- Thursday, October 17, 2013
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.
- Monday, October 14, 2013
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.
- Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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.
- Friday, September 13, 2013
School District and local Prevention Council representatives have teamed up to warn parents about a high-powered type of Ecstasy that has contributed to the deaths of four individuals in New York, Boston, and in Washington, D.C., since the beginning of September.
- Thursday, May 2, 2013
During the month of May, the Newtown Prevention Council in collaboration with the Newtown Police Department, and municipal government is set to promote Newtown’s Character Tree.
The Character Tree reflects Newtown’s core character attributes: caring, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, citizenship, and perseverance.