COLLEGE STATION—Residents and community leadership came together on Thursday, September 15 at the Christ United Methodist Church to hear from a panel of local authorities, drug addiction professionals, prevention programs and Texas A&M University’s student government about the growing drug usage and abuse trend in the Twin Cities.
A crowd of about 45 people attended the nearly two-hour presentation, and those in attendance included teenagers, senior citizens, school administrators, officers of the law enforcement and elected officials.
A question was asked from the audience about what the most important thing parents should know about the increasing drug abuse trend.
“Just observation, recognizing it in your own family,” said Bobbi Brooks, Program Manager of the Watch UR BAC project. “There are resources
out there that are available for people you think may have, or have an addiction.”
The program was sponsored by Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley.
MADISONVILLE—Most of Madisonville ISD youngsters got to meet their teachers Thursday evening in preparation for the start of a new school year.
Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley staff also participated in “Meet the Teacher” night! SFBV’s program coordinators introduced their new project to parents and handed out backpacks to students.
SFBV’s classes will start in October and will provide parents, couples and individuals with the tools they need to create and maintain healthy families. The project will also serve Burleson, Brazos, Grimes and Robertson Counties.
SFBV is a project within the Family and Community Health unit of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and funded by the Unites States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.
NAVASOTA—The threat of inclement weather did not stop kids and families from participating in Grimes County’s Back-to-school Health and Safety Day on Tuesday afternoon.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley and Chi St. Joseph Health made sure that children of Grimes County have a great start to the new school year with many of their school-related needs. Because of a grant and donors, over 400 backpacks and school supplies were distributed to children in grades K-12.
Participants were also treated to a light-bite lunch, health and safety demonstrations.
SFBV’s Program Coordinator for Grimes County, Chasitdy Love handed out brochures and goody bags to parents. Love also talked to parents about the new project which will help individuals to maintain healthy relationships, parenting and family financial management.
The program is scheduled to start in October.
CALDWELL—Hundreds of children braved the summer heat on Tuesday to pick up new backpacks and school supplies at Burleson County’s Back-to-School Blast.
Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley teamed-up with Copperas Hollow Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, local businesses and churches to make the event possible.
Holly Narro, SFBV’s Program Coordinator for Burleson County, spoke to parents about the new project which will seek to provide couples and individuals with the tools they need to create and maintain healthy families.
The classes are scheduled to start in October and will also be held in Brazos, Grimes, Madison and Robertson Counties.
COLLEGE STATION–Hundreds of families participated in the Back to School Family Funfest last night at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
Starting at 5:30 p.m., Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley gave away over 100 backpacks, each filled with cool gadgets and brochures about the project.
Nancy Winn, Program Coordinator for Brazos County talked to parents about the new project which is schedule to start in October. “ I spoke to hundreds of parents and informed them about our project that will help them to maintain healthy families,” Winn said.
Children were also treated to free health screenings, finger-printings, games and activities.
The event was sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, Texas Department of Transportation, Chi St. Joseph Health, Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley and Brazos Valley Coalition.
Navasota—Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Family and Community Health Unit introduced a new program, “Strengthening Families of the Brazos Valley” (SFBV) to Grimes County service organizations, city and county residents.
Program Manager Laurie Naumann explained what the program would explore and goals of the program regarding healthy relationships, parenting and family financial management.
This will be the first program conducted in the Brazos Valley and classes are also being held in Brazos, Burleson, Madison and Robertson Counties.
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