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TI Student: I’m Not the Only One
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In early November, students from Fowler, Institute of Technology at Central, and Nottingham high schools in Syracuse attended the 2015 Heart of New York Teen Institute leadership conference ....The conference empowers teens with the knowledge, skills and confidence to educate and lead peers to reduce the frequency of substance abuse and other unhealthy behaviors ... read more
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Contact impacts Syracuse Family
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Contact Community Services recently attended the annual Wellness Fair at P.E.A.C.E., Inc., in Syracuse, where we had the great pleasure of meeting Toni Vadala, a Family Worker for P.E.A.C.E., Inc. As we were sharing stories about our agencies, Toni explained how Contact has been a positive influence in her family’s life ... read more
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Fun, Learning and Connection
at 2015 Teen Institute
About 25 students from Fowler, Institute of Technology at Central, and Nottingham high schools in Syracuse attended the 2015 Heart of New York Teen Institute leadership conference over the weekend of Nov. 6 at Long Point Camp in Penn Yan. .. read more
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Contact’s Michele Anson
Talks 211CNY with Laura Hand
Michele Anson, Program Manager for 211CNY and Crisis Intervention Services at Contact Community Services, recently appeared on Laura Hand’s morning show on NBC3-TV to discuss the benefits of 211CNY, which provides free 24-hour health and human services information to residents ... read more
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OASAS Launches
Talk2Prevent Website
Earlier this year, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) introduced Talk2Prevent.NY.GOV, a new website that gives parents tools to talk to their children about the risks of underage drinking ... read more
PAX Game
PAX Game
Syracuse City School District
Highlights PAX Game
The PAX Good Behavior Game (GBG) is starting to catch on throughout the Syracuse City School District. Contact Community Services has introduced PAX GBG to all grades at Meachem Elementary School and Porter Elementary School in the Syracuse City School District. ... read more
Michele Anson
Michele Anson
Contact’s Crisis Intervention Team
Discuss Suicide Prevention
Two members of Contact Community Services’ Crisis Intervention team recently appeared in videos to discuss suicide prevention. Cheryl Giarrusso, Contact’s Director of Crisis Intervention Services, was interviewed by CNY Central reporter Sarahbeth Ackerman ... read more
Jeanne Elmer
Jeanne Elmer
Jeanne Elmer Receives
Exceptional Contribution
to Suicide Prevention Award
Jeanne Elmer, the Director of the Student Assistance Program at Contact Community Services, was recently honored by the Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPCNY) with a 2015 Exceptional Contribution to Suicide Prevention Award. ... read more
Dr. Jason Fruth
Dr. Jason Fruth
Renowned Child Intervention Specialist Teaches PAX at Contact
Dr. Jason Fruth, one of the nation’s leading child intervention specialists, introduced the PAX Good Behavior Game to local school teachers, counselors and administrators at a recent training session at Contact Community Services. The PAX Good Behavior Game (GBG) is an elementary school intervention that targets classroom behavior... read more
Cheryl Giarrusso
Cheryl Giarrusso
Contact Director Interviewed
About Psychiatrist Shortage
Cheryl Giarrusso, the Director of Crisis Intervention Services at Contact Community Services, appeared on NewsChannel 9’s Health Alert recently to discuss how the nationwide psychiatrist shortage is impacting residents in Central New York. To watch reporter Daryl Kirkland-Morgan’s story, please visit NewsChannel 9’s website. To learn more about the free and confidential Crisis Intervention Services that are available to you and your loved ones, please visit our Crisis and Suicide Prevention page.

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