Our youth-focused prevention work is truly a community effort
For five years, NorthCare Network provided funding and training to establish CTC coalitions county-by-county across the UP.
In 2016, these coalitions joined to form UP CTC.
Our mission is to increase membership in CTC prevention coalitions, share information, and distribute messaging.
Our coalitions pool resources, ideas, and opportunities to improve the quality of life for our young people.
We welcome the participation of all community members--professionals, parents, concerned citizens, and youth.
CTC empowers communities to use prevention science to make real change.
We use local data to get a realistic picture of what our young people are dealing with, and put programs and activities in place to address them. A scientific trial demonstrated that young people from communities using the CTC system were 25% to 37% less likely to have health and behavior problems than those from control communities.
Stigma is a huge barrier that can keep youth and adults from reaching out when they're struggling with mental health or substance use.
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Share information about mental health and Substance Use Disorder on social media with the hashtag #StigmaStopsHere906
With support from the Marquette County Health Department and volunteers in each county, we are offering FREE Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training to any group that requests it. The only cost is training booklets, which are $3 each. Trainings are one hour long, and appropriate for youth and adults. Contact us to schedule.