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We the People – Connecting Communities and Culture

By: Melissa Giard, Glacier County PFS The State of Montana administers the Partnership for Success grant, aimed at working within each community across the state to implement prevention strategies to reduce substance use among high-risk populations. Typically, prevention specialists work in one county. This event was the first of its kind as there were three …

Come Sit A Spell

By: Beth Morrison, Cascade County Block Grant After spotting a cool bench with changeable advertising in front of one of our grocery stores, I started to investigate what it would take to bring a similar bench to our community and use it for prevention messaging. I quickly learned that a bench like the one I …

WHEN TO SEEK HELP

By: KELLY ACKERMAN, LCPC   Emotional struggles throughout life are normal no matter what age a person is. There are times when these emotional struggles are magnified or even more prevalent, often taking parents by surprise such as entering and navigating adolescence, major changes in life are occurring, or experiencing the struggles of important people …

Motivating Kids

By: LEN LANTZ, MD IS YELLING AT YOUR CHILD EFFECTIVE? In short, no. Screaming at kids is ineffective and unenjoyable, however, I often hear parents say, “My kids only listen to me when I scream at them.” This yelling often includes: Get ready for school! We’re late! Do your homework! Clean your room! Go to …

Return to Gathering: Tips and Helpful Ideas on Engaging Your Community Post Covid

By: Sara Mahoney, SC RTAL, Youth Connections   As many more citizens get vaccinated and communities in Montana have lifted their Covid-19 restrictions, in-person gatherings for community-based Prevention work will resume. For many of you- you have already been engaging your community leaders in-person. For others, as you return to office settings and either begin …