The Prevention Team offers trainings for any businesses that sell or serve alcohol, and to any group that may be serving alcohol at an event. This is a skills-based certification led by a Certified Prevention Specialist called, Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS).
TIPS is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. TIPS is designed to prevent over-intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving. The training helps sellers and servers to become confident and create a safer work environment and a healthier community. TIPS also assists local businesses, and other liquor license holders, by reducing their exposure to liability lawsuits.
Trainings are provided at no cost to businesses, and groups who may be selling or serving alcohol, through the Integrated Provider Network Grant, from the Iowa Department of Public Health. Helping Services sought this funding to assist in preventing substance misuse and problem gambling in Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek County.