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Archive for April, 2011

Social Host Ordinances Across Rice County

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011


Over the last few months, leaders in the City of Faribault, City of Northfield, and Rice County have all voted to adopt social host ordinances, making it illegal for any person, youth or adult, to provide a location or environment for underage drinking to occur. For more information, click on the logo above.

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Faribault Youth Forum, 5/4

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Spring Youth Forum
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
4:45 Registration/Meal to 7:00 p.m.
Faribault Middle School Cafeteria


This spring Youth Forum is a collaboration between the Rice Co. Chemical Health Coalition, Faribault Schools’ 21st Century Community Learning Center, and SHAC.  It is a follow-up to the Youth Forum that occurred in October.  That event was an amazing opportunity to bring youth development professionals, educators, interested community members, and young people together to identify what is needed for our young people to thrive and to avoid substance abuse, violence, school failure, and other risky behaviors.
Participants at that event indicated that youth need greater connections with adults, that there need to be opportunities for diverse youth to come together in meaningful ways, and that both youth and adults need to be “plugged in” to service and positive activities.  The focus of the May Forum is how to make these ideas a reality—providing tangible ways that youth and adults can build a stronger youth community in the next few months! Joe Beckman from Youth Frontiers will challenge the group to get involved in church, sports, service opportunities, and other community connections as a way for youth to do well in school and to stay safe and healthy.

I hope you’ll plan to attend!  Please contact me if you have questions and to register to attend the Forum. A light meal and CEU credits are provided.

Thanks so much for your commitment to Faribault youth!
Carolyn Treadway
So How Are the Children Coordinator

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Designer Drug Training Session, 4/27

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Below find a flyer for an upcoming training being hosted by Fountain Centers and the Provider Team of the Rice County Chemical Health Coalition. This session on Designer Drugs will be held at the Paradise Theater in Faribault from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Rick Moldenhauer from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services will be the presenter. The event is free. Lunch will be provided.

This promises to be an enlightening presentation. As you may have read on the front page of the Star Tribune this past weekend, designer drugs are becoming an increasing problem here in Minnesota and nationally.

If you would like to attend, please make sure you RSVP to Jenine Koziolek using the contact information provided on the attached flyer (507-377-6747; FLYER

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