Education Services

Our Prevention Specialists are available to teach programs on vaping, drug and alcohol prevention, teens and technology and more. Prevention programs are offered FREE to Berks County schools and community groups. Single session presentations can be tailored to any age group.

Recurring educational programs are also provided in both classroom and community group settings. Evidence-based programs are offered as multi-session curriculum.

See our Menu of School Programs for the 2023-24 School Year

Click here for more detailed program overviews

Alicia Kline

Click here to email Alicia Kline today. You can also call
(610) 750-7550

To request a presentation, click the link below, or contact Alicia Kline. Prevention staff will work with you to develop a plan to implement drug education programming that meets your needs and educational goals.

Visit our Parent Information PageRequest a presentation for your school or groupSee our Menu of School Programs

Prevention Programs Offered by COCA

Vaping Programs

COCA offers several programs that teach youth facts about vaping

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Too Good For Drugs – 1st & 2nd Grades

A social and emotional learning program that teaches children to develop skills to make healthy choices and achieve success.

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Youth Engagement Programs

The Council on Chemical Abuse offers several programs that actively engage Berks County youth in prevention causes.

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Time to Talk

Waiting for the right time to talk to your children about drugs and alcohol may result in no talk at all.

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Teens & Technology

COCA Prevention Specialists offer programs on Teens & Technology for a variety of audiences on a number of different topics.

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Clear & Present Danger

A Clear & Present Danger is a two-part educational program for middle and high school students.

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Marijuana: Real Talk

This highly interactive, one-session program aims to build critical thinking skills in high school students by fostering discussions on marijuana and its potential consequences.

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Evidence Based Programs

Evidence-based prevention programs use strategies that have proven through research to be effective.

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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14

Our Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth ages 10-14 helps families build stronger bonds through fun activities over seven weeks.

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Other Education Initiatives COCA Participates In

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Berks County SAP is designed to help identify students who are struggling with mental health or substance use issues.

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Pennsylvania State Youth Survey (PAYS)

The bi-annual PAYS survey provides crucial information on attitudes and behaviors of youth on issues that put students at risk.

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Red Ribbon Week

An annual campaign in October that encourages students to wear red ribbons to demonstrate their commitment to live drug-free.

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