Northwoods Coalition
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 Formed through a partnership between Marshfield Clinic and several community coalitions in 1995, Northwoods Coalition is the largest and oldest coalition dedicated to substance abuse prevention in Wisconsin. Representatives from coalitions in a 35-county region, including all 11 of Wisconsin Tribal Nations, serve on a non-governing advisory board to help shape policies, practices and programs which address public health issues arising from use of alcohol and other drugs. Since 2007, through a contract with Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Marshfield Clinic has served as the Northwestern Regional Prevention Center for the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth. The purpose of the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth is to enhance and support the capacity of coalitions in substance abuse prevention and youth development.
September 2017
In This Issue
Hot Topics

Attorney General Brad Schimel announced he will be appointing an assistant attorney general to support local district attorneys and law enforcement in the prosecution of methamphetamine-related cases. The new assistant attorney general will be located in Eau Claire and work in the Division of Criminal Investigation's (DCI) Eau Claire field office.

According to a Loneliness Study done by the American Association of Retired Persons, approximately 42.6 million U.S. adults, over the age of 45, are estimated to be suffering from chronic loneliness. The study found that loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity.

According to a study published in the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, among heavy drinkers, intoxication is correlated with increased violence against intimate partners. Previous research has also linked intoxication to other forms of violence.

Brain injury in kids might lead to alcohol abuse
Researchers have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. They found evidence that traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents could be a risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will be pursuing a "strategic, new public health education campaign aimed at discouraging the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) by kids". This fall, the FDA plans to expand its "The Real Cost" public education campaign to now include messaging to teens about the dangers of using these products. The campaign is scheduled to launch in 2018. 

Governor Walker issued a proclamation recognizing September 9, 2017 as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day.
Funding Opportunities

This National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) resource includes guides to help you write grant applications and understand the peer review process.
Resources and more

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS) is currently recruiting for a part time Human Services Program Coordinator Senior position in the Bureau of Prevention, Treatment and Recovery.  This position will have the primary responsibility for managing substance abuse prevention services and funding as it relates to the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) Rx Grant and related prevention services.

Event registration began August 23, 2017 for the next National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), to be held January 22-28, 2018. NDAFW is an annual, week-long series of educational events that brings together teens and scientific experts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about substance use and addiction. The event is organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
This Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation website provides advocacy materials including toolkits, presentations and sample letters to encourage legislators to pass ordnances that raises the legal minimum age for sale of all tobacco and nicotine products to age 21.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) AlcoholFX app provides fifth and sixth grade classroom teachers with a science-based curriculum to help students develop positive behaviors and social skills that can protect them from underage drinking at a critical transition point in their lives.
Northwoods Coalition Meetings

September 25 & 26, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm(daily)
Northwoods Coalition Board of Directors Strategic Planning Meeting
-Marshfield, WI

October 23, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm
Northwoods Coalition Board Meeting
-Marshfield, WI

November 2, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Northwoods Coalition North Region Meeting
-Lac du Flambeau, WI

November 9, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Northwoods Coalition Northwest Region Meeting
-Rice Lake, WI

November 10, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Northwoods Coalition West Region Meeting
-Black River Falls, WI

November 13, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Northwoods Coalition Central Region Meeting
-Wausau, WI

Northwoods Coalition Events/Trainings 
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For more information, visit our calendar.

Other Events/Trainings
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September 12, 2017 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Wausau, WI
- Target Audience: Community Members and Professionals

September 12 - 14, 2017 Day 1: 8:00am - 4:00pm Day 2: 8:00am - 3:45pm Day 3: 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Anaheim, CA
- Target Audience: Coalition Leaders, Federal Partners, Prevention Professionals, and Researchers

September 23, 2017  8:30am - 3:00pm
-Superior, WI
-Target Audience: Community Members, Criminal Justice, Educators and Human Services
September 23, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
- Madison, WI
-Target Audience: Advocates, Community Members, Family Members, Parents/Guardians and Professionals

September 29, 2017  7:45am - 3:15pm
-Wisconsin Rapids, WI
-Target Audience: Educators, Youth Serving Organizations and other individuals working with youth

October 2 -13, 2017
-Target Audience: Prevention Professionals

October 6, 2017
-Port Edwards, WI

October 17, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
-Wisconsin Rapids, WI
-Target Audience: Any person or organization interested in preventing suicide
October 24 - 25, 2017 Day 1: 8:15am - 4:30pm Day 2: 8:30am - 3:30pm
-Wisconsin Dells, WI
-Target Audience: Adolescent Treatment Professionals, Behavioral and Mental Health Professionals, Clinicians, Domestic Violence Service Providers, Educators, Family Members, Parents/Guardians, Individuals in Recovery and Juvenile Justice Systems

October 23 - 26, 2017 Day 1: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Day 2 & 3: 9:00am - 4:45pm Day 4: 9:00am - 12:00pm
- Punta Gorda, FL
- Target Audience: Anyone interested in helping remove barriers to recovery

October 28, 2017  10:00am - 2:00pm
DEA/DOJ Prescription Drug Take Back Day

November 29 & 30, 2017  9:00am - 4:30pm         
Wraparound: Care Coordination  Fundamentals and the Collaborative Team Process
More information coming soon!
- Facilitated by White Pines Consulting 
- Arbor Vitae, WI
- Target Audience: Behavioral and Mental Health Professionals, Care Coordinators, Clinicians, Criminal Justice Professionals, Human Services, Law Enforcement and Social Workers