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Jul 252011

We work together for a happier, healthier Sullivan County.

Communities United is an umbrella organization made up of businesses, community support organizations, government and law enforcement, and nonprofit organizations. We are united in our commitment to work for a stronger, healthier community. We know alcohol and drug abuse hurts families and drains our communities of valuable resources.

We work together to provide information, strengthen resources, and support healthy behavior. As you explore our website, you’ll learn more about what we do, our community partners, and how you can help your family and community.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are the most common and preventable cause of developmental disability in the world. This presentation from the Frontier Regional FASD Training Center, located at the University of Nevada, Reno will cover background, defining terms and active studies regarding prevalence and clinical manifestations.

Register free at this link.

West Central Behavioral Health is offering Mental Health First Aid courses for adults in our community.

Mental Health First Aid is a day-long course that will help you learn:

  • The potential warning signs and risk factors for depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse disorders and more
  • A 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect to the help they need
  • Resources available to help someone with a mental health problem

Classes are free and open to the public. Anyone with an interest in helping their community is welcome to attend.

The classes will be held on:

July 25 in Lebanon at DHMC Conference Room 1A, 18 Heater Road
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

August 29 in Newport at Newport Probate Court, 3rd Floor, 14 Main Street
8:15 am – 5:15 pm

September 16 in Claremont at Sullivan County Corrections Department, 103 County Farm Road
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Class size is limited so please register early. Registrants must be 18 or older. To reserve your seat, call Sandra Orndorff at (603) 448-0126.

The summer months are when many tweens try alcohol or other drugs for the first time. Studies show that teens going to college often begin binge drinking the summer after they graduate high school. If your teen or tween has the summer off, it’s important to encourage them to stay busy with healthy summer activities.

Encourage your teens and tweens to be active and involved, whether it’s through volunteer work, a fun program at their local library, or a summer sports league. Feeling like they matter in the community helps prevent youth – especially boys – from making dangerous decisions.

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The Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco

Dr. Bill Kohn clarifies the facts about smokeless tobacco.

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