Gateway's Prevention Team works at the state and local level to stop or slow the development of substance use and mental health disorders before they begin.

Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment

Known as the "OPNA", the Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment is a biennial survey of public, private, and charter school students in the 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades. The survey provides insight for schools, districts, and communities on how to improve the lives of students when dealing with a variety of issues, such as:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Drug Use
  • Mental Health
  • Academic Failure
  • Violence

Gateway's Prevention Team leverages the survey results to develop culturally appropriate, gender responsive, and trauma informed intervention practices.