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Effects of Marijuana

Today begins National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) – started by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), it inspires meaningful conversations around youth substance use. We are honored to partner with NIDA to share facts around topics that are often steeped in misinformation and stigma. 
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The majority of people who reach out to our helpline are concerned about marijuana. Today, we are answering some important questions related to the substance itself and how to talk to young people in your life about marijuana. 

Why is it important for parents to be informed about marijuana?

Nearly 30% of people who use it have a mild, moderate or severe form of marijuana use disorder.
  • Young people who use marijuana are 4 to 7 times more likely than adults to become addicted to marijuana; however, the longer teens and young adults delay use while their brains are developing, the less likely they are to develop a marijuana use disorder or addiction. 
What are the risks of my child using marijuana? 
Teens and young adults are among the most at risk to the harms of marijuana. Marijuana can affect people differently, but here are some common effects: 
  • Brain development can be negatively impacted, including decision-making and impulse control  
  • Anxiety and psychoses (how people view reality) can increase 
  • Attention, learning and memory can be negatively impacted 
  • Slower reaction time, can affect driving and increase injury risk  
  • Can lead to addiction
How do I talk to my child about marijuana? 
When connecting with a child or young person in your life about marijuana, it’s important to remember: 
  • Not to lecture – listen and understand their perceptions of marijuana
  • Be clear about your position
  • Let them know that this is a health concern
  • Avoid focusing on punishment

Where can I go to learn more about marijuana basics, risks of use or protecting youth from its harm?

Learn more about National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week here and follow along on social media using the hashtag #NDAFW. 
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"Coping with Holiday Stress" Webinar

Register Now for Our Upcoming Webinar:"Coping with Holiday Stress -Supporting Child and Family Resilience"

On Thursday, December 14, at 7:30 pm, the School Mental Health Resource and Training Center is hosting a Family and Caregiver webinar: "Coping with Holiday Stress - Supporting Child and Family Resilience."

We will be joined by Dr.Vera Feuer, from Northwell Health, to discuss how stress and the holidays can impact your mental health. We will discuss how to support your mental health, how to support the mental health of our youth and families, and how to promote resilience during these times.


Please note: registration will close at noon on 12/14/22.

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Urban Advantage Family Fall Events

Broadband Benefit Program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a short-term Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which provides broadband internet service for eligible New York City households, at a reduced cost, during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school or program are eligible for this benefit. Families can confirm their eligibility, apply for the program, and find participating broadband providers via the USAC website. There are two types of benefits available to eligible households:  

  • Monthly Benefit: A discount of up to $50/month for broadband service, equipment, and device rentals; or  
  • One-time Device Discount: A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of $10-$50), where available

Please see the attached flyer below for more details.

 Broadband Benefit Program.pdf 

Immunization Requirements

A healthy school setting gives all students the best chance to learn and grow. Vaccines are very important to this effort. They protect children from getting and spreading diseases that can make them very sick. For this reason, we require children aged 2-months to 18-years-old who are entering or attending child care, public school, or private school be vaccinated against certain diseases.

Please click on the link below to visit the NYC DOE website for Immunization Requirements. link)

Resources for Undocumented Students

NYC Department of Education Division of Multilingual Learners provides support for undocumented students and families during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Click on the link below for resources.

Resource for Undocumented Students and Families NYCDOEMLL_May 2, 2020

ASD Nest Support Project E- Newsletter

NYU/Steinhardt offers Nest families the ASD Nest Support Project Family e-newsletter. With funding from the NYC Department of Education, this e-newsletter provides:

    • General information about autism and the Nest program
    • Information from self-advocates
    • Relevant community resources and links to news and research
    • Dates/times/locations of upcoming workshops and other events


Click on the link to subscribe to the e-newsletter  ASD Nest Support Project Newsletter