What Makes Kids Thrive?
Most people would agree that raising kids is one of the most challenging roles we will face in our lifetime. Jackie Kennedy Onassis once said, “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.”
As parents, we need all the resources and help that are available. [...]
Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Crescenta-Canada YMCA
Prom Plus is an alternative to an unchaperoned party, Prom Plus offers a supervised post prom event held at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA. Since 1993, from midnight to 5:00 a.m., Prom Plus has provided a variety of things for attendees to do, including a full casino with Blackjack, Poker, Craps, Roulette, [...]
Three years ago the Cresenta Valley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition (Coalition) received a federal grant to prevent youth from using drugs & alcohol. We have built a network of local and countywide partners that provides information and raises awareness to make lasting change. Many wonder why we ask for financial help since we are [...]
Spring is the time of year when several events occur related to the end of the school year, e.g., graduation and prom. These celebrations are associated with a higher chance to indulge in the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Indulging in drinking alcohol often leads individuals to lose sight of safety. Thus, people of all ages [...]
An exploration of the local impacts of heroin use
By Liana Aghajanian May 8, 2012 | 6:56 a.m.
Seven years ago, an 18-year-old La Crescenta man was prescribed Vicodin after a routine surgical procedure. The prescription was all it took for a blossoming painkiller addiction to comfortably settle in.
In 2009, when the pills became too expensive to procure without a prescription [...]
Playing Out the Possibilities: CVDAPC Presents ‘Scenes from Teens’
Posted by Robin Goldsworthy on Apr 5th, 2012 and filed under Featured, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through theRSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry
Photo by Jason KUROSU
CVHS freshman Omar Trad gave a compelling argument that in part said that of the [...]
The Crescenta Valley Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coalition
Names Suzy Jacobs as Executive Director
La Crescenta, CA; January 3, 2012 – The Crescenta Valley Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coalition (CVDAPC), which was formed a little over two years ago in order to help the Crescenta Valley build a safer community, is pleased to announce the appointment [...]
By Morgan Hartley December 14, 2011 | 1:22 p.m.
I was a good student at La Cañada High. I got good grades, read the assigned books at home, and spent time talking to my teachers
after class. I’d been a varsity athlete. I studied abroad and written a column in this newspaper. I was also a drug [...]
Monitoring the Future survey finds that alcohol and cigarette use among teens is at its lowest point in 30 years, but the availability of medical marijuana seems to be boosting pot use.
Graphic: High school alcohol and marijuana
By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times December 15, 2011
Fewer teens drink and smoke cigarettes than in any time [...]