PRESS RELEASE: Pelham Releases Report on State of Youth's Substance Use and Mental Health

October 15, 2019 - Pelham, NY – Pelham Together coordinated a student health survey of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders to monitor youth substance use and mental health and wellness. Partnering with Pelham Public Schools and Dr. Suniya Luthar, a noted developmental psychologist and renowned expert in youth resilience who has focused her most recent research on outcomes for children in high achieving schools, Pelham Together is releasing the findings report to help drive future programming. 

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Finding a Therapist

The process of finding a “therapist” can be overwhelming. Even the term “therapist” is unclear — many different professionals are licensed to provide therapy. By breaking the process down into several steps, and explaining terminology, we hope to facilitate your search for a qualified therapist who is right for you.

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Summer Internship Success!!

Pelham Together hosted another successful internship experience this summer for 36 Pelham teens at 25 different organizations. A lunch with local community leaders, mentors, and a visit from Assemblywoman Amy Paulin were just some of the highlights! Read more for details on the training and projects complete with pictures of this incredible group of teens!

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BIG Community Calendars are BACK!!

On sale at: J Cafe (business hours); Pelham Art Center (business hours); 9th Grade Parent Orientation, 8/29, 8-9:30am; De Cicco’s Table, 8/29, 4:30-6:30pm; Wolf’s Walk, 9/7, 4-8pm. Calendars will be available at Back-To-School Open House Events as supplies last.

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Laura Caruso
Dr. Luthar on The State of Pelham’s Youth

On Monday June 10, parents, school administrators, and mental health professionals gathered at The Picture House to hear researcher and leading expert Dr. Suniya Luthar present Pelham Together’s recent survey results and report on how Pelham teens feel about friendship, academic pressure, social media, substance use, and emotional well-being. 

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Laura Caruso
ADOPT-A-THON at SummerFest!!

This just keeps getting better!! Enter your dog in the Dog Show because it's SO FUN. Don't have a dog? Need another dog? COME CHECK OUT THE ADOPT-A-THON!! Sophia Fronce will be bringing dogs from Recycled Paws for you to check out - maybe even adopt!! (after paperwork and approvals. . . dogs can be yours in about a week)

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Laura Caruso
Dr. Luthar Shares Insight About Pelham Teens

“Resilience rests fundamentally on relationships,” and, as Dr. Luthar suggested, those relationships are the primary influencers on our kids’ behaviors and outcomes. Pelham kids are doing pretty well compared to other like schools, yet there are aspects of parent relationships, peer relationships and school climate that, if focused on, will make the largest impact on well-being outcomes for our kids.

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Laura Caruso