Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs
The Office of Drug and Alcohol contracts with various agencies to provide drug and alcohol prevention education and problem gambling prevention in schools and within the community. Programs are offered FREE of charge and are tailored to meet the community's needs.
The National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) provides a listing of various programming outcomes. To learn more about evidence-based programs or search a program, click here.
Programming is dependent upon the availability of funds.
School Districts wishing to access the prevention programming below must participate in the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS). Data collected from PAYS helps guide the strategic plan for programming. Planning for the school year occurs in the spring with the Prevention Provider assigned to the district. The most effective programming is evidence-based designed to build student’s skills over a series of lessons implemented in the classroom. Examples of programs implemented in Montgomery County are listed below.
|Pre-K (Ages 4-5)||Second Step, Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones
Focus on social and emotional learning and the transition to Kindergarten
|Elementary School||Second Step, Life Skills, Positive Action, Too Good For Drugs, We Know BETter
|Second Step, Life Skills, Too Good For Drugs, True Stories, Safe Dates, Signs of Suicide, Girls Circle
We Know BETter
|Class Action, Life Skills, Too Good For Drugs, True Stories, Safe Dates, Signs of Suicide, Girls Circle
We Know BETter
All programs listed above can be offered in the community setting, such as church youth groups, after school programming, summer camps, community centers, etc.
Types of Services
- Strengths-based family programs
- Technical assistance for Communities that Care Coalitions
- Alternative activities to deter youth drug use
- Parent seminars
- Drug and alcohol prevention mini grants - for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Problem Gambling Prevention for Seniors, "Gambling Away the Golden Years"
REQUEST A PROGRAM
Please call our Prevention Coordinator at 610-278-3642 for more information.