Are you ready to Early Escape? Early County Family Connection has created two thrilling Escape Room experiences with themes pertaining to relevant issues Early County teens face. One escape room involves solving clues to find a hidden, illegal moonshine still which is contributing to underage drinking – and find the perpetrators to stop production. The goal of the second room …
Short Stories with Ms. Sheena
Ms. Crystal & Ms. Kunesha’s kindergarten class enjoyed “Short Stories with Ms. Sheena”. She read Ribbit & she put the kids artistic abilities to work. They all did a great job!
Easter Egg Hunt
Afterschool FunThe Literacy Task Force/Family Connection was at the Kolomoki Mounds for the Famous Easter Egg Hunt. A booth was set up to provide information on the importance of Early Childhood Literacy. Each participant received a FREE book and reading tips to encourage reading after playing a game of ring toss. We had an “Egg” cellent time. “Changing a child’s …
Afterschool FunMs.Sheena & Bro Jason team up for some After School fun. Bro Jason is with C-Hope Ministries. Ms. Sheena is with Family Connection.
The Power is in YOU…Not in a Bottle: Handling Pressure to Provide Alcohol to Teens
Prom is this weekend, and your younger cousin who is a senior this year, has been bugging you for weeks to buy alcohol for her and her friends. She has been persuasive and demanding by saying things like, “You drank at your senior prom!” and “We promise we won’t be driving.” You’ve been able to brush her off until right …
YOU Have the Power – Saying “No” to Underage Drinking
As a teenager, the pressure to “fit in” has always been real; therefore, peer pressure is still very problematic today. Maybe, like in this scenario, all your friends are drinking and having a good time, and you feel that you must drink to have fun with them. As you grow up, being exposed to alcohol at some point or another is inevitable. However, there are risks involved for underage drinkers and for some, being exposed can escalate to a serious problem very quickly.
Locking Up Your Rx Meds: 8 Reasons to Use a Lock Box
Locking up or securing your prescription drugs could be the single most effective way to prevent accidental poisonings, medicine theft and misuse that could lead to prescription drug addiction. A locking storage option benefits the health and well-being of the entire family – following are 8 reasons why you should consider having a medicine lock box in your home: 1. …
Together We Stand Between Teens and Underage Drinking
Early County Family Connection recently partnered with local law enforcement for a Shoulder Tap operation. The Shoulder Tap program is used to determine if adults are willing to purchase alcohol for minors. During the operation, generally during the evening, a minor decoy, under the direct supervision of law enforcement officers, asks adults outside designated stores to buy alcohol on their behalf. The goals of the program are to make adults aware of the consequences of illegally purchasing or providing alcohol for minors, and more importantly, to educate them on the risks associated with underage drinking and change their perspective.
The Pain of Pleasure: Prescription Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain
Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in our country, and the number of those affected by this epidemic is staggering. To help educate people about the dangers and realities of prescription drug abuse, Early County Family Connection’s GENRx project is sponsoring a free, 3-hour workshop “The Pain of Pleasure: Prescription Drugs, Addiction and the Brain” on October 24th from …