It Takes A Village
Developing partnerships and collaborative communities are essential ingredients to building resilient youth. Dr. Jill Hackman, Executive Director of Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) and Board Member for the Council on Chemical Abuse says partnering with the Council on Chemical Abuse has helped her and the BCIU become better stewards to the 18 school districts in the county.
Through the offering of professional development trainings and technical assistance, teachers and school administrators are armed with valuable information, practical approaches and research based data that can be implemented in their schools. Additionally, schools are better prepared to assist students and families gain access to needed local services. Dr. Hackman encourages professionals, parents and community members to “find confidence to have the conversation” regarding the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs as well as other issues impacting the lives of our youth.
Learn more about our series 'Your Bridge To Addiction Resources' brought to you by Council On Chemical Abuse.