Noreen Kyle

Spring is in the Air

Hooray, the days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming and spring is in the air.  It is a very exciting time for families as they get ready to head outdoors for some of their most loved activities. Now is a great time to discuss family expectations regarding alcohol.

Do you know that Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States?  17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence along with several million more who engage in risky, binge drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems.  https://www.ncadd.org/about-addiction/alcohol/facts-about-alcohol

Start the conversation as April is Alcohol Awareness Month 

alcohol awareness month- 2014 poster
teen-drinking-stats

Source: http://www.centurycouncil.org/state-facts/new-york.

Here are a few NCADD(National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) Recommendations for Parents

**Teach your child that abstinence from alcohol is an acceptable lifelong decision and that they have a right to stand up for a safe academic environment.

**Teach your child that drinking can be risky and to intervene when they see that their classmates are in trouble.

**If you drink, be sure to set an ongoing healthy example regarding adult alcohol use and never brag about your alcohol or other drugs during your own college years.

**When your children go to college, set clear and realistic expectations regarding academic performance, and continue to be as interested and involved in their lives as you were when they were in high school.


Responsibility is "...seldom easy, but always worth the effort." Wise words from our new Talk Early blogger @piwtpitt:
Source:#TalkEarly on Pinterest

Teens and Alcohol: A Bad Mix Developed in partnership with NIAAA, this video highlights research on underage drinking and includes steps that communities can take to tackle this problem.


Some Helpful Internet Links:
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD): http://www.ncadd.org
Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility http://responsibility.org/start-a-conversation/responsibility-kids/talk-early/
Underage Drinking: Talk Early – Talk Often http://underagedrinking.samhsa.gov
Drug Free Action Alliance https://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/know
Partnership for Drug Free Kids http://www.drugfree.org/?s=alcohol
Thank you for helping to make a difference in our community!

Update on Issue 3

As you may be aware on November 3, 2015, voters in Ohio will decide whether to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use. The Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative is an Ohio initiated constitutional amendment on the ballot.

 

This is a very important decision that can have far reaching impact. Please take the time to understand Issue 3 before you cast your vote.

 

 

Yours in Prevention,

 

Noreen Kyle

 

 

Get The Facts on Issue 3

 

 

Know The Facts About Issue 3William M. Denihan, CEO of the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, is scheduled to appear on WKYC Channel 3 TV news tonight at 7:00 p.m.

 

Mr. Denihan will discuss reasons to oppose Issue 3 — recreational and medical marijuana legalization in Ohio. Ian James, Executive Director of Responsible Ohio, is also scheduled to appear.

 

To Download the Issue 3 Factbook,

 

Suicide and Depression Awareness for Students

Introduction

Depression and suicidal thoughts are two of the most frightening things a person can face in their lifetime. Unfortunately, acting on those suicidal thoughts is a far too common scenario for many across the world, including students. In fact, suicide is the second-leading cause of death for those between the ages of 15 and 24.

This guide is dedicated to helping those who are suffering or have suffered from depression, suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts. It is also designed for concerned friends and family members who might be worried that someone they love will experience death by suicide. Finally, it is meant for students, so that they might spot the warning signs of suicide in others – or in themselves – and find the proper resources.

If a suicide attempt seems immediate, call 911. If the threat is urgent, you can also call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK, 1-800-SUICIDE, your local crisis center, dial 911, or take the person to an emergency room. Remove guns, drugs, knives, and other potentially lethal objects from the vicinity but do not, under any circumstances, leave a suicidal person alone. In search of possible means for attempting suicide, don’t forget cars, glove compartments, trunks, and other places within the car as a possible location for weapons.

Seasons Greetings and Happy Holiday Tips

Thank you for continuing to promote and support the Westshore Young Leaders Network.  We stand proud with each of you as we know all community members make the difference.

Promoting a stress free holiday season requires just a few healthy reminders. Check out a few tips from Drug Free Action Alliance:
https://www.drugfreeactionalliance.org/files/know-teach-december1.pdf

New Year’s Eve Events for Families

If you are looking for Family-friendly New Year’s Eve events for kids and families across Northeast Ohio this list is for you! There are many fun options taking place where you can celebrate New Year’s Eve with Kids.
http://northeastohiofamilyfun.com/new-years-eve-events-for-kids/

Are you promoting Zero Tolerance or Responsible Drinking? Sending a Clear Parental Message is Crucial during the holiday party season. Here are a few tips from Lisa Frederiksen at Breaking the Cycles.com

http://www.breakingthecycles.com/blog/2012/12/17/underage-drinking-when-adults-send-mixed-messages/

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and joyous holiday season!

Yours in Prevention
Noreen Kyle

Westshore Young Leaders

School Prevention Specialist

Gathering Around the Family Table

Dinner Makes a Difference—On September 28 and Always

 

The More Often Teens Eat Meals with their Families,

The Less Likely They Are To Smoke, Drink or Use Drugs. *

 

The Westshore  Young Leaders  support National Family Day and its campaign to Be Involved. Stay Involved.

Join National Family Day

Take the Family Day STAR Pledge.

SSpend time with your teen

TTalk to them about their friends, interests and the dangers of nicotine, alcohol, and other drugs

AAnswer their questions and listen to what they say

RRecognize that I have the power to help keep my kids substance free!

 

As always we encourage your questions and feedback as to how we can better serve the community.

1 By the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. The Center Launched the Family day event in 2001

Adult Community Perception Survey

Take part in an

Adult Community Perception Survey

& register to win a $250 Visa Card.

 

go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYLN-CPS

 

* Must be 18 years old to participate

 

Researchers from Cleveland State University will be conducting this

survey and are working with the Westshore Young Leaders Network (WYLN)

to evaluate local substance abuse prevention efforts.

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015

 

If you would like more information about WYLN, please call Noreen Kyle at (440)250-9916

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH MADNESS BOWLING PARTY

 

WHAT: 2015 NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BOWLING PARTY

WHEN:    FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015

TIME:  6:30PM—9:30PM

WHERE: BAY LANES, 27229 WOLF RD. BAY VILLAGE

COST: $10.00(Pay at the door)

BRING CLEAN TENNIS SHOES FOR BOWLING

ACTIVITIES:  FOOD AND BEVERAGES PROVIDED

BOWL A FEW GAMES WITH YOUR FRIENDS

WATCH NCAA GAMES for CONTESTS

RSVP:noreen@westshoreyoungleaders.org

Westshore Young Leaders Network- Liability for Lock In

PRINT STUDENT’S NAME                                                               SCHOOL
WESTSHORE YOUNG LEADERS NETWORK

MEDICAL, LIABILITY AND INSURANCE FORM

 

High School Lock-In

Friday, March 6, 2015

Westlake Recreation Center

28955 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake, OH 44145

I understand that the the lock-in at the Westlake Recreation Center will be on Friday, March 6, 2015 and will start at 8:45p.m. and end at 3:00a.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015.   I will be unable to leave the premises unless there is a medical or other family emergency.

 

In the event that I experience a minor medical condition, such as headache, stomach ache, or other complaints that would require medical attention, the parents will be contacted for disposition.

 

I hereby release and hold harmless Westshore Council of Governments/Westshore Enforcement Bureau – Westshore Young Leaders Network and the City of Westlake from any and all liability from any losses, claims, expenses, actions, causes of action, cost damages and obligations (financially or otherwise) arising from any and all acts and unforeseen contingencies that result in injury or damage to property while participating in this event.  I further understand that Westshore Council of Governments/Westshore Enforcement Bureau – Westshore Young Leaders Network and the City of Westlake will not be held responsible for my negligence including, but not limited to, horseplay, frolicking and/or noncompliance.

 

Check here if you DO NOT wish to be photographed (you still need to sign below)
I explicitly grant the Westshore Enforcement Bureau, the absolute right and permission to use photographs and video in which I am included during Westshore Young Leader events for educational, promotional and/or publication purposes.

 

I grant, without any restriction, permission to the Westshore Enforcement Bureau to decide the format of publication, and waive my right to approve any finished product.  I understand that I do not own copyright of the photograph(s) or video.

 

I certify that I am a minor and that my parent/guardian has authorized the execution of this agreement.

 

In the event of an emergency, the following person will be contacted to provide transportation for medical or other assistance:
S     M     L     XL     XXL
Signature of Student Name of Student (Printed) T-shirt size (Circle one)
Student’s email address Student’s cell number Parent’s email address
Signature of Parent/Guardian Name of Parent( Printed) Date
Parent Home Phone Number Parent Cell Phone Number Student birth date(if over 18 years)
Home Address:

  IMPORTANT: PLEASE COMPLETE AND SIGN REVERSE SIDE

INSURANCE INFORMATION
(Only to be used should an emergency arise)
 

HEALTH INSURANCE CO.

 

Member number

 

Group Ins. Number

 

Date of last Tetanus

 

Current Prescriptions and OTC Medications:

 

Special dietary needs and food allergies:

 

Parent Information for High School Lock In

TO:  PARENTS

RE:  WESTSHORE YOUNG LEADERS, 4th ANNUAL LOCK-IN

WHEN:  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015

TIME:  8:45 PM – 3:00 AM

WHERE:  WESTLAKE RECREATION CENTER

28955 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake, OH  44145

PHONE: (440) 808-5700 (will be on during this event)

COST:  $10.00

IMPORTANT:  RETAIN THIS PAGE FOR YOUR RECORDS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

IMPORTANT NOTES TO PARENTS AND TEENS:

  • Forms and money must be returned to school by February 27, 2015
  • Entrance: The entrance to the Lock In will be through the Community Room which is to the right of the main entrance. Please note that teens are to arrive between 8:45-9:00 p.m.
  • If your teen needs to arrive later due to a previous commitment, please advise us so that we can expect them for a pre-authorized late admission.
  • Parents of teens who are registered to attend this event and do not arrive will be notified by phone. There will be absolutely NO ADMITTANCE without pre-registration!
  • Teens will be leaving the Lock In though the Community Room doors at 3:00 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015.
  • Teens will be unable to leave the premises unless there is an emergency. Parents may contact the Westlake Recreation Center staff by calling the main phone line listed above.   Noreen Kyle, School Prevention Specialist may be reached by cell phone at 440- 336-2371 or Jeff Capretto, S.A.I.C. 440-336-2535.  

ACTIVITIES:  SWIMMING, BASKETBALL, CORN HOLE, VOLLEYBALL, MOVIE, MUSIC, BOARD GAMES, FOOD

Thank you for supporting your teen’s participation in the Westshore Young Leaders Network Lock In.  The Westshore Enforcement Bureau (WEB) staff appreciates your confidence in us by placing your child in our care for this event.  We look forward to your son or daughter’s continued involvement in Young Leader’s events and activities.

It is WEB’s mission to provide opportunities for the teens in Westshore communities to choose alcohol and drug free activities and to develop their unique potential for leadership through participation in the Westshore Young Leaders Network.

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