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PAX Good Behavior Game: Bridging the Gap Between School and Home

By Karen Sylvester, Yellowstone County The Substance Abuse Connect coalition and I began working with Billings School District #2 in the spring of 2019. We had several meetings discussing the PAX: Good Behavior Game, what the data showed ,and how the coalition could support them in that implementation. Once the school saw the data and …

Communities That Care buy-in with Evidence Based Programs (EBP)

By: Edward Szczypinski, Gallatin County Communities That Care (CTC) is a model for engaging the community from the very beginning in the prevention process by taking a systemic approach in guiding community mobilization,data-based community profile, developing a focused, long-range community action plan and building on existing resources and filling any gaps, then choosing evidence based …

Dawson County Block & PFS Partner for Drive-In Movie Nights

By: Allison Agostino (BG) & Stacey O’Tremba (PFS) During this difficult time of quarantining Dawson County has really taken to online communication and finding new ways to come together as a community. The Dawson Discussion page on Facebook has become a great resource for community members to share ideas, make plans, and support one another. …

Hill and Blaine Counties Gearing Up for Graduation and Memorial Day

By: Sue Brurud Hill/ Blaine County Prevention Specialist Our SAAM (Substance Abuse and Misuse) Coalition is planning to send parents with seniors from each of the schools a “Senior Letter” reminding them of the Social Host Ordinance and sharing the information about SAMHSA’s Talk, They Hear You app. (Thank You to Beth at Alliance for …