Offering a wide range of services and programs, the goals of Aliive-Roberts County are to:

  • Reduce substance abuse and other risky behaviors among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in our community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse; and

  • Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, private non-profit agencies and Federal, State, Local and Tribal governments to support the efforts of our community organization to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.

Programs to serve the community

Aliive-Roberts County Youth Council

Aliive-Roberts County Youth Council is a group of youth from Tiospa Zina and Sisseton High School that meet on a regular basis. The formation of the group came at the request of Tiospa Zina students approximately 3 years ago. They meet weekly and discuss community issues challenging local youth and devise interventions that they can implement to affect the lives of their peers. The Youth Council is also responsible for planning positive community events.

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Available to train schools! The 3 main goals of OBPP are to: reduce existing bullying problems; prevent new bullying problems from developing; and achieving better peer relations at school!

Parenting Wisely
This is a self-paced, online skill-building course to assist parents in communicating and lowering a child’s risk for problems. The entire course should take 2-3 hours total. You can complete it at home, the library, or in our office!

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
ASIST provides practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST uses many different teaching processes to create a practice-oriented and interactive learning experience.  Attendance at the full two days is essential.

Training Intervention Procedures (TIPs)
This is the responsible beverage server training class offered. The class teaches alcohol retailers how to recognize and appropriately intervene with underage and over intoxicated customers.

Coteau Valley Teen Court
Teen Court is a non-judicial voluntary juvenile diversion program for youth who commit misdemeanor offenses. Participants in Teen Court Programs have admitted guilt and are sentenced by a jury of their own peers in a courtroom setting.
Teen Court Programs offer youth the opportunity to learn valuable life lessons and skills and promote positive peer influence on youth offenders. The goal of the Teen Court Program is to promote restorative justice for the youth offender, the victim and the community as a whole.

Educational classes
Aliive-Roberts County also offers a wide array of educational classes around the issues of substance use. We offer classes on underage drinking, marijuana, shoplifting, tobacco use, drinking and driving, along with parenting classes. The classes are based online to increase the accessibility.

Strategic Planning and Consulting Services
Aliive-Roberts County is available to provide strategic planning and consulting services to organizations. Strategic planning examines the necessities of today and tomorrow in light of an organization’s goals and capabilities.   And it lets organizations update their goals and identify new capabilities they may need on board, tying strategic goals to a strategic management plan and goal setting. Aliive-Roberts County also provides assistance in grant writing services.

Young Ambassadors

The Young Ambassadors Program provides a unique approach to youth leadership development using a two-component stepping stone process.  The Young Ambassadors Program is to help heal, rebuild, define and create young leaders in their own sense so they can achieve the goals they set for themselves and be successful in the paths they lead in their life as adults. It is also a goal to duplicate this program to fit the unique needs of each reservation and urban community to continue creating Young Ambassadors across Indian Country.