Parent to Parent Newsletter
September 2019
Welcome to the September issue of the Parent to Parent Newsletter. We would like to take a moment and thank everyone for a great 2018/2019 school year! To see the impact we made during the year, please take a moment to view our annual report below.
2019-2020 School Year Program Offerings
We would like to take a moment and highlight the programs we will be offering this school year. To view full descriptions of our programs and services as well as speaker bios, pictures, and resources, please make sure to check out our website!
Programs for Students  

Youth Presentation:  
The Your Choice Youth Presentation is all about the power of choices. Topics covered during the presentation include: how futures can be impacted by choices, the importance of choosing the right friends, how choices affect others, the hardships and devastation caused by drugs and alcohol, and how to reach out for help. The youth speakers share their stories, with the hope that each student would relate to at least one speaker. The youth presentation is appropriate for 6th through 12th graders. 
 
Vaping Education for Students: - NEW!
This 45-minute presentation is designed to educate middle and high school students about the risks associated with vaping substances such as nicotine and marijuana.  
 
Student Assistance Program: * Waukesha County Onl y
The Student Assistance program uses PRIME For Life curriculum. Prime for Life is an evidence-based and motivational prevention, intervention and pre-treatment program specifically designed for people who might be making high risk choices. It is designed to change drinking and drug use behaviors by changing beliefs, attitudes, risk perceptions, motivations, and the knowledge of how to reduce the risk of alcohol and drug-related problems throughout life.  
Programs for Staff/Educators  

Professional Development
This program features a mock classroom designed for teachers, coaches, counselors, administrators and other professionals working with students to help them identify signs of possible substance use. Some students will go to great lengths to cover up substance use and to conceal illegal substances they slip into school. The goal of this presentation is to provide education and awareness to educators so they know how seemingly innocent items can be an indication of substance use. 
Programs for Parents and Community Members  

Vaping Education for Parents: - NEW!
This 60-minute presentation is similar to the student vaping presentation but more emphasis is placed on what parents can do to prevent their teens from experimenting with these popular substances.   ;

Wake Up Call:  
Wake Up Call is a three-part drug and alcohol prevention presentation. The first part of the presentation focuses on current trends such as vaping, marijuana, alcohol and prescription pills. Next, attendees are walked through a life-size teen bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. The bedroom identifies spots where drugs can be hidden, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use. Lastly, attendees will learn practical prevention strategies to prevent substance abuse and where to go for help if they are concerned.   Optional: A mental health component can be added to the Wake Up Call room covering anxiety, depression, self-harm, and other mental health concerns.

Wake Up Call Website: - NEW! 
The  Wake Up Call website will help parents be one step ahead by learning everyday items that are used by today’s youth to hide or cover up drugs and alcohol. Users over 21 years of age can take the interactive quiz to test their knowledge and learn more about commonly used substances. The website identifies spots where drugs can be hidden, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use.

Wake Up Call Training:
The Wake Up Call training is an interactive class that will provide you with the necessary skills and information for implementing a Wake Up Call in your community.


Stairway to Heroin:
This program creates awareness in a target community by providing statistics related to illicit drug use, detailing drug trends and types of use, providing a medical perspective on addiction, hearing personal testimonies from families who have experienced the devastation associated with drug abuse and addiction, and learning about hope and recovery.
September Events
Narcan Training

September 4
12:00 pm
Your Choice Office
440 South Lapham Street
Oconomowoc, WI 53066


Wake Up Call Lunch and Learn

September 10
Waukesha Memorial Hospital


Youth Presentations

September 18
Crystal Lake Central High School
Crystal Lake, IL

September 25
Mount Horeb School District
Mount Horeb, WI
Professional Development

September 18
Crystal Lake Central High School
Crystal Lake, IL

September 25
Mount Horeb School District
Mount Horeb, WI


Wake Up Call

September 18
Crystal Lake Central High School Auditorium
45 W. Franklin Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
6:30-8pm


Journey to Resiliency

September 24th
Brookfield East High School Cafeteria
3305 Lilly Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
6:30 -8:00pm

Event Spotlight