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

Pequea Valley Families: Backpack Giveaway!July 31st from 1PM-4PM at 5360 Lincoln Highway, GapVerizon Wireless is Gap (in the Weis Shopping Center) is giving out free backpacks on July 31st. You don’t need to be a customer and there is no purchase just need to be present to pick them up (Mom cannot pick up 3 backpacks, all 3 kids must be there). ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you registered yet? Registration closes on August 1st.We look forward to seeing you there đź’ś#PreventionHappensHereSave the Date for Rep. Mike Sturla's 11th Annual Back to School Event on Sunday, August 7 at Clipper Magazine Stadium! This event is only open to K-8th grade students who live in the School District of Lancaster area. Registration is required. Registration will close on August 1, 2022: ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us at CrossNet Ministries for their Back-To-School Event for Elanco Students!August 9th - 9AM-6PMCrossnet Ministries Youth CenterSee attached for more information 🙂 ... 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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