Camping & Prevention Services

 New Prevention Programs Come to
Family Services
                         I Can Tell
This school and community-based program brings important messages to young children to prevent child sexual abuse.  As the name suggests, the goal of the thirty minute program is to break the secrecy around abuse by teaching children they can tell, and by encouraging parents, adults, teachers, and others to listen and act on behalf of a child victim of sexual abuse. 
Darkness to Light:
Stewards of Children
The Darkness to Light/Stewards of Children program is a two-hour workshop to help teach parents, teachers and other caring adults specific ways to protect children from sexual abuse.  The important program includes survivor stories, expert guidance, and group discussion to deliver practical, applicable steps for protecting children.

While we may never be able to completely prevent child abuse, when the secrecy around sexual abuse is reduced, and children and adults are empowered to respond pro-actively, children at-risk or actually being abused will be less likely to suffer the trauma and long-term social and emotional consequences that result from repeated victimization.
If you would like more information about these programs or want to schedule our I Can Tell program for young children, or the Stewards of Children program for caring adults, please contact us
at 937-222-9481, or send an email to  
This program is funded in part by a grant from the CareSource Foundation and
a grant from the Dayton Catholic Women's Club.

KODA Camp 2018
took place on
Sunday, June 17 thru Friday, June 22

KODA Camp is held each year at
the YMCA
Camp Kern.  
The cost to each camper is FREE!!!!

If you would like information about KODA Camp 2018
or would like to know more about attending
camping programs in 2019, please contact
Amber Meyer, Prevention Director,
at 937.222.9481
or email her at: 

CSD KODA camp is funded through grants from the

Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services, and the Robert and Helen Harmony Fund for Needy Children of The Dayton Foundation, and the generous donations of friends and sponsors.

Camp Information
Location: YMCA Camp Kern, Oregonia, Ohio
Camper Age Range: 9 - 15 years of age.
Youth Staff Age Range: 16 - 18 years of age.

DeafEND Prevention Education Program

The DeafEND prevention education program is a school-based prevention education program for students in grades K - 12; teaching students about the importance of being drug and alcohol free and resisting peer pressure to engage in risky and unhealthy behaviors.


A unique component of the program is that it is designed to be delivered to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students who might not get the full impact of drug and alcohol education if not presented through American Sign Language Interpreting or other non-verbal languages.  Prevention education staff are skilled in ASL and other non-verbal languages and communication styles.


The program is funded by a grant from the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMAS), and provided to students and school districts at no cost.  

For more information, please contact Amber Meyer at 937.222.9481 or email her at 



Teen Leadership Development Program

TI-DYE is a program for High School students who wish to remain free of drug and alcohol use, and role model healthy behaviors for other students. Teens voluntarily join this group, where they

learn and practice leadership skills. 

Teen leaders also plan and sponsor drug free and other healthy lifestyle programs within their schools, including the Red Ribbon Campaign and the National Kick-Butts Day events. 

For more information, please contact

 Amber Myer, Prevention Director.

             Ohio Teen Institute

The Annual Ohio Teen Institute (OTI) is a week long drug free leadership conference for high school students. Through the program, students develop the skills to become a positive leader within their schools and communities. Students are also equipped with the knowledge and abilities to not only make positive choices for themselves, 'but also to encourage their peers to make healthy decisions. Join us at the Ohio Teen Institute at Kenyon College each year  to meet other teens that also want to lead a healthy life style!              


For more information, please contact Amber Meyer at 937.222.9481 or email her at