CHILDREN FIRST PROGRAM
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Time: 9:00am-1:00 pm.
Location: MPNNCSB Prevention Services, 3786 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy., Hayes, VA 23072
Online pre-registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/childrenfirst-hayes2014
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 9:00am-1:00 pm.
Location: MPNNCSB Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main St., Warsaw, VA 22572
Online pre-registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/childrenfirstwarsaw2014
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Nurturing Parenting Programs:
These programs are designed to increase family communication, cooperation, closeness, and respect. Parents and children – meeting separately and together – learn to handle feelings, communicate needs, understand each other better, take charge of their own behaviors and emotions, feel good about themselves, enjoy each other and have fun. Practical, effective techniques are taught for handling challenging behavior. Parents and children learn positive communication skills.
Please see below for scheduled class:
THE NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAMS
· ON GOING NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAM (Parents Only)
- MPNNCSB MH/SA Admin. Office, Middlesex County: Tuesdays, 6:15 pm-8:45 pm
- Warsaw Counseling Center, Richmond County: Mondays, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Pre-registration is required.
Cost: Effective 7/1/13, $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.
· NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAM (Parents & Children)
-Gloucester County: Parents & Their Children 5-11
Time: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Location Petsworth Elementary Schol, 10658 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy., Gloucester, VA 23061
Online Pre-Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/1-6-14
- King William County: Parents & Their Children 5-11
Time: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Acquinton Elementary School 18550 King William Rd., King Wiliam
Online Pre-Registration: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/kingwilliam2014
There is no cost for this program.
Stipends eligibility for regular class participation.
To pre-register or for further information, please call us at
804-642-5402. Email us at email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
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 email@example.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