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Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs

 
Volume 4, Issue 2, January 2018
SCCUDD News
October 28 National Drug Take Back Day
 
The National Drug Take Back held on October 28th yielded 170 pounds of unwanted, unused, and expired medications. Twenty-nine people participated in the take back held at the Tyrone and Odessa Fire Stations. Remember that medications can be dropped off 24/7 at the Sheriff's Department in Watkins Glen and in the foyer at the Human Services Complex in Montour Falls.
SCCUDD Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting was held on Monday, November 6th at the Human Services Complex. Ontario Sheriff Philip Povero spoke on the Social Host Law and how it works in his county.
Kelli Keck, Vice President of Ephiphany Community Services and our Evaluator, gave an update on what SCCUDD has achieved in the last three years as well as information on sustainability for the coalition.
The White House Releases Fentanyl Safety
Recommendations for First Responders

 
We all know how important representation from each of the twelve sectors is to the work of DFC-funded community coalitions. Today, we want to assist our law enforcement partners by sharing Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders. We especially appreciate the partnerships that DFC coalitions have developed with law enforcement officials across the country, particularly the efforts to create opportunities for increased public health/public safety collaboration.
 
Earlier this month, the Trump Administration released Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders. The Recommendations are the result of a Federal Interagency Working Group coordinated by the White House National Security Council. Stakeholder associations/organizations representing the medical, public health, law enforcement, Fire/EMS, and occupational safety and health disciplines provided invaluable input to inform the Interagency Working Group's efforts, and their feedback helped ensure the Recommendations are operationally relevant, appropriately tailored to first responders, and conveyed in a user-friendly one-page format.  
 
The Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders provides unified, scientific, evidence-based recommendations to first responders so they can protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected during the course of their daily activities such as responding to overdose calls and conducting traffic stops, arrests, and searches.
 
The Recommendations fall into three specific categories:
  • Actions first responders can take to protect themselves from exposure.
  • Actions first responders can take when exposure occurs.
  • Actions first responders can take when they or their partners exhibit signs of intoxication. 
Schuyler County Youth Complete Lead & Seed Training
 
Twenty students from Bradford, Odessa-Montour, and Watkins Glen Central School Districts came together on December 5th and 6th for a 12-hour, interactive youth empowerment training. At the training, students learned the harmful effects of underage drinking, drug and alcohol refusal skills, and how to design, implement, and evaluate a drug prevention program. Students also learned leadership, advocacy and social marketing skills to help them reduce underage drinking in Schuyler County.
 
During the second day of the training, students broke into groups by school and designed drug prevention programs to address underage drinking in Schuyler County. Student programs ranged from information dissemination campaigns to a mock arrest simulation. The youth leaders attending the training will team up with the Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD) to implement the programs the students designed. Abigail Chapman, a student at Odessa-Montour, believes, “this is a good program to try to stop underage drinking”. Mackenzie Cannon, also from Odessa-Montour, confirmed that and added, “I learned a lot about the issue of underage drinking too”. “I was so surprised to learn how early kids start drinking,” says Kelsey Kernan, a student at Watkins Glen High School.
 
This training was sponsored by the Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD) and was made possible by funding provided by the federal Drug-Free Communities grant awarded to SCCUDD.

Back row: Gabriel Grover, Krista Sleve, Samantha Sipes, Adrianna Buckley, Savannah Ayers, Merissa Green, Kelsey Kernan
Middle row: Aidan Thurston, Mackenzie Cannon, Hannah Hoose, Mason Lampman-Roisen, Anya Simpson, Conner Gallagher
Front row: Madison Moss, Abigail Chapman, Phoenix Parmenter, Ashlyn Karius, Haleigh Owens, Joseph Nowicki
Not pictured: Alexus Niver

 
Shining Star Recognition Award
 
In December, SCCUDD presented a Shining Star Recognition Award to Glenda Gephart and the Elmira Star Gazette. They received this award due to their commitment to the community.
 
They showed their interest in improving the health of children and teens in Schuyler County. For this reason, SCCUDD has chosen Glenda Gephart and the Elmira Star Gazette as a Shining Star Recognition Award recipient.
 
On behalf of the Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD) Executive Board, staff, and volunteers, we thank Glenda Gephart and the Elmira Star Gazette for their efforts in making the community a healthier and safer place.
Meet a Member
Get to know the people in SCCUDD
Name: Gabriel Grover
Occupation: Student at Odessa-Montour Central School
Why did you decide to join SCCUDD: I joined SCCUDD to have a chance to work with people my own age to help our community. Sometimes kids have a bigger impact on other kids than adults do.
Favorite Food: Chocolate!
Do you have any pets: I have a brindle pit bull named Buddy. I love dogs!
What is one interesting thing people should know about you? I guess I'd like everyone to know that I love to laugh and make people smile.
2018 Officers

President- Rich Greenberger
Vice President- Sarah Robbins
Secretary- Veronica Mintegui
Treasurer- Chris Rosno
UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Coalition Meeting from 3-4:30pm
          at the Shared Services Building Conference Room 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Coalition Meeting from 3-4:30pm
          at the Shared Services Building Conference Room 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Coalition Meeting from 3-4:30pm
          at the Shared Services Building Conference Room 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Coalition Meeting from 3-4:30pm
          at the Shared Services Building Conference Room 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Coalition Meeting from 3-4:30pm
          at the Shared Services Building Conference Room 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Coalition Meeting from 3-4:30pm
          location TBD 
On behalf of the Executive Board, Staff, and Volunteers we want to thank you for all that you have done for SCCUDD this past year and we want to wish you all a Happy New Year! We are looking forward to working with all of you in 2018!
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Volume 4, Issue 2, January 2018

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Schuyler County Public Health
SCCUDD
106 South Perry Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

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