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School-Based Groups

Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) was developed by Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin, an internationally known expert on drug abuse prevention. LST promotes healthy alternatives to risky behaviors through activities designed to teach students the necessary skills to resist social pressures to engage in the use of substances, help develop greater self-esteem and self-confidence, effectively cope with anxiety, increase awareness of consequences of substance use and enhance cognitive and behavioral competency to reduce and prevent a variety of health risk behaviors.

Too Good For Drugs ( Too Good) was developed by the Mendez Foundation and is a comprehensive drug abuse prevention program designed to mitigate risk factors and build protection within the child. Too Good develops a framework of social and emotional skills through the development of goal-setting, decision-making, and effective communication skills in addition to peer pressure refusal, pro-social bonding, conflict resolution, and media literacy.

INTERRUPTED is a three module program presented separately or as one extensive program to interrupt at-risk behaviors in youth and strengthen protective factors, modules focus on tobacco, underage drinking and marijuana. 

Family Strengthening Programs

The goal of the program is to prevent substance abuse among teens by teaching parents effective family management and communication skills before their children enter adolescence.

National Alcohol Screening Day

National Alcohol Screening Day® (NASD) is an annual event that provides information about alcohol and health as well as free, anonymous screenings. NASD’s yearly screenings help normalize the process of regularly checking personal use of alcohol, and keeping current about individual health and safety where alcohol use is concerned. Screenings aid in early detection of alcohol use disorders. Event sites are located across the nation in community, health care, college, military and employment settings.

Information Dissemination

The Council has been the host of information dissemination for the past 35 years. We accomplish this through providing a large variety of substance abuse information, materials and resources that are accurate and consistent with current knowledge of sound approaches to prevention, intervention and treatment. Information is disseminated to public and private agencies, organizations and individuals through internet activities and including, but not limited to, community groups, youth organizations health fairs, and religious and social organizations.

AIM Intervention Program

This program is a three session, one-on-one brief intervention and education program for youth ages 9 - 18 who are early experimenters with ATOD.  A trained clinician will educate the youth on the dangers of substances, the effect on their developing brains and to learn proper refusal skills and the impact on their future. 

Problem Gambling

SAP K-12 Training and SAP Elementary and Secondary Core SAP Team services, Media Campaign, Problem Gambling Screenings and Speaking Engagements.

Medication Take Back Project

This project is an opportunity for the public to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal. Please contact us for dates in your community or how you can help.

BCOPE—Bucks County Overdose Prevention and Education Colaborative

This program aims to increase awareness on overdose prevention and plan for prevention strategies specific to the needs of the community.

Professional Development/Community Presentations

The Council offers a variety of prevention programs and presentations to the community, please contact us to discuss your presentation needs.

Tobacco Control Project

The Council conducts the Youth Tobacco Survey in Bucks County schools, works to implements smoke free Parks & Recreation Centers, participates in the Young Lungs at Play Initiative, provides training and technical assistance to schools to implement smoke free schools and mobilized constituents and stakeholders in support Tobacco Control advocacy efforts. 





The Power of Parents ® - MADD

The Council recently sent 4 employees to training to become certified trainers and facilitators for MADD’s Power of Parents program.  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) developed this program to equip all parents and caregivers with the tools needed to help them start the potentially lifesaving conversation about alcohol with their teens. 

The Power of Parents program, made available by their National Presenting Sponsor, Nationwide Insurance, includes a parent handbook created through the joint effort of MADD and Dr. Robert Turrisi of Pennsylvania State University, this comprehensive new handbook is based on Dr. Turrisi’s successful program for parents of college students. Dr. Turrisi now offers this in-depth, evidence-based tool as a resource for parents of high school students, to assist them in communicating with their teens about alcohol and preventing underage drinking.

Highlights include:

• Communication strategies and tips

• Better understanding of alcohol and the effects on a teenager’s body and developing brain

• Examples to help parents talk to their teen and how to react to tough questions

If you are interested in hosting a workshop and/or are looking to attend a local workshop, please contact Diane Catherwood at 215-230-8218 x 3185. 


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