Upcoming Events

Ray County  Coalition Meeting

December 9, 2019

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Ray County Library

215 E Lexington St, Richmond, MO 64085

Our November meeting was cancelled due to weather, so this month we will hear about the impact of alcohol marketing from a group of passionate youth leaders in our local schools. This will be a great opportunity to talk and learn more about the ways we are both intentionally and unintentionally shaping the environment our kids are growing up in. Please join us!

Dinner will be provided. Please let us know if you can join us!

Dinner will be provided. Please let us know if you can join us!

9 + 6 =

Everyone’s An

Asset Builder!

December 12, 2019 


Excelsior Springs Hospital
1700 Rainbow Blvd, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024      

Please join us for this engaging workshop where you’ll gain information about the 40 Developmental Assets – the strengths and supports that are proven to help kids succeed in school, work and life! This workshop is centered around the Search Institute’s extensive research and will help you become an active player in building resilience skills and making our community a place where young people thrive! Lunch is provided.

Northland Prevention Conference

February 28, 2020 


Platte Woods United Methodist Church – 7310 NW Prairie View Rd, Platte Woods, MO 64151      

Mark your calendars for an incredible learning opportunity coming up on February 28th! The Northland Prevention Conference is an annual event that provides a wide variety of training workshops and information related to youth substance use prevention, mental health and suicide. This conference brings together 300+ leaders from across to region to network and learn more about how to help youth in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities to thrive. You don’t want to miss out so be sure to save the date!

Like the Encourage Hope and Help Facebook Page!

Help us reach more community members with suicide prevention information and messages by liking the local Encourage Hope and Help Facebook page! Go directly to the page by clicking here.

New Blog Post is UP!

July’s blog discusses Alcohol Advertising and how it influences youth perceptions on drinking. The brain is not fully developed until at least the mid-twenties. Learn why teens are more vulnerable to alcohol, the impact alcohol has on the brain, and what you can do to as a parent to prevent underage drinking.

Read the blog post here!

Calling All Leaders!

With Tri-County Mental Health Services, Youth With Vision’s primary Focus is to work with our schools and communities to decrease alcohol and other drug use by teens so that all youth in Clay, Platte, and Ray county have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Contact Sherri Miller!



Whether you’re a parent or an adult who works with youth on a regular basis, talking to kids about drinking and drugs can be difficult. Here are the resources you need to start and continue those conversations.

Parent Up KC

Drug Guide

A comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information for parents. Learn the facts, prevalence and warning signs to help keep your child safe.

Alcohol & Drug Use information

About NIDA

Need to find a counselor or seek treatment help for your child? Tri-County Mental Health Services provides prevention and recovery-oriented mental health and substance use services.