Youth & School-Based
We work with children directly through school and other youth groups, primarily focusing on prevention through positive character building.
Parents & Familes
We know that individual issues always affect more than just the individual, so we offer programs for families to find out how they can help.
Adults & Communities
We all need support from a community who cares, so we offer adult and community-based programs for those who are looking for a helping hand.
Focused on Growth
Alcohol and drug dependency are not a choice – they are real medical conditions. However, this means that these dependencies can be treated and even prevented with the right interventions. We work with individuals experiencing substance dependency, and their families, to help them find their way to recovery.
For the People
Substance dependency is a public health crisis, and we believe it is our responsibility to provide prevention, treatment and recovery as a public response to all those who need it.
Did you know?
As up-to-date as you might be, there’s always more to learn. Here are some resources to help continue your education.
At The Prevention Council of Erie County, we are dedicated to promoting healthy behaviors through substance abuse prevention and intervention.
Pause For Prevention
Coping With The Unknown
For many, the fear of the unknown can be greater than any present obstacle. COVID-19 has bombarded our daily lives with uncertainty. More than nine months into this pandemic, we are still forced to navigate through untracked territory. Lives have been altered, careers have been put on hold, schools and businesses have closed, loved ones have been separated, and the list goes on.
How can we plan for a future that seems to change daily? How can we calm our anxieties when everywhere we turn (i.e. the media) we are given a different answer?
A Message from Child Mind Institute, Inc.
We’re all a little harried during the holiday season. And this year with the added pressures brought on by the pandemic (Can we get together with the family? Is it safe to go shopping? How will we get through this winter??), everyone is a little more stressed and a little less jolly than usual.
If anxiety and stress are making it difficult to get into the holiday spirit this year, or hard to just get through the day, practicing mindfulness can help. Mindfulness helps us slow down, calm down, and stay present in the moment. Whether that moment is baking holiday cookies with the family, or just appreciating some rare quiet time alone. Mindfulness can be as simple as breathing (literally!), and only takes a few minutes out of your day but the benefits are big.
– Rae Jacobson, Senior Writer