Welcome to the CPYD Monday Rundown:
A weekly email to keep us all connected during this time.
Please share with parents and community members!

Please note, our team is continuing our great work remotely
as a precautionary response to COVID-19.
It is best to reach us via email during regular business hours at this time.
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Wishing You Health & Wellness!
Thank you to all of our first responders and essential workers for all of the work you do today and every day!

How to Practice Self Care while Social Distancing
While many people are working from home, in quarantine and practicing social isolation, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. The public is constantly bombarded by news, social media and the overall sense of panic and isolation that has blanketed the country over the last few weeks. While the world around us changes, it can feel like many traditional means of self-care are no longer feasible. Although it is very important to stay on top of physical health by hand-washing, social distancing and staying clean, it is also important to consider one’s mental health during these difficult times. Here are a few ways to cope and practice self-care while staying at home!

DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day scheduled for April 25, 2020 has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please  visit DEA.gov  for more information.

Although the DEA’s April 25th National Take Back Day event has been postponed, there are still places in your community that you can discard unused or expired prescription drugs.

Drug Take Back Day:
E-Cigarettes Accepted

The Drug Enforcement Administration has expanded National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to allow people to drop off electronic vaping devices and cartridges, in addition to expired or unused prescription drugs. These efforts will address the vaping-related deaths and illnesses widely publicized last fall.

While the social distancing guidelines and stay at home directives are in place, many people have found that now is a great time to get some spring cleaning done! See below for some tips on how to get organized and stay safe.

Safeguard Against Underage Drinking
About 25% of 10th graders who consumed alcohol in the past 30 days, reported stealing or taking alcohol without the permission of parents/guardians (2018 Illinois Youth Survey, CPYD Service Area).

Parents, have you considered locking up
alcohol in your home?

Doing so could prevent your teen from engaging in risky behavior. Communicating to them with clear and consistent rules prohibiting alcohol use can also reinforce positive family norms.
Here are a few tips you can use in your own home, to prevent minors from accessing alcohol in the home:

Are you struggling with alcohol or substance use?
Need resources?

For more information about the online Smart Recovery Meetings at
Kenneth Young Center, contact: smartrecovery@kennethyoung.org  

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Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services - Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS-SUPR), the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Office of National Drug Control Policy and through a State Opioid Response grant (T1081699).