November Begins The Holidays - Help Prevent Underage Alcohol Use

Dear HCC Member:
The Holiday season is upon us and we want to bring a special awareness to the prevention of underage drinking during the Holidays.

This HCC November Newsletter has some really valuable resources for you regarding Prevention of underage drinking during the Holidays. Plus don't miss the article by HCC Member Ken Dahlgren.

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Thank you all for that you do in the community!
Thank You For Doing What You Do
HCC would like to recognize members for their great contributions!    This month HCC would like to recognize our member Robyn Stanley for everything she has done with the Boundless Gowanda Program!  Initially started as a trial, the purpose of the Boundless Program is to provide 10 monthly sessions that promote positive and healthy behaviors to the students who have been selected to join.  The program has been so successful that it is now going into its third year!  
We want to thank Ms. Stanley for her dedication and efforts for everything that she has done and continues to do with the program in making it what it is today!  Her commitment has kept the program going and enabled us to see how it continues to grow and evolve into an initiative that the students find valuable and really enjoy being a part of!  Thanks again Robyn for your dedication with the Boundless Program and in HCC!

The Surgeon General's Call to Action - To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking - Community Guide
How To Prevent Underage Drinking During The Holidays
 The holidays are a time for fun and celebration, but, unfortunately, also a time of risk for young people.
On an average December day, more than 11,000 young people in the United States, aged 12 to 17, will use alcohol for the first time. Some of these young adults will not make it to the New Year, as nearly 400 young people under age 21 die from alcohol-related causes every month, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Read more
November 15, 2019 was the Great American Smoke Out (GASO)
-By Ken Dahlgren

Nearly 38 million Americans smoke cigarettes, and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. In the US alone, smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths every year. Read more
SAMHSA's "Talk they will hear you" video

Next meeting is December 6th!
Help Is Only A Phone Call Away!
Youth Crisis Hotline Information
  Cattaraugus Community Action
24-Hour Crisis Hotline  (888) 945-3970
Olean General Hospital
24-Hour Crisis Hotline  (800) 339-5209
24-Hour Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

The Cattaraugus County Youth Summit was a great success!