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Drug Take-Back Day Sept 26

Drug Take-Back Day Sept 26

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, September 26, 2015 10:00 am – 2:00 pm The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is coordinating its efforts with local law enforcement throughout Virginia for this sixth annual event. It is important for prescription drugs to be disposed of properly to help reduce the risk of prescription drug diversion and […]

READY Coalition Presents -3-11-15

READY Coalition Presents -3-11-15

What to Expect When You’re Expecting A Teenager  March 11 being held at Kenmore Middle School Arlington’s READY Coalition invites you to “What to Expect When You’re Expecting A Teenager”, on Wednesday, March 11, from 7-8:30pm in the Black Box Theater. This is a great workshop to help parents 1) understand the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development […]

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2014-15 Meeting Schedule

2015 Meetings and Events March 12, 2015 3:45 pm at DHS 2100 Washington Blvd. Conference room A, LL. 2014 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 […]

Back to School Tips for Parents

Back to School Tips for Parents

The school year is underway and with it new opportunities for teens! To ensure a successful school year for teens, check out these 10 Tips from Parent Further! 1. Your high-school student should be thinking about his/her future. Will I go to college? Should I try to find a job? What should I do? Listen […]

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 […]

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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 […]

R U Ready

R U Ready

It’s time to change our thinking about teenage drinking and drug use! R U Ready? Talk to the kids you know. They need to hear from you. For more information about how to talk to your teen, see Tips and What’s the Big Deal? You’ll find great ideas: 7 Tips for Talking to Teens Talking about College […]