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Pittsfield Prevention Partnership to hold TIPS Training session to promote alcohol safety

The Pittsfield Prevention Partnership, a Berkshire United Way led coalition, will hold a TIPS training session on Monday, October 17, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Family Resource Center, 480 West St. Suite #2.  The training, which is supported by funding from the federal Drug Free Communities grant program is free and open to local alcohol servers.

TIPS is a skills-based training program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving. Session participants will become certified in the TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) program, the leading alcohol server training program in the country.

TIPS training enhances the people skills of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol. Program participants are trained by a certified instructor to detect the signs of intoxication and gain the confidence needed to intervene effectively to prevent alcohol-related problems. Participants also learn to identify underage people and people who are already intoxicated.

The TIPS program offers nine different versions, each tailored to the specific sites where alcohol is sold or consumed. To date, almost 2,000,000 people nationwide and in 22 foreign countries have been TIPS-certified. The Pittsfield Prevention Partnership has been involved with TIPS for over five years and has certified over two-hundred servers.

Click here to register.  If you have any questions about the training, please contact Chris Broast at 413-242-8176.