Now in its 15th year, Prairie View Prevention Services, Inc. is a leader in innovative prevention programs. It is setting new standards for educating students, parents and communities about substance abuse and prevention.
Darcy Jensen, the agencies founder and Executive Director developed the ideas that are recognized as effective programs. PVPS offers unique drug and alcohol prevention services in communities across South Dakota. Its work stretches from elementary schools, where youth enjoy a variety of fun-filled activities offering a view of positive lifestyles; to middle schools where students are offered the opportunity to explore healthy decision making skills and community involvement; and on to high schools, where teens are able to share their concerns and develop life skills to carry them into adulthood.
Trained, certified counselors and licensed therapists offer intervention services for students and families. They assess substance abuse issues, a variety of educational and support groups to help students overcome use and addiction, guide youth and their families to further community resources and help children and families cope with the stresses of returning to home and school after completing treatment.
PVPS spearheads a variety of programs focused on developing safe, drug-free families, schools and communities. Explore this site for more details on the wide range of PVPS work and contact us for information on receiving services or becoming involved in our vision.