Prevention Services

First Call would like to thank the merchants who do not sell tobacco products to underage youth. For more information on tobacco retailer training, click HERE

Drug Takeback Sites in Greater Kansas City and How to Properly Dispose of Medication

Missouri's Youth Tobacco Access and Possession Laws

Prevention Programs 

Kansas City Youth Mercantile Alliance (KCYMA)

A grassroots community initiative designed to bring area tobacco merchants, parents, youth and public policy partners together to reduce the sale of tobacco products to minors.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training that teaches participants how to help people struggling with a mental health issue. Mental Health First Aid teaches participants:
- Signs of substance use disorders and mental illnesses
- Impact of substance use disorders and mental illnesses
- 5-step action plan to assess a situation and help
- Local resources and where to turn for help

Contact First Call or click HERE to learn more, or to schedule a training - 816-361-5900.

Missouri Department of Mental Health Community Coalitions 

First Call has been providing state-funded prevention programming for 18 years though Missouri's Department of Mental Health's Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse (ADA).


With the assistance of First Call, each team does their own community assessment and develops a plan to impact substance abuse in their area. First Call serves a four-county region including Jackson, Cass, Lafayette and Johnson Counties in Missouri.



Community Presentations 

  • Pharmacology of specific drugs

  • Signs and symptoms of drug use

  • New and current drug trends

  • Family systems

  • Community and teen baseline training

  • Risk and protective factors for drug prevention

The Prevention Department welcomes the opportunity to work with schools, businesses and organizations throughout the Kansas City metro area and surrounding communities.

For more information please contact:

Michelle Irwin

Community Outreach Prevention Specialist