Resources for Schools

Interested in learning more about how TYSA can provide support at your school?

Teachers and other school professionals play an important role in helping kids avoid the dangers of alcohol and other drugs. TYSA offers a professional development workshop which demonstrates the positive power of teachers and specific ways in which schools can protect children from substance use. This workshop will build the capacity of personnel who work with and interact with youth on a daily basis to feel confident in helping prevent substance use in the school. Schedule a TYSA professional development workshop to equip personnel to 1) Identify signs and symptoms of substance use 2) Provide tools to maintain healthy classrooms and schools 3) Introduce school protocol to address intoxication and suspected substance use.

There are a variety of evidence-based services organizations can bring to schools that span the continuum of care for students. Many of these services can be offered throughout the school day or after school with or without assistance from DOE personnel.

  1. Prevention Services
    OASAS licensed prevention
    a.  Organizations
    b.  Evidence Based Programs (by grade level)
    c.  Helpful materials
  2. Early Intervention
    Screenings and referrals
  3. Professional Development
  4. Parent Workshops
  5. Athletic Policy
  6. Naloxone Training
  7. Youth Empowerment and Education Workshops

Have a school-based health center? Community-Based Organizations and providers can supplement and support the work you are already doing at your school. Contact us for more information.

TYSA provides student workshops that educate young people on the current drug landscape and ways they can get involved in their school and community. To request a workshop, contact us.

About TYSA

Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA) is a coalition of people and organizations who have come together with a mission to decrease youth and young adult substance misuse on Staten Island. The coalition focuses all of its members on using their resources to help one another, and the whole community, combat substance misuse.

Contact TYSA

TYSA
444 St. Marks Place
3rd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10301

Main Line: (718) 226-0258

For Media Inquiries:
Rosanne Mottola
Communications Specialist
(718) 226-0349

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