Community Education Programs: Drug Prevention and Early Intervention Education for Parents and Youth

Sign up for the Community Education eNewsletter >

Community Engagement Blog

It takes a community to help you help your kids make safe and healthy decisions. This blog tackles the real, everyday issues our children face concerning drugs and alcohol, authored by law enforcement and other professionals in various roles serving communities just like yours.

June 27, 2012 | by Jason Weber 0 Comments

Emerging Drug Threats: Right Under our Noses

Emerging Drug Threats: Right Under our Noses

Many communities around the country are experiencing problems with several new synthetic drugs. While these products are typically marketed like incense, potpourri or bath salts (the kind that you actually use in a bathtub), they are not intended for this type of use.

Continue Reading >

November 02, 2011 | by Jason Weber 2 Comments

Tailgating Safely Could Save Lives

Sports and tailgating seem to go hand-in-hand, regardless of whether the game is a professional sports or collegiate event.  There are even diehard fans that will choose to tailgate at high school games.  Tailgate parties are a great way to get fired up before the game and socialize with friends. ... Continue Reading >

CATEGORIES: Alcohol, Community, Drug

TAGS:

October 19, 2011 | by Jason Weber 0 Comments

More Treats, Fewer Tricks this Halloween

Halloween is around the corner—a time when small ghosts and goblins will invade our neighborhoods in search of candy, treats and fun.  This is a holiday that by nature prompts our kids to ask for more independence, as they’d rather head out with their friends to trick-or-treat than with their... Continue Reading >

CATEGORIES: Alcohol, Community, Parent, Prevention

TAGS:

August 17, 2011 | by Jason Weber 5 Comments

Letting your children drink at home – good idea or bad idea?

Many parents rationalize underage drinking and allow their children, and often other children, to consume alcohol in their home. In my previous blog about “party homes,” I mentioned some of the reasons parents do this – and there are plenty: “at least I know where my child is;” “at least... Continue Reading >

CATEGORIES: Alcohol, Parent, Teen

TAGS:

July 13, 2011 | by Jason Weber 0 Comments

Party House Patrol

Many of us recall from our youth that one house where you could hang out and basically do whatever you want or that friend whose parents were always away on the weekend, or maybe were there to “supervise” the party. Well, those homes still exist and the partying and supply... Continue Reading >

CATEGORIES: Alcohol, Parent, Teen

TAGS:

June 22, 2011 | by Jason Weber 82 Comments

Staying Positive - A New Method of Crime Prevention

Typically when we see information about areas of prevention such as crime, substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse we tend to dwell or rely on statistics. The focus is generally on how many incidents, how many injuries, and how many deaths occurred….usually the “bad” part of the problem. We tend... Continue Reading >

CATEGORIES: Alcohol, Drug, Prevention, Teen

TAGS:

April 14, 2011 | by Jason Weber 0 Comments

Prescription Drug Abuse: Are You Really Informed?

The Partnership is excited to introduce a new blogger, Jason Weber, to the PACT360 community platform. Fischer is the Community Liaison Officer for the Police Department in the Town of Menasha, Wisconsin. When people speak of drug abuse, one immediately thinks of drugs such as marijuana and cocaine. However, people rarely think of...

Continue Reading >

CATEGORIES: Drug, Parent, Teen

TAGS: