News from CV Alliance

Hi, CV!

Hope your first week of school is going well. Here’s wishing you a terrific year!

CV Alliance members have been busy putting together programs for parents, families, and kids. Here are a few:

We are pleased to announce “Teen Trials & Tribulations: a Series of 4 Talks” resumes on Thursday, Sept. 11 in CV High School library, 2900 Community Ave., from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tina Givrad, PhD, will discuss, “How the Teenage Brain Learns.” To accommodate our request, Tina will also mention how drug and alcohol use negatively impact a developing brain’s ability to learn.

If her name sounds familiar, it should. She introduced us to recent research on hardwiring of the teenage brain in January.

The other free talks take place on Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11 – same time, same place, different topics. Many thanks to CV High School for opening their doors to us.

For those of you wondering about parent sessions at the CCY (Crescenta-Cañada YMCA), I wanted to let you know that we are in the process of putting that weekly program back on the rails. These are Tuesday night informational discussions from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Many thanks to the YMCA (1930 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada) for opening their doors to us.

Finally, we are about to start a new program for those of you available during the day: “Walk & Talk.” The idea is to meet at a park and have a “walking meeting” about issues you care about. Our target group is elementary school parents, but everyone is welcome! Bring your strollers. We will be partnering with Didi Hirsch Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Services on this. Summer vacations put a crimp in our ability to lock down information but we think it’ll be Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings around 8:30 a.m. at a park with good amenities.

FYI: Strategic partners next meet Friday, Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at USC VHH. Stop by and chat at the Prom Plus picnic on Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at CV Park, and Prescription Drug Take Back is Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (locations TBD). Until then, dispose of your unwanted medicines, needles, lancets, and marijuana anonymously at the CV Sheriff’s Station at 4554 Briggs Ave.

Join our distribution list online for details.

Suzy Jacobs is the executive director of the CV Alliance located at 

3131 Foothill Blvd. Suite D

La Crescenta, CA 91214

(818) 646-7867