We are pleased to announce our 1st Annual CASA Public Service Announcement Competition winners. The students from our Broadcast Journalism Club were provided sample topics in support of CASA’s mission and asked to produce 1-5-minute PSAs. Topics included reducing the illegal, underage use of alcohol, tobacco, prescription and other drugs; gambling; mental health; and social media to change/influence student behavior.
The pandemic is having a profound effect on the mental health of our children. Despite these difficult circumstances and adversity, children can grow up to be strong by learning how to be resilient. At the core of resilience is having a positive response in the face of adversity. In simple terms, the ability to bounce back and overcome challenges. There
Parents learn the “Tips to Harness the Power of Sleep” from Dr. Whitney Roban, Clinical Psychologist and renowned sleep expert. Sleep is one of three biological needs (eat, breathe and sleep) and considered the third pillar of health, along with diet and exercise. Yet sleep is one of the most difficult and elusive aspects of our lives. Even before the
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AJ Diaz, a 2009 Manhasset High School graduate, shares how binge drinking in high school made him vulnerable in college to more harmful substances including harder alcohol, marijuana and Oxycontin. He discusses using substances to cope with his feelings which resulted in lost opportunities in his education and college sports.
Here is the link to this very powerful presentation held in early January:
Here is a link to Dr. Elinore McCane-Katz’s statement at SAMHSA prevention day in Washington DC. She speaks passionately about the risks to public health and government’s reaction to information from the marijuana industry.
Addiction isn’t invincible. We know what needs to be done, and we know we need to do it together. The Center on Addiction is rallying families, employers, healthcare professionals, and passionate individuals like you to put an end to addiction. Watch this video to learn more. And visit www.centeronaddiction.org to join the movement.