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Operation Parent Webinar: Teen Sexting

Teen Sexting - What's The Issue?

There are so many important topics to discuss with our children when they are given a smartphone, maybe one of the most difficult is on the topic of sexting.

A study by JAMA Pediatrics released in 2019 revealed at least 1 in 4 teens are receiving sexually explicit texts and emails and at least 1 in 7 are sending sexts.  Although most teens are not sexting, they are, however, more likely to receive a sext.

Tuesday February 11th 2:00pm-3:00pm

Register here for the free webinar provided by Operation Parent. 

Join Mary Beth Uberti, Director of Program Development at Operation Parent, as we discuss why teens sext, legal issues, emotional implications of sexting and conversations to have with your teen about sexting.

Stokes MedAssist 2020

Stokes County and Insight Human Services Host Stokes MedAssist Free Mobile Pharmacy

Poplar Springs Church, May 2nd, 2020: Stokes Citizens for Safe & Healthy Communities Coalition with Insight Human Services will be hosting Stokes MedAssist 2020. This is a free event for citizens of Stokes County and surrounding areas. Attendees must be 18 + with valid ID and can receive 8-12 free over-the-counter items such as: BandAids, cough, cold, flu, pain and allergy medications, vitamins, children’s medicine, family planning, and more while supplies last. There are no prescription medications offered at this event, only over-the-counter items.

In 2018 at London Elementary there were over 500 citizens of Stokes County and surrounding areas served at this event. In 2019 at First Christian Church there were over 700 citizens of Stokes County and surrounding areas served at this event.

Stokes Citizens for Safe and Healthy Communities with Insight Human Services will partner with organizations/agencies from the surrounding areas to provide services at this event. There is no fee associated with this event. Any service organization, civic club, church or youth group is able to volunteer using contact information below.

Date: May 2nd, 2020

Location: Poplar Springs Church, 7120 NC HWY 66 South, King, NC 27021

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm

Stokes Citizens Coalition travels to Washington, D.C.

CADCA is a nonprofit organization that is committed to creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.

 

 

 

Mark your calendars to attend the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 16th Annual Prevention Day!

This exciting one-day event will convene on Monday, February 3, 2020, in conjunction with CADCA’s 30th National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, MD.

As it provides a forum for the communication and networking between prevention practitioners, community leaders, researchers, and consumers in the behavioral health field, Prevention Day will feature SAMHSA’s leadership to inform on SAMHSA’s prevention priorities for the coming year.  Other dynamic speakers will be featured to discuss evidence-based preventive interventions and findings from the latest developments in the areas of substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery, and mental illness.

During our 30th Annual National Leadership Forum, we encourage you to tell members of your congressional delegation and/or their key staffers about your coalition and what it’s accomplishing during Capitol Hill Day on Wednesday, February 5. This event provides Forum 2020 participants from across the country an opportunity to educate policymakers in Congress about the importance of substance use and misuse prevention.

South Stokes High School Parent Engagement Event

On January 28th at South Stokes High School during the North Stokes vs South Stokes basketball games there was a parent engagement event. We had students from the Environmental Club, Beta Club and Student Government Association for South Stokes distributing informational resource guides to parents and guardians. These youth also collected 80 signatures from parents, guardians and adult community members affirming their stance on preventing underage drinking in Stokes County.

When we think of “kids today” let it be known that there are youth in Stokes County who are working towards making their communities a safer and healthier place to live. The following South Stokes students participated in the parent engagement event: Meghan Giller, Kelsey Joyce, Reece Weaver, Bryson Autry, Maggie Collins, Samuel Anderson, Nancy Maldonado, Laura Cassidy and Erin Heavener.

If you know of a youth group who wants to make a positive impact in the communities where the live, and earn service/credit hours, use the contact us form located at the bottom of our homepage.