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National Teen Driver Safety Week

Today marks the start of National Teen Driver Safety Week, a great reminder for parents to have conversations with their young drivers about rules to follow on the road. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), six teens a …


Upcoming Event: “Community Perspectives on Heroin/Opioid Use”

The Katonah-Lewisboro Prevention Coalition’s upcoming program “Chapter 2- Community Perspectives on Heroin/Opioid Use: Educating Ourselves & Protecting Our Children” is taking place on Wednesday, October 25th from 7-9pm at John Jay Middle School. See flyer for details. Bedford and Pound …


National Depression Screening Day

WHAT: The annual National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) aims to raise awareness and screen for depression, anxiety, and related mood disorders. Screenings use validated questionnaires and provide referral information for treatment. WHERE: Sites for in-person screenings and access to online …


National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month is a time when communities can unite nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention through events, activities, outreach, and education. For parents and teachers, it is especially important to be able to recognize signs that a …


“Reversing the Stigma” Film Event

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) is presenting a new documentary that shines a light on how New York State is working to combat addiction. The film will tell the stories of various people who …


Summer’s Officially Over… Stressed Yet?

With school back in full swing, many parents may notice their child’s stress levels rapidly rising. Within weeks, students’ schedules quickly fill up with homework, test prep, and after school activities including sports, clubs, volunteer work, and part-time jobs. It …


Fall Family Fun!

There are various factors which affect the likelihood of a child engaging in substance use or other problem behaviors. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, one of the most powerful protective factors is connectedness to family, …


Vaping Presentation Postponed

Please note- The vaping presentation for John Jay Middle and High School parents originally scheduled for 9/28 is being postponed due to a scheduling conflict. Any further update will be posted here. Thank you!  

Take a Minute, Change a Life

World Suicide Prevention Day, observed annually on September 10th, aims to increase awareness of suicide and its causes and warning signs, as well as effective prevention strategies. Suicide is a growing epidemic. According to the International Association For Suicide Prevention …


Next DAPC Meeting

If you are concerned about the general well-being of your community and would like to help make a difference, please consider attending the next Drug Abuse Prevention Council meeting on Monday, September 11th at 9:30am. We will be discussing upcoming …