JFCS prevention services are designed to mitigate risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, drug use, violence, gambling, and suicide. Our prevention classes and workshops teach skill development using universal prevention education programs. Each prevention program uses evidence-based curricula with the goal of equipping children and teens with the knowledge base, toolkit, and supportive environment to make the best decisions for their current and future health and well-being.
JFCS has prevention programs on the following topics for children and teens:
- Healthy living
- Life skills
- Peer mediation
- Peer pressure
- Sexual behavior
Availability of programs varies by county. To determine availability in your county, please contact Administrative Coordinator Melissa Blackson at 215-356-1851.
Check out Teen Info Corner, our alcohol and drug prevention social media for teens and young adults.
Courtney Owen, LCSW, Program Officer, Education and Outreach Services & Mental Health
Adrienne Tomlinson, Director, Education & Outreach Services
Melissa Blackson-Boyd, Administrative Coordinator & ELECT Data Coordinator
Maddy Buchman, Prevention Specialist
Orah Chasen, Prevention Specialist (Suicide)
Lael Houston, Prevention Specialist (Suicide)
Alex Ingram, Prevention Specialist
Anjanetta Jones-Burke, Prevention Specialist
Keisha Jordan, Prevention Specialist (Gambling)
Kyle Kolbe, Prevention Specialist (Gambling)
Rachel Levy, Prevention Specialist (Suicide)
Renee Mezer, Assistant Director, Prevention & Intervention Services
Shannel Smalls, Prevention Specialist
Sheila Walker-Kurilla, Prevention Specialist
Kristi Watkins, Prevention Specialist