January 19, 2016

We thank you for reading this edition of the Prevention Journal! As always, please keep us informed of your coming events, job opportunities, grant availability, and other activities. Your ideas and feedback are welcomed.

Yours in prevention,
Elysse Chay Wageman
Prevention Services Manager, Public Policy Institute
Light & Unite RED campaign runs January 25th through 29th
We hope you will join us in participating in the Light & Unite RED week starting January 25th. The campaign's purpose is to put a spotlight on the dangers of substance abuse and unite the community to engage in prevention, encourage treatment, and support recovery.

The Light & Unite RED campaign coincides with National Drug Facts Week, in which each day information about drugs will be shared. From January 25th through 29th, one day will focus on each of the following: Prescription drugs/heroin; Marijuana; Synthetic drugs; Alcohol; and Tobacco/E-cigarettes.

Light & Unite RED is coordinated by Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division and Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and supported by a high number of community partners including support from almost all local health departments -- please view our complete partner list here.

We encourage broad participation from individuals and businesses -- please display your RED through lights, clothing, signs and social media! View (and share!) the campaign's daily drug facts on Facebook here

We also encourage you to participate by printing off and posting or distributing our daily fact sheets, which will be posted on the Light & Unite RED webpage starting January 25th. For youth programs and schools, this is a great thing to send home in student folders!

To get involved or to be listed as a partnering organization, please contact Annie Short at (414) 257-7944 or annie.short@milwaukeecountywi.gov.
Piloting Pay for Success Funding in Milwaukee
Today's nonprofits need a significant amount of strength and stamina to meet the ongoing challenges of changing funding priorities, an increased emphasis on showing success, and meeting the growing needs of the community being served. This is certainly something with which the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute (CA-PPI) is familiar.

CA-PPI wanted to address increasing community violence and decided to implement the Youth Works MKE pilot project. The project is based on the successful One Summer Plus model in Chicago. Our goal was to engage youth with employment plus social-emotional learning and mentorship in order to reduce rates of violent crime arrests.

CDC releases data on e-cigarettes and youth advertising
In early January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data showing that 70% of middle and high school youth were exposed to e-cigarette marketing in 2014. More than 1 in 2 middle and high school students saw e-cigarette advertisements in retail stores, and 2 in 5 saw ads online.

Guns, Guns, Everywhere
It's an unfortunate reality: guns are continuing to proliferate in our community and our nation.

As a recent report on National Public Radio indicated, President Obama's new announcement that he was strengthening gun laws will likely suffer a backlash. The report noted that "if history is any guide, the president's effort may have the unintended effect of boosting gun sales."

Announcing Aurora Family Service (AFS) Family Counseling Clinic
In 2016, the Aurora Family Counseling Clinic will be fully integrated with its two "sibling" programs - the Family Therapy Training Institute and Milwaukee Mental Health Consultants. Stay tuned for opportunities to share your input about how these programs, which comprise the "Family Institute of AFS", and how it can continue to grow in relevance and impact for the Greater Milwaukee community. In the meantime, please view and share the Family Counseling Clinic brochure.
Commission of a Surgeon General's Report on Substance Use, Addiction, and Health
HHS, SAMHSA, and the Office of the Surgeon General recently announced the commission of the first-ever Surgeon General's Report presenting the state of the science on substance use, addiction, and health. The report will examine the health effects of drug and alcohol misuse from the perspectives of prevention, treatment, recovery, neurobiology, and delivery of care. More information here.
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In This Issue
Proposed law gives cities more power over tobacco licenses
Milwaukee gun deaths equivalent to ten San Bernadinos
FACT is spreading the truth about tobacco in Milwaukee!
Index ranks Milwaukee in top third of cities for fostering black male achievement
Event Announcements
Jan. 27, 10-12:30pm
Milwaukee, WI
Over the past several months, Community Advocates and the Parenting Network have built and piloted Sex Talk as Real Talk (START), to help parents gain the skills and confidence they need to speak with their children about sexual health. Please join us to review our process and give feedback on the training. More information and registration available here.

Feb. 5
Milwaukee, WI
This community information session is open to anyone. See the flyer for more information.

Milwaukee, WI
Empowerment Coalition of Milwaukee presents the 2016 Workshops for Advocates -
Education and Empowerment for Social Service Providers and their Clients. More information here.

Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee CAN (Change Addiction Now) is a support group for anyone whose life has been affected by substance use and/or addiction. We recognize that this disease impacts not only those with the addiction, but also their friends and family. If you have similar life experiences, please join us. Milwaukee Area CAN meets on the 2nd Monday of every month, 6:00 PM to 7:30 at the Shorewood Library 3920 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood, WI.
Job Announcements
IMPACT is looking for two part-time (20 hours) Community Resource Specialists. More information here.

Pathways to Permanent Housing is hiring a Case Manager. More information available here.

Safe & Sound is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented, skilled communicator to lead our programs team. The Program Director manages Safe & Sound's amazing program staff, including CPU coordinators, community and youth organizers, as well as Drug Free Communities and city-wide teams. More information and application available here.
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