If you work with young people in any capacity, we are here to help. The Youth Prevention Resource Center offers on-site and virtual training, webinars, tip sheets, and a host of other resources on various topics and issues that youth face. We strive to be responsive to the youth's needs and requests that we serve, periodically updating our resources to meet those changing needs.

At Preventions First's Youth Prevention Resource Center, we apply a holistic approach in all that we do, ensuring that youth voices are represented and respected.  We consider our work with youth to be critical. We strive to develop resources with them in mind- utilizing their voices, perspectives, and feedback.


We see youth as equal partners, and we understand the importance of equity and diversity when selecting our Student Advisory Board representatives.


We encourage you to join our network.

Four Focus Areas

Substance Misuse

Traffic Safety

Mental Health and Wellness

Youth Leadership

and Development



The YPRC, home of Illinois SADD, is housed at Prevention First, a statewide nonprofit committed to building and supporting healthy drug-free communities through public education, professional training, and effective tools for those working to prevent drug use and related issues such as violence, teen pregnancy, and academic failure.


Traffic safety funding is through the Illinois Department of Transportation. 


Call us: 618-731-1600              

Email us: robyn.block@prevention.org

Find us: 

2800 Montvale, Springfield, IL 62704

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