FREE TIPS Training- August 1st, 2016 4:30-9:30pm

TIPS ( Training in Prevention ProcedureS) is a skills-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving (gettips.com). TIPS has many benefits, and servers who are TIPS certified have a working knowledge of the laws and regulations around alcohol consumption. To learn more about the benefits of TIPS, Click Here!

To register for the August 1st, 2016-Free TIPS Training sponsored by the Pittsfield Prevention Partnership Click Here to Register

The Pittsfield Prevention Partnership works in the community to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse. With TIPS, we look to the front lines of alcohol use- the businesses who sell alcohol- to ensure that alcohol servers have the most up-to-date and cutting edge education to enhance their customer service skills. This then translates into less youth alcohol access and a reduction in human tragedy resulting from drinking and drunkenness.

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Free TIPS Trainings this Spring!

Our first Free TIPS® training of the year will be taking place on April 25th from 4:30-8:30 in the Berkshire County Family Readiness Center Training Suite, 480 West St., Suite #2- Pittsfield, MA 01201 .  This training will be open to all off-site Pittsfield Liquor Licensee employees and potential employees. TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) is the globalContinue Reading

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Sticker Shock In Pittsfield- Herberg Above the Influence

Sticker Shock Story in the Berkshire Eagle last November we visited 4 local alcohol selling establishments who gave us permission to post 21 and over stickers on their alcohol products. Between Costanzo’s, Berkshire Wine and Spirits (Big Y Plaza), A-Mart, and Berkshire Wine and Liquor ( Tyler St.)- our Herberg and Pittsfield High Students postedContinue Reading

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PPP on NPR- Well talk Radio with Avi Dresner

Listen to our  Well Talk interview from last week with: Herberg Middle School Above The Influence students Madison Muzzy, Benjamin Brooks , and Marie Butler; Above the Influence Coordinators Tracy Deluce and Kyle Betters; The Berkshire United ways Youth Development Program Manager Tom Simon and the Pittsfield Prevention Partnership’s Chris Broast. with Avi, they discussed howContinue Reading

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Andrew McKenna: Sheer Madness- From Federal Prosecutor to Federal Prisoner

“Andrew McKenna, a former Justice Department Prosecutor and Captian in the United States Marine Corps, has written a Tragicomic Masterpiece, a cautionary tale about drug addiction that is “”heartbreaking and absurdist.”” This book is both “”hysterical and sad”” while offering an unfiltered look into one man’s tragic fall from grace into ““SHEER MADNESS””. On October 27th, fromContinue Reading

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Upcoming Alcohol Purchase Survey!!!

      Mystery Shoppers Wanted for Alcohol Purchase Surveys (APS)! Mystery Shoppers will enter liquor stores, bars, and restaurants to take a survey of whether clerks or servers are checking identification. The goal of the Mystery Shopper is to raise awareness and to test that our community’s alcohol sources are enforcing the minimum ageContinue Reading

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Congratulations to our October S.A.Y It Proud Winner!

Congratulations, Taina Figueroa!This summer, Taina was involved in the Marilyn Hamilton Literacy Program. After reading a total of four books in just one week, fourth-grader, Taina, was chosen as the October S.A.Y It Proud winner. Great job, Taina!Continue Reading

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Congratulations to our September S.A.Y It Proud Winner!

Congratulations to our September S.A.Y It Proud Winner, Kayla!       Kayla, a Taconic student, worked at The Salvation Army/Bridging the Gap through the Berkshire Works summer youth program. She even spoke at Bridging the Gap and shared how she has made good decisions in her life and how she maintains a positive attitude.Continue Reading

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Active Parenting- October 20, 22 and 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Calling all middle school parents!! The PPP will be sponsoring Active Parenting Workshops at Reid Middle School on October 20, 22 and 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Parents should call Joe Maffuccio at Reid Middle School to register: 413-448-9620. Big Y Gift Cards for anyone that attends all three workshops! For more info:  Continue Reading

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Meet Edson, Our New PPP Intern!

My name is Edson Chipalo, and I’m 27 years old. I was raised as an orphan in Zambia. After I graduated High School I dedicated my life to volunteering helping orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia. I worked as a community mobilization officer for 2 years for ‘Children In Crisis’ (CIC). In 2009 I leftContinue Reading

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