Developing Programs and Community-Based Initiatives that Help Saratoga Youth Make Strong Decisions
Research shows that young people are less likely to use substances when they receive consistent messages at home, at school, and in their communities. To that end, The Prevention Council staff work in a wide range of venues – from schools and summer camps to courts and family homes – to provide prevention services, including program development and community-based initiatives, that help strengthen the messages we deliver to Saratoga youth. Our goal is not only to prevent experimentation by teens and pre-teens, but it is also to provide skills, guidance, and resources to adults who interact with young people.
Another prevention service we provide is training and education for human service professionals. Whether for in-service credit or to keep up with current trends, the agency is committed to helping our colleagues see how prevention services, programs, and initiatives are relevant to the work they do every day.
Additionally, The Prevention Council is committed to serving as a liaison for area residents looking for additional resources and information about alcohol, substance use, gambling, and other addiction issues. While we do not provide counseling to the general public, we do provide community education, consultations, referrals, and other substance abuse, violence, and underage gambling prevention services.