Substance Use Intervention General Info

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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. 


Elizabeth Sharp
Substance Use Intervention Counselor: Hanover High School, Hanover County Online School, Oak Knoll Middle School, and The Georgetown School Middle School Students
Confidential Voice Mail: HHS (804) 723-3738

Majken Whitaker
Substance Use Intervention Counselor: 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: Chickahominy Middle School, Liberty Middle School, Patrick Henry High School, and The Georgetown School High School Students
Confidential Voice Mail: PHHS (804) 365-3506

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