Hear from our youth tomorrow evening!
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Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

Please join us tomorrow, February 8 from 4:30 - 5:30 at Hartford Memorial Middle School to hear from our Getting to Y student group. They have analyzed their school's YRBS data and identified three things their school is doing really well, in addition to 3 concerns. They are asking for your input on potential solutions to their concerns! Light refreshments will be provided.

Keep up to date by following us on Facebook and Instagram (@hartford_community_coalition). If you have questions about HCC or anything highlighted in the newsletter, please reach out!

Em, Amie, and Kelly
The HCC Team
Upcoming Events
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NEW! Talking Matters: Navigating the Hard Stuff with Youth short video series
The Hartford Community Coalition and the ALL Together Coalition have collaborated over the past year to produce a series of short videos for parents and guardians about youth substance use. The series covers perspectives from a parent, clinicians, youth, and more.

Substance use is a difficult topic to discuss, so we hope these “Talking Matters” videos will provide tools and information to help you or a loved one feel more prepared to navigate this part of your teen’s life.
Xylazine: A Drug That Naloxone Can't Combat
Xylazine – often called “tranq” – is a drug adulterant that DEA has detected in a growing number of overdose deaths, despite the FDA authorizing it only for veterinary use. Learn about this dangerous substance that cannot be combated with naloxone.

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February 23: Black and African American Mental Health 101
Since the onset of the pandemic, within the Bay Area there has been an increase in reported cases of mental illness in Black/African American Communities. Black/African Americans face the unique struggles of ancestral trauma, institutionalized racism, violence, and mass trauma from the pandemic, along with racial and cultural insensitivity within the medical community. Stigma remains one of the greatest barriers to treatment.

This presentation speaks specifically to the unique challenges and experiences of Black and African American individuals who live with mental health conditions. In this presentation, learn about contributing factors, generational trauma, coping strategies, local resources and supports, and how volunteer speakers (peers) manage their conditions. There will be a dedicated time for questions at the end.

Umatter Suicide Prevention Awareness and Skills Training Series
Umatter® is CHL’s national best practice program for suicide prevention. Umatter® Suicide Prevention Awareness and Skills Training Series offer 90-minute virtual live sessions structured to enhance knowledge, comfort, and skills to identify those at risk for suicide in your organization or community, including resources to get help.

The same webinar is offered on the following dates and times: 

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 10:00-11:30 am
Tuesday, March 7th, 2023 — 10:00-11:30 am
Wednesday, April 12th, 2023 — 10:00-11:30 am
Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 — 10:00-11:30 am
Wednesday, June 14th, 2023 — 10:00-11:30 am

These are free and low-cost trainings offered by the VT Suicide Prevention Center, a Center for Health and Learning program. This training is supported by Facing Suicide VT, a statewide prevention initiative coordinated by the VT Departments of Health and Mental Health and the Center for Health and Learning through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and the Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Program.
Register Here ($10)
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