F2F speakers present at Voice Your Choice Day

F2F speakers present at Voice Your Choice DayPeer to Peer Presentations for Students

Peer to Peer Presentations for Students

Young people in recovery share their personal stories of addiction to demonstrate the real life dangers and consequences of their decisions to experiment and abuse drugs and alcohol.  Presentations are age appropriate for students in grades 6-12, and can be given in a classroom or auditorium setting.

Parent Presentations

A factual presentation about the ever-changing signs, symptoms, and trends of adolescent substance abuse is provided.  Parents who have children who struggled with addiction also share their experiences.  They discuss warning signs they either missed, or disregarded at the time their child was using.  These presentations are most effective at programs that are well attended events such as mandatory programs, orientations, or open houses.  Programs are available for parents of students at any age.

Educational Seminars

Counselors and addiction experts provide programming for education professionals or parents on the current trends, signs, and symptoms in adolescent substance abuse.  Treatment and intervention resources are also discussed.

Annual Leadership Summit

The Face 2 Face Summit is held every fall. Student leaders, education professionals, and parents from across the WNY region are invited to a day long workshop on the dangers and consequences of substance abuse as well as the ever-changing signs symptoms and trends.  Students participate in various sessions where they hear from peers about the consequences of experimentation and drug use and work together on ways to promote positive choices within the school community.  Student participants are encouraged to return to their schools and use their leadership skills to demonstrate a positive impact on the drug and alcohol culture within their school buildings. Adult participants hear from experts in the field and participate in in-services designed to help them better understand and deal with the issues their students are facing.

Partner Schools

Alden Barker Canisius City Honors Clarence Cleve-Hill Depew Erie Boces Frontier Grand Island Hamburg Holland Iroquois Kenmore Lancaster Lockport Maryvale Newfane Niagara Wheatfield Nichols North Tonawanda Orchard Park Springville South Park High School Sweethome St. Francis St. Joe's Collegiate Starpoint Tonawanda West Seneca Central Schools Williamsville Wilson

Additional Partners

Catholic Health Systems DEA D'Youville School of Pharmacy Erie County Erie Co. Medical Society Erie Co Sheriff Department Niagara Co Sheriff's Department UB School of Pharmacy