CASA Press Releases

30
Aug

TALK2PREVENT in College Too! First Six Weeks are Critical

Although many students come to college already having had experience with alcohol, certain aspects of college life, such as unstructured time, the widespread availability of alcohol, inconsistent enforcement of underage drinking laws, and limited interactions with parents and other adults, can intensify the problem. The first six weeks of freshman year are a risky time for heavy drinking and alcohol-related

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24
Aug

Check Out CASA’s Summer E-Newsletter

Manhasset CASA’s Summer E-newsletter discusses the importance of working together to protect our children and ourselves in the opioid epidemic.  Heroin addiction does not happen overnight and it often begins with underage or adult substance misuse masking mental health issues. Working together is key to the prevention of substance misuse. Read more

2
Aug

Connection is Prevention: Talk2Prevent

Randazzo’s Pizzeria continues support for Manhasset CASA’s Talk2Prevent Campaign. Research shows that children whose parents talk regularly about the dangers of underage drinking are 42% less likely to drink alcohol (New York State Office on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services NYSOASAS). In Manhasset, 69.3% of 8th grade students, 66.7% of 10th grade students and 67.6% of 12th grade students talked
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17
Jul

CASA Youth Club Game Show on PATV

Manhasset High School’s CASA Youth Club recently produced a fun and educational television game show and public service announcement (PSA) at Public Access Television (PATV) in Lake Success. The show was produced with the support of Manhasset CASA’s Generation Rx: Safe Medication Practices for Life Grant and is one of five television programs produced with PATV through CASA’s grant funding

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17
Jul

Manhasset CASA Launches New Website

Manhasset CASA announces a redesigned website which provides parents, residents and youth with updated substance misuse prevention resources, videos as well as a new SAFE Homes network to assist parent to parent communication in the prevention of underage drinking. The innovative site, designed by Nancy Verdi, Hummingbird Web Design of Port Washington, provides access to substance abuse and parent communication

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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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6
Jun

Talk2Prevent at Manhasset High School by Alex Mazer

Manhasset CASA’s Talk2Prevent Campaign recently hosted Kings Park Parent, Linda Ventura, to talk in Chris Keen’s AP Psychology classes at Manhasset High School (MHS).  Ms. Ventura discussed the loss of her son to a heroin overdose, the effects his substance use had on her family and awareness of the stigma of addiction and recovery.  Students were engaged and moved by

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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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