Task Force Presentations
CCYSA and Task Force members go into the community to educate, support and encourage hope through a variety of presentations. The presentations usually last 1.5 hours and are on a variety topics related to substances, substance dependency, high risk behavior, and other prevention & educational topics. Presentations can be adapted for content and length. Examples are:
COMMUNITY / PARENT PRESENTATIONS:
- A Conversation About opioids/ opiates: (This 1.5 hr. presentation, by Substance Prevention & Treatment professionals, is designed to provide the effects of Prescription Medication and Opiate misuse, the facts surrounding opiates, reducing the Stigma of addiction, assisting individuals into treatment, and providing resources for any stage of an Opiate encounter. Hear a testimony from a young adult in recovery & an Addiction counselor sharing & answering questions.
- Evidence based alternatives to opioids for management of acute and chronic pain (This 1.5 hr. presentation is designed to cover the current research and effectiveness on pain management alternatives to opioid use as it relates to both acute and chronic pain.There is growing concern over the use of opioids for non-cancer pain, but teasing through the long list of alternatives for acute and chronic pain for what is valid and supportive can be daunting. This presentation will cover the most common non-pharmacological / natural approaches to pain from a research standpoint.
- Varies Drugs & Challenges: (a presentation including facts surrounding current drugs and a testimony from a young adult who is in recovery.)
- Drug Dependence – It’s Effects on individuals, Family and Community
(1hr presentation, by an addiction counselor, designed to be discussion oriented where students explore why opiates are a current problem, addiction –vs- dependence, stigma, and the effects addiction has on the person, their families and the community.)
- Drugs and how they work(1hr presentation, by an addiction counselor, exploring the chemical bases of a variety of drugs & narcotic drugs, their intended effects on the body, and how genetics can play a part in how a person reacts to drugs.)
- “Parental Resilience: (Assisting the parent to define inner strength & flexibility to recover from adversity and cope with & manage every day stress)
- "Positive Self Esteem" (Identifying our basic needs, developing a positive thought process & empowering self-talk and defining basic boundaries)
- “Positive Choices Require Courageous Risk”
(1hr interactive presentation covering challenges facing teens today - making choices based on core values – consequences & benefits of choices – now and in the future- Identity & overcoming adversity)
- The Power of a Positive Mindset
(1hr interactive motivational presentation directing students toward a vision for their future, positive thought process, positive self-talk, overcoming challenges and finding new levels of their potential.)
- I can cope with that!
(1hr interactive presentation discussing the definition of stress, physical & emotional effects stress has on the body, identifying & managing feeling & emotions that move towards solution, and basic techniques to reduce stress.)
- Substance Abuse – It’s Effects on individuals, Family and Community
(1hr presentation, presented by a professional in recovery or having their own life experiences, discussing the effects substance use had on their lives, their families and the community.)
- Drugs and how they work
(1hr presentation, by an addiction counselor, exploring the chemical bases of a variety of drugs & narcotic drugs, their intended effects on the body, and how genetics can play a part in how a person reacts to drugs along with a testimony from an individual in recovery)
- Negative Effects of Alcohol – ‘Kevin’s Walk”
(1hr presentation providing consequences of underage drinking & facts of how alcohol effects the brain and followed by Barry Atkins relaying the story of how his teenage son (Kevin) dies from alcohol poisoning.)
Join ICAN’s Youth Peer Leadership Program
ICAN’s Youth Peer Leadership program provides teens the opportunity to develop leadership skills and put their abilities into practice while making a positive impact in their community. Youth Peer Leaders are a vital part of CCYSA and participate in Coalition strategies, field trips, activities, discussions, and community service projects. Through the YPL program, teens are empowered to take ownership of their community and develop skills they can apply to future academic and professional work.
Become an Executive Teen Board Member
The CCYSA Executive Teen Board is comprised of 13-18 year olds who through the Youth Peer Leadership program are gaining skills on how to become responsible, confident leaders. The Executive Teen Board is heavily involved in CCYSA activities and strategic planning. For more information and to apply contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend our Meetings
All are welcome at our Public Meetings! CCYSA holds Public Meetings on the third Tuesday of every month from 5-6 pm at the Chandler Police Department-Main Station at 250 E Chicago St, Chandler, AZ 85225. UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS CLICK HERE