Updates - 2014

The Canton Community of Concern (COC) has merged with the Canton Youth Services Bureau (YSB) to continue to provide proactive programs to our students and the community in dealing with Substance Abuse and Mental Health issues.

What is the Community of Concern / Youth Services Bureau?

The Canton Community of Concern is a partnership of parents, students, schools and the community, working together to keep our children safe and drug free. Our goal is to create awareness in the community concerning substance abuse and to work together collaboratively. We are asking the entire Canton Community to help us achieve this goal in the hope that we will be sending a clear message to our young people that we are all in this together.

The Canton Community of Concern is a partnership of parents, students, schools and the community, working together to keep our children safe and drug free. Our goal is to create awareness in the community concerning substance abuse and to work together collaboratively. We are asking the entire Canton Community to help us achieve this goal in the hope that we will be sending a clear message to our young people that we are all in this together.

Community of Concern Booklets

Parents with students in Grade 3, students in Middle School and parents of students new to the district will receive at Open House the Community of Concern booklet entitled "A Parent's Guide for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use." This booklet contains detailed information explaining what types of drugs we are dealing with today, scientific-based brain research as to what effects drugs and alcohol have on young people, the Canton Board of Education Substance Abuse Policy, a list of resources to go to for help, and information dealing with the legal consequences of drug abuse. If a parent is not able to attend Open House, the booklet will be mailed to them.

Please go over these booklets with your child.


Youth Services Bureau Members

Chair - Sue Eisner Saidel
Vice Chair - Pat Malloy
Secretary - Stan Krzanowski
Laurie Meheran - Cave (Youth Center) Coordinator
Glenn Barger - Cave (Youth Center) Coordinator
Lori Snow - Counseling Coordinator

 

 

Teen Center - "The Cave"

Under the YSB, a Youth Center called "The Cave" is available for all High School Students

When:
    Friday evenings: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Where: 
    Collinsville Congregational Church
    7 South Street
    Collinsville




Substance Abuse Council / COC Meeting Dates
2013


Meetings are held in the Community Center at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, March 10, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014th
Monday, May 12, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Monday, August 11th 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014


Substance Abuse Council / Community of Concern meetings meet together with the Youth Services Bureau

 

Canton Parent Program on Underage Drinking


A community conversation about
the dangers of underage drinking.

Click here to view PowerPoint presentation.




How to Become a Partner in the Community of Concern / Youth Services Bureau?

If you would like to become a partner in the Canton Community of Concern, kindly let us know. We are open to any ideas, and we would welcome your attendance at our meetings.

We would also appreciate your financial support. Click here for a list of meeting times.

Donations can be made out to "Canton YSB" and mailed to the following address:


P.O. Box 366
Collinsville, CT  06022


Please feel free to contact Sue Saidel at suesaidel@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Family Safety Contract
Click to open contract.


Drug & Alcohol Student Survey

Click here to go to survey results page.

Help Reduce the Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs in Connecticut

Click to open information from the Connecticut Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force.


Sam Collins Day 2010

The following students worked at the Sam Collins Day Substance Abuse Council/COC Booth:

Christina Cardwell
Simon Ciccarello
Leigha Emerson
Wolfgang Gassmann
Stephanie Gauthier
Caitlin Haendiges
Miranda Jurras
Kailynn Maloy
Jillian Miller
Suzi Rush
Brooke Schomburg
Rebecca Szpekman



Students working at Sam Collins Day - Substance Abuse Council / Community of Concern Booth.

Susan Saidel Receives Award

The Capitol Area Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) recently awarded Susan Eisner-Saidel the Community Educator Award for her work with the Canton Community of Concern / Substance Abuse Council.

The awards' ceremony, with approximately 200 people in attendance, was held at the Gray Conference Center at the University of Hartford. Kevin Case, Superintendent of Canton Schools, presented her with the award.


Photo: (left-right)
Superintendent Kevin Case, former Assistant Superintendent Lynn McMullin,
Susan Saidel, Canton Middle School Principal Joseph Scheideler.


Community of Concern Float in 2008 Alumni Parade

Community of Concern Float in Alumni Parade
Student float makers: Kailynn Maloy, Nikki Liucci, Kristee Bisson
Twin Landscaping donated the truck for the float.

Students in the Alumni Parade
Kailynn Maloy, Vivian Perge, Crystal Diana, Katelyn Birge

 

We are proud to have the following partners in the Canton Community of Concern

Canton Board of Education vv
Canton Substance Abuse Council I
Canton High School
Canton Little League I
Canton Middle School PTO **
Michael and Elizabeth Griffin *
Matthew and Sue Saidel *
Canton Youth Basketball I
Mike D'Apice - Money Mindfulness *
Susan and Edward Pepin
Shane, Keegan, Tracy and Tony Toland
Adams Supermarkets (Ed Garalis)
Ben & Jerry's
The Simsbury Bank
Edward and Terri Trider
Collinsville Savings Society
The Millar Family

Cherry Brook Primary School PTO**
Canton Intermediate School PTO**
Canton Middle School PTO**
The Motorlease Corporation*
Canton Girl Scouts*
Nancy and Herman Rosshirt*
Triskelion Family Services*
Susan and William Crowe*
Joseph and Lori Mahler
Edith and Edward Offenhartz
Flatbread
Canton Community Nursery School
Frank J. Mairano & Associates*
David Bristol
Body Parts, LLC
Sue Crawford
The Dibella Family
Michael and Laurie Meheran*
*  Bronze Sponsor $100 to $249
I  Gold Sponsor $500 to $999
**  Silver Sponsor $250 to $499
vv  Platinum Sponsor $1,000 or more

"Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world.
In fact, it's the only thing that ever has." ~ (Margaret Meade)

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