The Long Island Prevention Resource center opens at FSL

04.15.2016

Family Service League (FSL), a Long Island non-profit human service agency, is pleased to announce that the Long Island Prevention Resource Center (LIPRC) has opened at the Iovino South Shore Family Center. The LIPRC promotes effective strategies which build and support healthy, drug-free communities through public education, professional training and the provision of effective tools for those working to prevent drug and alcohol abuse. The LIPRC launches and sustains community coalitions to work toward making our communities safer and healthier. The Center is now part of FSL’s broad portfolio of over 60 programs and services offered throughout Long Island.

The LIPRC is committed to facilitating partnerships among schools, community organizations and prevention providers which focus on and teach effective strategies for dealing with the issues of alcohol and drug dependency.  The LIPRC meets this challenge by serving as liaison to support and collaborate with Long Island community-based groups and schools on best practices in the prevention of substance abuse.  They function as a centralized clearinghouse of resources for youth, parents, professionals, treatment providers, educators, the media, and the general public. The LIPRC utilizes the Strategic Prevention Planning Framework to promote strategies that are designed to reduce risk factors confronted by communities and families.  The LIPRC is funded by New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS).

 “Family Service League is pleased to have the opportunity to enhance its relationships with school and community groups by providing professional training from the Long Island Prevention Resource Center which helps promote effective strategies that build and support healthy drug-free communities.  The devastating issues associated with alcohol and chemical dependency are among the most critical challenges facing many of families who have come to depend on FSL’s spectrum of programs.”
Karen Boorshtein, LCSW, FSL President & CEO

For more information please contact:
Pamela Mizzi, MS, CASAC, LMHC – Program Director at 631-650-0136 or pmizzi@fsl-li.org