TYSA Fall 2016 Newsletter
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TYSA Presents "Parents You Matter" to Department of Education Professionals Across Staten Island

In collaboration with the UFT and Staten Island Borough Hall, TYSA has adapted its "Drugs, Alcohol, Your Child, and You - Staten Island Parent's You Matter!" presentation to create a DOE Professional Development workshop. TYSA is rolling out the workshop in all middle schools across the borough. In our first week, five workshops were given to over 800 participants in the following schools: PS/IS 861, IS 49, IS 28, IS 75, IS 51, IS 61.

We thank our wonderful partners who delivered the workshops: Pat Tooker of Wagner College, Geoffrey Debery of ThriveNYC, Amanda Wexler of YMCA, Stephen Bennett of UAUCarol Pisapia of Northwell Health, and TYSA's Susan Hudec.

To learn more about Parents You Matter, or to be trained to deliver the workshop, contact Anna Bledsoe

Thanking our Staten Island Blue Angels

TYSA recognizes and thanks the NYPD Blue Angels, our local heroes who have saved 82 Staten Island lives through naloxone and quick action during crises. 

NYC Well - Talk. Text. Chat. 


At any hour of any day, in almost any language, from phone, tablet or computer, NYC Well connects those in need. NYC Well provides:

  • Suicide prevention and crisis counseling
  • Peer support and short-term counseling via telephone, text and web
  • Assistance scheduling appointments or accessing other mental health services
  • Follow-up to check that you have connected to care and it is working for you
You can:

New Services Available for Staten Islanders

On October 25, Christopher's Reason, the newest program from the Resource Training and Counseling Center, opened its doors to the Staten Island Community with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. 

The center will offer outpatient treatment, assessments and referrals, family support, peer advocacy, recovery coaching, New York State Impaired Driver Program, MADD Victim Impact Panels and other services.

Christopher's Reason Recovery Center is named after Christopher Perotto, who died of a prescription pill overdose in April 2011 at the age of 22.

Camelot is now providing Ancillary Withdrawal services for individuals experiencing mild to moderate opiate withdrawal symptoms. 

Individuals looking to schedule an appointment or make a referral should contact the Screening and Intake Department located at 263 Port Richmond Ave by calling 718-981-8117

Getting Drugs Off of Staten Island Streets

On October 22, 2016, TYSA challenged Staten Islanders to #TakeBackSI by dropping off their used and expired medications to one of the NYPD precincts or to pick up new drug deactivation pouches at Delco Drugs & Specialty Pharmacy, South Shore YMCA or Broadway YMCA. NYPD locations offer a drug take back box all year long, with no questions asked. 

Educating and Interacting with Youth at SIEDC's Annual Health Expo

TYSA volunteers and staff spoke to teenagers and college students about the dangers of alcohol and the importance of intervening at the 8th annual Staten Island Economic Development Corporation SI Health and Wellness Expo at the Hilton Garden Inn in October. Students from Tottenville High School shared their experiences with alcohol with peers, including the influence of alcohol advertising on public transportation across Staten Island.

Curtis High School Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Students at Curtis High School recognized Red Ribbon Week, seeking to raise awareness about the destruction caused by drugs. Students created the "It's a Big Deal" posters to speak out against those who brush off the impact of drug use among youth.During the event students shared their reasons for choosing to remain healthy and avoid drugs. Congratulations to Curtis High School for spreading awareness about substance use in our community.

Make a Difference - Join a TYSA Workgroup

Do you have an idea on how to fight substance misuse across Staten Island, or unique skills or knowledge that you'd like to share with the community? Consider joining one of TYSA's workgroups that help lay the groundwork for many of the programs and initiatives mentioned above. Speak to a TYSA staff member on how you can help make a difference. 
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