DAILY MESSAGE

 

YOUR ATTITUDE CHANGES YOUR DIRECTION

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

  • Social Justice Club

     is hosting a trip to

    see the movie Harriet.

    December 10th

    Student Support Services and Prevention
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL

             JOIN THE 8th GRADE

          POSITIVE ACTION CLUB 

              EVERY THURSDAY

            FROM 12:15 PM - 1 PM

    TO GET MORE INFORMATION SEE

     MS OCTAVIANO, FRC COORDINATOR 

    Student Support Services and Prevention
  • HS Social Justice Club meets every other Thursday, Room 203, @ 10:30 AM

    Student Support Services and Prevention
  • HS African American & Haitian Culture Club meets every other Tuesday, Room 203 @10:30 AM

    Student Support Services and Prevention
  • Girls PLUS meets every other Wednesday, Room 203 @10:30AM

    Student Support Services and Prevention
  • HS Interact Club meets every other Monday, Room 201 @ 10:30 AM

    Student Support Services and Prevention

CONTACT:

Dornzella Milligan

Student Support Services

(845) 353-7134

dmilligan@nyackschools.org

 

Contact Information for D. Milligan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREVENTION CORNER

SIGNS TO LOOK FOR IF YOUR  CHILDREN ARE VAPING

The following are some signs that your child may be using e-cigarettes or vaping nicotine products: 

Increased thirst – Vaping removes hydration from the skin of the mouth and throat leaving the user with a dry, flat palate.

Desire for flavorWhen the mouth is dried out, you lose flavor perception;, sometimes making food less flavorful. This even has a name: “vaper's tongue.” If your teen is reaching for the salt or enjoying unusually spicy foods, this may be a clue.

Nosebleeds Just like vaping dries the mouth, it dries the skin of the nose as well. When the nose gets dry, it can bleed.

Caffeine anxiety - Vaping plus caffeine can cause anxiety and severe mood swings. Your youth may or may not notice the correlation – look for signs of not wanting their favorite latte or iced coffee in their efforts to avoid these side effects.

Pneumonia – Reports indicate that there are nanoparticles present in e-cig vapor that cause inflammation in the lungs. When lungs get inflamed, it can lead to pockets of bacterial infection and cause pneumonia.

Finding unfamiliar USB drives, battery chargers or spare parts - Many of the devices have parts and cartridges that need to be exchanged and replaced. Look to see if your youth is carrying unfamiliar devices, or if there are unknown or interesting items in their trash bin.

This information was obtained from U.S. News, Dr. Natasha Burgert

NIGHTLINE - TEEN WAS FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE AFTER VAPING

EIGHT DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS- SOCIAL DIMENSION

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration wellness is a conscious, deliberate process that requires awareness of/ and making choices for a more satisfying lifestyle.  Wellness is not merely the absence of disease, illness and stress, but the presence of:

         1)  Purpose in life, 2) Active involvement in satisfying work, 3) Joyful relationships, 4) A healthy body and living environment  and 5) Happiness.

 Each dimension is connected the SOCIAL DIMENSION refers to the ability to develop a sense of connection and well- developed support systems.  Below are a few examples:

Create and maintain healthy relationships by talking and sharing interests.

Actively participate in social events.

 

 Nurture relationships with people who are respectful, positive and supportive.

Appreciate yourself and others