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Freeborn County Partners In Prevention (FC-PIP) (under Freeborn County Family Services Collaborative ) Community Coalition made up of 40+ community members.

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1 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

2 Kids who use… Lower grades Increased use of violence Increased risk of sexual assault Increased risk of teen pregnancy Other consequences…..

3 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.

4 What is our community’s “biggest” substance abuse problem(s)? # 1 Alcohol # 2 Tobacco # 3 Marijuana

5 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%

6 Cigarettes Past 30 Day Use (MSS 2010) GradeFC 2007 FC 2010 State Average th 3% 2% 9th14%13%10% 12 th 37%31%22%

7 Marijuana Past 30 Day Use (MSS 2010) Grade State Average 6 th 1% 9th7%8%10% 12 th 23%22%20%

8 Community Issue Policy Changes Systems Changes Environmental Changes Programs, Clubs, etc. still important and part of the multi-strategic approach

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 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!

13 Freeborn County Partners In Prevention (FC-PIP) Questions? Alice Englin Project Coordinator, FC-PIP 203 W. Clark St


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