Making Tippecanoe County a safer and healthier place to live, learn, and work.

The Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County
Invites you to the July Meeting
 
Wednesday, July 6th at 4:00 p.m.
100 Saw Mill Road Conference Room
Lafayette

Members will make the final vote on 2016-2017 grant allocations.
 

June Meeting Minutes are available on our website.  Please review the minutes prior to attending the meeting. 

 

For a complete list of upcoming meetings and events, please

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Community Wellness Survey

The Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County is conducting a Community Wellness Survey related to substance abuse in our county.  Your participation in this survey is anonymous, and data will be used to make updates to our next Community Epidemiological Profile. We would appreciate your participation, which will only take about five minutes of your time.  

Sue Duncan-Jones Memorial Scholarship 
Awarded to R.I.S.E. Representative

Abby Martin from West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School is the recipient of the second Sue Duncan-Jones Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a R.I.S.E. representative.  

R.I.S.E. stands for Role Models Impacting Student Excellence and exemplifies a student that is a role model to his/her peers. Congratulations to Abby Martin! 

  
 
Kathy Timberlake Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to Young Active Citizen

Madi Wallace from McCutcheon High School is the second recipient of the Kathy Timberlake Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a Young Active Citizen.  

Young Active Citizens are young people who contribute to their community and society as a whole. They are willing to examine their environments and respond to both the positive and negative aspects of the world they live in. They are dedicated to transforming their community for the better.  Congratulations to Madi Wallace!  
4 Tips for Keeping Your Family Safe This Summer

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation for your family. It is also a time when young people often spend less time with their parents and more time with their peers. Here are 4 tips to help you keep your family safe this summer: 

Summer Safety Tip 1:  Be Involved
  • Encourage their growing independence, but set limits.
  • Know where they are, what they are doing, and who they are with.
  • Network with other parents in order to keep each other in the loop.
  • Keep them plugged into family through chores, meals together, and family activities.  
Summer Safety Tip 2:  Be Open
  • Talk with your teens about drinking: the laws, the dangers, the consequences.
  • Set clear expectations and guidelines, and consistently enforce them.
  • Make it easy for them to share information about their lives. Listen to and respect what they have to say. 
  • Share practical ways to resist alcohol, and provide them with ideas for having fun without it.  
Summer Safety Tip 3:  Be Encouraging
  • Notice good behavior and give reinforcing compliments.
  • Let them know you have confidence in their ability to make good choices.
  • Be available if they need help getting out of a dangerous situation.  Be sure they know you're available. 
Summer Safety Tip 4:  Be a Role Model
  • If you choose to drink alcohol, drink responsibly by not drinking too much or too often or in high-risk situations, such as while driving, boating, or swimming.  
  • Do not give alcohol to your teens. Clearly communicate that alcohol in your home is off limits to them and to their friends.  
  • Plan family-friendly parties that are alcohol free.  
Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County, 100 Saw Mill Road, Suite 2204, Lafayette, IN 47905, 765-471-9916, drugfreetippecanoe.org
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