Community (Youth & Family Included)
Adults and community members can benefit from a range of programs available through The Prevention Council. Forums, sessions and other programs work to inform members of the community about the importance of educating children, teenagers and young adults about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco use, while other courses can help intervene in the lives of those who have problems with substance abuse to help them make healthier, positive choices. Learn about the full range of our programs below.
Agency programs promote primary care visits versus avoidable emergency room visits saving $1,800 per person per visit
Project Sticker Shock
Project Sticker Shock works to inform the community about the penalties and risks of providing alcohol to minors.
The SafeHomes campaign works to foster a home environment that instills in children that drug use is unacceptable.
Public Education & Advocacy
The Prevention Council provides a variety of Public Education & Advocacy programs and presentations geared toward the classroom, non-profit agencies and the workplace.
The Prevention Council works with communities to establish and sustain drug free coalitions. Coalition members are taught how to legislate change in their communities, contribute to Sticker Shock, host Town Hall Meetings, provide opportunities to develop leadership skills for youth, and build healthy environments.
Focus on Consequences - Adult Program
Our adult program serves people age 21 or older. For many, a brief intervention can initiate a process of self-reflection conducive to behavioral change.
Focus on Consequences Adolescent Program
Our adolescent program provides a brief educational intervention for those 14–21 years old using motivational interviewing and through follow ups for continued client support.
The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a national model and is the first research-based parenting program specifically designed for parents (with children ages six to 14 years old) working to overcome substance abuse.
Teen Intervene (Community)
Teen Intervene is an evidence-based program, recognized both nationally (SAMHSA) and in New York State (NYS Registry of Effective Prevention Programs).
Programs that aid in maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.