suicide (SOS) training
For more information, please contact Michelle Irwin, Community Prevention Specialist, 816-800-8046.
Click HERE for more information about First Call Prevention Programs.
First Call & Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools
The First Call Prevention Department recently teamed up with the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools to help serve as a prevention resource for parents who reside in the district.
In the new series of videos, Margaux Guignon, Director of Prevention Services, Michelle Irwin, Community Outreach Specialist, and Scott Schultz, Community Prevention Specialist, offer a variety of topics, including "Alcohol and Young People," "Bullying and Substance Use," and "Marijuana and the Young Mind." Click HERE to view the resource page.