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Title: ROANOKE COUNTY PREVENTION COUNCIL Fostering the healthy development of youth and over time the community. Empowering Families. Encouraging Youth. www.preventioncouncil4youth.org


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ROANOKE COUNTY PREVENTION COUNCILFostering the
healthy development of youth and over time the
community.Empowering Families.Encouraging
Youth.www.preventioncouncil4youth.org
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Connecting to Promote Healthy Communities
  • Partnering with the Medical Community
  • Four Strategic Teams Underage Alcohol
    Use/Marijuana Use/Prescription Drug Use
  • Spreading the Seeds of the DFC program to far
    southwest Virginia
  • Regional Training, Evaluation and Networking

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We are part of 22 Drug Free Community Coalitions
in the Commonwealth and over 750 in the nation.
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Community Coalitions of Virginia
The Community Coalitions of Virginia (CCOVA) 
works collaboratively to prevent and reduce
substance abuse and related risk factors in
Virginia communities in ways that are measurable
and that improve quality of life.
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Health Education Standards in Virginia
  • Act with skill and reason to demonstrate an
    understanding of the concepts and behaviors that
    reduce health risks and enhance the health of
    self and others.
  • Demonstrate the ability to access, evaluate, and
    use health information, products, and services
    that influence health and wellness in a positive
    manner.
  • Demonstrate the use of appropriate health
    practices and behaviors to promote a safe and
    healthy community when alone, with family, at
    school and in other group settings.

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Standards of Learning for Health Education
  • K choices, effect of drugs, electronic media
    seek guidance from trusted adults
  • 1-5 health promoting decisions, effects of
    drugs, media, healthy habits, consequences of
    substance use, healthy choices, seeking
    assistance from trusted adults, managing stress,
    addiction, academic performance, value of
    community healthy and wellness
  • 6-10 self-image, risk-taking behaviors,
    positive role model within family and community,
    implementing safe and healthy practices and
    behaviors, practices with healthy environments,
    personal standards of using substances, community
    health programs for all ages, consequences of
    drinking and driving, media

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Our Teens World in the Year 2011
  • Cristi Cousins, MADD o f Virginia
  • Nancy Hans, Prevention Council of Roanoke County

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What does your community look like?
  • Do you know of a community coalition in your
    community? If so, are you active in it?
  • Name 3 issues surrounding policies and/or
    practices unique to your school or community
  • What are 3 protective factors that you see
    students have and 3 risk factors

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WHOSE PROBLEM IS IT ANYWAY?
  • A SCHOOL DOES NOT HAVE A ____ PROBLEM.
  • A _______PROBLEM IS A COMMUNITY PROBLEM THAT IS
    MANIFESTED IN SCHOOL AND OTHER COMMUNITY
    LOCATIONS.
  • THE RESPONSE MUST COME FROM THE COMMUNITY AS A
    WHOLE.

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Roanoke County SchoolsLocal School-Based YRBS
  • 6th 12th grade students (8000)
  • Anonymous, self-administered, computer-scan
    answer sheet
  • Trend data Conducted biennially during the
    spring, since 2002
  • 2 years of parent Online survey data
  • Analysis by Roanoke County Prevention Council
    Data Committee, Virginia Tech, Radford
    researchers

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The Digital Divide Internet Safety and Bullying
  • 89.4 web presence for high school an increase
    of 9 since 2008.
  • 68.7 for middle school an increase of 21
    since 2008.
  • 32.3 of high schoolers and 23.7 of middle
    schoolers report they have received threatening
    or intimidating messages online or through cell
    phones.
  • 24.1 of high schoolers and 16.5 of middle
    schoolers report they have sent threatening or
    intimidating messages.
  • 35.5 of high schoolers and 15.4 of middle
    schoolers report sexually inappropriate pictures
    or messages using a cell phone or computer.
  • 33.4 of high schoolers report they have texted
    while driving in the past 30 days.

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Roanoke County Middle/High School Youth report
  • 17.0/39.1 have tried cigarettes
  • 9.7/35.8 have tried marijuana
  • 23.7/62.0 have tried alcohol
  • 20.8/20.3 had their first drink before age 13
  • 46.0/77.0 say alcohol is very easy or fairly
    easy to get
  • 23.1 of high schoolers report having 5 or more
    drinks in a row in the past 30 days (binge
    drinking)

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Brain Activity
Image from Susan Tapert, PhD, University of
California, San Diego
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Other Risky Behaviors
  • 12.5 of middle schoolers and 16.1 of high
    schoolers have used inhalants to get high (93
    of those that continue beyond initial
    experimentation go on to use illicit drugs)
  • 3.6 of middle schoolers and 16.1 of high
    schoolers have taken over the counter to get high
  • 3.1 of middle schoolers and 18.9 of high
    schoolers have taken prescription drugs to get
    high
  • For high schoolers OTC and prescription drugs are
    the new high increasing over 3 in just 2 years.

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Characteristics of aGood Family Decision
All ideas are considered. The decision is
clear. Everyone is committed to it. Teens
are involved. Family bonds are
strengthened. The decision reflects family
beliefs and standards.
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Driving the Outcomes through Prevention What
Works Education, Collaboration, Opportunities
  • Action on Underage Drinking collaboration with
    pediatricians
  • SAP in all middle and high schools
  • Digital Divide Raise awareness of use of
    technology and youth risk behavior
  • Parent Education - Roanoke County support of
    Guiding Good Choices, Staying Connected with Your
    Teen and Internet Safety Seminars
  • Promote Youth Raise Awareness of Health Risk -
    Surgeon Generals Call to Leadership YADAPP,
    school prevention clubs, community support
  • Unique partnerships to implement environmental
    strategies Health Officials, ABC, StopIn
    Stores, WDBJ7, Hispanic community

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SAMANTHA SPADY
  • Sams number was .436

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CONNECTING WITH OUR YOUTH
CCOVA
Community Coalitions of Virginia
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