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Red Ribbon Week

White Settlement ISD will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23 through 31, 2017. Every school will participate in activities designed to educate students about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco, and the district will also provide education for families and the community.
 
National Family Partnership (formerly National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth) established the Red Ribbon Week Campaign in 1980. The organization's mission is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.

While we celebrate Red Ribbon Week for a designated week in October, WSISD's goal is to provide continuing education and support for our students and their families throughout the year. 
 
In partnership with Challenge of Tarrant County, WSISD will provide a daily message to parents with advice from Joseph A. Califano's book “How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid." 
 
DAY 1:

    Key: By the time most parents talk to their kids about drugs and alcohol, their kids have already either used or been exposed to drugs and alcohol.
    Communication—talking, listening, guiding—is key.

   
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DAY 2:
    Key: Adolescents have a greater risk of becoming addicted to drugs because the brain is still developing. The parts of the brain that process feelings and pain develop during childhood, yet the front part of the brain that helps control emotions and make responsible decisions don’t fully develop until a person is in his/her mid 20s.

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DAY 3:
    Key: The more often children eat dinner with their parents, the less likely they are to smoke, drink, or use drugs.

   
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DAY 4:
    Key: There are certain periods when kids are more likely to try drugs. These periods usually center around major transition times (such as entering high school) or at specific times (such as after school or at a friend’s party). Be on the lookout for changes in your child’s attitudes about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs and provide appropriate support, encouragement, and discipline.

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DAY 5:
    Key: The early signs of substance use are subtle, if not obscure. That’s why it is so important to recognize the risk factors. Early signs of substance abuse are often very similar to normal teenage behavioral changes, such as mood swings, erratic sleeping patterns, an increased demand for privacy, and changes in friends. To differentiate between normal teen behavior and indications that your child might be using drugs and need your help, look for the Siren Signals!
(Excerpt from: Joseph A. Califano “How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid,” Touchstone)

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