The mission of the Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition is to build community partnerships to reduce high risk behaviors including alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, to help ensure that our youth may grow to their greatest potential.
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We Have Exciting News!The Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition has Exciting News! We are very honored to have been awarded The Seymour Gretchko Youth Advocate Award!
This award is one of the many Michigan Week awards. Michigan Week Awards are a revered 48-year-old tradition in Greater West Bloomfield, saluting individuals and groups who make volunteer service a priority and dedicate themselves to furthering the common good. Please click this link and see us receive this great honor!
Building Better BoundariesIf you were unable to join us on June 9th for this event, psychologist Nikki O’Donnell discussed ways to build better boundaries and expectations for children at home. To watch the virtual event, please click here.
QuaranTeen Virtual EventIf you were unable to join us on May 7th for the QuaranTeen virtual event, Child Psychologist Nikki O’Donnell answered questions to help you navigate quarantine with a teen. To watch the session, please click here.
Coping Skills SessionIf you missed the Facebook Live session from Monday, April 20th, please click here to watch the full session about coping skills with Judy Lipson from Spiral Wisdom LLC.
West Bloomfield Meditation ChannelEveryone deserves to meditate. Here are a few videos from Journey Meditation about mindfulness and meditation to help you stay focused and productive. We’ve added a password for security. The password is meditate. To watch these videos, please click here.
Chaos Coordinator MeetingIf you were unable to attend the Chaos Coordinator Meeting on April 16th, Child Psychologist Nikki O’Donnell shared some powerful tools for navigating these challenging times as a parent. To watch this Zoom meeting, click here.
FUNDRAISING GALA IMPORTANT UPDATEThe 11th Annual Fundraising Gala has been rescheduled! For more information on this event, please see the flyer below.
The ACHC 2020 Parent SurveyPlease click here to take The Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities 2020 Parent Survey. This survey is only for the parent/guardian of students in 6th -12th grades. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Your completion of this survey will help create a better understanding of the problems happening in our community. We will use this information in the planning of future coalition efforts. We want to hear from you! The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 5 – 10 minutes to complete. As a thank you for completing the survey, you will receive a link at the end to register for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
2017-2018 MiPHY Study Results
Watch this video to learn more about the results of this study on mental health and substance abuse.
A Dangerous New Tobacco ProductThis new product, called the IQOS Heating System, is not like any current cigarettes or e-cigarettes. Click here to learn more.
2019 Parent Survey Key Findings
Michigan Week Awards Breakfast
Congratulations to all of our KIC Michigan Week Hidden Treasures Award winners!
Featured News and Info: The Truth About...
Vaping Now an Epidemic Among High Schoolers
Read the alarming CNN report here.
Teen Undergoes CPR after Vaping at SchoolA Georgia high school student collapsed and nearly died after using a vape pen. Read more here.
14 Young People Hospitalized after VapingIn Wisconsin and Illinois, 14 young people were hospitalized after vaping. 11 had cases of severe lung disease, and 3 others reported difficulty breathing. Read this article to learn more.
The Dangers of E-CigarettesVaping has been marketed as a healthier alternative to smoking. However, recent studies have now linked e-cigarettes to a higher risk of stroke, heart attack, diseased arteries, and cancer. Read this article to learn more.
Think Vaping is Safe... Think Again
Vaping Guide for Parents
The non-profit organization Partnership for Drug Free Kids just recently published a free vaping guide for parents that contains important information regarding the risks and unknowns of vaping in kids. To learn more, visit their website here.
Vaping Tool Kit
5 Things to Know About Vaping
According to experts, vaping is a problem that parents do not get schooled on, which often leads to the wrong perceptions. The Detroit Free Press recently published a free article covering the 5 most important things parents should know about vaping.
Vaping Facts & Myths
6 Vaping Products Disguised as Household ItemsThere’s a range of vaping products companies are selling online that are designed to look like everyday items. Teens are currently using those devices, allowing them to vape undetected right under the noses of parents and teachers. To find out more about what everyday items could be disguised as e-cigarettes, please click here.
Juulers Against Juul
Vaping, Smoking, and COVID-19
Marijuana Talk Kit: What You Need to Know to Talk with Your Teen About MarijuanaBetween marijuana legalization, the normalization in pop culture and new ways of using (edibles, vaporizers, concentrates), it's becoming more complicated for parents to talk to their teens. So where do you start? And what should you say? The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is here to help. To order a FREE kit, visit: this webpage.
Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth & Young Adults
Here is a great article about preventing marijuana use from the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities (ACHC).
Marijuana Usage in West Bloomfield
Splash reporter Sheena Monnin attended a panel at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital where both local and state leaders gathered together to discuss the side effects of using marijuana.
Risks of Marijuana
Click here to learn more about the risks of using marijuana.