Issue 6-23   
                 November 14, 2016 
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Elysse Chay Wageman
Prevention Services Manager, Public Policy Institute
DNA study lays bare devastating damage caused by smoking

The devastating impact of cigarette smoke on the body's DNA has been laid bare by the first comprehensive study into the damage tobacco inflicts on human cells.

People who smoke a pack of cigarettes each day for a year develop on average 150 extra mutations in every lung cell, and nearly 100 more mutations than usual in each cell of the voice box, researchers found. More still build up in the mouth, bladder, liver and other organs.

Nearly two-thirds of e-cigarette users also smoke
Many American adults who use electronic cigarettes also smoke tobacco cigarettes, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey reveals.

The survey found that in 2015, 59 percent of all adult e-cigarette users were also current cigarette smokers. The survey also showed that 30 percent of e-cigarette users were former smokers and 11 percent using the devices had never smoked.

Recap: Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals (DITEP)

Everything on the table to the right is either drug paraphernalia or used for drugs.  

Teachers, principals, school counselors, parents, or anyone who work with our youth, this training is very beneficial. Prevention is key! Additional trainings to come - email Deavon Collins for more information.

Have you heard of Progressive Community Health Centers?
Since 1999, Progressive Community Health Centers has provided high quality, comprehensive care primarily
to underserved and uninsured populations in Milwaukee's central city. As a thriving, trusted focal point in the  community, we work to build neighborhoo d assets and eliminate health disparities by offering medical, dental, integrated behavioral health and social services. Financial counselors are available at all clinic locations to help patients with financial assistance and benefits enrollment. We also partner with Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin when medical needs are more complex, referring patients to some of the most skilled doctors in the area.
Apprenticeship Open House
November 15, 3pm
West Allis, WI

This event is designed for parents, graduating junior/senior students, college student and school instructors of all levels. More information available here.
Police & Community Listening Circles
November 28, 5:30-8:30pm
Milwaukee, WI

The theme for this listening circle is "Integrity and Courage." Interested participants must RSVP to receive dinner and stipend. 53206 Drug-Free Communities is looking for AMANI residents to attend! More information here.
Strengthening Families Program
November 8-December 18
Milwaukee, WI

The Parenting Network is pleased to offer this proven prevention program FREE of charge in the Sherman Park neighborhood. Informational flyer available here.

Donor Relations Coordinator
Milwaukee, WI

The United Community Center, a non-profit community based organization serving Hispanics with comprehensive social services, is looking for a motivated and organized individual to support donor cultivation including assistance with donor data, proposal development and annual appeals. More information available online.

Brighter Futures

The Prevention Journal is brought to you by the  Community Advocates Public Policy Institute For more information on each of our prevention programs, click on their respective logos above.