Prevention Update 3/16/2017

So hopefully you all survived the viciousness that was "Snow-mageddon". Our office was closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Normally we would have been in South Kortright and Margaretville, but instead, we were all stuck shoveling at home. One thing we are doing to get ourselves out there is start VideoCasts, so for today's blog entry, I give you our first one featuring Amanda Martin Decker. 

 

March 6, 2017- Happy March to you all!

We are excited with what is happening!! 

We are excited with what is happening!! 

Happy Monday, and more importantly, happy March! I can't even believe how fast this year is going! As the calendar is racing toward Spring, our Prevention Specialists are filling up their schedules. Gabby started in Roxbury this past Friday working with K, 1, 2, and 5th grade. This coming week she will be adding 7th grade.

As a matter of fact, today Amanda and Gabby are starting in one of our favorite schools, good 'ole Franklin. This is the 5th year we are back in Franklin and words can't express how much we love this school. What is most exciting is the growth we are able to measure since we have been working here. The kindergarteners that Amanda started with are now in 4th grade with Gabby. It is exciting to see the students remember and build from one year to the next.

This cycle through Franklin we are doing our Too Good For Drugs curriculum. In the Fall cycle, we do our Too Good For Violence curriculum. Both programs are put out by our friends at the Mendez Foundation, here is a link to their website:http://www.toogoodprograms.org/   So actually we are blessed to have 16 weeks with our Franklin "peeps" as we affectionately call them. We will be working with grades K-HS once again, this time focusing on issues such as goal setting, decision making, stress management, as well as particular substances in a grade appropriate manner. 

To help us, particularly in the younger grades we have animal puppets that we use.

Wagner- 2nd grade 

Wagner- 2nd grade 

Tuggles- Kindergarten 

Tuggles- Kindergarten 

Carmen- 1st grade 

Carmen- 1st grade 

So for those of you counting at home our schedule for this week and the next few weeks looks like this: 

Monday- Gabby and Amanda in Franklin: Kindergarten thru Highschool 

Tuesday- Amanda in South Kortright: Kindergarten thru 4th Grade 

Wednesday- Amanda and Justin in Margaretville- Kindergarten thru Highschool

Thursday- Office day for everyone for now

Friday- Gabby in Roxbury: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 7th

 

Life is busy and we love! Thank you for supporting us, check back next week, and remember: We are all EMPOWERED BY CHOICE. 

Prevention Update 2/14/2017

Happy Valentines Day! Apologies for not updating the blog the last 2 weeks. We have had a lot going on. In last two weeks, we have added another school into our Too Good For Drugs rotation. Margaretville Central School is now where Justin and Amanda spend their Wednesdays. We are able to work with the entire school population in grades K-HS. We are very excited. So for those of you keeping score at home, our weeks are filling up with a different school each day. Tuesday is our South Kortright day, and now Wednesdays we are at MCS. 

Another wonderful opportunity we had is to be on the radio station in Roxbury. Our friends at WIOX 91.3 FM invited Courtney and Justin for "Wellness Wednesday" with host John Riedl and Joyce St. George. Courtney was able to have an in-depth discussion revolving around recovery as a whole and her job as a Recovery Coach. Below is a picture of this fantastic experience. 

So again, we apologize for the lack of communication in the last few weeks but we have been busy. Things are staying crazy (in a good way of course) for us here at ADAC and we look forward to serving our community in any way we can! Ultimately we want everyone to realize that they can be EMPOWERED BY CHOICE.