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

In Youth Session 1 of our Strengthening Families 10-14 program, we discuss goals and dreams and the steps it takes to reach them! Yesterday, we had the opportunity to engage with youth at the PV Building Braves Lunch and Learn and talk about their very own dreams and goals! If you missed yesterday, please visit PV Building Braves Facebook Page to see the calendar of events for this summer's Lunch and Learn! The Factory Ministries Pequea Valley School District #PreventionHappensHere ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us tomorrow, June 30th, from 2:00PM-4:00PM at the Church Street Tower in Lancaster City for a Health and Wellness Fair! Be sure to stop by our table for program information 💜Will we see you there?#PreventionHappensHere #PAPrevention ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us tomorrow from 10:30AM-12:00PM at Paradise Park for PV Building Braves Lunch and Learn! Youth will have the opportunity to participate in an activity from our Strengthening Families 10-14 program, and more information will be provided for to parents and caregivers!Looking forward to seeing you there! 😀 ... 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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