Genesee County Prevention Coalition Newsletter

GCPC February  News & Updates

GCPC Monthly Meetings 

** All meetings will now be held at our new office location at G4428 Fenton Rd., Flint, MI 48507**

  • Join us for February's Monthly Coalition Meeting Tuesday, February 11,
    8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Featured Community Partner Presentation: Emily McCall, from the Michigan Opioid Collaborative (MOC).  
The MOC aims to increase access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services across the state by providing same day consultation to physicians prescribing MAT and provide training and support enrolled physicians. Emily is the Behavioral Health Consultant for Genesee County. For more information contact:  
Michigan Opioid Collaborative
  • Prescription Drug Workgroup meets Tuesday, February, 18, 9:00 a.m. to  10:30 a.m.**
  • Underage Drinking Workgroup meets Tuesday, February 25, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.**
  • Marijuana/Vaping Awareness Workgroup meets Tuesday, March 3, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.**

Guiding Good Choices

Remedy Exchange and the GCPC are rolling out the Guiding Good Choices Prevention Program starting this month.  Guiding Good Choices is a  drug use prevention program  that provides parents and  guardians the knowledge and  skills needed to guide their  children through early  adolescence. 
This program seeks to strengthen and clarify family expectations for behavior, enhance the conditions that promote bonding within the family, and teach skills that allow children to resist drug use successfully.
Guiding Good Choices is  based on research that  shows that consistent,  positive parental involvement  is important to helping  children resist substance use  and other antisocial behaviors. Workshop are open to parents or guardians of children 9 to 14 years old.  
To bring this program to your school or community contact Lisa Fockler at  810-449-0159 or at

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, or TDVAM for short.

Every February across the United States, teens and those who support them join together for a national effort to raise awareness to teen dating violence. Dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. And nearly half (43%) of college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors. By joining together every February,  we can spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts!

The 2020 TDVAM campaign theme is "#1Thing"  Pronounced "One Thing" or "Hashtag One Thing", this campaign is focused on meeting teens where they are at. By learning one thing about teen dating violence and sharing that with a friend, every teen can make a difference. We're starting at square one together to build healthy relationships from the ground up. By just learning or doing one thing, you can start the conversation about healthy relationships in your friend circles, schools, and communities. Everyone has a part in ending dating abuse, even if that one thing seems small in the moment. Every step towards ending dating violence is an important one!

For more information visit:  TDVAM
Teen Dating Violence Awareness, Prevention & Intervention Webinar

The Still Standing Alliance offers free community training and informational webinars as a part of its Community Focus Webinar Series to help educate and strengthen advocacy and awareness against domestic violence.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Approximately 1 in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend. The ultimate goal is to stop dating violence before it starts. Strategies that promote healthy relationships are vital.

The Teen Dating Violence Awareness, Prevention, and Intervention Training is specifically geared towards parents and adults who work with youth to recognize, prevent, and intervene if teen dating violence occurs in their school, youth group or organization.
Participants will:
  • Learn to Recognize the Signs of Dating Violence
  • Develop Intervention and Prevention techniques
  • Develop a Teen Dating Violence Action Plan
  • And more...
Webinar begins Monday, February 10th from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Sign Up Here

Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network

The PTTC Network has identified seven areas to focus the development of new resources and training for the prevention workforce across the country. The areas of focus are listed below. New products and resources addressing these specific areas will be added to this website in the coming months.

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