Wood County Prevention
Eastwood Local Schools- April 2016
JTI Retreat Recap
Junk In the Trunk
Cully, 6th grader, trying to get all the ping pong balls out of the box before the time runs out.
Kyla McCoy, 8th grader, moving the marshmallows from one plate to the next.
Bailey Henry, 8th grader, trying to get the Oreo cookie from her forehead to her mouth during Minute to Win it.
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Daniel MacKay, Junior, trying to knock over the cups using his "elephant trunk"
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Cameron Clay, 7th grader, trying to shake the ping pong balls out of the Kleenex box before his competitors do.
Chloe Wilson, Alex Strauss, and Nathaniel Heskett compete against each other in the marshmallow move. Chloe and Alex tied for first place!
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Most of the Eastwood group that attended the retreat.
Miss Jacobs, Olivia Flores, and Ashley Heskett snap a quick photo.
Henry and Cully try to slide the Oreo down their forehead to their mouth.
One Step Ahead Members Become JTI Leaders
On April 12th Chandler Davidson, Olivia Flores, and Jordan Davidson lead the members in a balloon race. They divided teams up into 3 groups. Each member received a balloon. They were asked to blow up their balloons then release them and to stand where it landed. The first team to reach the end line won. The meaning behind the activity is that when you use drugs and alcohol you are never a 100% sure the effects they will have on your body.
On April 26th Lucia Diaz, Stephanie Brockschmidt, and Kaylee Dudley lead the members in a chip race. The students needed to get pennies from one cup to the next cup by passing it through their teammates using spoons. During each round there were different requirements: left hand only, right hand only, and can't pick up the cup. The goal of the activity was to get to members to see how certain restrictions can affect your motor skills.
JTI is the middle school version of OSA.
May OSA Meetings:
Tuesday the 3rd, before school
Tuesday the 10th, before school
Tuesday the 17th, before school
Tuesday the 24th, before school
May JTI Meetings:
Tuesday the 10th, during AA
Tuesday the 24th, during AA
One Step Ahead Shoe Drive
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Hannah Jacobs at email@example.com
We Are The Majority Rally 2016
To help capitalize on this message, we are holding the fifth annual We Are the Majority Concert, Resiliency Ring, and Rally on April 28, 2016 in downtown, Columbus, Ohio. This day will consist of opportunities for learning about the importance of living a positive, healthy lifestyle. Students will also have an opportunity to march to the Ohio Statehouse to let their voices on this important issue be heard.
Eastwood was not able to send any students this year due to testing but we hope to send some next year.
Start Talking: Know!
Know! Your Parenting Style Matters
Research has identified four basic parenting styles. Some of these styles are associated with more positive outcomes, including decreased risk for alcohol and other drug use.
Which parenting style do you use most often?
Authoritarian (dictatorship): High on discipline and setting limits, low on love and affection. If challenged by their child on a rule, these parents are likely to say, “Because I said so, end of discussion.”
Authoritative (democracy): High on setting appropriate limits and positive discipline and high on love and displays of affection. While these parents still make the final call, they welcome discussion with their children on decision-making and they respect their child’s opinion.
Permissive (indulgent): High on love and affection, low on discipline and limits. While these households are filled with love, they lack hardand- fast-rules; and when one of the few set rules are broken, the children are able to negotiate their way out of any consequence.
Neglectful (uninvolved): Low on discipline and limits and low on love and affection. These parents provide food and shelter for their child, but little else. They are either incapable of appropriately caring for and supporting their child or they are simply too caught up in their own lives to concern themselves with their child’s wants and needs.
As you consider your own parenting style, you may solidly fall into one of these four categories, or you may find that your parenting is a combination of styles. Can you guess which parenting style is best at directing children away from alcohol and other drugs?
If you said Authoritative, you’re correct. Here’s why: Authoritative parenting is centered on effective communication. Parents set rules and guidelines and are clear on their expectations. When the rules are questioned, authoritative parents are willing to listen and provide an explanation in a calm and loving manner. If a rule is broken, they will follow through on the consequences, and do so in a nurturing and forgiving way. These parents have open and honest conversations about alcohol and other drugs, provide the facts and answer any questions their children have on the subject. These children understand why to say “no” and, through their parents’ parenting style, have learned decisionmaking skills which can be used even in their parents’ absence.
On the other hand, authoritarian and neglectful parenting, are said to be ineffective in relation to drug prevention. Children of authoritarian parents constantly look for positive validation for meeting their parents’ demands, yet are always left feeling unfulfilled. These youth are more likely to give in to negative peer pressure in order to gain the validation they seek, and are less likely to know how to make a good choice when their parents are not present to make it for them. Children of neglectful parents cannot count on mom or dad to sit down and talk with them about the dangers of substance use. They are left to their own devices when it comes to learning about alcohol and other drugs and the consequences that follow.
The jury is still out on permissive parenting. While some experts say that indulgent parenting places children at the highest risk for substance use, others say that the strong parent/child relationship developed through this style of parenting may be equally as effective as authoritative parenting.
Parenting is not easy and there is no perfect formula that guarantees a child’s success. However, most experts agree that a parent’s best bet is authoritative parenting, as it is consistently linked with increased positive outcomes, including lower risk for substance use.
In the Media
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On Site Prevention Office
- Problem Identification (Referrals: Behavior, ATOD use, social support)
- Life Skills Education Classes in HS
- Class Action Education Classes in HS
- Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer
- Teen Institute Advisor
- Junior Teen Institute Advisor