Do you remember the SRSLY? Check your Stats. Campaign from 2018? This year our Project Success counselor and SRSLY team are working with students to develop a lunch campaign called “SRSLY Check in with Us.” You will see them at middle and high school lunches once a month, articles in local media, parent newsletters, and more.
“SRSLY Check in with Us” is beginning a conversation with students, parents, teachers and others to change the norm that most teens are using alcohol, marijuana, and abusing prescription drugs. The campaign will help highlight the fun, positive things youth are doing without the use of substances.
Did You Know?
Myth: My teenager doesn’t want to spend any time with me.
Reality: They really DO want to spend time with you.
It may seem difficult to believe, but according to the Opinion Research Corporation, about “67% of the teens in America want to spend MORE time with their parents.” That does not mean teens want to spend all their free time together. They are teenagers. But it tells us that they desire and value a positive relationship with their parents. In fact, from the MiPHY survey in 2018, we know that 9 out of 10 Chelsea students report enjoying time spent with their parents.
Ask Your Family
Have you heard of the MiPHY? This school year is another MiPHY year. This means that students in grades 7, 9 and 11 are going to be invited to take a survey called the Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth through the Department of Education. The survey is anonymous and asks students about everything from physical activity, nutrition, time management to drug use in the past 30 days. The survey helps schools learn how they can better serve students as a whole.
Concerned about a student?
The Project Success counselor can meet with middle and high school students at school for a screening, brief intervention and referral for services. Check us out- www.stjoeschelsea.org/projectsuccess or contact 734-548-5077