Verona Municipal Alliance Committee

The Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) provides educational programming and prevention outreach to the citizens of Verona. Its funding comes from a grant through the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse with matching funds from the Township of Verona. VMAC was authorized by the Township of Verona in 1989 to promote the prevention efforts of the State of NJ at the community level.

Family Night is Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

The volunteers of the Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) would like to thank the Township of Verona, Board of Education and local restaurants for their continued support of Family Night. The purpose of Family Night is to provide Verona families a cleared schedule to enjoy quality time with each other. Family mealtime is an effective tool in fostering family unity and helping children and adolescents remain substance free. Dinner Does Make a Difference!

FAMILY NIGHT COUPONS ARE HERE!

Family Night will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 25th. The calendar has been cleared of meetings, practices and homework. Local restaurants will once again be offering discounts tor Verona families who don’t want to cook at home. Click HERE for the Family Night Coupon Sheets!  The coupons will also be available online through Verona’s school district’s Friday Folder. Printed coupons will be available at the Verona Library, Community Center and Town Hall.

Poster Contest Winners - March 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the HBW Middle School 2015 Family Night poster contest!  Christian Castner (left) shows off the Verona Family Night edition of Monopoly, while Joe Richinelli (right) displays his Bat Family poster.

Look for the posters on display in Family Night restaurants, schools, and town buildings.

 

Hidden In Plain Site – Tuesday, March 31st 7pm – Verona Community Center

Verona Municipal Alliance will host “Hidden in Plain Sight” on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7PM at the Verona Community Center in the Ballroom. Presented by the Center for Prevention and Counseling, this educational exhibit to prevent youth drug use is suitable for parents, other adult community members and any adult who works or cares about young people. An actual simulation of a teenager’s bedroom will be on display for participants to observe, becoming familiar with where and how teens might hide drugs or paraphernalia. Seemingly innocent items, commonly used by youth, could actually indicate a substance abuse problem. This awareness event will allow adults to be more proactive in helping a young person who might be using drugs. Hear from school counselors, prevention specialists, law enforcement and a lawyer about local drug trends and how to prevent youth substance abuse.Hidden in Plain Sight - Verona
Would you be able to recognize signs of use and intervene before they become impossible to ignore? Don’t leave it to chance! A proactive attendee at a recent presentation had this to say: “I am a Registered Nurse working in a pediatric office, my children are grown but I attended to see what is new in the neighborhood. It was as real eye opener and I took back a lot of information to the office with me.”
For more information, please contact Tina Thompson at The Center at (973)383-4787 or email tina@centerforprevention.org