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Monday, April 3rd, 2023

We hope you are doing well. You can 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!

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Would an Alcohol Inventory Sheet be helpful for your family? If so, we have one available for download here.

April 29 is National Drug Take Back Day. We will be outside of the WRJ Coop from 10:00 - 12:00 that day collecting unused and expired meds, devices, and more. Keep Take Back Day in mind as you begin your spring cleaning!

Em, Amie and Kelly
The HCC Team

Next Community Conversation: Thursday, April 6 at 6:00pm at the Hotel Coolidge. The primary topic of discussion will be resources available in Hartford.

HCC Provides ONEboxes to JAM!
HCC purchased two ONEbox kits to provide to local businesses who want to provide accessible aid in the event of an overdose.

What makes the ONEbox unique is the digital interface which offers not only clear written instructions, but also provides a concise video walkthrough of the entire process (from how to determine if help is needed, administering naloxone, to waiting for help to arrive)!  

Amie and Karl (from Second Wind Foundation) delivered and demonstrated to the staff at JAM - proud partners in helping keep Hartford safe and healthy!

T-Break Guide: Taking a Tolerance Break from Cannabis
If you use cannabis, at some point you should take a tolerance break.

Like anything else, your body builds up a tolerance: you need more to get high. A t-break could help you save money and also keep balance.The hard news is that if you partake most days, a true tolerance break should be at least 21 days long, since it takes around three weeks or more for THC to leave your system. (That’s because THC bonds to fat, which is stored in the body longer.)

This guide is here to help.
Free Guide Available Here
More Food Help Information Here
3SquaresVT Emergency Allotments come to an end
 The extra 3SquaresVT payments, officially called Emergency Allotments, will end after the last allotment is issued in March. Starting in April, only regular 3SquaresVT payments will be loaded to EBT cards on the 1st of the month. There will be no second payment later in the month.

April 11: Free Vaping Webinar
Vaping is a huge problem for teens, especially at school. The concern is no longer just with nicotine vapes, but also for THC and marijuana products. Join Dr. Aaron Weiner for an exploration of vaping, including flavor restrictions, federal regulations, and THC products sold at gas stations. Most importantly, learn what you as parents can do to keep your teens healthy and safe.
Register Here
Learn More + Register
FREE Training Opportunity: Our Teens, Our Community: Today’s mental health and trauma crisis and how to help.
42.8% of Upper Valley youth report never or rarely getting the help they need when they felt sad, empty, hopeless, angry or anxious according to the 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center with Christina Moore, PhD, Department of Psychiatry Dartmouth Health presents a FREE training opportunity-Our Teens, Our CommunityToday’s mental health and trauma crisis and how to help.
This training will provide an evidence-based 6-hour in total curriculum focused on recognizing the signs and symptoms of trauma/neglect and accompanying serious emotional disturbance and mental health (MH) needs in youth ages 12-18 years, de-escalating youth in crisis, and awareness of resources and MH referral linkages in the community. After completing the training, participants have the option to enroll in free consultation services that will not exceed a year.
Friday, April 28th from 9:00am-4:00pm
Auditorium F at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Free, Virtual Youth Vaping Conversation
APRIL 13 @ 7:00PM: The Burlington and Champlain Valley School Districts ParentIN program is hosting a 75 minute virtual panel presentation and conversation on youth vaping.

You can learn more and register at
Register Here

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