PLEASE NOTE: This list is in alphabetical order.

ALIVE AT 25

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

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

BLINDSPOTS

An educational intervention (designed for parents and guardians) that allows participants to explore a model teen bedroom and identify paraphernalia and other possible indicators of substance use/misuse. Follow-up includes a presentation to review and discuss the various paraphernalia in the model room. This is a fee-based program.

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

CATCH MY BREATH

An evidence-based e-cigarette awareness and prevention program developed by the University of Texas Health Science Center and supported by CVS Health. This 4 session program uses a peer-led teaching approach to equip students with the knowledge/skills needed to make informed decisions about e-cigarettes and Juul devices. Visit catchmybreath.org for more information.

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

PEER ENGAGEMENT SPECIALISTS

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

Contact: cgoebel@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 111 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: dcelestino@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: cgroenewegen@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 103

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

A series of substance use-related training 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. 103

RECOVERY COACHING AND TRAINING OF TRAINERS (TOT)

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

Contact: cgoebel@capedc.org or 845-765-8301 ext. 111 or 845-554-2527

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

TEEN INTERVENE (Team Teen)

An evidence-based program for teenagers (age 12-19) who exhibit mild to moderate problems associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Motivational interviewing techniques guide this intervention to develop/improve communication and coping skills, and to educate students about the harmful effects of substance use on health. This is a grant-funded program.

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

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 given by 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 a fee-based program, available in both English and Spanish.

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