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  Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth & Families  
  September 2012 November 2013 Highlights & Activities  
     
  On-Going Programs  
  Project Learn – after school tutoring program for at-Risk 3rd Graders  
  Smart Moves – 9 Session Drug Prevention Program for 5th graders  
  Project Alert – 11 Session Drug Prevention Program for 7th graders  
  Mobilizing Michigan: On-going efforts  
     
  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  
  Interfaith Luncheon (11/6)  
  MiPHY Administration  
  Teen Court Training #2– DHS & CVHS (11/19)  
  Permanent Disposal full page information/CVHS 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/Presentation & Display Table (10/16)  
  Be Aware Walk/Run for Suicide Awareness (10/19)  
  Red Ribbon Week (10/21-25)  
  "Marijuana Matters" – Parent/Teen Dialogue Night (10/22)  
  DEA National Drug Take Back Day (10/26) – 118 pounds collected  
  "Trunk 'n Treats (10/26) – over 2000 parent/alcohol informational handouts  
  Teen Court Training #1 – DHS & CVHS (10/29)  
  Red Ribbon/Substance Abuse Prevention Month Resolutions: CV High School, Clinton Township, Macomb Township  
     
  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)  
     
  August 2013  
  No committee meetings  
     
 
July 2013
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Youth Alcohol Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Executive Board Meeting
Middle School Alcohol postcard mailing – sent to 4,017 middle school parents
“Teens & alcohol are a BAD Combination “postcard mailing – sent to 5,145 parents of high school students
 
     
 
June 2013
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Youth Alcohol Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting End of Year Celebration/Leadership Award to Police Chief Posavetz
Coalition Teen Council Meetings Chippewa & Dakota
 
  Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith/Coalition Recognition and donation  
     
 
May 2013
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Youth Alcohol Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting
Coalition Teen Council Meetings Chippewa & Dakota/Dakota meets with Supervisor Dunn on Hookah issue
 
  CVHS/CTC “Stepping Up” Transitional Night (May 7) included Facilitator Training  
  Tobacco Retailer Program – Clinton Township Police, Chippewa Valley HS, CARE – May 13th; 16 retailers visited  
  CVS Parent Survey – April & May 2013 - Sent survey via mail out to district parents.  Over 400 parents responded on survey (see report for full results.)  
  Mailing to all Parents of graduating seniors: Letter from principal, County Prosecutor, Parents Who Host information (530); also informed all Campus Staff via email with materials attached  
  Coalition sponsored “Underage Drinking” PSA featuring Prosecutor Eric Smith shown to all CVHS Campus Staff/Announcements to students (10-12 building) – shown before Prom  
     
 
April 2013
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Youth Alcohol Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
 
  Teen Court Program at 41B District Court, April 23 – 2 cases on Retail Fraud; Students “Tweeted”/Face book comments about legal consequences; estimated reach of over 7,000 students  
  Tobacco Retailer Program – Macomb County Sheriff Department, Dakota High School Students, CARE - April 18th – 17 Retailers visited    
  DEA Drug Take Back, April 27th – 2 locations:  collected59 pounds at Sheriff’s Department & 156 pounds at CTPD (total 215 pound - #1 in MI/OH/KY DEA territory); distributed information on Prescription Drug Abuse and Proper Disposal  
  Senior Expo Drug Take Back, April 5, collected 35 pounds of expired/unused prescription drugs; distributed information on Prescription Drug Abuse and Proper Disposal  
  Mobilizing Michigan – Protecting Our Kids from Marijuana Campaign Launched!  
  Included creation of sub-website on the Coalition website featuring a materials and informational Tool Kit of over 25 items; Press Conference with Congressman Sander Levin, Prosecutor Eric Smith, Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, Police Chief Fred Posavetz, and many other dignitaries attended.  Event generated over 12 media articles and awareness of campaign throughout the state.  
     
 
March 2013
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Youth Alcohol Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
 
 
Critical Issues Workshop: "Current Drug Use Trends" – March 8, 2013
240 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.
Parent Teen Dialogue Night CVHS - March 19, 2013
42 attendees (18 adults, 24 youth including 13 youth facilitators) made this a special evening.
MPN Coalition Meeting/Mobilizing Michigan meeting – March 20, 2013
Suicide message created for Superintendent and sent out on parent mail out/also on Coalition website and face book posts – March 24, 2013
Article by Kari Drogosh:  “Safe & Strong” regarding Life of an Athlete, helping to reduce substance abuse among student athletes, and involvement with the CVCY&F Coalition featured in Athletic Management.com distribution 28,500
 
February 2013
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Youth Alcohol Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
CVHS CTC “Courageous Persuaders” Video production and submission
Teen Court Program at 41B District Court, February 5th
“Girls Making Awesome Decisions” – February 1, 2013 – Alternative Drug Fee Event with Girl Scouts - 45 students, plus 15 CTC member and 30 parents attended
Participation in On-line chat with Dr. McGunn and the Macomb Daily about Marijuana use and teens; 20,000 hits reported
 
January 2013
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Youth Alcohol Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
Family Night Out/Dialogue Night at Dakota “Psychology of Cyberspace”,
January 23

FDA Hearing/Rescheduling of Vicodin

Teen Court 1:1 Training
 
December 2012
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Youth Alcohol Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting – guest Mike Tobias & Marie Hansen - MI Alcohol Policy Promoting Health & Safety
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
"Focus on Youth" Event (December 5, 2012) – a forum conducted every 2 years; about 110 Chippewa and Dakota students and 50 adults attended
 
November 2012
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Youth Alcohol Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
Project Alert
Coalition materials to all middle schools for distribution at Parent-Teacher Conferences
Article in the CVHS November Newsletter – full page "Parents/Talk with your kids about Marijuana"
Teen Court Training at Dakota and Chippewa (November 15, 2012)
Presidents PTO Meeting (November 17, 2012) - gaining in put on a parent survey to be sent out
Family Night Out/Dakota High School "Psychology of Cyberspace" (November 28, 2012)
"Smart Moves" program implementation
Smart Moves is a 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 of Southeastern Macomb
 
"Project Learn" program organization and implementation
Project Learn is a homework help/reading enhancement and mentoring program for 25 third graders. Tutoring/mentoring by Dakota and Chippewa Valley High School Students.
 
October 2012
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting – submitted FDA hearing comment s on
rescheduling of Hydrocodine
Youth Alcohol Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
Coalition participated in "Information Exchange" at MISD- 280 registrants for Macomb County Human Services Coordinating Body (HSCB)
"About Bullies, the Bullied, Bully Bystanders & Cyber Bullying" Dialogue Night at Chippewa Valley, October 23, 2012
Red Ribbon Campaign Implemented – Resolution passed by Board of Education declaring October 2012 as Red Ribbon Month.
Eric Smith PSA & Sheriff Wickersham PSA played before the Dakota-Chippewa Game (estimated 3500 people)
"Be Aware Suicide Walk" (October 13, 2012), estimated 225 people attended to help increase community awareness of youth suicide
Teen Court Launch with case in 41B District Court (October 16, 2012)
Teen Court Training conducted at Chippewa and Dakota (October 30, 2012)
 
September 2012
Prescription Drug Committee Meeting
Youth Alcohol Committee Meeting
Marijuana Committee Meeting
Executive Board Meeting
Full Coalition Meeting –guest Sean McGraw "My Personal Story"
Coalition Teen Council Meetings – Chippewa & Dakota
Senior Night Meeting –estimated 200 parents, Coalition materials disseminated
Press Conference/Senator Levin’s Office (September 27, 2012) – National Drug Take Back/Addressing Prescription Drug Use among teenagers
Participated in National Drug Take Back Event (September 29, 2012) at 2 locations – publicized in a variety of places including CARE Hot Sheets – collected over 176 pounds of unused or expired prescription drugs
"Smart Moves" program organization
Smart Moves is a 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 of Southeastern Macomb
 
"Teen Court" organization and launch
Coordination of 50 students from Chippewa and Dakota high Schools with roles of prosecuting Attorney, Defense Attorney and Jury making consequences for real teen court cases in Macomb County. Community Partner: Macomb County Prosecutors Office
Red Ribbon Campaign
Annual Program for drug awareness and prevention activities at district elementary and middle schools
Placed Ad in CV Football Program Book – "A Message to Parents" – 150 per game; all home games at CVHS
Materials at Open Houses
Suicide Awareness Presentations to all 9th/11 graders
New Student Lunch (Sept. 18, 2012)
Open Houses at CVHS (Sept 19, 2012) – student volunteers and materials distributed (parents Who Host, Take Back Flyer, Be Aware Walk, "Bullying" flyer and Join Coalition
"Drugs & the Law" – CVHS Students Assistance and Clinton Township Police (Sept 25 & 27), 10 hours of classroom presentation
Mail out to all Employees (Sept. 26, 2012): National Suicide facts/Walk Awareness
Mail out to Chippewa District (Sept. 27, 2012) – Prescription Drug Take Back Day awareness and locations
Be Aware Walk Flyer – large dissemination including CVHS Newsletter/Dakota Newsletter, Websites, mail out, and cable; Clinton Township & Macomb Cable
 
On-Going Programs
Project Learn – after School program for at-Risk 3rd Graders – January –March, 31, 2013
Smart Moves – Nine Session Drug Prevention Program 2012-2013 - 2nd Semester (March)
Mobilizing Michigan:  Material production & dissemination
 
     
 
 
 
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