Drug and alcohol abuse is harmful to children and adults alike. United for Prevention in Passaic County is a county-wide coalition that seeks to engage all members of the community who are concerned about these issues. Together we will work toward reducing the access and availability of drugs and alcohol to promote real and effective change in our county. Friday - March 19th, Click here to register. Our Mission as a coalition is to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug abuse among the youth and adults of Passaic County by offering trainings, community education, sharing of resources and encouraging collaboration between communities.
Dating Matters - Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention
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The American Lung Association is committed to helping educate, intervene and prevent the use of tobacco and nicotine by the next generation. This is especially important because close to 95 percent of smokers try their first cigarette before the age of With the Federal Drug Administration's recent announcement about teen vaping reaching epidemic levels, the fight against nicotine and tobacco has become even more vital. The resources below can offer you the tools to not only talk to your kids about the dangers of tobacco but to help them quit if they have already become addicted. There are many reasons that kids pick up tobacco products and start using nicotine, and some of them may surprise you. Find out how to talk to your teens about avoiding smoking, and what to do if they need to quit. Learn more about youth smoking.
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Access to quality reproductive health services, including contraception and sexually transmitted infection services, plays an important role in supporting the health and well-being of adolescents and promoting health equity. Despite the important role adolescent and young adult men play in preventing teen pregnancy, few evidence-based interventions are designed specifically for young men. Communitywide Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives.
Teen dating violence TDV occurs between two people in a close relationship and includes four types of behavior: physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and psychological aggression. TDV can take place in person or electronically, and it affects millions of U. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC , nearly one in nine female teens and one in 13 male teens report experiencing physical dating violence in the last 12 months.