PICT is available to over 1/2 the children in
In conjunction with Wayne County Tobacco Coalition, PICT gets age appropriate literature and activities about the dangers of involuntary tobacco smoke and third hand smoke into targeted classrooms, to after school youth organizations, and to community groups. PICT reaches DIPLOMAS Nursery mothers about second and third hand smoke and babies.
PICT spearheads RHS seatbelt, helmet, no texting while driving, and alcohol awareness initiatives with support from Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, Clarian Health, Partnership for a DrugFree Wayne County, and Youth As Resources. These activities are combined with the largest Spring and Fall blood drives in
Since positive older role model peers have the greatest impact on children at risk -- and do it the most economically -- PICT provides a full daily outreach schedule for the children at most risk in RCS. 75-85% of the children PICT serves are at high-risk.
PICT also addresses mental health by taking anti-bullying, teasing, and harassment activities to as many classrooms in the Richmond Community Schools as possible. PICT also facilitates Mix It Up At Lunch Day and No Name Calling Week for all 1500+ students in
PICT addresses every problem statement of Partnership for a DrugFree Wayne County, most Protective Factors promoted by Communities In Schools, 2 strategies of Indiana Strategic Prevention Framework, and is endorsed and certified by National Association of Peer Program Professionals.