POUND RIDGE, N.Y. --The town of Pound Ridge is seeking five community members interested in representing the town on the Bedford/Lewisboro/Pound Ridge Drug Abuse Prevention Council.
The council meets monthly at Bedford Presbyterian Church.
The council works closely with school personnel, administrators and mental health professionals to develop prevention and education programs concerning parenting, mental health issues and the prevention of substance abuse.
The council has hosted well-attended workshops for parents on important issues such as bullying, sibling rivalry and academic stress.
Each year, the council is responsible for organizing “Family U,” which offers workshops and lectures for parents and students of the Bedford Central and John Jay school districts on relevant topics. In addition, the council helps organize school-based initiatives such as the Red Ribbon Week, a national initiative that highlights the dangers of substance abuse.
Residents interested in serving on the council are asked to contact Marianne Vitelli at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, Dec. 15.
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