Our Programs

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.

Our Mission

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

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TESTIMONIALS

What Our Families are Saying

“Love it! Wish it were more often.”
The Prevention Council of Erie County
2020-10-20T09:17:53-04:00
“Love it! Wish it were more often.”
“I really enjoyed this program. Never knew this program was here.”
The Prevention Council of Erie County
2020-10-20T09:29:30-04:00
“I really enjoyed this program. Never knew this program was here.”
“Very impressed in what the students wants to learn and participate in activities.”
The Prevention Council of Erie County
2020-10-23T16:06:00-04:00
“Very impressed in what the students wants to learn and participate in activities.”
“Loved the content! I think the topics are very useful to kids at this age group!”
The Prevention Council of Erie County
2020-10-23T16:07:08-04:00
“Loved the content! I think the topics are very useful to kids at this age group!”
“My students loved being able to read a story, share their thoughts and draw thoughts. They had to problem solve and reflect about their personal choices-which they do not always get to do!”
The Prevention Council of Erie County
2020-10-23T16:07:41-04:00
“My students loved being able to read a story, share their thoughts and draw thoughts. They had to problem solve and reflect about their personal choices-which they do not always get to do!”
“This was the first time I was exposed to the program. I think it is very beneficial to students and their homes to have these skills reinforced by someone else than just by the classroom teachers!”
The Prevention Council of Erie County
2020-10-23T16:08:39-04:00
“This was the first time I was exposed to the program. I think it is very beneficial to students and their homes to have these skills reinforced by someone else than just by the classroom teachers!”
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The Prevention Council of Erie County