In The Community
|Huckleberry Health Fair
Come visit with us at the fair! The Huckleberry Health Fair is held
every Thursday and Friday from 10-3pm at the Tillamook County Fair. Every year we have a booth with Alcohol & Drug
prevention materials and information, a video playing, and youth handing out stickers and candy. We are spreading the message to all who come to our booth that underage drinking is not only a crime, but is also the number one killer of youth aged 20 and
under in Tillamook County.
Town Hall Meeting / Community Education
||An Underage Drinking Town Hall Meeting
was held in May 2008 and
had over 100 participants with the topic: "Underage drinking in Tillamook
Speakers included Tillamook County Sheriff
Todd Anderson, State Farm Insurance Dave Hollensworth, Juvenile Director
Dan Krein, High School students Lacy Larson, Matt Brient, and Taniesha
Garibay, Dr. Paul Betlinski, and Oregon State Policeman Jim Pierce. This
Town Hall Meeting was presented the Positive Youth Development Coalition.
Addictions & Recovery Meeting
Unite 4 Life
Red Ribbon Week
Relatives raising relative children
Chalk drawing contest
Addictions & Recovery
thru Unity". In this meeting held in January 2010, residents came together to talk
about: barriers to recovery, resources Tillamook has or needs and how
can better support those in recovery and their family members.
Unite 4 Life
Unite 4 Life is a depression and suicide
awareness event held in October 2010. There were community training
Pacific City, Tillamook, Rockaway Beach and school assemblies at
Tillamook High School and Neah-Kah-Nie High School. Over 1,000 youth
and 100 adults participated.
Red Ribbon Week
The Positive Youth Development Coalition invites you to take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 23-31st. Red Ribbon Week raises awareness about drug and alcohol use and the problems facing our community. It also encourages parents, educators, business owners and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles and to teach youth about the dangers of using drugs and alcohol.
Activities scheduled in Tillamook county throughout the week include: Red Friday and Got Old Meds? Medication collection event.
Friday, October 28th: Red
Schools, Businesses and Community Members around the County are encouraged to participate in Red Friday.
Community Members are asked to wear red and spread the word that you pledge to live drug free.
Schools can take part in a hallway decorating contest. Businesses can
participate by taking part in a window display/ business decorating contest.
For more information about Red Ribbon Week or to take part in an event, call
503-812-5505 or visit www.justice.gov/dea/ongoing/redribbon_factsheet.html
Got Old Meds? Medication Collection Event. Protect your family, environment and community by safely disposing of all unused and expired prescription or over-the –counter medications. 9:00am-Noon at the Tillamook County Fairgrounds Sheriff’s Department booth. For more information call Jennifer at 503-815-3975.
Relatives Raising Relative Children
This is a
special community event for Grandparents and other family members raising
grandchildren. Topics include: parenting resources, alcohol & drug
addictions in youth, internet safety, legal issues and resources &
normal vs. disrupted childhoods. In partnership with NWSR & Disability
East Elementary School Alcohol Awareness Week
Held in April 2008, this was a fun week full of alcohol
prevention games, assemblies, class competitions and an ice cream
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