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School is back in session and Caring Communities is making the rounds at open houses and orientations. Parents, we hope to see you at your child’s school.
Caring Communities is co-hosting the Franklin County Regional Chamber of Commerce September mixer with CCV and The Northwest Technical Center! Join us on Thursday, September 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the wonderful Hideaway restaurant, right inside the Northwest Technical Center. There is a $5.00 admission fee for non-members. Come and celebrate healthy transitions to adulthood through learning!
Caring Communities is excited to offer an challenging and rewarding service opportunity. We will be an Americorps member site starting September 1. You can view our posting for details about this opportunity and complete an application at:
Coming up in September: Family Day. Click here for a family day activity kit!
Talk. They Hear You. Research supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse has shown the important role that parents play in preventing their children from starting to use drugs. Check out NIDA to learn more and participate in a “family checkup.”
The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is offering encouragement and support to parents to talk about alcohol through its “Talk. They Hear You” campaign.
Parents, “Safe Homes Parent Network” is a way for you to connect, support one another, and keep kids safe and substance free across Franklin County. We’re inviting parents to “sign on” to the following:
- I will actively supervise all gatherings of youth in our home or on our property, or ask another responsible adult for help to do so.
- I will not allow the possession of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs by youth in our home or on our property.
- I will set expectations for my children by knowing where they are going, whom they are with, what they are doing, and when they are to return home.
Check out ParentUp for tips on recognizing substance use in teens, talking to your kids and teens about underage drinking and other drug use, and preparing them for safe, fun, substance free parties and events.
Looking to get more involved in County-wide prevention and positive youth development? Consider becoming a mentor, getting involved in “Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol,” or joining our board. We all benefit when our members take an active role in guiding our coalition’s prevention initiatives. Contact Beth 527-5049 x 1 or email@example.com for more information.
Caring Communities is a proud supporter of Front Porch Forum, a web-based community network., which is now available to all towns in Vermont. Check it out and join the conversation.
And, if you’d like to support Caring Communities and Watershed Mentoring financially, you can now donate online! Please click on the button to the right to be taken to a secure donation website.
Thanks for your interest and remember, we are ALL Caring Communities.