What Parents Need to Know to Keep Children Drug-Free

When you talk with your children about alcohol and other drugs,

they are up to 50% less likely to use.

The following links provide useful information to learn more about drug-use and ways to engage with your children to help them live healthy, active, and productive lives.

START TALKING

PARTNERSHIP FOR DRUG-FREE KIDS

PREVENTION ACTION ALLIANCE

PREVENT RX ABUSE

PACT 360

HANCOCK COUNTY COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Trauma Informed Safety – REGISTER

Trauma Informed Safety for Home Visitors

Drug-Free Workforce Community Initiative – Technical Assistance Course

Download the FACT SHEET.

FACT SHEET: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE COURSE

THE PROBLEM: “WE CAN’T FIND WORKERS.”

Finding healthy, drug-free workers is difficult for many companies in our community – in part, due to the fact that job seekers and employees are failing drug tests at a record-setting number. In response, Hancock County has joined forces with 16 other communities throughout Ohio to address this problem through the Working Partners® Drug-Free Workforce Community Initiative (DFWCI).

THE OPPORTUNITY: A FREE Technical Assistance Course

A keystone activity of the DFWCI is to offer, free of charge, a technical assistance course to five companies in our community. The outcome of the two-day technical assistance course is that each participating company will be educated and guided through a process to develop (or refine) a state-of-the art and legally sound drug-free workplace policy/program (DFWP) that will:

  1. Save you time and money.
  2. Give you systems to attract and keep quality employees.
  3. Increase insulation against corporate liability.
  4. Provide a roadmap to administer an effective and efficient DFWP policy/program.
  5. Position you as a leader in the community — taking action to improve our community’s employable workforce.

Topics covered in this graduate-level course include drug trends impacting the workforce/workplace, legal issues impacting a DFWP program (e.g., Ohio’s marijuana law, ADA, DOT, OSHA), and best practices of operationalizing a policy/program.

NUTS AND BOLTS.

The two-day course will be held at the Drury Inn (820 W. Trenton Ave., Findlay, OH) on May 16 & 30 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (lunch provided). Selected businesses must be willing to:

  1. Complete an application.
  2. Send one – three key decision-makers to both days of classroom education and technical assistance. At least one of the key decision-makers must be the same person attending both days of the course.
  3. Allow business name and images to be used in promotional materials.

TO APPLY.

CLICK HERE to complete a brief application. (For a paper copy, contact Zach Thomas at zthomas@yourpathtohealth.org. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, and selected businesses will be notified within 10 days after the application deadline.

BOTTOM LINE.

Our business community has been talking about this issue for quite some time. Now it’s time to do something about it. Will you join us?

Hancock County Sheriff Receives Distinguished Leadership Award

On January 31, 2017, the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, which represents Ohio’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Boards, held its annual Legislative Day. This event was designed to convey how through collaborations and partnerships, Ohio’s ADAMH Boards are leading efforts to develop Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care. During the luncheon, OACBHA presented the 2016 Annual Awards to leaders from throughout Ohio who have been working to ensure that community mental health and addiction services and supports are available for all Ohioans.

At the award luncheon, volunteer Board members, Board Executive Directors, and community leaders joined OACBHA in honoring Hancock County Sherriff Michael Heldman who received the 2016 CEO’s Award for Distinguished Leadership. While presenting the award, Cheri L. Walter, CEO of OACBHA, stated that, “As a leader in Ohio’s law enforcement community, Sheriff Heldman’s support of community mental health and addiction services, his focus on ways to build creative partnership to address Ohio’s opiate epidemic, and his support of individuals in recovery and their families make him a true leader in this field.”

The day’s activities concluded with a reception in the Statehouse Museum Gallery that included Board members, advocacy groups, treatment providers and members of the Ohio General Assembly.

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities is the statewide association that represents Ohio’s alcohol, drug addiction and mental health boards which are statutorily empowered to plan, develop, fund, manage and evaluate alcohol, drug addiction, and mental health services.  For more information, visit www.oacbha.org or call (614) 224-1111.

(PHOTO: OACBHA CEO Cheri L. Walter and Sheriff Michael Heldman)

Drug-Free Workforce Business Survey Now Live!

In an effort to address the safety and economic threat of substance use in the workplace, Hancock County ADAMHS recently partnered with the Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce and Working Partners® to launch the Working Partners® Drug-Free Workforce Community Initiative. A critical element of this Initiative is the collection of data to assess business perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and practices as they relate to preventing and addressing substance use in the workplace/workforce.

Click HERE to learn more.

CLICK HERE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE BUSINESS SURVEY