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1 Lisa Bray Bethany Horner Duane Mitry Sean Slaughter Amanda Smith

2  West Valley Focus  Target audience and production  Youth-Centric  Elegant Product or Process  Unique, but not quirky  Fill a critical need but not currently readily available  Salient, Effective, Enduring, Sustainable  MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

3  Target audience: 12- to 18-year-olds in crisis  Create in a single, simple product, a resource information conduit for the target audience  Make that product accessible, exciting, and widely circulated  Make a difference for West Valley Teens in Crisis

4 ALCOHOL DRUGS RAPE SEXUAL ABUSE HOMELESSNESS RUNAWAY PREGNANCY SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUICIDE BULLYING DOMESTIC ABUSE VIOLENCE CRISIS

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8  General Crisis  Bullying  Suicide  Substance Abuse  Pregnancy  Runaway  Homelessness  Domestic Abuse  Violence  Sexual Abuse  Rape

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11  Jerry Hoyler – Owner, FASTSIGNS; LW Alumnus  Jim Dean – Dysart School District  Betty Lynch - Chair for West Valley Human Services Alliance  Program Directors at local YMCA’s, Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs

12  Dr. Pilar Byra – Director of Suicide Prevention from EMPACT  Lindsay St. Claire – Not My Kid  Mrs. Regina Olivas – Head Guidance Counselor at Raymond S. Kellis High School

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14  Background: Crisis Response Network, Inc. operates the largest crisis response network in the nation providing a continuum of crisis services, including the nation’s largest publicly funded Crisis Call Center  Mission : Inspiring hope during life’s most challenging times.  Value: Local 24/7/365 resource with mobile response for immediate help in all crisis situations  Statistic: In 2012, Crisis Hotline received 223,113 calls; 92% of those people were connected to needed resources. 

15  Background: Began in 1986 to address the specific problem of teen suicide through the peer-counseling. Since inception, they have trained over 700 teens in Life Skills Development as Peer Counselors and have reached more than 30,000 individuals.  Mission : To provide a safe, confidential and crucial crisis service where teens help teens make healthy decisions  Value: Local resource specifically addressing teen suicide with peer counseling, but also providing valuable help in other areas of need  Statistic: Each year, nearly 26,400 teens in Arizona attempt suicide 

16  Background: StopBullying.gov coordinates closely with Federal Partners in the Bullying Prevention Steering Committee, an interagency effort led by the Department of Education that works to coordinate policy, research, and communications on bullying  Mission: Educates people on bullying, cyber bullying, at-risk populations, and prevention & response measures  Value: National-level resource with interagency support and expertise  Statistic: 28% of students ages were bullied at school during the 2008/2009 school year. 

17  Background: Active for over 40 years, EMPACT provides crisis response, counseling, substance abuse prevention/response, support groups, and trauma services to individuals and families  Mission : To be a partner for safe, strong, and healthy communities  Value : National and local 24/7/365 crisis hotline, treatment, and face-to-face, local services  Statistic: EMPACT clients were less likely to commit suicide than all populations groups 

18  Background: Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services (TOPS) is an Arizona non-profit organization founded in 2000 to address the unique needs of pregnant and parenting teens  Mission: Provide teen-specific education on safe sexual behavior, pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting so the teen and her family can experience a positive outcome  Value: Local, free face-to-face support and classes for pregnant teens, teen parents, and their families; large array of useful programs  Statistic: Arizona had the 13 th highest teen birth rate in the nation 

19  Background : Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development is a private, nonprofit agency founded in 1972 by Soroptimist International of Phoenix to provide emergency shelter and services for runaway and homeless youth  Mission: To provide a safe space for collaborating with youth and young adults in our community who are vulnerable or experiencing homelessness  Value : Local organization providing a safe refuge and access to caring relationships and resources; numerous locations and programs  Statistic: There are 1.3 million homeless kids in the US and 53,000 homeless kids in Arizona 

20  Background: Founded in 2010 to bring awareness about the plight of homeless teens and care for those who need it most  Mission : To provide homeless teens with basic needs and services as they make positive, life-affirming choices toward becoming responsible, productive adults  Value: Provide basic needs, medical care, guidance and educational assistance to over 200 homeless students in the West Valley.  Statistic: On any given day there are 1,800 homeless kids in the West Valley  ‎

21  Background: Founded in 2006 to complement the work of “traditional” domestic violence programs across the U.S  Mission: To educate youth, engage communities, and empower families to prevent domestic abuse through projects that Break the Silence, Break the Cycle, and Save Lives  Value: Local resource based in Peoria that provides education and assistance in all areas of domestic abuse with an area of focus on Teen Dating Abuse  Statistic: 33% of adolescents in America are victim to sexual, physical, verbal or emotional dating abuse. Only 1 in 3 report their victimization. 

22  Background: Resource provided through the AZ Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Program established in 2001 with a broad goal of ending all sexual violence  Mission : Through community level cooperative interventions, provide rape prevention and education to students, professionals and community members  Value: Local, state-funded program with a focus on sexual abuse help, prevention and education; numerous resources for victims  Statistic: In 2010, only 35% of rape or sexual assault victimizations were reported to police, and victimizations against youth ages were more likely to go unreported than other age categories 

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24  2,000 Bookmarks  Dysart Community Center  El Mirage Branch Library  Ground Control-Verrado  Verrado Community Center  Goddard School  Sonny’s Boxing Gym  Valley of the Sun YMCA  Lifetime Fitness  Palm Valley Church Youth Group  Marley Park Community Center

25  Follow-on Distribution  5,000 Bookmarks  Dysart School District High Schools  Other school districts  Other libraries  Other places where kids hang out

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27  Enduring community presence  Durable  Inherently retainable and transferable  Sustainability  Small investment  Saving even one child is a huge payoff  Evolution  Tailor resource list  QR code jump to website launch page  Broader distribution

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32  Arizona In Action Programs – Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Plans for Cities, Turning Thoughts Into Actions, Move-A-Thon, and Lids on Arizona Kids,  Seminar Day – forum to bring together local schools, law enforcement, and motivated citizen to learn how to implement successful “turn key” programs across the valley.  Planning – January 2nd – April 18th

33  TIME!! 6 weeks to complete project from ground up!  Brought on decision to eliminate Charter Schools from list of possible locations to accommodate for small window of approval/distribution time  Funds – had none.  Had to revise our objective and scale back to smaller school districts to allow for broader range of distribution facilities.  Creating a project with multiple resources makes it difficult for specific organizations to support.  Didn’t have time to reach out to organizations and see if they had any specific need that we could address and contribute to.


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