About Chemical Use Prevention Program


    The Indian Education Program and Parent Committee honor and support the St Paul Public School Policy and its efforts to prevent chemical use and abuse. We believe in prevention thought education.  Our Program will focus on three major components:


    • Chemical abuse prevention education/awareness
    • Early intervention process
    • Chemical-free school environment


    These services will be supported through the following services:


    • Prevention through education
    • Identify/assist student who may have chemical use/abuse problems or whose family is affected by chemical use
    • Refer, intervene and make recommendations for students who may have chemical use/abuse problems
    • Provide appropriate in-school follow up


    Prevention Program Services


    • One-on-one counseling
    • Referral/Liaison to treatment programs
    • Student Advocacy
    • Sobriety Support Groups
    • In-service training for St Paul School District staff and community programs
    • Chemical Prevention Classes/Traditional Teachings K – 12
    • Prevention Groups K – 12


    Warning Signs to Watch For...

    • Extreme changes in behavior lasting more than a few days
    • Child is withdrawn, depressed, tired or careless about their personal grooming
    • Deteriorating family relationships
    • Dropping long-time friends
    • Slipping/decreasing grades and/or attendance
    • Loss of interest in favorite activities
    • A change in eating habits and sleeping patterns
    • Signs of drug use or drug paraphanalia, including pipes, cigarette rolling papers, eye drops or lighter


    If you would like specific information on any of these areas, please feel free to contact our office at 651-293-5191 and ask for Kay Urich.