Crossroads Community Services Board

Providing Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, and Substance Abuse Services

Executive Director Dr. Susan Baker

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Prevention Unit provides alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) programs to youth in Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward County Schools while engaging the community utilizing various strategies to increase knowledge and awareness about ATOD.

Some of our strategies include:

• Delivering evidence-based parenting and ATOD prevention programs to  local schools and community organizations.
• Participating in community events (e.g., health fairs etc.).
• Disseminating prevention information through community forums and media
• Building capacity for prevention services through the C.O.P.E.S. Coalition.
•Providing merchant education regarding underage tobacco use.
• Providing education about risk and protective factors.

Crossroads Prevention Services provides suicide prevention training to community members and other agency staff members free of charge. For complete schedule of upcoming Mental Health First Aid or SafeTalk classes available, please contact our office at (434) 392-9461. (Click here to view upcoming suicide prevention training classes in our area)

Mental Health First Aid- Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Please click
here for more information.

safeTalk - is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. For more information about safeTalk, please click

Crossroads Prevention Services also provides Active Parenting Now® classes on a regular base. Please see the link below for an updated schedule of our next available class.

Free Parenting Classes


C.O.P.E.S. – Community Outreach for the Prevention of Every Suicide is dedicated to providing public awareness, education, and training for suicide prevention with the Prince Edward and surrounding counties. For more information email

Descriptions of Programs with external links for more information:

Active Parenting Now

This evidence based and comprehensive parent education program provides participants with skills that will help develop cooperation, responsibility and self-esteem in their children. In an interactive group format, participants learn styles of parenting, effective parenting techniques, family problem solving, and building positive character traits.

Too Good for Drugs:

This evidence-based program for grades K-9 provides facts about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs that help kids set goals and make good decisions that contribute to their health and well-being. Program lessons and activities teach skills for managing emotions, communicating effectively, making positive friendships, countering social influences, analyzing media messages and refusing peer pressure.

Project ALERT

Research-based substance abuse prevention program providing students grades 6-8 with insight, understanding, and actual skills for resisting substance use. Project ALERT successfully addresses tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and inhalants, the substances teens are most likely to use.

HIV/STD Prevention

Crossroads Prevention Services is proud to offer FREE rapid confidential HIV testing through our Expanded HIV Testing Grant. For more information on our HIV testing services, please click here.

As a preventative measure against STDs and HIV, we also offer a variety of condom options for FREE through additional grant funding.

For more information on HIV/STD Prevention at Crossroads, contact:

Liz Abston
Prevention Specialist
434-392-9461 extension 276

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Serving the Counties of:
Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, and Prince Edward

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