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Marijuana Forum – October 1st!

La Marijuana No Hace Daño? PIENSA OTRA VEZ.   Marijuana Harmless? Think Again! Miércoles, Octubre 1, 2014  a las 7 p.m.   Presentado en Español English Translation will be provided   Wakefield High School 1325 S. Dinwiddie St. Arlington, VA 22206  ¿Que pueden hacer los padres, los adolescentes y los miembros de la comunidad para […]

HAZE: Drinking to Belong

HAZE: Drinking to Belong

Arlington’s READY Coalition has shown HAZE, a short video for parents and their high school students. HAZE tells the story of an 18 year-old who had just graduated from high school and the preventable tragedy that occurred. Through this video, his family gives parents and others an opportunity to learn more about the role of […]

Soft Signs of Substance Use

Soft Signs of Substance Use

Tips for parents - Spot the Soft Signs of Substance Use Parents, caregivers and adults play an important role in preventing substance use among youth. However, it can be difficult to identify a young person that is using because some signs of substance use – extreme moods, irritability and drowsiness – are often present among youth […]

Effects of Marijuana on Brain, Body and Behavior

Effects of Marijuana on Brain, Body and Behavior

Effects of Marijuana On Brain, Body, and Behavior Courtesy of CADCA. A NIDA presentation by Nora D. Volkow, M.D. Read-only pdf; Password is: nlf2014  

Project Sticker Shock

Project Sticker Shock

On October 19, teams of youth and adults from the City of Alexandria and Arlington County will “shock” purchasers of alcohol by placing bright red warning stickers on multi-packs of beer, wine coolers and other alcohol products in Alexandria and Arlington stores. Sticker Shock is a youth-led initiative designed to educate adults who might be […]

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

5 things to do: Have clear expectations with your teens about drug and alcohol use. Make sure they know you want them to choose not to drink or get high. Share with your teen the rules about underage drinking at home, at school and in our community. Be aware of factors that may increase their […]

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2014-15 Meeting Schedule

CAPE Committee: Tuesday, September 2 at 8:15 am in DHS Conference Room 299 Steering Committee: Thursday, September 11 at 4:00 pm in DHS Conference Room A Clarendon Day: Saturday, September 27 from 11 am – 5 pm – Volunteers Needed, Sign Up Here – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044ca4ae2aa2fb6-clarendon Marijuana Forum (En Espanol): Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 pm at Wakefield HS Auditorium […]

7 Tips for Talking to Teens

7 Tips for Talking to Teens

In February 2012 Sonia Quiñónez from SCAN of Northern Virginia interviewed READY Project Coordinator, Kate McCauley, for SCAN’s Clear Channel Parenting Today radio show. Parenting Today radio program February 2012 Talking to teens sometimes feels as if you need a special language, or a special touch. Here are some tips that might help conversations go […]

October Meeting - Guest Speaker & Topic Announced

October Meeting – Guest Speaker & Topic Announced

October Meeting Topic: Prescription & Over the Counter Drug Abuse among Arlington Teens Guest Speaker: Jim Perry Jr., Pharmaceutical Investigations Unit – DEA Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2015 Time: 7:00pm Location: Shirlington Library – Campbell Room                     4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206 Join Arlington’s READY […]