The Council on Addiction Prevention & Education of Dutchess County, Inc. (CAPE) provides numerous evidence-based prevention programs for county youth and families.
Alive at 25
Alive at 25 is a four and a half hour evidence-based driver's awareness course designed by the National Safety Council for young drivers ages 16-24. Participants gain awareness, develop safety strategies and build a foundation of healthy and responsible decision-making. CAPE's prevention educators are certified by the National Safety Council to deliver this program. This is a fee-based program. The Council has been offering the Alive at 25 class in partnership with Dutchess County Magistrates with great success since January of 2014.
Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) is designed to prevent and reduce substance use among students 12 to 18 years of age. The program was originally developed for students attending alternative high schools who are at high risk for substance use and abuse due to poor academic performance, truancy, discipline problems, negative attitudes toward school, and parental substance abuse. In recent years, Project SUCCESS has been used in regular middle and high schools for a broader range of high-risk students. This program has been well-received in the schools and communities served by CAPE.
Too Good For Drugs
Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) is a school-based prevention program for kindergarten through 12th grade that builds on students' resiliency by teaching them how to be socially competent and autonomous problem solvers. The program is designed to benefit everyone in the school by providing needed education in social and emotional competencies and by reducing risk factors and building protective factors that affect students in these age groups.
TGFD focuses on developing personal and interpersonal skills to resist peer pressures, goal setting, decision-making, bonding with others, having respect for self and others, managing emotions, effective communication, and social interactions. The program also provides information about the negative consequences of drug use and the benefits of a nonviolent, drug-free lifestyle.
TGFD has developmentally appropriate curricula for each grade level through 8th grade, with a separate high school curriculum for students in grades 9 through 12. The K-8 curricula each include 10 weekly, 30- to 60-minute lessons, and the high school curriculum includes 14 weekly, 1-hour lessons plus 12 optional, 1-hour "infusion" lessons designed to incorporate and reinforce skills taught in the core curriculum through academic infusion in subject areas such as English, social studies, and science/health. Too Good for Drugs is the newest addition to CAPE's evidence-based menu of programs.
CAPE is pleased to announce it is the recipient of two recent grant awards: Drug Free Communities (DFC) and SAMHSA's Service to Science.
CAPE is the lead agency for the DFC grant serving Southern Dutchess communities and the coordinator for the Marathon Project-a distance running and mentoring program serving at risk youth.
For more information on these and other CAPE programs contact:
845-765-8301 x 103