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Date & Time:  Tuesday, June 23rd from 6:30-8:00 P.M.

The Middle Peninsula Northern Neck CSB Prevention Services Division in partnership with the Coalition for Healthy Virginia Communities (CHVC) is sponsoring the MPNN Regional Suicide Prevention Task Force Meeting. 

            The primary mission of this task force is to prevent suicide, increase awareness and develop understanding of how communities can work together to prevent suicide.

            This meeting will continue the planning process to develop a wide range of prevention activities that will take place on Thursday, September 10, 2015 in commemoration of World Suicide Prevention Day.

The meeting will be held at three Rappahannock Community College sites via teleconference:

 1.  Glenns Campus:  12745 College Drive, Room G154, Saluda 

 2.  Warsaw Campus:  52 Campus Drive, Room W155, Warsaw

 3.  Kilmarnock Site:  Chesapeake Commons Shopping Center, 447 Main Street, Room K100, Kilmarnock

Date & Time:  Tuesday, June 23rd  from 6:30-8:00 pm.

Please join us and register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MHFA62315

Registration is not required but encouraged.

If you have questions, please call us at 804-642-5402 or email us at prevent@mpnn.state.va.us

Delicious snacks will be provided at each site!





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Submit online: prevent@mpnn.state.va.us

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   Entries must be submitted by Friday, July 3, 2015

   Questions? (804) 642.5402 or 1.888.PREV.550

                  MPNN CSB Prevention Services Division




The Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board’s Prevention Services Division is offering a Mental Health First Aid (Youth) Course on Friday, June 12, 2015, to be held at Northern Neck Electric Meeting Room, 173 Pine Street, Warsaw, from 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

    Online Registration:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MHFA6-12-15

    Registration Deadline:  Friday,  June 5th.  There is no-cost  for the trainings and cancellations will be accepted until Friday, June 5, 2015. 

    However, a fee of $25.00 will be applied for cancellations made after Friday, June 5, 2015, and for no-shows. 

These trainings require 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.

Please bring a brown bag lunch. 

If you have any questions, please call us at 804-642-5402 or email us at prevent@mpnn.state.va.us





 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:





The following classes has been scheduled at:



1. Location:         MPNNCSB Prevention Services, 3786 Geo. Wash.  Mem. Hwy., Hayes, VA  23072

Saturday, July 18, 2015                 Time:  9:00 am-1:00 pm      Cost:  $50.00 

Online Pre-registration:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CF7-18-15


Saturday, October 17, 2015                 Time:  9:00 am-1:00 pm      Cost:  $50.00 

Online Pre-registration:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CF10-17-15


2. Location:         MPNN CSB Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main Street, Warsaw, VA 22572

 Saturday, May 9, 2015                    Time:  9:00am-1:00pm       Cost:  $50.00  

Online Pre-registration:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cf5915


Saturday, June 13, 2015                 Time:  9:00am-1:00pm       Cost:  $50.00  

Online Pre-registration:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cf61315


Saturday, September 19, 2015     Time:  9:00am-1:00pm       Cost:  $50.00  

Online Pre-registration:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CF9-19-15


Saturday, December 12, 2015     Time:  9:00am-1:00pm       Cost:  $50.00  

Online Pre-registration:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CD12-12-15


3. Location:         MPNN CSB MH/SA Clinical Administration, 13794 Tidewater Trail, Saluda, VA  23149

Saturday, May 30, 2015                 Time:  9:00am-1:00pm       Cost:  $50.00     

Online Pre-registration:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cf53015                                            


Saturday, June 27, 2015               Time:  9:00am-1:00pm       Cost:  $50.00 

Online Pre-registration:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cf62715


Saturday, August 15, 2015           Time:  9:00am-1:00pm       Cost:  $50.00     

Online Pre-registration:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CF8-15-15


Saturday, November 14, 2015     Time:  9:00am-1:00pm       Cost:  $50.00 

Online Pre-registration:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CF11-14-15



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:  prev-famedu@mpnn.state.va.us. 





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:

For Employees:

  • 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: prevent@mpnn.state.va.us.




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) 





Confidential Child Care Facility Tobacco Use Survey


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

RVUC Resource Library List
The RVUC Resource Library is located on the second floor of the Prevention Services office at 872 General Puller Highway in Saluda.  There are hundreds of resources available for community organizations to borrow such as video's, & curriculum. There is also a collection of free parent booklets, professional brochures, and other information.  New to the collection are Foundation Directories for researching grant opportunities.  Call toll free 1-888-PREV-550 to find out the library hours and come by and browse.   Videos are loaned out for up to two weeks.

RVUC Prevention Task Force Meetings Schedule

Join Us in Making A Difference In Your Community


The Rural Virginia United Coalition (RVUC) formally established Four Prevention Task Forces to address the issues of bullying/violence, underage drinking, underage smoking, and the forming of a Boys and Girls Club in each county.  The RVUC, in partnership with the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board Prevention Services Division is the umbrella organization for the area county prevention alliances. 


Anyone interested in having a Boys and Girls Club located in their community, in addressing the issue of bullying and violence, or helping to solve the problem of underage drinking and smoking in their community should attend the upcoming Prevention Task Force Action Meetings.  If you have a passion to work on issues concerning youth with others who share the same passion, and if you would like to make a difference by being a part of positive change for youth within your community., Please call  at 1-888-PREV-550 or email news@rvuc.com if you have any questions or need directions. (Directions are available on this web site-see 'About Us')

Addressing Underage Drinking on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck

 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


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