Parenting for Prevention 101 Infographics
In May 2017, RyeACT held its first Parent University event, which included Parenting for Prevention 101 Workshops for parents with kids of all ages. These informative handouts highlight the 4 Essentials of Parenting for Prevention that carry through all ages/stages of development and are the foundation of the workshop content. These FREE workshops are facilitated by healthcare professionals and will be offered periodically for parents in the Rye community. Check the RyeACT Events calendar for upcoming workshop dates!
Vaping and e-Cig Use is a trend among youth that has increased dramatically in recent years, with the Surgeon General declaring it a “major public health concern” (Surgeon General’s Report, 2016). School District leaders at the Rye City Schools worked with RyeACT to create this informational flyer to provide information about the health risks of vaping, to help parents recognize the most commonly used vaping devices and paraphernalia, and to clarify School District Policy. A version of the flyer was also created in conjunction with leadership at Rye Country Day School.
RyeACT Initiatives Update
Curious to know more about what RyeACT has been up to over the last year, and what’s planned as we move ahead?
Prevention Week Message from Dr. Robert DuPont:
Following his keynote presentation at RyeACT’s Parent University, Dr. Dupont collaborated with the coalition to create a message for parents as one of our National Prevention Week campaigns.
“One Choice for Youth” Campaign of Dr. DuPont
Here is a link to a short commentary from Dr. DuPont, president of the Institute of Behavior and Health, 1st ever Head of NIDA, 2nd White House Drug Chief, and keynote speaker for RyeACT’s Parent University. Dr DuPont explains why prevention for youth is really about making “One Choice.”
Power to the Parent Website
Westchester County Coalition’s Power to the Parent website, contains helpful prevention information by our local partners at the Westchester County Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth. This is a “coalition of coalition leaders” from all across the county who work together to share ideas, resources, and best practices in prevention.
Hudson Valley Heroes Award
This group of health and wellness professionals who live and work in Rye were awarded a Hudson Valley Heroes Award to celebrate outstanding volunteer service for their efforts in bringing the Parent University into being.
They are the embodiment of service and our community is grateful to all the members of the team!