ALIVE AT 25

This is 4 1/2 hour evidence-based driver’s awareness course, designed by the National Safety Council for young drivers ages 16-24. Participants gain awareness, develop safety strategies, and build a foundation of healthy and responsible decision-making. CAPE’s prevention educators are certified by the National Safety Council. This is a fee-based program.

Contact: aliveat25@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 100

 

THE BUTT STOPS HERE

An evidence-based tobacco recovery program developed by Seton Health in Albany. The seven session program utilizes nicotine replacement therapy in combination with group counseling. Programs are held on-site and conducted by trained educators. This is a fee-based program.

Contact: cgroenewegen@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 104

 

CAMPUS COALITION

A group made up of representatives from Marist and Vassar Colleges, the Council, Town and City of Poughkeepsie law enforcement & government, local bar and restaurant owners, and other community members. Meetings are held to discuss substance related issues, both on and off campus.

Contact: cgroenewegen@capedc.org

 

COLLEGE CONSORTIUM

A group of representatives from colleges in the Mid-Hudson Valley area meet quarterly to discuss common challenges and to come up with strategies for dealing with a number of addiction issues, including substance and alcohol use.

Contact: cgroenewegen@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 104

 

THE MARATHON PROJECT

Sponsored by CAPE, this is an innovative distance running program that pairs adult mentors with at-risk youth in participating school districts in the Hudson Valley. This is an after school training program that aims to reduce risk factors for childhood obesity, school dropout, and substance use. That Marathon Project provides opportunities for students to set and achieve goals, explore avenues for character development, improve health, and build positive student/adult relationships through mentoring.

Contact: marathonproject@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 101

 

PEER ENGAGEMENT SPECIALISTS

The peer specialists will assist individuals and families facing the substance use disorder/addiction, by helping them navigate the existing systems and services that can lead to recovery.

Contact: mhetfield@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 112 or 845-554-2527

 

PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Provide evidence-based presentations in schools, colleges, community-based organizations, and businesses throughout the county related to drinking and driving, underage drinking, alcohol and substance use, and gambling. This program also works with the school-based SADD chapters.

Contact: cgroenewegen@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 104

 

PREVENTION EDUCATION & COUNSELING PROGRAM (PROJECT SUCCESS)

Provides licensed counselors in 4 districts and 10 schools offering substance use/addiction prevention education and counseling to students, faculties, families, and communities through individual and group counseling, information and referral services, and family communication programs.

Local schools that currently offer our prevention counseling services include: John Jay Senior High School, Van Wyck Junior High School, RCK High School, Wappingers Junior High School, FDR High School, Haviland Middle School, Linden Avenue Middle School, Red Hook High School, and Dover Plains Middle/High School.

Contact: info@capedc.org

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

A series of substance use related trainings sponsored by the Council and certified by NYS OASAS. CAPE is a NYS OASAS certified prevention provider and trainer.

Contact: cgroenewegen@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 104

 

RECOVERY COACHING AND TRAINING OF TRAINERS (TOT)

An intervention that promotes recovery by removing barriers and obstacles and by providing guidance and mentoring for individuals seeking an improved quality of life. Services provided by Certified Recovery Coaches and Trainers.

Contact: mhetfield@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 112 or 845-554-2527

 

SCREENING BRIEF INTERVENTION AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT (SBIRT) (Teen intervene)

An evidence-based early intervention model used as a tool to assess at-risk individuals, and where appropriate, refer to treatment. This intervention uses motivational interviewing as a means to engage individuals in identifying their needs and seeking the level of assistance that they require to manage substance use issues. This can be a fee-based program.

Contact: info@capedc.org

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION SKILLS TRAINING OF TRAINERS (TOT)

An evidence-based training developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT). The training aims to familiarize participants with the evidence-based Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) within the context of all Behavioral Health and Wellness and has direct application to ALL prevention, treatment and recovery work. This a fee-based service.

Contact: etrumpetto@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 103

 

TEEN DRIVING: A FAMILY AFFAIR

A locally developed program that brings the Victim Impact Panel model into local high schools as part of the student’s application for their parking permit, which allows them to drive to school. The program mandates that both the student and a parent attend this modified VIP, which includes victims of substance related crashes as well as representatives from the District Attorney’s Office, the insurance industry and the medical community. Parents and students gain an understanding of the serious legal, medical, insurance, and emotional costs of driving distracted and of driving under the influence.

Contact: cgroenewegen@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 104

 

TRAINING FOR INTERVENTION PROCEDURES (TIPS)

A nationally recognized program that teaches bartenders, wait staff, and retail vendors about the legal responsibilities of selling alcohol, how to identify fake IDs, how to recognize intoxicated patrons, and how to refuse sales when necessary. On-site training is available. This is a fee-based program.

Contact: cgroenewegen@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 104

 

VICTIM IMPACT PANEL (VIP)

A program that serves the entire community by providing a monthly forum on the painful consequences of driving under the influence from those whose lives have been forever changed by an impaired driver. People convicted of DWI and DWAI are mandated by the courts to attend VIP, with the goal of reducing recidivism. This is fee-based program, available in both English and Spanish.

Contact: vip@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 100