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Raising Placer is Now a Quarterly Newsletter: May-August-November-February

May is the month for
National Mental Health Awareness
& National Substance Use Prevention

This month's newsletter has wonderful resources for parents, teens and providers because we know that deferred mental health care is a risk factor for future substance use and abuse.
See bottom of page for:
  • Meetings and Events
  • Parent Resources
  • Español: Recursos para Padres
  • Teen Resources
Preventing mental and/or substance use disorders and related problems in children, adolescents, and young adults is critical to Americans’ behavioral and physical health. Behaviors and symptoms that signal the development of a behavioral disorder often manifest two to four years before a disorder is present. In addition, people with a mental health issue are more likely to use alcohol or drugs than those not affected by a mental illness. (SAMHSA.gov/prevention)  Find help.
Treatment is also prevention!
 Local Resources
Seeking help is OK. We all experience different levels of mental health throughout our lives. In fact, half of us will deal with some type of mental health challenge over the course of our lifetime. Read more... 
PLACER COUNTY REMOVES 5700 POUNDS OF UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS DURING APRIL 30TH DRUG TAKE BACK. UP 2100 POUNDS FROM FALL 2015 TAKE BACK.  
Community collaboration was the key in the record breaking prescription drugs collected in Placer County's 11 drop-off sites on Saturday, April 30th. CPY's new partners in the Take Back event really helped increase the number of Rx removed from our community: Placer County Youth Commission, the new Rx Drug Safe Placer Nevada coalition and the Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth. Of course, our long-standing law enforcement partners and volunteers throughout Placer County are always the most important partners that really make each Take Back event happen. Thank you to everyone who did their part to either volunteer or drop-off!

COLORADO STUDY FINDS ONE IN SIX CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED FOR LUNG INFLAMMATION TEST POSITIVE FOR MARIJUANA EXPOSURE 
A new study to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 Meeting found that one in six infants and toddlers admitted to a Colorado hospital with coughing, wheezing and other symptoms of bronchiolitis tested positive for marijuana exposure. Learn more 

PCYC PRESS CONFERENCE A SUCCESS
The Placer County Youth Commission held a press conference at Whitney High School on April 15th. Youth commissioners discussed the dangers of underage drinking, the value of Social Host Ordinances (SHO), which hold people accountable when teens are using alcohol on premises. Students from CPY's new Whitney High School media broadcasting partners also spoke about the PSA's they are producing on underage drinking. Finally,  commissioners discussed the promising data in Rocklin and Roseville communities that have shown a marked decrease in underage drinking since the SHO campaigns have been in effect. Press conference speakers along with the youth commissioners were: Supervisor Jim Holmes, Placer County Assistant Department Director Tammi Moss-Chandler, Rocklin Police Chief Ron Lawrence, Coalition for Placer Youth Director Christina Ivazes and the Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth Director Shelley Rogers. 

WALGREENS PERMANENT BINS
Walgreens is opening permanent medication disposal bins in its stores throughout California. Raising Placer will announce when any pharmacies in Placer County have permanent disposal bins. You can also call 916-258-2302 - the new Drug Take Back Hotline to learn updated information on when and where to drop off your unwanted prescription drug medications. 

CARA CLOSER TO PASSING
The U.S. Senate passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 94 to 1. CARA establishes a comprehensive, coordinated, balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that would expand prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery. Learn more:

PLACER COUNTY CONTINUES TO SEEK COMMUNITY FEEDBACK REGARDING  MEDICAL MARIJUANA REGULATIONS
Both county staff and city leaders are asking for the community to participate in this process. To learn more, contact your local city councilperson, supervisor and read more here:
CADCA (Community Anti-drug Coalitions of America) 
Both the Coalition for Placer Youth and the Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth attended Week 2 of the CADCA Academy in Sacramento from April 25-28th. As we learned how to improve our coalition efforts with the basics, we were also introduced to a variety of wonderful strategies being used in coalitions around the U.S.. One of those strategies was new Talk Sooner smartphone app featured below.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE 2016 PLACER COUNTY YOUTH IMPACT AWARD WINNERS HERE WITH SUPERVISOR JIM HOLMES  
Winners:
Leadership: Garret Smith - Oakmont High School; Honorable Mention: Madison Devine - Oakmont High School
Community Service: Neha Joshi - Oakmont High School; Honorable Mention: Nikita Bhat - Mira Loma High School
Applied Knowledge and Talents: Srinjay Saayan Verma - Rocklin High School; Honorable Mention: Julian Haladus-Henke - Jesuit High School
Overcoming Adversity: Alize Hartke - Oakmont High School; Honorable Mention: Aubrey Clement - Placer High School

 

Summer is a great time to improve family relationships! Below are some tools, talking points and activities to pave the way.

The Fall 2015 Rocklin Student Survey revealed that not only is there a spike in teen substance use between 9th and 11th grades, but that the majority of Rocklin 11th graders report that their parents have not talked to them about the risks of substance use in the past year. It is never too late or too early (albeit age appropriate) to talk to your kids about the risks of substance use. The free Talk Sooner smartphone app was developed to give parents more tools and support to open dialogue with their teens. Talking to teens earlier is a key piece of drug and alcohol prevention and this app has tips and resources to help parents have accurate information to start those conversations. This application was developed by the state of Michigan, so a few sections are Michigan based, yet most sections are useful for parents everywhere. Click on the Talk Sooner icon above to download your app and please watch this short video here: A message to parents.
Prevent opioid addiction: Prescription drug addiction and opioid overdose are both preventable. The new Rx Drug Safety Placer Nevada Coalition has produced a brochure to help prevent opioid addiction and overdose. Please download it here to have this preventive information available for yourself and to review with your loved ones. Download brochure
The vulnerable adolescent brain is even more susceptible to addiction. Find out how in this radio interview. Listen here:

Placer County Meetings & Events

Meeting: CPY Summer Meetings – Coalition for Placer Youth Rocklin- Leadership
Thursday, June 2nd & August 4th 3:30-5:00 p.m.  No Regular July Meeting
Rocklin Library Community Room
4890 Granite Drive, Rocklin
Contact: Christina Ivazes 530-889-7238 civazes@placer.ca.gov

CPY Annual Summer Leadership Retreat - End of July - Date, Time, Location TBD.
We are seeking Rocklin youth and adults to become new members of our awesome leadership team and this retreat is a great way to get familiar and bring your unique skillset and perspectives to our work to make a difference in your community!
If you are interested in being a part of our leadership team, contact Christina Ivazes civazes@placer.ca.gov

The Placer County Mental Health, Alcohol, and Drug Board (MHADB) Annual Retreat and May Board Meeting will be held on Friday May 20, 2016
Both Meetings are held same day/same location:  Community Development Resource Center (Cypress Room), 3091 County Center Drive (DeWitt), Auburn. The Retreat will begin at 8:30 am and conclude at 1:30pm. The May Board meeting will begin at 2:00 pm and conclude at 3:00 pm. 

The meetings will cover a review of the Board's goals and achievements in fiscal year 2015-16, priorities for fiscal year 2016-17 and a discussion on the county's Data Dashboard, a public internet tool to provide transparency on county programs and outcomes. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in planning Placer County's mental health, alcohol and drug programs. For more information contact Janna Jones at (530) 889-7254.
 

St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church Parenting Ministry
Presents: Fearless Communication about Drugs, Alcohol and Addictions

Tues. May 24, 6:30pm to 8pm
7200 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746
For more information: Joanna Jullien 916-521-7203  Joanna@coreconnectivity.org

Parent Resources

Partnership for  Drug Free Kids  - where families find answers

www.drugfree.org

 

Answering your child's tough questions about alcohol

www.samhsa.gov/underagedrinking

 

A Parent's Guide to the Teen Brain - Skills, Tools & Tips

www.teenbrain.drugfree.org

 

Parent Tool Kit  

www.theparenttoolkit.org 

 

Small conversations can make a big impression

www.samhsa.talktheyhearU  

 

HELPLINE: 

1-855-DRUGFREE

Parents toll-free helpline 

1-855-378-4373

Mon. to Fri.  10 am - 6 pm ET

(English and Spanish)

 

Time to Act

Think your teen is using?

Step-by-step guide for parents who suspect their teen is using alcohol 

or drugs.

http://www.drugfree.org/get-help 

Español - Recursos Para Padres

HablaConTusHijos 

free, bilingual online resource

www.theparenttoolkit/es.org

 

Bilingual - Línea Telefónica Gratuita

1-855-378-4373

(Lunes - Vierness 10am-6pm (hora estándar del este)

 

Concilio de Liderazgo Latino

http://latinoleadershipcouncil.org/en-espanol/

 

Teen Resources

Teen Plan

 

Teen Group: UROC  

Lots of fun, safe, and age appropriate activities for youth.  

Meets Friday nights from 7-9 PM

Crossroads Community Church

3860 Oak Street, Rocklin CA 

 

Contact Dan Britton   ( 916) 624- 8246

danbritton78@gmail.com  

 

Placer County Youth Commission

www.YouthCommission

 

Facts for teens about drugs

http://teens.drugabuse.gov/blog/category/real-teens-ask-about-drugs

 

http://abovetheinfluence.com

 

Placer Sheriff's Activity League (PSAL)

activities for youth - 

Mondays 2pm - 4:30pm

Wednesdays 3pm - 5:30pm

Fridays 3pm - 5:30pm

Rock Creek Elementary,Auburn    

Contact Detective Shon Schoer

(916) 652-2422

 

Rocklin Police Activities League

Activities program for Rocklin youth!

For information contact Chris Osborne, Rocklin Police Dept.

http://www.rocklinpal.org/home 

 

 

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A partnership of the Coalition for Rocklin Youth and Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth

Find us online: www.CoalitionForPlacerYouth.org

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