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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.
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.
Waiting for the right time to talk to your children about drugs and alcohol may result in no talk at all.Read More »
It is time to have an open and honest discussion with our high school youth regarding marijuana.Read More »
COCA Prevention Specialists offer programs on Teens & Technology for a variety of audiences on a number of different topics.Read More »
A Clear & Present Danger is a two-part educational program for middle and high school students.Read More »
In this one-part session, our prevention specialists discuss the truth behind vaping and JUULing.Read More »
Evidence-based prevention programs use strategies that have proven through research to be effective.Read More »
An annual campaign during the last week in October, during which students wear red ribbons to illustrate their dedication to living drug-free.Read More »
COCA staff offer fun-filled prevention activities to summer camps, youth groups and other summer programs.Read More »
Berks County SAP is designed to help identify students who are struggling with mental health or substance use issues.Learn More
The bi-annual PAYS survey provides crucial information on attitudes and behaviors of youth on issues that put students at risk.Learn More