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Seeking talented high school bands, singers, musicians

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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. 

 


 

Have you ever encountered a young person who seems out of sorts? 

Would you know what to do?

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training USA
 
taught by certified instructors and being offered at
the Bloomfield Hills Doyle Center

You will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression, substance use disorders and psychosis in our youth. You will learn what to do until appropriate professionals and other help can begin. To register, contact Leanne at lmckenzie@bbcoalition.org or call 248.203.4615. Space is limited to 35 people for each session. There is no charge to attend.
 
There is another training offered by Common Ground on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Common Ground Administration in Bloomfield Hills. If this training works better for you, you will need to register with Common Ground directly at www.commongroundhelps.org and follow the MHFA link to training details and registration, or call 248.451.3778.


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 COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM.
Get details...

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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