NOTE: If you are interested in learning more about our school programs and other services, please see below.

Mental Health and Addiction Virtual Presentation

Coping with COVID-19

On Sunday, May 10th, Refa’enu and Communities Confronting Substance Abuse co-hosted a webinar about coping with mental health issues during the current pandemic and what we can learn from these challenges. We were fortunate to be able to hear from

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz and David H. Rosmarin, PhD.


Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, Founder and Dean of Yeshiva Darchei Noam of Monsey, and Founder/Director of Project Y.E.S. (Youth Enrichment Services).

David H. Rosmarin, PhD, Founder/Director of the Center for Anxiety and Assistant Professor,  Department of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School

Thank you to the sponsors of our

2nd annual Mental Health and Addiction Symposium




Yosepha & Yitzie Solomon

















2nd Annual Mental Health and Addiction Symposium

October 18, 2020



Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, Founding Dean of Yeshiva Darchei Noam of Monsey

And a special thank you to

Ben Porat Yosef and Five Star Caterers

for donating their goods and services

For more information and resources from our

May 2019 Mental Health and Addiction Symposium

please click here.



We all know that our children are (or will soon be) facing some very tough choices with regard to alcohol and drugs. Studies show that children are exposed to substances at alarmingly young ages. This presentation is designed to educate our children and help them make good choices by providing them with the knowledge, tools and guidance to do so. Please fill out the form below to schedule a presentation in your school. This program is appropriate for both middle and high school students.

Among other schools, CCSA presented this program to 7th and 8th graders at Tenafly Chabad Academy in February 2020.

Read more about it.

"Extremely well-designed and informative, this program on substance abuse is a 'must do' for all 8th grade classes. Our students were engaged, asked questions without hesitation, and gained invaluable information that will remain with them for years to come."

Rabbi Tomer Ronen, Head of School

Yeshivat He'Atid, Teaneck NJ

"Communities Confronting Substance Abuse and the Formans are doing such an incredible job of assisting schools in educating staff, students, and parents on the risks and impact of adolescent substance abuse. Their knowledge and experience, both personal and professional, are what makes their message understandable, relatable and effective. Thank you!"

Lisa Donath, LCSW, Director of Guidance

Tenafly Chabad Academy, Tenafly NJ

"We had the pleasure of having the CCSA substance abuse awareness program for the past two years at BPY. This program, which was carefully designed for yeshiva students, is incredibly informative and engaging. Students' attention was kept by the presenters who focused on various challenges that the students may face, providing effective tools and strategies to utilize in these situations. I would highly recommend this program and look forward to future programs at BPY."

Dr. Talia Hindin, School Psychologist

Ben Porat Yosef, Paramus NJ



In addition to our student programming, we offer the following:
  • Faculty Training Sessions at Middle and High Schools
  • Parent Presentations and Programs
  • Support Group for Loved Ones of those Struggling with Substance Misuse/Addiction
  • Consultation and Coordination with Local and General Resources
  • Coordinating Education and Awareness Events in your Community
 Please fill out the form below for more information.

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