For more information about any of the prevention services listed below, please contact Stacey Logwood, OCPS, OCPS, Director of School & Community Based Prevention at the Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Services Board of Logan & Champaign Counties at 937-465-1045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
40 Developmental Assets® – Search Institute - Everyone’s an Asset Builder introduces the 40 Developmental Asset framework, research, and the powerful role of individual asset builders in the lives of youth. This workshop will help participants identify the characteristics of effective asset builders and their own personal strengths and challenges; understand “circles of influence” and identify those circles in which there is potential for asset building; and make and share a personal commitment to asset-building action. This 2-3 hour training highlights the 40 key ingredients to healthy youth development and local youth data on asset levels, risk-taking, and thriving behaviors.
Alternative options: This training is flexible for a variety of audiences and customizable. We can train parents during Kindergarten registration, Parent/Teacher Organization/Assn. meetings, parent forums, faith-based congregations, creative arts groups, 4H leaders, the possibilities are endless. Let us know your timeframe and audience and we can customize to your needs!
Trainers: Stacey Logwood, OCPS, email@example.com, 937-465-1045
Cecilia Yelton, OCPSA, firstname.lastname@example.org, 937-599-1975
by Bill Tipple, PeakOfOhio.com
In an effort to address the safety and economic threat of drug abuse in the workplace, Logan County is one of 18 Ohio communities participating in the Working Partners Drug-Free Workforce Community Initiative. This statewide initiative is a public-private partnership funded in part by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
The initiative’s objectives are to increase an employable, drug-free workforce in Ohio; build healthier, more productive and economically sound workplaces; and to create systems to educate employees – who are parents or adults with influence over young people – to prevent drug use among that population now and in the future. To achieve these objectives the initiative will be modeled after a program developed by drug-free workplace industry experts, Working Partners, and bring together local stakeholders and businesses.
“We are concerned about the drug-related issues we are facing and how they affect not only individuals, families, and the community as a whole, but also workplaces which are the economic foundation of our community,” said Paul Benedetti, President/CEO of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce. “By bringing employers together to develop polices and share best practices, we believe we are taking very important steps to address the economic threat of substance abuse by employees and job seekers in our state.”
You can contact the chamber office (599-5121) if your business would like to participate in this “Second Chance” program.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Logan County Chamber to create their own unique Drug-Free Workforce Community Initiative,” said Dee Mason, founder and CEO of Working Partners. “By attacking this problem with a local grassroots approach, working with leaders embedded in communities across the state, we believe we will realize measurable changes that will result in a safer, healthier, and more economically viable Ohio workforce.”
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