Mental Health in Youth in our Community: What You Need to Know
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Mental Health in Youth in our Community: What You Need to Know

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Laurie Pepe

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Education Coordinator

Laurie has worked within the behavioral health system with transition aged youth and adults for many years. She has facilitated training for self-advocacy and mental health awareness, and has obtained grant funding for the program. Laurie is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising and mentoring 4 young adult speakers. She schedules all school and community presentations. Laurie serves on many boards: suicide prevention task force, NITT (Now Is The Time Transition), and Bucks County Promise.  She is a family member who loves and supports someone with mental health diagnoses, and she is a peer diagnosed with depression. Laurie does not consider her job just a job, but a vocation, a calling, an honor and a privilege as she continues to learn, be inspired by and form relationships with such inspiring people. 

  

Nicholas Emiegh 

Outreach and Development Director 

Nicholas is passionate about sharing his story with a mental health illness and addiction as an adolescent and young adult. Nick works as a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group facilitator to ensure that those with shared experiences do not feel the shame and stigma he experienced.  Nick took on the role of Outreach and Development Director to ensure that the look and feel of NAMI Bucks County, PA reflects their mission of building better lives for those affected by mental illness, and to ensure that everyone in our community knows the NAMI name is synonymous with help and hope. He works to broaden their reach on the internet, through community events, speaking engagements, and programs and he serves on several community committees. 

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Party.0 Parent Session: Learn How to Help Our Youth Stay Drug and Alcohol Free
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Party.0 Parent Session: Learn How to Help Our Youth Stay Drug and Alcohol Free

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HELP YOUR STUDENT STAY DRUG & ALCOHOL-FREE

National Drug & Alcohol Speaker Tomas Barraza will be helping parents and teachers:
-UNDERSTAND WHY YOUTH BEGIN TO USE
-HOW TO IDENTIFY WHEN THEY'RE USING
-BEST WAYS TO PREVENT DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE
-HOW TO HELP HOST SOBER ACTIVITIES

Tomas, the founder of Vive18, has spoken to hundreds of thousands of students and community members about substance abuse. His organization Vive18 helps young people across the nation throw positive, drug-free events for their peers.

Who should come:
-Parents
-Teachers
-Community Members
-Law Enforcement
-Anyone who wants to learn more

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National Drug Take Back Day
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

National Drug Take Back Day

Turn in your UNUSED, UNNEEDED, or EXPIRED medications for SAFE DISPOSAL.

Locations: CVS Pharmacy and Giant in New Hope, PA

Products Accepted:

  • Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications, i.e. tablets and capsules.

  • Liquid medications, inhalers, creams, ointments, nasal sprays.

  • Pet medications.

Products NOT Accepted:

  • Injectables and needles

  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine.

Why We Are Collecting

  • Over 50% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from friends or relatives.

  • Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are the most commonly misused substances by Americans age 14 and older, after marijuana and alcohol.

  • EPA studies have detected pharmaceutical drugs in the water supply.

Volunteers - See Below

Sign up for a 2 hour slot to be at the CVS Pharmacy or GIANT in New Hope, PA. Click the link to sign up: https://goo.gl/afYxak 

Volunteer's will be responsible for greeting people and collecting survey data. This is a great way for anyone to help their community!

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Parent Coffee Chat: Making Healthy Choices at Prom
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Coffee Chat: Making Healthy Choices at Prom

Prom is a time of celebration for students and their families. Unfortunately, prom season is often associated with risky teen behavior and it is important to be proactive. Join us for coffee and discussion on helping our teens make healthy choices at prom led by NHSC staff and therapist, Alyssa Mawson, LMFT. This initiative is made possible through a partnership with the wonderful therapists of Amy Tielemans and Associates. The idea grew from a place of love and care for our area parents and caregivers of children in (or approaching) early adolescence. Research tells us that a positive parent/caregiver-child bond goes a long way in preventing negative behaviors. We wanted to offer expert information in an informal and supportive setting on various parenting topics. Coffee chats are free to participants, take place in the morning, and are held at different locations in our community including private residences. Beverages are provided.

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Drug and Alcohol Prevention: What You Need to Know
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Drug and Alcohol Prevention: What You Need to Know

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Diane Rosati is Executive Director of Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. (BCDAC) the lead drug and alcohol agency in Bucks County. BCDAC, Inc. is the Single County Authority for drug and alcohol services. The mission of the Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. is to promote healthy individuals, families and communities, eliminate the misuse, abuse and/or addiction to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and support those in recovery from addiction. As the state and locally designated Single County Authority  for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, BCDAC, Inc.  ensures the provision of a comprehensive and balanced continuum of quality prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services for Bucks County. Diane has a BA in Psychology and a MA in Counseling Psychology, and has over 35 years of experience in the field of substance use disorder programming, focused in prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports.

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First Friday Preteen Night
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

First Friday Preteen Night

  • YMCA of Bucks County - Fairless Hills (map)
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Open to 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the community. Play dodgeball or basketball, and take a swim in our pool. Then, wrap up the evening with a dance party in the gym. Includes food, beverage and snack. Pizza for $1/slice. Look out for monthly themes. Registration required. Child must be signed in and out by parent/guardian. Call the Welcome Center for more details. 215.949.3400 $5 member, $15 non-member

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First Friday Preteen Night
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

First Friday Preteen Night

  • YMCA of Bucks County - Fairless Hills (map)
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Open to 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the community. Play dodgeball or basketball, and take a swim in our pool. Then, wrap up the evening with a dance party in the gym. Includes food, beverage and snack. Pizza for $1/slice. Look out for monthly themes. Registration required. Child must be signed in and out by parent/guardian. Call the Welcome Center for more details. 215.949.3400 $5 member, $15 non-member

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First Friday Preteen Night
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

First Friday Preteen Night

  • YMCA of Bucks County - Doylestown (map)
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Open to 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the community. Held in the Teen Center. Play dodgeball or basketball, and take a swim in our pool. Then, wrap up the evening with a dance party in the gym. Includes food, beverage and snack. Pizza for $1/slice. Registration required. Child must be signed in and out by parent/guardian. Call the Welcome Center for more details. 215-348-8131 $5 member, $10 non-member

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First Friday Preteen Night
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

First Friday Preteen Night

  • YMCA of Bucks County - Fairless Hills (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Open to 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the community. Play dodgeball or basketball, and take a swim in our pool. Then, wrap up the evening with a dance party in the gym. Includes food, beverage and snack. Pizza for $1/slice. Look out for monthly themes. Registration required. Child must be signed in and out by parent/guardian. Call the Welcome Center for more details. 215.949.3400 $5 member, $15 non-member

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A Teen-focused Perspective on Drugs and Alcohol
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

A Teen-focused Perspective on Drugs and Alcohol

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Meghan Wilson is the Youth Leadership Coordinator for NHS Cares. She facilitates the Teen Organization Developing Active Youth (TODAY) Advisory Council, which is a group for local middle school and high school youth. Before working with NHS Cares, she has worked with children of various ages and backgrounds, such as being a Part-time Relief Parent with Christ Home Children Services where she was responsible for the welfare of a group of children living in foster care and promoting a family style environment with the children’s parents.  Additionally, she also has coached the New Hope Solebury Junior Varsity Softball and Field Hockey teams since 2017 and was a Youth Group Leader for New Hope Community Church from 2014-2016.

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Sticks and Stones: Understanding and Responding to Bullying
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Sticks and Stones: Understanding and Responding to Bullying

Kathia Monard-Weissman serves as Peace Educator and Bullying Prevention Coordinator at The Peace Center. She holds a Ph.D. in International and Development Education from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education. She has experience facilitating bullying prevention programs and diversity workshops. Prior to her work at The Peace Center, she was an educational and evaluation consultant and researched the impact of educational programs on students’ character and resiliency. Her work has been published in journals including Academic Exchange Quarterly and The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. In Ecuador, her country of origin, she taught at higher educational institutions and directed service-learning programs.

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National Drug Take Back Day - Volunteer Opportunity
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

National Drug Take Back Day - Volunteer Opportunity

National Drug Take Back Day - 10am-2pm - October 27

Locations: CVS Pharmacy and Giant in New Hope, PA

Products Accepted:

 Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications, i.e. tablets and capsules.  Liquid medications, inhalers, creams, ointments, nasal sprays.  Pet medications.

Products NOT Accepted:

 Injectables and needles.  Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine. Why We Are Collecting  Over 50% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from friends or relatives.  Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are the most commonly misused substances by Americans age 14 and older, after marijuana and alcohol.  EPA studies have detected pharmaceutical drugs in the water supply.

Volunteers - See Below

Sign up for a 2 hour slot to be at the CVS Pharmacy or GIANT in New Hope, PA. Click the link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/VKzbnZi13U51jLtG2

Volunteer's will be responsible for greeting people and collecting survey data. This is a great way for anyone to help their community!

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Movie Night - Showing of Coco
Oct
13
5:30 PM17:30

Movie Night - Showing of Coco

The Solebury Township Police Department and New Hope Solebury Cares invites you to share an evening in the park with your local officers!

Arrive early to grab some popcorn, check out police equipment, and grab a good seat. Bring your own blankets or chair.

5:30-6:30pm - check out police equipment

6:30pm-8:30pm - Showing of Coco

Sponsored by The Solebury Police Department and New Hope Solebury Cares

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Community Stories of Recovery
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Community Stories of Recovery

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New Hope Solebury Cares is you. Your Family, Your Friends. Your Community. Your Stories. Let’s Thrive Together by spreading stories to fuel change.

Join us to hear a community story from a local pastor, Rick Vinson. Light Refreshments Provided. 

6:30-7:15pm Community Story 
7:15-8pm Coalition Meeting

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National Night Out - Movie Night
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

National Night Out - Movie Night

The Solebury Township Police Department invites you to share an evening in the park with your local officers for 2018 National Night Out. 

Arrive at 7pm to see police equipment, dunk tank with officers, grab some popcorn and a good seat. Bring your own blankets or chair. Movie will start at 8pm. All are welcome to attend.

Sponsored by The Solebury Police Department

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Parent Coffee Chat: Teens and Tech
Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Parent Coffee Chat: Teens and Tech

 

Do you ever wonder how much technology is too much? Or what are the effects it is having on your kids? Join us for an informal discussion regarding teens and technology led by therapists, Alyssa Mawson, LMFT and Cynthia Piccini, MFT. 

RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/181302595855835/ 

This initiative is made possible through a partnership with the wonderful therapists of Amy Tielemans and Associates. The idea grew from a place of love and care for our area parents and caregivers of children in (or approaching) early adolescence. Research tells us that a positive parent/caregiver-child bond goes a long way in preventing negative behaviors. We wanted to offer expert information in an informal and supportive setting on various parenting topics. Coffee chats are free to participants, take place in the morning, and are held at different locations in our community including private residences. Beverages and snacks are provided.

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Community Seminar - CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY;  Supporting our loved ones when they need us most
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Community Seminar - CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY; Supporting our loved ones when they need us most

  • Trinity Episcopal Church of Solebury (map)
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This presentation will provide an overview of the biological, psychological, and environmental aspects of chemical dependency and its impact on the family. Join us to gain a better understanding of the recovery process and the difference between enabling and helping someone. In addition to gaining an understanding of the complexities that make up addiction, you will also receive free resources to help you in your everyday life. 

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