By Myrna Trauntvein
The Juab Substance Abuse Coalition plans to hold a Community Family Night Out in January.
At a recent meeting, the coalition discussed the plan.
Those in attendance were: Jarrod Villar, Resource Officer Juab School District; Katie Johnson, Rural Outreach Coordinator, Center for Women and Children in Crisis; Heidi Kelso, Central Valley Medical Center; Bert Wright, Nephi City Police Officer; Celeste Robinson, Family Resource Facilitator, CUCC; Jared Eldridge, Juab County Attorney; Gay Hansen Prevention Specialist, CUCC.
"At our meeting, we reviewed the plan for Community Family Night Out to be held January 14, 2013," said Hansen, who conducted the meeting.
She said the group discussed ideas to develop such as holding a, "Healthy Behaviors Carnival" and another, "Appropriate Touch" from RAD Kids.
"Healthy Eating," would be another topic.
Juab School District will provide whole wheat rolls.
Katie Johnson will work to organize two booths. The domestic violence prevention organization and Nephi City Police will work on something dealing with substance abuse awareness.
Hansen was asked to contact the Nephi 4th of July Committee to see if some of the games the celebration uses can be borrowed which can be used to promote healthy behaviors.
"All coalition members will work to develop a game and will report to me their plan and, hopefully, we will cover all age groups," Hansen said.
Everyone will continue to develop games and events to promote Healthy Behaviors.
Celeste Robinson, representing the city library, will work to prepare appropriate touch behaviors to be addressed in the library.
Other items of concern: the need for data from our community to focus our efforts on.
"Most communities use the SHARPs data," said Hansen.
Anyone who would like more information can contact Verne Larsen, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities, State Office of Education, 801-538-7500.