BEST Communities – Under a contract with the Greater Philadelphia Federation of Settlements, the Partnership facilitates training for personnel of youth serving agencies to increase their ability to effectively work with youth. The three-day training is for front-line workers as well as supervisors.
Conflict Resolution/Cultural Diversity/Team Building/Sexual Harassment/Parenting Training-These trainings are tailored to the needs of the organization, school, business, or group and utilize an experiential approach to learning. The Partnership has trained school district administrators and teachers, the Berks County Court Judges and Court Department supervisors, businesses, community groups, and students. All trainings are offered in English and Spanish and are culturally appropriate.
A variety of internship experiences are available to undergraduate and master’s level students from many backgrounds. Experiences are tailored to meet the students’ needs, depending on what programs are able to accommodate them at any given time. Most internships offer some type of social service experience, and there is also opportunities focused on office management/secretarial experiences.
Currently, the Partnership receives funds through grants and contracts with the following:
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
- Governor’s Partnership for Safe Children/Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency
- Administration for Children & Families/Office of Family Assistance
- Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare/Oofice of Child Development & Early Education
- Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol
- Berks County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities
- Berks County Human Services Development Fund
- Berks County Community Foundation
- Council On Chemical Abuse
- Berks County Intermediate Unit
- Service Access and Management
- United Way
- Training contracts with schools, businesses, and social service agencies
- Nurse-Family Partnership
- Parents as Teachers
The mission of the Partnership is to make a difference by offering a variety of prevention services to the Berks County community that help to address problems and risks associated with: alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; violence; teen pregnancy; abuse; crime; school dropout; and other related social issues.
Community Prevention Partnership
200 North Penn Street
Reading, PA 19602
Phone: (610) 376-6988
Alt. Phone: (610) 376-6077
Fax: (610) 376-5052