Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Check-In starts at 9am • Run / Walk begins promptly at 10am
$25 registration fee (includes t-shirt, timed by Hanson's)
Dakota High School • 21051 21 Mile Rd • Macomb
An event that unites the community in preventing youth suicide
and spreads the message that there is help and hope!
Suicide is currently the 2nd leading cause of death for youth ages 15 to 24. Please join us on this 5k walk / run to help raise funds and awareness for youth suicide prevention. Proceeds raised through this event support awareness and prevention programs offered locally through KnowResolve and the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families
Visit www.BeAware5k.com for more info and registration
KnowResolve is a Macomb County based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. For more information, please visit us at: www.KnowResolve.org. The Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families joins school and community in promoting safe, healthy, and drug-free youth and supports families. For more information, please call 586-723-2360 or visit www.cvcoalition.org
Keep Our Community & Our Youth Safe!
Be part of the National DEA Prescription
Drug Take Back Day.
(Please no liquid medicine or needles)
  Saturday, October 22, 2016
  from 10:00 am 2:00 pm
  Two Locations:
  Clinton Twp. Police Dept. -37985 Groesbeck Highway, Clinton Twp.
  Macomb County Sheriff Dept. - 43565 Elizabeth Road, Mt. Clemens
  Question? Call 586/723-2360
Did you know?
Fact: 1 in 7 teens in the U.S. Report having abused prescription drugs to "get high".
Fact: More than 65% of teens say prescription drugs are easy to get from the home medicine cabinet, the homes of relatives, or from friends.
Fact: There are concerns about our environment, as improperly disposed medicines are being found in the Great Lakes.
line Joining School, Family, and Community in a partnership to prevent and reduce youth substance use and its negative consequences and prevent youth suicide
For more information about the Coalition call: 586/723-2360
  email: info@cvcoalition.org or visit: www.cvcoalition.org
In partnership with Clinton Townshop Police Department & the Macomb County Sheriff's Dapartment.
You are invited to
Dakota High School
Teens and Tech:
The New Landscape
Featuring a TEEN PANEL of Dakota Students
  • What are the latest apps that teens are using?
  • How do teens manage distractions from technology?
  • What to do about Digital Drama
  • How are teens using technology to help and hurt their social lives?
  • What can parents do to help their teen manage technology in a healthy way?
Dakota High School Atrium
10/12 building 21051 21 Mile Road
Monday, September 26, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
GRADE 6 AND OLDER accompanied by at least one parent/guardian/adult.
Hosted by: Stephanie Lange, LMSW, ACSW Student Assistance Specialist and Dakota Coalition Teen Council
PLEASE RSVP 586-723-2872 by September 24, 2016
or email your RSVP to slange@cvs.k12.mi.us
Sponsored in part by the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and families who partners parents, students, school, and community in promoting safe, healthy, and drug free youth and supporting families.
The Coalition awards Congressman Levin with our Community Partnership Award, Keith Nelson (Deputy District Director from Congressman Levin's Office) received the award at the 5/10 full Coalition meeting.
Ron Roberts (CVS Superintendent), Keith Nelson (Congressman Levin's Office) and Charlene McGunn (Coalition Director)
April is Alcohol Awareness Month
A national campaign to raise awareness of the issues of alcohol use, alcoholism, and recovery.
Teens & Alcohol are a BAD Combination!
  • Alcohol use can negatively affect the developing teen brain.
  • Teens that drink are at greater risk of alcohol addiction in adult life.
  • Teens that drink are much more likely to get bad grades, make poor decisions, and stay unsafe.
  • Alcohol use can affect good judgment, resulting in risky behavior.
  • There are serious legal consequences for underage drinking (jail, fines, court costs, driver’s license restriction/suspension).
  • Minors in Possession (MIP) offenses can negatively affect someone’s future (employment, school, scholarships).
There are many good reasons it is illegal to drink under the age of 21.
Use everyday opportunities – time together in the car, during dinner, etc.-
to talk with your child about the dangers of underage drinking.

about the dangers of youth alcohol use!
The brain is a "work in progress", not fully developed until the mid-20's.
Share This Information with Your Child/Teen Today!
What Research Tells Us:

If marijuana is smoked regularly during the teen years, it can lower intelligence (IQ) significantly, by up to 8 points in adult life.

NIDA (2014) Facts Parents Need to Know


Marijuana's negative effects on attention, memory and learning can last for days and sometimes weeks - especially if used often.

NIDA (2013) Facts for Teens


Marijuana use can negatively affect learning and school performance. Users are MUCH more likely to get lower grades and drop out of school.

NIDA (2013) Facts for Teens

NIDA, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is an agency of the US Government.
Visit: www.drugabuse.gov for more information.
Information provided by the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families Joining School, Families and Community in preventing and reducing youth substance abuse and its negative consequences.
  The Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families
Recognizes Clinton Township Supervisor Robert J. Cannon
with the 2015 Coalition Community Partner Award
for his strong support of Coalition initiatives.
Tips for Parents: Have a Safe and Legal Party  
Parents can have the best intentions when they allow their teen to have a party in their home, but permitting underage drinking is a BIG mistake. Teen drinking is illegal and unsafe. Allowing teens to drink in your home can result in stiff penalties, including up to 30 days in jail and/or a $1000 fine. In addition, parents can be sued if they allow drinking and a teen is injured in any way (www.socialhostlaw.wordpress.com).
  Establish firm rules that alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs are not allowed!  
  Planning the Party  
  • Ask your teen who is attending the party.
  • Limit the number of attendees by making the event invitation-only.
  • When using social networking sites, e.g. Facebook, to create invitations, be sure to make the party "private" so only invitees can see the details of the party.
  • Put your phone number on the invitation and welcome calls from parents.
  • Provide plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as activities, such as dancing and games, to keep teens busy.
  At the Party  
  • Define a set area for the party, have enough
    chaperones to provide supervision, and monitor
    the party frequently.
  • Lock up alcohol and medications to avoid access.
  • Restrict entry to the party. Have those attending enter through one door.
  • Let attendees know that if they leave the party, they can't come back
  • Don't allow water bottles or other outside beverages so that alcohol can't be brought into the party.
  • Keep backpacks and coats in a separate area to prevent teens from bringing in alcohol or other drugs.
  • Be prepared to contact parents if an attendee appears to be under the influence or brings alcohol or other drugs to the party.
For more information, call 586-723-2360, email info@cvcoalition.org, visit www.cvcoalition.org, or Like us on Facebook!

Adapted from A Practical Guide to Preventing and Dispersing Underage Drinking Parties, published by the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center.
A Research-Based Campaign to Educate All Sectors of the
Community About the Dangers of Youth Marijuana Use
    While there's much talk about medical marijuana and the legalization of marijuana for "recreational" purposes in the media and in public discussion, there seems to be very little focus on the many negative consequences of youth use. LET'S START THAT CONVERSATION IN OUR COMMUNITIES!!    
    Mobilizing Michigan … was created by the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families, a school-community coalition in central Macomb County Michigan and a Drug Free Communities grantee, and the Macomb County Community Mental Health - Office of Substance Abuse (MCOSA).    
    The Mobilizing Michigan – Protecting Our Kids from Marijuana Campaign Tool Kit, has multiple components intended to provide community coalitions, schools, agencies, churches with the tools to educate all sectors of the community – youth, parents, other community members, school staff, law enforcement, government, the faith community, business, youth-serving and other agencies, etc. about the dangers of youth marijuana use. Data and other Information included in the Mobilizing Michigan… Tool Kit is based on research from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, etc    
    All Mobilizing Michigan…Protecting Our Kids from Marijuana Campaign Tool Kit components can be accessed free-of-charge at www. mcosa.net or cvcoalition.org.    
    Mobilizing Michigan… Protecting Our Kids from Marijuana Campaign Tool Kit Components    
  circle PowerPoint for Community Coalitions for Mobilizing Michigan… Campaign Planning
  circle PowerPoint to Educate the General Community on the Dangers of Youth Marijuana Use
  circle Curriculum for High School Health Classes and Youth Groups (PowerPoint with Video)
  circle PSA (30 seconds) on the Dangers of Marijuana Use by Youth (Target: General Population)
  circle Talking Points for Parents - Parents Talk to Your Children about Marijuana (One page sheet)*
  circle Fact Sheet – Let's Look at the Research (Two-sided sheet/Target: Adults and Youth)*
  circle Two Postcard Mailers/Handouts for Parents*
  circle 12x16 Posters
  circle Posts and Tweets - Information for Facebook Pages and Twitter
  circle Information for "Letters to the Editor" & Social Media (Tips & Samples)
  circle Information for Visits with Elected Officials to Educate About the Dangers of Youth Marijuana Use
  circle Marijuana Town Hall Meeting Planning Guide & Agenda Template
*Coalitions, agencies, churches, etc. can attach their own logo to these print pieces.
  Funding for the Mobilizing Michigan Tool Kit was provided by Drug Free Communities Grant funds and the Macomb County Oce of Substance Abuse.
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