We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
Through our "Preserving the Next Generation" series, we have discussed the importance of addressing the intergenerational cycle of addiction and using the Search Institute 40 Developmental Assets to build protective factors in our youth. Schools also play a huge role in the lives of our youth and can be powerful in the prevention of youth substance use. One of my favorite quotes by Ron Edmonds, 1986 states "A school can create a coherent environment, a climate, more potent that any single influence - teachers, class, family, neighborhood, so potent that for at least six hours a day it can override almost everything else in the lives of children".
Academics remains the forefront in any educational setting, however, as needs of students have grown, so has the ability of schools to address the social-emotional needs of students and families. One of the most successful programs in Pennsylvania that addresses the needs of students is the Student Assistance Program (SAP). Now in its 30th year, SAP helps schools identify students who are experiencing behavior and or academic difficulties that are posing a barrier to their learning and success in school. SAP offers support to those students and their families. The Council has been a proud Commonwealth Approved Trainer in the Student Assistance Program, training over 75 education professionals each year how to assist students and their families. Schools can identify students, through observable behaviors, who may need support in academics, attendance, health or behaviors. This comprehensive program is confidential, supportive and successful. Through SAP, students and families may be linked to school or community-based supports to help the student maintain a healthy and happy future. (continue reading)
Tomorrow is Tree of Hope! Can you join us?
The Council and PRO-ACT will celebrate the 24th annual dedication of the "Tree of Hope," in the Bucks County Courthouse lobby on 55 Court Street in Doylestown, PA at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. The event is free and open to the public, and the Tree of Hope will remain in the Courthouse lobby throughout the holiday season. Click here for more info and to dedicate an ornament.
Overdose Prevention, Education and Naloxone
Learn how to recognize, prevent and respond to an overdose! Learn what to do in case of an overdose and how to administer the life-saving overdose-reversal agent called Naloxone. In addition, learn about the recently enacted 911 Good Samaritan Law.
Planning to Sustain Recovery - every Tuesday 7 - 8:30 pm and every Thursday 10 - 11:30 am at CBRCC, 252 W Swamp Road, Unit 12, Doylestown. Educational support group to help individuals in all stages of recovery plan goals and action steps to sustain recovery. To registeremail or call Jeanne at 215-345-6644.
Recovery Enhancement Classes at PRCC, 1701 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, 19132. 10 week course running Thursdays through Feb. 12 from 5 - 7 pm. Various topics. Call 215-223-7700 to register. Space is limited.
Gateway to Work every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 am at SBRCC, 1286, Veterans Highway, Unit D-6, Bristol; 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 1:00 pm at CBRCC, 252 W Swamp Road, Doylestown. Get help with resume building, barriers to employment and motivation. Contact Rick at 215-345-6644 or email for more information.