Prevention Intervention
Prevention Intervention

Dr. Patti Agatston
Crisis Response Coordinator
Prevention Intervention

Jane Sovitch

Brittany Phillips
Social Emotional Learning Specialist

The Prevention/Intervention Center offers the following Evidence-based Prevention Strategies to CCSD Schools:

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is a school-wide, comprehensive framework focused on systemic change to create a safe and positive school climate. The goals of the OBPP are to reduce existing bullying problems among students, prevent new bullying problems, and achieve better peer relations. This occurs by restructuring the school environment to reduce opportunities and rewards for bullying, encouraging pro-social behaviors, and build a sense of community.

Restorative Practices
The aim of Restorative Practices in the school setting is to develop community and to manage conflict and tensions by repairing harm and building relationships. School staff are trained to use circles proactively before problems occur in order to improve relationships and the overall school climate. Training in restorative practices also helps staff deal with misbehavior and achieve the kind of durable solutions that schools need. Staff learn to use restorative questions to solve problems and resolve conflicts.

Sources of Strength
Sources of Strength is an evidence-based suicide prevention and health promotion program that trains student leaders to make positive changes in their school culture. School staff are trained as Adult Advisors before a diverse group of students are nominated to participate in a four hour training led by a nationally certified trainer. Sources of Strength peer leaders create projects for the entire student body to engage in naming Trusted Adults within the school. Students also participate in activities that encourage strength and wellness in an effort to increase help seeking and a positive school climate.

Trauma Informed Practices Training
This training aims to define and explore childhood trauma and its effect on the developing brain. The training will help teachers, staff, and administration realize the impact of trauma and recognize the signs and symptoms in students and staff. It will assist in providing tools that allow schools to respond with evidence based interventions and seek to prevent retraumatization. Negative classroom behaviors can interrupt the learning environment and cause distress for teachers and other students. Through implementing trauma informed practices, schools have seen a decrease in negative behaviors and discipline referrals and improvement in school climate and teacher satisfaction and retention.

Suicidal Ideations Protocol (.pdf)

24 Hour Crisis Line 800-715-4225

Safe Schools Alert: Call or Text 470-689-0298
District Code 1760

911 Medical Amnesty and Naloxone Access Law

ONDCP Facts on Marijuana

Prevention Intervention Center Brochure

2018 Cobb County School District GA Student Health Survey Results

2017 Cobb County School District GA Student Health Survey Results

Individual School Results for GA Student Health Survey

Georgia's 24-Hour Mental Health Hotline

Stop Smoking Help
1-800-QUIT NOW


For Spanish:




Safe Schools Alert Tipline
Call or Text

District Code: 1760



Georgia Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools

Federal Office of Safe and Healthy Students

Voice: 770-429-5846
Fax Number: 678-594-8963
Email Prevention Intervention Center

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