Alliance Newsletter

New Video Released - Listen II

Produced by Michael Bartley for The Alliance, this video is suitable for students transitioning into high school and their parents. The traumatic effects of the progression of drug use and overdose as seen through the eyes of parents who have suffered the tragic loss of their children.  This video also provides a list of what every parent should look for and be aware of in dealing with youth drug use and prevention. (Click Here)

Alliance - InfraGard Pittsburgh 2012 Safe Schools Statewide Conference

Dear Colleague,  

October is National Anti-Bullying Awareness and Cyber Security
Awareness Month, and the FBI Citizen's Academy Alumni Association -
Pittsburgh Chapter,  is serving as one of the Conference Partners for
the InfraGard 2012 Safe Schools Statewide Conference!  Registration for
this event is free, however space is limited.    

Save the date -  October 24, 2012 and register today at:

The  InfraGard Pittsburgh 2012 Safe Schools Statewide Conference brings
together federal, state and local law enforcement, schools and many
non-profit organizations to discuss current and developing trends
relating to cyber, physical and human security issues affecting Pre
K-12, Colleges, Universities, Trade Schools , Businesses (Private and
Public), Parents, and others that have an impact on our nation's
resilience. The conference will provide presentations and an interactive
forum, which focuses on Anti-Bullying Awareness and Cyber Security. This
conference is being provided at no cost to the attendees.

The statewide conference will provide valuable information for: school
administrators, educators, and counselors (PreK-12); university
instructors and students in the education field; business and industry
leaders concerned about organizational resilience and today's youth;
homeland security, public safety and law enforcement officials; and last
but certainly not least – parents

Alliance - A Message of Hope




Mail RSVP (click here to print RSVP) to:

2607 Nicholson Road
Building 2, Suite 2300
Sewickely, PA 15143




Alliance Support - Attention Duquesne Light Customers

The Pennsylvania Alliance for Safe and Drug Free Children is partnering with an electricity power supplier to raise funds for the Alliance. Duquesne Light purchases power from several power suppliers. Due to deregulation of the power industry, Duguesne Light customers can change energy suppliers to possibly save money on their energy bills. Please consider changing your supplier to Stream Energy. If you do, when you pay your bill to Duquesne Light, Stream Energy will pay a commission to the Alliance at no extra cost to you. You can make this change by visiting the Alliance Power Up! Program web page.

Alliance News - Business Leaders Support Alliance

Regional auto dealers are helping keep our children safe and drug free! Throughout May, the following dealers are donating $10 to the Alliance for every new and used car sold:

  • Wright Automotive
  • Baierl Automotive
  • Billco Motors
  • Bowser Pontiac
  • Day Automotive
  • Lexus of North Hills
  • Shults Ford
  • West Hills/East Hills Nissan

Alliance Special Announcement - Time Sensitive

Kristen, a local Allegheny County teenager, competes
in a national anti-cyberbulling video contest.

Her video is called "The other side of the screen" was submitted to the The Great American NO BULL Challenge. This contest offers teens in 6th -- 12th grades the opportunity to write and direct videos on the perils of cyberbullying and compete in a national competition.

You can view and vote for Kristen’s video on-line (click here). You have to "register to vote", but it truly only takes one minute - name and email info. Voting ends April 15. You can vote for her once each day!

Free Programs Offered by JADE Wellness Center

PA ADDICTION PROJECT Group Meeting – Sunday January 22, 2012 at 1:00.   The Post Gazette will be joining us to see what the determination of a Group of people can accomplish!   If you are amazed or appalled about how Addiction is dealt with in our society, please join as we work towards a change - Jade Wellness Center    4105 Monroeville Blvd.  Monroeville, PA

Forty years of the U.S. “War on Drugs” has evolved to the point where we spend billions of dollars in the futile attempt to keep drugs from entering our country, and we spend much less money to help the estimated 23 million Americans currently addicted to drugs.

With little more than 4% of the world’s population, the US has more than 70% of the world’s illicit drugs.

Too many people have someone in their lives who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, but they have no idea what to expect next or how to help their loved one.  As a group, we are raising awareness about addiction and related problems, and we are working to educate people on the subject of addiction as a disease.  If you would like to help advocate for a change and join our group please contact ([email protected]) OR call Jade Wellness at 412-380-0100.      


Additionally, JADE Wellness offers Free Addiction Educational Seminars to those trying to deal with the chaos of Addiction in their Families and Lives.   Learn about the Disease of Addiction.   Questions and Answer Sessions by Experts in the Field.            

Schedule of Educational Seminars are as follows:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


TIME: 6:30 — 8:00 p.m.

4105 Monroeville Blvd Monroeville, PA

[email protected]   or call 412-380-0100.



About JADE Wellness Center

JADE Wellness Center is located in Monroeville, PA and committed to provide an outlet to drug addiction through individualized treatment plans, which include Medication Assisted Treatment and counseling.

Our doctors, nurses and staff are among the best in western Pennsylvania and the country. The most talented, experienced and compassionate professionals in the addiction treatment world are at JADE Wellness Center, ready to help you face your situation and prepare to move on with your life. Take a moment and read about each of them.

Jade Wellness accepts the following insurance:

·         Highmark

·         UPMC

·         Health America

·         Cigna

·         Aetna

·         Gateway

·         UPMC for You

·         United Healthcare

Our Offices

We're just a short ride from Pittsburgh, PA, JADE Wellness is located in Monroeville, PA right off of 376-E or the PA Turnpike.


Alliance Fall Programs Report

Fall School In-Service Programs

  • Beattie Career Center
  • Cornell School District
  • Serra Catholic High School
  • North Catholic High School
  • St. Alexis Parochial School
  • North Hills Senior High School
  • Avonworth School District

School District Administrative Meetings


  • Shaler Area School District
  • North Hills School District
  • St. Alexis Parochial School - principal
  • South Fayette School District/School Board Presentation
  • Penn-Trafford School District

Alliance Staff/Board Training

  • Greenbriar Drug Impairment Training
  • Con Cor Rx Meeting (Computer Assisted Concussion/Drug Impairment Assessment)

Media Promotion and Development


  • KDKA Shelly Duffy 30 minute interview segment and public service announcements
  • New “Listen II” video development (Michael Bartley Productions)
  • Newsletters and “Parent Alerts”
  • Prevention Video Promotion Campaign

Parent Partnership Programs

  • North Hills School District
  • Shaler Area School District

Town Hall Meetings

  • St. John & Paul Parish Sponsored Town Hall

Workshops for Regional Professionals

  • Pennsylvania State Police Drug Impairment Training

Student Leadership Program

  • North Hills School District Student Alliance Project

Parent Alert – New Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

New synthetic drugs are now being marketed in Pennsylvania.  A new product named, “Jewelry Cleaner” (synthetic cocaine) is on the shelves of head shops and some convenience stores. It comes as a powder in a vile. Two that we know of are called “Eight Ballz” and “Cosmic Blast.”  There are probably others.  These are very dangerous chemicals and can cause hallucinations and body temperature increases up to 108 degrees.  (read more)

Alliance News - New Video Planned

Dear Community,


The Alliance is planning to produce another educational video: “Listen II”.

For those of you who have not viewed our very first video, “Listen”, I encourage you to do so.

“Listen” tells the story through a mother’s eyes the pain and suffering families experience from the loss of a child to drugs.  This powerful video, produced in 2004, has been viewed by thousands of parents and children from 5th grade through high school.


For “Listen II”, we will be looking for a variety of testimonials that address drug use, addiction, over dose and cyber bullying.  Participants for this video that we would like to speak with include parents, siblings, friends, grandparents as well as individuals who have recovered from drug addiction.  


This video will be used in Alliance town hall meetings, in-service programs for professionals, student/parent programs as well as streamed on the Alliance web site.


If you would be interested in sharing your story, please contact Debbie Kehoe to schedule an interview.  Interviews will be held mid November in the Alliance’s office. Not all interviews will be selected for the video.


Drug use and bullying are serious safety concerns that impact all of us. Your stories will assure that the message continues to be heard.


Thank you in advance for considering participating in this endeavor.

I remain sincerely yours,

Debbie Kehoe, Executive Director

(724) 612-5554

[email protected]

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