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Alcohol Use Among Older Adults

Alcohol Use Among Older Adults

Check out this great data report on the alcohol use among older Vermont adults. It can be found here or by typing https://www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/HSVR_brfss_db_AlcoholUse_OlderAdults.pdf Questions to ask while reading include: How do...

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Check out this Funding Update from Mentor VT!

Check out this Funding Update from Mentor VT!

MENTOR Vermont recently awarded four COVID-19 Response Grants, totaling $174,014, to youth mentoring agencies in rural communities in northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast Vermont. Watershed Mentoring under Franklin County Caring Communities was one of the...

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Watershed Mentoring in DC!

Watershed Mentoring in DC!

Program Coordinator for Watershed Mentoring, Marianne Hunkin, was able to represent Franklin County, Vermont at that National Mentoring Summit in January 2020 because of a scholarship provided by MENTOR Vermont. The summit gave Marianne an opportunity to connect with...

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2019 YRBS Data Shows Significant Changes!

2019 YRBS Data Shows Significant Changes!

Every two years the Youth Risk Behavior Survey is conducted among students in grades 9-12 and 6-8. The results for the state of Vermont have been released (the county level results will come soon!) The results showed that many risk behaviors and health-related factors...

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Meet our board

Jeff Benay, Board Chair  I have been President of the Board since its inception. I believe Franklin County Caring Community represents one of the best examples of grassroots organizational development in Vermont and that we promote a prevention orientation that is...

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Proper Disposal of Pharmaceuticals

Proper Disposal of Pharmaceuticals

If you don’t properly dispose of the unused or expired prescription drugs in your home, they might find a new one! Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision. The non-medical use of...

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Young Adult Survey

Young Adult Survey

This survey is being conducted by Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in partnership with ADAP at the Vermont Department of Health and is designed for Vermont residents between the ages of 18 and 25. The survey is completely anonymous, takes about 10-15...

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“Resilience”

“Resilience”

Swanton Enhancement Project's (SEP) Task Force to Reduce Substance Abuse in partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Vermont will be hosting a Community Forum on May 4th at MVU, 6:00-8:00 pm. The event will include a showing of the movie Resilience and a follow-up panel...

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About Us 

Caring Communities works with community partners to identify and implement strategies to prevent and reduce substance abuse, especially among youth and young adults, and equip individuals, families, and the community at large to create healthy, substance-free environments where everyone can thrive.

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