Nancy Verdi

19
Jun

Safe Celebrations Today & Beyond High School

Graduation is a wonderful milestone to celebrate with family and friends. Talk2Prevent reminds parents to take time to talk with their graduates about the importance of keeping celebrations safe and alcohol-free. By serving as positive role models, talking to our teens and other parents, supervising parties, and supporting alcohol-free graduation celebrations, parents can help prevent a life-changing mistake. “It’s critical
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24
May

CASA Outreach Letter – Talk2Prevent Fact Card

Manhasset CASA continues its new Talk2Prevent Campaign with a Parent/Caregiver Outreach letter mailed to over 1,500 households. The mailing provided a Talk2Prevent Fact Card as well as a Just the Facts flyer listing the 2017 self-reported underage drinking rates for Manhasset youth in grades 8, 10 and 12. The Talk2Prevent Campaign mailer focuses on the importance of parents working together
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23
May

CASA Youth Become Teens as Teachers Address Dangers of E-cigarettes to Science 7 Classes

The Manhasset CASA Youth Committee Club recently visited Science 7 classrooms to educate students about the dangers of e-cigarettes and tobacco. The annual “Teens as Teachers” lesson was in coordination with national Kick Butts Day a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. More than 1,000 events were held
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23
May

Underage & Binge Drinking Bears Consequences Parents: Talk2Prevent

There have been many tragic stories of lives lost or ruined by binge drinking and drug use, from hazing to driving under the influence in Times Square. 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 also can damage the developing teenage brain and increase the
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1
May

Sweet Collaboration between Manhasset CASA and Chocolate Works to Support Healthy Kids!

Manhasset CASA Executive Director Jennifer DeSena and Manhasset SCA Executive President Lisa Grygiel thank Stephanie Solomon, owner of Chocolate Works and Co-President of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, for her support to promote positive and healthy youth activities in Manhasset. Chocolate Works provides CASA’s prevention information in its store and donated a percentage of sales on elementary school Holiday Concert
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23
Feb

Anton Supports Generation Rx Campaign

Generation Rx Promotes Medicine Safety across Nassau County  While prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, any medication has the potential to do harm—especially when misused. Misuse often can lead to serious legal, social, and health consequences as drug overdoses now represent the leading cause of accidental death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control -
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22
Feb

CASA Recognizes Honorable Jack M. Martins

Champion for Families & Prevention  During CASA’s recent Sector Meeting, the Coalition recognized the Honorable Jack M. Martins as a champion for the Manhasset community and New York State. CASA presented a proclamation noting his efforts to improve the lives of families and prevent substance misuse during his tenure in the New York State Senate. CASA noted Senator Martins’ work

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22
Feb

New Leadership for Manhasset CASA

The New Year marks a transition in leadership for the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (CASA) as it continues its mission to reduce youth substance use in Manhasset. Jennifer DeSena recently joined Manhasset CASA’s board as its executive director with past executive director, Dr. Caryn Sawyer, remaining on the board and returning to her career as a clinical psychologist.

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30
Oct

Manhasset CASA Receives Generation Rx Medication Disposal

The Cardinal Health Foundation announced that it has awarded Manhasset CASA $25,000 in grant funding from its Generation Rx program. CASA is one of 17 non-profit organizations across the country to receive funding to help fight prescription drug misuse by improving community medication disposal programs. CASA will work with its many dedicated partners to implement educational programs for safe medication

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