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dodgeGFP Is a Beneficiary of the First Annual "Don’t You Dare Do Drugs" Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser!
Southside High Lady Tiger Volleyball Team
Bracket Play: 8AM–5PM / Game Time: 5:30PM / Awards: 6:30PM
Southside High School, 6630 Frontage at White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29605
For more details, contact Ryan White at 467-4099.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

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casaCelebrate Family Day on Monday, September 22, 2014!

Parents who eat dinner with their kids on a regular basis and engage them in conversation can prevent their kids from becoming involved in underage alcohol, tobacco & other drug use and other risky behaviors! 

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Even talking with your kids while driving to and from school; gymnastics / baseball practice; the mall; or even the grocery store can help parents get to know their kid’s interests, concerns, thoughts, and feelings to better connect with them. And observing “Family Day” on Monday, September 22, 2013 can also provide parents with such an opportunity. After all, research shows that parents who are involved in their kids’ lives can influence the decisions their kids make. So, connect with your kids on Family Day! Follow the discussion on GFP’s Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.


golfJOIN THE FUN!

Green Valley Red Ribbon VIP Reception!
Thursday, September 25, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Green Valley Red Ribbon Golf Classic 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Register @ 10:00am/Shotgun Start @ 12:00 noon 
Green Valley Country Club, 225 Green Valley Drive, Greenville, SC 29617
For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Ryan White at 467-4099 or redribbonclassic@gfpdrugfree.org.


oteGreenville Family Partnership Goes “Over the Edge for a Brighter Tomorrow” with Local Celebrity Delvin Choice!
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Bank of America Building, 101 North Main Street
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Inaugural Red Ribbon Run & Fun: A Tribute to Sean Reeves!
10:00am / Trail Blazer Park, 115 Wilhelm Winter St., Travelers Rest, SC, 29690
To register on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/RedRibbonRunAndFun. Or, for more information, contact Ashlyn Byrne at 467-4099.
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talkConsider Yourself Challenged! GFP is sponsoring a “Talk to the Hand Challenge”! Smoking is bad for you, whether you’re doing the smoking or not. Bad teeth, lung problems, heart disease, grey skin… you name it. There are many, many reasons not to smoke. So, let your hand do the talking and tell why you think smoking is bad for you.

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Send your “Fist Face Photo” to meryl@gfpdrugfree.org. Best photos get no prizes. There are no winners when it comes to smoking. We just need to work hard to spread the word one fist at a time! Game on!
handFor more information, contact Meryl McMahon, Project Manager, Greenville County Partners for Tobacco Free Living Healthy South Carolina Initiative, at 467-4099.

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.


RSS"Wouldn’t it be great to be able to walk into any restaurant in all of Greenville County and not have to worry about breathing in smoke? Or, do you think county or state-wide smoke-free ordinances that allow non-smokers - especially children - to breathe fresh, clean, smoke-free air a violation of smokers’ rights?

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.



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, PO Box 10203, Greenville, SC 29603. THANK YOU!

 

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COMMUNITY EVENT DATES FOR PARENTS

“TransParenting” Workshop
Saturdays, August 2014

“Parenting Wisely” Workshop
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 thru Sept. 9, 2014

“Back in Control” Parenting Workshop
Mondays, Sept. 15, 2014 thru Oct. 20, 2014

“Parenting Wisely” Workshop
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 thru Oct. 28, 2014

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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/Driving_Experience.html.

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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