We are so grateful to this grieving mother for sharing her tragic story tonight as a panelist at our Virtual Town Hall on Fentanyl Poisonings & Overdose. Your courage and dedication to spreading the word about this very real danger is truly saving lives. “In sharing Zach’s tragic story tonight, I will address what is being called the “paradigm shift” with drugs – single use products that deceive and kill, including fake pills, their accessibility on social media, and this demographic of young people that have not traditionally died from experimentation or recreational use. Additionally, fentanyl is in other products everywhere, and the other community experts on the panel will speak to those dangers. This information is crucial to keeping our communities safe. We must de-stigmatize these conversations, we must warn kids of this deadly paradigm shift, and we must share the compassionate resources that exist in our community for individuals who do battle substance use disorder. Please join us tonight to learn more and to help spread awareness. ” — Laura Didier, Zach Didier’s mom
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at LIMITED LOCATIONS!
Please help us SAVE LIVES by following these 3 steps:
LOCK: Keep medication out of sight and in a safe and secure place.
MONITOR: Keep track of your medication and take only as directed. Monitor your remaining doses. And, don’t share your medication with others.
TAKE BACK: If you live in Auburn or Lincoln, drop off unused or expired medications at the locations mentioned on the attached flyer on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you live outside of Auburn and Lincoln, please visit our website for a list of permanent drop off locations.
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In the spring of 2020, we put out a call for our local youth to create videos about how they are dealing with shelter in place and to offer tips for their peers. We are so impressed with the talent and resilience of our youth that we wanted to share these videos with all of you. Please visit our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEYTQ0QD8iaYw9rjTK-hDtw to check out the videos.
The Coalition for Placer/Rocklin Youth ended its grant funding on September 30, 2019. Please refer to the Prevention Toolkit and this website to meet your prevention/wellness needs. The Prevention Toolkit has a host of resources and local contacts.
Meanwhile, the RaisingPlacer.org website continues to be maintained by the Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth, Granite Wellness Centers, Coalition for Roseville Youth and Placer County Department of Public Health. This will ensure the community continues to have access to a growing body of resources.
This is a collaborative collage created by over 55 youth and their adult mentors at our 4th Annual Raising Placer Summer Leadership Retreat in Rocklin on July 18, 2019. Coordinated by Coalition for Placer Youth and the Raising Placer Community Collaborative, this session and retreat was facilitated by Odyssey for Youth. Each square was painted by a participant as part of the whole. This leadership practice through art expresses the value we each have as individuals in our community. Without our unique and equally valuable piece, the picture is not complete. While painting their individual pieces, participants learned refusal skills and how to be more supportive peers while practicing self-care.
Some of the other Raising Placer contributing partners and/or participants of this event were: The Placer County Youth Commission, Coalition for Roseville Youth, Placer County Public Health, Placer County Children’s System of Care, Placer County Youth Empowerment Support Program (Y.E.S.), and Placer County Office of Education. Other partner contributors to this piece were: Odyssey for Youth, Roseville Police Athletic League, Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth, Lincoln Foundry, KidsFirst, Auburn Hip Hop Congress, Wellness Together, the South Placer Teen Center, Core Connectivity, 180 Church, and Sutter Center for Psychiatry; all collaborative partners of Raising Placer.
Underage drinking touches many aspects of a community or college campus so it’s important to involve as many individuals in the community as possible in a Communities Talk: Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking event. Partnering with elected officials, law enforcement professionals, school administrators and educators, parent and student organizations, faith-based organizations, local media and businesses can help increase a Communities Talk event’s reach and impact. Partners can provide a wealth of support for an event, such as recruiting or obtaining event speakers, promoting the event, offering a venue, supplying volunteers, and donating door prizes and giveaways. http://www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/TownHallMeetings
Western Placer Unified School District is hosting a series of PARENT RESOURCE NIGHTS for the Lincoln community. The Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth (CALY) and other community partners are presenting and providing important resources. Pizza and refreshments provided.
Placer County Youth Commissioners attend the 2017 Youth Summit in Anaheim, California. This event was co-sponsored by the Coalition for Rocklin Youth, the Coalition for Auburn & Lincoln Youth, the Placer County Youth Commission, Friday Night Live and the California Office of Traffic Safety. A total of 13 youth and adults from Placer County attended this 3 1/2 day training with over 700 other youth working on health, wellness and safety prevention efforts from around California.
Thursday, members of of the Youth Commission spoke with students at Lincoln High School about the city’s new Social Host Ordinance. Lincoln is the latest city in Placer County to adopt such a policy.
If a person is caught hosting a party with kids drinking or using drugs, that person can be charged $1,000 by the city. Plus the District Attorney can also charge them with an infraction or a misdemeanor. For minors hosting these parties, their parents will be held responsible.
Rocklin and Roseville have already used their ordinances to dole out fines.
“We’re actually hoping that this serves as a deterrent. That would be my view of a success, is to not use the ordinance,” Lincoln Police Chief Doug Lee said.
The Coalition for Auburn and Lincoln Youth (CALY), the Placer County Youth Commission (PCYC) and the City of Lincoln held a press conference on December 14, 2017 announcing the passage of Lincoln’s Social Host Ordinance, which holds adults accountable for allowing underage drinking or other drug use at parties or gatherings.
Placer County Youth Commissioners and Placer High School (PHS) students led a Press Conference in September 2017 regarding the City of Auburn’s new Social Host Ordinance which holds adults accountable for allowing underage drinking or other drug use at parties or gatherings.
Coalition for Placer Youth members, the Arevalo family of Rocklin, helped spread prevention information to participants of Rocklin’s Hot Chili Cool Cars event September 2017. Over 170 bags and over 1700 materials were shared with event attendees to inform parents and attendees about stress management tips, alcohol, prescription drug and marijuana prevention information. This was all done in the name of fun with stress brains and a kid’s car wash for young ones to cool off in.
Placer County Youth Commissioners and Placer High School students led a Press Conference in September 2017 regarding the City of Auburn’s new Social Host Ordinance which holds adults accountable for allowing underage drinking or other drug use at parties or gatherings.
Pictured here from left to right are Principal Caminiti, Placer High School, John Ruffcorn, Public Safety Director and Chair of CALY, Supervisor Jim Holmes, Mayor Matt Spokely, Jeff Brown, Director of HHS, Shelley Rogers, CALY Program Director, Christina Ivazes, Public Health Educator and CPY Program Director, Youth Commissioners Claire Jordan, Catherine Colella, Claire Breckenridge, Placer High School student Blake Baughman, and Youth Commissioners Allisyn Marks and Rahul Bavirisetty.
The Placer County Trauma and Resilience Summit brought together agency stakeholders, educators, law enforcement, human service professionals and people with lived experience to learn more about the impact of adverse childhood experiences and community resilience. The afternoon world café focused on action planning to establish resilience building systems and policies within each agency, district or organization. CALY partnered with the County Office of Education and other community organizations to host this first ever Resilient Placer Summit.