CB Cares Positive Coaching Award
CB Cares Educational Foundation is proud to announce a vibrant new partnership with Bucks County Orthodontics, who will continue the yearly recognition of a coach exemplifying positive coaching. The Positive Coaching Award was established in 2012 by the Jones family of Chalfont to recognize a deserving coach who serves as a positive role model, understands the importance of a child’s well-being and is a positive influence in the lives of young people. Specifically, the annual recipient will be recognized for teaching positive life lessons through sports, providing leadership, and promoting sportsmanship, fair play, motivation and respect. All of these behaviors and values are consistent with the 40 Developmental Assets, the framework of CB Cares Educational Foundation’s programs, and thus Bucks County Orthodontics sponsorship will continue to bring this Award to the Central Bucks community. Dr. Todd Welsh has committed to funding a $500 gift to the selected coach who will also receive a beautifully engraved plaque. The recipient will be honored at a community ceremony in late spring. To nominate a well-deserving coach, click here.
Martin Luther King Day of Service
“Make it a Day On…Not A Day Off”
CB Cares EF coordinates one of the largest Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service events in the region and provides opportunities for families and individuals to volunteer each January for a variety of organizations in our area. Click here for volunteer opportunities and schedule of MLK events.
Safe Teen Driving Contract
Prescription Drug Take-Back Box Program
The Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Take-Back Program is focused on alleviating the health and safety concerns from the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs by helping our citizens properly dispose of unused prescription medications. Many young people who abuse prescription drugs take them from medicine cabinets. Keeping unused opioids or other common drugs of abuse in a medicine cabinet is no longer safe or responsible.
Prescription drug misuse, abuse and overdose are growing concerns across the nation. According to a 2015 survey in Pennsylvania, 41.0% of prescription-drug-using students indicated taking the drugs from a family member living in their home, 41.8% indicated that a friend or family member gave them to the student, 26.9% indicated that they bought them from someone, 14.1% indicated they took them from someone not related to them, and 12.9% indicated they took them from relatives who were not living in their home.
Bucks County’s Medication Disposal Program is supported by the Bucks County Commissioners and is made possible by a grant through the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc. Partners in the program include the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, Bucks County Children and Youth, Bucks County Detectives and Bucks Promise. This program is free and anonymous. For permanent medication drop box locations, click here.
*Improper disposal of prescription drugs can create environmental hazards impacting groundwater, rivers, and harming wildlife.
YOU CAN DISPOSE OF:
– Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications
– Tablets and capsules
– Pet medicines
– Intravenous solutions
– Injectables, syringes, and needles (i.e. EpiPens)*; these need to be taken to a health care professional’s office or to a hospital for disposal
– Hydrogen peroxide
– Compressed cylinders or aerosols (e.g., asthma inhalers)
– Iodine-containing medications
– Alcohol & illicit drugs (i.e. marijuana, heroin, LSD, etc.)
Local Businesses Join Forces with CB Cares for Prom Partners
Very soon prom season will be in full swing, and CB Cares EF is gearing up for their Prom Partners program, an initiative to bring businesses together to get the message to our youth that we care about the choices they make during this time of year. Prom Partners is a collaboration between CB Cares EF and local businesses in the community who experience increased business during the prom season. Studies show that during weekends around prom time, there is an increase of traffic crash fatalities among 15-20 year olds that are alcohol-related, and of these fatalities, 72 percent involve a 16-20 year old driver with alcohol in his/her system. This statistic alone was enough to prompt the importance of the message promoted in the Prom Partner’s program.
Local businesses maintain their partnership with CB Cares EF to promote this message by distributing the Prom Partner message via brightly colored flyers which hang from every tuxedo rental that goes out the door. The message is smart and simple, “Look Good, Choose Well, Get Home Safely”. CB Cares EF and the community want everyone to enjoy themselves and look their best and not contribute to the staggering statistics during prom season.