Compact: Promoting Mental Wellness & Reducing Substance Misuse

Healthy Living


COMPACT is a collaborative community initiative designed to address the full spectrum of substance misuse in Shelby County through prevention, intervention, and education.

Prevention.  The team is implementing strategies aimed at reducing substance misuse and promoting mental wellness by:

  • raising awareness & educating citizens on risk factors;
  • identifying at-risk youth and building mentor relationships with students;
  • promoting available resources;
  • implementing new prevention strategies; and
  • using community-based law enforcement approaches.

COMPACT’s volunteer led prevention teams educate, engage, and empower their local communities. The teams include representatives from different sectors of the community including youth, parents, schools, businesses, media, law enforcement, local government, faith-based organizations, healthcare, and civic organizations.

Intervention. COMPACT’s Intervention Team is comprised of law enforcement officers assigned to the unit from participating municipalities across Shelby County. COMPACT’s Intervention Team identifies juveniles who are exhibiting at-risk behaviors or who are already involved in substance use.

COMPACT utilizes valuable resources to proactively help parents who need an added layer of support for their child. Families can contact COMPACT to inquire about options and resources available or voluntarily schedule a family intervention meeting for the parent and child. An intervention meeting will provide your child the opportunity for a brief mental health and substance use assessment with a licensed counselor. Together we will discuss the issues your child faces along with the resources and other alternatives available.

Education. COMPACT’s educational outreach is designed to provide information and support to all citizens throughout Shelby County. Our goal is to raise awareness and create change to prevent youth substance use and promote mental wellness. Below is a list of some of our most requested presentations.

  • Current youth drug trends
  • Vaping
  • Digital Safety
  • Mental Health
  • The Teenage Brain

Presentations can be customized based on the audience and your specific needs. If you or a group is interested in having a COMPACT presentation, please contact us at (Parent Talk Line) 205-605-1827, (Teen Talk Line) 205-605-1830, www.COMPACT2020.com. Visit facebook.com/compact2020 for weekly resource videos on topics like summer safety.

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