The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) brings together coalitions, individuals and resources for a common goal that affects young people through the promotion of positive youth development. This goal of preventing substance abuse and behavioral health concerns is supported by over 90 AWY coalition’s members with the mission and focus to enhance and support those Alliance coalitions in their prevention efforts and youth development work.
Check out the website and become a member.
*** Governor Walker Signs Official Proclamation for Methamphetamine Awareness Day ***
In November 2018, Governor Scott Walker signed an official proclamation recognizing NOVEMBER 30 as Methamphetamine Awareness Day as part of the statewide KNOW METH campaign. Methamphetamine use is becoming more prevalent in Wisconsin and KNOW METH AWARENESS DAY allows the community to work together to help fight this growing epidemic. The Marshfield Clinic Health System, Northwoods Coalition, and Alliance for Wisconsin Youth in partnership with the Wisconsin Departments of Justice and Health Services invite community members, coalitions, and organizations to participate in the KNOW METH AWARENESS DAY to engage and educate Wisconsinites about the dangers and effects of methamphetamine use.
Please feel free to utilize the resources listed below to help facilitate your participation:
*** 2018-2019 STR Prevention Funding AVAILABLE ***
Division of Care Treatment Services (within the Wisconsin Department of Health Services) is partnering with the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) Regional Prevention Centers (RPCs) to make funding available to AWY member coalitions. The purpose of this funding is to provide local coalitions with resources to implement specific strategies aimed at reducing the availability of and access to opioids for nonmedical purposes and to prevent the consequences of opioid abuse.
Funds are intended to enhance local coalition-led efforts related to preventing opioid abuse and NOT supplant current or ongoing prevention efforts. For this reason, the 14 coalitions who receive Partnerships for Success (PFS15) funding from an AWY RPC are eligible to apply for only one Opioid STR funded strategy; coordination of naloxone training and distribution. Coalitions who receive funding through other AWY RPC menu option projects may not apply to implement the same strategy through this application.
In order to apply for funds, applicant coalitions must:
- Be an AWY member in good standing as of May 1, 2018.
- Identify the target area where strategies will be implemented.
- Agree to comply with all reporting requirements, including tracking educational material distribution.
- Complete the online Opioid STR Coalition Menu Option Application and related Material Distribution/Implementation Plan by July 2, 2018.
- Agree to complete strategy implementation by April 30, 2019.
APPLICATIONS must be completed online by going to: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4355541/STR-Funding-Application-May-2018
*** Opportunity to Address Substance Use Disorders in the LGBT-2S Population ***
There is an opportunity for AWY coalition members interested in addressing substance use disorders in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two-Spirit (LGBT-2S) population in their community, to join a workgroup being created to address this problem.
This workgroup will be comprised of both coalition members and LGBT resource centers/organizations in the state. Participation is not mandatory and coalitions do not have to currently be working with or serving LGBT-2S persons in order to participate.
Please see the LGBT-2S Workgroup letter for more information.
Fast Fact Sheets and Reports:
WISCONSIN ALCOHOL POLICY PROJECT: The Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project has expanded and reorganized it website to provide users with comprehensive library of downloadable alcohol policy resources. Building from the alcohol policy information previously found on Health in Practice, this site provide all the issue materials prepared by the Alcohol Policy Project, media coverage of Wisconsin’s alcohol culture plus PowerPoint presentations (with scripts) to help community leaders describe and explain alcohol policy.
Don’t wait, visit our new website and tell your colleagues about this great resource. http://law.wisc.edu/wapp/
Wisconsin residents are taking action to improve our alcohol environment, our expanded website is your tool box for change.
Wisconsin Underage Drinking Prevention Video
This video was developed under contract number HHSS2832007000071/HHSS28342002T, Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives, with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The content of this video does not necessarily reflect the views and policies of SAMHSA or HHS.