Coalitions in the News: January 2018

The Arlington Youth Health and Safety Coalition was featured in the Superintendent’s Newsletter for their Wellness Day and for Parent Survey results. The Wellness Day was successful in raising mental health and self-care awareness among students. In spring 2016, 83% of Parent Survey respondents indicated that alcohol consumption is not appropriate for young people under 21, regardless of whether or not they are going to drive. Read more about the coalition’s work here (pg 4).

 

Channel 9 WCPO featured “Relatives Raising Relatives and Others“, a support group formed to provide free support to those raising kids who are not their own biologically. Meetings cover topics including handling behavioral issues, parenting skills, and navigating the judicial system. The program is supported by the Boone County Alliance and a variety of other local organizations. Watch the interview here.

 

An SNJ TV reporter interviewed Camden CAN on the work they are providing in the city of Camden with their DFC grant.

 

Grant County Schools are implementing “Sources of Strength“, a project designed to use peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing bullying, substance abuse, and suicide. Read more about the program in the Kentucky Teacher publication.

 

Clayton County Community Collaboration Council (5C) was featured as CADCA’s Coalition in Action for their “Party Your Life Away” video. The video has been viewed over a million times and the success of the video has increased the coalition’s visibility in the community. See the full article here.

 

Community in Crisis and several other local educational and community groups are bringing in Psychologist Michael J. Bradley, Ed.D. to speak to parents of high school and middle school students. Bradley is a recognized specialist in adolescent behavior and grief counseling. Read more about the presentation here.

 

Riverhead News-Review recognized CAP volunteer, Officer Perez, as Person of the Year for 2017 and CAP Executive Director, Felicia Scocozza, as Educator of the Year. Learn more about their efforts here.

 

On Taos Talks, KNCE Radio 93.5 interviewed the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps and played recordings to increase awareness of Outdoor career & volunteer opportunities for youth. This is to help decrease Youth Substance Abuse in Taos by providing alternate activities.

 

The coalition had articles in the newspaper encouraging community members to stop smoking, about the activities planned for National Drug and Alcohol Facts week, and about the Over the Counter Medication Classes that are being taught at the Van Buren Community School District.

 

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Photo Credits (in order of appearance): WCPO Cincinnati, CADCA.org