A community where individuals make safe and healthy choices in an environment that promotes acceptance and support.
Prevention is a proactive approach that keeps healthy people healthy and gives those at higher risk a better chance of avoiding dangerous and unhealthy behaviors. Underage drinking, substance abuse, problem gambling, bullying, obesity, violence, suicide, and a host of related problems can be reduced when the proper prevention strategies are implemented. Preventionfocus puts such strategies to work every day in an effort to stop problems before they start.
We give children, teens, and adults the skills and information they need to make safer and healthier choices. We also work to impact laws, policies, norms and beliefs that make those choices easier and more likely.
Contact us to see how we can make safe and healthy happen for you!
Matthew G. Smith, CPP
We work with a number of school districts to engage their students with our programs:
ALDEN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Primary, Intermediate, and Middle School
BUFFALO CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
City Honors, School 82, Frederick Law Olmstead, Bennet Park Montessori, Build Academy, Arthur Eve School of Distinction, West Hertel Academy
BUFFALO CHARTER SCHOOLS
Buffalo United Charter School, South Buffalo Charter School, King Center Charter School
GRAND ISLAND CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
KENMORE-TONAWANDA CHARTER SCHOOLS
Charter School for Applied Technology
LACKAWANNA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Truman Elementary, Martin Road Elementary, Lackawanna Middle School
LACKAWANNA CHARTER SCHOOLS
Global Concepts Charter School
Fletcher Elementary, Mullen Elementary, Riverview Elementary, Tonawanda Middle School
Kimberly A. Georger, Esq.
Nicholle M. Overkamp, MBA
Amina Diallo, CPA
Lumsden & McCormick, LLP
Hon. Sharon M. LoVallo
Erie County Family Court
Michael J. Anderson
Kelly M. Barrett, Esq.
Center for Elder Law & Justice
Kevin Guest House
Stephen E. Mayo
Walsh Duffield Companies, Inc.
AAA Members Insurance Agency
Anne Marie Pera, LMSW
Orleans Niagara BOCES
John J. Riccardi, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Kristin E. Scaringi
Willis Towers Watson
Meals on Wheels for WNY