This week the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) district team kicked off their Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Workshop series. The series is being hosted in both the St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix districts. VIDE staff members including social workers, psychologists, counselors, nurses, etc. are invited to attend workshops hosted by Insight Psychological Services (STT) and Island Therapy Solutions (STX) in collaboration with PBIS to discuss how drug and alcohol abuse is affecting youth in the territory.
Following the staff workshops, the collaborating partners will host workshops at each of the secondary schools in the territory. Students will have the opportunity to learn about addiction, abuse and most importantly, prevention.
Students and staff will be asked to make a pledge:
I Recognize that my mind and body are blessed.
I Resist all harmful substances.
My life Reflects positive decisions.
I pledge to be drug free.