Education Services

Our Prevention Specialists are available to teach programs on vaping and JUULing, drug and alcohol prevention, teens and technology and more. Prevention program 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.

COVID-19 Update

During COVID-19, COCA's Prevention Team has put together virtual lessons for students and parents. Scroll down for links to our virtual programs.

Jaclyn Steed

Click here to email Jaclyn Steed today. You can also call
(610) 376-8669 - EXT. 107

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

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Prevention Programs Offered by COCA

Virtual Prevention Education

Check out our virtual prevention lessons for students in grades K-12.

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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14

Our new 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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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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JUULing & Vaping Presentations

In this one-part session, our prevention specialists discuss the truth behind vaping and JUULing.

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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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Red Ribbon Week

An annual campaign during the last week in October, during which students wear red ribbons to illustrate their dedication to living drug-free.

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COCA Camp Challenge

Fun activities and resources that teach children in grades K-6 valuable prevention lessons.

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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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