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.
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.
To find out which programs were funded by Montgomery County in the 2018/2019 school year, click here. *Please note, this is a list of county-funded programs only.
For more information about the PAYS history, Montgomery County-specific data and risk and protective factors, download this powerpoint from the PAYS Summit hosted in September of 2019.
|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.
UPCOMING EVENTS - Parent Forums on topics such as Substance Use, Warning
Opioid Overdose Awareness Billboard Competition
Signs, Communication Skills, Vaping
Prevention Programs Printable
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