This spring, Manhasset CASA partnered with Coalition Sector members Dr. Stephen Dewey, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at North Shore/LIJ Health Systems and the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to participate at the Nassau Pediatric Dinner on April 8, 2013 held at the NYIT de Seversky Mansion. The dinner kicked-off CASA's spring underage drinking prevention outreach inititiative to engage pediatricians on the importance of screening their tween/teen patients for underage drinking as well as talking with parents about the dangers of underage drinking.

Dr. Stephen Dewey's Teen Brain Presentation (click here for previously recorded version at Manhasset High School) was featured at the dinner and Manhasset CASA and LICADD provided pediatric and parenting resources:

Continuing the discussion locally, Manhasset CASA visited local pediatrician offices to promote the NIAAA's guide and parent resources available from CASA. Manhasset CASA also provided pediatricians with treatment and referral resources from The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) and the Drug Treatment and Education Center at North Shore/LIJ North Shore University Hospital should pediatricians need to refer their patients to an appropriate adolescent treatment or intervention provider.  

In June, working to further educate parents on the effects positive parenting has on their children's decision to drink alcohol, Manhasset CASA's spring newletter provided parents the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) Family Checkup parenting resource. The outreach packet was supported by the Nassau Pediatric Society President, Dr. Catherine Screnci and LICADD's Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, CASA: