The NC Empowering Youth and Families Program (EYFP) focuses on opioid prevention education for youth ages 10-14 and their caregivers in rural North Carolina. The goals of our program are to reduce youth substance use in rural North Carolina, to improve parenting skills of caregivers to assist youth in making healthy choices, to improve family relationships, and to empower families to lead community change to leverage support for healthier lifestyles within those communities.
Families participate in 12 weekly sessions at the county level. At the end of the weekly sessions, a family retreat is held. Families from different counties join together and design community outreach events to impact each county as a whole.
On-demand video content that supports these goals will be available on our website to expand the impact of EYFP into communities around North Carolina and the US. Please visit opioidpreventionnc.org to view this and future webinars.
Montgomery County participated in Troyfest, an annual community event in Troy, NC. They had a second Community Event on October 27, 2018, in Biscoe Park.
This video details the EYFP program and has interviews from a couple of our Montgomery County participants while at Troyfest.