Substance Use Intervention General Info

Parent and child holding hands while walking into sunset

Hanover County Public Schools provides a substance use prevention model that extends throughout the students' educational careers, starting in fourth grade. Programming includes the SODA program, D.A.R.E., lessons provided by Intervention Counselors and Health Education teachers in grades 6–10 and 7th UP program for grades 7 & 8. We focus prevention education on providing students with factual information about risk factors and health impacts, as well as protective factors and refusal skills.

Our Intervention Counselors are dedicated to providing substance use prevention and intervention for all of our middle and high schools. This includes prevention education, risk assessment, individual and group counseling, referral information, training and professional development for staff, parent workshops, and school wide programming and activities. 


Majken Whitaker
Substance Use Intervention Counselor: Chickahominy Middle School, Bell Creek Middle School, Atlee High School, and Mechanicsville High School
Confidential Voice Mail: AHS (804) 730-2503 MHS (804) 723-2225

Kimberley Sterling
Substance Use Intervention Counselor: Liberty Middle School, Oak Knoll Middle School, Hanover High School, and Patrick Henry High School
Confidential Voice Mail: HHS (804) 723-3738 PHHS (804) 365-3506

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2022 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.