Removing barriers to student success.
Prevention and Youth Services
ESD 112 Prevention and Youth Services are dedicated to helping school communities establish and maintain supportive learning environments.
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.
ESD 112 Prevention and Youth Services
2500 NE 65th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98661-6812
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.
Prevention and Youth Services Web Resources
Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention
- National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration)
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
- Washington State Alcohol and Drug Help Line
- National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
- Office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) School Safety Center
- Alcoholic Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Pill Identification
Prevention Programs & Grants
Programs/Grants administered by Prevention and Youth Services include: