UNITE provides a variety of community education and training programs without cost to organizations and businesses.
- To download a detailed 7-page overview of UNITE’s training programs listed below click here .
- To request a UNITE representative to serve as a speaker, conduct a training, or set up a display for your organization or event click here to complete an on-line request form.
Summary of trainings
Court Watch – A committee of volunteers who work to create a court/community collaboration to monitor, track, record and report, without bias, all local drug and drug-related cases from arrest through sentencing or dismissal. The ppurpose is to make the public aware of how the local judicial system operates while also providing support and accountability for court officials.
The Disease of Addiction – Participants will receive knowledge of the behavioral progression of the disease process, the physical progression of the disease process, signs and symptoms of drug/alcohol use at home or in the workplace, and where to get help.
Drug Education (General) – Participants will gain knowledge of the drug problems within the community, how to recognize drug use, steps that can be taken when abuse is suspected, an overview of substances, and where to get help.
Drug-Free Workplace -Participants will gain knowledge of the disease of addiction, signs and symptoms of addiction, company Drug Testing Policy (where applicable), company EAP Program (where applicable), supervisor responsibilities in maintaining a drug-free workplace, employee responsibilities in maintaining a drug-free workplace, costs of drug use in the workplace, and where to get help.
Drug Testing Policies – Provides information to school administrators on how to establish a student and/or staff drug testing policy.
How to Drug-Proof Your Kids – A prevention and intervention program of Focus on the Family that educates parents and other care givers about drugs, while providing them with skills needed to help children make good lifestyle choices regarding drugs and alcohol. UNITE staff will train others in the community as facilitators and help with the first parent training.
Illicit Drug Use – Participants will gain knowledge of the signs and symptoms of use, an overview of substances and detailed description of use and effects, physical, social, and behavioral indicators, and where to get help.
Introduction to KASPER – Participants will gain knowledge of the Kentucky All-Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting program, its purpose, and understanding of prescription drug use and trends in Kentucky.
Introduction to MethCheck – Participants will gain knowledge of the statewide program to monitor the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine.
Methamphetamine Awareness – Participants will receive an overview of this highly addictive and deadly drug, signs to look for to identify potential methamphetamine labs, signs and symptoms of methamphetamine use, visual examples of how common household products are used, and where to get help.
Neighbors UNITED – Participants will receive knowledge on the purpose and benefits of having a community watch program and how to start a group in your area.
Over-the-Counter (OTC) and Prescription Drug Abuse – Participants will receive knowledge on the difference between legal and illegal OTC and prescription drug use, the types of drugs currently being abused and the common techniques of abuse for adults and youth, an explanation of marketing of these drugs to youth, a detailed description of each drug, it’s chemical components and reaction with the human body when used both legally and illegally, what communities can do to protect themselves against abuse by addressing risk and resiliency factors, and where to get help.
Raising Healthy Kids – This is a prevention and intervention program of Focus on the Family for parents and caregivers to help strengthen relationships and parenting skills. UNITE staff will provide training to groups or facilitators.
“Too Good For Drugs” curriculum – A 10-lesson, school-based drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention program designed for use by kindergarten through 12th grade students.