Contact: Rachel Montgomery, Community Coalition Coordinator, 253-370-9562
Since 2013, Springdale Together Coalition (STC) has been gathering the Springdale community together with free resources and events to help prevent youth substance use.
Prevention means never having to see a before and after image of a drug user. Prevention means never knowing that life has rock bottoms. Together we can do so much more to support the youth in our community to make healthier choices, and avoid the trap of substance use to cope with stress.
To celebrate five years of prevention in Springdale, we’ve planned a variety of activities for everyone to learn and have dialogue around youth substance use and mental health.
The dates of the activities are scheduled in concert with the U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration’s National Prevention Week, May 12 – 18, 2019 – an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.
National Prevention Week in Springdale at a glance …
Monday, May 13 –
Launch positive community norms campaign, showcasing the strengths and assets of the Springdale community in banners, flyers and more! Share the images on social media #springdaletogether and enter to win a gift card for Kountry Korner!
Tuesday, May 14 –
Identify and celebrate our shared values and the vision for our community.
Wednesday, May 15 –
Discuss youth marijuana use prevention with local professionals and cannabis producers.
Thursday, May 16 –
Hear from the high school club − Mary Walker Wellness − on the impact stress can have on children and how it causes youth to turn to substance use.
Friday, May 17 –
In celebration of our local leaders, share an evening with guest speakers and opportunities to discuss ways we can continue to work together to support youth in our community.
We invite you − the broader community − to participate in these Springdale events to help raise awareness about the importance of youth substance use prevention and positive mental health. Mark your calendars for the week of May 12 through the 18, 2019. Join us in celebrating our community and promoting the power of prevention!