York County Prevention Services

Who we are

Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems is a leader in providing services and supports for people with mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities.

Through a diverse range of activities, prevention efforts come alive as part of a planned strategy to prevent or reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The department offers a wide range of programs designed to help people lead healthier lives and to build stronger communities. Our programs are for people of all ages, from all backgrounds.



    Kids’ Group (Child Support/Psycho-educational Groups for Children) is a prevention service designed for children ages 5 to 17 years Groups are held at various locations throughout York County, including the Holcomb office, schools, and other community locations. These groups utilize planned activities to promote body safety, enhance self-esteem, develop coping skills, and stimulate decision-making abilities and social skills.

  • Incredible Years©& DINA Program

    The Incredible Years Series (IY) parent group session is 2 to 2.5 hours long and conducted at weekly intervals at 14-18 weeks. Involves 2 group leaders and 10‐14 participants. Typically food, child care and transportation are provided for each session. Program goals include improved parent‐child interactions, building positive parent‐child relationships and attachment, improved parental functioning, more nurturing parenting, and increased parental social support and problem solving.

    The Dinosaur Social Skills and Problem Solving curriculum (DINA©) is a child training curriculum that strengthens children’s social, emotional, and academic competencies such as understanding and communicating feelings, using effective problem solving strategies, managing anger, practicing friendship and conversational skills, as well as appropriate classroom behaviors. DINA is geared towards elementary school age youth to address the needs of children in kindergarten through second grade.


    Group sessions focus on educating the parents/caregivers in the areas of child management, understanding child development, parent-child relationships, and recognizing environmental hazards that impact their child’s safety.  Trained facilitators utilize proven techniques to maximize adult learning. Available Courses:

    Parenting Solutions: Classes meet weekly for 8 sessions at 2 hours each. Topics include:  how to be consistent; being an effective role model; setting limits; and allowing children freedom to explore and learn in their environment.  Certificates are provided to participants who attend a minimum of six sessions.

    Parenting The Love and Logic Way©:  Classes consist of 6-7 weekly sessions for 2 hours each. Parents gain effective, practical tools that reduce the stress of parenting, allow children to make choices in safe situations, and learn from the consequences of their choices.  Certificates are provided to participants who attend a minimum of six sessions.

    Parenting Issues: Courses are 1 to 4 hour sessions focused on one topic. These courses provide the opportunity to develop skills in various areas of parenting such as truancy, parent-child communication, dealing with anger in children, being an involved and effective father, managing challenges of behavior.

    In-Home Parenting of Infants and young children:  A prevention service which offers information and support to new parents. In-Home Parenting of Infants and young children  (0-60mo) serves to foster these principles by facilitating nurturing and positive interactions between the parent and infant/young child, and stimulating the attachment process. The program is provided to parents one on one in the home or community settings, thereby enabling the educational, modeling, and coaching services to be experiential for the families in their home environments.

    The program listed above are coordinated by Holcomb formerly FCR and funded by York County Office of Children, Youth & Families.

    Kids First:  This Court referred program offers classes either 2 two hours sessions or 1 four hour session Certificates are provided to participants who fully complete sessions.  Program is self-pay.

    Too Good for Drugs© a universal K-12 prevention education program designed to mitigate the risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use. The lessons introduce and develop social and emotional skills for making healthy choices, building positive friendships, developing self-efficacy, communicating effectively, and resisting peer pressure and influence. Too Good for Drugs© teaches five essential social and emotional learning skills, which research has linked with healthy development and academic success:

    Setting Reachable Goals

    Making Responsible Decisions

    Bonding with Pro-Social Others

    Identifying and Managing Emotions

    Communicating Effectively

    The program listed above are coordinated by Holcomb formerly FCR and funded by York/Adams Drug & Alcohol Commission


    Please call 717-757-1227 for more information.

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