SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention PSA campaign helps parents and caregivers
start talking to their children early—as early as nine years old—about the dangers
Mayor Beussman declares May 12-18th, 2013 National Prevention Week in New Ulm, MN
Live Stream: http://www.highschoolcube.com/schools/new-ulm-high-school-new-ulm-minnesota
National Prevention Week - May 12-18th, 2013
USAC will be holding a NPW Proclamation on May 13th at 12:45 at the
NUHS in the Lecture Theatre. Mayor Beussman will be reading the proclamation.
Other NPW events: Shatter the Silence - May 6th
ECFE Community Baby Shower - Fetal Alcohol Symdrome Speaker, May 11th
NUHS "I Choose" Project, 4-6th graders in Brown County are receiving string backpacks with the "The Best I Can Be is Drug Free" message on them, schools have NPW banners in the hallways, check out our Character Counts Poster, 4-6th graders at Washington Elementary are receiving a pack of these poster as "trading cards".
For more information on the National Prevention Week Campaign go to:
USAC Information Table at the Goosetown Roller Girls Bout on May 11th, 2013.
Take the "Prevention Pledge"
Since 2012, thousands of people have shown their commitment to prevention and healthy living by signing the "Prevention Pledge." Available on SAMHSA's Facebook page ,
the "Prevention Pledge" is a way for everyone to play a role in
prevention and share that commitment with friends and family!
Firme el "Compromiso con la Prevención"
Desde el 2012, miles de personas han demostrado su compromiso con la
prevención y de llevar una vida sana al firmar el "Compromiso con la
Prevención." Disponible en ingles en la página de Facebook de SAMHSA ,
el "Compromiso con la Prevención" es una manera de que todos tengan un
papel en la prevención y compartan esa promesa con amigos y
Thank you for sponsoring USAC!
COMING FALL OF 2013
YOUTH & FAMILY SUMMIT
WHAT'S IN THE NEWS?
Social Host Ordinance not approved.
See articles below regarding the rejection of the County-wide Social Host Ordinance and other alcohol-drug related articles.
NEW ULM - A proposed Social Host Ordinance died at Tuesday's Brown County board meeting.
standing-room-only crowd of law enforcement, township supervisors,
Brown County Probation Substance Abuse Coalition and Healthy
Communities/Healthy Youth organization members debated the issue for
more than 30 minutes before Commissioner Scott Windschitl made a motion
to adopt the ordinance. See more...
Agencies mull safe driving issues, social host ordinance
Multi-tasking while driving raises risks of accidents
NEW ULM - Brown County law enforcement, public health and highway
department employees discussed safety projects and related issues
Tuesday at a "Toward Zero Deaths" (TZD) meeting at the Brown County
The TZD program was created about 10 years ago to
integrate education, engineering, enforcement and emergency medical and
trauma services to reduce traffic deaths and severe injuries. See more...
Report: County DWI, furnishing alcohol to minors offenses up in 2012
NEW ULM - Brown County commissioners learned Tuesday that in
2012, probation dealt with all-time high of 968 adult offenders and 189
DWI offenders, the highest number in 10 years.
Probation Director Les Schultz said his 2012 statistics review showed a
dramatic increase in 14- and 15-year-old offenders, many more furnishing
alcohol to minors charges. Out-of-home placement costs of $406,814
more than doubled the 2011 figure of $179,258. See more...
County should take another look at Social Host ordinance
On Feb. 5, the Brown County Board of Commissioners refused to act
on a proposed Social Host ordinance. When Commissioner Scott Windschitl
made a motion for its approval, the other commissioners let the motion
die without a second. See more...
New resource available for check-out from the USAC resource library.
SMASHED - The Toxic Tales of Teens and Alcohol
For educational purposes only -
Includes, PSA, panel discussion, web links, lesson plan, discussion guide, pre and post tests.
75 minutes in length.
The kit's centerpiece is a hard-hitting HBO documentary called SMASHED: Toxic Tales of Teens and Alcohol. Filed at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. SMASHED pulls no punches in its graphic presentation of the devastating consequences of underage drinking and driving. Focusing on the the effects of impaired driving collisions when the victims do not die, it shows young crash victims from their arrival at the shock trauma facility and follows their progress over time. It features interviews with medical personnel, the teens themselves, their friends, and their families.
To check-out this DVD please contact Kim at email@example.com
Brown County collects almost 800 pounds of prescription
medications through the Take Back Program.
As part of the Underage Substance Abuse Coalition's programming, a prescription medication program was developed in Oct. 2011. With collaboration of the New Ulm Police Department, Brown County Sheriff's Dept., Sleepy Eye and Springfield Police Departments, Brown County members have three locations to safely and confidentially dispose of old medications. Since Oct. 2011, Brown County has collected 780 pounds of medications to be disposed.
A big THANK YOU to United Way for donating $600 towards the disposal of the drugs; disposal of the drugs is not covered by USAC's grant through SAMHSA. HCHY graciously accepted the task of being the fiscal agent for the grant.
Back Row: Chief John Nicolson, Springfield Police Dept., Chief Myron Wieland, NU Police Dept., Chief John Schueller, Sleepy Eye Police Dept., Commander David Bochert, NU Police Dept.
Front Row: Kim Janke, Director - USAC, Ken Seim, United Way Board, Donna Lambrecht, Director - United Way, Mike Brigger, Director- Healthy Communities Healthy Youth Brown County.