Safe and Healthy Homewood

Safe and Healthy Homewood To empower the youth and adults of Homewood to choose a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by uniting residents, businesses, and organizations to reduce substance abuse through community-based education, awareness, and advocacy.

When the coalition was established, various entities of the community were encouraged to be involved: School Business Parent Youth (18 or younger) Media Youth-Serving Organization Law Enforcement Civic/Volunteer Group Religious/Fraternal Organization Health Care Professional State, Local, or Tribal Government Agency with expertise in the field of substance abuse Other organization involved in reducing substance abuse

Mission: To empower the youth and adults of Homewood to choose a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by uniting residents, businesses, and organizations to reduce substance abuse through community-based education, awareness, and advocacy.

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Please share this awesome virtual talent show opportunity for teens (ages 13-18). Alabama DFC House Party is being spons...
10/09/2020

Please share this awesome virtual talent show opportunity for teens (ages 13-18). Alabama DFC House Party is being sponsored by drug prevention organizations around the state. Check out the website (https://aldfchouseparty.com/) for more details and entry information.

Developing stress management skills in our teens is one way to prevent substance use. Building the skills that they need...
10/08/2020

Developing stress management skills in our teens is one way to prevent substance use. Building the skills that they need to positively cope with difficult situations will prevent them from turning to substances to reduce their stress and worry.

Establishing rules around screen time, discussing appropriate content and monitoring content are key to keeping teens sa...
10/07/2020

Establishing rules around screen time, discussing appropriate content and monitoring content are key to keeping teens safe and healthy online.

October is Bullying Prevention Month. Helping your child find positive activities and social groups can help prevent bul...
10/06/2020

October is Bullying Prevention Month. Helping your child find positive activities and social groups can help prevent bullying.

The Jefferson County Department of Health is offering a FREE training on how to recognize, prevent and respond to an opi...
10/06/2020

The Jefferson County Department of Health is offering a FREE training on how to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose by using naloxone. A training will be offered each month for the remainder of the year. The next training is scheduled for October 28th. See the flyer for further details!

10/05/2020
SAMHSA’s “Talk. They Hear You.” Choices PSA—60 Seconds

This #SubstanceAbusePreventionMonth, take time to talk to your kids about substance use. Your influence has a big impact on the choices that your child makes. #TalkTheyHearYou

Keeping kids safe from underage use of alcohol and other drugs is a concern for parents. Take a look at the outcomes of effective communication with your chi...

Modeling positive behaviors in your interactions with others can help prevent bullying. Show your child how to treat eve...
10/02/2020

Modeling positive behaviors in your interactions with others can help prevent bullying. Show your child how to treat everyone with kindness and respect.

October is Bullying Prevention Month. Open and regular communication with your child can help parents/guardians prevent ...
10/01/2020

October is Bullying Prevention Month. Open and regular communication with your child can help parents/guardians prevent bullying.

Parents/Guardians, the FDA issues a warning after news reports of teenagers ending up in emergency rooms or dying after ...
09/30/2020
Taking too much of the allergy medicine Benadryl is dangerous

Parents/Guardians, the FDA issues a warning after news reports of teenagers ending up in emergency rooms or dying after participating in a TikTok "Benadryl Challenge".

Teen misuse sparked by dangerous “Benadryl Challenge” promoted on social media

September 30th is Family Day. Family Day started in 2001 as a movement to encourage families to sit down and have dinner...
09/30/2020

September 30th is Family Day. Family Day started in 2001 as a movement to encourage families to sit down and have dinner together to build strong family relationships to help children grow up safe and healthy. Sit down tonight and connect with your family!

"Preparing and protecting your child from engaging in excessive drinking during college starts way before “drop-off” day...
09/29/2020
What Parents Need to Know About College Binge Drinking

"Preparing and protecting your child from engaging in excessive drinking during college starts way before “drop-off” day. Even in middle school, and throughout high school, sending a clear message of your disapproval for underage drinking is critical and equally important in college."

Parents who communicate expectations against drinking means a lower chance of their child drinking excessively in college. Get tips on how to talk.

Regular communication and family activities are just some of the ways that you can build a tight-knit family. Strong fam...
09/28/2020

Regular communication and family activities are just some of the ways that you can build a tight-knit family. Strong family relationships and bonds help your children grow up safe and healthy!

Discussing the risks of substance use with your child will empower them with the knowledge they need to make safe and he...
09/25/2020

Discussing the risks of substance use with your child will empower them with the knowledge they need to make safe and healthy choices for their future!

Do you know your teen's friends? Creating a safe space for teens to gather is a protective factor to prevent youth subst...
09/24/2020

Do you know your teen's friends? Creating a safe space for teens to gather is a protective factor to prevent youth substance use.

Not sure how to start talking about vaping with your kid? Use these conversation starters and remember, it’s important t...
09/23/2020

Not sure how to start talking about vaping with your kid? Use these conversation starters and remember, it’s important to be patient. Listen to their answers, ask more questions and keep the lines of communication open. For more information and resources, visit TalkAboutVaping.org.

We had a great Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition meeting today seeing our awesome volunteers and community partners in...
09/22/2020

We had a great Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition meeting today seeing our awesome volunteers and community partners in-person and virtually. We hope to see you next month on October 20th for our next meeting!

The key to preventing suicide is education. Learn the statistics associated with youth suicide and the warning signs oft...
09/21/2020
Jason Foundation

The key to preventing suicide is education. Learn the statistics associated with youth suicide and the warning signs often displayed. By being educated on this Silent Epidemic, you could help save a life. #SuicidePreventionMonth

Learn more at: https://jasonfoundation.com/

Take the B1 Pledge. Rascal Flatts and The Jason Foundation have teamed up to help prevent youth suicide. Pledge Now!

We know the importance of talking to our children about resisting peer pressure, but it is just as important to give the...
09/17/2020

We know the importance of talking to our children about resisting peer pressure, but it is just as important to give them tools they can use to avoid it. Check out these great tips and discuss them with your teen today!

With football season underway and young people getting back together, take time to talk with other parents and commit to...
09/16/2020

With football season underway and young people getting back together, take time to talk with other parents and commit to making sure that teen gatherings are alcohol and drug-free! We can all work together to keep our young people safe and healthy!

Our September Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition meeting is next Tuesday. We are meeting in-person and virtually. For i...
09/15/2020

Our September Safe and Healthy Homewood Coalition meeting is next Tuesday. We are meeting in-person and virtually. For information on joining the meeting virtually, please email [email protected].

Teaching your child how to positively cope with stress builds strong skills that can help them to make safe and healthy ...
09/14/2020

Teaching your child how to positively cope with stress builds strong skills that can help them to make safe and healthy choices about substance use!

Please Share: There is always help. If you or a loved one need to talk, there are resources available 24/7. Check out th...
09/11/2020

Please Share: There is always help. If you or a loved one need to talk, there are resources available 24/7. Check out the help lines below!

09/11/2020
Teen Suicide Prevention

"In this video created by Mayo Clinic, teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety. It also Includes suggestions for what to say to a teen who may be at risk for suicide and ways to keep them safe."

In this video created by Mayo Clinic, teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provide encouragement for communicating directly and...

This World Suicide Prevention Day, take time to learn the risk and protective factors for teen suicide. Building a stron...
09/10/2020
Teen Suicides: What Are the Risk Factors?

This World Suicide Prevention Day, take time to learn the risk and protective factors for teen suicide. Building a strong support system and connecting a loved one to help and resources are just some of the steps that we can all take to prevent suicide.

Temperament, family and community all play a role - what are the risk factors for teen suicides and how can parents and caregivers stave them off?

Please Share: Recognizing the warning signs of suicide can help you connect a friend or loved one to resources for help....
09/09/2020

Please Share: Recognizing the warning signs of suicide can help you connect a friend or loved one to resources for help. #SuicidePreventionMonth

Please Share: Recognizing the warning signs of depression can help you connect a friend or loved one to resources for he...
09/08/2020

Please Share: Recognizing the warning signs of depression can help you connect a friend or loved one to resources for help. #SuicidePreventionMonth

#BeThe1To Follow Up: Studies have also shown that brief, low cost intervention and supportive, ongoing contact may be an...
09/04/2020

#BeThe1To Follow Up: Studies have also shown that brief, low cost intervention and supportive, ongoing contact may be an important part of suicide prevention, especially for individuals after they have been discharged from hospitals or care services.

#BeThe1To Help Them Stay Connected: Studies indicate that helping someone at risk create a network of resources and indi...
09/04/2020

#BeThe1To Help Them Stay Connected: Studies indicate that helping someone at risk create a network of resources and individuals for support and safety can help them take positive action and reduce feelings of hopelessness.

#BeThe1To Keep Them Safe: A number of studies have indicated that when lethal means are made less available or less dead...
09/03/2020

#BeThe1To Keep Them Safe: A number of studies have indicated that when lethal means are made less available or less deadly, suicide rates by that method decline, and frequently suicide rates overall decline.

#BeThe1To Be There: Individuals are more likely to feel less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed, and more hopefu...
09/02/2020

#BeThe1To Be There: Individuals are more likely to feel less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed, and more hopeful by after speaking to someone who listens without judgment.

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Homewood, AL
35209

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Tuesday 08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 15:00
Thursday 08:00 - 15:00
Friday 08:00 - 15:00

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