NATIONAL PREVENTION WEEK 2018
The Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition (MHYC) is participating in National Prevention Week 2018 by posting daily prevention messages on social media through our Facebook page and Twitter news feed.
We held an Educational Empowerment Forum (!MPACT presentation) at Platt High School on May 1st: Donna Jenner, from Mourning Parents ACT, spoke about losing her 2 children in a car accident along with a third passenger, a friend of her children.
On May 2nd at Maloney High School: David Graham (also from !mpact) shared his personal story about driving too fast and killing one of his passengers and seriously injuring his other passenger. While he walked away with minor injuries he served jail time and now volunteers his time sharing his story hoping to help young drivers slow down and be cautious behind the wheel or as a passenger.
Prom Promise is ongoing throughout the month of May at Maloney and Platt High Schools. Students are pledging to be drug and alcohol FREE. Once they pledge they can enter into a raffle. The signed banners are then displayed at both Junior and Senior proms as reminders to all prom goers to be safe on prom night. Below: students at Maloney sign the pledge during lunch waves.
We hosted a Narcan Training on May 14th from 6-8pm
Youth created PSA’s for Rx drug misuse and proper disposal of meds are being aired at 4 Meriden gas stations over the next few months.
“Naloxone Saves Lives” billboard is currently up on West Main St. by the entrance of Hubbard Park and will be on display for the next 3 weeks. Additional Prevention billboards will be displayed throughout Meriden over the next 12 weeks.