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Call the Right Play for Super Bowl LI

Call the Right Play for Super Bowl LI: Pass the Keys to a Sober Driver Before the Big Game Begins Football fans across the country will celebrate America’s most watched national sporting event, Super Bowl LI, on Sunday, February 5. For many, the celebration will include drinking alcohol. That’s why the Alliance for Safe Kids and the […]

Talking Tips: #Alcohol

Tips from the experts on how to talk to your kids about alcohol: Start early, by age 9. Parents should start talking with kids early, by age 9. That may seem young, but the AAP says that kids are very aware of alcohol by that age but also start to think positively about alcohol between […]

January 23 – 29: National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

Teenagers from the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) have joined forces with other teens and scientists across the United States as part of “National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week” (NDAFW).  The week-long health observance, organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), both part […]

Stress-Busting Tips for the Holidays

5 Stress-Busting Tips to Start 2017 Off Right!

December can be a very stressful time of year with holiday shopping, parties and final exams weighing on your mind (just to name a few). Here are a five stress-busting tips to help calm your nerves and recharge so you can start 2017 off right. Sleep. Getting enough sleep is important for your body to recharge […]

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5 Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues

The holiday season is here and for some of us, it can trigger symptoms of depression and anxiety. There are many different factors that can contribute to the holiday blues, especially decreased sunlight during the winter months, overscheduling, exhaustion, and unrealistic holiday expectations. Here are a few tips for beating those holiday blues!

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Yorktown Police Department Is Looking For Drunk Drivers

This holiday season, the Yorktown Police Department will be out looking for drunk drivers as part of a special year-end Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization. “Beginning December 16 and continuing into the New Year, you will see stepped up enforcement watching closely for anyone who is driving impaired,” said Chief Robert Noble. […]

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10 Quick Text Messages to Show You Care

When your friend is stressed about an exam or just having a rough day, one friendly text can remind them that they are not alone and that someone cares. “Just wanted to let you know I am here if you need to talk.” “Believe in yourself. You will get through this.” “I love you and I am […]

Talking Points on Substance Use for Parents

Here are some facts to keep in mind when talking to your kids about drugs: Addiction is a complex brain disease with roots in adolescent use. Talk to your child about how nicotine, alcohol and other drugs can impair brain function. Teens are exposed to an excessive amount of promotion for alcoholic products like beer, […]

How to Prevent Teen Suicide

Teens face a wide variety of issues today, from pressures at school to bullying to maintaining relationships. The high school years can be especially challenging, because young people are trying to figure out their direction after graduation as well as keep up with their day-to- day routines. The pressure to do well academically, to be cool, to try […]

Volunteer From Your Cell Phone!

Did you know that you can volunteer with the Alliance for Safe Kids right from you cell phone? Help connect our community by becoming a virtual volunteer and providing digital marketing support to ASK! ASK is very active on social media but we need your help to spread the word of upcoming programs, events, breaking news […]