Vicki Turner

Director, Prevention Resource Center and External Vice President, National Prevention Network
Vicki Turner

Prevention is local!  And, in a rural frontier state like Montana, prevention is about building and sustaining strong partnerships and collaborations to address a tough pro-social culture of alcohol misuse and abuse. CADCA resources, trainings and technical assistance have been an essential part of the prevention fabric in our state.

Vicki Turner is the Director of the Prevention Resource Center housed with the Montana State Department of Public Health and Human Services, and has worked in the field of prevention for seventeen years. Vicki serves as staff to the Montana Interagency Coordinating Council for State Prevention Programs whose goal is to coordinate a statewide system of prevention toward reducing youth risk behaviors in the state, with a specific eye to addressing and curbing under-age drinking, illicit drug use, and prescription drug misuse and abuse.  Additionally, she coordinates a statewide AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteer In Service to America) program, web-based community resource prevention tools, and oversees prevention grants. Vicki has been Montana’s NPN for seven years, and is currently the External Vice-President of the National Prevention Network. She graduated from Montana State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

Vicki and her husband recently passed a milestone of 25 years of marriage, and have two teenage sons with the oldest just entering college, and the younger, just starting high school. She appreciates knowing that prevention research and science and understanding the evolving teen brain is on her side in parenting!