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MAY 2023 IN PREVENTION

THANK YOU to these community partners for their prevention work in April! Thank you to Deputy Marlene Johnston of the Sheriff’s office for teaching TIPS - Alcohol Beverage Server training - on April 11 to servers from Waterhole #3, Wind River Brewing Company, and Stockman’s. Thank you Sheriff KC Lehr for supporting TIPs. Thank you Sublette County State Representative Albert Sommers for attending the Suicide Prevention Task Force on April 3. We are grateful for Rep. Sommers' willingness to listen to local concerns. Rep. Sommers is a well informed and hardworking advocate for children’s education, health, and safety. Thank you to Carie James at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers for partnering for the next Community Drug Take Back Lunch at the Marbleton Senior Center coming up on May 31. Thank you to Sub 9 educators and staff for their persistence with vape prevention with Big Piney middle school students. On April 17 school nurse Tonia Hoffman and school SRO Deputy Ryan Day explored tough questions with BPMS 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. What do you want adults to know about vaping? What are we doing well to prevent kids starting to vape, and what could we do better? The students' answers are being used to inform school policies and approaches to preventing vape use. Thank you to Stephanie Sprenger of the Sublette County Attorney’s Office for her work with Sublette youth who have a MIP (minor in possession) of tobacco/vapes charge. Thank you to County Attorney Clayton Melinkovich and to all Sublette school district administrators for supporting an education and intervention approach to consequences for MIP of tobacco/vapes.

Thank you to all Sublette # 1 and Sublette #9 partners for sharing our "Talk, They Hear You" social media. This is an underage drinking prevention campaign that shares the message that it is important for parents and caregivers to talk to all children of all ages about alcohol. Meetings and events this month and beyond: Thursday May 11: SPC LUNCH - Please RSVP for lunch! 12 - 1 PM Public Health office, 380 Faler Ave. Contact Trisha for a Zoom link

Wednesday May 17: Question, Persuade Refer, QPR - 1 hour community suicide prevention training. Open to anyone interested in learning the warning signs of suicide and how to make a plan to get a person to help. Lunch provided! Noon - 1 PM BOCES - Register on BOCES website: https://subletteboces.ce.eleyo.com/course/322/adult-spring-2023/qpr-training Friday May 19: Bridges of Sublette County Community Workshop: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges 8:30 - 3:30 PInedale Library Lovatt Room Breakfast, lunch, and materials provided RSVP required: 307-360-3910 Monday May 22: ATODS - Alcohol, Tobacco & other Drugs Task Force 12 - 1 PM - Please RSVP for lunch! Public Health Office - 380 Faler Ave Contact Trisha for a Zoom link

Wednesday May 31: Community Drug Take Back Lunch. Bring unused medications for safe disposal and have lunch at the Marbleton Senior Center with seniors and members of the Sheriff's Office. 11:30 -1 PM Southwest Sublette Pioneers Senior Center 429 E. 1st St, Marbleton RSVP please: 307-276-3249 June 6: TIPS Alcohol Beverage Server training. Note: TIPS is required by the Town of Pinedale for all special events that serve alcohol 8am - 1 pm Please call or text the prevention office to register: 307-749-5004 June 10 BOULDER ROLL POKER RUN for Suicide Awareness and Prevention 10 - all day 11 am: “Stands Up” and Blessing of the Bikes, community welcome! VFW More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/228139691587888/ Thank you for supporting prevention work in Sublette County. Community is prevention!

Trisha Scott

Coalition Coordinator

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