PA Stop is Pennsylvania’s statewide opioid abuse awareness and prevention campaign. Led by the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance, it provides accurate information and free, easy-to-use materials for individuals, counties, agencies, businesses, community coalitions, and other concerned groups working together to stop the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. Visit their website at http://pastop.org/ for more information.
On January 30th, students from Council Rock’s high school Multiple Disabilities Support Program partnered with CRCHY and Jules Pizza for a meaningful community service project.
Stickers were placed by the students on take home pizza boxes at Jules, with a warning that stated the consequences of providing alcohol to minors. This CRCHY project is in its 2nd year and is timed to coincide with Super Bowl Sunday, when people tend to have parties with alcohol.
Council Rock students and CRCHY Coalition leaders met with Congressman Fitzpatrick while attending the national CADCA conference in Washington DC last week.
Fitzpatrick, a member of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, has been a vocal leader in supporting the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and local efforts to get drugs off the streets. CADCA is the national member-based organization representing coalitions working to make America’s communities safe, healthy and drug-free. CADCA’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. Click HERE to read more.
The Council Rock Coalition for Healthy Youth has been awarded a $625,000.00 grant to continue its programs aimed at preventing substance abuse by students. The grant was one of 680 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants, totaling $84 million, to communities across the country. The grants will provide local communities funding to prevent youth substance use and support the White House’s National Drug Control Strategy, which treats our Nation’s drug problem through a balanced public health and safety approach.
Click HERE for complete press release including comments from Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and Superintendent Mark Klein
The DEA recognizes Bucks County Take Back Program
CRCHYyouth at Northampton Days Parade
Sarah at CADCA’s National Conference on Drug & Alcohol Prevention
CR students meet with Congressman Fitzpatrick to discuss drug issues
CR South students learn about the chemicals in tobacco on Kick Butts Day
Youth leaders talk with parents about substance abuse
Dr. Bradley speaks to parents at “Raising Great Kids” Speaker Series
Youth participate in Newtown Holiday Parade