Drug and Alcohol Awareness
The Drug and Alcohol Awareness page is dedicated to:
- Promoting prevention efforts relating to violence, drug and alcohol abuse.
- Promoting intervention procedures related to violence, drug and alcohol abuse.
- Promoting educational programs regarding violence, drug and alcohol prevention.
- Preventing drug and alcohol misuse and abuse, and creating an atmosphere for positive behavioral change within the school district and our community.
Student Assistance Program
The WASD Student Assistance Program is known as FAME (Faculty Advisors Maintaining Effectiveness). Both the high school and middle school buildings have a trained FAME Team made up of teachers, administrators and counselors who meet several times a week to provide services to referred students. In addition, every building in the district has a full-time Student Assistance/Crisis Counselor.
The FAME program provides a means of identifying and helping students who have challenges which interfere with their success at school.
There are many possible reasons for referral to the FAME Team, such as:
|Drug/Alcohol Abuse||Recent Death of a Loved One|
|Divorce||Social / Behavior Concerns|
|Eating Disorders||Other Personal Problems|
Through FAME, students may be offered help in many ways including counseling, mentoring and support groups.
The district has hired a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), based in the high school Guidance Office, to provide expertise to the FAME Teams in addressing drug and alcohol issues, in addition to working with individual students and assisting with student support groups.
Students can be referred to the Student Assistance Program by parents, peers, administration, faculty or staff, and self-referral. Fill out the High School FAME Referral Form and return to the Guidance Department. Parental permission is required for student participation in FAME. Involvement in FAME is confidential.
For additional information, contact:
Keith Gunuskey, Assistant Superintendent,[email protected] or (570) 226-4557 x3000
WAYNE COUNTY DRUG & ALCOHOL COMMISSION
The Wayne County Drug & Alcohol Commission is a public non-profit agency. The Commission is fully licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Programs. The Commission is committed to providing prevention, early intervention, and comprehensive drug-free treatment services to the Wayne County area. These services shall be made available to every resident of Wayne County regardless of race, creed, color, age, sex or ability to pay.
The Wayne Co. D&A Commission provides drug and alcohol assessments (no charge for adolescents), prevention services (including meeting with FAME Teams), DUI and Underage Drinking classes, case management and referral for D&A counseling.
Outpatient counseling and referral for inpatient treatment for Wayne Co. residents is provided in the Honesdale D&A office by Carbon/Monroe/Pike D&A Commission. Their contact number in the Wayne Co. office is (570)253-5099. There is no charge for adolescents or SAP referrals.
The Commission closely guards the confidentiality of its clients.
Contact Information: (570) 253-6022
THE CARBON-MONROE-PIKE DRUG AND ALCOHOL COMMISSION
The primary mission of the authority is the assessment of the local drug & alcohol prevention, intervention and treatment service need, as well as the planning for and funding of the local continuum of services for the tri-county community.
Drug and alcohol assessments (no charge fro adolescents) for Pike County residents are provided by Catholic Social Services in Milford, PA - (570) 296-1054, or Pyramid Outpatient (walk-in assessment) in Hawley, PA - (570) 390-7261 .
24 Hour Hotline 1-866-824-3578 (Carbon-Monroe-Pike Drug & Alcohol Commission)
The following treatment facilities offer adolescent inpatient drug/alcohol rehabilitation services.
Education and Information for Students
- A Comprehensive Guide to Drugs on Campus
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens
- Above the Influence
- The Partnership for a Drug Free America
- The Cool Spot (Age appropriate site for middle school students)
- Teens Health
Education and Information for Parents/Guardians:
- A Substance Abuse Guide for Parents
- How Alcohol Affects the Adolescent Brain
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- Not My Kid
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- The Anti-Drug
- The Dangerous Game Your Kid May Be Playing - The Choking Game (Psychology Today)
- The Partnership for a Drug Free America - Time to Talk
- The Partnership for a Drug Free America - Time to Act
Help & Treatment for Students/Parents
Support for Parents & Students