Author Archives: Beth Crane

Cultural Competence

Cultural competence describes the ability of an individual or organization to interact effectively with people of different cultures. To produce positive change, prevention practitioners must understand the cultural context of their target community, and have the willingness and skills to … Continue reading

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Green Up Day May 6, 2017

Every year, Vermonters take to the highways and byways to clean up our roadsides of litter and roadside junk. If you’ve ever participated in Green Up Day, you might have noticed how many alcohol containers and tobacco trash are in … Continue reading

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“Resilience”

Swanton Enhancement Project’s (SEP) Task Force to Reduce Substance Abuse in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Vermont will be hosting a Community Forum on May 4th at MVU, 6:00-8:00 pm. The event will include a showing of the movie Resilience and a … Continue reading

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Monitoring the Future 2016

Check out the Monitoring the Future 2016 report on teen substance use. Nationally, the trends are positive – meaning less substance abuse, including lower rates of binge drinking, other illicit drug use, and tobacco use. The survey points out a … Continue reading

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Substance Abuse Prevention: Supporting Healthy Decisions During the Tween and Teens Years (and What to Do if You Spot Trouble)

Thursday, March 30, 6:15-8:00 pm at the Fairfax Community Library Library Presenters:  Kayla Tatro & Mary Gratton, NCSS This presentation will provide parents with information about common drugs of abuse and their prevalence in our community. Discussion on how to … Continue reading

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