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Chester County will take part in the National Prevention Week – Daily Local

WESTERN CHESTER – The Chester County Department of Drugs and Alcohol has announced plans to support National Prevention Week from May 8-14.

The “National Prevention Week”, sponsored by the Drug and Mental Health Administration, is dedicated to addressing and raising public awareness on drug prevention and mental health through partnerships and collaborations that promote quality behavioral health resources.

Vince Brown, executive director of the County Department of Drugs and Alcohol, said: “This week is an opportunity to share with Chester County residents the need for prevention year-round by providing ideas, tools and resources to help people and communities make drug prevention happen every day.

“The week also serves as a time for communities to celebrate their successes and advocate for prevention.”

Prevention-related activities will be held throughout Chester County during the week. Details of all activities can be found at include:

Family Recovery Course (FRC), presented by Be a Part of the Conversation – a virtual course of three (3) parts, which will take place on Monday, May 9.

• Healthy boundaries for family recovery presented Be part of a conversation – a virtual event to be held on Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m.

• A contest of videos on the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs for young people “Be the change”, held by Downingtown communities that care. The deadline is Sunday, May 15.

• THRIVE youth leader club meeting A virtual meeting of the West Chester Communities that Care will take place on May 23 at 6:30 p.m.

This year, the county’s Department of Drugs and Alcohol Department is working with prevention providers across the county as well as with state leaders to highlight Prevention Week through public education. Prevention organizations, coalitions, and community organizations will use the tools, materials, and resources created by the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance to raise awareness of their prevention programs and what prevention looks like in Chester County.

If your organization is interested in participating in National Prevention Week or has additional questions, visit You can also call Chester County Information Line and Destinations at 866-286-3767.

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