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May 2021 in Prevention

It looks like spring might arrive!

Here’s what’s happening this month:

Monday May 3, 7:30 - 8:30 am: Suicide Prevention Task Force

Location: In person at the Public Health Conference room and online with Zoom.

The task force will work with Skyline Principal David Shaw of SCSD #1 to draft a schedule to teach QPR to all District staff during professional development days August 26-31. We will hear progress reports on all summer youth community projects initiated at the last meeting, including youth employment opportunities with the Town of Pinedale, PAC, Union Wireless; review progress on the 4-H Bike Repair class at the skatepark. Continue to identify and fill gaps. Lots of great cross collaboration happening here in this group - they are amazing!

Agenda attached below.

To join by zoom: Contact Trisha for link.

Tuesday May 4, 11am - 1 pm: 5-Year Strategic Plan Workshop

Location: In person at Public Health Conference Room, available online with Zoom

Lunch provided. RSVP required for lunch!

First of 3 workshops to complete the Sublette 5-Year Strategic Plan. This is an opportunity for you or your organization to have a voice in the next 5 years of community prevention grant priorities. The 5 year strategic plan is a grant requirement that needs about 3 more people involved in the planning process. My grandmother always said: If you don't ask for what you want, you for sure won't get what you want and you are not allowed to complain. Tracy Young from Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police will facilitate this workshop. Please contact Trisha if you can attend.

Tuesday May 11, 12 - 1 pm, Opiates and Other Drugs Task Force:

Location: In person at Public Health and available online with Zoom.

Lunch provided. RSVP required for lunch!

***Special Event***: Our Sublette State Representative Albert Sommers, along with Addiction Psychiatrist Dr. Libby Stuyt, M.D., will visit the Opiates and Other Drugs Task Force. Rep. Sommers will answer all questions about recent and current marijuana legalization efforts in Wyoming. Dr. Stuyt will offer recommendations for how to prepare to prevent youth use of marijuana in the event that legalization occurs in the future.

Thursday May 13, 3:30 - 4:30 pm: SPC Monthly meeting

***Note Location*** Big Piney High School Library.

The SPC regular meeting will happen in Big Piney this month to stay in touch with our Big Piney/Marbleton prevention partners in the schools, senior center, churches and local governments. On the agenda: Hear from school and community about current prevention concerns and needs; status report on local counselor providers in the schools and use of Mental Health community funds for Big Piney community; sign thank you cards to MH funding organizations; report on BP Loss by Suicide and Sudden Tragic Death support group; TiPS alcohol server May training at the Waterhole Bar; summer opportunities for youth, and hear about Marbleton/Big Piney Quit Tobacco superheroes.

Friday May 21, 1 - 4 pm Rendezvous Pointe Trunk Sale

Location: Rendezvous Pointe parking lot.

Drug Take Back event + opportunity to promote all prevention activities and initiatives to a large outdoor event. If you want to volunteer to help hand out info at the trunk, please contact Trisha.

Monday May 24 8am - 1 pm Tips Alcohol Beverage Server Training

Location: Waterhole Bar, Marbleton.

Contact Deputy Marlene Johnston or Deputy Carol Mackenzie at Sublette County Sheriffs Office for more info: 367-4378.

Please send your RSVP if you are attending a lunch meeting. Your RSVP will get you a zoom invite and lunch instructions.

Thank you so much for your continuing collaboration in prevention issues!


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