PARENTS & CAREGIVERS
Not my Kid! Join the Fairfield Prevention Coalition
Illegal substance abuse is one of most devastating problems in our community. Butler county drug overdose deaths are among the highest in Ohio, and in the nation. We need your help to keep Fairfield youth safe.
Join the Fairfield Coalition!
“Not my Kid!”
We all want to be the parent whose child steers clear of the pitfalls of adolescence and grows up to be successful. We want our kids and their friends to be drug-free and healthy! Research shows that parents are the NUMBER ONE influence in their child’s life even when it feels like they are just not listening. Fairfield Prevention Coalition works hard to help parents offering parents input and skills on preventing substance abuse before it begins.
The Fairfield Prevention Coalition understands how important parents are in helping youth be safe, healthy and drug free. We give parents a direct role in shaping the policies, practices and perceptions that influence the decisions Fairfield youth make.
The Fairfield Prevention Coalition consists of an Adult Coalition and a Youth Coalition. The Adult Coalition collaborates monthly to shape policy, practices and perceptions using research based strategies tailored to the needs of Fairfield. Our Youth Coalition creates student-led programming that plays a key role in making Fairfield safer, healthier, and drug-free. Parent involvement is key to making BOTH of these programs successful.
Membership is open to any parent or caregiver interested in:
• Developing Parenting Skills
• Learning about the struggles Fairfield youth face
• Influencing Community and School Culture
• Connecting with other parents, and school/community leaders
Opportunities for involvement include:
Serving on our Coalition: Attend monthly meetings (usually every 4th Tuesday during the school year at Fairfield Lane Library 3:30-5:00 pm Community Room) to offer input and skills on preventing substance abuse before it begins.
Donating skills on Coalition projects: We are always in need of fundraising, technical, marketing and secretarial skills to help with projects limited in duration. Additionally, we have an annual fundraiser in April called, Fairfield’s Fantastic Race for which we need many volunteers!
Donate money, gift cards, or food: Over the next 3 years we will be transitioning from federal funding to community support. We need your help in continuing the work we do after our grant expires in 2020. Additionally, nothing promotes youth involvement like incentives! We are constantly looking for smaller donations to help get youth involved in prevention!
Volunteering to help with youth programs as needed:
Leaders in Training: shapes self-esteem and identity in 40 middle school leaders.
Freshmen Youth Coalition: develops social, coping, and decision making skills in 30 freshmen leaders.
High School Youth Coalition: equips 100 high school students in prevention science, strategic planning, implementation and evaluation of youth-led prevention.