Parent Resources

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

Friday Night Live is a youth development and substance abuse prevention program that works to empower young people by allowing them to have a voice in combating issues that are important to them and their respective communities. The program provides support and opportunities for young people to develop meaningful skills while addressing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence issues within the school and community.

The FNL programs are youth-led, youth-driven programs designed for Ventura County high school, middle school, and elementary school aged youth. The collective effect of youth-serving organizations combines leadership with innovative delivery of alcohol and other drug prevention and education.

Learn more: www.vcoe.org/fnl

 

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BREAKTHROUGH STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The BreakThrough Program helps breakthroughstudents and their families to navigate the school system safely and successfully. BreakThrough welcomes middle or high school students and families in the Conejo Valley Unified School District take advantage of unique systems of care to maximize health and minimize harms.
Students may come voluntarily or they may be referred by concerned administrators, staff, parents, or friends due to:

  • Individual or family stress
  • School challenges
  • Family changes
  • Attendance
  • Substance abuse concerns
  • Safety concerns

Learn more: BreakThrough Student Assistance Program Key Findings and Accomplishments

“One key accomplishment was having an active multi-agency collaboration to focus on student well-being. It’s having a focus on prevention and not disease. Everyone is looking through the lens of keeping kids in school.” — Project BreakThrough Leader

STRAIGHT UP

Straight Up creates and presents youth-involved straight up logoenvironmental change strategies to address substance use problems and promote health and community wellness. They promote social change regarding underage and binge drinking, impaired driving, marijuana, prescription drug misuse and other concerns, using improvisation and interactive techniques to engage discussion, explore issues, and develop personal and community solutions to these issues. Activities include:

  • A range of options for interactive classroom workshops
  • Youth leadership development and spokesperson training
  • Reality Parties for Parents
  • Community assessments – Identifying problems & potential solutions
  • Guidance and support for prevention projects
  • Training in Reality Improv and social change theatre techniques
  • Video production – Webcasts & public service announcements

Learn More: straightupvc.org


SAVING LIVES CAMARILLO COALITION

The Saving Lives Camarillo Coalition advances saving lives camarillocommunity-level prevention of prescription drug abuse. The Coalition focuses on educating seniors, students and parents about the accidental misuse of prescriptions, potential theft of medications, and unintentional dependency issues.

Saving Lives Camarillo is working with community stakeholders to determine the potential for expanding Prescription Drug Take Back locations, increasing the availability of home prescription drug lockboxes, and expanding public signage regarding take back locations and appropriate disposal methods.

Learn More: savinglivescamarillo.net



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