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If you would like to help GFP continue its mission of keeping kids off drugs, please consider making a donation. You may donate through the Paypal button; by phone at (800) 732-4099; or via mail to Greenville Family Partnership, 25 Woods Lake Road, Suite 600, Greenville, SC 29607. THANK YOU!

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Thank you to everyone that came out this morning for the GFP "Open House" Celebration! We enjoyed showing off our new office space to all that attended!  A special thank you to Stephanie Stephenson and the Carolina Center for Behavioral Health for providing a very tasty Chick-fil-A breakfast for our guests! If you couldn’t make it, please feel free to stop by anytime and we would be more than happy to show you around GFP!


jeanetteThe Jeanette C. Cannada / Red Ribbon Memorial Scholarship 2015 Winners To Be Announced!

This year, Greenville Family Partnership awarded four Jeanette C. Cannada/Red Ribbon Memorial Scholarships in honor of Jeanette Cannada, a founding member who gave 30 years of service to education and the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth.

The four recipients were Alondra Gutierrez, a senior at Mauldin High School; Jordan Mills, a senior at Blue Ridge High School; Chelsea Regoni, a senior at the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities; and Chase Nicholson, a renewal scholarship winner, is a junior at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Ms. Gutierrez Ara plans to attend USC Columbia; Mr. Mills plans to attend Tri-County Technical College and “bridge” to Clemson University; Ms. Regoni plans to attend the University of South Carolina; and Mr. Nicholson is continuing his studies in chemical and biomolecular engineering.

For more details, please access the links below.

Scholarship Form:


net Parents! Keep Kids "Internet Safe"!

 

While the internet can be a great past-time because it opens doors to worlds in which most of us would never come in contact, it also presents some risks and even dangers when it comes to personal safety and financial security...!

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“Internet Safety Month” encourages parents to take steps to protect children from cyberbullies and child predators and encourages individuals to safeguard their identity and their finances from criminals living a world away who are looking to make millions of quick bucks. To learn how to be “internet safe”, visit OnGuardOnline.gov!

 

Parenting Programs

Parenting Classes—enhance the parenting skills of parents, grandparents, and other caring adults; help in the development of positive discipline, communication & anger management skills, and increase the knowledge of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

GFP offers the following parenting classes:

  • Parenting Wisely — enhances parenting skills & instills confidence in parents of young children. Download Brochure
  • Back in Control — helps parents get “back in control” when a kid or teen is “out of control” (Provided in Cooperation with the SC Dept. of Juvenile Justice) Download Brochure
  • TransParenting - helps divorced parents communicate effectively in regards to children to lessen the negative effects of divorce on kids; it is nationally recognized by courts and attorneys. More Info or Download Brochure
  • Other Classes

Parenting Classes may also be tailored to suit a particular topic or audience. For more information or to schedule a parenting class, contact Lynn Hooper or Terry Taylor at 467-4099. Or, you may send an email to lynn@gfpdrugfree.org or terry@gfpdrugfree.org.


guardHelp Teens Guard Against Distracted Driving!

In today’s world of “driving while texting / talking, teens can easily get distracted. But bmw the “Guard Your Life Challenge / BMW Driving Experience” can teach teens ages 15-19 how to avoid the dangers of distracted driving. Visit http://guardyourlifechallenge.com/.


RSSHave You Heard That A New Brand Of E-cigarettes Is Being Promoted As A Newer, Hipper, Cooler Cigarette? Do you think that smoking e-cigarettes is safer than smoking regular cigarettes? Or, do you think the vapor emitted by e-cigarettes is just as dangerous as secondhand smoke?

To read this and other blog articles; national drug trend news; local opinion; and to view our community events calendar and drug prevention newsletters, visit our Blog. If you have an opinion you would like to share, we would love to hear it.


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COMMUNITY EVENT DATES FOR PARENTS

“Back in Control” Parenting Workshop
Mondays, May 4, 2015 thru June 8, 2015

“Parenting Wisely” Workshop
Tuesdays, May 12, 2015 thru June 9, 2015

“TransParenting” Workshop
Saturday, June 20, 2015

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TESTIMONIALS

"This program is a superb, in-depth look into the ways to raise a child. The lessons learned are excellent tools to place a parent in control. Each of the program topics has been helpful in all of my current situations with my child. Clearly to me, consistency and effective follow through have had the most profound impact on my parenting skills. I highly recommend this program to all parents. Regardless of your current situation, all parents would benefit from this program." ~~~ Quote from a parent who succesfully completed the "Back in Control" Parenting Workshop .

THE PARENT KIT

If you are a parent who feels at a loss as to what to say when it comes to talking to your teens about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, then you may want to access the "Your Child Didn't Come with an Owner's Manual" Parent Kit.

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