Programs

The Office of Public Engagement offers a variety of programming for seniors, adults, educators, students and children. Our presentations empower the public by equipping them with knowledge and information to prevent harm. Audiences will learn how to make informed decisions to better protect themselves, and their family and friends. The programs include:
  • Covid
  • Covid
  • Covid
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Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Scams and Fraud

The Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has brought great changes to our economy and our way of life.  One thing that hasn’t changed during this pandemic is the fact that scammers and fraudsters are still trying to trick us into giving them our money or our personal information.  The new twist on current scams is that they are playing into emotions tied to the COVID-19 crisis.  This presentation will provide attendees with information on COVID-19 scams, including treatment scams promising fake cures, supply scams offering to sell medical supplies, provider scams seeking payments for treating family members who were not treated, charity scams asking for donations, price gouging scams and more.

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  • Vape
  • Vape
  • Vape
  • Vape
  • Vape
  • Vape
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Behind the Smoke: Vaping is No Joke

Despite warnings from the medical community, school policies, and state and federal laws aimed at stopping youth from vaping, the usage of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students continues to rise. This program provides eye-opening facts about e-cigarettes, and warns parents about the dangers of vaping and best practices to prevent and stop vaping use.

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  • Bullying

Bullying

A program that aims to change the way middle and high school students think about bullying, cyberbullying and digital citizenship. No longer a push on the playground or a whisper in the hall, bullying has been transformed by the internet and now includes texting, social media, and gaming. This presentation focuses on helping students stay safe and smart while online.

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  • Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is a program for grades 8-12 that explains what is expected of you while online and appropriate use of social media. We explore the consequences of improper use of the internet, dangers online, cyberbullying and your “digital footprint.” We all need to be good digital citizens as part of our cyber community.

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  • Id Theft
  • Id Theft
  • Id Theft
  • Id Theft
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Identity Theft: What Every Consumer Should Know About

This program educates consumers on some “Dos & Don’ts” of ID theft. Each year, more than 10 million Americans have their personal information — including name, social security number, bank account, or credit card number — stolen. This presentation is designed to raise awareness of identity theft tactics, steps to take to protect your identity and personal information, and information on reporting identity theft.

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  • Opioids
  • Opioids
  • Opioids
  • Opioids
  • Opioids
  • Opioids
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Opioids: What You Need to Know

Pennsylvania continues to fight a public health and public safety battle against the heroin and opioid epidemic.  In 2016, 4,642 Pennsylvanians died from overdoses – a 37 percent increase from the year before. That number rose to over 5,400 overdose deaths in 2017.  While we saw a decrease in 2018, we are still losing 12 Pennsylvanians every day from overdose.  This presentation will discuss what Opiates are, why citizens are at risk, proper storage and disposal of Opioids, and explaining what Narcan is. This presentation also discusses what PA is doing regarding the Opioid crisis.

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  • Sb
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  • Sb
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Prevent and Resolve Senior Bullying

Bullying doesn’t stop at any age. As we grow older, some don’t always “grow up.” This interactive program is designed to educate individuals on senior bullying and includes: types of bullying, why people bully, and what an individual can do to help themselves or others in a bullying situation. This program will help any individual that is involved in a bullying situation to find the confidence within them to report the problem. This program will also help caregivers recognize bullying issues in the senior population.

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  • All    Scams
  • All    Scams
  • All    Scams
  • All    Scams
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Protect Yourself From the Top 10 Scams

Scammers and fraudsters target Pennsylvanians every day in an effort to gain access to our money or personal information. They target our emotions in hopes that we will let our guard down and believe the scams they are perpetrating. From robocalls to social media messages, texts to emails, Pennsylvanians must be on the lookout for these “too good to be true” hoaxes. This presentation will break down the top 10 scams currently being used in PA.

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  • Senoir Preventions
  • Senoir Preventions
  • Senoir Preventions
  • Senoir Preventions
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Senior Scams Prevention

The Senior Scam Prevention educates older Pennsylvanians and their families throughout the Commonwealth on crime prevention. Our goal is to make Pennsylvania’s older population aware of the threat of fraud to the elder community, teach them how to avoid being victimized; and to make sure they know who they should call when they are concerned about their safety and well-being.

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  • Socia Media    A
  • Socia Media    B
  • Socia Media    C
  • Socia Media    D
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Social Media 101

This presentation gives parents a foundational education on understanding the social media sites their children use and how to keep them safe while using them. Parents will learn how to navigate and learn how to enable the security features on the “apps,” along with recognizing the importance of knowing their child’s passwords. Monitoring children’s behavior and interactions on the internet is very critical in today’s world. Children are being targeted by online predators and cyber bullying at an alarming rate.

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  • Senoir Scams
  • Senoir Scams
  • Senoir Scams
  • Senoir Scams
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Top 10 Scams Against Seniors

Scammers and fraudsters target Pennsylvanians every day in an effort to gain access to our money or personal information.  They target our emotions in hopes that we will let our guard down and believe the scams they are perpetrating.  From robocalls to social media messages, texts to emails, Pennsylvanians must be on the lookout for these “too good to be true” hoaxes.  This presentation will break down the top 10 scams currently being used in PA.

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  • Crx
  • Crx
  • Crx
  • Crx
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Consequences – RX Drug Abuse

This program focuses on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse among teenagers. The presentation features the story of a young man whose dependence on prescription drugs led him down an unexpected path of destruction.

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Truth & Choices

A drug program for middle and high school students. Shane shares his true story of hard choices and near-death experiences due to drugs and alcohol. This is a reality check for all students and will open a unique dialogue about the realities of substance abuse.

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