By Melisa Damcevska, Preventionist I
The end of summer, the drop of the temperatures, and the start of a new school year also means schools are hosting annual Back-to-School Nights.
These are annual events where parents and guardians are given an opportunity to experience the daily steps their children take while at school.
Wellspring Center for Prevention hosted a table at Piscataway High School’s Back-to-School Night earlier this month. The staff came armed with information about substance use prevention and mental health promotion. Parents were able to collect valuable information and community resources right at the school.
For many parents and youth, high school is a time of transition, growth and self-discovery, as well as a time where the susceptibility to substance use may skyrocket as youth begin to figure out who they are. Having these tools and information is critical to keeping students and parents informed and ultimately, healthy.
At the Back-to-School night, parents...Read more