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  1. Report Card to the Community2013 Safe Schools/Healthy Students & Coalition for a Drug-Free Nevada County Draft April 11, 2013

  2. Our Partnership Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Coalition for a Drug-Free Nevada County are working together on complementary efforts in Western Nevada County • Reduce substance use / abuse in youth • Youth development • Violence prevention • Increase youth connection / reduce youth isolation • Increase access to services and supports

  3. Report Card to the Community Where We’re Going Today • Who We Are • Why We Do This Work • Health & Wellness • Social Norms • Community Connectedness • Successes & Challenges • Systems Change & Sustainability • Outcomes

  4. Coalition for a Drug-Free Nevada County History of the Coalition • 2003 – Substance Abuse Advisory Board • 2005 – Grand Jury Report “The Price You Pay for Meth” • 2006 – Coalition for a Drug-Free Nevada County • 2010 – Dissolution of SAAB and establishment of AOD Evaluation Committee

  5. Coalition for a Drug-Free Nevada County • Community partners include: • Parents and youth • Business community • Civic and Volunteer Organizations • Law Enforcement • Healthcare • Media • Faith-Based Organizations • Local Government • Youth-serving Organizations • Schools • Substance Abuse Treatment Professionals

  6. Coalition for a Drug-Free Nevada County

  7. Safe Schools/Healthy Students • Lead Agency: NCSOS • Community Partners: • All 10 school districts in W. Nevada County • Community organizations such as DVSAC, CoRR, First 5, Friendship Club & BBBS • Local law enforcement • Nevada County Juvenile Probation Dept. • Nevada County Public Health • Nevada County Behavioral Health

  8. Safe Schools/Healthy Students • Goals: • Reduce violence and bullying in schools • Increase access to Mental Health services for students • Decrease drug and alcohol use and abuse by youth • Support families to become more resilient • Provide Early Intervention

  9. Safe Schools/Healthy Students Draft 2013.04.08 Strategies include: • Collaboration • Universal and targeted interventions • Systems Change • Evidence-based interventions

  10. Safe Schools/Healthy StudentsEvidence-based programs

  11. Systems Change • A guiding principle for both SS/HS and DFC • Program examples: • BH Therapists in schools • Rx Takeback program • Sustainability

  12. Why We Do This Work • Environmental prevention and early intervention are ideal strategies for long-term impact • Emphasis on youth development • Emphasis on supporting and educating youth • Emphasis on supporting and educating parents • Creating a community environment that promotes positive behaviors and opportunities. • Reduce access to alcohol and other drugs

  13. The health and wellness of our youth impacts us all Health & Wellness

  14. Health & Wellness • Where our information comes from • California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) • 1,927 students completed survey this year • Olweus school surveys • 1,357 students completed survey this year • Other internal process measures • Other external data sources (CDC, etc)

  15. Health & Wellness Comparing Nevada County AOD use to National and State use 9th Graders, by percentage.

  16. Health & Wellness Comparing Nevada County AOD use to National and State use 11th Graders, by percentage

  17. Health & Wellness Percentage of Nevada County 9th Graders AOD Use

  18. Health & Wellness Percentage of Nevada County 11th Graders AOD Use

  19. Health & Wellness • Alcohol use, last 30 days • 7th Graders: Little change: 7% to 6% • 9th Graders: Down! 24% to 19% • 11th Graders: Little change: 37% to 38%

  20. Health & Wellness Percentage of Nevada County Students who Have NOT engaged in Binge Drinking

  21. Question….. What percentage of local 9th graders report having smoked marijuana in the last 30 days? 6% 14% 27% 31% 31%

  22. Answer….. What percentage of local 9th graders have smoked marijuana in the last 30 days? 14%

  23. Health & Wellness Marijuana use, last 30 days • 7th Graders: No change, 5% to 4% • 9th Graders: Increase, 9% to 14% • 11th Graders: Increase, 23% to 27%

  24. Health & Wellness • Prescription drug use (without a prescription), last 30 days 2012/13 • 7th Graders: 3% • 9th Graders: 7% • 11th Graders: 8%

  25. Use of Painkillers: 4+ times Health & Wellness

  26. Health & Wellness Strategies to Impact Youth Access • Alcohol, Marijuana & Rx Access at Home • The Adults Committed to Youth Survey: 500 • Prescription drug disposal sites: • 5 sites at 3 pharmacy chains • Collecting 90 lbs per week (first in the state)

  27. Health & Wellness Youth reporting ease of access to… Alcohol 2007/08 to 2012/13 • 7th Graders: Down! 41% to 24% • 9th Graders: Down! 66% to 62% • 11th Graders: Down! 76% to 72%

  28. Health & Wellness • Strategies to Impact Access to Alcohol • Alcohol Retail Access • Merchants Committed: 2, and 2 more to come • Compliance Checks • Alcohol & Rx Access at Home • The Adults Committed to Youth Survey: 500

  29. Health & Wellness Youth reporting ease of access to… Marijuana 2007/08 to 2012/13 • 7th Graders: No change, 20% • 9th Graders: Increase, 51% to 61% • 11th Graders: Increase, 72% to 76%

  30. Health & Wellness Strategies to Impact Access to Marijuana Moratorium on dispensaries Ordinance restricting residential cultivation Encouraging parents to reduce youth access in the home

  31. Health & WellnessEarly Intervention Draft 2013.04.08 Focus on prevention Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Parenting classes, support and education Universal pre-School curriculum Family Resource Centers Behavioral Health Early Childhood Educator Workshops

  32. Health & WellnessSchool Safety Draft 2013.04.08 School Safety • Impacts academic, social and emotional success • Perception of safety is critical • Interventions: • School-based mental health services • Aggression Replacement Training • Support groups • School Resource Officers • Re-connecting Youth Curriculum • Probation Officers

  33. Health & WellnessSchool Safety Student Harassment on School Campuses Outcomes: • Improvement was noted for all three grade levels • 35% less for 7th graders • 34% less for 9th graders • 29% less for 11th graders

  34. Participation in a Physical Fight on school campus in the Past 12 Months Health & Wellness School Safety

  35. Health & WellnessMental Health SSHS School-based Mental Health Services/Programs • Behavioral Health Therapists at 3 schools/FRCs • Crisis-counselors at NJUHSD • Sources of Strength Suicide Prevention Program • The number of students who received school-based mental health services increased by 203% between 2009/10 and 2011/12 • Support Groups

  36. Health & WellnessMental Health Percentage of 9th Graders who have Considered Suicide

  37. Health & WellnessMental Health Percent of 9th Graders who Report Sad or Hopeless Feelings in the Past 12 Months

  38. How our expectations influence our behavior Social Norms

  39. Social Norms Marijuana Use Compared to Perceived Harm of Use 9th Graders

  40. Collaboration & Connectedness Strengthening our Community

  41. Strengthening our Community • Connectedness: • Olweus Bullying Prevention Curriculum • School-based substance abuse prevention & treatment programs • Sources of Strength Suicide Prevention Program • School-based Mental Health Services • Family Resource Centers • NEO • Overtime • Hangout • 40 Developmental Assets • Social/Emotional Curriculum at schools/pre-schools • Mentors

  42. Connectedness GREAT ProgramGang Resistance, Education & Training Program • Our goal: • Reduce the percentage of 7th, 9th& 11th graders who report that they consider themselves a member of a gang by 30%

  43. Connectedness • Between 2008 and 2013 • 38% decrease for 7th grade • 13% decrease for 9th grade • 43% decrease for 11th grade Overall reduction in the Percentage of Students Reporting Gang Membership

  44. Olweus Bully Prevention Program Connectedness • School climate transformation program • Fewer students report being bullied on playground • 37% improvement in rates of physical fights on school campus among 7th graders in districts where Olweus taught • More students helped a student who was bullied • More students told an adult when they have been bullied

  45. Connectedness San Juan Ridge FRC Family Resource Centers: 3 school-based FRCs Co-located services Over 5,000 people served since 2010 Over 17,000 combined visits for services or referrals since 2010

  46. Connectedness Family Resource Centers Penn Valley FRC Core services include… Parenting classes and support Behavioral Health Therapists Baby and Me Lending libraries Clothes closets and food pantry Computer lab Employment assistance

  47. Connectedness • School-Based Drug Use Prevention & Treatment Programs • Multiple school-based interventions around youth substance use and abuse • Average of 422 students served per year • 332 students have completed their contract • In addition, 61 went on to a higher level of care • On average, only 7% of program graduates reoffend • This year, down to 3%

  48. Connectedness Healthcare-Based Mental Health Services 211 healthcare professionals have been trained in SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral) Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Western Sierra Medical Clinic (Miners) and local physicians now use SBIRT

  49. Connectedness Youth Development • NEO • Empowering youth to make a healthy lifestyle • Total attendance over 3 yrs: 20,000+ people • Friday Night Live Partnership • Leadership Training • 40 Developmental Assets • On-campus Events