Listen to podcasts from local and national experts that contain valuable insights and information. Check back as more will be added.


Engaging Rural Communities in Prevention

November 2023

Scenic Small Town Nestled in Autumn Valley, Beautiful Rural Wisconsin Fall colors.

The Dinner Table Project-Nicole Frevola and Deanna Bentley, Regional Prevention Center-May 2022

the dinner table project

Alcohol Trends-Lisa Anglin, St. Elizabeth-May 2022


Relationships and Prevention with Keith Kline-November 2022

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Dr. Keith Kline, MHFA Coordinator, discusses the importance of building relationships with youth to prevent suicide and make sure young people get the mental health support they need.

Overview of the Catch My Breath Vaping Prevention Program-October 2022

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Learn about the free, evidence-based Tier I Vaping Prevention program, Catch My Breath. 

Social Emotional Learning for Educators

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Kentucky educators, Amanda Klare and Bridget Powell believe that if we build our own social emotional learning competencies we can avoid burn-out, increase well-being, and improve our effectiveness as educators.


Together, they have teamed up to create a TikTok channel to share strategies that are working for them.

Dr. Kathy Burkhardt on the Positive Action Grant
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Positive Action is an evidence-based, coherent social-emotional learning program that addresses the entire school eco-system: the school, the family, and the community. In this episode, Dr. Kathy Burkhardt discusses Positive Action, it’s tremendous positive impact on students, and how schools and families can utilize the services offered through the Positive Action grant. Dr. Burkhardt is the Positive Action Grant Coordinator with NKCES, Senior Director of NaviGo Career and College Prep with Learning Grove, Adjunct Professor at Northern Kentucky University, and retired Superintendent of Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District. She comes with a wealth of experience in developing and implementing programs that address the needs of the whole student.
Dr. Damodhar Suresh on the Youth Vaping Epidemic
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Approximately 20% of U.S. high school students and 5% of middle school students use e-cigarettes (CDC, 2020). In the 2018 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) survey, 58% of 10th graders in Northern Kentucky reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. With the upsurge of e-cigarette use among students, schools have been actively searching for ways to address the youth vaping epidemic. In this episode, Dr. Damodhar Suresh, Executive Medical Director of the Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, shares how the youth vaping epidemic got out of control so quickly and ways that schools, parents, and other caring adults can intervene to address and prevent youth vaping.
Getting to know the NKY Institute for Strategic Prevention
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A recent KIP survey revealed that only 8% of tenth graders had never tried vaping before. In response to alarming statistics like this, the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services has received grant funds to create the Northern Kentucky Institute for Strategic Prevention. This Institute is working hard to be a hub of information on substance abuse and prevention for our young people. Learn how Kristen Haddad and Ashleigh DuBois are leading this work and tackling this widespread problem in our region.

Northern Kentucky Institute for Strategic Prevention

5516 East Alexandria Pike | Cold Spring, KY 41076 | 859.442.8600