Community and School Based Prevention Education

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Prevention Educators provide evidence-based substance use education for students in pre-school, elementary, middle and high school. Students receive educational, age appropriate lessons that help them develop the skills needed to live substance free lives. Lessons focus on drug prevention, alcohol and tobacco prevention, violence prevention and social responsibility.

  • The Too Good Program focuses on drug, violence and character education, peer relationships, conflict resolution, anger management, and respect for self and others. Lessons utilize puppets like "Carmen the Cool Cat" or include role play to develop skills for healthy decision-making and relationship-building.
  • The Bully Busters Program helps students learn to recognize bullying, respond appropriately in bullying situations, and assist others who are being bullied. The program seeks to prevent bullying and violence and engages students through interactive lessons with puppet policeman, Officer Goodman.
  • The Cyberbullying Program helps adolescent students understand what cyber bullying is, its consequences, and what they can do if they are cyber bullied.
  • Safe Dates is dating abuse prevention program that helps teens recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and controlling, manipulative, or abusive dating relationships.

PFCS currently offers Prevention Education at Haldane Middle School, Mahopac Elementary Schools, and Putnam Valley Elementary, Middle and High Schools.


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