Ask “the question”… Save a Life! Prevent Suicide!!
If you wish to join our Suicide Prevention Task Force,
we invite you to attend our next meeting on
Thursday, September 25, 2014,
from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm,
at Hampton Inn Gloucester, 6638 Forest Hill, Gloucester.
To register or for further information, call us at
Or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAMS
ON GOING NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAM (Parents Only)
1. Middlesex County—Tuesdays, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.
Location: MPNNCSB MH/SA Clinical Administration Office, 13794 Tidewater Trail, Saluda, VA 23149.
2. Richmond County—Mondays, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
Location: Warsaw Counseling Center, Richmond County, 414 Main St., Warsaw
3. NEW Gloucester County—Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Location: Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 3900 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy, Gloucester, VA 23131 (6 miles from Coleman Bridge).
4. NEW King William County—Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Location: King William Counseling Center, 1041 Sharon Rd., King William, VA 23086.
Pre-registration is required. Cost: $20 Handbook + $20 p/p/session (couples $35 per session)
NOTE: The 15-week On-Going Nurturing Parenting Program takes place year round and parents can enroll in the classes at any time. If you wish to pre-register or for further information please call us at 804-642-5402 or email u at:
CHILDREN FIRST PROGRAM
The following classes has been scheduled at:
A. Location: MPNN CSB Prevention Services, 3786 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, VA 23072
Dates: 1. Saturday, September 27, 2014 Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: $50.00
Online Pre-Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/childrenfirst-sat92014
2. Thursday, November 13, 2014 Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: $50.00
Online Pre-Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/childrenfirst-thu112014
3. Friday, December 12, 2014 Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: $50.00
Online Pre-Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/childrenfirst-fridec112014
B. Location: MPNN CSB Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main Street, Warsaw, VA 22572
Dates: 1. Thursday, October 16, 2014 Time: 4:00 pm-8:00 pm Cost: $5000
Online Pre-Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/childrenfirst-thu102014
2. Saturday, October 25, 2014 Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: $50.00
Online Pre-Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/childrenfirst-sat102014
3. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Time: 4:00 pm-8:00 pm Cost: $50.00
Online Pre-Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/childrenfirst-tuejan15
4. Saturday, January 31, 2015 Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: 50.00
Online Pre-Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/childrenfirst-satjan15
C. Location: MPNN CSB MH/SA Clinical Administration, 13794 Tidewater Trail, Saluda, VA 23149
Dates: 1. Saturday, November 22, 2014 Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: $50.0
Online Pre-Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/childrenfirst-sat112014
2. Saturday, December 13, 2014 Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm Cost: $50.00
Online Pre-Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/childrenfirst-satdec2014
ABOUT CHILDREN FIRST:
Children First is a 4-hour co-parenting education program designed to prevent custody conflicts. The program helps parents understand the importance of both parents having an active, involved, and positive relationship with their children.
Parents will learn:
- How divorce or separation and continued conflict impact children.
- How to talk with children about the situation.
- How to manage conflict and emotions constructively.
- How to take care of children during the changes in the family.
- How to develop a positive co-parenting relationship.
The group takes place in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere.
Cost of training: $50 per person . Method of Payment: Cash payment to be made in person at the Prevention Services office: 3786 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, VA 23072, or a Money Order payable to MPNN CSB can be mailed to: PO Box 452, Hayes, VA 23072. Personal checks will not be accepted.
For further information please call the
MPNN CSB Prevention Services Division at
(804) 642-5402 - toll free at 1-888-773-8550
or email us at: email@example.com.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE
The Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board’s Prevention Services Division is offering a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. This training requires registration and is free to the public. The purpose of MHFA is to promote a more in-depth understanding of mental health in families and communities. This 8-hour certification course assists family members, caregivers, school staff, health and human service workers, etc. to help adults and youth who may be experiencing a mental illness or crisis.
The MHFA Training will be held at Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, 3900 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy, Gloucester, VA 23131 (6 miles from Coleman Bridge), from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. There is no cost to attend this training.
Please bring a brown bag lunch.
For online registration please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MHFA11-4-14
Registration deadline: Thursday, October 30th.
If you have any questions, please call us at 804-642-5402 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREVENTION SERVICES DIVISION
YES! WE ARE A SMOKE-FREE WORKPLACE
The highest cost of tobacco use is the loss of lives due to
smoking, secondhand smoking, and third-hand smoking.
Third-hand smoke refers to the invisible poisonous gases and particles that remain in the air and on surfaces after a cigarette is extinguished. The residue may remain for hours, or even days, on smokers’ hair, clothing, and skin and can linger in a room –sticking on surfaces such as furniture, walls, curtains, bedding, and flooring- and in vehicles. The smell of smoke that you detect after a smoker steps off an elevator or leaves a room indicates that third-hand smoke particles are still present (Virginia Department of Health).
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), it is predicted that tobacco will cause more than 10 million deaths annually by the year 2020. Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States and is responsible for one in every five deaths.
Policies establishing smoke-free environments are the most effective way to reduce exposure to secondhand and third-hand smoke.
A tobacco-free workplace is expected to have a substantially greater effect on tobacco consumption than current policies that permit smoking in designated areas.
Benefits of a Smoke-Free Workplace:
- A smoke-free environment helps create a safer, healthier workplace.
- Non-smokers workers will not be exposed to it at work.
- Smokers who want to quit may have more of a reason to do so.
- Workers are relieved when there is a clearly defined process for dealing with smoking in the workplace.
- A well planned and carefully implemented effort by the employer to address the effects of smoking on employees’ health and the health of their families shows the company cares.
- Lower consumption rates among non-quitters.
- Improved success in long-range tobacco cessation.
For the Employers:
- A smoke-free environment helps create a safer, healthier workplace.
- Direct health care costs to the company may be reduced.
- Increased productivity.
- Decreased absenteeism due to smoking-related illnesses.
- Increased cost savings for employers, including costs associated with the risk of fire, property damage, maintenance, and employee benefits: Worker’s Compensation, Disability, Retirement, Injury, and Insurance.
The Prevention Services Division of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck Community Services Board proudly serves the ten counties of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck region. We have a limited number of Smoke-Free Workplace signs available for all those businesses, offices, workplaces that desire to implement, or already have in place, smoke-free workplace policies. This initiative is made possible by a grant from the Virginia Department of Health awarded to the MPNNCSB Prevention Services Division. If you would like to request a sign or for further information, please call us at 1-888-PREV-550 or 804-642-5402, or send us an email: email@example.com.
VIRGINIA PASSED A NEW DUI LAW
VIRGINIA PASSED A NEW LAW…. As of July 1, anyone convicted of one (1) DUI will be required to have an ignition interlock devise installed in their vehicle for six (6) months.
Make sure you understand the new law at www.dontblowitva.com.
A message from the MP-NN Community Services Board
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving/Virginia Office)
In an effort to reduce harmful secondhand smoke exposure to children, the Rural Virginia United Coalition, in partnership with the MP-NN CSB Prevention Services Division, are recognizing childcare facilities that are promoting a 100% smoke-free environment.
The scientific evidence indicates that there is “no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke” as reported in the 2006 surgeon general report on the health consequences of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke.1
The survey that we are conducting of the 261 child care facilities that are operating in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck ten county region can be completed here by clicking this link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NLF8XZC.
Once we receive your completed survey, individual child care centers that are 100% smoke-free will be presented with a lawn flag, a certificate, and will be promoted as a 100% smoke free facility through the media and web site listings.
Your participation in this important pro health initiative is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions you can call us toll free at 1-888-PREV-550.
1U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon General-Executive Summary. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco
Town Hall Meetings on Preventing Underage Drinking In Your Community
Changing Community Norms Offers Promise For Preventing Underage Drinking
The Alcohol Prevention Task Force in partnership with the Rural Virginia United Coalition and the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board Prevention Services Division is targeted to changing community norms in an effort to prevent underage drinking. Young people’s alcohol use is an extremely critical problem. This Task Force is designed to give communities the tools and strategies to prevent youth from beginning to use alcohol and to educate those who do drink about the risks they are taking. The Alcohol Prevention Task Force is a community effort and will provide health professionals, parents, educators, public officials, law enforcement officers, faith based organizations, community leaders, and youth with communication tools and strategies needed to reduce the occurrence and acceptance of underage drinking.
The Task Force’s primary goal will be to motivate communities to change norms that may encourage or allow underage drinking. The secondary goals of The Task Force are to increase the number of youth who understand the risks associated with alcohol use and to empower them to resist the pressures to drink that they often get from their peers and from advertising.
Reports from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reveal alarming information on the number of young people who drink. The 2005 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse established that there were about 10.8 million underage drinkers in the United States.
Each community must recognize the serious consequences of underage drinking. The Alcohol Prevention Task Force is an opportunity for communities to work together and make their highways safer, their schools more effective, and the future of their young people more certain.
To schedule a Town Hall Meeting on Preventing Underage Drinking in your community, please call Prevention Services at 1-888-PREV-550. For additional information regarding Town Hall meetings log onto www.stopalcoholabuse.gov