We are the Prevention Department at Adapt in Douglas County, Oregon.

Our Mission: Peer Power uses evidence and research based strategies to educate, empower, and encourage youth and adults in Douglas County to increase the likelihood they will choose healthy activities and behaviors.

We developed this page to share prevention information in the community including: programs we offer, events we are holding, research, data, and prevention strategies.

The graphics on this page are links with more information about the project the graphic represents. Their are also tabs at the top of the page and links at the bottom of the page that have specific information in many areas in which we work.

There are also links to the webpages of community partners near the bottom of the page.

QPR and ASIST Workshops.

Question Persuade Refer (QPR) and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) are trainings in suicide intervention for community members. The QPR training lasts two hours and includes information about why it is important to act on suspicion that a person is at risk of suicide and how to have the conversation. The ASIST Workshops last two days and is a more in depth training in a more robust model designed for Gatekeepers who are most likely to be the trusted contact for a person at risk of suicide.

The QPR training is FREE and the ASIST Workshop does have a fee, although scholarships are available.  If you would like more information please email or call Jerry at jerryo@adapt-or.org or 541-492-0149.



Research tells us that youth who are having problems at school, with friends or family, or in the community often just need a helping hand.

Families, teachers, and youth working together with mentors can create opportunities for success.

Building a stronger, more unified community.

Tools to help build a stronger community.





Prevention Topics

Bullying Prevention

Gambling Prevention

Substance Abuse Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Violence Prevention

If you have any questions please call Cati at 541-492-0145.
You can also send an email to: