¡Vale la Pena!

Comments

Transcription

¡Vale la Pena!
August/September 2012
“YOU CAN ACHIEVE IF YOU BELIEVE”
Vol. 1 Issue 1
¡Vale la Pena!
With the slogan ¡Vale la Pena! (It’s Worth It),
CETPA. Inc. joined the voices of the many
individuals and organizations who celebrated
along with SAHMSA (The Substance Abuse and
Mental Health Services Administration) the
National Recovery Month this September. With
positive spirit, hope and a great deal of
affection, we celebrated with the Clubhouse
members and their families what it means to
believe that it is possible to achieve recovery
and of course that... ¡Vale la Pena!
In the event we had on Friday, September 28,
youth, parents and staff were involved in variety
of inspiring and exciting activities. We
showcased several videos, including one of our
own members’production. We also heard
uplifting testimonies such as Dr. Mancini’s,
Alberto’s and Ana’s, who transmitted the spirit of
excellence, and the desire and determination to
better themselves. The moral of the stories:
“There is no hole so deep in life that we cannot
climb out off.”
Mariellie Lugo (Counselor) also shared with us
how extraordinary it is to witness the small
changes in the lives of the members who are
working to achieve and maintain recovery
successfully.
We also celebrated those professionals
dedicating their lives to support those in
recovery.
We continue our “fiesta” with a great cook out,
wearing the first shirts ever designed and printed
by the Clubhouse youth with the slogan "Vale la
Pena," and gave away some bags to the
parents who joined us and participated in the
activity.
H
i
eritage Month
For our third annual Hispanic Heritage
Month Commemoration, the
DR3AMR’S Clubhouse celebrated with
a bang!
With the kind support of one of our
own CETPA Prevention Specialist,
Michelle “Shelly” Baroni, the Clubhouse
members and parents rejoiced to the
sound of Peruvian Folkloric Music, as
the dance group “Expresiones de mi
Tierra” entertained us with great
choreography and energy.
Amazing home-cooked food could also
not have been missed during this great
festivity. The members’ parents joined
in exhibiting the riches of our culture
and traditions by bringing a delectable
plate representative of their country.
To complement this great event,
everyone was asked to participate in a
Jeopardy game revolving around
cultural topics. In this dynamic activity,
the teams were competing to show who
had the most knowledge on different
categories of their heritage, and to win
great prizes. Great job winning team
Encantadores!
Insert Headline Here
Month D ay Year
On August 14th, the DR3AMR’S
Clubhouse began a 16 week
educational program called
“MATURE Project”, (MATURE:
Marriage Appreciation Training
Uplifting Relationship Education)
under the orientation of the
educator David Mitchell.
“MATURE” integrates educational
strategies that support positive
youth development: focuses on
life-skills information such as
dating violence prevention,
domestic violence prevention and
budgeting; addresses the quality of
relationships among students who
spend hours each day being
bombarded with images of
relationships reduced to casual sex
only; brings to life a message of
boundaries, communication and
mutual respect; employs
adolescents who share the
message of the importance of good
relationships with their peers; and
engages the community in youth
appreciation activities.
During the month of August and September,
CETPA Clubhouse teamed up with Partnership
Against Domestic Violence (PADV) in order to
the past two
months,
bringDuring
consciousness
to the
youngCETPA
members
Clubhouse
teamed
up
with
Partnership
about healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Against Domestic
(PADV)
in a
Throughout
the month,Violence
Samantha
Macedo,
order
to bringTeen
consciousness
the
brilliant
Bilingual
PreventiontoAdvocate
members
healthy job
andteaching
fromyoung
this program
didabout
a wonderful
unhealthy
relationships.
Throughoutteen
the
our youth
a variety
of topics concerning
dating
violence
and where
to stand
in regards
process,
Samantha
Macedo,
a brilliant
to it.Bilingual
Some of Teen
the topics
discussed
interactively
Prevention Advocate
included:
Media,
culture
and
environment
from this
program
did
a wonderful
job
influences,
gender
roles,
personal
values,
teaching our youth a variety of topics
warning
signs, and
course
five aspects
concerning
teenofdating
violence
and that
transcends
backgrounds
or
personal
where to stand in regards to it. Some of
differences,
to discussed
have healthy
relationships.
the topics
interactively
These are communication, respect,
included: Media, culture and
boundaries, equality and self esteem.
environment influences, gender roles,
As opposed to the kind of depreciating and
personalimages,
values, and
warning
signs,
and of
sexualizing
harmful
relationships
five portrayed
aspects that
transcends
and course
behaviors
in the
media, thanks
backgrounds
or
personal
differences,
to
to this class our members have
been exposed
have
healthy
relationships.
These
are
to how
this
is realistically
affecting
their
communication,
respect,
boundaries,
interactions
with others,
and have
gained
equality
and
self
esteem.
knowledge and tips to consider in their
As opposed
to the kind
ofin
depreciating
romantic
involvement,
or just
everyday
relationships.
and sexualizing images, and harmful
relationships and behaviors portrayed in
the media, thanks to this class our
members have been exposed to how this
is realistically affecting their interactions
with others, and have gained knowledge
and tips to consider in their romantic
involvement, or just in everyday
relationships.
DR3AMR’S GRATITUDE
This month, DR3AMR’S members
were recipients of several hours of
free legal advice on an individual
level and in a group setting. (Photo)
We would also like to express our
gratitude to one of CETPA's board
members, Mr. Jim Levine, Esq., a
partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge,
LLC, and Jason Estevez, Esq.,
an Associate from the firm, for recently
offering Pro Bono services to some of
our clients.
Mr. Levine has been a valued member of
CETPA' Board of Directors for the past
two years and has greatly collaborated to
help our members continue to develop
into well rounded individuals.
Thank you for all your support!
The DR3AMR’S Clubhouse, had the opportunity of
experimenting something it had never experienced
before, with our guest speaker Claudia Hernandez.
The activity consisted of breathing and relaxation
exercises, with the aim of reaching inner peace. Mrs.
Hernandez created an atmosphere of tranquility and
harmony in which the teens would concentrate in
enjoying a moment of meditation in silence, while
exhaling the stressors of the day and visualizing
pleasant scenery. The goal was to seek happiness
and be in tune with their inner selves, by valuing life
and their working organs, and reflecting in reaching
their full potential as human beings.
Our Clubhouse hosted a health fair
coordinated by Marcela Espinosa
and Northside Hospital to which 91
people from our community
attended.
Some of the services that were
provided were cholesterol and
blood sugar testing, osteoporosis
exam, pulmonary examination,
cancer risk, sleep quality, among
others.
All participants, Northside Hospital,
CETPA and patients agreed
that the event was a real
success.
Educational & Employment Projects
Celebrating Month
Birthdays!
www.cetpa.org
U
N
D
E
R
Da’
SEA!
H ik in g
A d v en t u r es!
GARDENING
Gwinnett Braves
www.cetpa.org