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Talk About It: Old Prom, New Prom

Filed in News by on March 15, 2013 • views: 181
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: 182
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: 231
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: 179
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: 280
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: 198
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: 137
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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PACT Thanks Pelham and Pelham Manor Police Departments for Participation in Fifth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Filed in News by on October 19, 2012 • views: 170
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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PACT Meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 on Report on Local Resources Available to Pelham’s Youth

Filed in News by on October 12, 2012 • views: 171
PACT Meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 on Report on Local Resources Available to Pelham’s Youth

PACT’s five youth interns will report next Wednesday on the results from the community mapping survey conducted as part of the organization’s Youth Internship and Leadership Training Program. Community members and PACT coalition partners are invited to hear the report at the meeting at the Pelham Jewish Center next Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7:30pm. The […]

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PACT’s First Family Time This School Year, Thursday, October 18, 2012

Filed in News by on October 12, 2012 • views: 181
PACT’s First Family Time This School Year, Thursday, October 18, 2012

This school year’s first Family Time/Eat Together – Connections Count night is next Thursday, Oct. 18. On that night, no school events are scheduled and students in Pelham elementary schools will have no homework so families can sit down together for dinner. Research shows that when families share regular meals together, kids are less likely […]

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PACT Partners With Police Departments on Drug Take-Back Day

Filed in News by on September 14, 2012 • views: 177
PACT Partners With Police Departments on Drug Take-Back Day

Unwanted and Unused Medications Can Be  Dropped Off at Village of Pelham and Pelham Manor Police Departments on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, September 29   [PELHAM, NY] – On September 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in collaboration with Pelham PACT Coalition, the Pelham Manor and Pelham Police Departments and the Drug Enforcement […]

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Pelham PACT Coalition Launches Their New “Talk About It” Campaign

Filed in News by on September 12, 2012 • views: 173
Pelham PACT Coalition Launches Their New “Talk About It” Campaign

By Debra Geiger, RN  This fall, Pelham PACT Coalition launches their new “Talk About It” campaign in hopes of encouraging parents to talk to their children early, often and together about the dangers of underage drinking and substance abuse. Stemming from a national campaign sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) […]

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