Author: Chelsie Thomas

UNDERAGE drinking heats up in SUMMER!

Rather than stopping your kids from going to summer events altogether, use this time as an opportunity to openly discuss the dangers of alcohol abuse. Children respect what their parents have to say when it comes to serious matters such as alcohol – more so than you may realize. “Youth who start drinking before age 15 years are six times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life than those who begin drinking at or after age 21 years.” 2013 National Surgery on Drug Use and Health by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services   The Office...

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Parents: How to Explain Consent

Consent is something that you NEED to talk about with your kids! It is not always easy for every parent to have this conversation. This video will help to get you thinking about what to say, how to say it in your style, and when. Things to cover during your talk: What does the word consent mean? Give an example Do you need a “Yes” from your partner? Do some “What if” examples with them. Give them a scenario to work through on their own. Explain about alcohol and how this effects consent. Work through what to do if...

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SAFE ONLINE SUMMER!

Safe online summer! slideshare from Violence Free Coalition of Warren County Summer vacation is the best! It’s warm out! You get to hang out with friends, your significant other, & family time. Less stress, more fun! You also may find yourself online more. Your friend went on vacation, you got bored after 3 weeks, you got grounded and confined to the house? Just be careful online, not everyone is who they say they are! For more Rules and Red Flags visit ...

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Spring Quick 3 for Teachers

APRIL QUICK 3: for teachers Each month we will be posting 3 quick activities educators can do in their classroom’s to promote Respect and Healthy Relationships and decrease Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault. What would you do if a student tells you or shows you a naked photo on their phone? Make sure they are safe – remind the student that you are there for them as a safe person to talk to. Remind them of the school guidance counselor and make sure that they feel they can talk to them, safety, about their feelings on this and...

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Apply to be a Teen Alliance Council Member!

We are accepting applications for the 2017/18 Teen Alliance Council. TAC is fun, it helps develop your leadership skills, public speaking skills, and looks great on a college app! Students from Carlisle, Waynesville, Springboro, Little Miami and Kings are able to apply. Anyone interested in participating in TAC is invited to our Open Meeting. Sunday April 30th from 2 pm until 4 pm at the Franklin Library TAC...

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