Prevention Services

Life Happens. We’re Here to Help.

EFR’s Prevention Services provide information and activities to reduce substance abuse and problem gambling in Central Iowa. EFR prevention specialists work with youth and adults throughout the community to promote healthy lifestyles and positive choices. Employee & Family Resources strives to provide Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and adhere to the standards laid out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. View these standards here.

When to Contact Prevention Services

Research shows that the time, energy, and resources spent dealing with the negative consequences of substance use disorders significantly decline with increased investment in prevention efforts.

A comprehensive prevention strategy can decrease impacts on individuals and communities, as well as reduce legal, medical, and treatment costs associated with substance abuse and problem gambling.

EFR’s Prevention Team uses comprehensive strategies to address substance use and problem gambling.

Drug-Free Workplace Supervisor Training

Sessions provide information regarding the prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse, the related cost to employers, what constitutes reasonable suspicion of drug or alcohol abuse, and the referral of employees who abuse alcohol or other drugs.

Upcoming Trainings

2021 Trainings

1-hr Refresher Training:
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
2-hr Initial Training:
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 (by 4 p.m.)
Note: At this time this training will be held online. For more information or to sign up, please email Joe McQuerry at jmcquerry@efr.org

1-hr Refresher Training:
Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
2-hr Initial Training:
Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Monday, May 10, 2021 (by 4 p.m.)
Note: At this time this training will be held online. For more information or to sign up, please email Joe McQuerry at jmcquerry@efr.org

1-hr Refresher Training:
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
2-hr Initial Training:
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Monday, Aug. 9, 2021 (by 4 p.m.)
Note: At this time this training will be held online. For more information or to sign up, please email Joe McQuerry at jmcquerry@efr.org

1-hr Refresher Training:
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
2-hr Initial Training:
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Monday, Nov. 8, 2021 (by 4 p.m.)
Note: At this time this training will be held online. For more information or to sign up, please email Joe McQuerry at jmcquerry@efr.org

NOTE: You MUST pre-register to attend these trainings, as space is limited. You may register for the training by calling Joe McQuerry at (515) 471-2334 or emailing jmcquerry@efr.org

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