Prevention Information

  • Over the summer, Cactus Shadows High School was one of 31 High Schools in the state to receive a grant from the Governor’s Office: the “High School Health and Wellness” Grant; which we are calling: “Positive Paths”.  

    This position is 100% grant funded from the Governor’s Office and will be facilitated in the FAM & Health Classes, Advisory Periods, as well as with after school activities and lunch time events.   

    The High School Health and Wellness (HSHW) Program is a comprehensive primary prevention for substance abuse program.  Through the Arizona Substance Abuse Block Grant, the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family will support HSHW Sub-Grantees bring deeper and more impactful substance use prevention and early intervention services to youth throughout the state directly through their high schools.

    The goals of HSHW are:

    • Prevent the onset of underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug misuse and abuse among high school youth.
    • Utilize an evidence based approach to increase awareness and education by encouraging healthy choices so that risk behaviors are prevented, reduced, or stopped.
    • Support schools and communities in creating a healthy and drug-free learning environment.