Welcome to the Southwest Region: Region 5

Sean Culhane, MS

Regional ATOD Prevention Coordinator


Sean is the Regional Prevention Coordinator for Southwest Minnesota. Sean has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Education: Leadership & Management, both from Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU). Prior to becoming a Regional Prevention Coordinator he worked at SMSU as an Admission Counselor. He looks forward to working with the communities in Region 5.

Region 5 Counties

Blue Earth, Brown, Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Le Seuer, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Swift, Waseca, Watonwan, Yellow Medicine

Highlights from Region 5

Green Isle (Sibley County) Hosts Special Events Responsible Beverage Server Training
On April 15th, 2015 the Sibley East Coalition hosted its first Special Events Responsible Beverage Server Training. This training is offered to organizations and groups who may serve alcohol at special events and not necessarily on a regular basis or in an establishment. The training prepares individuals who may be serving at these events how to keep its youth safe by learning how to read ID’s, how to spot “fake” ID’s and how to serve responsible and to learn the safe practices of not over-serving and refusing service to obviously intoxicated patrons.
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September 2014 the following communities received continuing Drug Free Communities Grant(s) in Southwest Minnestoa: Renville County and Yellow Medicine County

September 2014 the following communities received Year 6 Drug Free Communities Grant in Southwest Minnesota: Brown County

Region 5 Coalitions

Contact your RPC for more information about these coalitions
Renville Alliance for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drugs (RAPAD) – Renville County
Chemical Health Coalition of Yellow Medicine County – Yellow Medicine County
Alcohol and Drug Sanction Education – Mankato State University
Southwest Central Safe Communities Coalition – Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Swift, Yellow Medicine Counties
Towards Zero Deaths – Region 5 (Steering Committee)
Fairmont Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition – Fairmont (Martin County)
FariCARES – Faribault County
Jackson County Addiction Prevention
and Safety Coalition
– Jackson County
Underage Substance Abuse Coalition (USAC) – Brown County
Litchfield Area Rural Partners in Prevention (LARPP) – Litchfield (Meeker County)
Sibley County Partnering in Prevention Coalition – (Sibley East School District/Sibley County)
Prevention of Out-of-Home Placement Task Force – Chippewa County
Start Noticing Tobacco Coalition – Cottonwood-Jackson-Redwood Counties
Kandiyohi County Drug Free Communities Coalition – Kandiyohi County
Meth Education and Drug Awareness Coalition (MEADA) – McLeod County

Region 5 Host Site

The Region 5 RPC is hosted on the campus of Project Turnabout in Granite Falls, MN. For more than 45 years, Project Turnabout has been quietly providing an ever-growing range of quality treatment and recovery services that offer real hope for a brighter future to people who are suffering from the overpowering grip of addiction – to drugs, alcohol or gambling. https://projectturnabout.org