Prevention is a proactive process which empowers individuals and communities to meet the challenges of life events. It creates and reinforces conditions that promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles.
Primary prevention serves community needs by initiating programs to include information and knowledge, educational workshops and community events for the residents of Berkeley County. These programs and events are formally initiated through the Prevention Management Plan in which each one is carried out, monitored and evaluated using specific indicators.
- Information Dissemination– provides information and knowledge about the risks of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
- Education– provides educational workshops and multi-session programs designed to meet the needs of specific populations
- Alternatives– provides for community participation in activities that exclude substance use.
- Problem identification and referral– identifies those who have indulged in underage or illegal use of substances and refers them to needed resources and support.
- Community Based Process– enhances the ability of the community to provide prevention services for substance use through a collaborative process.
- Environmental– provides proven effective strategies, which include support of laws and community norms promoting low-risk and no-use behaviors.
28th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service
The Berkeley County Prevention Board and its member agencies are sponsoring the 28th Annual Candlelight Memorial Services. The Prevention Board has hosted these Memorial Services each year since 1989. The purpose is to increase the awareness of driving while impaired, to remember loved ones who have lost their lives, and to remember all those who have been affected by crashes involving drunk drivers.
There will be a special candle lighting ceremony in commemoration of victims and their families. We extend a special invitation to those who have lost a family member or have been otherwise affected because of an impaired driver to light a candle on behalf or in memory of your loved one.
The program is one way the public can speak out against impaired driving. Another way you can help is to be a responsible host. Don’t let anyone get behind the wheel of a car after drinking or taking drugs.
We ask that you join us at Moncks Corner A.M.E Church (306 West Main Street) at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 5th. If you know someone whose family has been affected by a drunk driver, please encourage him/her to attend and light a candle in honor of his/her loved one/s. If you would like to share the contact information with us, we will send a special invitation.
For further information, call 843-797-7871 ext. 113 or ext. 114.
MONCKS CORNER OFFICE
306 Airport Drive
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Fax: (843) 719-3025
GOOSE CREEK OFFICE
96 Wisteria Road
Goose Creek, SC 29445
Fax: (843) 797-8638