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  Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth & Families -Highlights & Activities December 2014  
 
  On-Going Programs  
  Mobilizing Michigan: Protecting our Youth from Marijuana – visit our website for more information!  
     
  August 2015  
     
  Prescription Drug Committee Meeting 8/20
(Most committees do not meet in August)
 
     
  Coalition logo/mission slide, DEA Drug Take Back Flyer (9/26), and Be Aware Walk flyer (10/24) displayed on hall monitors for Big Red Check-in  
     
  Prosecutor Eric Smith Video and "Marijuana is Dangerous" PSAs showing at Emagine theaters back to back from August 21- end of October. Also both at 67) AMC Forum, Star Gratiot and Cinemark screens across Macomb County Sept 4-30. Collaboration with MCOSA.  
     
  New Operation RX brochure (with permanent disposals) with Coalition Logo created, 300 copies to be distributed throughout county and at drug take backs on 9/26  
     
  Creation of 2ndMarijuana Postcard "Marijuana is an Addictive Drug"; mailed to middle school and high school parents, total of 6,932  
     
  July 2015  
     
  Executive Board Meeting 7/13
Youth Alcohol Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting 7/8
 
     
  Creation of Marijuana Postcard "Marijuana and the Teen Brain"; mailed to middle school and high school parents, total of 6,932  
     
  Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham Alcohol PSA showing in Emagine Theaters in Macomb County; 9 auditoriums, patrons during PSA approximately 117,000  
     
  June 2015  
     
  Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting – Celebration PowerPoint/Review of 2014/15 Year
Youth Alcohol Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
CVHS/DHS Coalition Teen Council Meetings
 
     
  Creation of Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham Alcohol PSA  
     
  Alcohol Committee -- Creation of 3 alcohol graphics for use during the summer on Facebook  
     
  Parent mailout – Tips for parents… Have a Safe and legal party  
     
  Alcohol pledge read at school on announcements  
     
  CV Elementary Steering Committee/Planning Meetings June 6 & June 24th  
     
  May 2015  
     
  Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting
Youth Alcohol Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
CVHS/DHS Coalition Teen Council Meetings
 
     
  Media:  
  "Chippewa Valley Coalition honor Township Supervisor", Macomb Voice, May 27, 2015  
     
  CVHS newsletter insert "Parents Who Host" informational piece  
     
  Tobacco/Alcohol Retailers Project with Dakota High School students 5/8; 36 locations visited  
     
  2015 Michigan YRBS Survey conducted in 2 classrooms (34 students per classroom)  
     
  April 2015  
     
  Executive Board Meeting 4/13
Full Coalition Meeting 4/14
Youth Alcohol Meeting 4/14
Marijuana Committee Meeting 4/17
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting 4/16
CVHS/DHS Coalition Teen Council Meetings
 
     
  Media:  
  "Chippewa Valley Schools to Host "Parent Saturday", C& G News, April 2, 2015

"Parent Saturday" scheduled for next weekend at Chippewa Valley High School", Macomb Daily, April 15, 2015
 
     
  Clinton Township Senior Expo/Drug Take Back 4/10 at MISD – large senior event in the community. Disseminated information to Walgreens, Senior Center, Library, and other locations. Coalition volunteers participated with Clinton Township Police and 2 Chippewa Valley CTC students. Proper disposal information was disseminated at the event and 32.2 pounds of unused or expired medicine was collected. The event was featured on the Senior Newsletter March/April with "Safe Prescription Drug Disposal" on the front cover, distribution of over 8,000  
     
  Clinton Township Senior Newsletter – the Coalition Prescription Drug committee was able to insert the Proper Disposal information in the Mary/April Senior Newsletter. Distribution of over 8,000  
     
  "Transitions Night" at CVHS 4/16 – CTC members worked with Betty DeLaere to host this important event featuring a panel and resources for new students and parents entering the 10-12 building. Over 45 parents attended. Coalition materials were also disseminated (75 of each Keys is Not the Answer, Prescription Drug Abuse, Talk to your Kids about Marijuana, 6 lessons about brain development).  
     
  &Parent Saturday 4/25 at CVHS – 22 workshops for Elementary through High School Parents. 130 participants, day care provided, scholastic book fair, community resources, and over 25 volunteers for the event. Broad dissemination on information included a mailing to over 10,000 district parents, materials to middle school counselors, all staff emails, parent mail out, and newsletter inserts in the elementary and middle schools  
     
  Teen Court Case 4/28 at 41B District Court, 1 case Chippewa Defense against Dakota Prosecution  
     
  March 2015  
     
  Executive Board Meeting 3/9
Full Coalition Meeting 3/10
Youth Alcohol Meeting 3/3
Marijuana Committee Meeting 3/13
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting 3/12
CVHS/DHS Coalition Teen Council Meetings
 
     
  CARE Parenting Conference 3/7 – Dr. Charlene McGunn presented; provided 100 "Join Us" coalition pieces, marijuana booklets for parents, and 200 "facts about marijuana and the teen brain"  
     
  Coalition-Sponsored Drug Trends Conference 3/13 – over260 attendees and the evaluation results were outstanding. Ben Cort, Director of Business Development/CeDAR at the University of Colorado Hospital and Center for Dependency, presented compelling information about the transformation of Colorado within about 2 years since the legalization of "recreational" marijuana. Dr. Kathleen Zimmerman-Oster and Dr. Jeffrey Berger provided important information including data on youth use and brain-based research. Collaborators for the conference included Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse, Brighton Center for Recovery, and Macomb ISD. Several Coalition member participated to make the event successful.  
     
  CTC Leadership Training 3/18 with DHS – 29 students participated, Coalition Evaluator, Kathleen Zimmerman-Oster provided training with two Detroit Mercy Students  
     
  Dakota High School Dialogue Night 3/26 – "Transitions: The Big Step" – program for parents and students transitioning to the 10-12 building; 100 attendees, 25 volunteers  
     
  Teen Court Case 3/31 at 41B District Court  
     
  February 2015  
     
  Executive Board Meeting 2/10
Full Coalition Meeting 2/11
Youth Alcohol Meeting 2/4
Marijuana Committee Meeting 2/13
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting 2/13
CVHS/DHS Coalition Teen Council Meetings
 
     
  Teen Court Cases 2/25 at 41B District Court, 2 cases; over 35 students participated  
     
  CTC Leadership Training 2/4 with CVHS – 27 students participated, Coalition Evaluator, Kathleen Zimmerman-Oster provided training with two Detroit Mercy Students  
     
  January 2015  
     
  Executive Board Meeting 1/12
Full Coalition Meeting 1/13
Youth Alcohol Meeting 1/13
Marijuana Committee Meeting 1/9
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting 1/8
CVHS/DHS Coalition Teen Council Meetings
 
     
  Media:  
  "Dakota Family Night focuses on coping with pressure", The Macomb Daily, January 2, 2015

"Parents, middle school age girls invited to good decision event at Dakot Hs", The Macomb Daily, January 15, 2015
 
     
  Full Coalition meeting featured Monique Stanton/President and CEO of CARE of Southeastern Michigan, "Advocacy – Changing Minds and Polices to Protect our Youth and Communities"  
     
  "Facts about the Teen Brain" new Coalition informational piece was mailed to 700 CVs parents and sent home with students at DHS; also included in CVHS parent newsletter for February  
     
  Teen Court Training 1/14 at Chippewa Valley High School for all Teen Court participants  
     
  Attended Congressional Office Open house with Representative Sander Levin and staff on 1/15/15  
     
  Workgroup Meeting 1/14 for Parent Saturday to be held 4/24/15  
     
  Professional Development Day Presentation 1/20/14 – Dr. McGunn presented to 20 middle school and high school counseling staff on drug trends, adolescentaddiction and the Coalition; materials were provided  
     
  DHS Family Night Out 1/26 - Community panel/Pressures of Family Life in 2015  
     
  Girls Making Awesome Decisions 1/30 at DHS - Approximately 65 girls – grades 4 – 8 and an equal number of parents and Girl Scout troop leaders attended Girls Making Awesome Decisions) at Dakota High School. The girls participated in a variety of activities – drumming, dance, and sessions on "Healthy Bodies", Healthy Minds" and Healthy Relationships".  
     
  The adults participated in 2 presentations – "Becoming a Tech Savvy Parent" and "Perspectives from Todays' Teens/What Every Parent Should Know about Kids Today" (a Coalition Teen Council Panel).  
     
  The evaluation results were outstanding! Many Coalition members participated and 20 Dakota and Chippewa Valley High School Coalition Teen council members helped to make the event a success!  
     
  General Item:  
  Chippewa Valley High School Coalition Teen Council featured in 2013/14 Yearbook (1st time)  
     
  December 2014  
  Executive Board Meeting 12/2  
  Full Coalition Meeting 12/3  
  Youth Alcohol Meeting 12/3  
  Marijuana Committee Meeting 12/5  
  Prescription Drug Committee Meeting 12/11  
 
  Seneca Panels by Dakota High School CTC students 12/2  
 
  Teen Court Training 12/ 3 at Dakota High School for all Teen court participants  
 
  Full Coalition meeting featured John Ange, Prosecutors Office, "Perspectives from the Prosecutors Office/Juvenile Tends"  
 
  DFC New Grantee Meeting, Washington D.C. 12/7-12/10  
 
  Planning Meeting for "Parent Saturday" 12/16  
     
  November 2014  
  Executive Board Meeting 11/10  
  Full Coalition Meeting 11/11  
  Marijuana Committee Meeting 11/7  
  Youth Alcohol Committee Meeting 11/11  
  Prescription Drug Committee Meeting 11/13  
 
  Full Coalition Meeting featured a Teen Panel  
 
  Dakota High School Dialogue Night 11/17 "Marijuana 101"- a parent-teen dialogue night, 5 CTC students presented using the power point from Mobilizing Michigan campaign. CVS District Cable recorded the event. Many adults and student in attendance  
 
  Meeting with Ken Pearl, Clinton Township Board, New Business Advisory Group  
 
  Placed Coalition slides with website link on hallway monitors for Chippewa Valley Craft Show  
 
  "Burning Issues Conference" Michigan Prevention Association 11/12 in Lansing – several Coalition members attended, received MPA award; presented Mobilizing Michigan to 75 attendees.  
 
  "Wellness Wednesday" lunch time topics and discussion at Dakota High School 11/19  
 
  Seneca Middle School panel training by Dakota High School CTC 11/21  
 
  October 2014  
  Chippewa Valley Coalition Awarded "Prevention Coalition of the Year" by Michigan Prevention Network  
  Executive Board Meeting 10/13  
  Full Coalition Meeting 10/14  
  Prescription Drug Committee Meeting 10/9  
  Marijuana Committee Meeting 10/24  
  DHS/CVHS CTC Meetings  
  Media Articles: 3 articles on DFC Award, Be Aware Suicide Walk  
 
  Coalition Sponsored Event "The Anonymous People" film viewing 10/3; 60 attendees; completed Stigma Reduction Training Evaluation  
 
  DHS & CVHS Parent Teacher Conferences 10/15-16 – drug prevention materials disseminated  
 
  Red Ribbon Month – activities to all elementary and middle schools in Chippewa Valley Schools; Prevention Month Resolutions in Macomb and Clinton Townships; Resolution from School Board; Board Packet presented  
 
  "Be Aware Walk for Suicide Awareness" 10/18 – over 95 student and adult volunteers  
 
  CVHS Dialogue Night 10/21 "Pressures of High School" – over 50 attendees  
 
  'Justices on the Road" 10/22 - 15 select students from Dakota and Chippewa were invited to attend a Supreme Court Case at the Macomb County Performing Arts Center. Justices Young and Viviano visited Chippewa Valley High School prior to county-wide event, and talked with Teen Court and AP Government students.  
 
  Smart Moves Program/1st Semester– 9 Session Drug Prevention Program for 230 5th graders (Clinton Valley, Miami, Ottawa)  
 
  September 2014  
  Chippewa Valley Coalition Awarded Drug Free Communities Grant (years 6-10)  
  Executive Board Meeting  
  Full Coalition Meeting  
  Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee Meeting  
  Prescription Drug Committee Meeting  
  Marijuana Committee Meeting  
 
  RAP City 9/19 – participated in "Resources are Plentiful" event sponsored by Henry Ford Health Systems – provided resources to over 100 attendees  
 
  Red Ribbon/National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Resolutions Passed in Clinton Township & Macomb Township for October  
 
  Coalition Parent focused advertisement placed in the Chippewa Valley High School Football Program Book (alcohol message and coalition information)  
 
  Senior Parent Night 9/23 – attended by over 300 parents, 3 educational materials distributed  
 
  CVHS New Student Luncheon – approximately 55 new students assisted by 17 CTC students  
 
  Dakota High School Suicide Talks 9/24  
 
  DEA National Drug Take Back Day 9/27 – collected 41 pounds of unused/expired medications at the Clinton Township Police Department, and 97 pounds from the Macomb County Sheriff Department for a total of 138 pounds, distributed educational material and created awareness of community permanent drug disposal boxes  
 
  Media: Drug Take Back included in St. Isadore Catholic Church newsletter  
     
  August 2014  
  Prescription Drug Committee Meeting  
  Marijuana Committee Meeting  
 
  Meetings with Clinton Township Supervisor, Macomb Township Supervisor, Macomb County Sheriff and Macomb County Prosecutor to create more awareness on recreational marijuana ballot proposals  
     
  July 2014  
  Executive Board Meeting  
  Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee Meeting  
  Prescription Drug Committee Meeting  
  Marijuana Committee Meeting  
 
  Macomb Township Marijuana Resolution Passed -7/9/14  
 
  Article about Resolution in The Voice newspaper  
 
  Marijuana PSA submitted and running on Clinton Township Cable - 30,000 households; 4x per day  
 
  Meetings with Clinton Township Supervisor, Macomb Township Supervisor, Macomb County Sheriff and Macomb County Prosecutor to create more awareness on recreational marijuana ballot proposals  
     
  June 2014  
  Executive Board Meeting  
  Full Coalition Meeting  
  Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee Meeting  
  Prescription Drug Committee Meeting  
  Marijuana Committee Meeting  
 
  MACRO – Meeting (leaders in community) 6/12/14  
 
  Clinton Township Resolution Passed/letter to other Macomb County Officials plus Macomb Daily article – 6/16/14  
 
  Meeting with Macomb Township Supervisor Janet Dunn  
 
  Coalition Presentation to Chippewa Valley High School Board 6/2/14 – MiPHY results presented  
 
  Article/Chronicle 6/18/14 – MiPHY Survey Results/Board meeting  
 
  Article/The Voice 6/4/14 –MiPHY Drug survey results  
 
  Coalition Recognition/CTC by Prosecutor Eric Smith's office  
 
  Coalition Recognition/CTC "Excellence in Student Activities" Award  
 
  Coalition Recognized Nancy Buyle, by providing Community Partner Award  
 
  Clinton Township Police Department Open House – students helped, materials table  
 
  Prosecutor Eric Smith PSA "Don't Close the Door to Your Future" to run in MJR Theaters starting 6/10/14 for 3 months  
 
  MiPHY mailing – 9,305 letters, results from drug survey and marijuana Infographic  
     
  May 2014  
  Executive Board Meeting  
  Full Coalition Meeting  
  Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee Meeting  
  Prescription Drug Committee Meeting  
  Marijuana Committee Meeting  
 
  Article: Macomb Daily – 5/3/14– Teen Court  
 
  Tobacco Retailers Project/CVHS – 5/8/14 – 21 retailers visited  
 
  Meeting with Supervisor Cannon - 5/21/14  
 
  Tobacco Retailers Project/DHS - 5/28/14 – 20 retailers visited  
 
  New Marijuana Infographics completed  
 
  Advocacy - Use of Rapid Response Team for CADC legislative alert  
 
  Recognition 5/16 - Coalition received Community Partner Award from Henry Ford Health System  
 
  Technical Assistance – Mcgunn/Continuing Education 5/6/14 – Wayne State University  
 
  CVHS newsletter insert/"Parents Who Host/Lose the Most"  
     
  April 2014  
  Executive Board Meeting  
  Full Coalition Meeting  
  Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee Meeting  
  Prescription Drug Committee Meeting  
  Marijuana Committee Meeting  
  Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota  
 
  Article: Hour Magazine "Gone to Pot?"  
 
  Teen Court (last) – 16th Circuit Court/combined case – 4/29/14  
 
  CVHS CTC/"Step Up Transitional Night" -4/23/14  
 
  Production of Spanish PSA/Marijuana completed  
 
  DEA Drug Take Back Event –4/26/14– 2 locations  
 
  Senior Expo Drug Take Back Event –4/11/14– 44 ½ pounds expired drugs collected  
     
  March 2014  
  Executive Board Meeting  
  Full Coalition Meeting  
  Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee Meeting  
  Prescription Drug Committee Meeting  
  Marijuana Committee Meeting  
  Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota  
 
  Applied for DFC Grant  
 
  CVHS Dialogue Night "Communication" 3/18  
 
  Teen Court 3/18  
 
  DHS Dialogue Night "Tough Stuff" 3/26  
 
  Coalition You Tube Channel created and videos uploaded  
     
 
February 2014
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting
Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee Meeting
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
 
 
  Full Coalition Meeting presentation: Ken Stecker, J.D., Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan – update on Marijuana legislation  
 
  Teen Court (February 25, 2014)  
     
 
January 2014
Executive Board Meeting 1/13
Full Coalition Meeting `/14
Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee Meeting
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
 
     
  Strategic Planning Meeting 1/15 – 16 attendees  
 
  Suicide in Service 1/20 – 39 Social Workers  
 
  Teen Court Training 1/28 (no court due to school cancel)  
 
  MiPHY Administration  
 
  Levin Conference at MCC 1/23  
 
  MCRUD STEERING Committee/MM presentation 1/28  
 
  Project learn Parent-Student Diner/Workshop 1/28  
 
  Clinton Township Senior Newsletter – Message from PDC – Keep Community Safe, Disposal – 8000 mail list  
     
 
December 2013
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting – CELEBRATION & CTC Featured
Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee Meeting
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
 
 
  MiPHY Administration Meeting 12/3  
 
  Teen Court Case #1 (12/17)  
 
  Mission Statement Change  
 
  Online Coalition Internal Assessment (12/3/13)  
 
  Alcohol Messaging – party piece, FB series, Wickersham and Smith PSA on local Cable  
     
 
November 2013
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting
Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee Meeting
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
 
 
  MiPHY Administration  
 
  Interfaith Luncheon (11/6) – 22 churches, 25 attendees; "perspective of our Teens"/Teen Panel; 8,790 materials order  
 
  Teen Court Training #2– DHS & CVHS (11/19)  
 
  Permanent Disposal full page information/CVHS newsletter  
 
  "Keep our Community and Youth Safe" new PD information pieces/CV newsletter  
     
 
October 2013
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting
Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee Meeting
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
 
 
  Information Exchange at MISD – MM Presentation (Tech Support/41 attendees) & Display Table (10/16) – 200 pieces of information + face to face  
 
  Be Aware Walk/Run for Suicide Awareness (10/19)– Added Hanson's partnership; 250 attendees; 260 volunteer hours; over 72 volunteer from community, school and youth; filmed event and showed on cable  
 
  Red Ribbon Week (10/21-25)- all elementary and middle schools in CVS participated; national effort; drug prevention messages reached 6,922 elementary school students (k-5) and 4,060 middle school students. Teachers wore ribbons and stickers; activities'.  
 
  "Marijuana Matters" – Parent/Teen Dialogue Night (10/22) – Approx. 60 parents, 17 students, excellent evaluations.  
 
  DEA National Drug Take Back Day (10/26) – 118 pounds collected /New Information piece handed out  
 
  "Trunk 'n Treats (10/26) – over 2000 parent/alcohol informational handouts; 5 students, 2 adult volunteers, 4000 children attended  
 
  Teen Court Training #1 – DHS & CVHS (10/29)  
 
  Red Ribbon/Substance Abuse Prevention Month Resolutions: CV High School, Clinton Township, Macomb Township  
 
  Wayne State University/Technical Assistance – 2 hour training on Substance Abuse including MM to 21 Social Workers (McGunn)  
     
 
September 2013
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting
Youth Alcohol Prevention Committee Meeting
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
 
 
  CVS & DHS Open Houses (9/11)  
 
  "Safe Party" information on-line /CVHS Big Red Check-in (9/13) RAP City – Coalition materials provided (9/19)  
 
  Senior Parent Meeting/CVHS (9/24) – 300 pieces PWH and Party, PP and Video  
 
  MPN Meeting 9/10/13 – planning fiscal year activities  
 
  New Student Lunch 9/12/13 (Betty)  
 
  Open House 9/11/13 – materials out – 2 schools  
     
 
August 2013
No committee meetings
 
 
  2) Postcard mailings: MS/Talk – 4,101 MS parents & Teens and Alcohol – 5,145 HS parents  
 
  CADCA Production Crew/Filming – Funded by the National Guard, creating modules for health classes to be offered to MS and HS across the county; used materials from MM Campaign.  
 
  Patti Steele/Macomb ISD – MM Curriculum for HS and MS and HS health and Life Skills Teachers in the county; plus provide information to her 25 counterparts in the stat for dissemination to teachers across Michigan  
 
 
 
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