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 use. The long term goal is to prevent opioid use later in life by reducing the risk factors that lead to substance use in general and opioids in particular.

Kristina, Program Director
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
717-669-4427

 

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!

Our next cohort will start on Wednesday, October 4th from 5:30-8:00p, at Paradise Elementary School.
Earn up to $$ in VISA gift cards.

October 2023 Strengthening Families Preview Event Registration

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Programs

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!

Our next cohort will start on Wednesday, October 4th from 5:30-8:00p, at Paradise Elementary School.
Earn up to $$ in VISA gift cards.

Register Here

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.

Register Here

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