Happy New Year!
As we begin 2015, we’re excited to celebrate all the good things about our communities and region and eager to support a safe, healthy, caring, and substance-free Franklin County that values all its members.
January is National Mentoring Month! We’ll be holding events in January and February to mark the importance of mentoring. Visit our Watershed Mentoring page for more.
We’re celebrating good health and good choices at Vermont Precision Tools and Missisquoi Valley Union Jr./Sr. High School and we’re gearing up for Drug Facts Week January 26 – February 1 when we participate in MVU’s Blue & White Day.
If you are looking for information on effective policies that support prevention, please download our document, Addressing Youth and Young Adult Substance Abuse in Franklin County.
Caring Communities is still seeking an AmeriCorps member for a challenging and rewarding service opportunity. You can view our posting for details about this opportunity and complete an application at:
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.