What does a prevention program do?
Prevention is the action of stopping something before happening or arising. Alcohol Tobacco and other Drug Prevention stops drug use before it happens. It is designed to help people to act first rather than mediate after the fact. The focus of prevention is to reduce risks and strengthen protective factors. Prevention helps people develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to change their behaviors and make healthy choices. Prevention changes attitudes and misconceptions about drug use through education. At Child Guidance, our prevention program includes two community programs as well as community outreach through our annual One Stride at a Time 5k and awareness efforts throughout Delaware County.
The Strengthening Families Program is a 14-session, evidence-based parenting skills, children’s social skills, and family life skills training program specifically designed for families. Both parents and children participate in this effective program that improves family relationships, reduces problem behaviors, delinquency and alcohol and drug abuse in children and improve social skills and school performance.
To learn more, please click the flyer above to read more about the program. If you are interested in joining our next session, please contact Lisa Schneller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-454-8700 x1484.
Project Toward No Drug Abuse
Project Toward No Drug Abuse is an effective, interactive substance abuse prevention program that is based on more than two decades of successful research at the University of Southern California. Project Toward No Drug Abuse focuses on three factors that predict tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use, violence-related behaviors and other problem behaviors among youth. The program is created for ages 14-19 and includes 12 sessions, with a minimum of 2 per week.
To learn more, please click the flyer above to read more about the program. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Schneller at email@example.com or 484-454-8700 x1484.
We also offer presentations to community groups like schools, The Boyscouts of America, and Parent-Teacher Associations. If you are interested in having us come present to your group about drug and alcohol prevention related topics, please let us know! We love providing education in the community! Contact Lisa Schneller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-454-8700 x1484.
One Stride at a Time 5k
We hold our annual 5k at Ridley Creek State Park in October! Join us as we run to stomp out drug and alcohol abuse. The day is a family-and-dog-friendly event where we share healthy resources and run/walk towards a healthier future.
To learn more, please visit our 5k page!
The ATOD Program is coordinated by Child Guidance Resource Centers and funded by the Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health, Drug and Alcohol Division.