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April 2013 Coalition Meeting Minutes

Speak Up Prevention Coalition Minutes

April 4, 2013

Attendees:  14 coalition and community members attended, see signup sheet for names and organization affiliation


Staff:  Khris Condon


Coalition Update:

Upcoming Events:

v  5/06  Depression Awareness Week

v  5/07  Dr. Karen Swartz – Tuesday, 5/7, 7 PM

Sometimes It’s Okay to not be Okay – Gorton

v  TBD  Actions Matter Campaign

v   4/13 pHARMING Effects Training with Y2Y International

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Gorton

v    4/27 Get a JumpStart!  (parents of Kindergartners and younger)

10:00 a.m.  Pump It Up – Gurnee

DEA Prescription Drug Take Back, LFPD and LBPD

v    4/30 Evening Quarterly Coalition Meeting

7:00 p.m.  Gorton Grotto

v    5/09 Ty Sells Parent Presentation/LBMS (All Community Parents Invited)

7:00 p.m. at LBMS

v    5/10 Ty Sells Keynote and Lunch ‘N Learn with Students at LBMS

v    5/11 Day of Service in conjunction with DPM – students to assist LEAD in office

v    5/22 Behind the Orange Curtain Screening with Jamison Monroe

7:00 p.m. at Gorton


SAP (Student Assistance Program Coordinator) Update

v  Social Norms

  1. This year’s focus is to develop messages from youth who choose to not drink
  2. Messages are from happy youth giving advice on how to choose to be happy

v  Student survey in conjunction with Lake County

  1. Most students volunteered randomly over lunch.  Signs were posted on computers in library for students to participate an d Deborahanne rounded up some youth too.
  2. Almost 100% of students understand use of alcohol is connected to depression
  3. Effective media channels are Letters to Loo, Posters, Facebook/Tweeter
  4. Don’t sent texts, youth consider that annoying
  5. Youth like messages with pics of real people,
  6. Like sarcasm in media
  7. When asked what youth do to avoid drinking at parties, responses were they simply state they don’t want it or they avoid parties with alcohol
  8. Youth need a booster on alcohol and drug education in 11th-12th grade.  Wellness department is interested in owning this.  Would include Athletic Study Halls.

v  SADD (Students Aware and Dedicated) – branching out to overall healthy choices

v  Actions Matter

v  ADAP Training and Education – incorporated into all 9 Health classes, message is depression is common and treatable, did a survey at lesson time to verify what youth learned, a follow up survey will be done around 6 weeks to measure retention

v  Peer to Peer Training

  1. Great participation, 6 Fall classes graduated, avg 10 students per class
  2. Spring classes taking place right now, same level of participation as Fall
  3. CROYA may do peer to peer II next year

v  Youth to Youth – Deborahanne and last year’s Y2Y participates will advertise in high school and man tables at lunch to locate new youth to attend this summer


Listening Session Result Group Discussion Results

8th to 10th Grade Jump

  • 8 – 9 biggest Gap
  • More education to parents
  • Need a “no drinking” message
  • Continue education to parents 9 – 10 (booster/reinforce)

Ease of Access

  • Create a “hold off” message
  • Consider youth contract
  • Teenage Proof Home
  • Monitor Coach House/2nd wing
  • City give a credit for teen proofed home??
  • Publish Safe Party Tips
  • Older Students from CLC (charge a fee????)

Risk and Harm

  • More education on harms for parents
  • Parent to need understand harm to brain/body
  • Create adult Letters to Loo – (rec center, restaurants, public locations)
  • Create PSA on harm of alcohol
  • Immediate impact to body (athlete performance)

Parent Disapproval

  • True college stats of influence h.s. drinking has on college drinking
  • Stats on drinking rates with change to 21 from 18/19
  • How to prepare students for access to college alcohol
  • Decrease stress on youth
  • Frat/Sorority Stats on alcohol use
  • Binge drinking – are youth who drink in home less likely to binge?

Parent Education

  • Across all 4 topics



  • Meeting was adjourned at 10:30 AM
  • Next Coalition Meeting:  May 2, 2013
  • 9-10:30 am


Lake Forest High School West Campus