Area Schools to Discuss Response to Drug Trends in Youth

Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth and Marshfield Clinic Health System To Share Info on Drug Trends in Schools

OnFocus – Marshfield Area Parent Network (MAPN) is holding an event Monday, April 23, “School Response to Drug Trends,” presented by school psychologist staff from Marshfield School District and Columbus Catholic Schools and Marshfield Police school resource officer Matt Berres.

Join Marshfield Clinic Health System and Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY) in collaboration with Unified School District of Marshfield and Columbus Catholic Schools for this event from 5-7 p.m. at the Marshfield High School, Auditorium, 1401 E. Becker Road, Marshfield.

Marshfield School District and Columbus Catholic Schools will share information about drug trends in the schools and how each district is responding. This presentation will include a brief review of 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results and Activity Code of Conduct, substance use prevention curriculum and program information, the role of school resource officers, signs to watch for if you suspect your child is using, and effects of certain drugs on brain development.

Attendees also will learn about the Marshfield and Columbus Leadership Alliance, a group of dedicated students working to decrease substance use and mental health disparities and promote a positive school environment. Enjoy a free meal provided by M & M Catering.

Register at this link or contact JoAnna Giraud, Marshfield Clinic Health System Center for Community Outreach, at 715-221-8429 or [email protected] Provide the first and last name of participant(s), and if requesting childcare, provide the age of children.

This event is brought to you in part by Marshfield Clinic Health System, Northwoods Coalition and the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth in partnership with Wood County Human Services.

Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) is a $2.2 billion integrated health system serving Wisconsin with about 9,000 employees and over 1,200 providers comprising 86 specialties, health plan, and research and education programs. MCHS primary operations include Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield Children’s Hospital, Lakeview Medical Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Security Health Plan and Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation.  

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