Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Programs Information

What does a prevention program do?

Prevention is the action of stopping something before happening or arising. So, Alcohol Tobacco and other Drug Prevention stops drug misuse before it happens. To do so, we help people develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to change behaviors and make healthy choices. At Child Guidance, we provide prevention programs in Delaware and Montgomery counties.

Delaware County ATOD Prevention Program:

In Delaware County, our prevention program includes two programs, Strengthening Families and Project Toward No Drug Abuse, and community outreach and education including the annual One Stride at a Time 5k and additional awareness efforts throughout the year.

Strengthening Families

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 download our info sheet. If you are interested in joining our next session, please contact Lisa Schneller at lschneller@cgrc.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 download our info sheet. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Schneller at lschneller@cgrc.org or 484-454-8700 x1484.

One Stride at a Time 5k

We hold our annual 5k each 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 for Delaware County is coordinated by Child Guidance Resource Centers and funded by the Delaware County Office of Behavioral Health, Drug and Alcohol Division.

Montgomery County ATOD Prevention Program

What does a prevention look like in Montgomery County?

In Montgomery County, our prevention work is a combination of evidence-based programming, caregiver education, school collaboration, and outreach. Through communication across platforms, we work to prevent drug and alcohol misuse before it happens.

Montgomery County ATOD Prevention Program:

In Montgomery County, our prevention program includes two programs, Guiding Good Choices and Strengthening Families. We also regularly participate community outreach and education both in-person and on social media through awareness efforts throughout the year.

Strengthening Families

The Strengthening Families Program 10-14, is a 7 session evidence-based parenting skills, children’s social skills, and family life skills training program specifically designed for families with children ages 10-14 years. 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 download our info sheet. If you are interested in joining our next session, please contact Sarah Messina at smessina@cgrc.org.

Guiding Good Choices

GGC is an evidence based 5-session virtual program for parents with children ages 9-14. The program is a multimedia family-competency training program specifically designed to strengthen parents' family management skills, parent-child bonding, and children's peer-resistance skills. Most sessions are parent-focused, though children attend one session, focused on peer pressure.

To learn more, please download our info sheet. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Messina at smessina@cgrc.org.

Get More Information & Contact

Locations with Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Programs

Headquarters at Havertown

2000 Old West Chester Pike
Havertown, PA 19083

(484) 454-8700