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Summit Looks At Youth Substance Abuse

No_drugsThe Greater North Penn Collaborative for Health and Human Services addressed drug and alcohol abuse Tuesday at its Sixth Annual Community Summit titled, “Unleashing the Power of Community to Reduce Youth Substance Abuse.” Participants included Souderton Area School District Director of Human Resources Chris Hey, who said a recent student survey reflected national trends, with both good and bad.

“There is some real cause for concern.  On the other hand, there is some reason to celebrate.  We found out how connected our students are to the community, how much they volunteer, that they do their homework and are involved with faith-based groups.”

Doctor Hey is also a member of the Character Counts Coalition, which he said is bringing together parents and school and community leaders to address marijuana smoking, prescription drug abuse and a growing underage drinking problem.  Dave Crosson heads the collaborative that sponsored the summit.  He said a big part of the problem is a fairly common adult attitude.

“Parents not being parents.  That’s a cliché, but you can’t be one of your kid’s best friends.  In the end that is not going to help the child.”

Dorothy Grant’s organization, known as NHS, works with schools developing student assistance programs, and she said the need is great.

“We are seeing more and more kids with significant issues, we’re seeing kids at younger ages with significant issues, and we’re seeing family dynamics that are problematic.”

She said kids as young as 8 or 9 are using alcohol, and prescription drug abuse is increasing dramatically.
WNPV AM 1440 Unlike most of WNPV's "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways," yesterday's event at Abram W Bergey & Sons was held indoors! The crowd was dispersed among the many flooring displays but we got to enjoy air conditioning! Plus everyone had the chance to meet summer Promotions Intern Hannah Levy from Penn State who is helping to get the fabulous tickets we're giving away! Thanks to everyone who came out and made it a success! These photos are courtesy of WNPV's professional photographer Ray Masser.
WNPV AM 1440 Thank you to everyone who came out to WNPV's last "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" of June this afternoon at Abram W. Bergey & Sons in Harleysville. We gave away over $3,300.00 in prizes! Of course, that includes the Grand Prize of a family 4-pack of ride tickets to Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg which was won by Teresa Greisemer of North Wales. Here Janel Billmyer of Abram W. Bergey & Sons presents the prize to Teresa!
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WNPV AM 1440 The next WNPV "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" will be held on Monday, June 29th, from 12 noon to 1 PM at Abram W. Bergey and Sons, 311 Main Street, Harleysville. The TD Bank across Alderfer Road from Bergey's has allowed us to use some of their fringe parking but please reserve the spaces close to the Bank for their customers!
WNPV AM 1440 This is just some of what you'll see when you use those tickets to Pennsbury Manor that you won at one of WNPV Radio's "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways!"
Pennsbury Manor Come and wander around the beautiful gardens at Pennsbury Manor.
WNPV AM 1440 Grand Prize winner at today's "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" at Community Home Services in Harleysville was Pamela Chang of North Wales. In this photo, Elsie Ripka of Community Home Services presents Pamela and her daughter with the family 4-pack of tickets to Knoebels Amusement Park.

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