Student Intervention & Reintegration Program

The SIRP program is provided free by Casco Bay CAN. The next class is September 28th and September 29th, please contact cascobaycansirp@gmail.com for additional information to to register!

National Grandparents Day- 9/18

National Grandparents Day is coming up this Sunday! Grandparents can take an active role in preventing risky behavior and can help effectively communicate with their grandchildren. Check out the full Power of Grandparents Guide here: http://www.cascobaycan.org/cbcwp/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/partnership_grandparents_guide_2014.pdf

Talk Early, Talk Often and Keep Talking

TALK EARLY, TALK OFTEN…KEEP TALKING!
Parents are the #1 influence in a child’s life. It’s not too early to talk with your child to prevent youth substance use.
When to Talk:
– In a car, you have a captive audience to provide short bits of information.
– When watching TV, address any illegal drug or alcohol use shown.
– During mealtimes, take time to speak with your child – research shows that children who have dinner with their families are less likely to drink alcohol or use illegal drugs.
 
What to Say:
– Preschool: “Vitamins are to keep us healthy, but only take what I give you.”
– Elementary School: “You should only take medicines that your doctor chooses for you – it’s dangerous to take someone else’s medicine and it could make you sick.”
– Middle School: “Alcohol and drugs can damage your brain and may stop you from being your best in school and in sports.

Yarmouth Police Praise Kids Who Do Good

Thank you to our local community members, police departments and businesses that support our Positive Ticket Program! To learn more or to support our program, check out the Portland Press Herald article below!

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/07/16/thats-the-ticket-yarmouth-police-praise-kids-who-do-good/

 

 

Positive Tickets in Yarmouth

Thank you to the Yarmouth, Maine Police Department for helping to support our positive ticket program! Tickets are the result of a collaboration with our local police departments and the Cumberland Foodstop. Shown below: Chief Dan Gallant, Officer Shawn Miles and Yarmouth youth!

This July 4th, Celebrate America Safely

Happy 4th of July! We hope you all have a safe and fun holiday!

How to Safely Party with a Plan:

https://www.nhtsa.gov/drunk-driving/july-4th-celebrate-americasafe-and-sober