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  • Alcohol Awareness Month Message Being Heeded By Newtown Youth Year-Round

    While some of the statistical improvements are incremental, Newtown Prevention Council Co-Chair Judy Blanchard took the opportunity during National Alcohol Awareness Month to review specific results from the latest local survey of youth related to alcohol consumption, availability, and prevailing attitudes toward drinking.

  • Prevention Council Event On School Climate Postponed

    Kim Killoy, grant coordinator for the Newtown Prevention Council, has notified The Newtown Bee that she is postponing the Council's Parent Speaker Series event featuring school climate and bullying prevention expert Jo Ann Freiberg.

    That talk was set for this Wednesday, March 19, at Newtown Middle School.

  • Prevention Council Hosting School Climate, Kindness Expert Jo Ann Freiberg

    UPDATE (Monday, March 17, 2014): This event has been postponed to the fall. Read more here.

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  • East Windsor Teen’s Death Prompts Local Warning About Laced Heroin

    The overdose death of a 14-year-old East Windsor High School student that police strongly suspect was caused by fentanyl-laced heroin has prompted Newtown Prevention Council (NPC) leaders to reiterate a warning that has been issued by law enforcement and public health officials since the potentially deadly mixture started claiming an increasing number of lives last year.

  • Prevention Council Sees Role In Recovery Efforts

    First Selectman Pat Llodra and Newtown Prevention Council Co-Chair Judy Blanchard outlined a possible new role for the council to play in town during its meeting on Thursday, January 16.

    The meeting was moved to Newtown High School’s library from C.H. Booth Library, which is still closed for remediation work after a January 4 flood caused by broken sprinkler pipes.

  • ABC’s Dr David Katz Will Talk 'Feet, Forks & Families' At Prevention Council Event

    Even if he wasn’t a familiar face from his many health and medical reports on ABC News and Good Morning America, with five children, Dr David Katz told The Newtown Bee during a recent interview, he has plenty of practical “hands-on” advice to share with fellow parents.

  • Giving Tree Helps Those In Need, Promotes Character

    This story has been updated to reflect totals as of Monday, December 16.

    A Giving Tree stands in the Edmond Town Hall lobby this year. Promoting the tree that is intended to benefit community members in need, the Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers and the Newtown Prevention Council staff promoted the tree earlier this week. The council is the inaugural Giving Tree sponsor.

  • Dr Anthony Wolf Hopes To Guide Parents Through Tough Teen Challenges

    Many parents of teens and adolescents begin struggling with the challenge of teaching their children as much as possible as they begin their acceleration toward adulthood and eventual independence. But popular author Anthony Wolf PhD believes despite the constant urge to find “teachable moments” at every turn during a child’s teen years, that parents should fight the urge and instead become good, quiet listeners.

  • Newtown Prevention Council Hears Substance Abuse Survey Results

    Newtown Prevention Council (NPC) heard a summary last month of the 2013 Youth Survey Report by Archie Swindell of Quantitative Services. The news received during the September 19 was mixed. The survey found that local youth are smoking less… tobacco, that is. Marijuana is another thing.

  • NPC’s Judy Blanchard, Booth Library Partnering In Prevention

    From left, Kim Weber, Booth Library young adult librarian, Kim Killoy, Drug Free Communities grant coordinator, and Judy Blanchard, district health coordinator and co-chair of the Newtown Prevention Council, meet at The Parent Corner on the third floor of the CH Booth Library to plan the group’s upcoming Parent Speaker series.