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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

Red Ribbon Week 2014

During the last week in October, the University School Middle School joined schools across the nation to promote healthy, drug-free lifestyles for Red Ribbon Week. Students and faculty raised awareness about addiction-free lives with activities that included dress-up days, assemblies, and pledges to make healthy choices. This year, the Middle School Guidance Office partnered with the graduate student organization at NSU’s Center for Psychological Services, Students for the Prevention of Addictions (SPA), to design and implement an age-appropriate and engaging curriculum regarding the nature and extent of substance use and prevention. The collaboration aimed to educate students on the realities and consequences of substance use, as well as provide ideas for engaging students in recreational, social, and community activities that reinforce a drug-free lifestyle.

The Red Ribbon Week activities focused on building assertiveness skills, media influence, warning signs, refusal strategies, and myth busters. Members of SPA also attended advisory periods where lessons about the dangers of addictions and substance use helped students learn the skills necessary to resist peer pressure and gain insight into the warning signs of a substance abuse problem.

The success of the program has inspired Ashley Jarvis-Chamberlain, SPA President and Founder, to “extend the program into several local middle schools to raise awareness!”

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