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Comprehensive Health and Prevention Programs

Comprehensive Health and Prevention Programs (CHPP) assist schools and districts in supporting academic achievement and healthy behavioral outcomes for students. Through programs such as Brief Risk Reduction Interview and Intervention Model (BRRIIM), Friday Night Live, (FNL), Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI), Substance Use Services (SUS), Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) and Wellness Centers, CHPP focuses upon the establishment of healthy, positive, safe and supportive school environments. CHPP provides professional development, leadership, consultation and technical assistance to Ventura County districts and schools.

General areas of focus for professional development, leadership, consultation and technical assistance include: 

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Prevention Education 
  • Bullying Prevention and Intervention 
  • California Healthy Kids, School Climate and Parent Surveys
  • Friday Night Live 
  • Multi-tiered Systems of Support
  • Positive School Culture and Climate 
  • Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health and Wellness
  • Restorative Justice 
  • Substance Use Services
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention
  • Trauma-informed Practices
  • Wellness Centers
  • Youth Development
  • Youth Mental Health

The department collaborates and partners with Ventura County Behavioral Health, Ventura County Public Health, and other community agencies and other departments within VCOE to plan, develop and implement programs and activities designed to support and enhance student health, well-being and positive school culture and climate. 


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