Outreach and Education
What We Do
Copper Shores Outreach and Education uses evidence-based training and programming to educated copper country residents of all ages on a variety of topics. Outreach and Education offers training to address substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, parenting classes and trainings with community partners to assist first responders. In addition we offer follow up for individuals at risk of suicide and family support services.
The Programs We Offer
School-Based Prevention Education
One of the best ways to help developing young minds make good decisions is to meet them where they spend much of their time, in school. Copper Shores Outreach and Education provides school-based prevention education to multiple school districts throughout the Copper Country. Education and Outreach provides training on a variety of topics including drug use, emotional intelligence, anti-vaping and more.
Students meet weekly at host schools across the Copper Country and participate in monthly group activities like sledding at Mont Ripley and staying overnight in the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum in Marquette. In addition to fun activities, students complete at least 20 hours of community service together and learn over the course of the program year.
Family & Community Support
Working to assist families in reaching healthy outcomes for parents and youth in Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw Counties.
The Programs We Offer
People trained in Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling or neighbor.
Guiding Good Choices Training
In five or six sessions, parents and caregivers learn specific actions that promote healthy development and reduce risky behavior in the teen years. Home practice and weekly family meetings build family connections and help families apply skills in real life. Guiding Good Choices® emphasizes strong family bonds as the key that motivates preteens to follow family guidelines and stay on a course toward better health and educational outcomes as teenagers.
Behavioral Health Emergency Partnership Training
Behavioral Health Emergency Partnership Training is a behavioral health training initiative to equip emergency responders with the tools they need to effectively recognize, respond and mitigate a Behavioral Health Emergency. The Behavioral Health Emergency Partnership Training consists of three linked training segments, Pre-Course Online Training, Classroom Instruction and Scenario Based Training.
Meet the Team