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Programs and Initiatives
  The following activities, services, initiatives, and campaigns are provided by the Coalition in collaboration with Chippewa Valley Schools and in partnership with 30 community agencies and organizations.  
     
  Coalition Teen Councils (CTCs)  
  Chippewa Valley and Dakota High School student leaders that comprise the youth membership of the Coalition.  
  Meet monthly, provide the youth "voice" to the Coalition, organize and conduct various drug prevention activities in their schools, in district elementary and middle schools, and in the community.  
  Interfaith/Chippewa Valley Schools Partnership  
  Joins the Coalition with 20 local churches  
  Network to disseminate drug prevention and parenting information to parents and community  
  Community Partners: Local churches  
SERVICES TO OUR STUDENTS
  Adolescent Out-Reach Program  
  In-school drug prevention education, intervention, and referral services for students at Mohegan High School  
  Community Partners: Macomb Family Services and the Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse  
  Life of an Athlete  
  Prevention program for district middle and high school athletes, parents, coaches, and community that educates on the performance effects of alcohol, marijuana, other drugs and prescription drug abuse, the effects of sleep and nutrition, and on the Athletic Code of Conduct  
  Organized in collaboration with the Athletic Departments of Chippewa Valley and Dakota High Schools Coming soon! Life of an Athlete on Athletic Websites  
  Project Alert  
  Research-based and federally approved 11 session drug prevention program for 7th graders with 3 "booster" sessions at 8th grade at Algonquin Middle School  
  Project TND (Toward No Drug Abuse)  
  12 session research-based program to enhance resiliency and communication skills at Mohegan High School  
  Community Partners: Macomb Family Services and the Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse  
  SandCastles Grief and Loss Support Group Program  
  Support group program for children/teens (preschool thru high school) and their parents providing assistance in dealing with the loss of a significant person through death  
  Conducted at Algonquin Middle School  
  Community Partner: SandCastles/Hospices of Henry Ford Hospital  
  Smart Moves  
  9 session drug prevention program for 5th graders in district Clinton Township schools  
  Community Partners: Clinton Twp. Police, Boys & Girls Club, Henry Ford School Health, & CARE  
  Teen Court Program  
  Training of 50 (total) Chippewa Valley and Dakota High School students to serve as Prosecuting Attorney, Defense Attorney, Bailiff, and Jury for actual court cases in 41 B District Court  
  Community Partner: Macomb County Prosecutor's Office  
  Transition Programming  
  Coalition Teen Council members provide panels to provide information to district 8th graders to support positive transitioning to high school  
     
  COMMUNITY EVENTS THAT SUPPORT OUR YOUTH  
  Be Aware 5k Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention  
  Annual event to raise awareness about teen suicide and raise funds for prevention programming  
  Community Partner: Know-Resolve  
  Girls Making Awesome Decisions  
  Annual empowerment event for girls in grades 4-8 and their parents with sessions conducted  
  Coalition Teen Council members  
  Community Partners: Multiple county agencies and organizations that provide workshops  
  Focus on Youth Forums  
  Bring together Dakota, CVHS, and Mohegan HS students in structured dialogue with community and school leaders to provide youth perspectives on the issues that affect them  
  Community Partner: Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan  
PARENTING EDUCATION
  CARE Parenting Conference  
  Annual co-sponsorship of a parenting conference with CARE, a local substance abuse prevention agency and others  
  Community Partner: CARE  
  Dialogue Nights/Family Nights Out  
  Events to promote parent-teen communication through structured dialogue facilitated by members of the Chippewa Valley and Dakota High School Coalition Teen Councils and organized by district Student Assistance staff  
  Parent Saturday  
  Multiple workshops on a range of parenting topics for parents of elementary through high school students organized in partnership with the district's Title One Program  
  Community Partners: Multiple county agencies and organizations that provide workshops  
  Promoting Positive Parenting/Growth Mindset  
  Creation of parenting materials highlighting concepts of Growth Mindset for dissemination to parents of district elementary-age students by the Coalition's Elementary Steering Committee for Parenting Education  
ANNUAL CAMPAIGNS SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
  Alcohol Awareness Month  
  Annual (April) prevention campaign to raise awareness of youth, parents, and community about the dangers of underage drinking organized by the Coalition's Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee  
  Substance Abuse/Red Ribbon Month Campaign  
  Annual (October) drug awareness/prevention activities at district elementary and middle schools and in the community  
  Community Partners: Macomb County Prosecutor's Office and other community donations  
ON-GOING CAMPAIGNS
  Mobilizing Michigan Protecting Our Kids from Marijuana Campaign  
  (Highlighted at the Community of Anti-Drug Coalitions/CADCA National Convention)  
  Multi-component Tool Kit created by the Coalition's Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Committee and available on the Coalition website and that of the Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse  
  Includes materials (PowerPoints for 9th grade Health classes and coalitions, fact sheets for parents and community, memes, posters, video in English and Spanish, etc.) intended to raise awareness of the dangers of youth marijuana use  
  Coming soon! A Curriculum PowerPoint for 6th grade Health classes and updated materials  
  Community Partners: Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse  
REDUCING YOUTH ACCESS TO ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
  Alcohol/Tobacco Retailers Project (Recognized as a "Model Program" by the Prevention Network)  
  Members of Chippewa Valley and Dakota High Schools Coalition Teen Councils and police visit to local alcohol and tobacco retailers to educate on the legal consequences of selling alcohol to minors  
  Community Partners: Clinton Township Police, Macomb County Sheriff's Department, and CARE  
  Prescription Drug "Take Back" Events  
  Community "take back" days (3 annually) that promote the safe disposal of expired or unused prescription drugs and raise awareness about the dangers of youth prescription drug abuse organized by the Coalition's Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Committee  
  Community Partners: Clinton Township Police Department and the Macomb County Sheriff Department  
COMMUNITY EDUCATION
  Critical Issues of Youth Workshops  
  Annual prevention workshops focusing on issues related to youth  
  Community Partners: Macomb ISD and the Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse  
   
  Creation and Dissemination of Prevention Education and Parenting Materials  
  Print and video materials that provide research-based information related to youth alcohol and other drug prevention and other issues for broad dissemination to parents, youth, school staff, and the broader community  
  Video materials created by Chippewa Valley School's Cable Coordinator and disseminated by the district's Community Relations Department  
  Community Partners: Clinton and Macomb Townships, Clinton/Macomb Library, Clinton Senior Center, and many community organizations and agencies  
ADVOCACY SUPPORTING POLICY THAT PROTECTS OUR YOUTH
  Advocacy at the Local, State, and Federal Levels  
  Working with other groups and organizations to promote change in or creation of public policy that promotes safe, healthy, and drug-free youth  
   
 
 
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