Wood County Prevention

Otsego Local Schools Week of November 23rd


Teen Institute is a nationally known leadership group that is open to everyone in grades 9-12. It is a group that promotes healthy choices, making good decisions, and drug-free behavior. The group sponsors yearly activities, finds joy in random act of kindness events, and much more. If your child would like to join..... please contact Mrs. Cornish at the email below. A monthly meeting calendar is posted on the prevention office door A6 in the JR. High.


Teen Institute showing teachers appreciation for all the hardwork, time, & effort they put in throughout the year.


Today the students learned about Family Communication. The 9th graders also reviewed everything they learned in Life Skills with a friendly game of Jeopardy!


Visit the Wood County Prevention Coalition Website to learn about prevention efforts in the county. You are also able to download and listen to podcasts. Just follow the link below and click on the right side of the page where it is entitled Coalition Podcast once you get to the website. This will take you to "Podcast Garden" where you can choose the event/story to listen to.

TEEN COURT **Justice For Teens By Teens**

Is your 10th-12th grade son or daughter interested in a future in law? Would they like to learn about the Juvenile Justice System? Would they like to earn community service hours? Have them check out Teen Court through the C.Y.C.L.E Division at the Wood County Prosecutor's Office. Follow the link below to learn more about the program, and to download the 2016 Winter Spring Teen Court Application.
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Wood County Youth Olympic Volunteers for Otsego Local Schools

On March 12th, 2016 the Wood County Youth Olympics will take place. Wood County Youth Olympics is an event to demonstrate competition without conflict. 4th & 5th grade students will participate in various mental and physical activities. The day could not be put on without amazing and hardworking volunteers; last year Otsego Local Schools won the volunteer award. As a result, Otsego was rewarded with a plaque hanging in the school, our school name on this year's t-shirt, and everyone in the community seeing just what Otsego-Best means. Our goal is to have 30+ volunteers for this coming Youth Olympics. If you would like to sign-up to volunteer for a day packed with memories and fun, please click in the spaces provided below in the Google Form entitled "2016 Wood County Youth Olympics Otsego Volunteers" and fill in the necessary fields. After completing the form, you will receive more information at a later date. (This allows everyone time to make the date available)


The Otsego Teen Institute Leadership is promoting a Family Night at The Toledo Zoo on December 6th. This is not a fundraising event for the group, but is focused on getting families together to celebrate the holidays. Families & students buy tickets using the normal process online (to save $1.00) or at the entrance gate. Students & families have an opportunity to WIN a Family Night for 4! Just register by December 4th using the Google Form below and then check-in from 6:30-7:00 when you arrive at the zoo with the TI group by the gift shop. Everyone that registers and checks-in will be entered to win. The prize is funded by the Wood County Prevention Program through the Wood County ESC. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Cornish at ecornish@otsegoknights.org.
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National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
American Diabetes Month
COPD Awareness Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Hospice Palliative Care Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
Prematurity Awareness Month



I am the On-Site Prevention Specialist for the Otsego Local School District. I am in the district 3 days per week. I have a monthly calendar on my office door showing my schedule each day.

Prevention Responsibilities:

  • Problem Identification (Referrals: Behavior, AOD use, social support)
  • Life Skills Education Classes in HS & MS
  • Expect Respect Support Group (Healthy relationships, & dating violence awareness)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer
  • Wood County Youth Olympics Planning Committee Member
  • Teen Institute Leadership Advisor
  • Opiate Task Force Member for Wood County
  • Prevention Committee Member for the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDPB)