2017-18 Workshops

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 7:00 PM
Casa Mia Manor House, Blauvelt
The Perfect Storm 
Presented and sponsored by numerous Rockland County organizations, including Pearl River School District.
This is a presentation on the current prescription drug and heroin epidemic in our community and includes vital information that every parent should know.  The presentation is open to parents and students 7th grade and older.  The Perfect Storm 

- Tuesday, October 17, 2017 7:00 PM
Dangers in Disguise - Know the Signs of Teenage Substance Abuse
Presented by  Rockland Council on Alcoholism & Other Drug Dependence Inc. (RCADD) and Norma Canals, LMSW - School Social Worker, Pearl River School District
As caring adults we might have teens in our life that we care about and want to protect  from all types of dangers.  Would you know the signs or clues to look for that might indicate your teen is using or abusing alcohol or other drugs?
Take a look at this teen’s room. It appears to look like an ordinary room right? · Posters on the wall · Sports duffle bag on the floor · A throw rug · Different types of containers and bottles · Books on a rack · Chair in the corner · Some items on top of the bed.  In reality it’s not an ordinary teen bedroom. There are signs of trouble disguised right before your eyes!  Trained professionals will recreate a teen’s bedroom.  Parents, guardians, grandparents, caretakers and other caring adults will learn how to identify signs and symbols in a teen’s room that might indicate they are in trouble with alcohol, and/or drugs and other risky behaviors. 

2016 - 2017 Workshops

Thursday, December 15, 2016  7:00 PM
A Parent's Guide to the Dangers of Vaping
Presented by Jennifer Ocasio, BS, CPP, Coordinator, Mid Hudson Prevention Resource Center, and Normal Canals, LMSW, PRSD School Social Worker
Come and listen as we define vaping and discuss: the different vaping products available; how vaping is different than smoking; what substances are being used in vaporizers; how vaporizers are being marketed; and the concerns surrounding vaping.  Participants will also have the opportunity to view and handle some of the vaping products available at local retail stores. 
Vaping Presentation

Tuesday, November 9, 2016  7:00 PM
What You Don't Know About Your Child's Social Networking
Presented by Det. Joseph Sullivan, Orangetown Police Dept. and Officer Brandon Myers, PRSD School Liasion Officer
Back by Popular Demand!  Come and learn the facts, dangers, and precautions regarding some of the popular websites/apps that your child may be using such as Snapchat, Instagram, ooVoo, Ask FM, and more. 

2015-16 Workshops

Tuesday, April 12, 2016  7:00 PM
What You Need to Know About Campus Safety When Looking for a College
Presented by Michael Murphy, President of Ironmen Consulting Company, Assistant Director of Security at Rockefeller University, and former NYPD Lieutenant
This presentation is a guide on what you should be asking, and what information is available to you, in regards to student safety on a college campus.  After attending this Campus/University Safety Program (CUSP), parents and perspective students will gain a better understanding of safety and security concerns that are effecting our campuses today.  

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren - Substance Abuse Prevention
Presented by Chris Herren, former NBS basketball player and professional motivational speaker
In this presentation highlighting Chris’s basketball career and journey to sobriety, Chris will touch on such topics as drunk driving, gateway drugs, peer pressure, bullying and cutting. He draws on his own history to convey the message that it is never too late to follow your dreams and overcome setbacks.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Anxiety & Depression - How it Effects Teenagers
Presented by Dr. Randi Newman, Psy.D and Norma Canals, LMSW, School Social Worker, Pearl River School District
This presentation is a guide on what to do if your child is sad or anxious.  We will review how to talk to your teenager
about their emotional well-being and when to know your child needs professional help.