Green Hope High School
2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary, NC  27519               



Welcome to our page on Health and Safety issues. This committee also includes:
  Safe Teen Driving, Falcon Night, Suicide Prevention


Teen Health Topics

Alcohol Use

Other Drug Use


  Teen Pregnancy


Mental Health 101
Presented by WakeMed Health & Hospitals and the Wake County PTA Council 
A conversation to promote understanding of mental health and provide accurate information about:
  • common mental health and substance use disorders
  • current statistics
  • unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in youth
  • ways to support your children, one another and your community
  • and knowing when, where and how to access local resources for help
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have an open dialog about mental health, in a small setting, with a trained pediatric mental health professional. Have your questions ready for Dr. Tomasula on Friday, April 12th 11:00-12:30 at the WakeMed Andrews Center. 
Lunch will be provided as part of your free REGISTRATION

If something changes and you will no longer be able to attend or if you do not need a lunch, PLEASE contact us as soon as possible so we may offer your spot to another registrant and ensure an accurate number for the catering order.

E-Cigarettes and Vaping
Concerned about the dangers of vaping and impacts of nicotine on adolescents? Check out this downloadable PDF from the Centers for Disease Control designed for parents and educations with information on teen e-cigarette use. 
Still have questions and concerns? Contact the WCPTA Health And Wellness at to schedule a program for your PTA. 

March Health and Wellness Days
Promote a health and wellness lifestyle by celebrating these days in your schools, with your families, and in your communities.  For creative ideas on how to incorporate any of these special days in your school, please contact the WCPTA Health and Wellness Committee at  

March 3rd-10th - National Sleep Awareness Week
March 4th - 8th - National School Breakfast Week
March 12 - National Plant a Flower Day
March 19th - National Let's Laugh Day
March 20th - Kick Butts Day

Kick Butts Day is a national day organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids that is designed to empower youth to speak out against tobacco.  Check out these great activities to do with youth of all ages.
March 30th - National Take a Walk in the Park Day

#YouthCulture – A Workshop Series for Parents
The Poe Center’s #YouthCulture program is designed to empower parents and guardians by providing insight into the environment and culture around our youth. Each workshop explores how the developing adolescent brain shapes perceptions and behavior. All participants will receive a free packet of supportive materials and resources.
Click Here to Register

Adolescent Brain Development and the Role of Social Media
March 7th, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn about current research on adolescent brain development and teen risk perception. Participants will also explore how a risk perception impacts a teen’s engagement with social media and Internet security.
E-Cigarettes 101
March 21st, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
This program addresses the growing concern of e-cigarettes and youth. Participants will explore adolescent brain development and effects of e-cigarettes as we cover the latest research. We will also take a look at the risk factors for use, and the protective factors that help prevent use. A discussion on resources and strategies for increasing protective factors with our youth will leave attendees with tools for the next steps.

Adolescent Brain Development and Addiction
April 4th, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn how early onset substance use affects the development of the adolescent brain. Participants will learn important skills and resources to address the trends in substance use today.

Navigating “The Talk”
May 2nd, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Poe Center
Learn about resources and tools to assist you in developing and tailoring the talk to your teen about social media, teen relationships, and substance use.

Healthy and Fast Family Fun Recipe of the Month
15 Minute Enchiladas 

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