Monday, February 11, 2013
Program begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Edison School.
Monday, February 11
The Counseling Department at Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools will be hosting the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) 15 Minute Child Break program on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Edison School. The 15 Minute Child Break is a ONE-HOUR multi-media presentation offered by the PDFNJ. The presentation will include the importance of the parent or caregiver’s role on substance abuse prevention; as well as how to talk to children about drugs, signs of use and abuse to look for, current terminology, and trends of use. The presentation is based on New Jersey specific research conducted by the PDFNJ’s Center for Prevention Research. This presentation is an opportunity for all parents and caregivers in all schools to come out and find…
Friday, June 15, 2012
A statewide survey shows that most parents see their homes as access points.
About eight in 10 parents in New Jersey feel that kids get prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of medicine cabinets, either from their own homes (68%) or from a friend's house (11%), according to New Statewide Survey results released Wednesday by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. In addition, the Partnership's annual Tracking Study of Parent Attitude and Behavior in Alcohol and Drug Abuse found New Jersey parents estimate that approximately three in 10 middle school students are abusing prescription or over-the-counter drugs (26%). At the same time, the vast majority of New Jersey parents—82%—never permit their 12- to 15-year-old children to drink alcohol in their homes. But most parents believe kids are getting alcohol …