January 2015: COCA Executive Director, George Vogel, and Drug and Alcohol Representative, Yvonne Stroman, were joined by Dr. William Santoro on our monthly BCTV show. The 30 minute show focused on Naloxone – the antidote to drug overdose. The show aired live on Wednesday, January 14. Watch January’s show online by clicking HERE. For more information about Naloxone please CLICK HERE.
February 2015: February’s show, entitled “Prevention Programs that Work,” aired on Wednesday, February 11. This show focused on Evidence Based Programs that are available in the schools and communities that help youth to make safe and healthy choices in an effort to reduce, or delay the onset of drug and alcohol use, as well as, other anti-social behaviors. Host Yvonne Stroman was joined by Matt Null, Prevention Specialist at the Council. The show aired live on Wednesday, February 11, but can be viewed online by clicking HERE.
March 2015: On Wednesday, March 11 the Council TV show focused on the topic of tobacco, and specifically Kick Butts Day. Kick Butts Day is a national campaign focused on empowering teens to say no to using tobacco products. Jennifer Kaucher, Prevention Specialist, and Jobany Bedoya, Tobacco Consultant, joined our host Yvonne in speaking about Kick Butts Day events and tobacco education. The show aired live on Wednesday, March 11 from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. on BCTV, and can be viewed online HERE.
April 2015: In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, COCA staff discussed the purpose of the awareness month and underage drinking, including powdered alcohol. With host Yvonne Stroman joined Prevention Specialist, Tiffani Jones-Montgomery and our Graduate-level Intern from Kutztown University, Diane Lillington. The show aired live on Wednesday, April 8 from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. on BCTV (Channel 15 locally). The show can be viewed online HERE.
May 2015: On the topic of “Keeping Youth Safe,” May’s show highlighted a couple of local groups who are engaging youth in pro-active activities or events. The group “Clean Teens” from Wilson High School joined us, along with Brandywine Heights Community Task Force. These groups are doing great work in the community to promote a safe place for young people and encourage youth leadership. The show aired live on May 13, 2015. View the show online HERE.
June 2015: COCA staff member, Yvonne Stroman, hosted our BCTV Program “Social Media: The Good, Bad & Ugly” on Wednesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. Teens from The Reading Eagle’s VOICES joined us for a great discussion, along with Prevention Specialist Jennifer Kaucher. Stay tuned to watch all our summer programs which will highlight students and their views on important topics. Missed the live show? No worries, catch the show HERE on BCTV.org.
July 2015: The program in July was focused on the upcoming Community Forum, “The Devil’s in the Drugs,” on July 23. Read more about the event HERE. Representatives from Berks Opera and Reading Health System appeared as guests. View the show online HERE.
August 2015: What kind of peer pressure do you experience? This program host Yvonne and guests discuss peer pressure across the ages. CLICK HERE to view the program online.
September 2015: This month’s program was focused on National Recovery Month. Yvonne was joined by guests to talk about recovery and the events in Berks County. CLICK HERE to view the program online.
October 2015: Host, Yvonne Stroman, discusses the programs available to support women and children with Valerie Chandler, Madelyn Roupp, and Jodi Sandusky. CLICK HERE to view the program online.
November 2015: Louise Foote and Eric Webber from Caron Treatment Centers along with Mike Reese and Yvonne Stroman from the Council on Chemical Abuse talk about problem gambling. CLICK HERE to view the program online.
December 2015: December’s show is entitled “Buyer Beware” and focuses on youth and video games. Host, Yvonne Stroman and Prevention Specialist, Jennifer Kaucher talk about how the brain is affected by video games, and warning signs that a young adult or child may have a video game or technology addiction. CLICK HERE to view the program online.