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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2014
Check-In starts at 9am • Walk / Run begins promptly at 10am
Dakota High School • 21051 21 Mile Rd • Macomb (North Entrance)
1 in 7 high school students seriously consider suicide. 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.
Registration and more info: www.KnowResolve.org
 
 
 
   
    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 rm 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
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        chaperones to provide supervision, and  
        monitor the party frequently.  
     
  • Lock up alcohol and medications to avoid access.
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    • 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.
     
     
     
     
     
       
      Fact:
    1 in 7 teens in the U.S. report having abused prescription
    drugs to "get high".
     
      Fact: More than 60% 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.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    BRING YOUR EXPIRED OR UNUSED
    MEDICINE FOR SAFE DISPOSAL:
    (Please – no liquid medicine or needles)
    Saturday, April 26, 2013 from 10 am – 2:00 pm
      Clinton Twp. Police Dept. - 37985 Groesbeck Highway, Clinton Twp.
     
      Macomb County Sheriff Dept. - 43565 Elizabeth Road, Mt. Clemens  
    Questions??? Call 586/723-2360
     
      In partnership with Clinton Township Police Department & the Macomb County Sheriff's Department.  
     
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    Joining school and community in promoting safe, healthy and drug free youth and supporting families.

     
      For more information about the Coalition call: 586/723-2360
      email: info@cvcoalition.org or visit: www.cvcoalition.org
    Scan this image with any smartphone or Ipad2 to go directly to our website
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      Girls will:  
      Have fun!  
      Learn about how to have:  
      - Healthy Relationships
    - Healthy Bodies
    - Operation Wellness: Skills for Managing Emotions
     
         
     
         
     
    Registration fee $10 per girl • FREE For Adults!  
    Register by April 28, 2014 • NO WALK IN REGISTRATIONS  
    Friday May 2nd, 2014 5:30 – 8:45PM  
    Dakota High School - 9th Grade Center 21055 21 Mile Road – Macomb. MI 48044  
    Enter through WEST athletic entrance.  
    Pizza served from 5:30 – 6pm | Program starts promptly at 6pm  
     
     
       
      Becoming a "Tech Savvy" Parent Healthy Minds: Depression Awareness for Youth  
      Perspectives from Today's Teens (Teen Panel): What Every Parent Should Know About Kids Today  
     
    Registration fee $10 per girl
    (Checks only and made payable to the
    Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families)
      Register by April 28, 2014
    NO WALK IN REGISTRATIONS
     
      To register:  
      • Call: 586/723-2872 or
    email slange@cvs.k12.mi.us
     
         
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    Brought to you by the Chippewa
    Valley Coalition for Youth and Families and Student Assistance at Dakota High School
     
         
     
    Happy New Year!
    Thanks to Our Coalition Members, 2013 was a very busy year!
    Coalition initiatives included:
    The many activities of our Coalition Teen Councils at Chippewa Valley and Dakota, Smart Moves, drug prevention program in our Clinton Township Elementary Schools, Project Learn, after school tutoring/mentoring program at the Boys & Girls Club, Project Alert, drug prevention education program at Algonquin Middle School, Teen Court, conducted with the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office, Interfaith/Chippewa Valley Partnership, a collaboration with 20 local churches, Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Month/Week, Be Aware Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention, with Know Resolve, Girls Making Awesome Decisions, program for girl scouts and their parents, Parent-Student Dialogue Nights at Chippewa Valley and Dakota, Critical Issues of Youth/Current Drug Trends Community Conference, Launch of Mobilizing Michigan…Protecting Our Kids from Marijuana Campaign/Tool Kit, in collaboration with the Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse, Parent Education Programming, Prescription Drug Take Back events, in collaboration with the Macomb County Sheriff's Dept and Clinton Township Police, Press Conference on Marijuana, the Tobacco Retailers Project, Creation of Video and Print Materials for Parents, School Staff, and Community, Information Dissemination via the Coalition Website, Face book, and Twitter!
     
    Let's make 2014 another great year!!
     
     
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    Coalition Update!  Coalition Members Have Been Busy Lately!
       
      U.S. Congressman Sander Levin supports the efforts of Chippewa Valley Coalition Teen Council members and other Coalition volunteers at the recent National DEA Drug Take Back Event Saturday 10/26.  
     
     
    image1   DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back – Last Saturday (10/26) – A Total of 118 Pounds Taken Back!!
    The Coalition sponsored a Take Back event in collaboration with the Macomb County Sheriff's Dept. and Clinton Township Police Dept. at their offices. A large amount of medication was taken back for proper disposal; a new education piece to inform about permanent disposal opportunities; and parents & community were educated about the negative academic, physical, & emotional consequences of prescription drug abuse.
     
    image2   Trunk 'n Treats - Last Saturday (10/26) - Fundraiser for Turning Point (Domestic Violence Center)
    Members of the Chippewa Valley Coalition Teen Council participated by providing candy they collected and prevention information from the Coalition at this large scale event in Mt. Clemens. Nearly 4,000 children attended.
     
    image3   Red Ribbon Week/Day (10-21-10-25)
    All elementary and middle schools in Chippewa Valley Schools participated in the Coalition-sponsored Red Ribbon Campaign, a national effort to raise awareness of the dangers of youth use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. Drug prevention messages reached 6,922 elementary school students (grades K – 5) and 4,060 middle school students. Teachers and elementary students wore red ribbons and stickers. Activities included a Red Ribbon parent/child pledge or contract, a Red Ribbon raffle, classroom presentations, educational videos, etc.
     
    image4   Parent/Student Dialogue Night (10/22) at Chippewa Valley High School
     
      There were approximately 60 attendees at the recent Dialogue Night, Marijuana Matters, at Chippewa Valley High School. The Dialogue Night was intended to create communication about the issues of marijuana and youth.  
         
     
    image6   Be Aware Walk /Run for Suicide Prevention (10/19)
    Even the rain couldn't dampen the spirits of the 250 in attendance. This year, in collaboration with Hanson's, a timed walk and run was added. The event, sponsored by the Coalition and KnowResolve, was a huge success!
     
     
     
         
      For more information call 586/723-2360  
      To Donate:   http://cvcoalition.org/donate.htm  
     
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      Fact:
    1 in 7 teens in the U.S. report having abused prescription
    drugs to "get high".
     
      Fact: More than 60% 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.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    BRING YOUR EXPIRED OR UNUSED
    MEDICINE FOR SAFE DISPOSAL:
    (Please – no liquid medicine or needles)
    Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10 am – 2:00 pm
      Clinton Twp. Police Dept. - 37985 Groesbeck Highway, Clinton Twp.
     
      Macomb County Sheriff Dept. - 43565 Elizabeth Road, Mt. Clemens  
    Questions??? Call 586/723-2360
     
      In partnership with Clinton Township Police Department & the Macomb County Sheriff's Department.  
     
    line

    Joining school and community in promoting safe, healthy and drug free youth and supporting families.

     
      For more information about the Coalition call: 586/723-2360
      email: info@cvcoalition.org or visit: www.cvcoalition.org
    Scan this image with any smartphone or Ipad2 to go directly to our website
        (Use any barcode/QR scanner app).
     
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    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 2013
    Check-In starts at 10am • Walk begins promptly at 11am $20 for 5k
    run or walk (timed) • $5 for 5k walk only (not timed)
    Dakota High School • 21051 21 Mile Rd • Macomb (North Entrance)
    1 in 7 high school students seriously consider suicide. 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.
    Online registration and more info: 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 contact 586-723-2360. KnowResolve is a Macomb County based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible. For more information, please visit us at: www.KnowResolve.org. For more information or to make a donation. To support Coalition efforts, please contact 586-723-2360.
     
    COALITION'S MARIJUANA PREVENTION CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTED AT THE NATIONAL CADCA CONFERENCE
    THE MOBILIZING MICHIGAN…PROTECTING OUR KIDS FROM MARIJUANA CAMPAIGN/TOOL KIT _created by the Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth & Families in collaboration with the Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse was highlighted during a presentation at the Mid-Year Meeting of CADCA (Community of Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) in Austin, Texas on July 23rd.The Mid-Year Meeting was attended by approximately 1500 representatives of anti-drug coalitions from across the county and internationally. To review the Tool Kit and download it free-of-charge, click on the Mobilizing Michigan link on this website!
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    *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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      www.cvccoalition.org www.mcosa.net
     
         
    We had over 300 attendees for the Coalition-sponsored conference, Current Drug Use Trends – Implications for Our Youth on March 8th at the Macomb Intermediate School District. Dr. Kevin Sabet provided the national perspective on the issues and a Teen Panel offered the observations of teens. The conference also provided a huge launch for the Coalition's Mobilizing Michigan - Protecting Our Kids from Marijuana Campaign, an effort to inform all sectors of the community about the dangers of youth marijuana use.
     
     
    Information about the Mobilizing Michigan – Protecting Our Kids from Marijuana Campaign is coming soon to the website.
     
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