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Turning Point Coalition – Orrville Library Tailgate 2023

By turningpc | September 15, 2023

Get ready to celebrate the season with a Hometown Tailgate Party! The event will be held Friday, September 22nd, 4 PM – 6 PM at the Orrville Public Library.   There will be hot dogs, drinks, and snacks, while they last. FREE games, activities, and prizes are part of the fun. A Make and Take…

Parent Alert | August 2023 | Impaired Driving and How to Prevent It

By turningpc | August 24, 2023

Impaired Driving and How to Prevent It Impaired driving is responsible for 32 deaths every day in the United States, which is one death every 45 minutes. There are one million arrests made in the United States each year for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, but these arrests are a tiny amount…

Parent Alert | July 2023 | What is a Coalition?

By turningpc | August 1, 2023

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…

Parent Alert | June 2023 | Preventing Substance Use by Supporting LGBTQ+ Students

By turningpc | June 28, 2023

Preventing Substance Use by Supporting LGBTQ+ Students “We have to transcend our differences to transform our future.” – Antonio Guterres Research shows that youth are less likely to use substances when they experience fewer risk factors. These risk factors include things like prejudice, bullying, family conflict and rejection, and stress brought on by dealing with these…

Parent Alert | April 2023 | How Emojis Are Used for Drug Activity

By turningpc | April 18, 2023

      How Emojis Are Used for Drug Activity The Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center (ONIC) released a public safety bulletin in March to alert parents about emojis being used for drug activity. Emojis are fun to use in our text messages and social media posts, but they carry more meaning in 2023 than when they first came…

Pizza & Books | April 20, 2023

By turningpc | April 12, 2023

Parent Alert | March 2023 | February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

By turningpc | March 30, 2023

February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) was held throughout the month of February as a way to bring together teens and those who support them in a national effort to raise awareness to teen dating violence. Organizations and schools across the country combine efforts every year to create a…

Turning Point Times | Home for the Holidays

By turningpc | March 22, 2023

RAPA Teen Institute Successes RAPA (Riders Are Peer Advocates) Teen Institute has been busy since the last publication of Turning Point Times.  They have been a part of four events in the community and in the high school including Trunk or Treat, Haunted Halls, Home for the Holidays, and a Valentine’s Day fundraising event.  Events like…

Parent Alert | January 2023 | Navigating Seasonal Affective Disorder

By turningpc | January 13, 2023

  Navigating Seasonal Affective Disorder Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is depression that affects someone only at a specific time of year.  That time of year mostly occurs during the fall and winter months when there is less light during the day.  SAD can be difficult to manage because many people who experience this depression are…

Parent Alert | December 2022 | Winter Fun

By turningpc | December 28, 2022

Parent Alert | November 2022 The Benefits of Being Grateful John F. Kennedy once said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”  Gratitude is an important part of life, and a simple thank you goes further than you realize.  Multiple…

This publication is developed, in part, under grant number SP020543 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the Coalition and do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, SAMHSA or HHS.