Communities That Care Network

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Communities That Care (CTC) brings community members and organizations together to implement evidence-based programs for children, youth and their families. We do that by supporting prevention programs to increase positive behaviors and reduce problem behaviors. We share information and support programs benefiting the community.

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  • We use data to assess the needs of the community
  • Programs chosen are considered "Best Practices" and are culturally sensitive and their results predictable
  • We strengthen children's resiliency by increasing their protective factors, such as opportunities to develop skills and recognition for achievement
  • Our programs reduce children's exposure to risk by targeting specific problem behaviors such as substance abuse, delinquency and school dropout that put young people at risk of achieving a healthy adulthood.

Recently, the Delaware County Communities That Care Network was awarded the PA Prevention Coalition of the Year from Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and the Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center (EPISCenter) at Penn State University.