Joining Forces for Prevention

Joining Forces for Prevention is a collaboration with the Eastern Lancaster County and Pequea Valley School Districts as well as COBYS and Compass Mark to implement a multi-tiered prevention strategy. Currently funded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the project will provide support to the community, middle school students and families in order to in order to prevent the onset of substance misuse. The long term goal is to prevent opioid abuse later in life by reducing the risk factors that lead to substance misuse in general and opioids in particular.

Kristina, Program Director
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Courtney, Program Coordinator
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

We are one month away from our Strengthening Families 10-14 Spring Cohort! Join us for 7 weeks of fun at The Factory Ministries starting Thursday, March 2nd from 5:30PM-8:00PM! Check out this short clip to get an insight into how the program works for all families. 💜 to register! ... See MoreSee Less
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PA Start is about building healthy, capable children.Meeting developmental needs while providing the right guidance to achieve is a delicate balancing act. It can be a challenge to families and educators. We want kids to grow in a safe environment and learn how to make good choices, but sometimes we are at a loss in knowing what works best.At Joining Forces for Prevention, we implement the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents/Caregivers and Youth ages 10-14 and Botvin Lifeskills for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in Pequea Valley School District and Elanco SchoolDistrict For more information visit: ... See MoreSee Less
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Strengthening Families Program: For Caregivers and Youth 10-14

This program can help your family build better relationships. Join us to learn how you can strengthen family bonds by learning to manage emotions, peer pressure-resistance skills, goal-setting, and decision making
You will learn how to show love while setting limits, how to listen to your youth and different ways family members can show appreciation to each other.
All families have strengths. This program will help your family become even stronger!

Available for families located within the Pequea Valley and ELANCO school districts.
Earn up to $$ in VISA gift cards.

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Social Development Strategy Training

Providing young people with opportunities, skills and recognition strengthens bonding with family, school and community. Strong bonds motivate young people to adopt healthy standards for behavior. These are the key elements of the Social Development Strategy, an evidence-based framework that serves as the foundation for the Communities that Cares® model.
Attend this FREE training to learn more about how you can promote positive youth development in our community.

Available for families located within Lancaster County.

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