Partnership for Success partnered with Jamestown Middle School student council to promote health awareness and prevention with Red Ribbon Week October 30 – November 3. The Red Ribbon Campaign is a national campaign that occurs annually promoting drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention. The student council and advisers organized activities, as well as planned dress up days for each day of the week. The event conclude with an activity night on Friday, November 3 at the middle school where kids were provided a safe place to hang out, play fun games, and participate in activities.
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Central Valley Health’s Partnership for Success hosted a booth at the Jamestown Community Block Party on August 31 to collect data regarding underage drinking in the community. Two groups were surveyed including:
- College aged students 18-20 years old
- All adults over 21
There were 419 surveys completed at the event. The document below illustrates some of the intriguing results from the effort. If you have any questions regarding the data, please contact the PFS grant coordinator, Shannon Kaiser, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-252-8130.
GOOD CHOICES LEAD TO GOOD OUTCOMES THIS GRADUATION SEASON
Jamestown, N.D. – This time of the year is busy for parents and families; it is the season for high school graduation celebrations. Central Valley Health is reminding parents to model good behavior for the upcoming graduation weekend and to “Be a Responsible Host, Don’t Use Alcohol to Toast.” Central Valley encourages good choices because they contribute to good outcomes. Parents are the number one influence in the lives of their kids. Parents and adults can help kids make good choices by doing the following:
- Modeling responsibility this graduation season.
- Not serving or allowing alcohol to be consumed by an underage person at a party you are hosting. Providing alcohol to a minor is breaking the law and this behavior also portrays to youth that underage drinking as acceptable.
- A local survey found that 90.3% of adults in the Region reported that it is not okay for parents to offer alcoholic beverages in their homes to youth.1
- Continuing to keep our youth safe – underage drinking may lead to unintentional injury which is the leading cause of death for those between the ages of 15 and 44 in Stutsman County.
Talking to teens about drinking can sometimes be challenging, but it is worth it when it comes to safety. Parents – start the conversation with your teen by discussing your concerns with the graduation and summer festivities. Remember, you play a large role in influencing your child’s behavior.
For more information about alcohol laws in North Dakota, go to http://www.parentslead.org/what-are-laws-nd.
For more resources on how to talk to kids about alcohol go to http://www.parentslead.org/whatdoisay-grades10-12 or http://www.parentslead.org/whatdoisay-college%26youngadult
1 North Dakota Community Readiness Survey, 2015.
The 2nd Annual Kids Safety Day is scheduled for June 22, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Jamestown Civic Center. The event is brought to you by the Community Health Partnership coalition. All partners are able to host an interactive booth at the event. If you are interested in hosting a booth, please contact Julie Hoeckle at Central Valley Health via email (email@example.com) or phone (701-252-8130).
Next week, April 10-13, 2017 CHP will be supporting Drug Take Back Week. Please encourage anyone who has unused prescription drugs to dispose of them properly!