School & Community Prevention

Our prevention and intervention services involve educating people of all ages and giving them tools to make healthy choices.

For further information about anything listed on this page, please call us at

Resource Materials
We provide a variety of resources to schools, agencies, community organizations, parents, or any requesting individual.

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

All middle and high schools in Pennsylvania have a Student Assistance Program (SAP). These teams function to identify and refer students who may be using
substances or dealing with other barriers to learning. PHS prevention staff serve on teams in all Perry County school districts.

An Ounce of Prevention

PHS publishes a newsletter highlighting various topics which is distributed to
individuals, schools and businesses in Perry County.

School-Based Prevention Services
Faculty in-service training  
Consultation services  
Educational support groups 
Classroom presentations on topics such as:

1st Grade:

Candy & Medicine Look -Alikes
What Is A Drug? 
Poison Prevention

2nd Grade:

Getting Along With Others
Manners Matter  
Mad Isn’t Bad
3rd Grade:
Being Safe While Home Alone
Learning About Drugs What To Do About Anger
4th Grade:
Coping With Family Addictions – Part I
Smoking Part I Be Careful What You Watch 
5th Grade:
Coping With Family Addictions – Part II
Refusal Skills  
 Anger Management
6th Grade:
Advertising Inhalants Tobacco Awareness
7th Grade:
Abstinence and ATODs (alcohol, tobacco & other drugs)  
8th Grade:
Marijuana Alcohol (with Fatal Vision Goggles) Abstinence and ATODs (alcohol, tobacco & other drugs)
9th -12th Grades:
Addiction Drug & Alcohol

Community Prevention Services
PHS offers workshops and seminars to parents, organizations, and businesses
including churches, civic groups, and PTOs.

Prison Education/Intervention
Educational programs and intervention services are available to  inmates at the
Perry County Prison.

Information and Referral Services

Parent/Family Support Group
There is currently no parent/family support group due to lack of attendance.
If you would like to speak to someone about a loved one’s substance abuse,
please call our office at 717-582-8703.

Teen Group  Choices & Consequences
We offer help for teens who are struggling with substance abuse, with making  the right choices, etc.  Meets the 3rd or 4th Monday of the month at 6:00pm at the PHS office. Call 717-582-8703 to register and to be assigned to a group.