It is possible to lower the levels of stress hormones in a children, strengthening the neural connections needed for learning and self-control. The Changing Minds campaign shows how caring teachers and school staff relationships help prevent or even repair brain imbalances that interfere with learning. Here are three short videos about childhood trauma...
As we move into 2017, Page Alliance for Community Action (PACA) wishes to express our gratitude to our community members, families and youth that support our initiatives and activities to promote a healthy, drug-free environment within Page County. The events surrounding the Red Ribbon Week and community runs (Earth Day and Turkey Trot) are wonderful examples of how collaboration among PACA volunteers, local law enforcement, the school division and local government can bring valuable family and educational events to our youth.
Thank you, Page County for supporting the efforts of our non-profit coalition whose mission is to promote healthy life choices for the youth and families in our community.
Page County Public Schools
Page County Sheriff’s Office
Valley Health - Page Memorial Hospital
Page County Public Health Department
Page County Social Services
Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce
Northwestern Community Service Board
Virginia Cooperative Extension & Page County 4-H
Town of Luray
Town of Shenandoah
Town of Stanley
Stanley United Methodist Church
Crossroads Counseling Center
Page County Counseling Center
American Cancer Society
Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth
Do you need better communication with your child or children and a more positive relationship?
A special, free evening program series for parents and guardians of teenagers is being held in Page County.
S T E P (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting)
...offers strategies for handling misbehavior, discouragement, facing every parent-teen relationship. The seven-week program meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday, March 16th through May 4th at Luray High School. Admission is free.
For more information, contact us here.
Some medications have psychoactive (mind-altering) properties and, because of that, are sometimes abused -- that is, taken for reasons or in ways or amounts not intended by a doctor, or taken by someone other than the person for whom they are prescribed. In fact, prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are, after marijuana (and alcohol), the most commonly abused substances by Americans 14 and older. Learn More...
Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powerful pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin™), hydrocodone (Vicodin™), codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and many others. These drugs are chemically related and interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain. Opioid pain relievers are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by a doctor, but they are frequently misused (taken in a different way or in a greater quantity than prescribed, or taken without a doctor’s prescription) because they produce euphoria in addition to pain relief. Regular use -- even as prescribed by a doctor -- can produce dependence, and when misused or abused, opioid pain relievers can lead to fatal overdose. The current epidemic of prescription opioid abuse has led to increased use of heroin, which presents similar dangers.
When: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Where: Luray Greenway Mechanic Street Parking Lot
Registration: You can register online here (all information must be completed) or download a printable application and then send payment by March 31st to:
Page Alliance for Community Action,PO Box 723, Luray, VA 22835
Race Registration Fee (check one or both):
Cut off date for pre-registration is March 30th. Higher registration fee March 31st through race and no guarantee of receiving a shirt.
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