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Red Ribbon Week - Note from Chief Ogden
Posted Date:
10/28/2013

Red Ribbon Week


“A Healthy Me is Drug Free!”


I will be kicking off Red Ribbon Week at Windermere Elementary School Monday morning with an announcement to the students. There is a theme each day and Monday is “funny Sock Day” so don’t forget yours.


 Red Ribbon Week is an awareness campaign that started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA Agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUZ –FREE AMERICA.


 We ask that parents pledge to set guidelines to help children grow up safe, healthy and drug-free. Did you know that parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t, yet only a quarter of teens report having this conversation.


  What is the pledge is about?


  1. as parents and citizens we will talk to our children and the children in our lives about the dangers of drugs.

 2. We will set clear rules for our children about not using drugs.

 3. We will set good examples for our children by not using illegal drugs or medicine without prescriptions.

 4. We will monitor our children’s behavior and enforce appropriate consequences, so that our rules are respected.

 5. We will encourage family and friends to follow the same guidelines to keep children safer from substance abuse.



 For more information on how to talk to your kids please feel free to call the Windermere Police Department of visit some of these websites.


http://redribbon.org/ 

http://teenbrain.drugfree.org/tools/powerofdrugs/talk.html 

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000505.htm

http://medicineabuseproject.org/assets/documents/parent_talk_kit.pd


Thanks, Chief Ogden

 

 
 
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