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Main Office: (708) 383-8005

Senior Services: (708) 383-8060

Transportation: (708) 383-4806

Youth Services: (708) 445-2727

Community Mental Health Board: (708) 358-8855

Prevention Services

The Prevention Services Department of Oak Park Township works to enhance the quality of life in the community.  We provide support through education and raising awareness to many of the physical and mental health challenges facing youth and their families with a focus on reducing underage drinking and substance abuse.  As a way to educate and bring awareness of these issues, we offer many resources and programs within the community.

Contact Information

Kelly O’Connor
Prevention Services Manager,

Amanda Stephans
Strategic Prevention Framework
Partnerships for Success Assistant Coordinator

105 S. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL  60302

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Oak Park Township

Community Coalition

The workgroup for Positive Youth Development (+PYD) uses the Strategic Prevention Framework.  Our mission and vision is to provide practical insight and guidance to support youth in making choices that lead to alcohol and drug free lives.

For more information or to get involved, contact us at: or 708-383-8005, ext. 125.

Parent and Youth Communication Campaigns

Project Towards No Drug Abuse

Compliance Checks and Responsible Beverage Service

Prevention Programs & Workshops

(Families Acting Collaboratively to Educate and Involve Teens)

FACE-IT is evidence-based; family-focused alcohol, tobacco, and other drug education, prevention, and early intervention program for youth and their parents or caregivers.

FACE-IT consists of 12 two-hour modules offered once per week. Parent(s) and youth attend together and can be referred for 5, 8 or 12 weeks of programming. The modules are both stand-alone and complement one another so families can be referred and begin at any time in the progression (as opposed to waiting for module #1 to start again). The courses teach life skills, critical thinking, anger management, etc. Each module is highly interactive, involves education, group activities with parent and youth together, one-on-one exercises with parent and their child, group session with parents only and group session with youth only and homework. Every third class focuses/educates on an illegal substance. Both parent/caretaker and youth are required to attend and complete the program.

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Health Connection Hub (The HUB):

The HUB is a closed-loop referral database that helps connect community members to the behavioral health and other social services that they need. Learn more and search for services at

Strengthening Families Program

A 12-week program with your entire family.

You will learn:

  • Effective Parenting Skills
  • Healthy Communication
  • How to Resolve Conflicts
  • Stress Management Skills
  • Hot to Set Limits

Open to families with children ages 7 to 17 years.

Dinner is provided.

Childcare and transportation are available if needed.

There is no cost to families that reside in Oak Park or River Forest. Proof of residency is required, such as Government Issued ID or Utility Bill.

Fall 2019 Program

Begins October 1, 2019

Ends December 17, 2019

Every Tuesday from 6 pm to 8 pm

Held at River Forest Township Offices located at 8020 Madison Street in River Forest, Illinois.

Call 708-410-0615 to Register. Mention SFP in Oak Park.

Out of Reach
(Prescription Medication Education for Adults)

Escape the Vape
(E-cigarettes, Vaping, and Marijuana)

Talk Saves LivesTM: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention

A community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.

Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.

Free Screenings



Mental Health and Suicide Screenings

Community Partners

Our partners in prevention include 12 sectors from local law enforcement, school districts, mental health agencies, parents, community volunteer groups.


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