Need help? Are you a parent in need of guidance? Want a program in your child’s school? Looking for a tobacco recovery support group? Need to attend a Victim Impact Panel class? Looking to educate staff in safe alcohol sales? Contact us at (845) 765-8301.
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Heroin in Hudson Wisconsin looks a lot like Heroin in the Hudson Valley.
A recent article in the New York Times (Read the full article here) provides the backdrop for a strikingly similar comparison between the surge of heroin use and overdose in Hudson, Wisconsin and the Mid Hudson Valley. The face of this epidemic is painful to look at particularly through the eyes of the families who have suffered such tremendous loss. Communities nationwide are struggling with this problem- often alone- because of the shame and guilt that remains associated with substance abuse. There is no place for shame and guilt when towns and communities are losing mothers, fathers, children, friends and neighbors. There is no one sector in any community that can successfully address this issue. It will take every sector: youth, parents, schools, churches, civic organizations, law enforcement, government, mental health organizations, substance abuse organizations, youth serving organizations, government (at all levels), businesses and healthcare, to confront this issue in a caring, compassionate, competent, collaborative and strategic way. It will mean working together to dispel the stereotypes that present a barrier to helping those individuals and families who are suffering through this nightmare. It will require the resources to prevent, treat and recover from substance use disorder; clearly a monumental task but achievable together. Contact CAPE and find out how you can become part of this change in your town, village or city. CAPE in partnership with Dutchess County is committed to making this happen but the solution resides in each community-in the passion and purpose that lives within each of us for a better life-a healthier life…especially for our children.
Elaine Trumpetto, M.A.
Thursday, March 6, 2014: Victim Impact Panel. Registration begins at 6:30pm. For more information, contact Mills at (845) 765-8301 x104.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014: Community Parent Forum at John Jay High School, 7:00pm.
Thursday, March 20-March 21, 2014: SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: SAPST (Pre-Registration required). Contact Shannon (845) 765-8301 x100. Click here for the program flyer
Monday, March 24, 2014: Prevention & Policy as Partners: Reducing Substance Abuse in the Mid-Hudson Valley. More information
Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Teen Driving at Arlington High School (last name A-L ONLY). Registration begins at 6:15pm. For more information, contact Adriane at (845) 765-8301 x110.
Friday, April 4, 2014: Luncheon with Miss New York
Friday, April 11, 2014: CAPE Annual Meeting
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 Shannon at SLecomte@capedc.org.
Attention Parents: Click here to download the Teen Driving Contract
Marijuana use among teens increases. Health and safety issues affect individuals, families and communities. Should New York really consider legalization of medical marijuana? You decide! Read here!