Accomplishments • Formed a youth coalition in all six high schools to create substance abuse prevention awareness • Collaborate with the Woodford County Sheriff’s Department to increase the number of compliance checks • Collaborate with the Illinois State Police to promote drunkstopper.com • County wide underage drinking summits • Host an Annual Youth Retreat • Host Emerging Trends summits • Established an Advisory Board for the coalition • Assisted with policy development to pass social hosting ordinances throughout Woodford County • Hosted an Awareness Breakfast to create community change and build capacity • Assist with the Woodford County Jamboree • Implement Beverage Servers and Sellers Education Training (BASSET) Funding provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Human Services Partners Woodford County Health Department Woodford County Sheriff’s Department Woodford County Schools Woodford County Police Departments Eureka College American Red Cross Advocate Eureka Hospital Illinois National Guard Counterdrug Task Force Regional Office of Education Illinois State Police Illinois Alcohol Drug Evaluation Services Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery Chestnut Health Systems Woodford County States Attorney Rock Creek Bible Church New Hope Community Church Center for Youth & Family Solutions Exploring, Learning for Life Program Heartline and Hearthouse Woodford County Probation First Baptist Church Minonk Tazwood Center for Wellness Prevent Child Abuse Illinois P.A. Atherton Construction, Inc. CrossFit East Peoria Metamora Township High School Eureka High School Eureka Police Department www.drunkstopper.com | 1-866-479-2857 Woodford County Health Department (309) 467-3064 ext. 4709 Woodford County Uniting community members for the purpose of preventing and reducing substance abuse in Woodford County. www.casawoodfordcounty.org Vision CASA envisions all sectors of the Woodford County Community joining together to establish long-term prevention and reduction of substance abuse. Illinois Youth Survey Please look at the Woodford County survey data at http://iys.cprd.illinois.edu/ The Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) is a statewide survey administered to students in the 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades. The IYS includes questions about a number of health-related behaviors, and measures key risk and protective factors that strongly contribute to community-wide substance use rates among youth. DrunkStopper 1-866-479-2857 www.drunkstopper.com Drunk Stopper is a website and hotline that allows local residents to anonymously report illegal underage drinking activities such as parties, fake IDs, and illegal sales of alcohol. Top 10 For Parents Social Hosting • “You are the most powerful influence on your child’s behavior”. The Illinois Social Host Law • Be Aware of the Factors that May increase risk of alcohol use: significant transitions (graduation/getting driver’s license), family history, emotional problems. – 235 ILCS 5/6-16(c) – Effective January 1, 2013, Illinois law now states that individuals can be arrested and face criminal charges for simply allowing or permitting individuals under the age of 21 to drink alcohol at their residence or on their property even if the individual did not directly supply or provide the underage person with alcohol. • Do not give alcohol to your children. Tell them that any alcohol is off limits to them and to their friends. • Make an effort to get to know the parents of your children’s friends. Share your rules about not allowing alcohol use. • Set clear rules, including rules about alcohol. Enforce the rules you set. • Help your children find ways to have fun without alcohol. • Do not let your children attend parties at which alcohol is served. Do not allow alcohol at parties in your home. Facebook Page: Woodford County CASA Website: www.casawoodfordcounty.org Join WC-CASA! • Help your teen avoid dangerous situations such as riding in a car driven by someone who has been drinking. • Talk about the facts and reasons not to drink alcohol. Encourage conversation by asking questions and listening - show respect for your child’s opinions and concerns. • Lead by example – show your teen there are healthy ways to cope with stress that do not involve alcohol. http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/MakeADiff_HTML/makediff.htm http://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/media/pdf/Underage_Brochure_2010_ENG_v4_508.pdf http://samhsa.gov/underagedrinking/tabresources/tab1/Prevent-From-Drinking.pdf Attend a meeting! WC-CASA meetings are open to the public.
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