TALK2PREVENT Underage Drinking & Substance Misuse
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When an adolescent/teen chooses to drink alcohol they often face a variety of consequences
from hangovers to death from alcohol poisoning. It is estimated that 5,000 people under age 21 die every year from alcohol-related injuries from traffic fatalities, suicides and homicides. Underage drinking increases risky sexual behavior, including unwanted, unintended, and unprotected sexual activity. Such behavior increases the risk for unplanned pregnancy and for contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Finally, alcohol can damage the developing teenage brain (
New York State Office on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Research has shown that kids who have conversations with their parents about the dangers of alcohol and drug use are 50% less likely to use these substances than those who don't have such conversations. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, when parents do talk with their child about the dangers of underage drinking, it's important for parents to:
- Listen before you talk: For kids, knowing that someone is really listening is most important
- Ask open-ended questions.
- Be involved.
- Be honest and open.
- Be positive: talking about these issues can build bridges rather than walls and
- Remember, addiction is a chronic, progressive disease that can be linked to family history and genetics. If there is a family history of problems, be open about it, as one would be with any other chronic disease such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer.
For more tips about how to begin the talk with your teen about the dangers of underage drinking,
Shed the Meds
Drive Up & Drop Off!
Join neighbors and
Shed the Meds on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Shelter Rock Elementary School (27A Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset). The program is sponsored by Senator Elaine Phillips, Manhasset CASA and the Nassau County Police Department.
Residents can drive up and drop off their old or unused medications! Please note that needles cannot be accepted.
All collected medication will be safely disposed of by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the program.
Safe disposal helps protect the environment and eliminates the risk of these drugs getting into the hands of small children or those who might misuse them. Improper disposal of medications, such as pouring them down the drain or flushing them down the toilet, can potentially pollute local waterways.
If you need more information about the "Shed the Meds" program, please call Senator Phillips' office at 516-746-5924.
Generation Rx Safe Medicine Practice for Life
New Prevention through Connection Television Program
Parents and residents can tune into the 30 minute interview which discusses the progression of prescription drug misuse to heroin as well as what families and youth can do when facing issues of addiction.
Click here to view our program.
Prevention through Connection Series with PATV seeks to connect parents and caregivers with important resources and tools to help their t(w)eens navigate healthy choices during adolescence.
The series also airs on PATV Channels 20 (Cablevision) and 37 (Verizon FIOS) on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
Student-Athlete Leadership Team Info Meeting
Healthy Living Key Message for Participants
Parents and students (grades 9 and 10) are invited to the Student-Athlete Leadership Team Club Meeting
pril 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at Manhasset High School.
The new 2017-18 Club will encourage healthy living and train role models for Manhasset students. The Club
will strengthen high school student leadership skills, increase interaction with pro-social peers and decrease attitudes favorable to drug use. Manhasset's club will join hundreds of high school athletes from over 30 Long Island school districts learning the
Athletes Helping Athletes
training curriculum at Molloy College in November, January, and March. These student-leaders will develop skills to engage and manage sixth grade classroom discussions through "ice-breaker" exercises and story-telling to deliver valuable lessons.
Membership to the Student-Athlete Leadership Team will be selective and based upon motivation to be mentors, exhibition of exemplary behavior on and off the playing field, and good academic standing. Students will be required to submit a formal application and undergo a competitive interview process to be considered
The meeting will discuss the program, selection process, membership and participatory contract.
HEALTHY LIVING FUNDRAISER
Tuesday, April 25th at 11:30 a.m. at local Manhasset Home!
Join friends and residents for Manhasset CASA's spring fundraiser and celebrate healthy living and cooking on
Tuesday, April 25th at 11:30 a.m. at Arda Hartunian's home 21 Middle Drive, Plandome.
Nancy Ferraris, Manhasset Nutritionist & Parent
will demonstrate how healthy living recipes & cooking can be easy, fast & fun!
Come and sample a wide array of healthy, easy-to-prepare snacks and meals for use any time of the day or night! Learn how small changes can impact the quality of your family's life, make healthy eating easy and fun AND increase your energy and enthusiasm for cooking again. Bring your appetite and your questions - and get ready to enjoy warm hospitality, relaxed conversation with neighbors and friends and a fun introduction to a new way of thinking about food!
Tickets are $40.00/person
Click here to complete our registration flyer
which can be mailed with your check to Manhasset CASA, Inc., PO Box 392, Manhasset, NY 11030. We will have fabulous raffle prizes too (4 tickets for $10; 10 tickets for $20)!
Tickets and raffles will also be sold day of event.
For more information, please call Arda Haratunian at (516) 627- 0235.
Explores Addiction & Recovery
Parents are invited to our final CASA Coffee of the 2016-17 school year on
Wednesday, May 10th at 10:30 a.m. in the home of a local Manhasset parent.
Join friends and neighbors as we strengthen parent networking to guide our teens toward making healthy choices. To register, click here.
Free Family Education Series at Seafield
Open to all Residents
Seafield Center's Family Education Series continues for residents who are impacted by addiction. The free family program provides information regarding various aspects of addiction, treatment, therapy and codependency and enabling behaviors.
Wednesday, April 26th, at 7:15 p.m.
Alcohol/Drug Addiction/Recovery Process and its impact on the family
Facilitated by Merrit Hartblay, MSW, CASAC
Wednesday, May 10th, at 7:15 p.m.
Family Support Group Session
Facilitated by Merrit Hartblay, MSW, CASAC
All residents are invited to attend the series held at 585 Plandome Road, Manhasset.
For more information call Meagan Segal, LCSW, Clinical Director at (516) 812-9944 extension 1705.