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Parent Alert | June 2021 | Cultural Competence In Prevention

By turningpc | June 24, 2021

  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…

Pizza and Books Is Back! | Orrville Public Library on Thursday, June 24 from 4:30-6:30 PM.

By turningpc | June 7, 2021

The annual Pizza & Books will be held at the Orrville Public Library on Thursday, June 24 from 4:30-6:30 PM. This family-friendly event is FREE and filled with fun activities. Pizza, drinks, and other treats are part of the celebration. And while supplies last, each middle school student will receive one FREE book recommended by…

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

By turningpc | May 28, 2021

  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…

Turning Point Times | 2020 A Success

By turningpc | May 18, 2021

News 2020 A Success Despite the difficulties of 2020, Turning Point Coalition remained active in our prevention efforts. Yes, it took some creativity to stay safe and engaged with the community during Covid, and that’s why our social media activity and press releases spiked. Sometimes it’s hard to see the effects of substance abuse prevention…

Parent Alert April 2021 | How & Why to Keep it Substance Free: Celebrating Graduation During Covid-19

By turningpc | April 29, 2021

  Parent Alert | April 2021   How & Why to Keep it Substance Free: Celebrating Graduation During Covid-19   Your graduating Senior deserves to celebrate! Going to school during a global pandemic is no easy task. But our youth have risen to the challenge, and we couldn’t be prouder. Remember, High School graduation is…

Alcohol Server and Seller Training | Monday, April 29th

By turningpc | April 11, 2021

Parent Alert | March 2021 The “Safety” of Vaping Marijuana: Are the Rumors True?

By turningpc | April 8, 2021

          What’s the Latest? This is a false claim. Scientific research is very clear: Vaping is highly addictive and damages the body and the brain, especially in youth. In fact, some studies suggest that vaping marijuana can actually be harder on our lungs than vaping other substances-yes, even nicotine! To learn more, you can listen…

Healthy Kids Week at the Orrville YMCA on April 29th

By turningpc | April 5, 2021

Parent Alert | February 2021 | Supporting Prevention Virtually

By turningpc | February 11, 2021

    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…

The Link Between Human Trafficking and Substances

By turningpc | February 2, 2021

  Wayne County Coalitions Wooster— January highlighted Human Trafficking Awareness, reminding us how much goes on here in Wayne County right under our noses. Last year, Ohio ranked 9th in the U.S. for the most new human trafficking cases (The Human Trafficking Institute). Surprisingly, many trafficking cases involve family members or foster care families profiting…

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.