The Council on Chemical Abuse has a staff of qualified, trained Prevention Specialists who provide educational programs to schools and community groups throughout Berks County. All our school programs are aimed at providing children and teens with the skills and knowledge to avoid future risky behaviors.
What you can expect from our prevention programs
All programs DO:
Incorporate fun, engaging, age-appropriate activities that promote learning and teach critical thinking skills
Provide researched, factual education regarding substance use and addiction
Teach students healthy skills to cope with stress and emotions
Provide students with healthy alternatives to using substances
All programs DO NOT:
Use scare tactics or include violent, disturbing, or stigmatizing images or content. Research shows that scare tactics do not work in preventing substance use.
Take place in large assemblies, but rather in a smaller classroom setting which allows all students the opportunity to participate and learn.
You can learn more about specific programs below.
Too Good for Drugs - Grades 1 & 2
Learn more about this programSee program goals and lesson descriptions
Teens & Tech/Kids & Tech
A Letter to Parents about Kids & TechRead the letter
Learn more about this programVisit our Teens & Tech/Kids & Tech webpage
Evidence Based Programs
Learn about Life Skills, Too Good for Drugs and other evidence based programsLearn more
Learn about the Alcohol Literacy ChallengeLearn more
A Letter to Parents About Vaping LessonsRead the Letter
Learn more about our Vaping LessonLearn more
SAVE (Suspension Alternative for Vaping Education)A two-session program for grades 8-12
Safe Medication Programs
Clear & Present DangerClick here to learn about this program
The Brain GamesClick here to learn about this program