February is Teen Violence Prevention Month
Youth participating in risky behaviors such as alcohol and/or drug use as well as gambling can heighten the likelihood of becoming a victim of dating violence.
Chief Barker addressing the group at the 2014 Community Champions Breakfast
Originally posted at KATU.com [article]
Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden; Rob Bovett of Association of Oregon Counties; state Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland; and Geoff Sugerman, co-author of the medical marijuana dispensary bill join KATU's Steve Dunn on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 to discuss issues related to local governments and whether they want dispensaries, and the legalization of pot in Oregon.
Click on the video player below to watch the show.
THANK YOU to those who participated in the Community Champion Breakfast. Click on the link for the presentation below to learn more about what is happening in our community. Tualatin Together's Program Director is happy to come to your organization, place of business or grouping of parents/youth, to share the presentation and talk about the strategies the group work sessions created.
Community Coalition Coordinator
Tualatin Together is about the Tualatin community working together to educate youth and parents about the risks involved in underage drinking and drug use, reduce the access and availability, and provide positive activities and adult support that will help our youth make good choices.
Alcohol and drug use by our youth is unhealthy, illegal, and can lead to risky behavior such as unwanted sex, violence, and criminal activities. It is also strongly related to poor academic performance, higher rates of auto accidents and youth suicide. Unfortunately, it is a common perception by many youth that alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs are not harmful to their health.