Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C)

Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C) Creating a healthier, safer community for our youth
Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C) is working to create a SAFER, HEALTHIER COMMUNITY!
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JM4C is a state certified prevention agency with a focus on reducing substance use and promoting mental wellness. Local problems require local solutions. In cooperation with our community coalition and partners, we raise awareness, take action, and advocate for change. Together, we create a safer, healthier community.

Mission: A collaboration of pro-active community members and groups committed to preventing and reducing substance use by youth through advocacy, awareness, and action.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Care and Treatment Services recently launched the Small Talks ca...
04/21/2020

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Care and Treatment Services recently launched the Small Talks campaign! The purpose is to create public awareness of the importance of talking to young people early and often about the effects of underage drinking. Stay tuned as we share tips to help keep Janesville youth healthy and alcohol-free.

Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C)
04/21/2020

Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C)

Research shows over and over again that parents are the No. 1 influence on their child’s decisions about alcohol and dru...
04/20/2020
Weed Out Fact From Fiction About Underage Alcohol and Marijuana Use | MADD

Research shows over and over again that parents are the No. 1 influence on their child’s decisions about alcohol and drug use.

By Helen Witty Each year, 4,300 teens die from using alcohol. That’s nearly a dozen families and communities needlessly shattered every single day. As a parent, there is something you can do to protect your child. And it’s easier than you might think. Talk. With schools and extracurricular activ...

Jump over to our Prevention in the Park - JM4C page and get registered to play Kahoot! With us tomorrow night!
04/20/2020

Jump over to our Prevention in the Park - JM4C page and get registered to play Kahoot! With us tomorrow night!

04/19/2020

If anyone is having a hard time finding where to post prom pictures please message them to us with any information you want to share and we will make sure to post them for you.

Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C)'s cover photo
04/16/2020

Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C)'s cover photo

04/15/2020
04/14/2020
JM4C Vaping: 101

The video below is a great opportunity for parents to watch with their teens.
Thank you to Megge from Youth2Youth for sharing the health risks associated with electronic cigarettes and to JATV Media Services for recording.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frjAuGEUwDo&t=47s

Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change & SW Alliance for Tobacco Prevention presents information on E-cigarettes & JUULing and the health risks for users in a presen...

#SaferAtHome
04/13/2020

#SaferAtHome

Please share this message with the people you care about. Let's stay #SaferAtHome.

04/10/2020
Drag Queen Story Hour (ft. Portland's Finest Drag Queens & Creatures)

This Drag Queen Story Time was produced by The Neighborhood: A Virtual Hub for LGBTQ+ Families, a robust calendar of live events, virtual meetups, and age-appropriate workshops to get you and your family through this challenging time. Click here to learn more about The Neighborhood.

https://youtu.be/s0a98k75Obk

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT EVENTS LIKE THESE: https://www.familyequality.org/email-signup/ CHECK OUR FULL CALENDAR OF VIRTUAL OFFERINGS FOR LGBTQ+ FAMILIES: ...

04/08/2020
nosycrow.com

Here is a link to a free printable book for kids explaining the Coronavirus.
https://nosycrowcoronavirus.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/Coronavirus_ABookForChildren.pdf

Can you help?
04/05/2020

Can you help?

We are working to prevent underage #drinking, and we need your help. Take this survey to help us understand what you think and what you do when it comes to underage drinking. Help us build healthy communities:
dhs.wisconsin.gov/aoda/underage-drinking.htm

Earlier this week the Janesville City Council proclaimed April 2020 as Teen Alcohol Use & Abuse Awareness Month!  Thank ...
04/03/2020

Earlier this week the Janesville City Council proclaimed April 2020 as Teen Alcohol Use & Abuse Awareness Month! Thank you to our city leaders for bringing awareness to this important issue!

Love and Logic Parenting Online class is being offered for FREE for the month of April only! Add one to your cart and re...
04/02/2020
Love and Logic Parenting Online + Workbook

Love and Logic Parenting Online class is being offered for FREE for the month of April only! Add one to your cart and register today!

Love and Logic is the original and proven leader in parenting. Since 1977 we've helped parents from all walks of life create happy, resilient and responsible kids. Enjoy immediate success with the effective parenting solutions taught in this online parenting class. You will learn parenting tips on h...

Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness month?  Janesville Mobilzing 4 Change is excited to begin working wi...
04/02/2020

Did you know that April is Sexual Assault Awareness month? Janesville Mobilzing 4 Change is excited to begin working with our new Rock County Sexual Violence Prevention Team. Let's stop sexual violence together!

Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C)'s cover photo
04/02/2020

Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C)'s cover photo

JM4C is now on Snapchat!  Follow along!
04/01/2020

JM4C is now on Snapchat! Follow along!

April is Alcohol Awareness Month!  Alcohol is the leading drug problem among young people.  Youth who begin drinking bef...
04/01/2020

April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

Alcohol is the leading drug problem among young people. Youth who begin drinking before age 15 are five times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse alcohol later in life, than those who begin drinking at or after age 21. Additionally, heavy alcohol use by adolescents has long-term effects on brain development. These health and safety risks have real consequences. While most parents try to protect their children from, 31% of youth report obtaining alcohol from their parents while another 27% say they got it from other adults. Parents, take stock and lock up your alcohol at home!

03/31/2020
Prevention in the Park - JM4C

Go to our Prevention in the Park page and share pictures of your family engaging in Virtual family game night and where your family could benefit receiving a gift card from for participating! Game night starts now to 630pm! "See" you there!!

03/30/2020
Kahoot!

Do you like to play Kahoot!? Check these out.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse invites you to test your knowledge on how drugs and alcohol affect young people’s brains and bodies.

03/27/2020

Do you have hearts in your windows?

03/25/2020
The newly issued Safer At Home order may cause feelings of fear, depression, and anxiety.  Below are some tips for you t...
03/24/2020

The newly issued Safer At Home order may cause feelings of fear, depression, and anxiety. Below are some tips for you to take care of yourself during this unnerving time. Feel free to add more in the comments.

* Wake up around the same time everyday, eat breakfast, get dressed.

* Create a daily schedule/routine and try your best to stick with it.

* Take a break from working from home or school and do something you really enjoy (walk, read a book, bake, the list goes on).

* Move your body with your favorite exercise, walking, or gentle stretching.

* Connect over the phone, Facetime, or Skype with family and friends.

What can you add to the list?

Some experts say "because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, it could pose a serious threat to people who smoke or vape tobacco...
03/21/2020

Some experts say "because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, it could pose a serious threat to people who smoke or vape tobacco and/or marijuana."

Now is a great time to think about quitting.

Check out how these Madison teens are helping during the outbreak!  Way to go!
03/20/2020
Madison teenagers 'Go-Go Grocery' shopping for those at-risk to coronavirus

Check out how these Madison teens are helping during the outbreak! Way to go!

Most of the country is stocking up and preparing to stay home for awhile, but those who are at-risk in our community can be compromised just by being in a crowded grocery store. That's where a group of Madison teenagers is stepping in.

Prevention in the Park - JM4C is hosting a virtual Family Game Night on Tuesday, March 31st from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. We wil...
03/19/2020

Prevention in the Park - JM4C is hosting a virtual Family Game Night on Tuesday, March 31st from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. We will do a quick Live introduction and we want you to grab your family and share pictures of you playing your favorite games! So don't miss out. Find our event at www.facebook.com/events/53451872191891 to join us. #jm4c #unitedwayblackhawkregion #janesville #wi #familygamenight #cityofjanesville

This should make you smile.
03/19/2020

This should make you smile.

03/18/2020
Intersectionality of Faith & LGBTQ+

The Spectrum Presentation scheduled for this evening has been canceled.
For those of you interested in learning more about the intersectionality of faith and LGBTQ+, here is a link to a similar presentation that was done last year:
https://youtu.be/R__1GS40fdw

Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change presents Rev. Peder Johanson. Pastor Peder is actively involved in social justice issue and is a strong supporter of LGBTQ+ ri...

During the COVID-19 outbreak, many teens may be left at home unsupervised.  Let's do our part to make sure they are not ...
03/18/2020

During the COVID-19 outbreak, many teens may be left at home unsupervised. Let's do our part to make sure they are not tempted by risky behaviors.

Thank you to United Way Blackhawk Region for their financial support in helping us create a safer, healthier community for our youth. #LiveUnited

03/17/2020
Take Care

Don't forget to take care of your mental health! Fresh air and sunshine with a safe distance from others!

We would like to see why you chose to be drug free and what your natural high is. Write it on anything you have availabl...
03/16/2020

We would like to see why you chose to be drug free and what your natural high is. Write it on anything you have available or just post of picture of yourself with a comment on your answers. You can also just share a picture of your reason and natural high! Can't wait to see all your pictures!

In time of uncertainty and stress, substance abuse rates rise. If you are feeling stressed there are many healthy ways t...
03/16/2020
Stress and Addiction

In time of uncertainty and stress, substance abuse rates rise. If you are feeling stressed there are many healthy ways to cope: talk to others, get outside, ask for help, keep a journal, exercise. Share other healthy coping skills in the comments!

Chronic stress can increase vulnerability to addiction.

We are excited to have John Underwood in Janesville on April 9th to share his research on the effects of lifestyle (nutr...
03/05/2020

We are excited to have John Underwood in Janesville on April 9th to share his research on the effects of lifestyle (nutrition, training, sleep, substance use) on athletic performance.

A great opportunity made possible thanks to funding from our United Way Blackhawk Region!

March News from Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change  - https://mailchi.mp/af40ca745a6b/january-news-from-janesville-mobilizin...
03/03/2020
March News from Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change

March News from Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change - https://mailchi.mp/af40ca745a6b/january-news-from-janesville-mobilizing-4-change-3983837

Carrie Kulinski is the Families in Transition Coordinator for the School District of Janesville and the current Board Secretary for JM4C. In her job, Carrie makes sure that all students experiencing homelessness are protected from discrimination and mandates equal access to educational programs and....

Thank you Janesville Boys & Girls Club  for hosting a reading of ‘I am Jazz’ for this National reading event! Everyone h...
02/28/2020

Thank you Janesville Boys & Girls Club for hosting a reading of ‘I am Jazz’ for this National reading event! Everyone has a great time!

Are you willing to "Unplug" for National Day of Unplugging?  "We increasingly miss out on the important moments of our l...
02/26/2020
National Day of Unplugging

Are you willing to "Unplug" for National Day of Unplugging?

"We increasingly miss out on the important moments of our lives as we pass the hours with our noses buried in our devices. A 24 HOUR GLOBAL RESPITE FROM TECHNOLOGY. IT HIGHLIGHTS THE VALUE OF DISCONNECTING FROM DIGITAL DEVICES TO CONNECT WITH OURSELVES, OUR LOVED ONES AND OUR COMMUNITIES IN REAL TIME.
JOIN US FOR NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING 2020 FROM SUNDOWN TO SUNDOWN, MARCH 6 - 7."

Click here to sign the pledge and devote time being unplugged this March!

The first film of the series will be this Wednesday evening at 6:30PM at Hedberg Public Library!
02/24/2020

The first film of the series will be this Wednesday evening at 6:30PM at Hedberg Public Library!

We would also like to congratulate our Middle School Power of Kind Poster Contest Winners!  Winners are: GRAND PRIZE WIN...
02/20/2020

We would also like to congratulate our Middle School Power of Kind Poster Contest Winners!

Winners are:
GRAND PRIZE WINNER AND BILLBOARD WINNER Annabelle Richards from Marshall Middle School
Macy Jensen from Edison Middle
and
Addison Butts from Franklin Middle School SDJ

There were so many amazing entries! These middle school kids sure do make it hard to pick a winner.

The very 1st  Power of Kind coloring contest among the elementary schools in Janesville was a sucess!  We had 6 schools ...
02/20/2020

The very 1st Power of Kind coloring contest among the elementary schools in Janesville was a sucess! We had 6 schools chose to participate and over 200 entries. It was not an easy task for those that had to vote for winners. With that being said we would like to announce the 2020 Power of Kind Elementary School Coloring Contest Winners:

K-2nd Grade Winners-
Hudson Hopkins (Adams Elementary PTA Janesville Wisconsin)
Asher Boardman (Jefferson Elementary PTA)
Charlotte Wright (Kennedy Elementary PTO - Janesville, WI)
Bryson Syverson (Madison Elementary)
Joslyn North (Van Buren School PTA)
Kara Berg (@Washington Elementary)

3rd-5th Grade Winners -
Charlie Hopkins (Adams)
Alli Peer (Jefferson)
Madison Klemencic (Kennedy)
Sahri Casique (Madison)
Emma Johnson (Van Buren)
Delaney King (Washington)

Congratulations and Thank you to everyone that participated! We look forward to next year! Remember the there is POWER in being KIND!

Prevention in the Park BINGO:  Tuesday, February 25th - https://mailchi.mp/5b6f20d8bcab/prevention-in-the-park-bingo-tue...
02/20/2020
Prevention in the Park BINGO: Tuesday, February 25th

Prevention in the Park BINGO: Tuesday, February 25th - https://mailchi.mp/5b6f20d8bcab/prevention-in-the-park-bingo-tuesday-february-25th

Prevention in the Park Series PREVENTION BINGO Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Please note the February event has changed locations to All Saints Church, 169 Academy Street, Janesville.     Come out and play BINGO with the family while learning about alcohol and drug prevention.  A...

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I was honored to be invited to speak about my sweet daughter, Brittany Rose, at the 1st Annual Fox Cities Recovery Celebration and Memorial Walk today, September 8th. I also told everyone about Mobilize Recovery and Shatterproof. It won't show the video clip and let me post photos at the same time, so I'll post the photos from this event in a separate post. I love you forever sweet pea Brittany Rose. 🌹 Brittany Hallett #MobilizeRecovery #Shatterproof
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I'm proud to post my Letter to the Editor of The Janesville Gazette that appears in today's 12/21/18 newspaper. I love you forever sweet Brittany Rose!
I'm excited to announce that I did hear back from Hannah Anderson from NBC15 News. She asked me and at least one other person if she can share our letters on the 5pm news broadcast as part of the teaser for the later story she is running at 10pm. That story is the one I wrote in response to her story about the rising use of Narcan to reverse opioid overdoses and "What It's Costing You". You can see what I wrote to her by looking at my earlier post. Hopefully our letters can help mitigate any possible negative light that her story might create. Thank you for everyone who read what I wrote and who did write into or call her about this story. Hopefully we will make a difference! Here is my latest response that I just e-mailed back to her: Hello Hannah, Thank you for writing back to me. I know that I've been told that around here, the Narcan that is given to the police, comes from different non-profits giving it to them, so to the best of my knowledge, it isn't being paid for from the public's taxes. You'd have to check into that to be sure. If the public thinks it is being paid from their taxes, then they might get more upset. Even if it were being paid from their taxes...then why not. The police are our public servants and if they have the ability to save so many people's lives in this very common occurrence, then why not for such a nominal fee for the Narcan, compared to the cost of one life! Those people deserve to be helped just as much as any other citizen. And I do know that paramedics charge the patient for the Narcan just as they charge them for anything else, so that should not upset people either. I beg of you to share what I wrote in , as long as it isn't taken out of context and loses the entire point I was trying to make. I noticed a few spelling errors when I wrote in so late. Feel free to correct those if you want. Feel free to post my entire e-mail (WITHOUT MY TELEPHONE NUMBER PLEASE) online as well and tell people in your broadcast that they can view it online. I'd love for you to put a link to the video of Dr. Steven Dewey who explains PET Scan Imaging and shows his profound explanation of what happens to the human brain in those who become addicted to drugs or alcohol. Please also make a point of at least mentioning alcohol addiction. They tend to be the Forgotten Ones in most media coverage on addiction and in most pleas for help with politicians and their policies. The new bill that was just signed into law to help people with opiate addiction, doesn't cover people with alcohol addiction. I just recently met Ryan Hampton (He's in my personal Facebook profile picture with me holding a picture of Brittany Rose) this past week in Kimberly, Wisconsin...He's the author of American Fix. He said that the new bill doesn't cover for alcoholism. (That's not his fault. He was just answering my question) What a terrible injustice that the millions of people suffering from alcoholism aren't covered unless they are also addicted to an opiate. There is another great story for you. Trust me....I'm in several different closed groups on Facebook and it is soul-crushing to the people who've lost their loved ones to alcohol and for those with a loved one still struggling with the agonizing disease of alcohol addiction....1 in 12 adults have a drinking problem, but the public is oblivious to that high number. PLEASE announce my e-mail (and that it hopefully will be posted online) in your 5pm teaser and PLEASE ANNOUNCE IT ON YOUR ACTUAL TV BROADCAST right after your story is broadcast kind of as a response, and I'd be grateful if you would ANNOUNCE my website where I have a link to my special page where I post as much helpful information for those still struggling with alcohol addiction and for their loved ones too. Please also tell them that you will hopefully put a link to my website online with my e-mail too. My website is www.BrittanysACAP.com. Getting good information and resources was one of our biggest hurdles. Many people could benefit from the info I post on that page. You can see videos of me speaking at my daughter's high school and other events on my website and you can see me recently speaking at the 4th Annual Fox Cities Lights of Hope event where Tammy Baldwin also heard me speak (I'd love for you to post a link to that as well)....and you can hear me speak when I was invited to speak on the steps of the Capitol for the Wisconsin Voices of Recovery event (please post a link too) just a few weeks ago...Those videos are on the special page. Anything you can do to help create awareness to the hopelessness people feel who have ALL drug AND ALCOHOL addictions would be greatly appreciated. There is an especially big need for awareness about alcoholism, because that topic is almost always left out of all coverage and pleas for help for the "opioid" crisis even though there are actually MORE alcohol-related deaths than opioid deaths. I'm thankful for the help for the opioid crisis. I just don't understand why we are only focusing on one subset of the bigger pandemic of ALL drug AND ALCOHOL addictions. Addiction is addiction, no matter the substance of choice. They all have their issues that need to be dealt with, but they are all equally important and they are all part of the same ADDICTION PANDEMIC. Thank you very much for anything you can do. Feel free to reach back out to me for this or any future news story. I'll even drive to you! Please acknowledge that you did receive this e-mail so I know it made it through to you. Thank you so very much! Jenny Souviner Hallett
Email I just sent to NBC15 News in Madison to Hannah Anderson at [email protected] Regarding a story she will be running this Wednesday, October 31, 2018 that has something to do with Narcan and the rising numbers of opioid overdoses and "What It's Costing You!" Here's what I wrote to her....I beg all of you to write to her too...but keep it respectful please! I wrote: Dear Hannah, I saw the news clip about a story that you will be airing this Wednesday about Narcan and "What it's costing you!". I'm very concerned about what that story might say. My 26 year old daughter, Brittany Rose Hallett, died from alcohol addiction on November 5, 2014 (in just 6 days, it will be 4 years ago), so I've seen up close and personal what the incredible power of addiction looks like. I've seen how the incredible urge to use a substance can be even stronger that one's own self-preservation. Although she struggled with alcohol addiction, I went to get trained in how to administer Naloxone (generic Narcan). Just 9 days later, I actually saved a stranger's life with it. Here is a link to the news story: https://www.channel3000.com/…/woman-saves-overdos…/586248065 He was pasty grey and not breathing when I got there. His girlfriend was giving him CPR with 911 on the phone. I was able to get him Naloxone and after a couple of doses within a few minutes, he took in a big gasp, rolled his eyes open and sat straight up, talking and trying to stand up...instantly after being pretty much dead a few minutes earlier. It was the most miraculous thing I've ever seen. Because of that life-saving opioid reversing drug, this guy's mother will not have to grief her son's death with every single breath she will ever take for the rest of her life....and she doesn't even know how close she came to losing him that night, I'd be willing to bet. People can't get into recovery if they are dead. It is imperative that officers and paramedics have Naloxone or Narcan on them since they come across people overdosing fairly often....and minutes count! People struggling from drug or alcohol addiction have a real brain disease that physically affects them and it can actually be seen in PET Scan imaging. If you want to see one of the most profound videos I've ever seen that shows how addiction affects the human brain through PET Scan imaging, click here to listen to Dr. Steven Dewey explain addiction very plainly and clearly:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnEMxVdEFjw People struggling with the horrific brain disease of addiction already have so much negative stigma that people with other diseases don't have to deal with. I'm so afraid that you will be airing some sort of story that will get the public even more upset by making them mad about how much Narcan is costing them. My daughter had good insurance, but it would not cover the long-term inpatient treatment that she desperately needed to survive, like it would have if she had had any other disease like cancer, heart disease, diabetes that can all be brought on by people making choices in their life. People die on waiting lists just waiting to get into a rehab facility. If people struggling with addiction could get the real help that they need, then the police wouldn't have a need to carry so much Narcan. I'm so tired of the public thinking that addiction means that a person does not deserve to live like other "normal" people. Please don't perpetuate that hatred in the public by making them upset that someone is actually finally trying to do something to help save their lives. With 72,000 people dying from drug addiction every year and with 88,000 alcohol-related deaths every single year and with the millions still struggling with active addiction, and the millions still hanging onto their recovery from addiction, and the even more millions of their loved ones suffering the agony of watching them being ruthlessly taken down by the monster of addiction....we need news stations like yours to run stories that help get solutions....that create awareness of how hopeless families feel when trying to get help for their struggling loved ones....that expose the red tape that hinders getting them help...that lets the public know that the lack of insurance coverage makes it very difficult to save them. Please don't run a story to make the public feel even more hatred to the people that are so sick that they are dying by the tens of thousands every single year because they can't get the help they need to live. Ninety percent of people struggling from addiction NEVER get help they desperately need...and usually only a drop in the bucket if they do get any help at all. My sweet Brittany Rose was basically given a bandage when she needed a tourniquet to survive. Where is the outrage in that!!!! There is where your story should be. Please run a story that makes the public realize that by having the police carry Narcan, it saves lives that would otherwise be lost. The next one just might be you or your very own loved one....and don't even say that it would never happen to someone you love, because my daughter was extremely loving and was a straight A student her entire life and it was continuing right into college....until alcohol turned on her and took her down with a vengeance. Most people struggling from opioid or Heroin addiction, got started from being legitimately prescribed an opiate for pain for surgeries and such....and taken AS PRESCRIBED, but then realize when they try to stop, they have the most incredible flu-like symptoms, achey bones, shakes, tremors, sweats, etc that last for days and days. If they take a pill, that all goes away. Then the doctor cuts them off and leaves them hanging out to fend for themselves. That's when they are so desperate that they turn to Heroin because it's so cheap to buy. It gives them the merciful respite from their withdrawal symptoms....and the spiral downward picks up more and more speed, because they then need more and more of the drug to get the same relief. Trust me on this....you or someone you love just very well might become accidentally addicted to a legitimate pain-killer someday....Then you or they will be on the other side of the hateful judging public. Please do what you can to help alleviate the negative stigma that these millions of people are having to deal with simply because they have a disease that others don't understand. Make the case on your news report that Narcan is an essential life-saving tool to help people get another chance at getting into recovery, when otherwise, they would be DEAD. Narcan is money extremely well spent....For the minimal cost of this miracle life-saving drug....I ask you, How much is one person's life worth! If you have any questions at all, please let me know. I respectfully implore you to not make things worse by spreading more hate in the general public towards people addicted to drugs or alcohol for that matter. Thank you for your consideration!