15 Minute Child Break

15min-logoThis is a FREE, interactive, one hour presentation for parents, grandparents and caregivers who are concerned about children (of any age) and substance abuse.  A trained representative from Prevention Connections will come to your school to deliver an informative, engaging, and educational presentation.

Parents will be empowered and supported with the assurance that, even in today’s society, they are still the strongest influence in their children’s lives.

Topics Covered: 
• Talking to Your Kids about Drugs and Alcohol
• Influence of Media and Pop Culture
• Effects of Specific Drugs
• Keeping Your Kids Drug-Free
• Strengthening Parenting Skills
• Utilizing Teachable Moments

Interested in bringing the 15 Minute Child Break to your school?

Contact: Mary Jo Harris, MSW, Community Coalitions Coordinator
908-223-1985 – mharris@fgcwc.org


LifeSkills Training

LifeSkills - imageThis middle school program is a comprehensive, dynamic, and developmentally designed to promote positive youth development. In addition to helping kids resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, the  program also effectively supports the reduction of  violence and other high-risk behaviors. Incoming sixth grade students will receive an annual education series that will conclude upon their eighth grade graduation.

Are you interested in implementing this in your school?

Contact:  Diane Bonelli, B.A., Prevention Connections Director
dbonelli@fgcwc.org  908-223-1985 Ext. 303


Above the Influence

abovetheinfluence-redEvery teen’s life is filled with pressure, some of it good, some of it bad. The goal of this organization is to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences. The more aware kids are of the influences around them, the better prepared they will be to face them, including the pressure to use drugs and alcohol. “Above the Influence” isn’t telling kids how to live their life, but giving them another perspective and the latest facts.

Interested in having an Above the Influence Campaign at your school?
Contact: Liz Montalvo , LAC, Prevention Connections Program Facilitator

908-223-1985 Ext. 306 – emontalvo@fgcwc.org


SADD – Students Against Destructive Decisions

sadd_logoOriginally, the mission of the SADD chapter was to help young people say “No” to drinking and driving. Today, the mission has expanded. Students have told us that positive peer pressure, role modeling and environmental strategies can prevent other destructive decisions and set a healthier, safer course for their lives. And that is why SADD has become a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide. Learn More

Interested in having a SADD Chapter at your school?
Contact: Liz Montalvo, LAC, Prevention Connections Program Facilitator

908-223-1985 Ext. 306 – emontalvo@fgcwc.org


Teaching Guide

Drugs and the Body – It Isn’t Pretty

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Front: Powerful imagery shows teens and young adults how drugs of abuse damage major organs.

Back: Four critical-thinking activity worksheets and lesson plans on drugs of abuse: a basic neuroscience lesson on how the brain governs the body; an in-depth look at how different drugs damage various vital organs; an activity using a diagram to explore how abusing drugs can damage relationships; and an exercise on how to read a statistical graph on emergency room visits to show the impact of drugs on society.

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