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MTAC Launches New Website

Updated Prevention Resources during COVID-19 Massapequa Takes Action Coalition recognizes how COVID-19 presents challenges for Massapequas’ youth and families. To assist Massapequa families in the prevention of youth substance misuse, MTAC has launched a new website with updated resources to
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MTAC Honors Coalition Members’ Dedication & Outreach To Prevent Opioid and Substance Misuse

Massapequa Takes Action Coalition recently acknowledged community members who have dedicated their time and energy to reduce opioid and substance misuse in the Massapequas. Nassau County Police Department POP (problem-oriented policing) Officers Steven Russell and Thomas Lively along with Dr. Mary Koslap-Petraco, were presented recognition awards at MTAC’s recent Steering
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MTAC Offers FREE TIPS Training for Massapequas' Businesses Serving or Selling Alcohol

Massapequa Chamber of Commerce and Massapequa Takes Action Coalition invite Massapequa businesses and their employees that serve or sell alcohol to attend FREE TIPS training, a skills based course designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving, and underage drinking. This free training is offered in conjunction with the Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County Police Department,
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MTAC’s Vaping: Danger in the Mist Prevention Program to Address Dangers in E-cigarette Use

Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) invites all parents with children (K-12) and residents to Vaping: Danger in the Mist, an e-cigarette and vaping prevention education program on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. in Massapequa High School’s Little Theater. YES Community Counseling Center will provide the presentation which will address recent health concerns
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Dangers Of Vaping And Opioid Prevention Program

In partnership with the Massapequa Elks Lodge and the Massapequa Takes Action Coalition, YES Community Counseling Center (YESCCC) will present the Dangers of Vaping and Opioid Abuse and Overdose Prevention for families and concerned community members on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Massapequa Elks Lodge, 2162 Veterans Boulevard, Massapequa. Free naloxone
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Be a Part of the Solution

While teens nationally are drinking less alcohol, in the Massapequas, teens are drinking at higher rates than national and state averages! Massapequa Takes Action Coalition, the Massapequas only federal and state funded coalition to reduce youth substance misuse, invites parents and residents to its general coalition meeting on Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00 p.m.
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National Expert To Address Marijuana Legalization

MTAC Hosts NYS Legalization Education Forum   Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) invites all parents, youth and residents to attend its engaging prevention education program, Marijuana Legalization: Lessons Learned from Colorado, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Massapequa High School Auditorium. The presentation will highlight the evolving impacts
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Turn in Unused or Expired Meds for Safe Disposal Massapequa Takes Action Coalition has rescheduled its bi-annual Drug Take Back Day to Saturday, November 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Massapequa High School East Driveway – District Office Parking Lot. Residents and parents can help prevent prescription drug misuse by turning in unused […]

YES & MTAC Host Active Parenting NOW

‘How To’ Program for Parents of K-6 Children Parenting, like any other skill, is something we learn, and learning “on the job” can be frustrating. As parents we become confused when, after constant repetition of the same theme, children still do not respond. “Active Parenting” is perhaps the most effective program ever offered in the […]