Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano recently announced a number of drug abuse awareness and life-saving presentations as part of National Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23 -31.The presentations include Nassau County’s new video, entitled Impact, which aims to help pre-teens realize how their decisions affect those around them.
The seminar will be coming to Wisdom Lane Middle School on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. Come early and attend a community resource exhibit from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m., representatives from Nassau County agencies will provide Information-Resources-Outreach in Wisdom’s auditorium lobby.
At this seminar parents will learn the following: how to tell if you child is "experimenting" and/or abusing drugs and alcohol, the latest trends in drug use and abuse, including prescription drugs and heroin, how to become proactive and take steps to make your home and community safer.
No advance RSVP registration is necessary and all guests are welcome to attend.
In support of substance abuse prevention, the Nassau County Department of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Services is funding opportunities for schools to create their own Red Ribbon Week. This year, 27 districts and the Diocese of Rockville Centre are participating with activities ranging from the production of anti-substance abuse t-shirts, holding a Substance Use Awareness Walk, an assembly program on substance abuse and bullying and bringing recovering addicts in to speak with students.
Additionally, all high school students are invited to participate in a 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest designed to warn other teens about the dangers of misusing and abusing drugs. The deadline for entries is November 1. Winning schools will receive cash prizes and students will receive countywide recognition along with having their video aired on local television channels.
For contest details or to RSVP to either of the two OPEN events listed above, please contact Eden Laikin at email@example.com or call 516-571-6105.
Wisdom Lane Middle School is located at 120 Center Lane, Levittown, NY. 11756 For Information Contact: Wisdom Lane: (516) 520-8370.