Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC)

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC)

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Happy to learn about this “100 Women Supporting 100 Girls” initiative this evening at our Women In Business E-town meeting this evening. Click on the link if you have interest in supporting this program. Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC)

https://secure.qgiv.com/for/eactc
Join our Facebook group for updates on meeting location, as well as upcoming meeting dates and times. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ittakesavillageetown/
Another episode of Beyond the Chamber!

Join us as we hear from Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC) and hear about all of the wonderful work they are doing in our community!
NWRPD collected approximately 40 pounds of unwanted prescription medication at the National Drug Take Back event this past Saturday. NWRPD would like to thank Gail Viscome from Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC) for the continued help during the event.
CPOW always appreciates your donations!
If you have a giving heart and would like to donate in some form, please consider donating food items to the Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown or monetary donations to ECHOS, Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC), or United Churches Elizabethtown Area.
As always, thank you for your thoughtful donation!
Did you know that Community Place on Washington (CPOW) houses the Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown, ECHOS, the Clothing Barn, Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC), and other much-needed local agencies and organizations? For more information, visit our website at https://communityplaceetown.org.
Did you know that Community Place on Washington (CPOW) houses the Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown, ECHOS, the Clothing Barn, Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC), and other much-needed local agencies and organizations? For more information, visit our website at https://communityplaceetown.org.
CPOW always appreciates your donations!
If you have a giving heart and would like to donate in some form, please consider donating food items to the Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown or monetary donations to ECHOS, Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC), or United Churches Elizabethtown Area.
As always, thank you for your thoughtful donation!
Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC) has offices located on our campus. They run many programs and bring awareness to parents, students, and the community about drug use, students in the district doing the right thing, and many other initiatives. Find our more about EACTC at www.eactc.org, or visit them on Facebook.
Did you know that Community Place on Washington (CPOW) houses the Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown, ECHOS, the Clothing Barn, Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC), and other much-needed local agencies and organizations? For more information, visit our website at https://communityplaceetown.org.
Did you know that Community Place on Washington (CPOW) houses the Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown, ECHOS, the Clothing Barn, Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC), and other much-needed local agencies and organizations?
For more information, visit our website at https://communityplaceetown.org.
CPOW always appreciates your donations!
If you have a giving heart and would like to donate in some form, please consider donating food items to the Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown or monetary donations to ECHOS, Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC), or United Churches Elizabethtown Area.
As always, thank you for your thoughtful donation!
Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC) has offices located on our campus. They run many programs and bring awareness to parents, students, and the community about drug use, students in the district doing the right thing, and many other initiatives. Find out more about EACTC at www.eactc.org, or visit them on Facebook.
Did you know that Community Place on Washington (CPOW) houses the Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown, ECHOS, the Clothing Barn, Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC), and other much-needed local agencies and organizations?
For more information, visit our website at https://communityplaceetown.org.
Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC) has offices located on our campus. They run many programs and bring awareness to parents, students, and the community about drug use, students in the district doing the right thing, and many other initiatives. Find out more about EACTC at www.eactc.org, or visit them on Facebook.
Did you know that Community Place on Washington (CPOW) houses the Community Cupboard of Elizabethtown, ECHOS, the Clothing Barn, Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC), and other much-needed local agencies and organizations?
For more information, visit our website at https://communityplaceetown.org.

Improving lives of children, teens, and families by encouraging healthy choices to prevent high risk behaviors, and drug and alcohol use.

Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care will foster collaborative community-wide initiatives involving schools, parents, neighborhoods, businesses and others that encourage and enable the youth of our community to become productive and valued citizens.

01/25/2023

Parents and caregivers, what would you say to your child? Share in the comments!

01/22/2023

A reminder for today – you are loved 💙

01/20/2023

01/20/2023

All behavior is trying to communicate something. Sometimes it’s not communicated in the best way, especially with our children who are still developing.

They can behave in ways that can be irrational, frustrating, and sometimes unsafe. At this point we say someone has “flipped their lid’ meaning their brain is offline and they are feeling unsafe. They are unable to access rational parts of their brain in this state.

Support your child to feel a sense of felt safety which will enable their brains to get back online and gain the ability to work cooperatively. Taking the time to “connect before you correct” will be much more impactful in changing behavior.

Scan the QR code to learn more about the hand model of the brain and check out the youtube link below to watch Dr. Daniel Siegel present on this model

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm9CIJ74Oxw

Photos from Evansville Recovery Alliance's post 01/18/2023

Photos from Evansville Recovery Alliance's post

01/17/2023

An affirmation to carry with you at all times, "You Matter!"
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Image via createdbyginny on IG

Photos from The Family Dinner Project's post 01/16/2023

Photos from The Family Dinner Project's post

Timeline photos 01/15/2023

Timeline photos

No matter where you are on your journey, you have so much to offer, exactly as you are. Don’t forget that. 😌💕

🎨: on Instagram

01/15/2023

If you know you know 💖

01/14/2023
01/13/2023

You won't always get the closure you desire in a situation, but it's important to give yourself the freedom to move on.
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Image via SelfLoveRainbow on IG

01/13/2023

Be kind 🌼🌸

01/13/2023

We're here for you 💚 If you're struggling or need someone to talk to, you can always text us at 988

01/11/2023

🌿 What way is your child asking to connect with you today? Your response matters. And remember, every moment is an opportunity to start new. Make that connection today 🌿

01/09/2023
01/08/2023

Congrats to Arya, Willow, Josh, Fallon, Aubrey, and Faith for Doing the Right Thing! These amazing students helped others selflessly and have amazingly kind hearts. Great job!

01/06/2023

Congrats to Alayna and Ada for Doing The Right Thing! We were honored to meet these two students and recognize them for their hard work, commitment, and kindness! Thanks for making Etown a better community for everyone!

01/06/2023

Loving someone with Substance Use Disorder can be extremely difficult. They don’t call it a “family disease” for no reason. But we wholeheartedly believe there’s no such thing as a lost cause. Groups like Al-Anon & Nar-Anon can be extremely helpful for gaining an understanding and finding a support group that understands just what it is you’re going through.

01/05/2023

A new group for teens, Just 2 Talk Teen Group, will be held in Etown Jan 27-Feb 27. There was a feature on the front page of the Merchandiser as well for more info. If you have teens in your life, check this out and see if it’s a good fit! This group is funded through Mental Health America of Lancaster County

01/04/2023
01/04/2023

Congrats to Julieonna for Doing The Right Thing! We were so proud to recognize her today. Great job! Thank you for being an amazing community member.

01/01/2023

TONIGHT✨️ 7PM✨️ Hero In The Fight page✨️

Tonight Katie K. will be joining us to share her experience strength and hope!!🎤

Katie is a woman in long term recovery, and we’re so grateful to have her as our final speaker in the "Recovery Through The Holidays" speaker series!

Please join us tonight on Facebook Live 💜

✥Special Edition✥ Unavoidable Holiday Celebrations - SMART Recovery 12/31/2022

✥Special Edition✥ Unavoidable Holiday Celebrations - SMART Recovery

✥Special Edition✥ Unavoidable Holiday Celebrations - SMART Recovery 5 Tips For Avoiding Drinking By Dr. Reid Hester, Director of Research at CheckUp & Choices It’s that time of year: office parties, holiday invites and celebrations with plenty of opportunities to drink, and drink heavily. Pile on the pressure of purchasing presents, dealing with difficult family m...

12/26/2022

If you're struggling with some tough thoughts or emotions right now, don't hesitate to reach out. Text 988 or chat with us online at 988lifeline.org/chat to be connected to a trained, caring counselor, 24/7 💚

Photos from Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC)'s post 12/22/2022

What an amazing Club Ophelia session we had at Bear Creek this Fall! It was a record-breaking 40 students and 16 mentors! Over the course of 6 weeks the students connected with new friends and mentors to talk about friendship and bullying, learned ways to handle relational aggression, did some super fun crafts, and created skits to showcase real-life relational aggression situations and how they can be handled.

Programs that address bullying and developing healthy friendships are critical as kids deal with the unique challenges of growing up in the 21st century. Since 2004, EACTC's Club Ophelia has served over 1150 students and 122 mentors in the Elizabethtown Area School District. Student bullying is lower in Elizabethtown than in other school districts in Lancaster County and Club Ophelia is part of this positive trend to continue to reduce bullying. Since Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care began its community work in 2000, we have seen significant decreases in high-risk youth behaviors such as binge drinking, ma*****na, and smoking. This program is an important part of the community work that the Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care engages in on a daily basis. Our mission is simple - provide young people in Elizabethtown with opportunities to learn and practice skills that are critical for healthy social emotional development, provide them with access to caring mentors and advisors, and then recognize and affirm them for being the amazing people that they are. We do this based on data directly from Etown’s teens alongside a coalition of partners.

12/21/2022

Busy, busy! We have groups and/or meetings every day of the week at our Lancaster office 💡 Our groups can be a great alternative to traditional 12 step meetings and our open to the public.

12/20/2022

Did you see the Bainbridge Do The Right Thing student honorees on the John Smith Real Estate Group - Keller Williams Elite digital sign across the street from Giant? We are thrilled to have another way to recognize these students in the community for being the amazing people that they are! Also, a big thank you to Brandt's Farm Supply for serving as business sponsor this month!

The Do The Right Thing program is an important part of the community work that the Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care engages in on a daily basis. Our mission is simple - provide young people in Elizabethtown with opportunities to learn and practice skills that are critical for healthy social emotional development, provide them with access to caring mentors and advisors, and then recognize and affirm them for being the amazing people that they are. Since Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care began its community work in 2000, we have seen significant decreases in high-risk youth behaviors such as binge drinking, ma*****na, and smoking. The Do The Right Thing program is an important part of that positive trend. It's so important for kids and teens to know that their community sees them and is thankful for each of them.

12/20/2022

Stressed about the upcoming holidays? It may help to prepare answers ahead of time for questions you may get from friends or family.

12/20/2022

The holidays can be tough for individuals and families experiencing substance use disorders. Please know that help is available, and you are not alone.

For treatment and resources:
🤳 Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
🖥️ Visit TreatmentATLAS.org

12/19/2022

We know that reaching out for help can be scary, but we're always here for you. Text 988 - any time, day or night, any day of the year. We want to help you through. 💙

12/15/2022

You are worthy just as you are. You are worth Recovery 💙

12/15/2022

We're saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Stephen 'tWitch' Boss. If you're struggling, please know you are never alone. Reach out. Call or text the 988 Su***de & Crisis Lifeline for help and support. We're here for you, 24/7/365.

12/13/2022

Are you a caregiver looking for tools on how you can best help your child in difficult moments?
Save this slide when you're in need of a reminder of how to co-regulate with your child.
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Co-regulation is a technique we model with our families to help create healthy connections between adult and children. It teaches both caretaker and child to learn how to express and balance their emotions and responses to one another in a positive and supportive way.
These technique ideas come from
Be sure to check out her page for some great tools and strategies for families!
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12/13/2022

DTRT Dec 2022

EACTC was very proud to recognize these four amazing students for Doing the Right Thing! Each of them demonstrated empathy, caring, and friendship for other students at their school. It was truly inspiring to see how these young people have absolute hearts of gold! Thank you for making Elizabethtown a better community by being kind and caring for others. Put the sound on for some audio from the students on what motivated them to Do The Right Thing.

Thank you to Brandt's Farm Supply for being an amazing business sponsor for this month's Do The Right Thing recognition program. Elizabethtown Area School District

Coping skills for the holidays - SMART Recovery 12/12/2022

Coping skills for the holidays - SMART Recovery

Coping skills for the holidays - SMART Recovery Holidays are a time for family, for celebration, and for increased stress and anxiety! The increase in family togetherness can bring a lot of joy, and it can also be a very difficult time, especially if you have been struggling with issues and have been identified as the “patient” in…

12/12/2022

You may stumble, but you definitely don’t lose all that you’ve learned, all that you’ve experienced in Recovery. Pick up the pieces and carry on!

Photos from Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC)'s post 12/11/2022

Had a blast celebrating these students in the Holiday Parade for Doing the Right Thing! GEARS Mars Wrigley

12/11/2022

The RASE Project is hiring 🔎 We have open Recovery Specialist positions in our Children & Youth Services Program and our Medication Assisted Recovery Services Program. We are also hiring for our Program Supervisor position in Lancaster 📋 Email your resume to [email protected] or visit the Jobs section on our page 📧

12/09/2022

It only takes a few minutes to call or text your friends and make sure they’re okay. Like really okay.

12/09/2022

For some, the holiday season can bring up difficult emotions and memories. Keeping your recovery materials with you can help remind you of the progress you’ve made and help keep you on track.

Videos (show all)

Extra Give week is here! Please consider supporting EACTC this Friday, Nov 19th.  Your support makes it possible for pro...
Go Bears!
Have a conversation with the kids in your life about the misuse of prescription medications. Talk, They Hear You.https:/...
Happy last day of school Etown! We enjoyed the end of the year bell ringing tradition at Bainbridge Elementary today. St...
Bigs and Littles
Turnaround Recognition Breakfast
PEP Program
We saw Santa and Rudolph at Mill Road this morning! And he said that he loves the Do The  Right Thing program!
Student Leader Reflections
EACTC Video - Nelson Bechtold
On Saturday approximately 200 people participated in the Run/ Walk for the Health of it 5K.  This year the HS Mind & Bod...

Telephone

Address

61 E. Washington Street
Elizabethtown, PA
17022

General information

Programs and services we have provided include: Prescription Take-Back Program, Do The Right Thing, Responsible Alcohol Management Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Olweus Bully Prevention Program, PEP after-school mentoring program, Club Ophelia for girls in elementary and middle school, Many different Parenting Classes (including Guiding Good Choices, Active Parenting, Active parenting of Teens, Cooperative Parenting and Divorce, Family Matters and Strengthening Families), Dr.Turrisi’s Handbook for Parents on Alcohol, Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol, Eden Program, Character Matters, Children’s Playroom, Skills for Life and the Turn-Around Recognition Banquet.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm