February 16, 2015
ISSUE 5-4
       

Please let us know how we can make the Milwaukee Prevention Journal most valuable to you. Email us with any comments, questions, or suggestions.

Yours in prevention,
Kari Lerch
Prevention Services Manager

Continued disparities in nonsmokers' exposure to secondhand smoke

A new release from the "CDC Vital Signs: Disparities in Nonsmokers' Exposure to Secondhand Smoke" report shows an uneven decrease in exposure to secondhand smoke. Although the overall number of Americans exposed to secondhand smoke decreased by 50 percent between 1999-2000 and 2011-2012, seven in ten African-American children and two in five children overall are still exposed.

 

Read full press release from the American Lung Association

Before playground tragedy, shots were fired but no one hurt

A week before Sierra Guyton, 10, was shot and killed, two boys fired guns on the same playground.


 One of the boys involved now has message for others thinking of picking up a gun: 'Don't do it.'


Read the full installment of "Precious Lives" on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Building opportunity for boys and men of color conference follow-up

As a follow-up to Milwaukee's first Boys and Men of Color (BMOC) Week last October, the Nonprofit Center is offering training and organizational development opportunities for agencies working with boys and men of color. See the series flyer for details.
 

Parent of a teen or know someone who is? Try these 6 things

No one ever said parenting would be easy - but parenting a teen is, in so many ways, an especially difficult task. Science shows us that parents can have a huge impact on their teens' choices and lives, but only if they're equipped with the right information.


 
Here are suggestions on ways you can reduce the chance your teen will drink, use drugs or engage in other risky behavior.

Call for Applications for Wisconsin State Zero Suicide Academy

Mental Health America of Wisconsin (MHA), with support of a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services/Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for a Wisconsin State Zero Suicide Academy. The Academy will be held on April 28-29 in Stevens Point, WI and is modeled on a National Zero Suicide Academy sponsored by the National Action Alliance on Suicide Prevention. More information and applications can be found online.

Join Our Mailing List!
 
In This Issue
Continued disparities in nonsmokers' exposure to secondhand smoke
Before playground tragedy, shots were fired but no one hurt
Building opportunity for boys and men of color conference follow-up
Parent of a teen or know someone who is? Try these 6 things
Call for Applications for Wisconsin State Zero Suicide Academy
Event Announcements

HUMAN TRAFFICKING CONFERENCE

Feb. 24-25

Milwaukee, WI

The conference is filling up quickly - please register as soon as possible! Find more information and registration materials on the Office of Violence Prevention's online calendar.

 

TALENT HUNT SHOWCASE

March 28, 5-7pm

Milwaukee, WI

More information available here.

REPRODUCTIVE & SEXUAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
April 15
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Event flyer available here.
Job Announcements

CHILD WELFARE SUPERVISOR

The Department of Children & Families is hiring a Child Welfare Supervisor in Milwaukee.

CARE COORDINATORS
AJA Counseling Center is recruiting full-time care coordinators.
Funding Opportunities

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS SMALL GRANTS

Find more information online.
         Brighter Futures
 
The Prevention Journal is brought to you by the Community Advocates Public Policy InstituteFor more information on each of our prevention programs, click on their respective logos above.