Need help? Are you a parent in need of guidance? Want a program in your child’s school? Looking for a tobacco recovery support group? Need to attend a Victim Impact Panel class? Looking to educate staff in safe alcohol sales? Contact us at (845) 765-8301.
Thursday, December 5, 2013: Victim Impact Panel
Tuesday, December 10, 2013: Eastern Dutchess Community Coalition
More information for upcoming events and programs can be found on our website events calendar or by contacting our office at (845) 765-8301 or e-mailing Shannon at SLecomte@capedc.org.
Attention Parents: Click here to download the Teen Driving Contract
Marijuana use among teens increases. Health and safety issues affect individuals, families and communities. Should New York really consider legalization of medical marijuana? You decide! Read here!
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Council on Addiction Prevention and Education (CAPE) of Dutchess County, Inc., a NYS OASAS licensed prevention provider (#100811592 and 0048) celebrates National Prevention Week May 12-18. Federal and state agencies are firmly focused on the strategic prevention framework as the first and best tool to improve health and wellness outcomes for a universal population.
Recent admissions data from OASAS clearly shows the continuing need for prevention and earlier intervention to reduce the number of 18-24 year olds abusing prescription drugs and heroin in our county. The Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene is developing its 2014 local plan with a strong emphasis on prevention. That plan will be posted to our site once it is finalized and adopted.
Finally, CAPE, through its community coalitions, is working with Senator Gipson’s office to spotlight National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in October.
CAPE serves as a prevention and early intervention provider and an information and referral resource. Contact us with any questions regarding behavioral health. We provide:
• Tobacco cessation
• Substance Abuse Assessment (SBIRT, Teen Intervene)
• Recovery Coaching
89% of our services are evidence-based as reported to the OASAS PARIS (Prevention Activity and Results Information System). NYS OASAS Strategic planning calls for a 75% threshold of evidence-based practices to be in place by licensed providers in 2017. CAPE is ahead of that curve—89% in 2013!
As we approach the spring/summer time frame, risk behaviors for young people rise. Visit SAMHSA’s newest initiative “Talk.They Hear You.”
Elaine Trumpetto, M.A.