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Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana

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Regional Announcements December 2011

-Free Indiana Problem Regional Announcements December 2011 December Awareness  National Drunk and Drugged Driving

December Awareness

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month (www.nhtsa.dot.gov) or (www.3dmonth.org)

January Awareness

National Mentoring Month (www.nationalmentoringmonth.org)

December 6 th , 2011, Internal Assets: A Closer Look, Brookville, IN: Stayin’ Alive of

Franklin County are partnering to put on a 40 Developmental Asset training to look closer at the Internal Assets and how you can help build them in the youth of your community. This event is being held at the Goldfinch Restaurant in Brookville from 9AM-11AM and breakfast will be included. To register, please contact Melinda Brown at stayin_alive24@hotmail.com.

December 6 th & 7 th , 2011, Because Kids Count Conference, Indianapolis, IN: Save the

date for this annual conference sponsored by Indiana Youth Institute. For additional information go to www.iyi.org.

December 14 th , 2011, IYI is hosting a training on ‘Bullying’, Washington, IN: Joan

Knies, an expert on relational aggression, will explain how breaking the cycle of bullying violence in our homes, schools and communities involves more than merely identifying and stopping the bully. This training will take place from11:30AM-1PM at the Washington Carnegie Public Library in Washington, IN. This training is FREE and IYI will be providing lunch. To RSVP contact Lori Osmon, loriosmon@hotmail.com, 812-254-4586 or to Joe Shrode, jshrode@iyi.org.

December 25 th , 2011

Osmon, loriosmon@hotmail.com , 812-254-4586 or to Joe Shrode, jshrode@iyi.org .  December 25 t h ,

December 21 st , 2011, Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana Monthly

Commission Meeting, Indianapolis, IN: This monthly meeting is held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Government Center South, Conference Room C. (Please check the ICJI website for possible

change of schedule or meeting room location)

January 1 st , 2012

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January 25 th , 2012, Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana Monthly

Commission Meeting, Indianapolis, IN: This monthly meeting is held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Government Center South, Conference Room C. (Please check the ICJI website for possible

change of schedule or meeting room location)

February 6 th 9 th , 2012, Collaborate. Advocate. Motivate. : CADCA’s 22 nd Annual

Leadership Forum, Washington D.C.: CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is a 4-day conference packed with multiple opportunities to learn the latest strategies to fight substance abuse and hear from nationally-known experts and policymakers. For additional information on this upcoming training opportunity or to register, go to www.cadca.org.

Resources

Drugged and Drunk Driving Package… Parents; The Anti-Drug provides numerous, FREE resources to teach teens about the hazards of drugged, drunk and distracted driving. Download these and use as parent handouts: www.theantidrug.com/resources/impaired-driving.aspx.

Commonly Abused Drugs… Check out this site for fact sheets on commonly abused drugs, their effects and how to protect children. OTC and prescription drug abuse information is also available. Check it out: www.theantidrug.com/drug-information/commonly-abuseddrugs/alcohol.aspx.

Internet Safety Tips for Middle School Kids… One in five kids ages 8-17 say they do things online their parents would not approve of and 77% of 8-15 year-olds say they would rather give up TV than the Internet. Share this safety site with parents: www.commonsensemedia.org/internet- safety-tips-middle-school-kids. For a printable parent tip sheet:

Street Terms…There is an up-to-date listing of street terms, used by drug type on the Office of National Drug Control Policy website. The Street Terms database contains over 2,300 street terms that refer to specific drug types or drug activity. This database is used by police officers, parents, treatment providers and others who require a better understanding of drug culture.http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/streetterms/default.asp.