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By Hanley Foundation Regional Prevention Coordinator Diamond Howard-Stevens On November 9, 2001, three days after my 12th birthday, my stepfather was shot and killed by my father. During this time, my mother, brother, and I went through a major change in our lives and suffered great pain and sorrow. Growing up, all I wanted...
Hanley Foundation’s Director of Education Barbara Shafer shares her story about being a parent of loss and seeking to reduce the stigma around substance use disorders. #RecoveryIsNow This video is part 20 of our 2020 Recovery Month Video Series, which features daily videos throughout September from experts in various fields, local politicians, parents of...
Meet Hanley Foundation’s Director of Public Policy Joshua Horton. As a person in long-term recovery, Joshua shares his own story about the power of recovery. #RecoveryIsNow This video is part 18 of our 2020 Recovery Month Video Series, which features daily videos throughout September from experts in various fields, local politicians, parents of loss...
Kimberly Comer with NAMI Florida and the Recovery Advocacy Project talks to us about removing the financial silos from recovery. #RecoveryIsNow This video is part 16 of our 2020 Recovery Month Video Series, which features daily videos throughout September from experts in various fields, local politicians, parents of loss and success stories from those...
Matt Mossburg of Give America Hope talks about his own recovery journey and why community is so important for recovery. #RecoveryIsNow This video is part 14 of our 2020 Recovery Month Video Series, which features daily videos throughout September from experts in various fields, local politicians, parents of loss and success stories from those...
Hanley Foundation’s Chief Development Officer, Turner Benoit, discusses the gap in treatment aftercare for those with substance use disorders. #RecoveryIsNow This video is part 11 of our 2020 Recovery Month Video Series, which features daily videos throughout September from experts in various fields, local politicians, parents of loss and success stories from those in...
For Immediate Release Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 Contact: Mary Katherine Delegal marykatherine@floridabha.org (850) 566-8065 Tallahassee, Fla.—Today is World Suicide Prevention Day – a time to remember those impacted by suicide, and to raise awareness of resources and services available...
Florida Senator for District 31 Lori Berman shares a message with Hanley Foundation on opioid use in Palm Beach County and the effects of COVID-19 on mental health and substance use. #RecoveryIsNow This video is part 7 of our 2020 #RecoveryMonth Video Series, which features daily videos throughout September from experts in various fields,...
Daniel Schneider of Netflix’s ‘The Pharmacist’ talks with Hanley Foundation about the support and resources needed to tackle substance use disorders. #RecoveryIsNow This video is part 4 of our 2020 Recovery Month Video Series, which features daily videos throughout September from experts in various fields, local politicians, parents of loss and success stories from...
During this video, State Attorney Aronberg shares a message on the status of drug use in Palm Beach County. #RecoveryIsNow This video is part 1 of our 2020 Recovery Month Video Series, which features daily videos throughout September from experts in various fields, local politicians, parents of loss and success stories from those in...
By Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist Tracy Perkins What were the signs the student was using? Should I have paid closer attention? Was there something I should have noticed? Should I have known? How could I not have known? Was there something I could have done? How was I supposed to know that was a sign...
By Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist Lorrie van Voorthuijsen Recently, I read an article entitled “The Power of Grandparents: Grandparents Play an Important Role in Preventing their Grandchildren from Drinking and Using Drugs” published by Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. I immediately went to memories of my grandparents and keys.
By Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist Shannon Prieto Have you ever felt inferior? Blown something out of proportion? Were you engaged in negative self-talk? Parents of teens know that whatever adults can be dramatic about is nothing compared to the catastrophe of teenage life and the angst they feel. It is...
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By Hanley Foundation Prevention Coordinator Nancy Valdes  When I married in 2000, I instantly became a stepmom, which was not a title I ever thought I would hold. My parents had been married 30 years, so my experience in life was that a family was forever. I was brought up to believe that after...
By Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist Caleb Akers We’ve all heard that families should eat dinner together, but why? There is a wealth of research that confirms that families who sit and eat dinner together are less likely to engage in using drugs or alcohol. These findings are immensely important....
By Hanley Foundation Prevention Specialist Caleb Akers Through many years of research and education, parents are becoming more aware of the crucial part they play regarding how their child thinks about drugs and alcohol. Parents are gifted with power in their homes to communicate with their children and to help mold the attitudes and...
Our children live in a high-tech world. Parents need to be aware of what their children could be exposed to with certain apps. This table shares 8 popular apps: what they are designed for, accessibility, and potential dangers. Being in the “know” will help to keep our children safe.