As we are well into the school year, we would like to take this moment to recognized our TEACHERS! As some of the most trusted adults of our youth and their parents outside of the home, teachers have plenty of influence over our youth! Whether aware or unaware, there is plenty teachers can do to utilize this influence in order to encourage youth to live a healthy lifestyle abstaining from alcohol, vaping, and other drug use (including prescription drug misuse)! To our teachers… thank you for all you do and for the thankless job that you have. You have a hand in molding the youth and spend a significant amount of time ensuring they have the tools they need for their success! For that, we want to continue to support you by providing additional resources! For more info about how you can help prevent youth substance use, check out SAMHSA’s #TalkTheyHearYou campaign. You can also text “TALK” to 85775 or visit www.ccapsa.org!
To other adults within our communities outside of the school building…remember, guidance and teaching doesn’t stop at the classroom door. As a community member, you have the ability to guide youth outside school walls by helping them understand the consequences of underage drinking, vaping, and other drug use, and we encourage you to do so! Check out these resources as tools to leverage your positive influence!
If your child or a child you know is unable to stop vaping, please contact the child’s health care provider, school counselor, or other trusted professional to discuss ways to help them quit. You can also check out some of these resources below: