Author: Megan Crouch

Live and/or Work in Warren County? We need your voice!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are collecting information about the attitudes and beliefs about relationship violence of those living and/OR working in Warren County.  This is a grant requirement for our agency to receive funds and an important way for us to measure how our programming is creating change in our community. Please give us 10 minutes of your time to take this assessment....

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Teen Alliance Council (TAC) participates in Red Ribbon Week!

Red Ribbon Week is a week in October dedicated to raising awareness for substance abuse.   As students, Teen Alliance Council (TAC) members are taking steps to bring Red Ribbon Week into their own schools and take preventative measures to stop these issues before they happen by educating fellow students on the topics. In order to prevent the use of addictive, more intense drugs in future generations, TAC is taking steps to educate local youth on the dangers associated with gateway drugs. Gateway drugs are habit-forming drugs, that are often themselves not addictive, but will lead to the use of...

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Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is hiring for Coalition Coordinator!

Our partners at the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition are seeking to hire a new Full-Time Coalition Coordinator. Please click on the job description below to see the position requirements.  Send Resumes and Inquiries to: Vycki Haught ,Coalition Chairperson Warren County Educational Services Center vycki.haught@warrencountyesc.com SAPC Coordinator Position Posting – Final – (1)...

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In the next 30 minutes…

The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund (OCTF) is asking everyone this April to take the pledge to prevent child abuse and neglect using #InTheNext30Minutes to post to social media.  Please help raise awareness that all Ohioans can prevent child abuse and neglect #InTheNext30Minutes through simple acts of kindness. In the Next 30 Minutes Toolkit The Violence Free Coalition, along with Warren County Children’s Services,  support this messaging and have combined it with our 16,000 Chances campaign.  Please share this throughout Warren County to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. Please visit the OCTF website for more...

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Sharing Keys!

Life is an amazing journey.  There are times when things are going great and we are on top of the world.  Unfortunately there are times when nothing goes right and we could use a kind word of support and a reminder that we can get through a difficult period.  There should also be times when we celebrate seeing others doing good and making their community a better a place.  In the coming months you will be seeing gold keys throughout Warren County, or you may be wearing one yourself right now.  On these keys you will find the words...

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January Quick 3 For Teachers!

This issue is so important, we are only highlighting one thing for educators. Recognizing the Signs of Human Trafficking in Schools! Educators, Administrators, and School Resource Officers are in a great position to identify trafficking victims because of the amount of time children spend at school. Here are some warning signs: To read the full article! How do I report a suspected case? (1) making certain that both the staff member and the victim are safe, (2) under no circumstances should the staff member confront the suspected trafficker (3) the staff member should assure the child that he or...

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

What is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking is a crime that involves the exploitation of a person for the purpose of compelled labor or a commercial sex act.  Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery. Ohio is ranked 5th in the US for number of cases of sex trafficking Common examples of trafficking cases: prostitution, stripping, pornography, forced begging, magazine crews, au pairs or nannies, restaurant work, hair and nail salons, massage parlors, agricultural work, and drug sales. RED FLAGS: Appearance of physical/sexual abuse Scripted/rehearsed answers to casual questions He or she appears very young and fearful/overly submissive Demonstrates...

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