Prevention Resource Center
The Region 3 Prevention Resource Center (PRC), housed at
Health Resources and funded by the Arkansas Department of Health
and Human Services, division of Behavioral Health, Alcohol and
Drug Abuse Prevention, is one of 13 centers operated throughout
the state. The PRC is a link into the community to promote
healthy behaviors and lifestyle changes to prevent the use and
abuse of substances. By working with the citizens of a
community, a strategic plan is developed to address each
individual community's risk factors and increase the protection
that can be offered.
Those counties that are served are: Cleburne, Fulton, Jackson, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone, White, Woodruff and Van Buren.
The Prevention Resource Center promotes six strategies to increase the capacities of communities to address their own needs related to substance abuse.
- Information Dissemination - pamphlets and brochures
- Prevention Education - training
- Community Processes - development of coalitions of community volunteers
- Environmental Strategies - changing public policy and perceptions
- Alternative Activities - after school and direct care programs
- Problem Identification and Referral- resources for assistance.
The PRC has two offices located within the ten county area to service our communities efficiently and effectively.
Cleburne, Independence, Jackson, White and Woodruff
Margaret Morrison, PRC Coordinator
P.O. Box 492
211 Blanchard Street
Mountain View, AR 72560
Fulton, Independence, Izard and Sharp
Carol Mathews, PRC Program Specialist
1355 E. Main Street
Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: 870-793-8900 ext#1222
List of Services Offered by PRC
The PRC offers a variety of services including the ones listed below. A free clearinghouse of brochures and pamphlets is available at each of the two offices in the area.
Needs AssessmentAnnually, the students in Arkansas are surveyed for their use of drugs and what factors cause them to use or not use. The PRC has information about how youth in our region feel about these matters. PRC can also assist your group in creating a local adult survey to determine your community's readiness to tackle the issues.
Coalition FacilitationFrom technical assistance to full participation, PRC can help you organize and sustain your community-based anti-drug coalition. Training, planning and information are all available to help communities build their capacity to address the issues that increase the risks of substance abuse.
Referral ResourcesProgram specialists with the PRC can discuss your concerns and help you find the help you need in the area closest to your home. We have a comprehensive listing of services and contact with the people that can assist.
Prevention Education/TrainingAn array of trainings is available, either at our locations or at yours.
- Parenting skills
- Drug awareness, general and specific topics
- Stress management
- Team/coalition building
- Logic models
- Cultural diversity/human development
- Plus, trainings custom designed to fit your needs
County CoalitionsEach of the ten counties served has numerous anti-drug coalitions. Some address specific issues and others address general issues. Use the service locator for details about coalitions in the area.
Cleburne CountyCleburne County Coalition
Roy Reynolds coalition leader
Sheriff's Dept. Heber Springs, AR 72543
Fulton CountyFulton Hometown Health
Dwight Sharp, Hometown Health Leader.
P.O. Box 650, Salem, AR 72576
Jackson CountyJackson Co. Hometown Health ATOD Subcommittee
LJ. Bryant, Hometown Health Leader.
P.O. Box 1161 Newport, AR 72112
Independence CountyIndependence Co. Hometown Health ATOD Subcommittee, meeting to be announced
Dennis F. Moore, Director, AHEC North Central
1212 Sidney St, Suit 201
Batesville, AR 72501
Izard CountyIzard Co. Hometown Health Coalition
Linda Moser Hometown Health Leader
P.O. Box 370, Melbourne, AR 72556
870-368-4203 ext# 240
Sharp CountySharp Hometown Health
James Tanner Hometown Health Leader
724 Ash Flat Dr. Ash Flat, AR 72513
Stone CountyStone County Drug Abuse Prevention Committee
Darryl Sullivan Stone Co. DAPC Leader
P.O. Box 1915 Ozark Heritage Bank
Mountain View, AR 72560
White CountyWISE Coalition
Pat Hambrick WISE Leader
P.O. Box 904, Searcy, AR 72143
Woodruff CountyCoalition dissolved
Van Buren CountyThe TEA Coalition
Jewell Poole, TEA Leader
P.O. Box 74, Clinton, AR 72031
501-745-7004 ext# 121
357 Main Street
Clinton, AR 72031