Red Ribbon Week Community Events

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Tuesday, 10/27 at 9:30AM

Tips to Harness the Power of Sleep!

Dr. Whitney Roban, Clinical Psychologist and renowned sleep expert offers essential secrets for healthy sleep.

This session is about solving our sleep problems, providing information on the importance of sleep and tips to help us and our children.  Sleep, one of the three pillars of health along with diet and exercise, can be elusive and difficult.  Even before the pandemic, approximately 30% of us struggled with insomnia. That number has skyrocketed to 78% during the pandemic. Healthy sleep is more important than ever for maintaining structure, but more people than ever are struggling to get it.  Become educated, inspired, and empowered to finally get the sleep you and your family need and deserve.

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Wednesday, 10/28 at 7:00PM

Drug Trends and Threats from the Pandemic

David Hymowitz, a licensed social worker with 30 years of experience in the human services field, discusses current drug trends. David has recently joined the not for profit, We Are All A Little Bit Crazy, within the agency’s #SAMEHERE School programs, developing workshops for staff and parents and integrating wellness into school districts.

This workshop for parents/guardians provides information about the drugs threatening our students’ health today and in the near future. It will explore social values, customs and norms that promote substance use among students, as well as marketing techniques that target school-aged children.  It will also examine the pandemic’s impacts on substance use and self-medication.

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OPEN TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS AND STUDENTS IN GRADES 7-12

Thursday, 10/29 7:00PM

REDEFINED: A JOURNEY TO RECOVERY

Stephen Hill created Speak Sobriety in hopes of showing the reality of substance abuse to teenagers.   He is an author, graduated with honors from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is currently a student at Brooklyn Law School.

Stephen focuses on the progression of his drug addiction—beginning to end—leaving people with a better understanding of how decisions they make today will affect them for the rest of their lives. The trifecta gateway drugs of nicotine, marijuana, and alcohol introduced to Stephen in 8th grade by his varsity lacrosse teammates was just the beginning, by older peers was just the beginning, eventually leading to self-destructive behaviors, criminal convictions, a deathly opioid addiction and an inspirational recovery.

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Community service hours are available.  Please see the registration page for details.