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!
May is Mental Health Month
Our Next Meeting is Tuesday, May 10th
RSVP Below & Copy To Your Calendar
May Pomeroy Partners Meeting
Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 12:00 PM
Church of the Nazarene, Pomeroy, WA, USA
‘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.
Pomeroy Partners Sponsoring Free Rides At June Wine & Stein Event
4th Annual Pomeroy Youth & Family Forum
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!
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 11:00 AM
Pataha Flour Mills, Hutchens Hill Road, Pomeroy, WA, USA
Louise Munday Community Walk May 19th
Clarkston Town Hall Event
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
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 03:00 PM
2377 Appleside Boulevard, Clarkston, WA, USA
Project Sticker Shock for Planned for Memorial Day Weekend
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.
Senior Center Resource Fair May 12th
QBH Summer Youth Program Coming Soon!
Operation Parent - Our "Go To" Source for Parents!
Pomeroy Partners Coalition
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
Location: 856 Main St, Pomeroy, WA, USA