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Weatherford College collaborates with Tarrant County Challenge

Substance Abuse Training.

Members of the Weatherford College Human Services Providers Student Organization, including some faculty and students, recently completed training in conjunction with a newly awarded community coalition grant. The “Tarrant County Challenge,” whose mission is to confront substance abuse and to outright eliminate it through advocacy, education, community awareness and training, provided the 15-hour Prevention Staff Training toward a prevention specialist certification. Those attending from WC and earning Continuing Education Units toward the certification participated in team building exercises, networking, along with gaining a deeper understanding of coalition building and drug and alcohol prevention initiatives.

“We look forward to many more opportunities just like this one as we progress toward prevention of substance abuse,” said Stephanie Davenport, WC program director.

Pictured are l-r:  WC Social Work and drug/alcohol counseling instructor Joe Reed; Mike Carter, Human Services Provider program, student; Jennifer Golden, student, HSP program; Darren Donaldson, IFC Wellness Coalition founder; Suzie Jary; Anna Eastman, student, HSP program; Stephanie Davenport, WC CCP program director, and Janet Mitchell, PST trainer.