Genesee County Prevention Coalition Newsletter
June 2020

GCPC June  News & Updates

In response to Governor Whitmer's Executive Order (COVID-19) the GCPC staff continue to work remotely to maintain prevention services and resources to our community. Please reach out to us if we can be of assistance in providing information and support for addressing mental health concerns during this difficult time.
GCPC Monthly Meetings 

** All meetings will be held online through Zoom until further notice. Workgroup members will receive a meeting notification with the Zoom link. **

  • Join us for June's Monthly Coalition Meeting Tuesday, June 9th,
    8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Judge John A. Godola, from the 7th Judicial Circuit Court - Family Division will join us to share his insights from serving on the Adolescent Recovery Court for Genesee County.

     To register in advance for this meeting click on the link below:


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Prescription Drug Workgroup meets Tuesday, June 16, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.*
  • Underage Drinking Workgroup meets Tuesday, June 23, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.*
  • Marijuana/Vaping Awareness Workgroup meets Tuesday, August 4 , 9:00 a.m. to 10:30am.* Note: No meeting in July.

*If you would like to join a workgroup Zoom meeting and are not currently a member of a workgroup, please contact the following staff to be added to the distribution list.
Prescription Drug Workgroup: Lisa -
Underage Drinking Workgroup: Emily -
Marijuana and Nicotine Workgroup: Kelly -

The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of a Nation - Webinar Series 
Stigma, inequalities and civil rights injustices remain in our society today. Unfortunately, skin color plays a large part in how people are viewed, valued and treated. We know that racism, both intentional and unintentional, affects the health and well-being of individuals and communities and stifles the opportunity of many to contribute fully to the future and growth of this nation. Join the leadership of the American Public Health Association in a webinar series about racism's impact on health and disparities.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month
June is  National PTSD Awareness Month. The month is dedicated to raising awareness about the condition and how to access treatment. June 27th is also  National PTSD Awareness Day

Men, women, and children can experience PTSD as a result of trauma in their lives. Events due to combat, accidents, disasters, and abuse are just a few of the causes of PSTD. No matter the reason, PTSD is treatable, but not everyone seeks treatment. There are resources available to help diagnosis PTSD and get help. There is no shame in seeking assistance.

Facts about How Common PTSD Is

The following statistics are based on the U.S. population:
  • About 7 or 8 out of every 100 people (or 7-8% of the population) will have PTSD at some point in their lives.
  • About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year. This is only a small portion of those who have gone through a trauma.
  • About 10 of every 100 women (or 10%) develop PTSD sometime in their lives compared with about 4 of every 100 men (or 4%). Learn more about women, trauma and PTSD. 

Spring Youth Connection Magazine

The GCPC Spring Youth Connection magazine is complete! Featured topics include:
  • The Complete Download on Screen Addiction
  • Who Should You Trust with Your Mental Health?
  • No Reason to Lose Sleep
  • What Children Really Need
  • Warning Signs of Substance Use and How to Address it with Your Child. 
Check out a copy of the magazine online today.

If you would like paper copies of the magazine for distribution please contact Lisa Fockler at 
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