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PACT’s Virginia Hartmere on Talking About Alcohol With Your Teen

Filed in News by on September 25, 2013 • views: 276
PACT’s Virginia Hartmere on Talking About Alcohol With Your Teen

By Virginia Hartmere PACT Coalition DirectorAlcohol is the primary drug of choice for Pelham’s youth.  While teens are still developing judgment and coping skills, they frequently make risky and dangerous decisions under the influence of alcohol.  Many severe consequences can result including injury and death from accidents; unintended, unwanted and unprotected sexual activity; academic problems; […]

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Five PMHS Students Selected as 2013 PACT Interns To Promote Drug and Alcohol Free Programs and Build New Web Site

Filed in Internships, News by on July 26, 2013 • views: 355
Five PMHS Students Selected as 2013 PACT Interns To Promote Drug and Alcohol Free Programs and Build New Web Site

Five students were recently selected by PACT for a one-year internship program, now in its second year. The interns, pictured above, include Jack Roche, Ilaria Lampson, Isabella Joseph, Sara Kenney and Joe Viola. Their mission this summer is to find ways to promote drug and alcohol-free opportunities for students in the Pelham community. They will […]

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PACT Delivers End of Year Report Focusing on Youth Programs

Filed in News by on July 17, 2013 • views: 338
PACT Delivers End of Year Report Focusing on Youth Programs

By Anneliese Turck PACT’s Youth Engagement Committee, chaired by Jeanmarie Ward and Heidi Carey, focused on implementing initiatives that provided youth with positive messages (LiveChat 2013), activities (Middle and High School Youth events) and role models (internship program) this year. LiveChat 2013 LiveChat 2013, a biennial Youth Leadership Summit offered in collaboration with Pelham Memorial […]

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2013 Prevention Needs Assesssment Survey: Majority of Pelham Students Not Using Alcohol and Marijuana

Filed in News by on June 26, 2013 • views: 240
2013 Prevention Needs Assesssment Survey: Majority of Pelham Students Not Using Alcohol and Marijuana

However, Survey Also Shows Significant Increase in Use of Marijuana Among 12th Graders The biennial Prevention Needs Assessment Survey administered to students in the 8th, 10th and 12th grades this past February by the PACT Coalition and the Pelham School District showed that alcohol (including beer, wine and hard liquor) and marijuana are the drugs […]

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Results of National Drug Take-Back Day in Pelham

Filed in News by on May 13, 2013 • views: 251
Results of National Drug Take-Back Day in Pelham

371 tons. That’s how much expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs were collected from members of the public at more than 5,829 locations manned by 4,312 state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies that partnered with the DEA during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 27 (118 pounds were collected in Pelham and Pelham Manor). […]

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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: 321
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: 230
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: 254
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: 312
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: 248
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: 260
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: 295
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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