Mar
6
Mon
Tweens and Teens: Drug Trends and Parenting Tips @ Pine Valley Middle School
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

PRESENTED BY PINE VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA

The majority of  students in our schools are not abusing substances, but how do you know for sure that your child is among them?

Join us for a candid conversation about local drug trends and get parenting tips that can help your child successfully navigate drug free through their teen and young adult years.  Open to ALL SRVUSD and surrounding community parents.

Guest Speakers:

Moderator:  Jim Hansen, President, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Bill Clarkson, Mayor City of San Ramon

Rick Schmitt, Superintendent of San Ramon Valley Unified School District

Michelle Goldberg, School Resource Officer with San Ramon Police Department

April Rovero, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Linda Turnbull, Executive Director, Teen Esteem

Sponsored by:

Pine Valley Middle School PTA

National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

San Ramon Police Department

Contact Melanie Hansen/PTA for Questions or More Information:  melanie@hansen@yahoo.com

 

Mar
12
Sun
Documentary Film Screening: ‘Chasing the Dragon’ @ Brenden Theater Concord
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. is now drug overdose, and opioids (prescribed painkillers and heroin) and involved in the majority of these fatalities.

Education can help turn this situation around.  Join us for a FREE screening of the acclaimed ‘Chasing the Dragon’ documentary film produced by the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration to help curb America’s national opioid abuse epidemic. Stay for a panel discussion with local experts to learn what you can personally do to avoid becoming a victim and to help protect the health of your family members and friends.

Moderator: April Rovero, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Guest Speakers: 

Leslie Tomaich, Drug Enforcement Administration

Scott Schelble, Federal Bureau of Investigations

Dan Peddycord, CC County Public Health Director

Linda  Hickman, New Leaf Treatment Center

Appropriate for Middle and High School Youth and Adults of All Ages

FREE Movie Passes for All Attendees, Compliments of Brenden Theater Concord

 

Apr
28
Sat
National Rx Take Back Day @ Find a location near you: https://takebackday.dea.gov/
Apr 28 @ 10:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Help ensure that unused, unwanted and expired medications sitting in your home medicine cabinet (or other place) don’t get taken and misused by a curious teen or drug-seeking adult.  Gather them up and drop them off during the DEA’s National Rx Take Back Day on 4/28 between 10-2pm (at most locations across the country). While you are there, check to see where you can drop off medications as you need to throughout the year.

Visit this website to see what drop off site is closest to you:  https://takebackday.dea.gov/ 

Sep
1
Sat
Town Hall Meeting: Opioid Awareness
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hosted by the Alameda County Consumer Affairs Commission

Town Hall Meeting:  Opioid Awareness

Guest Speaker:  April Rovero, Executive Director of NCAPDA

Learn what you need to know to help keep you, your family and friends safe from potential harmful downstream affects of painkillers and other opioids as well as other potentially addictive and dangerous medications.

We’ll explore America’s opioid addiction and overdose epidemic, it’s origins and impact, the impact on families, communities and our nation and what can be done to help turn around what has become the worst drug epidemic in American history.

RSVP at consumeraffairscommission@acgov.org or by telephone at (510) 230-1778.

 

Mar
2
Sat
She’s All That Conference @ California High School
Mar 2 @ 9:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The 15th Annual She’s All That is a conference specially designed for girls 5th-8th grade with a separate option for parents. The day includes Keynote speaker, Expo, choice of 3 sessions, lunch, goodie backpack, and raffle. NCAPDA is providing two parent workshops, “Dose of Awareness – What Every Parent Needs to Know”.

Sponsored by the non-profit, Soroptimist International of San Ramon Valley. For workshop information, conference schedule and other details visit their website, https://www.soroptimist-sr.org

Mar
13
Wed
TEDx Talks DVHS @ Dougerty Valley Performing Arts Center
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a great evening of engaging presentations by students and community leaders from the San Ramon Valley area.  This is a free event, but please register so the student organizers know how many to expect. 

Guest Speakers and Topics:
  • Michelle Gachelin, Student, on the intolerance towards “foreigners”
  • Tristan Shaughnessy, Student, on the misperceptions about Russia and other countries
  • Ruhika Nandy, Student, on the interpretations of street art
  • Namrata Keskar, Student, on the Theory of Mind
  • Azine Davoudzadeh, School AP Computer Science teacher, on a long-term study of women in computer science
  • Andy Madeira, Eden Housing Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, on the merits of low-income housing
  • April Rovero, Founder of National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Use, on drug abuse among youth
Mar
22
Fri
FREE Dose of Action Event: Healing Our Community @ Castro Valley Library
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an empowering community conversation about America’s prescription drug/opioid overdose epidemic and how to protect our families from falling victim to it. Led by a panel of mental health treatment, law enforcement, prevention specialists plus local parents who will share their impact stories.  Bring your questions – we’ll have answers to them!

Sep
1
Tue
National Recovery Month 2020
Sep 1 @ 12:00 am – Sep 30 @ 12:00 am

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) increases awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. Recovery Month celebrates individuals living their lives in recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment, and recovery support services that make it possible.  This year’s theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections”. 

For more information and promotional resources, visit the new Recovery Month Website. 

 

 

Apr
27
Tue
Art 4 Recovery @ Virtual Zoom Session
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join multiple talented R2ise Recovery artists as they share how their various art forms have helped support recovery for themselves and others. Will include interpretive dance, poetry, live music and more as shared by the artists themselves.

Register for the Zoom session link:  Go Here

Art 4 Recovery @ Virtual Zoom Session
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us as we spotlight art in various forms by R2ise Recovery artists who are using their amazing talents to inspire recovery and advocacy for themselves and others.

Register to receive a Zoom session link:  Here