Red Ribbon Week – October 23 – 31, 2013
Red Ribbon Week is celebrated annually during the week of October 23rd- 31st. The campaign was started in memory of a fallen DEA agent to bring awareness to the importance of youth resiliency against drugs. The Council sponsors this annual weekly event by providing ribbons to Berks County schools and reinforcing the importance of staying drug free. By wearing a red ribbon during the last week in october, people demonstrate their opposition to drugs and illustrate their dedication to drug free communities.
The Safe Homes Parent Network is a program to help parents connect to provide safe and healthy homes within their community. Safe Homes parents enjoy the mutual support of other like-minded parents by agreeing to follow the philosophy of the Safe Homes pledge. A directory of Safe Homes parents within each school district is then generated to connect like-minded parents and assist them in facilitating safe and healthy activities.
The following Berks County School Districts participate in the Council’s Safe Homes program. To access the directory of Safe Homes in your community, click on school district and enter your district’s passcode.
Young Lungs at Play
Municipalities, school districts, youth sports organizations and other groups are invited to join the Council on Chemical Abuse in eliminating children’s exposure to secondhand smoke at public parks and playgrounds. Adopting 100% tobacco free laws, ordinances, policies or resolutions in public areas where children play help to accomplish this. Click here to read more.