For information contact Rocky Point HS Principal Mrs. Crossan @ 631.744.1600

Websites and Resources
LINKKS History
Underage Drinking
Talk 2 Prevent
Social Host Law
NYS Zero Tolerance Law
Alcohol, Tobacco, & Drugs
Drug Free (eNewsletter)
The Science of Drug Abuse
Above the Influence
Heroin Education
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin.
Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Useful Info & Family Res.
Statistical Facts
Data on Drugs and Alcohol
Where to Get Help
Referral Brochure
New York State HOPEline
Suffolk County Prevention Resource Center
PowerPoints from 11/7/13
Student Survey PPT
Bach Harrison PPT

Rocky Point CMCA Strategy Team History 2009-2016

The purpose of the Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA) program was to develop a team of community members (students, teachers, parents, business and political leaders, and community agency personnel) from the Rocky Point area to assess community concerns in regard to underage drinking. The team’s purpose was to identify the issues the community has and then develop an action plan to help reduce the instances of underage drinking.

The Rocky Point strategy team conducted approximately 100 interviews with a cross section of members from the Rocky Point community. Below you can find a sample of the survey questions that were used:

  • Do you believe underage drinking is a problem in Rocky Point?
  • What evidence do you have that it exists?
  • How/Where are teens getting alcohol?
  • Where are teens drinking alcohol?
  • What would you like to see done regarding underage drinking?

The concerns that were identified as a result of the survey were:

  • Students in our community are drinking in homes, at parks, at the beach, and in cars.
  • Students are getting alcohol from older siblings, stores that do not proof, and by using fake identification.
  • Some parents provide/allow underage drinking in their home.

The action plan that developed focused on ways to educate and empower parents on the dangers of underage drinking using technology as a tool. This website was created as a means to assist parents with prevention strategies, communication skills, and other current information that they can use to help keep their children safe.

Members of the Rocky Point CMCA Strategy Team 2009 to 2012

Susann Crossan, Assistant Principal, Rocky Point High School
Susan Lorenz, Student Assistance Counselor, Rocky Point High School
Meri Blandi, Student Assistance Counselor, Rocky Point High School
Victoria Bleck, Social Studies Teacher, Rocky Point High School
Matthew Dell’Aquila, Student, Rocky Point High School
Janet Siry, Social Worker, Community Member
Lucille Buergers, Student Assistance Services, Eastern Suffolk BOCES
Robin McKinnon, Social Work Intern, Eastern Suffolk BOCES
Larry McCullough, Nia Solutions
Philip Olynciw, Nia Solutions

The CMCA strategy team would like to recognize Mrs. Susan Wilson, Executive Director for Educational Services, Rocky Point School District for creating the RPLINKKS website. Without her effort and expertise the creation of this site would not be possible.

We would also like to thank the many community members who assisted us in the initial phases of this project.


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