Shelby County Drug Free Coalition

Shelby County Drug Free Coalition The Shelby County Drug Free Coalition is a program of Family Connection. Family Connection is a non-profit 501 C 3.

Vision: Shelby County: United for a Safe and Drug Free Community The coalition supports, promotes, and coordinates initiatives with community partners through collaboration and to prevent drug abuse with education. Coalition meeting dates for 2017: Wednesdays-July 26, September 20, November 8 Goal of the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition 1. Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. Long-term outcome: Community-level change will contribute to reductions in alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug use among youth. Objectives: -Maintain the coalition website and social networking sites. -Recruit and maintain the Speaker's Bureau to present substance abuse information. -Maintain coalition membership that is culturally diverse. -Partnerships with businesses/community groups -Drug Prevention education activities in schools 2016 SCDFC Executive Committee: • Chair: Judge Jim Kramer • Vice Chair: Commander Clay Hammac • Secretary: Cindy Combs • Treatment Rep: Lonnie Layton • Shelby County Schools: Emily Littrell • Alabaster City Schools: Dorann Tanner • Pelham City Schools: Floyd Collins • Coordinator: Jan Corbett Director of Programs, Phil Cain Executive Director, Susan Johnston The Shelby County Drug Free Coalition was founded in 1998 and works to provide education to parents, youth and other adults to empower the community to prevent youth from using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The coalition has accomplished: • Providing over 65 expert presenters through our Speaker’s Bureau • Researched, designed and created the SCDFC website to educate and provide valuable information and resources • Created social media campaigns to educate and to provide awareness with relevant information including: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and You Tube videos • Host to bi-monthly coalition meetings with expert guest speakers to train, educate and inform • Participated in prevention programs: ATI, Conquest, Family Day-ALFRA, Drunk/Drugged/Distracted Driving presentations, Every 15 Minutes, Bullying, Underage Drinking/Parents Hosting, Prescription/OTC Abuse, Nah, I’m Good, Red Ribbon Week, MADD, NDAFW, Too Good for Drugs, Life Skills, SADD, Zero Addiction, SAM, FOCUS, Drug Education Council, First Priority, Joshua Project, The Truth About Drugs • Partnering with SCS, PCS, and ACS systems to promote prevention in classrooms, P.E. classes, health classes, peer-helper programs, faculty presentations, PD for sponsors/Counselors, Drunk/Drugged/ Distracted Driving presentations, Conquest programs, registration bags, Parenting Day workshops, Parenting Summits on Substance Abuse, Red Ribbon Week, created Safe Campus signs, and on-going resources shared on all drugs, bullying, suicide prevention, underage drinking, social media apps, etc. • Launched “Speak Up” tip line campaign with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for anonymous reporting • Developed community awareness campaign to prevent prescription/OTC medication abuse, presentations to the Senior Citizen Centers, and delivered posters with the locations of the permanent take back boxes • Delivered prescription easel pads with prescription abuse warnings to pharmacies and doctors’ offices • Partnering with the Alabama Department of Public Health to promote Smoke Free Communities • Developed signage for Tobacco Free Zones for schools, parks, and all Athletic Fields in every community • Created and delivered stickers for prevention of alcohol sales to minors in convenience stores throughout SC • In the past, the coalition has purchased and designed many resources to educate and inform: billboards, banners, posters, signs, ads, tip line cards, tip line posters, athletic field signage, school signs, brochures, prescription pads, registration bags, pens, and cups • Formed partnerships with: Shelby County, Health Foundation, SCS, ACS, PCS-admin/counselors/peer helpers/health teachers; Drug Task Force, municipalities/Mayors/City Council/Police, BCS, Conquest, Hydrate, ALFRA, Sheriff’s Office, SC-SRO’s, Coroner, RSVP-Senior Centers, Juvenile Court /Probation/Detention, SC Probate Court, DA’s Office, Bradford, DHR, Smoke-free Pelham, ADPH, HIV-Aids, Shelby Baptist, Methodist Children’s Home, Addiction Prevention Coalition, SEA, APH Radio, CSMHC, Day Program, DRR, convenience stores, pharmacies, Civic/Service organizations, SC Bar Association, Shelby County Leadership, Divorce Care, CVMC, Hospice-NB/SE/Adv., Gateway, Safe Harbor, American Lung Association, UM Counseling, Drug Education Council, FOCUS, Safe House, Exchange Club of SC, Exchange Club-Child Abuse Prevention, 280 Living, Talk of Alabama-33/40, WIAT-42, Good Day Alabama-WBRC-Fox, M4A, Celebrate Recovery, Jimmie Hale Mission, AF Suicide Prevention, Kids First, Round Table, First Priority, Joshua Project, SAM, Children’s Policy Council, ARC Labs, Job Corp, David Mathews Center, Kings Home, SC Reporter, CHHC, Rinnovo, SC Commission, Alvis Law Firm, Aaron Law Firm, Vineyard Family Services, Big Brother/Big Sister, BGCA, Kappa Alpha Psi, Blanket Fort Hope, and churches-Harvest Place, Westwood, Unity Christian , New Vision, Life Changing Christian, and COTH-Alabaster Membership includes a diverse population representing: Parents, Youth, Senior Citizens, Elected Officials-local-state-federal, Concerned Citizens, Educators, Law Enforcement, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professionals, Non-profit Agencies, Lawyers, Businesses, Churches-Faith-Based Groups, Medical Health Professionals, -No Membership Fees- What are the coalition volunteers’ responsibilities? -Recruit other volunteers to join -Attend coalition meetings -Assist with coalition office duties -Staff the coalition booth at events -Distribute Coalition resources -Committee participation to plan events

Mission: To reduce substance abuse among youth and over time, among adults by addressing the factors that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

Children of the Opioid Epidemic
05/21/2018
Children of the Opioid Epidemic

Children of the Opioid Epidemic

In the midst of a national opioid crisis, mothers addicted to drugs struggle to get off them — for their babies’ sake, and their own.

TRAUMA: 101 Workshop - is being sponsored by Bradford Health Services and Chilton Shelby Mental Health Center on Friday,...
05/14/2018

TRAUMA: 101 Workshop - is being sponsored by Bradford Health Services and Chilton Shelby Mental Health Center on Friday, June 8 from 8:30-12:30 at CSMHC in Calera. Please see the attached flyer with more information. This will be a great workshop to attend beause we are learning more about trauma and how people cope with trauma in their lives, has such an effect on their decisions and quality of life. We hope to see you there!

Press Release from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) onSynthetic Cannabinoids
05/11/2018
Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)

Press Release from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on
Synthetic Cannabinoids

Environmental Study in Lowndes County Fails to Prove Hookworm Infection - While ADPH continues to monitor the counties in the West Central and Southwestern districts of Alabama for evidence of gastrointestinal (GI) outbreaks, there is currently no evidence of an increased incidence of GI outbreaks i...

Thank you to MGMA-Shelby and Chilton County, for your kind contribution to the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition in hono...
05/01/2018

Thank you to MGMA-Shelby and Chilton County, for your kind contribution to the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition in honor and memory of CiCi. (Michelle Lunsford) Thank you to Danielle Brown. and the entire organization. We appreciate you very much!

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
James R Kramer

We enjoyed spending time with the Senior Citizens from Shelby County Senior Picnic.  We gave them resources to share wit...
04/30/2018
Annual picnic attracts county’s seniors | Shelby County Reporter

We enjoyed spending time with the Senior Citizens from Shelby County Senior Picnic. We gave them resources to share with their family, friends and neighbors. We told them to keep their medications locked up and showed them a locked box. We reminded them of the Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. We always have fun with the Seniors on Picnic Day. We love you Seniors!

Bridgette Jordan Smith Shelby County Alabama Lina Evans Hollie Campbell Cost Allison Boyd Julie Harris Ellis Corley Ellis Jabo Waggoner University of Montevallo James R Kramer

Thank you Connie Nolen and Shelby County Reporter and Pelham Reporter.Pelham City Schools Gary W. Waters Maurice Mercer ...
04/26/2018
Teens gain perspective on distracted driving | Shelby County Reporter

Thank you Connie Nolen and Shelby County Reporter and Pelham Reporter.

Pelham City Schools Gary W. Waters Maurice Mercer Pelham City Councilman Pelham, Alabama Police Department City of Pelham Fire Department Pelham, Alabama Pelham City News City of Pelham Amanda Wilbanks James R Kramer Lara McCauley Alvis Julius V Cook Jr.

We always enjoy spending time at Oak Mountain High School.  The students were very attentive and respectful!  Thank you ...
04/25/2018

We always enjoy spending time at Oak Mountain High School. The students were very attentive and respectful! Thank you to Erin and Jared Welborn along with Donna Michelle Lunsford and Julius Cook for sharing your knowledge and stories to these students!

Shelby County AL Schools Oak Mountain High School Lara McCauley Alvis
Erin Bell Welborn Jarred Welborn James R Kramer

Children’s Policy Council was well attended with Chelsea community schools honoring their Character in Action recipien...
04/25/2018

Children’s Policy Council was well attended with Chelsea community schools honoring their Character in Action recipients! Thanks to Alexa James from Blanket Fort Hope and Andy & Nicole Ward from Manna Ministries for sharing their work.

Shelby County Drug Free Coalition's cover photo
04/25/2018

Shelby County Drug Free Coalition's cover photo

Children’s Policy Council Meeting isWednesday, April 25th @ 8:30 a.m., at Family Connection on highway 26.Our Guest Sp...
04/23/2018

Children’s Policy Council Meeting is
Wednesday, April 25th @ 8:30 a.m.,
at Family Connection on highway 26.

Our Guest Speakers will be:

Alexa Likis James, Blanket Fort Hope and
Andy Ward, Manna Farms - Alabaster

Character in Action Awards being presented to Chelsea Schools.

Hope to see you Wednesday!

Julie Harris Ellis James R Kramer Family Connection Inc. Alexa Likis James Blanket Fort Hope

Thank you Brianna Harris from Shelby County ReporterLara McCauley Alvis Julius V Cook Jr. Pelham City Schools Pelham Hig...
04/19/2018
PHS students warned about drunk, distracted driving | Shelby County Reporter

Thank you Brianna Harris from Shelby County Reporter

Lara McCauley Alvis Julius V Cook Jr. Pelham City Schools Pelham High School Pelham, Alabama Pelham, Alabama Police Department City of Pelham Fire Department Gary W. Waters WHPH Radio 97.7 The Peach APH Radio James R Kramer John Miller Amanda Wilbanks Jan Corbett

Pelham High School students received a sobering message about the dangers of driving distracted or under the influence on Thursday, April 12, just days before their prom, which was on Saturday, April 14, at Embassy Suites in Hoover.

Thank you Shelby County Reporter   Nicole Allshouse Talk of Alabama: ABC 33/40 ABC 33/40 Lara McCauley Alvis Julius V Co...
04/16/2018
SPHS students warned about drunk, distracted driving | Shelby County Reporter

Thank you Shelby County Reporter Nicole Allshouse Talk of Alabama: ABC 33/40 ABC 33/40 Lara McCauley Alvis Julius V Cook Jr. Hoover (AL) Police Department Hoover, Alabama City of Hoover HOOVER CITY SCHOOLS Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato Frank Vincent Brocato Hoover Fire Department Hoover Sun North Shelby County Drug Prevention Group (Protect our children)

“We want you to be safe,” Jan Corbett said. “We want you to make really good decisions. We don’t want you to make decisions that will negatively affect you the rest of your life.”

Thank you Cornerstone Christian School for having us in your school to speak to your students! Julius V Cook Jr. Margare...
04/13/2018

Thank you Cornerstone Christian School for having us in your school to speak to your students!

Julius V Cook Jr. Margaret Pickett Tim Bullard James R Kramer Jan Corbett Lara McCauley Alvis

Thank you to Pelham High School for allowing us to speak to your students about Drunk-Drugged-Distracted Driving.  You a...
04/13/2018

Thank you to Pelham High School for allowing us to speak to your students about Drunk-Drugged-Distracted Driving. You all participated, listened and were engaged with the presentation. You all are awesome. Go Panthers!

City of Pelham Pelham City Schools Pelham, Alabama Police Department Gary W. Waters James R Kramer Lara McCauley Alvis Julius V Cook Jr. Amanda Wilbanks Connie Nolen Pelham Reporter Jan Corbett

Thanks to Judge Lara Alvis-Circuit Judge in Shelby County, JULIUS Cook-Executive Director of Shelby County Corrections a...
04/13/2018

Thanks to Judge Lara Alvis-Circuit Judge in Shelby County, JULIUS Cook-Executive Director of Shelby County Corrections and Nicole Allshouse-Host of Talk of Alabama 33/40 for your wonderful presentations and real life stories you shared with the Spain Park High School students! All of you are ROCK STARS!
Go JAGS!

HOOVER CITY SCHOOLS Hoover, Alabama Hoover (AL) Police Department Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato Spain Park High School Nicole Allshouse Talk Of Alabama Talk of Alabama: ABC 33/40 ABC 33/40 Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato Frank Vincent Brocato Hoover Fire Department Lara McCauley Alvis Julius V Cook Jr. Shelby County Reporter Jan Corbett

a new eBook — Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids: A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Strug...
04/13/2018
Your Comprehensive Guide to the Opioid Epidemic - and What You Can Do About It - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids - Where Families Find Answers

a new eBook — Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids: A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use. Parents and families need to be prepared with the knowledge and skills to identify opioids, spot early use and take action effectively.

Learn about how the opioid epidemic started, how you can keep your community safe, and how to help a loved one who is struggling -- download your eBook now.

04/13/2018

Please consider joining J. Welborn & Associates, Attorneys at Law by partnering with the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition to become a corporate sponsor. Thanks Jared Welborn!

Please consider being a corporate sponsor for the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition! If you would like to donate or work for a business that would like to be a corporate sponsor, please contact Jan Corbett! They are able to reach kids in schools and address issues surrounding substance abuse at such impressionable ages! The pre-prom program is amazing and also addresses issues surrounding distracted driving! Thanks Erin Welborn.

Erin Bell Welborn James R Kramer Emily Littrell

Please get rid of your damaged, expired, unused and unwantd prescription and over-the-counter medications by disposing o...
04/13/2018

Please get rid of your damaged, expired, unused and unwantd prescription and over-the-counter medications by disposing of them properly at one of these locations on Saturday, April 28.

DEA National Take Back Day is
Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
at these locations in Shelby County.

Fred's Pharmacy - Columbiana
Greystone YMCA - 280
Hoover City Hall
Pelham Police Department
Target - Alabaster
Vincent Fire Department
Winn-Dixie in Chelsea

We hope you are modeling good habits regarding medication, for your children.

1 - Secure your medications in a locked box.
2 - Count your pills.
3 - Ask your friends and family to safeguard their prescription
medications.
4 - Do not flush your medications down the toilet.

04/13/2018
COMPACT 2020

COMPACT 2020

Commander Clay Hammac with the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force shares how you can use the anonymous county-wide tip system, especially as it relates to protecting our children.

DrugRehab.com
04/13/2018
DrugRehab.com

DrugRehab.com

Why is marijuana linked to causing an increased risk of psychiatric problems like anxiety, depression and schizophrenia?

DrugRehab.com
04/13/2018

DrugRehab.com

Alcohol is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. https://bit.ly/2jZjSUR

This is a travesty!  This organization is a crucial part of keeping Shelby County children on the right path and drug fr...
04/10/2018
Shelby County Reporter

This is a travesty! This organization is a crucial part of keeping Shelby County children on the right path and drug free, but unfortunately the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition has lost funding. They are currently looking for corporate sponsorships. Please, if you own a business or work for a business that is interested in investing in Shelby County, please consider making a donation to this organization. J. Welborn & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been a long time supporter and we ask you to join us in sponsoring this fantastic organization! For more information, contact Jan Corbett.
Jared Welborn

The future of the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition is in doubt after losing an expected funding source.

Thank you to Erin & Jared Welborn at J. Welborn & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your generous donation to the Shelby ...
04/10/2018

Thank you to Erin & Jared Welborn at J. Welborn & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your generous donation to the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition. We appreciate your kind gesture to keep the coalition funded! You two are awesome!

Family Connection Inc. Shelby County Alabama Shelby County AL Schools Alabaster City Schools Pelham City Schools Kingwood Christian School Cornerstone Christian School Exchange Club of Shelby County, AL Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force WHPH Radio 97.7 The Peach APH Radio ABC 33/40 Marlei Martinez WVTM 13 NewsShelby Women's League McDowell Security Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Alabama Department of Mental Health Shelby County Reporter Shelby County Legislative Delegation

Lauren Sisler
04/10/2018

Lauren Sisler

Shoutout to Coach Burnett’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th period health classes at Thompson High School 👊 Thank you for your attentiveness and all the good follow up questions. Stay the course and great things will follow! Shelby County Drug Free Coalition

Shelby County Reporter
04/10/2018
Shelby County Reporter

Shelby County Reporter

The future of the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition is in doubt after losing an expected funding source.

Thank you Hillary Simon CBS42 for attending the Driving presentation at Thompson High School  and for the nice  intervie...
04/06/2018
Shelby County Drug Free Coalition at risk of folding due to low funds

Thank you Hillary Simon CBS42 for attending the Driving presentation at Thompson High School and for the nice interview about the coalition.
Lara McCauley Alvis Donna Michelle Lunsford Julius V Cook Jr. Alabaster City Schools CBS 42 CBS 42 Community James R Kramer John Miller Victoria Anderson Patterson Family Connection Inc. Drug Education Council, Inc Erin Bell Welborn North Shelby County Drug Prevention Group (Protect our children) Chelsea Alabama Drug Prevention Group (Protect Our Children) Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force Shelby County District Attorney's Office Shelby County Sheriff's Office Lauren Britney Sisler Rox & Friends WDJC APH Radio WHPH Radio 97.7 The Peach

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) -- A program that educates students on drugs and alcohol is at risk of ending.

Thank you to Thompson High School in Alabaster City Schools  for allowing the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition to make ...
04/06/2018
THS students get pre-prom distracted driving warning | Shelby County Reporter

Thank you to Thompson High School in Alabaster City Schools for allowing the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition to make everyone aware of the dangers and consequences of drunk, drugged & distracted driving.
The students participated in the role-playing and were engaged with Judge Lara McCauley Alvis. Thank you for your hard work and giving of your time to speak to students. Thank you Julius V Cook Jr.for sharing your family's story. The students were listening! Thank you to Officer Jackson for your role in the presentation.
Thank you to Hillary Simon CBS42 for the interviews and for sharing the coalition funding needs.
Thank you Donna Michelle Lunsford for attending, bringing your family and for being an advocate for the coalition. You are honoring your daughter.
James R Kramer John Miller Erin Bell Welborn Jennifer Muro Neumann Drug Education Council, Inc North Shelby County Drug Prevention Group (Protect our children) Chelsea Alabama Drug Prevention Group (Protect Our Children) Rachel Lawley Marty Brown Handlon Alabaster Police Department Alabaster, Alabama Alabaster City Hall Alabaster Fire Department APH Radio University of Montevallo Police Department Shelby County Legislative Delegation Slade Blackwell April Weaver Matt Fridy Mike Vest Jon Parker Ward Williams Jill Lee Cam Ward Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force Shelby County District Attorney's Office Shelby County Sheriff's Office CBS 42 Community CBS 42

Thompson High School has hosted several drunk and distracted driving seminars before prom the past few years, but the April 5 event came with extra significance. This year’s seminar came several weeks after THS student Camryn Callaway died in a distracted driving accident on Interstate 65 in Pelha...

KCS students discuss dangers of drunk driving | The Alabaster Reporter
04/02/2018
KCS students discuss dangers of drunk driving | The Alabaster Reporter

KCS students discuss dangers of drunk driving | The Alabaster Reporter

With only a few days before prom, Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Lara Alvis and Shelby County Community Corrections Executive Director Julius Cook spoke to high school students at Kingwood Christian School about the importance of making the right decisions and the dangers of underage drinking and...

Shelby County Reporter
04/02/2018
Shelby County Reporter

Shelby County Reporter

The future of the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition is in doubt after losing an expected funding source.

Shelby County Drug Free Coalition's cover photo
04/02/2018

Shelby County Drug Free Coalition's cover photo

After 20 years in Shelby County, the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition will lose funding May 31, 2018. Thank you  Jamies...
03/29/2018
Concerns grow after program geared toward keeping kids safe ends

After 20 years in Shelby County, the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition will lose funding May 31, 2018.
Thank you Jamiese Price WBRC from WBRC FOX6 News . Please read and share. Thank you!

Drug Education Council, Inc Bridgette Jordan Smith Family Connection Inc. SafeHouse of Shelby County Addiction Prevention Coalition Bradford Health Services My Sister's Place, Inc Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force Shelby County Legislative Delegation James R Kramer Lara McCauley Alvis Julius V Cook Jr. Matt Fridy Cam Ward April Weaver Slade Blackwell Corley Ellis Julie Harris Ellis Clay Hammac Cindy Jo Warner Cindy Hildebrand Cindy Patterson Combs Rachel Lawley Emily Littrell Dorann Wilburn Tanner Marsha Kent Roach Jan Corbett Janice Rogers WBRC Tricia Corbett Regina Barrett Coty Lovelady Cory Lovelady Krista Lammert Lovelady Nan Jones Franks Beth Copeland Glenda Haynie Dover Knight Tajuan McCarty Mike Vest Danny Marty Brown Handlon Gary W. Waters Frank Vincent Brocato Shelby County AL Schools Alabaster City Schools Pelham City Schools Kingwood Christian School

After 20 years in the community, the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition could be out.

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