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Vaping Townhall with Lauren Metcalfe from the Barry-Eaton District Health Department
An overview of vaping - impacts, misconceptions, quit resources, and local statistics, with questions provided by St. Johns High School students. For more information, contact Lauren Metcalfe at LMetcalfe@bedhd.org.
Mary Ann Schmedlen - Eaton RESA
An interview with Mary Ann Schmedlen, Math Consultant and Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Trainer with Eaton RESA. YMHFA is a 6.5-hour training that gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. Contact Mary Ann Schmedlen (email@example.com) for more information on the course and with directions to register!
Christine Hansen - Clinton and Eaton MYOI
An interview with Christine Hansen, Clinton and Eaton Counties Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative (MYOI) Coordinator. MYOI was created to improve outcomes for youths transitioning from foster care to adulthood. It brings together community members, public and private agencies, and resources that are critical to enhancing the success of young adults who are transitioning from the foster care system. To get involved or for more information, contact Christina at HansenC4@michigan.gov or Phone: 517-256-9232.
Jen Cronkite - CMHCEI: Families Forward
An interview with Senior Mental Health Therapist and Prevention Therapist Jen Cronkite from Community Mental Health of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties highlighting their Families Forward program. For more information on CMHCEI and all their programming, go to www.ceicmh.org and follow them on FB at facebook.com/ceicmh.
Stephanie VanDerKooi -TalkSooner
An interview with Stephanie VanDerKooi, Substance Use Disorder Director from Lakeshore Regional Entity, on TalkSooner. TalkSooner is a movement designed to reach parents and caregivers of youth aged 10-18 to aid them having important conversations about the dangers of substance use. For more information, go to drugfreeclinton.org, facebook.com/TalkSooner and don’t forget to download the TalkSooner app from the App Store or Google Play.
Lhauren Singleton - ASPIRE
An interview with Lhauren Singleton, Director of ASPIRE Relationship Education. ASPIRE offers a variety of community education programs for youth that make the connection between sexual risk avoidance and an individual’s opportunity to achieve success. For more information, go to aspirerelationshiped.org and follow them on Instagram and Facebook for updates on webinars and virtual courses!
Safe Medicine Storage and Disposal
This podcast discusses safe medication storage and disposal and highlights our community partners who recently distributed medication lock bags around the county - Caring and Sharing Family Life Services, Clinton County DHHS Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative, Wellness, InX, Tri-County Office on Aging, Clinton County RESA, and EVE. For more information and additional drop sites around the tri-county area, please visit: capitalcountiescommit.org
Sara Thelen - MMDHD: Drug Free Communities
An interview with the Clinton County Drug Free Communities (DFC) Coordinator Sara Thelen of Mid-Michigan District Health Department. DFC programming directly partners with the Clinton Substance Awareness and Prevention Coalition to support Clinton County Prevention, with a special focus on youth. For more information, go to drugfreeclinton.org and follow us on FB at facebook.com/clintonprevention.
Krisit Pretzer - Eaton RESA CHOICES
An interview with Kristi Pretzer, Eaton RESA Mental Health & Behavioral Specialist and CHOICES Program Coordinator in our neighboring Eaton County. She talks to us about their teen intervention programming with a parent education counterpart in Eaton County. For more information, go to eatonresa.org/prevention/choices-program or email Kristi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Barks - Caring & Sharing Family Life Services
An interview with Marie Barks from Caring & Sharing Family Life Services, Inc, a non-profit offering an umbrella of free parenting and child health supports throughout Clinton County, including their Nurturing Parenting Classes. For more information, go to facebook.com/caringsharingfamilylifeservices or call their St. Johns office at (989) 224-1010.
Jen Zamarron - the safe center
An interview with Jen Zamarron, Client and Community Advocate from The Safe Center. They provide professional, confidential, compassionate services and resources that address intimate partner domestic violence and sexual violence issues. For more information, go to: facebook.com/thesafecenter.org
Welcome to Supa Dupa
Welcome to SUPA DUPA! A Substance Use Prevention and Awareness podcast series supporting Clinton County and our surrounding Mid-Michigan neighbors. We bring to you prevention and wellness information and resources through partner spotlights, youth interviews, upcoming events blasts, calls to action, and general knowledge FAQs to help youth, parents, and community members navigate this thing we call life.