Educational Resources

Welcome to GNPCP’s educational resource page. This page contains a number of interesting video links regarding:
  • Adolescent Brain Development
  • Heroin Prevention
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Opiate Abuse
  • Positive Youth Development (Sparks), and
  • More!

We will continue to add new videos as they become known to us, so check back with us, and please help spread the word. 

 

In addition, you can sign up here for, “Insights,” our electronic parent education series. We are proud to provide this 9-part series for parents that shares valuable information about different substances of abuse, along with helpful tips for parents.  

Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Prevention
The Opiate Effect
The Opiate Effect
This free resource was created to help educate as many people as possible and create discussion, as well as change the ways we are dealing with the abuse of opiates. It is available on Vimeo and can be downloaded for educational use. 
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NYS Combat Heroin and Opiate Abuse Tool Kit (Part 1)
This is the first of two videos created by the New York State Office on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS). It was created for use within public and community settings. Click here to view or download the Kitchen Table discussion guide.
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NYS Combat Heroin and Opiate Abuse Tool Kit (Part 2)
This is the second of two videos created by the New York State Office on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS). It was created for use with young people either one-on-one, or group settings. Click here to view or download the Kitchen Table discussion guide.
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Interesting TED Talks
Here are some TED Talks that you may find interesting and helpful.
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Peter Benson, Ph.D.
Sparks: How Youth Thrive
Peter L. Benson was the president and CEO of Minneapolis-based Search Institute. He was one of the world’s leading authorities on positive human development. Dr. Benson passed away in October 2011.
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Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
The Neuroanatomical Transformation of the Teenage Brain
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor explains some of the key changes taking place within the adolescent brain as it develops. In addition, she provides some helpful information to support teens and enhance their understanding of the changes taking place within.
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Adriana Galvan
Insight Into the Teenage Brain

Dr. Adriana Galván is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Brain Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory.

Dr. Galván’s expertise is in adolescent brain development. 

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Kelly McGonigal
How to Make Stress Your Friend
Stress has been made into a public health enemy, but new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others. 
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Angela Lee Duckworth
The Key to Success? Grit
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success. 
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The Greater New Paltz Community Partnership is proudly sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy through a Drug Free Communities Grant.