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ANNOUNCEMENT: Thirteenth Annual General Meeting of the Daly City Partnership Keynote Speaker Ted Lempert

Ted Lempert is President of Children Now, a California based national research and advocacy organization. Ted served eight years in the California State Assembly.

 

Ted served on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and is currently President of the San Mateo County Board of Education.  He has a law degree from Stanford University.

 

Children Now’s mission is to find common ground among opinion leaders and core organizations to work together to develop and drive socially innovative, “win-win” approaches to helping all children achieve their full potential.

 

Under Ted’s Leadership, Children Now initiated The Children’s Movement of California to connect all people and organizations that want to see children’s health and education improved.  Individuals and organization who become members of The Children’s Movement are provided with trusted information and easy-to-use tools to positively influence local and state-level policy making for kids as it is happening.

For more information on Children Now, please visit their website:www.childrennow.org.

The Thirteenth Annual General Meeting of the Daly City Partnership will be on

Friday, September 20, 2013
8:30 AM Breakfast Served
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Annual Meeting

Location: Serramonte Del Rey Galleria, 699 Serramonte Blvd, Daly City 94015

On the agenda… Installation of 2013-14 Board of Directors and Special Keynote Speaker

RSVP by contacting: info@dcpartnership.org

Upcoming 2013/14 Partnership General Meetings:

  • Fri. November 8, 2013 – 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Wed. January 22, 2014 – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Dinner Meeting
  • Fri. March 7, 2014 – 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Fri. May 2, 2014 – 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

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

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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