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Lend your support to prevention and be part of collective impact across the UP!
We’re seeking leaders from a wide range of sectors, including business, social services, health care, law enforcement, government, and education. The objective of the group is to reduce youth substance use, depression, and suicide rates over time by:
Are you a leader in your community interested in learning more about youth-focused prevention efforts in the UP?
Members of the Key Leader Group have the option to attend quarterly Zoom meetings with other leaders across the UP who are interested in youth-focused prevention. Find out the newest data in the field, learn what's going on with local coalitions, and share your input on upcoming initiatives.
Next meeting: March 30 from 12:15pm - 1pm (email us to be added to the invite list)
CTC has identified specific risk factors that increase the likelihood that youth will experience problem behavior.
Protective factors buffer the risk youth experience; CTC has organized these into the Social Development Strategy.
The CTC Youth Survey is held bi-annually in local schools to help us identify priority risk factors & programs to address them.
Key leaders play a major role in the CTC process, and can support prevention efforts in a variety of ways.
CTC is evidence-based, meaning multiple studies have shown that it has a positive impact on communities.
Hear how CTC created community change in Camden, Maine when it was implemented after a rash of student suicides.
UPCTC offers regular free classes on a variety of topics:
We work with local volunteer trainers to provide one hour Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention sessions, appropriate for youth and adults.
Narcan is a life-saving nasal spray that reduces opioid overdose. UPCTC recommends that all businesses & organizations keep Narcan on-hand, and can provide it for free.
We're seeking leaders with UP-wide or multi-county reach to join this group. We hope to represent all community sectors: