www.ceasetobacco.org and third hand smoke

Learning more about third handsmoke and implementing a  3 step system of asking , assisting  and referring

1. is there smoking

2. how can i help you

3. refer to resouces from quit lines,  1800 no butts,  nicotene replacement products such as gum and patches, or inhalers


Santa Monica Underage Drinking Town Hall Feedback Form


The American Academy of Pediatrics in Collaboration with the SAMSHA held a town hall on underage drinking on April 6,2010. As part of the joint effort to increase awareness and problem solve, data is being collected  aggregately…no individual names.  Please give us your feedback so that we can accurately present the points of view of the participants.

Click here to view all feedback forms.


Mother’s Day Campaign for Emotional Health

This campaign is really important to me. I hope that you will give it your attention. Happy Mother’s Day.


Many experts agree that early attachment – the connection between infants and caregivers during the earliest months – is critical to developing healthy emotional relationships throughout life. By creating a strong foundation of security, attachment fosters development and determines the quality of future social relationships. That’s why we’re kicking off a campaign this Mother’s Day to promote early attachment.  The goal of the campaign is to distribute Early Moments Matter, a toolkit created with leading experts to explain the importance and practice of attachment, to all new and expecting parents.

This Mother’s Day, we hope you’ll join us in a movement to give every child the best chance at emotional wellness.  Stay tuned for more information on when these kits will be available to the public – coming soon.


Town Hall on Underage Drinking Santa Monica 2010

The American Academy of Pediatrics along with SAMHSA (The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) collaborated on underage drinking in the Santa Monica area.

This meeting was held in the Santa Monica Library. Some participants include the Santa Monica Police Department; Renee Talbot, Youth Investigator; Dr Brandy Cohen-Brown, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; and John Doyle of Nicholas and Doyle Law Firm which specializing in social hosting liability.

Watch the full video here.

Celebrate Earth Day’s Anniversary with Paul Scott!

greeningforwebCome celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth day with a presentation by Paul Scott – from the popular documentary Who Killed the Electric Car.

April 21, 21010, 7pm

RSVP: 310.452-9782 or trisharoth@aol.com

See full-sized flyer here.

Also featured on EarthDay2010 as an offiical event!

To view the videos from the event , click here.
Be sure to watch all five!


Social Hosting Town Hall

On April 8th, Monican’strisha-11 collaborated on the problem of parents serving alcohol to minors.

The Santa Monica Daily press wrote up an article on the problem we are faced with and how we intend solving it.

See full article page 1 and page 2.


Town Hall on Underage Drinking in Santa Monica



Attend A Town Hall Meeting March 2010 on Underage Drinking

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TO: AAP Chapter Presidents and Vice Presidents
AAP Chapter Executive Directors
AAP Chapter COA Chairs
AAP Chapter COSA Chairs
FR: Janet F. Williams, MD, Chairperson
AAP Committee on Substance Abuse
Elizabeth M. Alderman, MD, Chairperson
AAP Section on Adolescent Health
RE: Underage Drinking – Request for Town Hall Meetings
(week of March 22, 2010)
Sponsored and Supported by SAMHSA
Response Requested by February 5, 2010
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is seeking the Academy’s collaboration on a project to address the underage drinking issue. They will be supporting more than 2,000 Town Hall meetings across the country this spring and are asking local organizations/chapters to schedule these meetings during the week of March 22, 2010, in an effort to increase participation in the annual Alcohol Awareness Month (in April).
As a leader in your AAP chapter, we are asking for your participation in this project. A stipend of $500 will be provided to your chapter to help defray expenses related to holding these meetings. In addition, a variety of online resources will be made available to you to support and facilitate the planning of these events. The Academy is also offering a consultant to assist you, Dr. Richard Heyman, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in these types of events. He is currently our liaison to the Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free and has worked closely with First Lady of Ohio, Hope Taft.
Further information about this initiative, along with materials on how to plan a local event and a clickable map that provides details about every registered event can be found at http://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/townhall/.
For the past few years, the Academy has been involved at the local level with The Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free efforts to combat underage drinking, and the local chapters’ efforts have been very successful. The state Governors’ Spouses group has been very active and helpful in assisting local organizations get their projects underway. The Academy could get you in touch with the Governors’ Spouses for collaboration.
We urge you to get involved with this effort by contacting Karen Smith by February 5th at the AAP national office at 800/433-9016 ext 7941 or by emailing her at ksmith@aap.org.
Thank you.

New Research Linking Second Hand Smoke to Problems in Children with Asthma

Further  documentation of the deleterious effects of second hand smoke on children that are sleeping. Learn about the changes in patterns observed by parents.

www.350.org: Vigil on Saturday, Dec 12, 2009

350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis–the solutions that science and justice demand. Scientists say that 350 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere is the safe limit for humanity. We are at 387 ppm CO2 now. How do we get back there again?

Please join us for 1 minute of silent meditation in support of global awareness of the climate crisis:

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2009
3:30-4:30 pm (there will be 1 minute of silence at 3:50 pm)
Where: Just south of the Santa Monica pier (the end of Route 66) on the sand by the water
Why: to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis

Below are some photos of past 350.org events:

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