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 By Missy Smies    News    May 13, 2015

Older Adults And Alcohol Use

A national 2008 survey found that about 40 percent of adults ages 65 and older drink alcohol. Older adults can experience a variety of problems from drinking alcohol, especially those who take certain medications, have health problems, drink...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    May 6, 2015

Study Defines Brain And Behavioral Effects Of Teen Binge Drinking

Episodes of heavy alcohol consumption leading to intoxication are associated with many health and safety problems, including unintentional injuries, sexual assault, domestic violence and alcohol poisoning. Binge drinking, as defined by SAMHSA...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    April 29, 2015

Community of Fairview STAND4Youth Meeting

There will be a follow up meeting on April 30th, 2015, from 7pm to 8pm at the Fairview High School Cafeteria. We will be presented with the Project Safe Streets, will continue our discussion on how to work as a community to prevent bullying, and...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    April 22, 2015

A Time To Remember Held In Fairview

Sunday, April 12th, the Fairview for our Youth committee and the Richland County Partnership for Promise held a "Daddy-Daughter" Dance for area school aged girls and their male mentors. It was held...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    January 21, 2015

Candlelight Vigil Jan. 23rd

We would like to invite you to a Candlelight Vigil on January 23, 2015, at 7pm at the Richland County Courthouse steps, as a memorial to those who have been lost because of alcohol or drugs. This event kicks off National Drug Fact week, January 26th...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    January 14, 2015

Candlelight Vigil Jan. 23rd

We would like to invite you to a Candlelight Vigil on January 23, 2015, at 7pm at the Richland County Courthouse steps, as a memorial to those who have been lost because of alcohol or drugs. This event kicks off National Drug Fact week, January 26th...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    November 26, 2014

The Most Impressive Time of the Year

As we plan for our Holiday events, many are also planning their want lists of wine and spirits, foods and traditions. While making those plans, make time to talk to your kids about the meaning of the season and what is important to you and your famil...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    November 19, 2014

Parade of Trees FAQs

Please consider donating a decorated wreath or tree for this year’s event! This benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Richland County, BPA of Sidney High School and the Family Resource Center. This year, the Parade of Trees is a little different, so...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    November 5, 2014

Do you know why we celebrate Red Ribbon Week?

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Many start and end dates of the celebration vary due to organizations or communities, such as ours in Richland County, but they are mainly held the last full week in...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    November 5, 2014

Link Between Underage Substance Use & Problems in Adulthood (SAMHSA, 2014)

Children and adolescents who use alcohol and drugs at an early age are more likely to face problems with substance use as adults, according to a new SAMHSA Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) Report. Past studies have shown an association between...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    September 24, 2014

Kids First! Carnival this Saturday

The Richland County Family Resource Center is sponsoring the fifth annual Kids First! Carnival this fall. The Family Resource Center focuses on children, families, and education, bringing an exciting activity for families in the Sidney area to...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    September 17, 2014

Kids First! Carnival Looking for Interested Vendors

The Richland County Family Resource Center is sponsoring the fifth annual Kids First! Carnival this fall. The Family Resource Center focuses on children, families, and education, bringing an exciting activity for families in the Sidney area to...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    September 17, 2014

Celebrate Family Day

Engaging in frequent conversations with your children is a proven defense in preventing substance abuse among youth. And when it comes to finding the perfect setting for these important talks, there is no need to go any further than the kitchen...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    September 10, 2014

Kids First! Carnival Looking for Interested Vendors

The Richland County Family Resource Center is sponsoring the fifth annual Kids First! Carnival this fall. The Family Resource Center focuses on children, families, and education, bringing an exciting activity for families in the Sidney area to...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    September 3, 2014

Kids First! Carnival Looking for Interested Vendors

The Richland County Family Resource Center is sponsoring the fifth annual Kids First! Carnival this fall. The Family Resource Center focuses on children, families, and education, bringing an exciting activity for families in the Sidney area to...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    September 3, 2014

Local Youth Attend Summer Leadership Camp in Orlando

A group of local youth attended the National Youth Leadership Initiative this summer held by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. During the conference, the youth learned about strategies fo...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    August 27, 2014

Kids First! Carnival Looking for Interested Vendors

The Richland County Family Resource Center is sponsoring the fifth annual Kids First! Carnival this fall. The Family Resource Center focuses on children, families, and education, bringing an exciting...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    August 20, 2014

Richland County Partnership for Promise Back to School Anxiety

The thrill is in the air, calendars are out, enrollment is approaching and the school supplies are ready to be purchased! For many, it is a great time of year, but for others it is an anxiety- ridden ride for parents and children. There are many...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    August 6, 2014

Richland County Partnership for Promise Back to School Anxiety

The thrill is in the air, calendars are out, enrollment is approaching and the school supplies are ready to be purchased! For many, it is a great time of year, but for others it is an anxiety- ridden ride for parents and children. There are many...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    July 9, 2014

Keeping Your Child Connected this Summer

As we ended the school year and heard that big sigh of relief from students, parents and teachers for another year done, we need to remember the summer months are just as important as the school year when it comes to keeping our children busy and con...

 

Make this Holiday a Teachable Moment

On this Fourth of July, make your celebration a teachable moment for the youth in your family and community by making the decision to drink responsibly. Binge drinking is the third leading cause of preventable deaths. Binge drinking is defined as...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    June 11, 2014

A Father's Impact is Great

As we celebrate Fathers and Father Figures, we would like to thank them for the gift that keeps on giving…being a positive role model for their children and the children in our community. The fact is, children with fathers or father figures that...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    April 30, 2014

Get The Facts

88,000 deaths this year in the United States will be attributable to excessive alcohol use. In 2006, there were more than 1.2 million emergency room visits and 2.7 million physician office visits due to excessive drinking. That costs 223.5 billion...

 
 By Missy Smies    News    April 16, 2014

Parents Key in Preventing Underage Drinking

As parents, we always worry about our kids, their future and if we are doing the best for them. Now, it is proven that the earlier we begin the discussion on alcohol use, the better the chances they will wait to try alcohol and the less likely they...

 

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