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Tobacco and Nicotine Free Parks Tobacco and Nicotine Free Parks
Tobacco and Nicotine Free Parks
Out of current tobacco users, about 90% started as teens, and over 75% want to quit.  Supporting Tobacco-Free parks (TFP) and recreation areas sends an important message, especially to youth: tobacco use is unhealthy and unnecessary. Most understand ... Read More
Tobacco and Nicotine Free Parks
Faces of ACEs and Resiliency Faces of ACEs and Resiliency
Faces of ACEs and Resiliency
Recognizing Our Young Artists The Area Substance Abuse Council, in partnership with the Marion Arts Council, is holding a recognition event to honor the children in our community who provided art work to be displayed at the Faces of ACEs event schedu ... Read More
Faces of ACEs and Resiliency
Prevention Today for a Better Tomorrow Prevention Today for a Better Tomorrow
Prevention Today for a Better Tomorrow
National Prevention Week Highlights Importance of Being Proactive May 13th through the 19th is recognized as National Prevention Week, an annual occurrence recognized by communities, organizations, and public health agencies across the country. As th ... Read More
Prevention Today for a Better Tomorrow
Daycare Safety Daycare Safety
Daycare Safety
Lately in the news there have been a lot of conversations about the electronic smoking device called “Juul.”  Electronic smoking devices, also called “vaporizers” or “e-cigarettes”, contain a battery, a heater, and liquid.   When the device is heated ... Read More
Daycare Safety
Substance Use Disorder and Suicide Substance Use Disorder and Suicide
Substance Use Disorder and Suicide
Substance use disorder can increase the risk of suicide.  Many of the negative consequences of untreated substance use disorder – including overdose, disease, trauma, or legal and financial issues – can too easily push a person to contemplate or act ... Read More
Substance Use Disorder and Suicide
Cure Stigma Cure Stigma
Cure Stigma
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. With this year’s theme being “Cure Stigma,” the National Alliance on Mental Illness is running a campaign on curing stigma.  Stigma is the virus that is spreading across American, although it may not affect you, ... Read More
Cure Stigma
Prom Safety – Parents Prom Safety – Parents
Prom Safety - Parents
Prom is a night that many teens view as one of the most memorable experiences of their high school years.  It can be a beautiful and fun night spent with friends and classmates, or it can be a night they would much rather forget.  But with a little b ... Read More
Prom Safety – Parents
April Alcohol Awareness Month – Prevention for Women April Alcohol Awareness Month – Prevention for Women
April Alcohol Awareness Month - Prevention for Women
Last fall the Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition hosted a workshop with Dr. David Jernigan, Director of the Center on Alcohol Marketing & Youth and Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and during that training attende ... Read More
April Alcohol Awareness Month – Prevention for Women

 

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