Issue 9-6 | March 16, 2020
News
Spotlight On:
COVID-19 Resources
News about the COVID-19 (or coronavirus) is changing by the hour, with public events and venues closing as a preventative measure. That’s why this issue of the Milwaukee Prevention Journal doesn’t have a calendar. We simply can’t guarantee that community events will happen and don’t want to encourage people to gather when that may not be wise right now. If you do intend to attend an event, please contact the organizer to see if it’s still scheduled or if it's being postponed or canceled.

That said, as prevention advocates, we are trying to get the word out about how to halt the spread of COVID-19 in its tracks so that its impact is marginal.

Check out these resources:

CDC: COVID-19 Home Page: This encompasses some of the most reliable information available, including good advice, such as:










Resources
Human Services Programs and the Opioid Crisis, Part 1
From the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison, this issue of "Focus" and supplemental material draws from the September 2019 poverty research and policy forum, Human Services Programs and the Opioid Crisis. Download the materials here.
Operation Prevention: Workplace Resources
Operation Prevention has created this four-module workplace resource guide for understanding the impact of opioids on the workplace. You can download the materials for free here.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month Website
To prepare for April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, visit US Department of Health and Human Services' Children’s Bureau's website featuring a new multimedia gallery as well as new additions to the spread the word materials, including graphics and sample social media posts to help you spread awareness and support children and families in your community. Explore the available resources including activity calendars, an interactive quiz for protective factors, and a variety of publications to educate professionals and families alike. You can also download the 2019/2020 Prevention Resource Guide to help strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.
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