BCCS New Castle County Sites Closed Tuesday March 14, 2017
BCCS is excited to share with you several videos that we created this past year! The videos include four 30-second, youth-driven PSAs, a documentary about the WISH Program, and an inspirational video on overdose prevention. Click here to view all of the videos.
BCCS received funding from the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) to provide comprehensive substance abuse prevention services, which prevent and reduce alcohol abuse and misuse, to Delawareans ages 12-25 statewide, particularly in four sub-state planning regions (City of Wilmington, New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County.)
Overall goals of this program include reducing consumption patterns of underage drinking and binge drinking for youth and young adults as well as the negative consequences of such behavior, most specifically DUI and alcohol related accidents. BCCS intends to increase awareness of the risks related to underage drinking and youth/young adult binge drinking, as well as increase collaboration among prevention providers throughout Delaware to improve existing and future initiatives to reduce underage drinking in order to reach these overall goals.
As a state-wide grantee, much of our efforts focus on community processes, information dissemination, and supporting other grantee’s alternative activities. We intend for these efforts to raise awareness of the risks and consequences of underage and binge drinking, eventually mobilizing Delaware to create at least one Environmental Strategy related to policy changes that will be the result of collaboration and input of other SPF-SIG grantees.
The Statewide Coalition of Coalitions, a project through BCCS's SPF-SIG grant, held a PSA camp where four 30-second, youth-driven PSAs were created by seventeen adolescents, BCCS staff and C.A.U.S.E. Please click here to view the PSAs.
2015 Camp Documentary 15+ Minutes:
2015 Album containing 10 PSAs Separated and Documentary:
PSA CAMP Long 22 Minute:
The Community Prevention Calendar shows prevention activities, events, and local community coalition meetings occurring in Delaware. Click here to view details.
You – Front & Center is a program designed to change the attitudes of young Delawareans regarding alcohol and substance abuse, and strives to build a network of capable young adults ages 18-25 in Delaware who want to make positive choices about their future. An important component of the You – Front & Center program is its series of job fair summits where participants can connect with prominent employers in the region and attend free goal-setting workshops.
The program came about as a result of two grants BCCS received from the Delaware Division of Health & Social Services, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. The grants were awarded to BCCS for it to create statewide campaigns designed to prevent alcohol and drug abuse before any sign of a problem occurs. Like YFC page on Facebook.
The BCCS Life Span grant was created to support the development of a coalition to conduct comprehensive needs assessments within communities throughout the state of Delaware, develop a comprehensive strategic plan based upon the needs assessment, and implement evidence based programs, practices, and policies focused on preventing the use/abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs amongst youth ages 0-17.
The intended goal of the grant is to prevent the onset and reduce progression of substance use and abuse for the youth and their families by providing primary prevention activities, established through the use of evidence based strategies. We are currently completing the Community Assessment portion of the grant. Once the Community Assessment has been approved for content, the planning and implementation phase of the grant will begin.
Our FASD educational presentations provide knowledge and increased awareness on how alcohol and other drug use, abuse, and addiction, affects not only the mothers' bodies, but those of their offspring. The effects that FASD can have on an infant include physical, behavioral, mental and or other learning disabilities with life long implications.
BCCS Prevention and Education Department will tailor any presentation to meet the needs of your community. We will provide accurate, useful information surrounding a broad range of topics, as they relate to substance use/abuse, and/or fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Please contact us for more information.
Last updated November 11, 2015