Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Lewandowski presents at Heroin lecture series

Lorrie Lewandowski, the coordinator/supervisor of the Wood County Educational Service Center's School and Community-Based ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug) Prevention Program was the guest-speaker at a lecture series regarding the dangers of heroin at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, on Nov. 14, 2011. The presentation was part of the WLIO Lima television news report. View the report that aired below, or read the full report.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Second Place in Rossford Parade

Wood County JTI (Junior Teen Institute) and TI (Teen Institute) members walked in the Rossford Halloween parade on October 30th to send the message that “To be Drug and Alcohol-Free is The New Cool." 

The New Cool is a media campaign sponsored by the Reducing Alcohol Abuse in Secondary Schools (RAASS) grant through the Wood County Educational Service Center's School and Community-Based Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Program, which targets the dangers of underage drinking, and encourages communities to take a stance to change the attitudes and beliefs about underage drinking.

Eleven junior high and high school students from Lake, along with two Penta students walked alongside parents and community members holding a sign explaining “The New Cool” campaign. Supporting their efforts were Lake Schools Prevention Specialist Jeanine Lindquist, and the Prevention Specialist at Penta, Linda Logue.  In addition, Lake TI and JTI students helped to create 2 “floats” out of grocery carts, and won 2nd place for their unique creation. 

Karris Pugh, a TI member at Lake, stated that "it’s easy to have fun without worrying about the dangers that occur when you including alcohol, and other drugs."

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Incredible Years starts Nov. 29

Parenting can be tough. So can being a kid.

The Children's Resource Center, Bowling Green, is offering two sessions of The Incredible Years training beginning in February. You can choose to attend sessions in either North Baltimore or Rossford.

At the Incredible Years parent training, parents of children ages 3 to 8 will learn how to:
Increase children's self-esteem and self-confidence. Strengthen children's social skills Discipline effectively Boost academic success The 14-week classes will be held each Tuesday beginning Nov. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Jordan Family Development Center, located on the campus of Bowling Green State University. To register for this session, contact Angie Patchen at Children's Resource Center by Feb. 3 at (419) 352-7588 or 1-888-466-KIDS.

Classes are low-cost and space is limited. Child care is available. Light meals will be provided each week.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Dave Horger Report

Check out our program mentioned twice on The Dave Horger Report:

Dave Horger Report Oct. 27, 2011 - Radio segment about the Wood County prescription take-back that aired on the Dave Horger Report Oct. 27, 2011
Dave Horger Report 10/21/11 - Radio segment about Red Ribbon Week Kickoff that aired on the Dave Horger Report Oct. 21, 2011