Florence Community Summit; March 10, 2011

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Reviews Florence-area prevention data and efforts of Lane County Prevention Program and Florence Area Prevention Coalition. Julie Hynes, March 10, 2011.
For more information, visit http://preventionlane.org

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  • We believe prevention is all connected. This belief is why we address multiple risk factors and protective factors throughout each of our program areas.
  • Florence Community Summit; March 10, 2011

    1. 1. Lane County Prevention Program & Prevention Efforts in the Florence Area
    2. 2. What is prevention? <ul><li>Prevention is defined as: </li></ul><ul><li>“the active process of creating conditions that enhance the well-being of people.” </li></ul><ul><li>Risk and protective factors framework </li></ul>
    3. 3. Prevention Program’s Current Focus Areas <ul><li>Underage Drinking and Substance Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Suicide Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Babies, Healthy Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans </li></ul><ul><li>Parents and Evidence-Based Parenting Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Community Health Promotion </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why prevention is important… <ul><li>Current conditions in the Florence area: </li></ul>Drinking/ Substance use Suicide Problem Gambling
    5. 5. 8th Graders who Sniffed Glue, Breathed the Contents of Aerosol Spray Cans, or and Paints or Sprays to Get High 2010 Oregon Student Wellness Survey
    6. 6. Percent of 8th Graders who in the Past 12 Months Talked With at Least one Parent About the Dangers of Tobacco, Alcohol or Drug Abuse 2010 Oregon Student Wellness Survey
    7. 7. Percent of 8th Graders who Reported Actually Attempting Suicide During the Last 12 Months 2010 Oregon Student Wellness Survey
    8. 8. 8th Graders Playing Cards (Poker, etc.) in the last 30 days 2010 Oregon Student Wellness Survey
    9. 9. Conversations with Kids <ul><li>One third of 8 th graders in the Siuslaw School District do not feel there is an adult in their school who really cares about them </li></ul><ul><li>4 out of 10 8 th graders in the Siuslaw School District have not talked with their parents about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol or drug abuse </li></ul><ul><li>One half of 8 th graders in the Siuslaw School District have not talked with their parents about the risks of gambling </li></ul>
    10. 10. How the prevention program can help: <ul><li>Provide resources for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trainings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suicide Prevention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mental Health First Aid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem Gambling Prevention </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentations to your agency or group </li></ul>
    11. 11. Florence Area Prevention Coalition <ul><li>Who/What: a group of people in Western Lane County who want to improve the quality of life for young people. Meeting monthly to talk about prevention efforts and to create a plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Where/When: The 4th Tuesday of each month at the Florence Fire Station from 3:30-5pm (next meeting: March 22) </li></ul>
    12. 12. Questions? <ul><li>For information about the Lane County Prevention Program, please contact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mo Young at [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or visit our website at: www.preventionlane.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For information about the Florence Area Prevention Coalition, please contact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mo Young (see above) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aurora Drysdale at auriel.aurora@gmail.com </li></ul></ul>

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