Project SAFE- Strengthening Every Age

“Quite busy!” is the best way to describe activity on the phones and calendars of The SAFE Foundation’s Director of Project SAFE, Director of School Programs, and the Director of Parent Programs. Under Ike Dweck, CASAC, CPGC, the Founder and Director of SAFE, all departments have been bringing vital awareness on a range of topics [...]

May 2nd, 2016|Articles, Blog, School Programs|Comments Off on Project SAFE- Strengthening Every Age

Controlling Criticism

“The way we speak to our children becomes their inner voice.” Peggy O’Mara, editor and publisher of Mothering Magazine. Having a positive self-regard is especially important when speaking about preventing substance abuse; a person who thinks of him or herself favorably is better able to withstand negative peer pressure and to do what he or [...]

May 2nd, 2016|Articles, Postive Parenting|Comments Off on Controlling Criticism

Nothing Cute About Popping a “Xannie”

Xanax, also called “Xannies,” “Footballs,” “Sticks,” or “Bars” is the popular drug on and around the block. Originally designed to treat acute panic attacks, Xanax is a Benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen,) also known as a Benzo. This medication works by suppressing the output of neurotransmitters that interpret fear and slowing down brain activity, thereby producing a calming [...]

May 2nd, 2016|Articles, Drug Related|Comments Off on Nothing Cute About Popping a “Xannie”


Everyone wants to be accepted, but teens face more pressure to fit in at a time in their lives when they still haven’t figured out what kind of person they want to be. Fitting in might mean having the best and most expensive car, clothing or cell phone, and acting in accordance with whatever that [...]

April 13th, 2015|Articles|Comments Off on HELPING YOUR TEEN DEAL WITH PRESSURE