March 27, 2006
Prom Promise Youth Corps Pledge forms
Walton students during Prom week, March 13-17, signed the Youth Corps pledge to be drug and alcohol free not only on the night of prom but until they become of legal age. 452 students signed the Youth Corps membership form and will receive a confirmation letter from National Families in Action, http://www.nationalfamilies.org, along with a monthly electronic newsletter from the Parent Leader at Walton High School, Pat Giuliani. To find out more about Parent and Youth Corps membership forms contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Corps Membership Form
If your student did not sign a Youth Corps Membership form during our Prom Promise week of March 13-17, please download the form and fax or mail back to me the completed form. I will be generating a monthly teen newsletter to help your teen continue to live a safe and drug-free life.
Parent Corps Membership Form
Becoming a member of Parent Corps does not cost you any money. It does not call for you to attend monthly meetings, although, the educational programs offered at Walton High School will assist you with the raising of your teenager. Becoming a member does not mean you most be an officer in the group. Becoming a member does mean you will be educated on how drugs affect the developing adolescent brain, you will be educated to the fact that ALL children are at risk, you will understand that YOU are the most powerful influence in your childs' life, you will become a member of a large parent networking force that will work to help keep our teens alcohol and drug free. Becoming a member will help strengthen your family unit, strengthen the community as we become one voice working together, you will understand why we most stop the media marketing of drugs and alcohol to our teens and become an advocate for a drug-free environment. Download the membership form today and fax or mail the form back to me so I can add you to the already large number of Walton High School members. You will recieve bi-monthly electronic newsletters that will help keep you informed on the lastest and news things teens are getting into these days. Don't delay..... JOIN today!!!!
March 21, 2006
Prom Promise Event
During March 13th through March 17th, Parent Corps and Walton PTSA sponsored a Prom Promise Pledge week and provided visual reminders to our students and parents what would happen if they choose to drink, take drugs and drive not only after the prom event but in their daily events.
March 8, 2006
Parents Pivotal in Keeping Teens Away from Drugs
On February 28, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), held a press conference releasing new information that shows parents are a powerful influence in keeping their teens off drugs, away from alochol, and tobacco. Also the report says that 69% of teens say disappointing their parents is the reason why they are not doing drugs followed by 67.2% loss of respect from friends and family members. ONDCP also is teaming up with 16 other agencies to publish an "Open Letter" that highlights proven actions parents can take to help teens stay clean. The closing paragraph in this open letter states:
"Above all else, one of the most powerful things you can do for our teenager is to set a good example when it comes to drug, tobacco and alcohol use. Respect them, be honest with them, be clear with them and they'll do the same. Everyone Wins." Isn't that what we want for our children. A winning solution to stay drug and alcohol free. It starts in the home. Has it started in yours?????? Join Parent Corps today and let it begin. Contact email@example.com
March 2, 2006
Get Serious About Underage Drinking
Alcohol use by young people is extremely dangerous. Over 5,000 kids die each year from alcohol-related causes. Underage drinking cost society $53 billion a year-$19 billion from traffic crashes and $29 billion from violent crimes.
Recent research shows that over 95 percent of the adults in this country who are alcohol dependent started drinking before they were 21
In 2004 youth saw 30% more alcohol ads on television than they did in 2001.
Enough is enough. I urge you to go to the following website and sign the petition generated by Join Together. It is time for us as parents to let our elected officials know they should act NOW to address proven policies that curb underage drinking. Go to the link below and let your voice be heard.
March 1, 2006
Town Hall Meeting Flyer
Look forward to seeing you there. Bring your friends and let's fill the auditorium with concerned Cobb County parents, business leaders, health professional, law enforcement agencies, prevention and intervention agencies, youth, pastorial individuals, and all individuals who live, work and call Cobb their home. Panel of speakers, handouts, and refreshments will be provided.
Town Hall Meeting
Today I attended a Cobb Underage Drinking Task Force held at the Adult Detention Center. There were 30-40 individuals present representing: law enforcement agencies from Cobb, Acworth, Kennesaw, and City of Marietta, local businesses, local public health providers, prevention and intervention counselors, and parents. The purpose for this meeting was to discuss the upcoming Town Hall Meeting to be held on Monday, March 27th at the Center for Family Resources, 995 Roswell St., Marietta. To find out more about this Town Hall meeting please go to
http://www.cudtf.org We want to hear from you on how we can: increase community awareness on the issue of underage drinking, identify how underage drinking affects the community, and brainstorm possible solutions.
Posted by Pat Giuliani at 4:34 PM