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Helping youth and families learn the skills they need to be more successful at home, in school and throughout the community.
Better Choices. Brighter Futures.                                 April 2018
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Award-winning documentary probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the directors own, and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.
Evening includes Movie, followed by Panel Discussion; to help families how to empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

Audience: Youth & Caring Adults

Space is limited

Tues, April 10th

Learn how to recognize warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to seek help!
Tues, April 10th

Learn how brain development causes us to be hooked to our phones – by literally re-wiring our brains!

Learn to recognize how much time spent on our smartphones pulls us away from other healthy habits – and the impact it has on our physical and emotional well-being!

Audience: Youth and Caring Adults

Tues, April 17th

Sponsored by:


Free and open to to the public!

Young adults will share their personal stories of substance abuse and whose recreational drug use evolved into addiction.

You will also hear from community leaders, law enforcement and health professionals as they teach on current local drug trends, root causes of addiction and means of intervention.

Tues, May 1st
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Seeking a Link to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Resources?

"Fast-Tracker" is a virtual community and health care connection resource.

This online resource connects individuals, families, mental health and substance use disorder providers, physicians, care coordinators, and others with a real-time, searchable directory of mental health and substance use disorder resources and their availability within Minnesota. 

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This April (& Beyond...)
Talk to Your Kids about Alcohol

Underage substance use, whether it be marijuana, alcohol, or another drug can be a barrier to children leading healthy and fulfilled lives and transitionally successfully into adulthood.
April is National Alcohol Awareness month. The good news is that the rate of teen alcohol use has declined since the mid-1970s, however teens still drink alcohol more than they use any other substance. In fact, teen alcohol use kills 4,300 people each year – more than all illegal drugs combined. WHY?

What is YSB doing for Alcohol Awareness Month?
As you may know, YSB has four school-based Chemical Health Specialists working to prevent and reduce youth substance use in each of the school districts they are contracted to work in throughout the school year.

In addition to individual and/or student group support, here are some highlights taking place in our local schools:
  • In ISD 833 (South Washington County), the Specialist has developed an informational display on the dangers of underage alcohol use for high school students to view throughout the month of April.
  • The Specialist in ISD 622 (North St. Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale) is organizing a door decorating contest for middle school students where the content is focused on the consequences of alcohol use.
Support their work at our upcoming "Growing Together" Gala
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More Tips for Talking About Alcohol
From: Gina Johnson, YSB Chemical Health Prevention
Specialist - District 833

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a Federal agency that leads public health efforts.

“Talk, They Hear You” is a campaign to educate parents on how and when to talk to their kids about underage drinking.  Attached are 5 conversation goals for parents to talk to their kids.

St. Croix Area Alateen Meeting

These groups are sponsored by Al-Anon. There are no dues or membership fees. Contact Scott T, Minnesota South Area Alateen Coordinator by email at: or call 612-388-9066
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