As Executive Director, Ezra is the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. His duties include: Implementing the agency's strategic plan; Planning for program services, staffing, physical resources, and funding;  Monitoring implementation of policies and procedures to assure programs and services are delivered effectively and efficiently;...
As Executive Director, Ezra is the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. His duties include: Implementing the agency's strategic plan; Planning for program services, staffing, physical resources, and funding;  Monitoring implementation of policies and procedures to assure programs and services are delivered effectively and efficiently; and Establishing and maintaining working relationships with community groups, service providers, government offices, and the media. Ezra also continues to develop print and electronic publications for the Council and manage the agency's web sites and social media efforts
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FEB
04
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Thriving Through Adolescence

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What are the most basic skills youth need to succeed - not just to avoid trouble as they grow up, but to really thrive? It turns out an organization called the Search Institute has been quietly doing research on this very subject for decades.Through surveys of millions of children and youth from varied backgrounds all over the world, common buildin...

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JAN
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When it comes to Youth Substance Use, There Is Always a Resource You Can Turn To

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So you are not sure how to prevent drug or alcohol use? Or what to do if you suspect or have discovered substance use? The information and resources you seek are close by. We all know that the teen and young adult years are confusing, complicated and formative. Understanding what's happening socially and developmentally — and how it can intersect w...

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DEC
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There is Recovery after Addiction

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At Wellspring Center for Prevention we aim to serve as a resource to individuals, families, and organizations that have been impacted by substance abuse. Through our phone help line and online self-help tool, our Preventionists can help you or your loved ones find an appropriate addiction recovery program, and gain the necessary knowledge and tools...

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NOV
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Social Media is a Mental Health Issue for Youth

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Social media is in the eye of a national discussion. Congress is holding hearings. The heads of primary social media outlets are in the news daily, for good and for bad. And the word Algorithms has joined the daily vocabulary of many. It is about time. You may not know this, but research has shown that there is an undeniable link between social med...

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SEP
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Just a Reminder - September is Recovery Month

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Every September we acknowledge National Recovery Month. This is a national observance designed to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The 2021 National Recovery Month theme is "Recovery is For Everyone: Every Pers...

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AUG
06
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Some Back to School Tips for Parents

I am sure that as a parent you know that preparation is key when it comes to helping kids prepare to return to school. I thought I'd share with you what other parents have shared with me. And this especially true nowadays. After all, it has been months since your children have experienced what we all refer to as "normalcy". It seems that our kids w...

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JUL
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It’s All About Love and Enabling

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As human beings, we are innately driven to protect our loved ones.Although this intrinsic characteristic typically shields our kin and spouses from life-threatening situations, when substance use is involved, it can sustain and even encourage the illnesses with which our loved ones struggle. Both fueled and blinded by love, we end up protecting the...

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JUN
01
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Welcome to Prom & Graduation Season

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What is it about this time of year that makes rational parents seemingly lose their grip on reality? Think about it.Parents who would never consider putting their 17 year-olds on a plane for Daytona Beach during Spring Break proudly wish them well when they head for an unsupervised weekend at the Jersey shore.Somehow, the dangerous drinking and cas...

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MAY
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Insight into Teens’ Attitudes toward Addictive Substances

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For almost 30 years, several national surveys of teens have been undertaken. The hope always was that ultimate goal is to help parents better understand the experiences, attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors of their adolescent children in relation to nicotine, alcohol, and other drugs. The findings explored in the report clearly demonstrate that p...

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FEB
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When Life Becomes Overwhelming, Take Care of Yourself Too

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When your child is struggling with substance use, your focus is on them and their needs. It is not unusual for you to continually monitor where they are and who they are spending time with. Worry permeates your very being, every day. And in short order, you feel anxious and exhausted. I am telling you this because your own self-care is an important...

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