December 10, 2019

Starting at 7 pm | East Fishkill Town Hall

Protecting Our Youth

Join us as we discuss local PREVENTION efforts and address concerns about rising numbers of youth incidents involving substance use and mental health disorders…

Located at East Fishkill Town Hall: 330 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

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This special forum was created by CAPE in partnership with the EFPD, after receiving the Communities Talk grant from SAMHSA. Local law enforcement shared with us their concerns about an increase in the number of youth incidents they have seen that are related to substance use and mental health disorders. As a result, we decided to use the forum to explore this topic and talk about resources that are available to youth and their families. Our panel of professionals and community members will speak about why prevention is so important and how we can best support our local youth. The panel will be followed by a Q&A session with the speakers and a free Narcan training.

Narcan training is free but rsvp is required to participate



Do you have unused medications in your home?

Bring them with you! Help prevent med abuse in your home

A medication take back box will be provided at the forum by EFPD



Alara Bedka
Marketing & Technology Coordinator for CAPE / Coordinator for Southern Dutchess Community Coalition (SDCC)



Matthew Orsino
Chief of Police for East Fishkill Police Department
Crissy Groenewegen
Community Prevention Educator for CAPE
James Hughes
Adolescent Program Coordinator for the Lexington Center for Recovery
Jean-Marie Niebuhr
Prevention & Harm Reduction Coordinator for the Dutchess County DBCH 
Mollie Orlowski
Prevention Education Counselor for CAPE at John Jay HS 
Renee Tancin
Board Member & Mental Health Advocate for NAMI Mid-Hudson
Marge Horton
East Fishkill Legislator / Member of the SDCC



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