A Message from the Executive Director: Elaine Trumpetto, M.A.
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.”
TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013 TO MAY 24, 2013:CADCA Coalition Training
Teen Driving Fall Make Up Dates are scheduled. Click here for the 2013 Fall Schedule
PROM SEASON IS HERE: If you see or know of underage drinking in your area, call 1-866-UNDER21.
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