Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31, 2014
The National Family Partnership (NFP) organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Celebration. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.
Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. In honor of Camarena's memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin.
Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families. The NFP and its network of individuals and organizations continue to deliver his message of hope to millions of people every year, through the National Red Ribbon Campaign.
70% of children who abuse prescription drugs get them from family or friends. Download a flyer Lock Your Meds from the National Family Partnership. Spread the word about Red Ribbon Week. Download mini booklets about marijuana use.
Connecting Families One Cup at a Time
Do you have a child with a hearing loss? Would you like to meet some other parents? Come have coffee and learn about a state-wide group for parents of children with a hearing loss.
The Kansas School for the Deaf outreach department is helping to facilitate a group for parents of children with a hearing loss in Kansas. We invite you to take part and meet other parents. The next meetings are being held in Wichita at the Watermark Books & Cafe, Liberal at Spencer Browne's, Pratt at the Blue Moon Coffee House, and Salina at Mokas South.
Family Signs Kansas
Family Signs Kansas is a one-on-one ASL class for families living outside the Kansas City metro area who have a child who is deaf/hard of hearing. These classes are free to families. Classes will be conducted via Skype. If you would like more information, please contact Paula Crotty at email@example.com or (913) 210-8156.
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