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COVID-19 Director's Update
Camarillo, CA is a safe and beautiful community. With the additional challenge of all youth out of school this past year, our young people have been inundated by pressure from their peers and being targeted by media and drug companies to engage in risky behaviors that include alcohol drinking and drug use. It is our responsibility as adults in this community to take action to insure their safety.
One activity parents can do at home with their youth is the Quiet Moment. CLICK HERE to learn more on how to implement this program.
The Saving Lives Camarillo Coalition provides a mechanism by which community members have the opportunity to come together and work to help the youth in our community understand the effects of substance use. Our primary efforts are built on the aim to reduce alcohol and drug use as well as prescription medication abuse by minors.
Your input is valuable! Please join us at our upcoming coalition meeting or contact myself at [email protected]. I look forward to working alongside you in this important undertaking.
A Quiet Moment
A Quiet Moment is a brief period of reflection or meditation at the beginning of each school day. Since the mid-1980s, the movement has gained adherents in the U.S. and beyond as many schools, public and private, have begun to start their days with a quiet moment of reflection.
Parents Who Host Lose the Most
Saving Lives Camarillo is one of approximately 750 coalitions in the United States funded under the Drug Free Communities Support Program. The coalitions are partially funded by the White House Office of National Drug Control Police, (ONDCP), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (SAMHSA). Operating since 2009, the mission of Saving Lives Camarillo has been to reduce alcohol and drug use among Camarillo youth.
Our tasks have included:
- Educating the community about current alcohol and drug use among Camarillo youth through sponsored education events and social media.
- Informing the community about current trends in alcohol and drug use among minors.
- Working with local schools to provide student prevention programing.
- Providing support and guidance to parents and grandparents.
- Contracting for direct services to high and middle school youth.
- Disseminating information about legal issues involving minors using chemicals, including our local Social Host Ordinance.
- Monthly public coalition and task force meetings.
Rabbi Aryeh Lang – Executive Director
Katherine Gross – Community Director