Family Education Sessions | Parent Alert | August 2021

Parent Alert | August 2021 Family Education Sessions: Wayne County Supports Prevention & Recovery   If you ever wonder how to get more involved in your community, or if you can make a bigger difference in the lives of young people, here’s your chance! There are 3 upcoming events (starting tonight!) that will provide you…

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Parent Alert | July 2021| Asset Building for Youth

Parent Alert | July 2021 Asset Building for Youth: How to Help Your Teen’s Physical and Mental Health The Problem: Adverse Childhood Experiences Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic childhood events that negatively impact a child’s development. The more ACEs children experience, the more likely they are to have physical and mental health issues, even into…

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Parent Alert | June 2021 | Cultural Competence In Prevention

Parent Alert | June 2021 Cultural Competence In Prevention Why It Matters Cultural competence lies at the heart of all prevention. Effective prevention begins with understanding our community’s needs as we study its demographics and cultural intricacies. While race is a vital aspect of cultural competence, it’s only one part. Take a look at the…

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Parent Alert May 2021| Cannabis Concierge Service: The Problems Outweigh The Perks

Parent Alert | May 2021 Cannabis Concierge Service: The Problems Outweigh The Perks The Process Did you know that Ohio has only 21 qualifying health conditions for medical marijuana? (You can view them here.) Keep in mind that medical marijuana isn’t to be smoked or vaped, because regulating the dosage is impossible. Certified medical marijuana physicians may recommend marijuana…

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Parent Alert | February 2021 | Supporting Prevention Virtually

Parent Alert | February 2021 Advocacy Week Supporting Prevention Virtually What is Advocacy? To advocate is to publicly support a cause. (To see the difference between advocacy and lobbying, click here.) In substance abuse prevention advocacy, we keep track of substance-related legislation and raise awareness regarding areas of concern. Advocacy Week provides an avenue for prevention professionals and Coalition…

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Parent Alert | January 2021 – Tobacco Control What Works?

    View this email in your browser     Rural Communities and Tobacco Tobacco Nation: Ohio’s High Usage Rates Twelve states belong to what researchers call Tobacco Nation, because tobacco use is higher in these states than in other parts of the country. Spoiler alert: Ohio is one of these twelve states. In fact, 22% of…

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Parent Alert | November 2020

    View this email in your browser Parent Alert | November 2020 Mental Health, Family, & the Holidays   No one would deny that these are incredibly difficult times. It’s more important than ever to take care of the people in our lives, and doing so can actually prevent substance misuse! People with mental health…

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