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PREVENTION RESOURCES

We are proud to partner with many great local organizations supporting family health and mental health.

 

 

 

 

It is never too early or too late to gain knowledge and develop skills needed for strong mental health and healthy family dynamics that lead to resilient youth who make good choices.  

In addition to our own programs found on our PROGRAM PAGE, WCCTC is proud to partner with these organizations to build a stronger, safer and more resilient West Chester.

For crisis support regarding mental health, substance abuse, family confilct or abuse, contact:
Valley Creek Crisis Center    
Open 24 hours    Phone(610) 280-3270

Trained professionals are available to assist you. Crisis management exists to help explore solutions and implement positive change.

 

Local Prevention Offerings

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FAMILY SERVICE OF CHESTER COUNTY

 

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES 10-14
As the name implies, this weekly, evidence-based program is specifically designed to strengthen families with children ages 10-14.  It is also named the number one prevention program out of 6,000 for long-term effects on substance use and misuse by Dr. David Foxcroft, Oxford Brookes University.

Mental Health First Aid
8-hour certification classes
Contact Tracy Behringer at tbehringer@chesco.org
Amanda Blue  (ABlue@wcupa.edu)

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)

2-hour suicide prevention training

Contact Tracy Behringer at tbehringer@chesco.org or ccsptaskforce@gmail.com

Padres Latinos
A cultural bridge between the hispanic community and schools, Padres Latinos is a place to share information and support the education of children in the West Chester area.

Contact Sandra Bradley at padreslatinosdewc@gmail.com

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West Chester Communities That Care is an organization which aims to improve outcomes for youth by raising awareness of the importance of primary prevention, reducing risk factors and bolstering protective factors that build resilient youth, strong families and thriving communities.  We also recognize that addicition and mental health issues already impact many families in our area and the important role of substance use and mental health treatment.

TREATMENT PROVIDERS IN CHESTER COUNTY

For those seeking treatment assistance, please reach out to Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services, Kate Genthert-Siolek, kgenthert@chesco.org