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Pelham University: Matt Bellace on “Supporting Your Teen in Making Positive Choices

Filed in Events, News by on April 29, 2013 • views: 275
Pelham University: Matt Bellace on “Supporting Your Teen in Making Positive Choices

April 29, 2013 — It’s not enough to simply tell your teen to stay away from drugs and alcohol, parents need to show them with both words and actions the positive things they can do. This was the message expressed to parents who attended PACT’s recent Pelham University forum which featured clinical psychologist, motivational speaker […]

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PACT, Pelham Police Departments, Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday

Filed in News by on April 26, 2013 • views: 163
PACT, Pelham Police Departments, Participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday

By Anneliese Turck Expired, unused, or unwanted prescriptions taking up space in your medicine cabinet? Bring them in this Saturday, April 27 from 10 am – 2 pm to either the Pelham or Pelham Manor Police Departments for disposal. The service, which is free, anonymous with no questions asked, is provided by the Drug Enforcement […]

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Teen Improv Night Held at The Picture House For Teens Only Following Workshops

Filed in News by on April 12, 2013 • views: 194
Teen Improv Night Held at The Picture House For Teens Only Following Workshops

The first ever “Teen Improv Night” — held on Saturday night, March 9 at 9:30pm, with an audience of about 50 Pelham teens at The Picture House — was hailed as a huge success. Six local teens performed in a series of hilariously quirky short and long-form improvisational exercises, many incorporating audience participation, leaving everyone […]

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Parents Encouraged to Talk to Their Teens And Participate in Planning for After-Prom Parties

Filed in News by on April 12, 2013 • views: 270
Parents Encouraged to Talk to Their Teens And Participate in Planning for After-Prom Parties

By Anneliese Turck Prom season is almost here: April 19 (Junior Prom) and June 20 (Senior Prom), and the prom isn’t just about the dress anymore. It’s about what happens after the event. After parties. Limos. Underage drinking— these were the topics of a recent parent forum, “Prom, Parties and More—What You Need to Know,” […]

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Back Pelham University: Supporting Your Teen in Making Positive Choices

Filed in News by on March 29, 2013 • views: 194
Back Pelham University: Supporting Your Teen in Making Positive Choices

By Anneliese Turck “Supporting Your Teen in Making Positive Choices” is the topic of PACT’s upcoming Pelham University forum scheduled for 7pm, Monday, April 8 at the Pelham Middle School Library. Parents are invited to come to this discussion featuring clinical psychologist, motivational speaker and stand-up comedian Matt Bellace, Ph.D who is renowned for using […]

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Talk About It: Old Prom, New Prom

Filed in News by on March 15, 2013 • views: 211
Talk About It: Old Prom, New Prom

By Anne DuVal Frost, Ph.D., R.N., President, Nurses Network of America March 15, 2013 — Prom has changed over the years. No longer simply a night event, prom today often includes a pre-prom, a post-prom or a weekend getaway frequently leading to an even greater consumption of alcohol by underage youth. While many people survive […]

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The Pelham Weekly: Talk About It! Marijuana

Filed in News by on February 1, 2013 • views: 220
The Pelham Weekly: Talk About It! Marijuana

By Debra Geiger MS, RN February 1, 2013 — Now that the media has brought so much attention to the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults in the states of Washington and Colorado, it is more critical than ever that our teens and pre-teens understand the dangers of smoking marijuana.And they need to […]

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Junior League of Pelham and PACT Hold Roundtable Discussion, Networking Session on Public Service Requirement

Filed in News, Volunteer by on December 14, 2012 • views: 263
Junior League of Pelham and PACT Hold Roundtable Discussion, Networking Session on Public Service Requirement

by Elizabeth Edds Kougasian December 14, 2012 — Pelham schools have instituted a public service requirement for middle and high-school students. Middle schoolers are encouraged to perform three hours of volunteer work by completion of eighth grade, while high school students must perform 40 service learning hours as a prerequisite to graduation. On Wednesday, the […]

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Talk About It: ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Parties

Filed in News by on November 19, 2012 • views: 206
Talk About It: ‘Tis the Season for Holiday Parties

By Debbie Geiger, MS, RN The holidays are a time of celebrating with family and friends. What should be a joyous time can be a dangerous time for our youth.  Alcohol, often present at holiday festivities, can give our youth opportunities to take part in risky behaviors. We urge all families to talk to their children […]

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2012-13 PACT Youth Internship Community Mapping Results Presented

Filed in Internships, News by on November 2, 2012 • views: 318
2012-13 PACT Youth Internship Community Mapping Results Presented

By Sara Romanello, Sammy Goldman, Alex Crowley, Juliana Mora and Kate Morrell, PACT’s 2012 Summer Interns This year we interned at PACT through their inaugural Youth Internship and Leadership Training Program. PACT is a coalition in Pelham that helps kids make safe and healthy decisions about drugs and alcohol. Through our internship, we not only […]

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Dr. Jim Bostic Speaks at PACT Coalition Meeting on October 17

Filed in News by on October 26, 2012 • views: 249
Dr. Jim Bostic Speaks at PACT Coalition Meeting on October 17

PACT’s Biannual Coalition Meeting on Wednesday, October 17, drew more than 45 community leaders, parents, teens and partners. Held at the Pelham Jewish Center, the meeting focused on the results of the Community Mapping Project, conducted earlier this summer by PACT’s five youth interns, who presented their findings on what local resources are available to Pelham’s youth–jobs, events, volunteer […]

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PACT Thanks Pelham and Pelham Manor Police Departments for Participation in Fifth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Filed in News by on October 20, 2012 • views: 160
PACT Thanks Pelham and Pelham Manor Police Departments for Participation in Fifth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

By Anneliese Turck The results are in. The DEA’s fifth national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day resulted in another big haul nationwide. On Saturday, September 29, Americans emptied medicine cabinets, bedside tables, and kitchen drawers of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs and took them to one of more than 5,000 collection sites around the country. […]

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