BASICS Staff Present at Regional Substance Abuse Conference

Diane Fedorchak

BASICS staff and the Not Ready for Bedtime Players led workshops for more than 100 middle and high school students at “Be the Influence,” a substance abuse prevention conference sponsored by the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office and held Oct. 16 at Greenfield Community College.

BASICS director Diane Fedorchak and staff from the DA’s office led a hands-on session on creating media messages; the NRBP and leader Robin Harris of the Center for Health Promotion partnered with Northampton High’s educational theater troupe for a workshop on forming a learning-focused performance group. The players closed the conference with skits from their award-winning repertoire.