IDA PRANGE, MBA, DIRECTOR OF PREVENTION SERVICES AND MARKETING
LINDA LAMB, RICHLAND COUNTY/JASPER COUNTY PREVENTION SPECIALIST
LOUIE LUSK, BS, CLAY COUNTY/WAYNE COUNTY PREVENTION SPECIALIST
JOLIE FINKBINER, BA, TEEN REACH COORDINATOR
CLAY COUNTY/WAYNE COUNTY
The Coalition Against Drug Abuse of Clay County broadened its scope of prevention to include all forms of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse. A mission statement, by-laws and coalition plan of action are in place. A monthly prevention newsletter "CADA News, Views & Clues" was created. Some events that CADA participates in are: Keep Kids Safe Carnival, Internet Safety, Rx Take Back Day, SADD, the 5K Walk Against Child Abuse and public forums.
A new Coalition has been formed in Wayne County called the Wayne County Coalition Against Drug Abuse. Both Wayne and Clay coalitions focus on underage drinking and they follow the Strategic Prevention Framework.
Teen REACH, A.C.E. After-School Program, Summer Success and At-Risk Supper Program (CACFP) These programs together provide nutrition, academic enrichment, recreation, physical fitness activities, life skills training, service-learning projects, fine arts and cultural diversity. In addition there is training in job skills and opportunities for parent involvement and mentoring for youth grades 3-12.
RICHLAND COUNTY/JASPER COUNTY
A new coalition will be formed over the next few months in Richland County. A communication campaign will be designed for both counties and will be taken into the schools to educate youth about the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs on their bodies. Community forums will take place in order to educate parents and teens on the various new drugs and how to prevent youth from ever getting started.
If interested in joining a coalition in Richland or Jasper County please contact Linda Lamb, Prevention Specialist at (618) 392-3090, ext. 110 or (618) 838-0636 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for Prevention Services is provide in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)