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Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (OSAP)

OSAP consists of community members, human service professionals, businesses, law enforcement, government officials, schools and school personnel who are working together to create change regarding youth substance use. The OSAP mission statement is “We who live, work, and care about youth in Ottawa County will prevent substance abuse through effective, coordinated, and sustainable action.” Arbor Circle coordinates the OSAP coalition, which has a number of initiatives, subcommittees, and task forces.


OSAP Subcommittees & Task Forces

Building Resilient Youth (BRY):

BRY is a suicide prevention committee. The mission of BRY is to build resilient youth and provide help for teens who are struggling with depression and suicide. BRY provides education to youth and those who work with youth to understand and be aware of the signs of suicide. The two types of training we provide include Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – a 60-90 minute suicide prevention training, and Mental Health First Aid – an 8 hour training. Request a QPR or Mental Health First Aid training.

Reducing Ottawa Area Drunk Driving Taskforce (ROADD):

ROADD works to prevent high-risk drinking and the consequences of drinking and driving in Ottawa County.

Marijuana Subcommittee:

OSAP subcommittee working to reduce the negative impacts of unhealthy recreational marijuana use (addiction, impairment at work, etc.) and prevent underage or youth use.

Quadrant-Based Subcommittees:

Quadrant-based subcommittees are local subcommittees focused on prevention efforts in their specified town or city. Quadrants are based on where the population centers are located in Ottawa County.
• NW: Spring Lake/Grand Haven
NE: Allendale/Coopersville
SW: Holland/Zeeland
SE: Hudsonville/Jenison


OSAP Coalition Structure
Drug Information Resource Page
Ottawa County Youth Assessment Survey
Community Organization Acronym List
Vaping Cessation
LSD Overview & Risks
TED Health: Is Marijuana Bad for Your Brain?
TED Talks Kids & Family: What you Should Know About Vaping & E-Cigarettes
OSAP Facebook
OSAP Youtube

OSAP Blogs:

Blogs you can download and publish in your communities. Please credit OSAP and link back to arborcircle.org/OSAP
Coping Skills

Screens and Teens:

Mental Health Implications of Internet and Social Media Use for Teens and Adolescents – Tara Cornelius
Family Online Safety Institute
Primer on Teen Sexting – Jeff Temple

Partner Coalitions:

Ottawa County Suicide Prevention Coalition
Opiate Taskforce
Medication Disposal

OSAP Organizing Documents:

Strategic Plan
OSAP Outcome Evaluation 2020
OSAP Coalition History Timeline

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