School Based Services

We provide services based on identified risk and protective factors in our community. Utilizing the OASAS Prevention Framework, we select programs and strategies to address the identified issues. Through these efforts, we strive to delay the initiation of substance use among youth as long as possible, reduce the prevalence of substance use and problem gambling, prevent the escalation of substance use and gambling behaviors to levels requiring treatment through early identification, brief intervention and referral. Our goals are to promote supportive communities and healthy development for children, adolescents, and young adults.

HCPC School Services

  • Too Good for Drugs
  • Too Good for Violence
  • Life Skills Training
  • Too Good for Drugs
  • Too Good for Violence
  • Life Skills Training
  • Student Assistance Counseling Program
  • Drug Quiz Show
  • Teen Intervene
  • Student Assistance Counseling Program
  • Alcohol Awareness Program
  • Teen Intervene
  • Freshman Seminars

School Districts Served

Dolgeville Central School

Slawson Street
Dolgeville, NY 13329
www.dolgeville.org

Staff Providing Services: Jennifer Walrath jwalrath@ccherkimer.org

Programs Offered:
Student Assistance Counseling
Teen Intervene
Too Good For Violence
Too Good For Drugs
Life Skills Training
SPORT, Prevention Plus Wellness
Drug Quiz Show

Herkimer BOCES
352 Gros Blvd, Herkimer, NY 13350
herkimer-boces

Staff Providing Services: Nicole Law nlaw@ccherkimer.org

Programs Offered:
Student Assistance Counseling
Teen Intervene
Too Good for Drugs
SPORT, Prevention Plus Wellness

Herkimer School District

801 West German Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
http://www.herkimercsd.org

Staff Providing Services: Crystal Gerhardt
cgerhardt@ccherkimer.org

Programs Offered:
Student Assistant Counseling
Teen Intervene
Too Good For Violence
Too Good For Drugs
Life Skills Training
SPORT, Prevention Plus Wellness
Drug Quiz Show

Poland Central School

74 Cold Brook Street
Poland, NY 13431
www.polandcs.org

Staff Providing Services:
Social Emotional Wellness Coordinator 
Tayley Borden
tborden@ccherkimer.org 

Programs Offered:
Student Assistance Counseling
Teen Intervene
Too Good for Drugs
SPORT, Prevention Plus Wellness
Drug Quiz Show

St. Francis de Sales Regional Catholic School

220 Henry Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
www.stfrancisherkimer.com

Staff Providing Services: Nicole Law nlaw@ccherkimer.org

Programs Offered:
Too Good For Drugs

Town of Webb Union Free School District

Main Street, PO Box 38

Old Forge, NY 13420

www.towschool.org

 

Staff Providing Services: Brendan McGrath bmcgrath@ccherkimer.org

Programs Offered:

Student Assistance Counseling

Teen Intervene

Too Good For Drugs

Life Skills Training

Banana Splits Drug Quiz Show

 

Herkimer County Community College

Reservoir Road
Herkimer, NY 13350
www.herkimer.edu

Staff Providing Services: Amy Fahey afahey@ccherkimer.org

Programs Offered:
SAAP
Teen Intervene
Freshman Seminars
Drugs 101 Education Series

Student Assistance Program

Services include

  • Assessment
  • Individual Counseling
  • Consultations
  • Referrals
  • Education
  • Follow up

Referrals made by

  • School Faculty/Staff
  • Community Professionals
  • Parents
  • Students

With the goal to develop protective factors and decrease high risk behaviors such as

  • Alcohol/Substance Use/Abuse
  • Truancy/Attendance Problems
  • Maladaptive Behaviors
  • Academia Problems
  • Children of Alcoholics
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Grief/Loss Issues
  • Poor Communication Skills
  • Inadequate Coping Skills
  • Peer/Family Relationship Problems

Please contact the HCPC staff for more information. Our districts served are shown here.

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Bonding with pro-social others
  • Identifying and managing emotions
  • Communicating effectively

 

Teen Intervene

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Teen Intervene program provides education, support and guidance for teens and their parents. Teen Intervene is designed as a comprehensive screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) model of care. Teenagers who have experienced mild to moderate problems associated with alcohol or drug use work one-to-one with a Prevention Services Coordinator to identify and, ultimately, change their choices and behaviors. If a student identifies as needing a higher level of treatment, referrals are made in coordination with treatment centers. Designed to be implemented in a school setting, we can provide up to 6 sessions of motivational interviewing based brief intervention with no cost to the student or family.

TOO GOOD PROGRAMS

The research-based, Too Good Programs – Too Good For Drugs and Too Good For Violence, offer a comprehensive solution to drug and violence prevention needs for grades K-12. The programs work together using age-appropriate curricula to enhance and expand the skills, knowledge and attitudes that promote safe and drug-free living.

The Mendez Foundation has focused its efforts on prevention education throughout the country since 1978 and is at the forefront of the prevention field. These programs have been designated Model Programs by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) which means they demonstrate consistently positive results, are innovative and effective, respond to the needs of the target population and are implemented under scientifically-rigorous conditions.

Herkimer County Prevention Council (HCPC) uses the Too Good For Drugs Program at the Kindergarten, first and second grade levels in several local elementary schools. Too Good For Violence is used at the fourth and fifth grade levels in the same schools.

Too Good For Drugs Promotes skills in
For grades K-8, 10 lessons

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Bonding with pro-social others
  • Identifying and managing emotions
  • Communicating effectively

Too Good For Violence Uses a CAREing approach to violence prevention
For grades K-5, 7 lessons; for grades 6-8, 9 lessons

  • Conflict resolution
  • Anger management
  • Respect for self and others
  • Effective communication

For more Information visit the Too Good Programs website.

Elementary School Program is for grades 3-6:

  • Level 1 for Grades 3 & 4, 8 class sessions
  • Level 2 for Grades 4 & 5, 8 class sessions
  • Level 3 for Grades 5 & 6, 8 class sessions

Middle School Program is for grades 6-9:

  • Level 1 for Grades 6 & 7, Core level, 15 class sessions
  • Level 2 for Grades 7 & 8, Booster level, 10 class sessions
  • Level 3 for Grades 8 & 9, Booster level, 5 class sessions

Life Skills Training

LifeSkills Training is a top-rated substance abuse prevention program.

Lifeskills Training is a flexible and interactive research-based program combining coaching, peer interaction, lecture, classroom discussion and provider-led activities.

Developed by Gilbert J. Botvin, Ph.D, Lifeskills is a curriculum that delivers significant results in reducing the risks students are faced with daily such as smoking, drug/alcohol abuse and violence. Lifeskills provides students with the necessary skills to resist social/peer pressures to smoke, drink, and use drugs. The curriculum helps students to develop greater self-esteem and self-confidence, to effectively cope with social anxiety, and increase their knowledge of the immediate consequences of substance abuse.

Herkimer County Prevention Council (HCPC) uses the Elementary School Program and the Middle School Program in several of the local school districts at the recommended grade levels. Each program is developmentally appropriate and has been proven to be effective by pre and post testing that shows the students are learning the skills needed to resist drugs, alcohol and tobacco use.

Lifeskills has been selected for excellence by agencies such as: U.S. Department of Education, National Institute of Drug Abuse, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, and White House Office of Drug Policy.

For more information, visit lifeskillstraining.com