Developing Resources for Education in America (DREAM, Inc.)
Our mission is to prevent youth substance abuse and promote healthy life styles through developing and providing effective products and services for schools, communities, and businesses.
Your Voice. Your Choice. Make a Difference.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that mean the most. Like the time you comforted your child when he or she came home crying after being bullied. Or the time you encouraged your best friend to quit smoking and offered support. Or maybe it was the time your cousin told you having another drink wasn’t going to make you feel any better.
The fact of the matter is, preventing substance abuse and promoting mental health in our communities starts with each and every one of us. The choices we make and the things we say can make a difference. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) second annual National Prevention Week is a great time to discover how we can help each other live healthier lives.
From May 12-18, 2013, SAMHSA encourages each of us to come together with our fellow community members and focus on substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion.
Each day of National Prevention Week 2013 will focus on a different behavioral health topic. Communities and individuals are encouraged to host and get involved in events that highlight these themes throughout the week.
Sunday, May 12 – Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use
Monday, May 13 – Prevention of Underage Drinking
Tuesday, May 14 – Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Use
Wednesday, May 15 – Prevention of Alcohol Abuse
Thursday, May 16 – Suicide Prevention
Friday, May 17 – Promotion of Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Well-Being
Here are some simple ways you can get involved in National Prevention Week 2013:
Take the Prevention Pledge and commit to a healthy lifestyle that’s free of substance abuse. Spread the word and share the Prevention Pledge with your family and friends.
Participate in the “I Choose” Project, a way to make a difference, be a positive ex ample, and inspire others by submitting a photo of yourself holding a sign with a personal message about why substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion are important to you.
Attend a National Prevention Week event near you!
Visit the National Prevention Week website to learn more about this national observance and how you can use your voice to make a difference.
Support the DREAMCATCHERS in the Relay for Life
Like most of you, we know too many people whose lives have been touched by cancer.
That's why we joined with the American Cancer Society to help save lives by participating in a Relay For Life event.
We will be participating on May 31, 2013 and would appreciate your support with a donation toward my fundraising goal. In addition to funding lifesaving research, every dollar raised helps the American Cancer Society provide services to cancer patients in need. Thank you so much for your support. Together, we are saving lives from cancer and creating a world with more birthdays!
Follow this link to show your support.
Do You Want To NOT Fail at Grant Writing?
We want to help you succeed at finding grants, writing grants, and sustaining them!
Join us for two great workshops coming this May to DREAM, Inc.
What's in it for you?
Insider information that can help you find grants to fund your projects and programs, be awarded a grant, and manage those grants effectively and efficiently.
Register today to reserve your spot.
May Grant Workshops:
Grant Writing: Basics
May 15-16, 2013
Speaker: Anna Lyn WhittLocation: DREAM, Inc.
May 31, 2013
Speaker: Kenneth Wheatley
Location: DREAM, Inc.
Both workshops are approved for the following CE’s:
Mental Health Therapist (DMH), Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled (DMH), Addiction Therapist (DMH) Community Support Specialist (DMH), Licensed Administrator (DMH), Certified Peer Support Specialist (DMH), Social Work (MBE), Alcohol and Drug Counselor (NAADAC), Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Counselor LPC (NBCC)
DREAM, Inc. is located at 310 Airport Road S, Pearl, MS 39208
We hope to see you soon!