|Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition|
MARPC has been awarded a Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) grant, in the amount of $43,362.00, from the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. The grant will run from November, 2011-July, 2012. The SPF is a community-based approach to substance abuse prevention that cuts across existing programs and systems. SPF executed a data-drive, five-step process known to promote youth development, reduce risk-taking behaviors, build assets and resilience, and prevent problem behaviors across the life span. The SPF was initiated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationís (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). The five steps of the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework are designed to help communities build prevention competencies and infrastructure necessary to implement and sustain effective prevention policies, practices, and programs.
The four SPF-SIG Outcomes are:
1.Build capacity and infrastructure at the state and local level to sustain effective substance abuse prevention strategies.
2.Delay the onset of substance use, including underage drinking, and reduce the progression of substance abuse.
3.Reduce substance abuse and related problems in targeted communities.
4.Develop a sustainable multidisciplinary structure to enhance prevention programs, policies, and practices
This funding will allow MARPC to:
∑ Work with our mentor community, Sumner County
∑ Conduct a comprehensive Underage Drinking Risk Assessment
∑ Identify 1-2 risk factors that contribute the most to the incidence of underage alcohol use in Riley County and the Manhattan Area
∑ Develop a logic model and action plan to address the risk factors through a comprehensive set of activities that includes two environmental prevention strategies and affect the community, family, school, and individual/peer domain
The Strategic Prevention Framework
Click HERE for some fast facts on drugs and alcohol and teens in Riley County from the Communities That Care survey.
Through this grant we conducted a media campaign which included three postcard mailings to USD 383 parents, click here to see the postcards. The mailing series concluded with a tri-fold brochure containing more indepth information and statistics of Manhattan, click here to see the brochure.
Additionally, the last week of April a large banner was displayed over Anderson Avenue. Click here to view the banner.
Underage Drinking Enforcement Seminar
On Tuesday, June 26th, MARPC will be hosting an Underage Drinking Enforcement Seminar for law enforcement officials and prosecutors, featuring Karen Wittman, Kansas Resource Prosecutor. Knowledge gained from attending this seminar includes: understanding changes in Kansas laws, new technology and teen use of technology, law enforcement's role in gathering evidence and investigative reporting, the prosecutor's role to understand and reporting and developing working relationships with law enforcement, and involving communities and parents.
To register for this event visit UFM's website and click the link on their homepage to register, or search for course code number 12BPIMARPC.