Resources for Parents, Guidance Counslers, and Student Athletes
"Teens, Drugs, and
Violence - A Special
Report" From The Office of
National Drug Control
Teens who use drugs are more
likely to engage in violent
behavior, steal, use other
drugs, and join gangs. In the
past year, youth* who used an
illicit drug were almost twice as
likely to have engaged in a
violent behavior as those who
did not use an illicit drug. And
one in four teens (27%) who
abused illicit drugs in the past
year report attacking others
with the intent to harm.
and prescription pain relievers
are among the most abused
drugs by teens who acted
violently. The more drugs a
teenager uses, the greater the
tendency to engage in violent
behavior. Nearly one in six
teens (17%) who got into
serious fights at school or work
in the past year reported using
drugs. Among those teens
engaging in violent acts during
the past year, most were 13,
14, and 15 years old. Please
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NCAA Guide for the
2014 - Click Here.
NCAA Eligibility Quick
Refence Sheet - Click
Steroids - a growing problem
Anabolic steroids are chemicals that are similar to the male sex hormone testosterone
and are used by an increasing number of young people to enhance their muscle size.
While anabolic steroids are quite successful at building muscle, they can damage many
body organs, including the liver, kidneys, and heart. They may also trigger dependency
in users, particularly when taken in the large doses that have been known to be used by
many bodybuilders and athletes. Click here to read more...
Suicide Prevention Guide,
Developed by the
University of South Florida
in conjuction with Orange
Ulster BOCES and the
Orange County Department
of Mental Health. Click Here
for the Guide!
Eating Disorders -
What Can you do?
Disorders Eating disorders are
psychological problems that
are very closely associated
with depression and low self-
esteem. For a person with
anorexia, bulimia, or binge
eating disorder, the disorder
serves a purpose in her/his life.
Often, disordered eating is
used as a means to mask
other underlying issues, or to
cope with personal problems
that may be unrelated to their
concerns about food and
weight (i.e. trouble at school or
work, relationship or family
problems). For someone who
feels very out of control, an
eating disorder may seem like
a viable means of gaining back
some power or agency. In a
culture that is obsessed with
weight loss and idealizes
thinness, it is not hard to
imagine how certain
people may feel that losing
weight is the answer to all of
their problems. Unfortunately,
the eating disorder will
inevitably take over that
person's life, dictating every
minute detail of her/his day.
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Made by Mayo
Concussions and their impact on our athletes:
Concussion Information Flyer
- Click Here.
The Athletic Directors of the
OCIAA and the Orange-Ulster
BOCES Office of Interscholastic
Athletics offers the following link to
a video regarding concussion
awareness and specifically Second
ImPACT Syndrome. We would like to thank ESPN for making this
video available to the public. Please take a few minutes to take a look at
this important video - It could save someone's life. Please Click here
for the VIDEO.
Here is another video about second Impact Syndrome - Click
Heads-up Concussions in Youth Sports
A concussion is a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head that
can change the way your brain normally works. Even what seems to be
a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. As many as 3.8 million
sports- and recreation-related concussions are estimated to occur in the
United States each year. Click here to read more...
"Suicide Awareness: What to Look For"
- Excerpts from Patrick M. D'Aliso Foundation Web Site - Please click
here to go to the site for more information.
"Suicide ranks as the THIRD leading cause of death for ages 15-24 and
FOURTH for ages 10-14. Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of
death for our college age youth as well as for ages 15 to 19, in many
Signs of Concern:
* Talking about suicide.
* Making statements about feeling hopeless, helpless,or
* A deepening depression.
* Preoccupation with death.
* Taking unnecessary risks or exhibiting self-destructive
* Out of character behavior.
* A loss of interest in the things one cares about.
* Visiting or calling people one cares about.
* Making arrangements, setting one’s affairs in order.
* Giving prized possessions away
.- Taken from Patrick M. D'Aliso Foundation Web Site - Please click here
to go to the site for more information.