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Letter to the Editor: Pelham Guidance Council Thanks Businesses for Participating in Alcoholic Beverage Servers Training

The Pelham Guidance Council held a tips training for 31 establishments throughout Westchester County in December.

 

On December 28th, the Pelham Guidance Council held a TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) training for area restaurants and country clubs. TIPS, a responsible beverage program, trains servers, sellers, and consumers of alcohol how to prevent intoxication, drunk driving, and underage drinking. The training is valuable not only for the skills it provides but also because those who successfully pass the certification exam offered at the end of the training become certified, and this certification has been known to be helpful in the event of a liability issue and in negotiating insurance rates. TIPS has trained and certified over 3 million individuals across the US and beyond.   
 
Thirty-one participants from nine establishments throughout
Westchester, including the New York Athletic Club, Pelham
Country Club, and Villa Nova E attended this special program at the Daronco Town House. Attendees received proper training on responsible alcohol serving, with a special emphasis
on preventing underage drinking in their establishments.  The Pelham Guidance Council, with assistance from the Town of Pelham, reached out to businesses to offer the training, and provide a TIPS certified trainer for the day.  Every participant who successfully passed an exam at the end of the training received a three year TIPS certification.
 
The Pelham Guidance Council thanks the following
businesses for supporting their managers' and staffs'
participation in TIPS: Ardsley Country Club, Leewood Country
Club, New York Athletic Club, Pelham Country Club, Scarsdale
Country Club, Siwanoy Country Club, Villa Nova E Restaurant,
Westchester Hills Golf Course, Wykagyl Country Club.

PACT is grateful to the Pelham Guidance Council for providing this important training to area businesses.  PACT is a community coalition encouraging youth to make healthy, safe and substance-free choices.  PACT carries out this mission through partnerships with complimentary local organizations such as Pelham Guidance.  Pelham Guidance's mission is to improve the mental health and functioning of children, adolescents, young adults and their families by providing prevention and counseling services responsive to their personal, family or school issues.

Businesses interested in future TIPS training should contact the PGC Director Cheryl Bobe at pelguid@optonline.net or (914) 738-0530.

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