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Upcoming Events 

Sept 12, 6:00-7:00 PM: FREE (in person) Naloxone Training. Learn to save the life of an overdose patient with a nasal spray. 1030 Jackson Rd. See details and register here.

Oct 23-31, Red Ribbon Week: Use our 100% FREE Red Ribbon Week Kit to plan easy and fun activities perfect for schools, camps, scouts, youth groups and more, all broken out by age group.

Oct 4, 1-2:30 PM: Operation Parent’s Webinar: “Understanding How to Support a Loved One's Struggle With Food and their Body” Register here and check out their extensive video library on a variety of common parenting challenges.

Upcoming Events
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Monroe County Now Offers Safe Vape Device Disposal

WHEN member Lexi Popovici was quoted in a recent press release from County Executive Bello announcing the exciting news that vape devices and e-liquids can now be safely disposed of at Monroe County/Waste Management’s ecopark. Read the press release here. Learn how to dispose of medication and vape devices at ecopark here.


2022 Fall Drug Take Back Event 
Save the date: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 29th, so it's a great time to start gathering your expired and unused medications for drop off. More details about local drop off options coming soon!


Website Review Volunteers Needed
WHEN members and volunteers: we need your help reviewing our website for broken links and outdated information. Please sign up here to help out from home on your schedule! Simple instructions will be provided and no web experience is necessary.

Protective Factor: Prosicial Involvement

Protective Factor: Opportunities for Prosocial Involvement at School

If you have school-aged children and teenagers, they will be returning to school very shortly. Routines will shift, school work will become a regular thing, and perhaps new friendships will be made. 


“It's one of my favorite seasons of the year: back to school.” - Dana Perino


Prosocial activities are those activities that foster building relationships and skills such as cooperation, leadership, and build friendships. School provides a variety of options for children to get involved in a variety of prosocial activities: the arts, sports, clubs, and robotics teams, to name just a few. VNA Health states, “When a kid has healthy self-esteem and a sense of belonging, it directly affects their psychological and mental health. One study found that young adults who regularly participated in extracurricular activities showed lower levels of anxiety and depression and higher levels of satisfaction with life.”


“It is not what is poured into a student but what is planted that counts.” - E.P. Bertin


Some children gravitate toward prosocial activities at school. Other young people might need a nudge of encouragement. Parents and guardians can assess if their child is involved in activities at school or outside of school. Do they have a close friend or two or are they wanting more friends? Talk to your child to find out what interests them. You can reach out  to your child’s teacher or school counselor to explore what opportunities exist at school. Find an activity that reflects your child’s passions and talents and allows them to explore. These prosocial activities will provide your child the opportunity to develop new skills and habits they will take with them throughout life. 

Volleyball Team
Technology Class
High School Orchestra
Next Meeting: Sept 21 - In Person and Online


We would like to thank Webster Central School District's Student Services department for their ongoing support of students and our mission to keep them substance free.


Together we have implemented a campaign to inform kids how to get help when they are struggling, whether it be with drugs, food insecurity, depression, or other common challenges kids face. We look forward to partnering on additional upcoming programs.

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Spotlight: WCSD Student Services Dept.
Upcoming Meetings

We meet in person AND online via Google Meet the second Wednesday of each month at noon.


Many of us join during our lunch break. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. In fact, our goal is to have representation from all walks of life, to better meet the needs of the whole community. Find meeting minutes from our last meeting here.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 21 at noon - please note the change from our usual schedule!


Register here to receive details for both in person and online options.


We have resumed in person meetings and look forward to seeing you! If you are unable to meet in person, you can still join via Google Meet to keep up with our projects, share your thoughts, and find out how you can contribute to our efforts to support Webster kids’ health and wellness. See meeting details here.

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