ImpactWorking to Build a Safe and Drug-Free World
What is Impact?
Impact is the name of the Los Angeles Unified School District�s prevention and early intervention curriculum-based, student assistance program for secondary schools. The program is designed to provide students with the skills and support required for them to make positive life choices.
The goal of Impact is to improve student achievement. Impact is not an acronym. It is so named because it makes a positive impact on students� lives. Impact provides a system for the identification, referral, and support of students who are exhibiting behavior of concern related to possible substance abuse or violence.
Each middle and high school has an Impact Coordinator and a Core Team of teachers and other staff members who are responsible for implementing and maintaining the components of the program.
What are the Components?
- Each school site has incorporated into their respective school safety plans
and policies and procedures relating to student possession or use of drugs, alcohol/or
- Awareness activities and education on the effects of drug abuse, resistance
skills, and intervention strategies are provided for the entire school community
on an ongoing basis.
- Identification and referral is a twofold process in which an Impact coordinator
interviews and pre-assesses a student who is having problems at home, in school
or in the community. A determination is then made as to what services would be
needed, if any.
- Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug
- Concerned Persons
- Grief Crisis
- IMPACT Plus
- IMPACT Drug Information Group
Referrals to the program may be made to the IMPACT Coordinator by anyone connect to the school site: students, staff, parents, community agencies, or the juvenile justice system.
For more information contact:
(818) 363 � 6794