Parent & Faculty Programming

CCSA’s parent program is centered around the importance of communicating with your children about substance use issues. Our program empowers parents and yeshiva faculty to open the conversation so that their children have a safe place to turn when faced with drugs, alcohol, and peer pressure.

Our parent presentation can be delivered in conjunction with a student program or as a stand-alone presentation. It is designed to empower Jewish parents to start these conversations with their children and includes discussions around:

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  • Awareness of drug trends and the substances our children are exposed to including nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, and prescription medications

  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of substance use and misuse

  • Understanding the different reasons our children might use substances

  • Critical tools for broaching the topic of substance use with your child and understanding why it’s important to do so

 

Our faculty training program can be presented as part of staff orientation or as part of ongoing staff training and development seminars. The presentation is given by professionals and focuses on:

  • Understanding the role of Jewish teachers and community leaders in preventing substance use

  • Identifying drug trends and the substances our children are exposed to 

  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of substance use and misuse

  • Teaching faculty how to help Jewish students that may be struggling

 

 Please fill out the form to schedule a presentation.

Real Feedback

“CCSA’s parent program was informative and important. It was interesting and relevant in every way. It very much made me think about our next family Shabbos meal discussion!” We educate parents about substances and important communication skills, so they can start and continue a dialogue with their children. In addition to our parent program, there are many resources and tools for educators and parents.

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No Other Family…

There are many things that have come out of our experience, including our determination that no other family ever feels as isolated and alone as we did. Communities must embrace and help sufferers and their families. We need to increase dialogue and awareness around these issues to eliminate the stigma associated with addiction. Our community educational events are an important way to achieve this goal.