Keeping an Eye on the “Spirits” of the Season

December 22, 2011

It’s that time of year when kids are probably itching for holiday vacation, counting down the days to extended time off from school until the New Year.

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2012 Youth Surveys Conducted, Results Revealed Early Next Year

December 22, 2011

For the fourth time in the last ten years, the Upper Bucks Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Coalition (UBHCHY) has completed the bi-annual youth survey given to 3,000 students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades in the Palisades, Pennridge and Quakertown schools.

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Community Mobilizer, Lee Rush, Pays Tribute to Search Institute Founder, Peter Benson

December 22, 2011

I first heard Peter Benson speak in 1995. Tim Duffey, an old friend from days spent in the Student Assistance Program (SAP) field brought Peter to one of our National SAP conferences to speak as a keynoter. I never forgot Peter and his message.

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First-Ever Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP) a Success

December 22, 2011

Thanks to a two-year grant through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), the area coalition in the Palisades community called Partners in Action for Community Togetherness (PACT) is sponsoring the research-based program called The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP).

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Local Efforts During Third National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Results in Collection of over 165 pounds of Prescription Drugs

December 22, 2011

The Upper Bucks Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Coalition (UBHCHY) participated in the third national Rx Drug Take Back event held on Saturday, October 29,2011. This event is coordinated nationally through the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and locally through the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office and the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission.

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Second Annual Performing Arts Festival Draws Local Crowds and Community Praise

December 22, 2011

Four minutes to show time and there was not an empty seat to be seen. It wasn’t Gaga or Beiber who enticed the crowd to fill the auditorium, but a group of talented teens, poets, singers, song writers and actors– the Lady Gagas of the future.

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May 2011 eNewsletter

May 19, 2011

Welcome to the May edition of Upper Bucks Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Coalition News! In this edition you will have a chance to read about the enormous success of the April 30th Prescription Medication Take Back Day.  We are looking forward to continuing this effort with another Take Back Day in the fall. 

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April 30th Drug Take-Back Day Results in 360 Pounds of Prescription Drugs Off Our Streets

May 19, 2011

Prescription drug abuse by teenagers is increasing at alarming rates and is the second most abused type of drug after marijuana. To help stem this rising tide, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) sponsored its second national prescription drug “take back day” on April 30th. 

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Upper Bucks to Hold May 2011 Youth Summit

May 19, 2011

On May 26th the UBHCHY Coalition will be hosting its annual Upper Bucks Youth Summit at the Upper Bucks YMCA. This year, participating schools include Milford Middle School, Palisades Middle School and Strayer Middle School.

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Local Parent Chat Nights Open the Floor for a Positive Parenting Exchange

May 19, 2011

The Parent Chats initiative is growing in Upper Bucks County!  In the past two months two more successful Parent Chats have taken place.  Both were held in the Palisades community and were moderated by UBHCHY Coalition Parent Educator, Judi Pason.

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