Need help? We are here to assist you. Are you a parent in need of information? Want a program for your organization or in your child’s school? Looking for a tobacco cessation group? Need to attend VIP or Alive @ 25? Looking to educate your staff/employees in substance abuse prevention education? Let us work with you to tailor a program to suit your needs. Contact us at 845-765-8301.
THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS WILL NOT BE HELD IN THE MONTH OF JULY:
Victim Impact Panel, Alive at 25, SDCC Meeting
The next Victim Impact Panel Program is on Thursday, August 6th (ENGLISH ONLY)
The next SPANISH Victim Impact Panel Program is on Thursday, September 3rd
Alive at 25 is scheduled for Thursday, August 20 @ 4:45pm in the Fishkill Town Hall, Lower Level, 807 Route 52 and Saturday, August 22 @ 7:45am in the Fishkill Police Station, 801 Route 52.
SAVE THE DATE!!
The Prevention Foundation of the Mid-Hudson Valley Presents the First Annual Masquerade Ball!
Saturday, October 24th 2015, 6pm-11pm at Christos in Poughkeepsie!
For more information, contact Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org
CALLING ALL FRIENDS OF RECOVERY!
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
In Search of Champions
There is a great deal of attention focused on domestic violence and sexual assault – and rightfully so. An issue that is critically related and often not discussed is the relationship between substance use/misuse/abuse and domestic violence. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence published a white paper on this topic. I have included it in its entirety below. Given the rise in opiate use, the high levels of alcohol use/abuse and the recent Federal designation for Dutchess as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking area, the NCADDV article is a timely and valuable read. Public policy is an essential tool for change. New York State is placing great emphasis on the economic growth of the alcohol industry. Lawmakers at all levels would be well served to review the correlations drawn between substances and violence.
Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse – Why it matters?
While substance abuse does not cause domestic violence, there is a statistical correlation between the two issues. Studies of domestic violence frequently indicate high rates of alcohol and other drug use by perpetrators during abuse. Not only do batterers tend to abuse drugs and alcohol, but domestic violence also increases the probability that victims will use alcohol and drug to cope with abuse. The issues of domestic violence and substance abuse can interact with and exacerbate each other and should be treated simultaneously.
Did you know?
Substance Abuse and Batterers
Substance Abuse and Children
Services for Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse
Although there is no causal link between domestic violence and substance abuse, the failure to deal with domestic violence in substance abuse treatment programs or to deal with substance abuse in domestic violence programs interferes with the effectiveness of these programs. Many service providers recognize the correlation between substance abuse and domestic violence, but few domestic violence programs can offer adequate counseling or health services for substance abusers.
There are many reasons for the absence of substance abuse treatment programs within domestic violence services:
In 2004, the Department of Justice found that:
When domestic violence programs were asked why they did not provide substance abuse treatment:
To improve treatment for individuals with both substance abuse and domestic violence problems, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment recommends:
Elaine Trumpetto, M.A.
Parents Supporting Parents: The parent support group is currently undergoing reorganization.
Saturday, June 27: Alive at 25, 7:45am, 801 Route 52, Fishkill NY, Fishkill Police Station
Friday, July 3: CAPE office CLOSED for Independence Day!
Monday, July 20: Masquerade Ball Committee Meeting
Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31: ADAC Recovery Coach Training
Saturday, August 1: Dutchess County Inflatable 5k, Dutchess County Fair Grounds
More information for upcoming events and programs can be found on our website events calendar or by contacting our office at (845) 765-8301 or e-mailing Samantha at email@example.com.