The Long Island Prevention Resource Center is committed to facilitating partnerships among schools, communities and prevention providers to focus on the provision of effective strategies to deal with alcohol, drug, and tobacco abuse and problem gambling.
The PRC strives to meet this challenge by collaborating with community-based providers gathered to form strong local coalitions. The PRC functions as a centralized clearinghouse of resources for youth, parents, professionals, treatment providers, educators, the media and the general public. We provide this education through a comprehensive continuum of resources, trainings, and community-related services. We serve as a liaison to support coalitions and prevention providers with the integration of prevention science to practice.
The PRC utilizes the Strategic Prevention Planning Framework to promote strategies that are designed to reduce risk factors confronted by communities and families. By reducing risk factors and promoting protective factors within communities, families and individuals, we minimize the negative effects of substance abuse.
The Prevention Resource Center has been a valuable resource for many agencies and community groups. Various community coalitions have looked to the PRC for training, guidance and support in forming and sustaining their community coalitions to best address the detrimental social issues posed by Alcoholism and Substance abuse.
For more information about the PRC or information on community coalitions please contact 631-650-0135.