The Prevention Council of Erie County

The Prevention Council of Erie County The Prevention Council of Erie County, a proven provider of state-of-the-art prevention and intervention services utilizes research-based strategies and programs, to provide information, referral and linkages for Erie County residents.

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11/20/2020

The Prevention Council of Erie County congratulates board member Dr. Davina Moss-King on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award during today's WNY Chemical Dependency Consortium Gold Key Award Celebration. 🎉

11/20/2020

The Prevention Council of Erie County congratulates Sally Yageric on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award during today's WNY Chemical Dependency Consortium Gold Key Award Celebration. 🎉

Erie County HOPE Project
11/20/2020

Erie County HOPE Project

Enter your PSA by Friday November 20th.

"Schools in Erie County's orange zone, which must close Monday, could resume in-person learning as soon as Nov. 30. But ...
11/20/2020
Schools in Erie County orange zone may not reopen soon

"Schools in Erie County's orange zone, which must close Monday, could resume in-person learning as soon as Nov. 30. But don't count on it.

That's because school officials would need to give a Covid-19 test to every student and teacher who comes to school in person before the building reopens – something that many say is just not possible.

“Even with the state providing the testing kits, reopening while in an orange or red zone would be an economic and logistical burden,” Grand Island Superintendent Brian Graham wrote in a letter to families."

"Reopening while in an orange or red zone would be an economic and logistical burden," one superintendent said

Santa will be outside the museum Friday and Saturday, collecting gifts in a socially distanced drive up toy drive for To...
11/20/2020
Explore & More Children's Museum holding drive-up holiday toy drive

Santa will be outside the museum Friday and Saturday, collecting gifts in a socially distanced drive up toy drive for Toys for Tots. The program distributes thousands of gifts donated by the community to children in Erie and Niagara Counties each year.

Santa Claus will stand outside and museum and wave to families who drop off gifts.

The event starts Saturday at 10 a.m. and will last until 2 p.m. in the Target Plaza in Batavia. The groups taking part a...
11/18/2020
Genesee County responders hosting toy, food drive for families in need

The event starts Saturday at 10 a.m. and will last until 2 p.m. in the Target Plaza in Batavia.

The groups taking part are the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, Batavia Police Department, LeRoy Police Department, NY State Police, Corfu Police, Genesee County Probation and the Rotary Club.

The event is happening Saturday at the Target Plaza in Batavia.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA
11/18/2020
The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

#Teachers: Looking for science-based information to share with your students on how drug use can affect the body and brain? Check out NIDA’s Mind Matters series! Pamphlets, a Teacher’s Guide, and videos are available to download in English and Spanish. https://loom.ly/vCTWsOw #DistanceLearning

11/18/2020
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

November is COPD Awareness Month; how healthy are your lungs? Take this survey to find out:https://www.lung.org/getmedia/db8c781c-7521-4d3b-a59e-21490a0eefc3/united-states-(english)-copd-ps.pdf

Buffalo Community Fridge
11/18/2020

Buffalo Community Fridge

Saturday, November 21st, we will be at the corner of Woodlawn Ave and Main St. for a turkey giveaway!

12-2 while supplies last. The BCF will be giving out coats, socks, and gloves. Come say hi, grab some food, and warm clothes.

All that we is ask that everyone wears a mask and practices social distancing. It’s going to be a great day to spread some love in the city 🦃 ♥️

The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA
11/18/2020
The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

Ryan Caldwell, a peer support specialist in long-term recovery, works for the Restorative Management Corporation and is involved in the HEALing Communities Study. Here he discusses overcoming addiction:
https://loom.ly/-FrvrkY
#nihHEALinitiative

"Resurrection Life Food Pantry will start the distribution of full Thanksgiving meal kits starting on Tuesday. The organ...
11/17/2020
Local food pantry to pass out over 1,000 full Thanksgiving meals to those in need

"Resurrection Life Food Pantry will start the distribution of full Thanksgiving meal kits starting on Tuesday. The organization estimates that it will provide between 1,100-1,300 complete Thanksgiving meals to its registered families. The meal kit includes a full turkey and all the fixings, according to the group. The food was provided thanks to donations from Resurrection Life Church and FeedMore WNY."

The families will be able to pick up the entire meal kits in a contactless drive-thru fashion.

11/16/2020
"Parents are the biggest influence in a teen’s life. Even though you may feel your child pulling away, eager for more in...
11/16/2020
Preventing Drug Use: Connecting and Talking with Your Teen

"Parents are the biggest influence in a teen’s life. Even though you may feel your child pulling away, eager for more independence, deep down they still want you involved. A strong bond with your child, especially during the teen years, helps reduce the chances of them engaging in unhealthy behavior and helps set the stage for preventing nicotine, alcohol and drug use."

A strong bond with your child, especially during the teen years, helps reduce the chances of them engaging in unhealthy behavior and helps set the stage for preventing nicotine, alcohol and drug use.

"Update from @nationalgridus: As of 6:00 AM, 4,619 customers out in Erie County in primarily Amherst, Buffalo, Collins a...
11/16/2020
Bottled water, dry ice to be passed out in Buffalo

"Update from @nationalgridus: As of 6:00 AM, 4,619 customers out in Erie County in primarily Amherst, Buffalo, Collins and Lackawanna. Dry ice and bottled water will be distributed at the JFK Recreation Center, 114 Hickory Street in Buffalo from noon until 6:00 pm today."

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced the effort in a tweet early Monday morning

To all those who have served, and those who continue to serve... Happy Veterans Day!
11/12/2020

To all those who have served, and those who continue to serve... Happy Veterans Day!

A great way to have some safe and festive holiday family fun this year!!!!  ❄️⛄️🤍
11/09/2020

A great way to have some safe and festive holiday family fun this year!!!! ❄️⛄️🤍

Make the most of this holiday season by coming to the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights presented by T-Mobile.

Tickets to the Festival MUST be purchased in advance! They will not be sold at the gate.
Admission is $15 per vehicle and available for purchase at any Tops Friendly Markets location, or online (fees apply) Now - December 31st. Tickets are good for any one night of the Festival.
The Festival is open December 1st-31st (closed December 24th & 25th) and gates are open 5-9PM.
For more information & to purchase tickets online, visit FairgroundsHoliday.com

SAMHSA
11/09/2020
SAMHSA

SAMHSA

You are not alone. Help is available.
24/7/365 help is available with SAMHSA’s National Helpline for those struggling with mental health or substance use. It provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations: https://fal.cn/3bqdW

A special veterans' tribute video will premiere at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the NCCC website. That will be followed by a socia...
11/09/2020
NCCC plans virtual Veterans Day observance

A special veterans' tribute video will premiere at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the NCCC website. That will be followed by a socially distanced reception from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Veterans Services Department, Room B-100. The campus will be closed Wednesday.

A special veterans' tribute video will premiere at 11 a.m. Tuesday on the NCCC website.

State leaders say the region had a 4.8 positivity rate yesterday. Here in Erie County, there were 259 confirmed cases of...
11/09/2020
Leaders warn of shut down as COVID cases rise in Erie County

State leaders say the region had a 4.8 positivity rate yesterday. Here in Erie County, there were 259 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday.

ERIE COUNTY, (WIVB)–New numbers from the governor’s office show Western New York continues struggling with COVID-19. State leaders say the region had a 4.8 positivity rate yesterday. He…

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11/06/2020

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Marijuana legalization is NOT the answer to solve many of today's problems."I don't think that a public policy decision ...
11/06/2020
Cuomo: marijuana legalization 'ripe' for New York State in 2021

Marijuana legalization is NOT the answer to solve many of today's problems.

"I don't think that a public policy decision regarding something being ingested into your body should be made simply based on the fact that it will help provide tax revenue for the state. I think we should be looking at public safety."

- State Senator Pat Gallivan

'I've supported it for years. The question becomes about the money, about the distribution and the power,' according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

11/03/2020
11/03/2020
What should you consider before heading to the polls?1. Make a plan. Polling sites open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. If...
11/03/2020
What to expect when you head to the polls on Election Day

What should you consider before heading to the polls?

1. Make a plan. Polling sites open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. If you still don't know where you're polling site is, head over to your county's Board of Elections website to find out.

2. All polling locations in New York State are adhering to state and federal safety rules and regulations, that includes COVID-19 executive orders. If you don't follow rules, you may be asked to leave a polling site.

3. Identification is not required in New York State, unless you are a first-time voter.

4. Lines are to be expected, so be prepared just in case. Given the change in weather, dress appropriately. Bring something to eat, drink, maybe even a distraction to keep you busy as time passes.

5. For those who need special assistance, speak to a poll worker immediately upon arrival to avoid lines.

Erie County is expecting a large voter turnout on Tuesday, despite record high numbers of early voters.

Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties Inc.
11/03/2020

Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties Inc.

As part of our Native American Heritage Month spirit and in celebrating the history of great orators and actors from our local Native community, NACS is launching a new initiative - a local Native American Theater Group!!!

The group is open to Native American community members of all ages and talent levels, and for those that just want to have fun! Come learn more about exciting partnerships and sessions we will provide for those looking to learn more about all aspects of performing, including paid acting opportunities!! Whether you want to potentially pursue a career, find your voice as a public speaker or storyteller - or just want to have fun - come join us this Wednesday, November 4th at 7pm to learn more at this virtual informational meeting. Also save the date of November 18th for a special session with one of our main partners - Shea's Theater!!!

Partnership to End Addiction
11/02/2020
Partnership to End Addiction

Partnership to End Addiction

The overprescribing of prescription pain relievers has been a major cause of the opioid epidemic. Know what to ask when your child is prescribed opioids.

The Independent Health Foundation announced the change on Sunday, saying the 32nd annual New Year’s Eve celebration “wil...
11/02/2020
First Night Buffalo going virtual

The Independent Health Foundation announced the change on Sunday, saying the 32nd annual New Year’s Eve celebration “will be like none before.”

“Although we won’t be celebrating together in the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center this year, the Independent Health Foundation is offering some fun, family-friendly activities and entertainment so they can celebrate the new year together in their homes,” said Meyer. “Everyone can look forward to interactive videos featuring familiar faces from First Night and fun activities for all ages to enjoy. The show will go on!”

Details on the virtual event are being finalized.

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Prevention begins and ends with parenting. Children of parents who engaged in parenting behaviors and practices generally recognized as supporting their healthy development rarely hurt themselves and others. The Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the National Institute of Mental Health should be working furiously to find ways to improve the overall quality of parenting in the U.S. Perhaps parenting education campaigns akin to the smoking and seatbelts campaigns of the past. Visit www.advancingparenting.org. In our own unique way we have adopted this approach to primary prevention. Please share. 🙂
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