Workshops and Healthy Activites

Workshops & Healthy Activities for the Community

Alcohol Server Training

Responsible Server Training is an educational program and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. It is a skills-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving.

Benefits include:

  • Compliance with state and local regulations
  • Protection from alcohol liability lawsuits
  • Decreased penalties for alcohol violations
  • Lower insurance premiums
  • Improved customer service and satisfaction
  • Increased staff professionalism

The On-Premise program is designed for servers at restaurants, bars, hotels, or any other establishment where alcohol is consumed on the premises. Employees learn strategies for serving alcohol responsibly while providing the best possible customer service.

The Off-Premise program addresses the sale of alcohol at grocery, liquor, and convenience stores. Employees learn strategies for preventing illegal alcohol sales to underage and/or intoxicated patrons.

Health Fairs & Other Community Events

The Prevention department is available for participation in health fairs and other activities in the community that promote healthy lifestyles. Staffed display tables offer written materials, visual aids, and activities to engage participants. Trained staff also provides community members with consultation, resources, and referral information.

Fresh Start Smoking Cessation Program

Developed by the American Cancer Society, the Fresh Start smoking cessation program prepares participants for a successful attempt at quitting tobacco. The four sessions consist of a combination of written activities and discussion that are designed to make the process of quitting manageable. Fresh Start provides participants with essential information and the support necessary in making this important life change.

Staff Training for Agencies, School Staff, and Businesses

The Prevention department offers a variety of topics for staff/employee training, which include Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Addiction and the Family, Current Trends in Substance Abuse, Stress Management, and Overview of Substance Use/Abuse/Dependence. These workshops can be delivered in the workplace or at the CAReS site and can be tailored specifically for the audiences’ needs.

Active Parenting Classes

The six session Active Parenting program helps parents and caregivers develop and improve skills that promote healthy family environments, which provide protection against substance use and other problem behaviors.  This evidence-based curriculum is offered at both CAReS sites and in the community setting.

Chapter One:  The Active Parent

Chapter Two: Cooperation and Communication

Chapter Three: Responsibility and Discipline

Chapter Four:  Building Courage and Self-Esteem

Chapter Five:  Understanding and redirecting misbehavior

Chapter Six:  Active Parenting for School Success

Community Coalition Involvement

The Prevention department is part of several county-wide coalitions that are designed to create a healthy environment for youth, adults, families, schools, and businesses. Cares is represented on the following partnerships:

  • Healthy Cattaraugus County (www.yourlife-yourchoice.com)
  • Cattaraugus County Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Youth Development Coalition
  • Tobacco Free Chautauqua-Cattaraugus-Allegany
  • Healthy Liveable Communities
  • Western New York Chemical Dependency Consortium
  • Healthy Families Advisory Council