Parent_survey clip artParents & Community Members: SCAT needs your help! In order to better develop and deliver our programs, we need input from you to understand your thoughts and attitudes about youths and alcohol/drug use. We’ve developed a short Parent/Community Survey for that purpose and we hope you’ll take a minute to complete it.

If you’re not a parent, you’re still welcome to participate as several questions concern general perceptions about the topic. Or if you’re an aunt, uncle, grandparent or just important in the life of a young person, answer the questions with that child in mind. All answers are confidential. The survey will be open until November 17th.

After completing the survey, you’ll have the option of entering a drawing for a $50 gift card. Thanks in advance for your help!

What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet? Drug Take Back Day is right around the corner.

Drug Take Back - October 2017 - revised proof-page-001Sylvania Community Action Team (SCAT), in cooperation with Sylvania City and Township Police, will sponsor a Drug Take Back Day on October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both police departments. This event provides the community with a safe and environmentally-friendly way to dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Disposal of medications in this manner prevents their abuse by others and prevents contamination of the water supply. More than 2.1 million 12 – 17 year olds abuse prescription drugs each year because of the ease of obtaining them from friends’ and relatives’ homes. Prescription opioids can also serve as a gateway drug to heroin, a growing problem in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

SCAT wants to remind the community that prevention is key: medications should be securely stored out of the reach of children and visitors, should not be shared with others, and should be inventoried to ensure that no medication is missing.

For more information contact the SCAT office 419-824-8588 or dchany@sylvaniaschools.org.

7th & 8th Graders – Join the Jr. SCAT Crew!

jr scat crew photo 2014If you’re in 7th or 8th grade, join other kids your age for monthly meetings and FUN events that will allow you to grow and become an active member of the community.

You’ll have a great time while you strengthen your values, develop leadership skills, and enjoy team building with your peers.  You’ll learn more about yourself and your friends through skits, discussions, improv and more!  You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in community service projects,work with the Sr. SCAT Crew, and enjoy a giant party with other Jr. SCAT Crews.  For a schedule of meetings for Arbor Hills, McCord, or Timberstone click on your school name.

We know how hard it is to talk to you

start talking artr kids about drugs.  Where do you start?  How do you do it?  What the heck do you say?  Guess what?  It’s not so much about talking as it is about listening.  Check out this quick little video for tips on tackling the subject.

 

 

Your support is always welcome, every day of the year. You can give at any time through our website www.sylvaniascat.org or by mailing a check to SCAT, 4747 N. Holland-Sylvania Road, Sylvania, OH 43560.

 

 

 

 

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