CRANFORD, NJ – #Everyoneknowssomeone was the theme of this year’s Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk in Nomahegan Park.
The walk coordinated and hosted by Prevention Links and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders was held this past Saturday with people coming from all over the county to participate.
The walk began at 10 a.m. and was followed by the Red Ribbon Free Family Fun Day, a celebration that featured games, music, pony rides, and more.
This many organizations all over New Jersey participated in the event.
“We are proud to be here and support this event,” said Helen Quesada, Coordinator for the Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition. “It’s true, almost everyone knows someone, and that is why we all have to work together to educate as many people as possible so we can stop drug abuse from happening in our communities.”
Join us on February 22, 2018 at St. Joseph the Carpenter School, 140 3rd Ave., for “Hidden in Plain Sight,” a program of the Drug Enforcement Administration presented in collaboration with Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition and Prevention links. This event will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
This exhibit and presentation is centered around a teenager’s bedroom that is displayed to allow parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers and other adults an opportunity to explore a teenager’s bedroom to see and identify drug paraphernalia, hiding places and other signs that may indicate alcohol or other drug use by a teen.
TAPinto Roselle is the communities local online news. The site is owned by Publisher Kathy Lloyd who has lived in Roselle for over 24 years and is very involved in the community. Ms. Lloyd owns a her own non profit Roselle 24/7, dedicated to providing outreach and information to the residents of Roselle. She was also chosen as one of Union Counties “Woman of Excellence” in Media.
Ms. Lloyd is Media Sector Representative for REHPC. She is currently working with the parents and the youth coalitions to create marketing movements like…
- Peer-led social marketing campaigns to increase perception of risk related to marijuana.
- Focused media campaigns to increase awareness related to the importance of monitoring and disposal of Rx Drugs as well as increase participation in permanent and mobile collection sites
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The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.