POINTING AFRICAN-AMERICANS TOWARDS HEALTH


WHAT IS PAATH-II?

Pointing African-Americans Towards Health PAATH II Project is a substance abuse prevention (SAP) program for African-American middle school students ages 12 to 14 years old.

PAATH-II GOALS:

GOAL 1:
To strengthen the coordination and collaboration of the PAATH Coalition to assist with providing effective integrated substance abuse prevention (SAP) services.
GOAL 2:
To prevent the age of onset and frequency of use for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs for youth.

PAATH-II OBJECTIVES:

Objective 1:
To deliver prevention and intervention services to youth by implementing a scientific proven substance abuse prevention model program.
Objective 2:
To build resiliency to avoid substance abuse.

COMMUNITY GOALS FOR PAATH -II

The PAATH II Coalition have developed the following goals in the interest of preventing and reducing substance abuse among our youth.
1. EFFECTIVE PARENTING
  • Leverage the resources for parents and caregivers.
  • Effective parenting workshops/classes coordinated with community and truancy.
2. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
  • Leverage the resources of community coalition members to bring about improvements in systems that serve our youth.
  • Advocate for enforcement of city codes regarding abandoned housing, abandoned vehicles and vacant lots in zip code 30318.
3. YOUTH MENTORING
  • Community members from various walks of life to participate as mentors to youth.
4. YOUTH ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION
  • Foster opportunities for youth who have failed in traditional schools to succeed at obtaining a high school diploma.

PAATH-II COALITION

The PAATH-II Coalition works to:
(1) increase families and the community’s capacity and resources to prevent and reduce substance abuse among African-American youth; (2) strengthen protective factors for these youth; and (3) help prepare youth for successful entry into adulthood.

The PAATH Coalition consists of PAATH participants and parents, community members, local, federal, state and county agencies, businesses, religious institutions, and other nontraditional institutions. This Coalition meets monthly.

PAATH-II COALITION Co-Chairpersons

Dr. Ruby Tatum Wallace Ph.D.
Mrs. Murray Brown, RN, BSPA, CLNC

PAATH-II Coalition Members

Willie Mae Kelly - Parent/Community Activists
Rev. Author Carson - Springfield Baptist Church
Helen Morgan - DFCS
Major Joe Dallas - APD Zone 1 Commander
Lt. Valarie Dalton - APD
Ati Cushmeer-Muhammad - Fulton County Juvenile Court
Melvin Bray - US Dream Academy
Ms Star Lowe - Create Your Own Dreams
Ms. Denise Shafer - Parents & Community Activists
James H. Byrd - Community Activists
Barry Slay, President - Northwest Business Association
Mikhail Abdulbaaqee - Genesis Coalition
Maurice Mitchell, Truancy Officer - Atlanta Public Schools
Youth Participants at AGAPE Center (R. Lewis, Director)

PAATH II Coalition

Protecting, Guiding and Developing our Youth

Parent Agency
The parent agency for the PAATH-II Project is the Wholistic Stress Control Institute (WSCI). WSCI is an award-winning 25 year old community based non-profit organization whose mission is to teach “wholistic” stress management by promoting wellness and healthy lifestyle choices. In addition to its training programs, WSCI operates over 12 community prevention and intervention programs in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, juvenile
delinquency, violence, teen pregnancy and abstinence education, parent and HIV/AIDS education. The majority of WSCI programs is free and target high risk youth and their families in low income communities. Many of WSCI programs models have been recognized as “Best Practices”, by county, state and federal governments agencies. WSCI was founded by Jennie C. Trotter, M.Ed. who is also the executive director.

Primary Funder

The PAATH II Project is primarily funded by Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

For More Information Contact:

Office Address
2545 Benjamin E. Mays Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
Office: 404 755-0068
Fax: 404 755-4333
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Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc.
2545 Benjamin E. Mays Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 755-0068 - Office | (404) 755-4333 - Fax | wsci@wholistic1.com - Email