August 25th 2021, the coalition had the pleasure of attending Freshman Orientation and meeting the incoming RHS freshman class! The Vernon ROCKS was a stop on their tours to educate them on mental health, dispel misconceptions about common substances, and provide healthy coping strategies for stress. Additionally, we know this school year will be challenging, for most students it is their first time back in the classroom after being virtual for so long. That, on top of the normal stress of back-to-school routines is a lot to manage, so to help mitigate that we complied resources for self-care and provided stress balls for every freshman! You can access the coping strategy resource HERE. We cannot wait to interact more with the new class of students and help influence positive decision-making!
Pictured Below: Prevention Program Support Specialist Holly, excited to interact and educate the incoming freshman class on substance use prevention and positive mental health strategies!