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Community Prevention Services

 

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Community Prevention Services provides Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention programs and activities.  The program engages the community in substance abuse education and awareness, personal life skills development and alternative activities that help children and youth achieve a drug-free passage into adulthood.

Community Prevention’s goal is to foster healthy lifestyles for all age groups. The program provides prevention services from “womb to tomb” throughout Westmoreland County.  Community Prevention promotes positive attitudes and responsible citizenship in the community by providing prevention/education and outreach services. Community Prevention  collaborates with community-based events such as Red Ribbon Week, National Inhalants Awareness Week, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Day, National Recovery Month, Project “Sticker Shock” to combat underage drinking and the “Reality Tour” a portrayal of the life and death of a drug user.

Community Prevention reaches the general public through outreach, public service announcements, health fairs, puppet shows and speaking engagements.  We utilize Evidence-Based Programs that enable us to track outcomes and measure our successes, as well as our own innovative-interactive activities. Prevention Specialists educate county residents on a diversity of topics including the dangers of alcohol and other drugs, making healthy decisions, learning refusal skills, and STD/HIV education and outreach services.

Program Funding

The Community Prevention Program is funded by the Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission (WEDAC) and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP).

Contact

Contact Westmoreland Community Action for more information on the Community Prevention Program or call 724-834-1260 x 132.

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Parents Who Host, Lose the Most: Don’’t be a party to teenage drinking

Parents Who Host, Lose the Most

The Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking public awareness campaign was developed by Drug-Free Action Alliance in 2000. The campaign objectives are to educate parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen house parties and to increase awareness of and compliance with the  Underage Drinking Laws.

The campaign takes place on a local and a statewide level and concentrates on celebratory times for youth: homecoming, holiday, prom and graduation seasons and other times when underage drinking parties are prevalent.

Since the campaign began it has been requested for replication in all 50 states, Canada, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In 2001, the Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking campaign received the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s Promising Prevention Program Award.

Implementation

In order to facilitate local support for the campaign, public awareness kits are disseminated when requested from the Drug Free Action Alliance to local communities. The kits contain helpful materials to assist in local implementation. The intent of the kits is to provide communities with tools that are factual, reproducible, and free. Drug-Free Action Alliance must be acknowledged as the originator of the campaign on all reproduced materials.

Partnerships

Mini-grants have been given to local communities to promote the campaign. These communities in turn partner with their schools, businesses and media in their local area to increase the distribution of this important message. Funding has also been used to increase law enforcement activities through compliance checks and party patrols. On a statewide level, Drug-Free Action Alliance partners with corporations to reproduce and disseminate materials to their customers and employees. Participating corporations include large manufacturers, grocery stores, convenience stores and insurance companies. 
Drug Free Action Alliance

Contact

For more information about the campaign or to receive a copy of the campaign materials, please contact Drug-Free Action Alliance at www.DrugFreeActionAlliance.org or (614)540-9985.

For More Information

Contact Westmoreland Community Action for more information on the Community Prevention Program or call 724-834-1260 x 132.

Telephone: 724-834-1260
Toll Free Phone: 800-816-0022

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FAX: 724-838-9563

General Information:
info@WestmorelandCA.org

226 South Maple Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601

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