The goal of Start Talking is to provide resources that are needed at their fingertips.
YUMADAOP received a grant of $175,210.00 from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to implement the Start Talking Program, for youth who attend the Youngstown City Schools, in middle school grades 5 to 8, parents and the community, educating about drugs and alcohol.
Key Outcome Results (Research Design – Non-Experimental Correlation Design), Joe Drew PhD.
Statistically significant results with a large magnitude of change occurred in 4 key areas: (Commitment to Not Use Drugs, Attitudes Towards Drugs, Resistance to Peer Norms, Decision Making Skills)
- Parents who talk to their children about drugs have a 50% less likely chance of using/abusing drugs.
- Prescription drugs, heroin and other opiates’ are abused the most, due to cheap cost and easy access, the family cabinet.