General Meeting Schedule
2022 Ray County Coalition
Candidates Forum and Annual Meeting
Please join us for lunch on June 29th from 11:30am-1:00pm at the United Christian Presbyterian Church in Richmond for our Candidates Forum. You’ll hear from local state representative candidates and presiding commissioners about their views regarding substance use prevention issues in our community. We will also use this time to review the coalition’s efforts over the past year. The event is free to attend and includes lunch. This event is free to attend and includes lunch. For questions, please contact Deborah at 816-468-0400, Opt. 5, Ext. 383 or email@example.com. Please RSVP by June 24th 12:00pm.
Trauma-Informed Training Opportunity
KC Northland Strong, a collaborative working to build a trauma- informed and resilient Northland, recognizes the stress and trauma caused by COVID-19. In response, they are providing this FREE, 1-hour training via Zoom to organizations, businesses, and companies in Clay, Platte and Ray Counties. The training will identify the trauma we are all experiencing and our responses, but more importantly, will guide attendees in developing self-care skills and building pillars of resilience.
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Smart and Safe Over Christmas Break
On December 17th, Lawson CIA hosted their winter campaign “Smart and Safe Over Christmas Break”. The goal of this campaign was to get students to sign a pledge to not use substances during Christmas break. During the weeks of December 6th and 13th, a Google form was sent to all high school students asking them to pledge to stay sober during break. As a surprise/reward, students were given hot chocolate and a chance to win prizes during lunch period on their last day, December 17th. Students who signed the pledge were entered into a raffle. Those chosen from the raffle got to play a game and chance to win a prize. 67 students signed the pledge!
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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.