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 Youth Mental Health First Aid Training 
This is a FREE training open to adult community members who interact with young people ages 12-18.   
Taught by certified instructors, you will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, substance abuse disorders and psychosis in youth ages 12-18. You will also learn what to do until appropriate professionals and other help can begin. 
WHEN: Choose from one of the following Saturday's:
APRIL 18 or MAY 16  
(All trainings are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) 

 WHERE: Birmingham Public Schools Administration Building
31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills 
To register, contact Leanne at 248.203.4615 or  
Space is limited, register today! 

Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Training for
Birmingham & Bloomfield High School Athletes
Sunday, March 29th 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
@ Bloomfield Township Library
To register, students must be recommended and obtain student forms from their school administrator, & then submit to:
Kaitlyn Krizanic at with your student name, school, & grade.
Mail your check payable to the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition for $35.00 via check OR $38 including transaction fee via PayPal at our web-site:
*For those who already registered and paid for the cancelled training in February: you do not need to pay again.

Families Against Narcotics (FAN)
Your connection for information, resources, & support. 
-Education through professional and guest speakers, as well as the sharing of personal stories.
-Support network for those affected by addiction so that no family or individual need to suffer alone.

This Year's Battle of the Bands Winner is... SAIL! 

Thomas- Drums, Percussion Jimmy- Bassist, Percussion Jarrett- Keys, Piano
Ray-Electric Guitar, Electric Violin, Back Up Vocals Anthony- Lead Vocals, Keys, Piano
To follow them on Instagram & Twitter: @Sailband 

OK2SAY is a program designed to empower Michigan students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, and law enforcement to share and respond to student safety threats. 

Click Here to listen to the amazing speakers at
Bloomfield Hills High School Awareness Day
on December 9, 2014
Speakers included: 
John Ciecko III, BHHS Athletic Trainer, BBCC Student Athlete Project Coordinator
Carla Westerby, BHHS Guidance Counselor, MA, LLPC
Dr. Susie Gross, PsyD, LP, CAADC
David, FAN Keynote Speaker

YAB Teens ask you to check this out…

 A great resource for parents:

Underage Drinking and Driving Can Be 1 Deadly Ride: Every day, at least one 16- to-20-year-old driver with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent dies. Additionally, teens with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent are 17 times more likely to die in a car accident than when they haven’t been drinking.  



Marijuana use is on the rise. A recent survey tells us that 27% of high schools seniors in Oakland County say that they've used marijuana in the last 30 days. That's higher than in years past and the rate of use is increasing.

In an effort to reverse this trend, ACHC and Oakland County's 14 Coalitions Partnership for Prevention has launched  “Clear the Smoke; Protecting our kids from marijuana,” which is based upon Mobilizing Michigan’s research-based campaign to educate all sectors about the dangers of youth marijuana.                                

BBCC believes “Knowledge is Power” and for this reason we strive to empower our community by providing factual, timely information about substances so you can make an informed decision.

Kevin Sabet, internationally-known speaker and drug policy expert, brought

the most current and useful information about marijuana legalization and its impact on youth to Oakland County in October 2013. His presentation can be found on our Video page. This is a 'must view' piece!

BBCC is now participating in the KROGER & MEIJER Community Rewards Program
Get details for MEIJER Community Rewards...

DFC - Federal Grant Announcement
We have GREAT news for our youth, families and community! The Coalition was awarded one of only 87 new Drug Free Community Support Program Matching Grants (DFC) from the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy. This is quite an accomplishment considering there were 452 applicants from across the nation this year!
This is a 5 year award for $125k per year of Federal funding with a required yearly non-Federal match. Since the Coalition will be in years 6-10 of the DFC funding process, our non-Federal matching requirement by year is:
  • Fiscal year 2011-2012: 100% $125k ($1:$1 match)
  • Fiscal year 2012-2013: 125% match = $156,250k
  • Fiscal year 2013-2014: 125% match = $156,250k
  • Fiscal year 2014-2015: 150% match = $187, 500k
  • Fiscal year 2015-2016: 150% match = $187,500k
(The Coalition's fiscal year runs October 1 - September 30. Also, the non-Federal match can be made up of financial and in-kind support.)
This is a wonderful opportunity for people from our entire community to come together and develop a sustainable future to prevent substance use and abuse by our youth!
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