Presenting in Kansas City
Vicky Ward is a MO Advanced Prevention Specialist and serves as Manager of Prevention Services at Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. She received her MA in Sociology and has worked in the prevention field for 25 years. Vicky’s prevention efforts have been built around the founding of community prevention organizations, environmental change and the development of creative and high-impact prevention programs.
Vicky is committed to assisting grassroots prevention coalitions maximize their impact on their communities through action. She provides technical assistance and evidence-based prevention program development for 20 prevention coalitions in Clay, Platte and Ray Counties. Vicky has led efforts resulting in passage of numerous laws that have served to reduce youth use and access of alcohol and tobacco.
In addition to helping 14 school districts coordinate their prevention and wellness programs with their local coalitions, she helps to develop and provide trainings for youth and parents. Vicky is certified in numerous best-practice programs.
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