Tag Archives: Wellness

ANNOUNCEMENT: August 2013 NCPP CBP General Meeting

Our next North County Prevention Partnership (NCPP) General Meeting for the Community Based Partnership (CBP) Coalition in Daly City/Pacifica is in less than two weeks! Please mark your calendars for August 28, 2013 (WED) from 3:30PM-5:00PM. More information is on the flyer below.

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Please feel free to contact Ingrid Mapanao at imapanao@aars.org or 650-243-4855 if you have any questions.

ANNOUNCEMENT: YLI Youth of Color Forum on Thu August 22, 2013

The Youth Leadership Institute and YO! Mateo would like to invite youth of color to a unique community event:

 

  • FREE food, drinks and giveaways.
  • YO! Mateo Are We Sweet Enough? is holding a community forum for youth of color to discuss the new Sugar Sweetened Beverage (SSB) tax in San Mateo County. This issue is more than a health equity problem, but one of racial justice. The tax is meant to help prevent diabetes and obesity but in doing so will financially impact working class families and youth of color. Therefore, this community forum is a place for youth to voice their support, questions, and concerns.

WHY ATTEND?

  • This community forum is the first of its kind where youth of color have been asked to VOICE their opinion on a local tax.
  • Youth participants who are involved will be able to influence decisions local government makes and ultimately impact the communities they live in.
  • Represent an unheard voice in our community.

WHEN and WHERE?

  • Thursday, August 22, 2013 (5:00-6:30PM)
  • 387 Grand Ave. South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • Dinner is provided.

RSVP

  • Respond by Monday, August 19th, 2013
  • Contact Anthony T. Calegari-Heimuli (650) 347-4963 or aheimuli@yli.org

YLI SSB SAVE THE DATE 8.22

ANNOUNCEMENT: Mental Health First Aid trainings for August 2013

Click on the images below to download the PDF flyers.

North County Community Room – Spanish – Space still available!
Wednesdays August 14th, 21st, and 28th
5:00 pm- 8:00 pm
375 89th St.
Daly City, CA 94015
Food and childcare provided!!

North County Spanish MHFA -ENGLISH FLYERNorth County Spanish MHFA August 2013Application for the Spanish MHFA:

Spanish
Pyramid Alternatives- English
3 Thursdays in a row:
August 22nd, 2013
August 29th, 2013
September 5th, 2013
9:00 am- 1:30 pm
1720 S Amphlett Blvd, Suite 123
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Application for Pyramid Alternatives:

English

 

NEWS: Social Host Ordinances and the Issue of Underage Drinking

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“At OJJDP Experts Address Best Ways To Tackle Issue of Underage Drinking”

Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug in the united states, playing a significant role in the United States’ youth homicide, suicide, and violent crime rates. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Administrator Robert Listenbee encourages officials from both law enforcement agencies and the justice system to form partnerships with local community groups in order to address this issue. Listenbee also said that it is vital that advocacy organizations never think of children as “mini adults”.

Advocates need to have a sharp focus on science-based strategies, emphasizing the most effective, evidence-driven approaches. Click here to read more about what OJJDP experts say are the best ways to tackle the issue of underage drinking.

“BUZZKILL: Serve Under 21 and the Party’s Over”

Drug Free Action Alliance has developed a program to hep colleges educate their students on the responsibilities and consequences of social hosting. The program addresses an issue univeral to all college campuses and communities, is easy to implement, and comes in a user-friendly Program Kit that is available here.

ANNOUNCEMENT: NCPP Policy Advocacy Work Group First Meeting September 5, 2013

Interested in changing your community through passing a policy that will help reduce youth access to alcohol from the retail environment? Learn more about what you can do in Daly City, California and Pacifica, California!

Please contact Mary Bier for any questions and/or to RSVP for the meeting.
E-mail: marykbier@gmail.com
Phone: (510)364-8438

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NEWS: Study finds that high-fat/sugar diets during mothers’ pregnancies put babies at risk of drug and alcohol abuse

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The animal experiments showed that offspring of rats that ate high-fat or high-sugar diets while pregnant weighed more as adults, drank more alcohol, and also had stronger responses to commonly abused drugs.

The majority of women int he U.S. at child-bearing age are overweight, most likely due to overeating. Because of the rising prenatal and childhood obesity and the rise in number of youths abusing alcohol and drugs, Nicole Avena, a research neuroscientist at the University of Florida, supports looking into all the possible causes of these problems.

This phenomenon is likely due to how overeating foods that taste good alters brain reward systems while diets with excessive fat and sugar can lead to increased appetite as well as some addiction-like behaviors.

In related news, another research study saw a bump in substance abuse treatment during pregnancy. Treatment is crucial since “any kind of substance use by pregnant women can result in miscarriage, premature birth or a variety of behavioral and cognitive problems in the children they carry,” SAMHSA administrator Pamela Hyde said.

SAMHSA, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, has a Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women which promotes the availability of substance abuse treatment, prevention and recovery support programs for low-income women and their young children.

Click the image below to visit the SAMHSA website to learn more.

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