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Celebrate Family Day on September 26th!

Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) is joining forces with The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse to celebrate Family Day – Be Involved. Stay Involved® on September 26, 2016. CASA Family Day is a national initiative to promote simple acts of parental engagement as key ways to help prevent risky substance use in children […]

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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, […]

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ASK Three Words… “Are You Okay?”

Three words that can change the course of a teen’s life! Are You Ok? These words can start a very important conversation with a young person that can show them that someone cares and is there to help! Everyday about 12 youth die by suicide, and about 25 more make an attempt! This month is national suicide prevention […]

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Recycle Your Ink & Toner!

Our businesses and communities are impacting the environment more each year. In response, growing numbers of us are taking action. We can start by recycling our home office and business surplus. The Alliance for Safe Kids partnered with Galaxy Surplus to run a Surplus Fundraiser! This fundraiser is FREE and simple because there’s nothing to […]

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Celebrate Back-to-School with ASK!

The Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) is a collaboration within the Yorktown community aimed at providing youth with the information and skills needed to make healthy decisions while emphasizing the need for families to protect and nurture children by getting informed and staying involved. With our grant funding winding down, ASK depends on devoted volunteers […]

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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 […]

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Tips for Freshmen and their Parents

Transitioning from 8th to 9th grade is probably the most important transition in you and your child’s education.  The stakes increase tremendously and many 9th graders really don’t “get it” and find themselves late in the game of 9th grade worrying about how to end the year with a better GPA. START STRONG! Go into […]

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This Labor Day, Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

This Labor Day weekend, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time for America’s roads, as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating. For this reason, Yorktown Police Department (YPD) and the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), are partnering with […]

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The Right to be Tobacco Free

Throughout New York State, children are being exposed to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke in parks and recreational areas. While some communities have restricted the use of tobacco products in parks, beach and athletic fields; there is still progress to be made. In areas without smokefree laws, patrons are subjected to the carcinogenic chemicals found in secondhand […]