Parent Alert | February 2024 | Why Marijuana is Harmful

Why Marijuana is Harmful Ohio became the 24th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana when voters passed Issue 2 in November 2023. Some people will be trying marijuana for the first time as a result of this new law, and they may not be aware of the risks that marijuana poses to their…

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TiPS Alcohol Vendor Training – February 8th 9 AM – 4 PM

    Contact:  Robert Bean Coalition Prevention Specialist OneEighty, Inc. 330-804-3122 beanr@one-eighty.org   WOOSTER, Ohio— February 8, 2024 — CIRCLE Coalition is hosting a TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) Onsite Alcohol Vendor Training at NO charge. The purpose of the training is to help prevent the sale of alcohol to youth and intoxicated individuals. Attendees…

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Parent Alert | January 2024 | Social Media Parental Notification

The Parental Notification by Social Media Operators Act is scheduled to take effect in Ohio on January 15th. This law has been championed by Lt. Gov. Jon Husted since early 2023, and has been fully backed by Governor DeWine and other lawmakers. Here are the key takeaways from this new law: Companies must: Create a…

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Turning Point Times Winter 2023

Winter Update RAPA Teen Institute and Turning Point Coalition interacted with 3,500 people across three events Trainings Alcohol Literacy Challenge – 37 seventh grade students were taught about the differences between physical and mental effects of alcohol, and how alcohol marketing conditions people to look past the physical effects of alcohol. D.A.R.E. – Turning Point Coalition sponsored Orrville…

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Parent Alert | December 2023 | Coping with Holiday Stress

  Coping with Holiday Stress The holiday season is a great opportunity to take a break and spend time with family and friends, but it can be a very stressful time of year for many people. This stress is a result of many things including lack of time, financial pressure, family gatherings, social isolation, and…

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Parent Alert | November 2023 | Youth Internet Safety

Youth Internet Safety The internet continues to be utilized more and more in our lives, and our reliance upon it has a major impact on youth. Internet usage is not a bad thing, and there are many positive aspects to it for youth including homework assistance, social connection with friends, and providing entertainment. However, there are…

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Parent Alert | October 2023 | What is Prevention?

What is Prevention? October is Substance Misuse and Youth Substance Use Prevention Month. This signifies the importance of communities coming together to work on prevention, but what is prevention? The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) defines prevention as “promoting the health and safety of individuals and communities by focusing on preventing…

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Turning Point Times Fall 2023

Fall Events Schedule Come say hello to members of Turning Point Coalition and RAPA Teen Institute at these upcoming events: Orrville Fall Fest at Orr Park – Saturday, October 22nd from 5 PM to 8 PM. Join RAPA members in celebrating the Halloween season at their Trunk or Treat station. Haunted Halls – Monday, October…

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Parent Alert | July 2023 | What is a Coalition?

What is a Coalition? Coalitions are organizations made up of two or more people or groups who are working together towards a common goal. Community coalitions focus their prevention efforts on a wide variety of problems, but we are going to focus on the work that Wayne County Coalitions (WCC) are doing to prevent youth substance use…

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