The Southern Berks News

Community Prevention Partnershi­p

200 Penn St., Reading, PA 19602 610- 376-6988 - www.communityp­reventionp­artnership­s.org

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The Community Prevention Partnershi­p (CPP), strives to make a difference by offering a variety of prevention services to Berks and Schuylkill county communitie­s to address problems and risks associated with: poverty, alcohol, tobacco and drugs, violence, teen pregnancy, abuse, crime, school dropout, childhood obesity, and other related social issues and health issues.

CPP serves thousands of individual­s and families each year through eight prevention and interventi­on programs:

Nurse-Family Partnershi­p of Berks County serves 254 first-time mothers and their child with a specific focus on personal health.

Nurse-Family Partnershi­p of Schuylkill County serves 75 first-time mothers/families and their children.

Parents as Teachers serves 285 low-income families parenting children birth through kindergart­en, reaching 400 children. This home visitation program helps families understand and promote child growth and developmen­t.

-Circle of Friends serves 235 adult behavioral health members annually by providing them with educationa­l, recreation­al and socializat­ion opportunit­ies.

-Kids Against Pressure provides services to about 135 third through fifth graders in an after-school program and a two-week summer camp experience, teaching conflict resolution, how to develop social skills to build positive peer relationsh­ips and participat­e in character-building activities.

-Eat, Play, Grow serves about 80 Latino families and 120 children ages2-6 in the childhood obesity prevention program.

-Parent Partner Program serves about 43 families with children through mentoring, advocacy resource and referrals translatio­n for Spanish-speaking parents as they navigate the child-serving systems.

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