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Substance abuse topic of Feb. 10 forum

by jmaloni
Sat, Feb 7th 2015 07:00 am

To increase awareness of the problems youth face, and to find strategies the community can adapt to build a healthy environment for youth, the One Island, One Team Coalition will discuss the reality of adolescent substance abuse on Grand Island and learn about the issues that were identified in the prevention needs assessment survey taken by Grand Island teens.

A Grand Island Town Hall event will take place Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the courtroom, 2255 Baseline Road. Channel 4 News team and Grand Island resident Luke Moretti will be the moderator for the evening. Speakers will include Grand Island Town Supervisor Mary Cooke; Dan Stinson, coordinator of the One Island, One Team Coalition; Teresa Lawrence, Grand Island school superintendent; Chris Pyc, school resource officer; Dan Webb, Catalyst Research; and Sally Yageric, Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

The event will begin with a light dinner from 5:30 to 6 p.m., with entertainment by a Grand Island School District musical group. The program runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The Town Hall event is being funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration secured through the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

For further information, call Dan Stinson, One Island, and One Team Coordinator at 716-983-6521.

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