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Parent Alert July 2024

By turningpc | July 1, 2024

Social Media’s Role in Youth Substance Use It is no secret that youth love using social media. According to Clearfork Academy, 95% of youth are active on social media, with the top platforms being Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, YouTube, and Twitter (X). These platforms provide youth with entertainment and a chance to stay connected with friends.…

TIPS Offsite Vendor Training August 6th

By turningpc | June 27, 2024

ORRVILLE, Ohio— August 6, 2024 — Turning Point Coalition, in partnership with Wayne County Coalitions, is offering TIPS training (Training for Intervention Procedures) at no charge. The training is free for businesses and individuals who sell alcohol, including retail alcohol vendors, owners, managers, trainers, sales associates, and cashiers. Ohio law holds both the individual employee…

Turning Point Times Summer 2024

By turningpc | June 3, 2024

Summer Update Turning Point Coalition helped students and families have a great end to the school year with a couple of presentations and a fun event at the library. Alcohol Literacy Challenge – 20 seventh grade students were taught about the differences between physical and mental effects of alcohol, and how alcohol marketing conditions people to look past…

Parent Alert June 2024

By turningpc | June 3, 2024

Using Vape Detectors for Prevention 2.13 million youth reported using e-cigarette products in the 2023 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Educating students on the risks of vaping is helping to reduce the number of youth who vape, but school officials are struggling with how to stop vaping on campus. One thing they are trying is vape…

Parent Alert May 2024

By turningpc | May 16, 2024

#NationalPreventionWeek24 is a health education platform that promotes new ideas and initiatives to help keep communities healthy & safe. Join us as we celebrate the #substanceuse prevention and #mentalhealth efforts happening nationwide! Learn more: samhsa.gov/prevention-week National Prevention Week is almost here! This annual event is a great opportunity to learn more about prevention science, and…

Parents Who Host Parent Alert 2024

By turningpc | April 23, 2024

  Turning Point Coalition would like to remind you that it is illegal to provide alcohol to minors, and hopes their message resonates with the minority of parents who furnish alcohol for underage drinkers. The majority of parents do not provide alcohol to minors, and the majority of teens do not drink underage. This campaign…

Parent Alert April 2024

By turningpc | April 23, 2024

Helping Students Prepare for the End of the School Year The end of the school year can be a source of stress for many students. End of year exams, moving up a grade, getting ready to go to a new building, and worrying about friendships are common stressors. Preparing your child for the end of…

Turning Point Times Spring 2024

By turningpc | April 1, 2024

Spring Update Turning Point Coalition supported multiple trainings for community members, employees, and students. These trainings increased knowledge of substances and their effects, how to recognize signs of impairment and use, and gave participants prevention skills to use in their daily lives. Trainings Alcohol Literacy Challenge – 37 seventh grade students were taught about the differences…

Parent Alert March 2024

By turningpc | March 12, 2024

How Alcohol and Marijuana are Marketed to Youth Youth are exposed to alcohol and marijuana advertisements on a regular basis. One RAND study looked at the impact of alcohol advertising on youth ages 11-14 and found that they see an average of three alcohol ads per day. This study also found that this exposure leads to youth…

Parent Alert February 2024

By turningpc | February 22, 2024

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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