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With Recreational Pot Likely Coming to CT, We All Should Know the Public Health Concerns

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While the bill approving the sale of recreational marijuana still has a way to go before being adopted, we should realize that, at some point in the not-too-distant future, recreational marijuana could very likely be available in Connecticut. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien YMCA Marks Child Abuse Prevention Month with ‘Five Days of Action’

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The Darien YMCA is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 22 to 26, 2019. Leading up to Healthy Kids Day on April 27 — a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids — Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by sharing tips on how adults can prevent child sexual abuse. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘What Did You Do on Spring Break?’ … ‘I Took a Babysitting Class at Stamford EMS’

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Spots are still available for the Stamford EMS Safe Sitter class on April 18. Held during spring recess, the class teaches young teens the skills needed to care for themselves and young children so they may become safe and effective babysitters. The class takes place Thursday, April 18 from 9am to 3pm at Stamford EMS, 684 Long Ridge Road in Stamford. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Two Days of Earth Day-Related Presentations and Programs at Grace Farms, April 26 to 27

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In celebration of Earth Day (Monday, April 21), Grace Farms Foundation has a two-day lineup the following Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, of programs, activities and expert-led discussions about the importance of restoring local native habitats. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Where the Community Fund of Darien’s ‘Our Darien’ Campaign Is Going in Year 3

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In the third year of the Community Fund of Darien’s “Our Darien” campaign against underage drinking and binge drinking in town, the organization has released this op-ed article, particularly for parents, describing the problem in town. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Psychologist to Speak at Darien High About Building Your Child’s Resilience

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Your kids, like everyone else, will face challenges, setbacks, defeats and failures in school and later in life. As parents, you know you can’t prevent them all. In both childhood and adulthood, the better your sons and daughters are able to bounce back and cope with those circumstances, the less likely they are to turn to destructive behaviors, including substance abuse and risky sex. You can get advice about building resilience in your children from a psychologist, Suniya Luthar, who will speak at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23 at Darien High School Auditorium. Her talk is titled “Youth in High Achieving Schools: Maximizing Resilience.” The event is presented by the Darien High School Parents Association and the Depot Youth Center. Continue Reading →

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Basic Course Starts in April for Parents, Caregivers of Children, Teens With Mental Health Challenges

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The signature NAMI Basics course — for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents under 17 who live with mental health challenges — is starting April 24. The course is offered by NAMI Southwest CT, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Sign Up by April 5 for Daily Spring Vacation Camp Programs at Maritime Aquarium, April 15 to 19

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Kids ages 6 to 8 can learn from a marine biologist and scuba diver, thrill to encounters with live animals, and lots more in a series of fun programs during the upcoming school-vacation week, April 15-19 at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Registration ends Friday, April 5. (more…) Continue Reading →

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