August Tip Of The Month

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July Tip Of The Month

Communities Talk Video

Everyone in the community plays a role in preventing youth substance use. Casco Bay CAN presents this short 1 minute video, “Communities Talk,” with helpful hints on when to talk to youth and what you can say to make a difference.

Advice from a Casco Bay Region Teen

Giving Stressed Kids a Soft Place to Fall

What can parents do to help their children cope with the “almost normal” of life in 2022? See the three tips below and check out the full article from @InformedFamily

Reach out – Guide, don’t overpower – Be a refuge

 

School Resource Officer Appreciation Day

Casco Bay CAN is so grateful for Officer/ RSU 5 School Resource Officer Mike McManus! He is instrumental in keeping our community safe and healthy and has truly made a large impact in his commitment to Casco Bay CAN. We appreciate you, Officer McManus!

 

             

 

 

Talk Early, Talk Often and Keep Talking

Talk Early, Talk Often and 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.