Stop Prescription Drug Abuse Before It Starts
YOUTH COORDINATOR WANTED
The Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth has a paid, part-time position for a Youth Coordinator to work in our communities to prevent and reduce substance abuse. We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated person with computer skills and social media knowledge. The hours are flexible with some nights and weekends are required for coalition work. This position offers fun, rewarding work that will impact the lives of our communities’ youth. Salary TBD.
For additional information or to apply, please send your resume to CRCHY@crsd.org.
Help protect our youth and environment by safely disposing of medications at one of the local drop-of locations in Bucks County. Click HERE for locations. Click HERE for more information or call TODAY, Inc at 215-968-4713.
RAISING GREAT KIDS SPEAKER SERIES:
Parenting in the 21st Century: we never got a handbook!WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 2016 7 PM- 9 PM WHERE : Council Rock North – Auditorium 62 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940 Presented by Dr. Christina Carson-Sacco, Licensed Clinical Psychologist of The Center for Neuropsychology & Counseling. Dr. Carson-Sacco will address a variety of parenting topics that apply to children of all ages. Learn about your parenting style, what to expect, how development interacts with our parenting, how to meet both your own and your child’s needs, how to insulate your child to stress, and how to deal with technology. Come away with specific strategies that will help you raise healthy children. Presented in partnership with the Council Rock Education Foundation and the Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth. For more information email email@example.com or call 215-944-1023 or go to www.creducationfoundation.org or www.CRCHY.org
On the first day of school this year, CR South students and teachers answered the question Who’s Looking Out for You? With WE ARE! Staff and Peer Mentors wore these shirts to welcome the incoming 9th grade students and remind students and teachers that support and resources are available. CRCHY was pleased to play a part in introducing this important message to youth in CR Schools last year! To learn more about this program click HERE
Congratulations to our very own Lauren Foisy for receiving the Outstanding Youth Leader award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)! A member of CRCHY for almost a decade, Foisy has been an advocate and youth leader for prevention causes.Lauren is a graduate of Council Rock South and currently attends Penn State University student majoring in agriculture. To read the Bucks County Courier Times article about this honor, click HERE.
National Prevention Week – May 17-23rd’s National Prevention Week! Time to learn more about increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues.
Council Rock students and CRCHY Coalition leaders met with Congressman Fitzpatrick while attending the National CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions or America) conference in Washington DC last month. Read more HERE.
National Kick Butts Day – March 18th
Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Stay tuned for more info on how Council Rock youth are taking action on this campaign.
National Drug Facts Week – Jan 26-Feb 1
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Students at CR South shared anti-tobacco messages during all lunch periods. Thanks to Principal Funk for supporting their efforts!
Take Back Day a HUGE Success! On September 27th, CRCHY participated in Bucks County’s Take Back Day to collect unused prescription drugs for safe disposal. Bucks County collected $6,252.19 lbs! This was the most of any county in PA. The next Take Back Day is scheduled for April, but in the meantime, you can drop off unwanted or expired medications at any of these locations.
Who is looking out for you? Is it your parents, teacher, coach, teammate, or friend? CRCHY invited teens at the recent Northampton Days event to participate in the new “Who’s Looking Out for Me?” campaign and we were thrilled that so many stopped to tell us who was helping them achieve their goals and stay above the influence.
The “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign. Council Rock is currently immersed in this successful campaign which aims to reduce underage drinking among youth ages 9 to 15 by providing parents and caregivers with information and resources they need to start addressing the issue of alcohol with their children early.
Interactive Tool Helps Parents “Start the Talk“
SAMHSA recently launched Start the Talk, an interactive, online simulation tool that helps parents and caregivers of children ages 9 to 15 practice tough conversations about alcohol. Start the Talk is the newest component of “Talk. They Hear You.“, SAMHSA’s national underage drinking prevention campaign, which launched last May. The Campaign equips parents and caregivers with the information, tools, and confidence they need to start talking to their kids early—as early as 9 years old—about the dangers of alcohol. Start the Talk is an evidence-based behavioral tool that uses life-like avatars to engage in interactive conversations. The simulation is based on research in social cognition, learning theory, and neuroscience. Each virtual role-play conversation is structured as a 10 to 12 minute interactive experience. Users enter a risk-free practice environment, assume a parental role, and engage in a conversation with an intelligent, fully animated and emotionally responsive avatar that models human behavior and adapts its responses and behaviors to the user’s conversation decisions. Find links and helpful tips at www.underagedrinking.samhsa.gov under the Partner Toolkit tab. _______________________________________________________________ We provide many programs for kids and adults and we are a great resource for information. We are always looking for more members to get involved with your time or a donation. You can see our many community partners here. PLEASE CONTACT US TODAY TO SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP PROMOTE HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS FOR TODAY’S YOUTH TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL!