The Partnership for a Positive Pomona (P3) was established in 2009 in response to the growing problems of youth substance abuse and crime in the City of Pomona. The mission of P3 is to reduce and prevent youth substance use/abuse in the community by establishing a continuum of care while expanding and implementing environmental change within the City of Pomona. The project serves the students of the Pomona Unified School District (PUSD) – enrollment 23,741. The project goals, objectives and strategies integrate the Seven Strategies for Community Level Change (indicted in CAPS).
DFC Goal #1: : By Oct. 2020, attendance will improve by 10%, as measured by meeting sign-in sheets and coalition evaluations. PROVIDE SUPPORT AND ENHANCE SKILLS. Strategy: Provide professional development and technical assistance, to improve attendance, communication and member retention and mobilize community for coalition capacity-building and awareness.
DFC Goal #2: Objective 1: Reduce youth substance abuse. By Oct. 2020, reduce youth alcohol use by 2%, as measured by California Healthy Kids Survey and Evalcorp Pre/Post survey for high school educators and parents. ENHANCE SKILLS; PROVIDE INFORMATION; PROVIDE SUPPORT; CHANGE CONSEQUENCES; CHANGE PHYSICAL DESIGN.
Strategy 1a: Empower schools and provide support for educators to set standards, facilitate discussions regarding substance abuse, and connect with students and families. 1b. Educate and support parents and adult leaders in the community through an established parental warmth and monitoring campaign in an effort to enhance community connections. Strategy 2: Sponsor activities within the Pomona community that engage youth and build leadership capacity, utilize existing resources, and fill gaps that have occurred due to substance use prevention funding cuts at PUSD. Strategy 3: Activate local businesses in being responsible for community safety regarding youth substance abuse. Objective 2: By Oct. 2020, reduce youth marijuana use by 2%, as measured by California Healthy Kids Survey and Evalcorp Pre/Post survey for high school educators and parents. PROVIDE INFORMATION, ENHANCE SKILLS, CHANGE CONSEQUENCES. Strategy 1: Enhance skills and empower parents and adult leaders in the community of Pomona through a targeted community education campaign. Strategy 2: Activate local businesses in being responsible for community safety regarding youth marijuana use to increase prevention knowledge and community collaboration. Strategy 3: Collaborate with established Los Angeles County Prevention Providers - Rethinking Access to Marijuana (RAM), education campaign that focuses on best practices by integrating other County and DFC funded prevention efforts. Strategy 4: Enhance skills and provide information to youth on marijuana harms through targeted youth messaging.
Objective 3: 1a. By Sept. 2020, reduce youth prescription drug use by 2% , as measured by the California Healthy Kids Survey, 1b. By Sept. 2020 reach 100% of elected representatives and officials in the City of Pomona and 25% of residents with education and information on prescription drug use, safe storage and disposal, as measured by number of informational flyers inserted in water bill.PROVIDE INFORMATION.
Strategy 1: Provide information and enhance skills of community members on prescription drugs use, safe storage and safe disposal