Our Prevention programs provide the following services:

Our Priorities

  • Engage and educate parents and caregivers about their vital role in preventing youth drug and alcohol use.
  • Offer strengths-based, culturally responsive community prevention education on vaping, marijuana, alcohol, Fentanyl and counterfeit pills, and overdose intervention with Narcan.
  • Facilitate evidence-based prevention curriculum for middle and high school students.
  • Partner with community organizations to build awareness on substance use trends for professional development and greater community knowledge.
  • Support the communities served from a holistic and trauma informed perspective, building a foundation of trust as the first step to increasing protective factors.
  • Address teen use and misuse of prescription drugs and the increase in marijuana use.
  • Prevent the devastating effects of drugs and alcohol in our communities.

Our Programs


  • Active Parenting: A 6-week comprehensive parenting program to help parents raise responsible, courageous children who are able to resist negative peer pressure and thrive. Ages 5-17.
  • Triple P Parenting: A variety of workshops depending on curriculum level and age that focus on developing action plans to navigate everyday challenges and equip caregivers with tools to develop their own self-regulation strategies. Options: Triple P Level 2, 3, and Level 4 for ages 0-12 and teens. Reach out to Prevention staff to access appropriate level needed.
  • Flourishing Families: A series of five interactive workshops to help caregivers learn the Five Strengthening Families Protective Factors and identify how they show up in their families. Ages up to 17-years old.


  • Too Good for Drugs: A prevention curriculum to help students develop refusal skills, create goal-setting strategies, and understand the impact of substance abuse on their bodies and minds. Grades 6th – 7th.
  • Towards No Drugs: A high school curriculum that helps students understand their own stress and develop positive coping strategies, social refusal skills, and understand the impact of substances on their bodies, minds, and future goals. Grades 9th – 12th.
  • Catch My Breath: A vaping curriculum that covers both vaping nicotine and marijuana. Grades 6th – 12th.

To learn more about the prevention services at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, please contact Michelle Sambrano, Director of Prevention Programs: 602-305-7126, ext. 3352.

This project is supported by the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) through the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention, and the Trauma Informed Substance Abuse Primary Prevention grant.