Presentation on theme: "Freeborn County Partners In Prevention (FC-PIP) (under Freeborn County Family Services Collaborative ) Community Coalition made up of 40+ community members."— Presentation transcript:
Freeborn County Partners In Prevention (FC-PIP) (under Freeborn County Family Services Collaborative ) Community Coalition made up of 40+ community members from multiple sectors Mission: Prevent and reduce Freeborn County youth use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs Community Issue Funded by federal grant until Sept 2013, with potential 5 more years
Kids who use… Lower grades Increased use of violence Increased risk of sexual assault Increased risk of teen pregnancy Other consequences…..
Had at least one drink of alcohol on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey. **p<.0001 after controlling for sex, race/ethnicity, and grade level.
What is our community’s “biggest” substance abuse problem(s)? # 1 Alcohol # 2 Tobacco # 3 Marijuana
Alcohol Past 30 day use (MSS 2010) GradeFC 2007 FC 2010 State Average th 5%8%4 % 9th26%24%19% 12 th 49%45%41%
Cigarettes Past 30 Day Use (MSS 2010) GradeFC 2007 FC 2010 State Average th 3% 2% 9th14%13%10% 12 th 37%31%22%
Marijuana Past 30 Day Use (MSS 2010) Grade State Average 6 th 1% 9th7%8%10% 12 th 23%22%20%
Community Issue Policy Changes Systems Changes Environmental Changes Programs, Clubs, etc. still important and part of the multi-strategic approach
Some policy, systems change accomplishments… City of Albert Lea Social Host: Dec H Bldgs Fairgrounds Perm. Signage – No Smoking w/in 25 feet :Aug Freeborn County Social Host: Dec Permanent Drug Drop Box : Feb Riverland Tobacco Free Campus: July Worksites Tobacco Free: July 2011 Alden Conger School Chemical use policy – penalties increased/stronger than MSHSL: Sept. 2011
What can you do? Agree to….. Assess: A full assessment of chemical use prevention in District 241 Capacity: Mobilize/build capacity to address needs Plan: Develop a comprehensive strategic plan to reduce youth use in District 241 Implement: policies, systems, environmental changes Ongoing Evaluation Sustain
FC-PIP/MPRC will help: Resources available to you at no cost: Assessment/Planning Coordination Services & Facilitation Training for staff Evidence Based Curriculum for schools (Early Childhood -12 th grade) Evaluation Services
Collaboration…the spirit of this community You are in a position to make a difference. If we work together we can prevent and reduce the number of youth using in our community. Let’s work together and change this! Call to Action: Dedicate time as a School Board to discuss this information and decide what your next step will be, by whom, by when. I will be in touch!
Freeborn County Partners In Prevention (FC-PIP) Questions? Alice Englin Project Coordinator, FC-PIP 203 W. Clark St