Events & Meetings Followup

Monday, March 18, 7:30pm

Teach Your Children Well:
Parenting for Authentic Success

At Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills, NY
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Madeline Levine, psychologist and The New York Times best-selling author of The Price of Privilege, presented her research and explodes the myths that good grades, high test scores and college acceptances define parenting. Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success proved to be an inspiring and informative presentation for parents and educators!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Executive Board meeting held 9:30am at Roslyn Adm. Bldg.

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LICADD Presentation provides members with overview of Today's Teen Drug Use


Steve Chassman, LCSW, Clinical Director for the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD), presented "Drug Use and Young People" at EWRCC's recent meeting held at The Wheatley School.

Click Here to View the Powerpoint Presentation.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

7:00 pm at The Wheatley School

Loving Without Spoiling: It's Ok to be Unpopular with your Kids!

A program for parents with children of all ages Nancy Samalin

EWRCC was s proud to feature best-selling author and parent educator Nancy Samalin, M.S . on Wednesday, October 24th. Ms. Samalin talked about wants v. needs; how parents can set limits without feeling guilty, deal effectively with anger, find ways to decrease manipulation, and be strict with behavior but permissive with feelings.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Coalition Meeting at 10:30am Roslyn Adm. Bldg.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Bullying: What Parents Need to Know

A Workshop for Elementary Parents

East Hills Elementary School, Roslyn

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Ginsberg

Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg presented
Letting Go with Love and Confidence,
Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient
Teens in the 21st Century

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mim's of Roslyn Heights 9:30 am

5th Annual Spring Brunch Fundraiser

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Parent Forum at 7:30 p.m.

Continuing the Conversation

Roslyn High School English Study Ctr.

Talking regularly to our kids about drugs and alcohol is one of the best prevention strategies in the deterrance of substance abuse in children.

Continuing the conversation

Join with LICADD’s (Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence) Clinical Director, Steven Chassman and Prevention & Addiction Specialist, Caitlin D’Aquisto in the Roslyn HS English Study Center on Monday, March 14th at 7:30pm as we openly discuss strategies on how to reach our children to ensure they grow up healthy.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

516-484-1545 x 787

Sid Jacobson JCC is located at

300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY

Fall Parent Education Forum

How To Talk To Teens About

Drugs & Alcohol

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

Roslyn High School

The forum featured the importance of talking to children at a young age and throughout their teenage years as well as answers to the tough question: "Did you do drugs?" Featured speakers are LICADD's Clinical Director, Steven Chassman and Prevention/Addiction Specialist, Caitlin D'Aquisto.

The Millennial Generation

a.k.a. Generation Y

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Wheatley School 11:30 am or 7:30 pm

The Millennial Generation (also known as Generation Y) are a cohort of 80 million people from ages 7 through 25. They will shape much of this century and have unique characteristics, including preferences in getting high. What are they like? How do we reach them? LOL as we discuss their multitasking, 24/7 connection, drug preferences and other topics near and dear to their young hearts, with strategies and observations to help us get to know and engage this fascinating group of people.

Ms. Isabel Burk, Director of The Health Network, is a nationally known, award-winning expert on drug prevention, safety policies, and health education issues.   She will host a morning and evening parenting session along with an afternoon workshop for Roslyn and East Williston teachers.  Ms. Burk has appeared on 20/20, CBS This Morning, The View, Fox News , and others. She is a credentialed prevention professional and a certified health education specialist and has a Masters of Science in Health.

Not My Child

Tuesday , February 2, 2010

Roslyn High School 7:30 pm

"Heroin is back on Long Island, and it is killing people in record pace... The heroin being sold on Long Island is deadlier and cheaper than ever. A bag on the street costs about $6 or $7, less than a pack of cigarettes. What makes the situation even more dangerous is the misconception among users that snorting or sniffing heroin, rather than injecting it, will not lead to addiction." (NY Times Editorial July 30, 2009)

Heroin addiction is difficult to spot in its early stages. Learn the signs of addiction and ways to try and combat this growing substance abuse problem. Not My Child features Kristen M. Fexas, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Street Narcotics and Gang Bureau in the Nassau County District Attorney's Office, discussing this growing epidemic of substance abuse that is killing our teens. For a Nassau County Police Department providing a map detailing heroin arrests in Nassau County, click here.


Sex Isn’t Just in the City

Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
The Wheatley School

Maybe you have heard of “Friends with Benefits” or “Hooking up”? By 9th grade, 1/3 of high school students have engaged in sexual activity and by 12th grade it doubles, according to the Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov).

“Risky Business”, a video based program, is designed to educate parents of this alarming national trend and respond to these issues. Parents will hear teens tell their tales of "risky behavior" and share teen belief systems. This “Parent” Education program will provide you with the requisite tools needed to communicate your own family’s values to your children.

Join Yes Community Counseling, along with Roslyn & Wheatley school personnel, for this outstanding program, designed to empower parents to better communicate, network and support each other through today’s sexually charged teen world.


3rd Annual fundraiser brunch

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

9:30 am at Mims of Roslyn Heights :

Join the effort to make a difference in our community!

"Reality Gap–

What Parents Don’t Know & Teens Aren’t Telling"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

7:30 pm at Roslyn High School Auditorium

Parent & Student Education Forum :

Stephen Wallace Pix The East Williston/Roslyn Community Coalition for Drug Free Youth (EWRCC) invites parents and students to a special forum called “Reality Gap: What Parents Don’t Know and Kids Aren’t Telling” featuring Stephen Wallace, Chairman and CEO of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).

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The Parent & Student Forum will be held on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at the Roslyn High School Auditorium. The free forum is open to all families in both the East Williston and Roslyn School Communities.

The family focus program will explore the “Reality Gap” that often divides parents and teens and will offer practical advice to help them improve family communication and strengthen their relationships. According to Wallace, “Many adults have trouble having candid conversations. Kids hate the big talk and there’s a disconnect between the real world kids are living in and the world adults think they’re living in. We need to make sure that we’re asking questions, make sure that we’re listening carefully.” Using research, stories, and humor, Stephen Wallace will cover subjects such as underage drinking, drug use, impaired driving, sex and teen suicide.

Monday, March 30th @ 9:15 am or

Tuesday, March 31 @ 7:00 pm

East Hills School Auditorium

"Why Saying Yes is as Hard As Saying No"

A morning or evening program for parents with elementary school age children"

Guest Speaker:

Sandra Wolkoff, LCSWR

North Shore

Child & FamilyGuidance Center

Parent & Teen Education Forum: Teenage Gambling

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

7:30 pm at the Sid Jacobson JCC

EWRCC is proud to work with Partners in Community Care (PICC) & Gamblers Anonymous to present

"Teenage Gambling: An Evening of Support & Education." Hear first hand stories from a panel of college students and parents whose lives have been affected by gambling. Learn how teens can lose control, how to identify the warning signs of gambling and how you can help. The program is free of charge with advance registration requested by Monday, March 9th. For more information and to register, contact PICC AT 516-484-1545, ext. 196

"The Social Host Law and Our Community"

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

1:00 pm at The Wheatley School

Guest Speaker: Al Teichman, ADA Nassau County District Attorney's Office

EWRCC presents Parenting Institute's of NYU Child Study Center Thriving Teens Parenting Series!

Parenting Institute of NYU's Child Study Center The Coalition was pleased to present the Parenting Institute's of New York University Child Study Center’s Thriving Teens: Parenting for Positive Growth. The 5 session series, was offered either day or evening, and is built on the most recent research on what parents are able to do to maintain a positive relationship with their teens & what efforts keep teens on a healthy path. With the continued positive feedback from participants, the Coalition will run the NYU Series again in the Fall of 2009.

Wednesday,October 29, 2008

7:30 pm at Roslyn High School Auditorium

Parent Education Forum :

" Teens & Prescription Drugs: Do You Know Who’s in Your Medicine Cabinet? "

Think about your home. What prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs do you have? Where are they kept? Would you know if some were missing? Everyday, 2,500 children age 12 to 17 try a painkiller for the first time. In fact 70% of children age 12 and older who abuse prescription pain killers say they get them from a relative or friend! (Source: parents.theantidrug)

Teens are finding prescription drugs wherever people they know keep them. Join our panel of experts who will discuss teen prescription drug abuse and what you can do to prevent it.

Spring/2008, the Parenting Institute of the NYU Child Study Center presents two 5 part series “Parent Equation” and “Thriving Teens” , meeting for 1 ½ hours for five weeks. Both series are built on the most recent research on what parents are able to do to maintain a positive relationship with their children & what efforts keep children on a healthy path. The series is funded by participants and subsidized by the Coalition.  Drug education information will be provided to 50 participants.

Spring/2008, EWRCC purchased and provided the high schools with “What Parents Need to Know About College Drinking” for parent distribution. The brochure highlights statistical data and practical information for parents when choosing the right college for their child; reminds parents that they must continue to be the primary influence in their child’s life and most importantly, outlines the reality of high risk college drinking consequences that “are more significant, more destructive, and more costly than many Americans realize.”

February 27, 2008: “They Only Get to Grow Up Once: Preventing Your Child’s Drug Abuse” featuring Alison Birnbaum, LCSW, a Parenting Expert on the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign of the Office of National Drug Control Policy since 1998.  The Coalition provided the communities with student, teacher and parent programming.  The program  included a creative approach to inform East Williston and Roslyn secondary students of the deadly statistics and ominous reality to underage drinking.  Throughout the day, Ms. Birnbaum addressed approximately 1,900 secondary school students in both districts. After school, approximately 35 teachers and school administrators from both districts participated in a hands-on communications workshop which focused on conversations with parents and students.  The evening’s parent presentation focused on strengthening parent communication skills when dealing with resistant teenagers and included role

January 10, 2008:  “The Teenage Brain: Why They Do What They Do” presented by Maryann Driscoll, Ph.D. , explored the many biological and emotional reasons for teen behavior.  The forum detailed the very complex changes taking place in the brain during adolescence and how the teenage brain is not fully developed. The forum provided parents with scientific evidence that the teenage brain is subject to constant change.

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December 10, 2007: “Daytop’s Parent’s Educating Parents”, a presentation by DAYTOP and the DAYTOP FAMILY ASSOCIATION, educated parents to recognize the warning signs of substance abuse in children so early intervention can avoid the future need for treatment.

October 25, 2007:  “Parenting and the Social Host Law” featuring Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Assistant District Attorney Maureen McCormick, Law Squad founder, Oscar Michelen and parent advocate Fran Reid.   The program educated parents to Nassau County’s new law to combat teen drinking and its implication for the parents and children in our communities.

March 21, 2007: Rachel’s Challenge
Follow-up, questions answered,
and in-presentation hand-outs.

October 18, 2006: Barbara Coloroso presents to students on Bullying.

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Alison Birnbaum at an EWRCC hosted Event

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