Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Education
There is always something of value to talk about, research and discover. We've done studies, held workshops and written about things that we think, matter. We have been moved by the people we've met. Some of their stories, projects and successes will be shared here. So check back regularly, to see what's been added or expanded upon. You may learn something new and/or find something worth keeping. This is just one more way the Outreach Community Center can enlighten and encourage you.
illustrated by Mario Reid ©
Published 2008The Power of a Child
Empowerment Against Child Abuse
This candid yet child friendly book encourages children to stand up for themselves against predators. Janet Steele is a molestation survivor with a passion for children who find themselves in situations similar to her's. In the book's opening proclamation, she states, "when we are young our voices are sometimes, actually too many times, not heard." Steele wants to prevent every child from having to struggle with the emotional trauma that results from abuse. She battles some of the assumptions that allow abusers to succeed and encourages children to tell somebody. Cover page page page The book is nicely illustrated by Mario Reid and published by Xlibris. To get a copy, contact the Center Monday through Thursday, 585 328-0887.
15 August, 2013
The goal of the Perinatal Network of Monroe County is to improve the perinatal health care system in Monroe county with a particular emphasis on access to an utilization of health and human services to improve pregnancy outcomes. Read more
12 June, 2013
Vacation Bible School has evolved into a multi-faceted program that offers children more activities than our parents and grandparents were accustomed to. At OCC, VBS seeks to provide kids with stimulation they may not receive at home. Read more
1 February, 2013
Research has shown that everyone will experience some form of memory loss in their life. But there are things we can do to help minimize the extent of it. We have listed a number of things that will help us keep our minds sharp as we age. Read more
16 January, 2013
With its rich American and African-American history, a trip to the country's capitol was on the youth department's must do list. The children were able to see and learn about great men and women who sacrificed to make this country what it is today. They will never be the same. Read more
25 December, 2012
A program developed by the U of R for ministers in the underserved African-American and Hispanic communities provides information about issues that impact mental health. Ministers can attend 12 weeks of sessions aimed at equipping them with resources to better serve their congregations. Read more