Prevention and Youth Services

Prevention and Youth Services 2018-02-26T15:52:00+00:00

Removing barriers to student success.

About Prevention

Prevention and Youth Services

ESD 112 Prevention and Youth Services are dedicated to helping school communities establish and maintain supportive learning environments.

Overall Purpose

To establish a comprehensive, integrated model of services that fosters safe school environments, promotes healthy childhood development and prevents violence, alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse.


ESD 112 Prevention and Youth Services foster healthy, safe and engaged students through comprehensive systems of support in order to overcome learning barriers and increase student achievement.

Who to Contact

Deb Drandoff, M.Ed.


Mailing Address

ESD 112 Prevention and Youth Services
2500 NE 65th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98661-6812
F 360.906.0089


Phone: 360-952-3396


Substance Abuse Awareness

WA State Substance Abuse Awareness Prevention and Intervention

Prevention/Intervention Specialists serve K-12 students in schools throughout the ESD 112 region, with an emphasis on secondary students. Their goal is to increase the educational success of students by building a protective environment, increasing the resiliency of students who are at risk of drug use, and decreasing student use of harmful substances in schools served.

Members Include All ESD 112 School Districts

Funding consists of a grant from OSPI which is a mix of federal and state dollars. Local districts matching dollars are also included.

Grant funds are specifically used to place Prevention/Intervention Specialists in schools to implement comprehensive student assistance programs that address problems associated with substance abuse and violence. Prevention/Intervention Specialists provide early alcohol and other drug prevention and intervention services to students and their families; assist in referrals to treatment and help students transition back to school who have had problems of alcohol and other drug abuses.

Web Resources/Links

Healthy Youth Survey

Who to Contact

Joy Lyons

Prevention Intervention Coordinator


Phone: 360-952-3397



Prevention & Youth Programs

  • Student Threat Assessment

Student Threat Assessment

  • Truancy


Upcoming Classes

Prevention Programs & Grants

Programs/Grants administered by Prevention and Youth Services include:

Washington State Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative
Student Threat Assessment Program
Prevent Coalition
Truancy Project
Youth Workforce Program

Get Social with Us

ESD 112

Our scope of services is wide and varied. It includes but is not limited to curriculum; instructional support and assessment; business operations; transportation; youth employment; printing; public relations; data processing; payroll; fingerprinting; network support; a statewide K-20 computer network; traffic safety education; construction management; preschool programs; homeless transportation; para-educator training; and special education.
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ESD 112March 23, 2018 at 2:49pm
“As a former preschool teacher, I know that investing in our youngest learners isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smartest thing we can do." Thank you Senator Patty Murray for all your efforts on this!
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ESD 112March 23, 2018 at 12:28pm
Making some video magic at Hough Elementary, where teachers got SBAC.

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