May Newsletter

Pomeroy Partners for Healthy Families Coalition

In This Edition-

  • Pomeroy Youth & Family Forum event (Tuesday May 24th)
  • Our next coalition meeting (Tuesday, May 10th)
  • Leadership Team meeting (Tuesday, May 3rd)
  • Summer Youth Program
  • Project Sticker Shock
  • Senior Resource Fair
  • Louise Munday Community Walk
  • Paper Tiger's Documentary Screening in Clarkston
  • and more!
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May is Mental Health Month

Did you know? The National Crisis Text Line operates a 24/7, free, confidential place to get help in a mental health crisis. Save this number to your phone and text HEAL to 741-741 any time to get a certified crisis counselor.

Our Next Meeting is Tuesday, May 10th

RSVP Below & Copy To Your Calendar

May Pomeroy Partners Meeting

Tuesday, May 10th, 12-1:15pm

Church of the Nazarene, Pomeroy, WA, USA

Pomeroy, WA

We will be running through an interactive presentation of our new data from the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey. This type of presentation is called a "Data Walk" and will be a practice for our Youth & Family Forum Event on the 24th at The Mill!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

‘Safe’ teen drinking? Here’s why parents shouldn’t facilitate it-

From The Washington Post:

Most parents don’t want their teens to binge drink. But parents who attempt to provide safe parameters — like having teens drink in the basement with friends — increase the likelihood that their offspring will become binge drinkers. “Parents truly think they’re doing the right thing. This is coming from such a good place,” acknowledged Lindsay Squeglia, an alcohol researcher and professor at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Thanks for reading the newsletter! If you're reading this, please reply to Sarah or Melody and we'll take you out to lunch or deliver lunch to your place of work! Researchers in the growing field of alcohol research aren’t interested in passing judgment on parents. Rather, they’re eager to share evidence that demonstrates unequivocally why teens benefit from waiting even a few years before they start drinking. Experts also want parents to know they have far more influence over their teens’ decisions regarding alcohol use than they may realize.

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Pomeroy Partners Sponsoring Free Rides At June Wine & Stein Event

This year, Wine & Stein attendees will be encouraged to know their limits, and get a ride home if they need one. The Garfield County Transportation bus will be parked outside the venue available for free rides home to anyone in the county. The Wine & Stein is a fundraiser for the Seeley Theater, hosted every year by the Pomeroy Community Center.
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4th Annual Pomeroy Youth & Family Forum

Tuesday, May 24th, 11am

50 Hutchens Hill Road

Pomeroy, WA

Every year at the Youth & Family Forum, Pomeroy Partners brings together parents, church leaders, community members, elected officials, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, public health, coaches, mentors, and more to discuss the state of youth and families in Pomeroy.

This year we will be presenting the results of the statewide Washington Healthy Youth Survey, and how they pertain to Garfield County.

Coalition members are required to invite 3 new people to attend the evet- as we have found that personal invites are the best way to spread the word! Come out and enjoy free lunch with your community members and discuss how we can better serve youth in the coming year!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Louise Munday Community Walk May 19th

Come out and join Pomeroy Elementary School, Garfield County Health District, and the Garfield County Hospital District and do some "stepping into summer" at the 2nd Annual Louise Munday Community Walk! The event starts at the high school track at 5:45 pm on Thursday, May 19th. Event attendees will walk 2 laps around the track, through town, and then up to the hospital for a barbeque dinner. Let's get those steps in and celebrate health and fitness!

Clarkston Town Hall Event

Wednesday, May 18th, 3pm

2377 Appleside Boulevard

Clarkston, WA

Clarkston EPIC and the LC Valley Resilience Coalition are hosting "Bridging the Gap: ACEs, Adversity, And Youth Substance Use" on May 18th, at the Asotin County Fire District in Clarkston Heights.

The event will feature the documentary Paper Tigers, featuring students and teachers in Walla Walla. After the documentary screening, there will be a panel presentation from community leaders and prevention experts. Attendees are invited to attend just the documentary, just the panel, or both.

Town Hall Schedule:

Paper Tigers Showing: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Panel Presentation: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Project Sticker Shock for Planned for Memorial Day Weekend

Pomeroy Partners will again be conducting our media campaign "Project Sticker Shock" to raise awareness of alcohol safety around Memorial Day Weekend. Pirate Pitstop and Four Star Supply are generously allowing us into their coolers to post stickers on alcohol packaging reminding adults not to serve under 21. Did you know? Providing alcohol to a minor can results in fines up to $5,000 and up to 1 year in jail.

We will need 3-4 coalition members to help with stickers on Wednesday and Thursday, May 25th and 26th. Please let us know if you are interested! We will also be sending calendar invites this month.

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Senior Center Resource Fair May 12th

Come out and support our agency on Aging & Long Term Care at the Pomeroy Senior Center and learn about how you can support the senior citizens in your life. Pomeroy Partners will have an informational booth with free prescription drug lock boxes, as well as many more partners and organizations in our community.
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QBH Summer Youth Program Coming Soon!

Save the date- the QBH Summer Youth Program is returning to Pomeroy this summer starting Wednesday, June 22nd. The SYP is a summer program with students in 6th through 12th grade that pairs educational sessions with fun entertainment on Wednesdays through the summer. The program is free and students are bussed from Pomeroy to activities in Lewiston and Clarkston. Watch for flyers and registration packets to come out later this month!!

Operation Parent - Our "Go To" Source for Parents!

Operation Parent is a great central source for trustworthy, practical information on tough day-to-day parenting issues. They provide free webinars on issues such as dealing with youth anxiety, boredom, and screen-time during COVID; how to support back-to-school; as well as youth drug use trends such as vaping.
Free Parent Resources

Operation Parent has dozens of free videos for parents on topics ranging from managing excessive screen time to teen alcohol abuse.

Pomeroy Partners Coalition

Pomeroy Partners June 2021

About Us

At Pomeroy Partners, we believe the community has a responsibility to keep kids safe. Our mission is to positively impact our youth, reduce substance abuse, and increase awareness through community collaboration. Our work revolves around mental health promotion, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol prevention, raising awareness of ACEs and child maltreatment, and evidence-based practices that allow every child to reach their full potential.

Pomeroy Partners for Healthy Families is part of Washington State's Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI), and the National Drug Free Communities (DFC) Programs, to reduce underage drug use and promote mental well-being.

Coalition Coordinator, Melody Darby

Coalition Director, Sarah Meyers