Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition
West Bloomfield, Michigan
CONTACT INFO
Executive Director:
Lisa Berkey
lberkey@gwbcoalition.org
(248) 928-4942

Kids in Charge Coordinator:
Lisa Kaplan
lkaplan@gwbcoalition.org

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 250072
West Bloomfield, MI 48325-0072

COALITION COMMUNITY PARTNERS
GIVING
Thank you to our community friend and partner, English Gardens. We appreciate your support and donations over the years.

Interested in our collaboration with English Gardens and their Flower of the Month Club? Click here for more info!

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Operation Medicine Cabinet
Oakland County Sheriff and Home Instead Senior Care, have created Operation Medicine Cabinet. A safe and easy way to dispose of expired or no longer needed prescription drugs. Click here for drop off locations and times in our community. Every little action counts!

West Bloomfield Parent Survey Summary
In the fall of 2013, WBHS parents were asked to complete confidential surveys regarding use and perceived use of alcohol and drugs among high school youth.
You can read the results here.

Clear the Smoke

Fact Sheets

Community Information about Marijuana Use


New App Helps Parents Talk About Underage Drinking With Children

Teen Proof Your Home

Be a Parent, Not a Pal

Being a parent is more than being your children's friend. You are your children's first line of defense against the dangers of drug and alcohol use, and the first resource they have to learn the tools to resist dangerous choices.

The following are resources and strategies you can use to deter your children from using drugs and alcohol, ensure that they are in safe and secure environments, and give them the skills to handle challenging situations.

  • Monitor teens while they are in your home.
  • Set a curfew and consistently enforce house rules.
  • Inquire of another parent about a gathering or party to verify safe situations and supervised homes.
  • Welcome telephone calls at your home verifying supervision of gatherings at your own home.
  • Check amount and levels of open alcohol beverages in your home.
  • Talk to your teen daily.
  • Attempt to meet your child's friends and their parents as their environment changes.
  • Call authorities or other parents to report unsafe situations, parties or gatherings.
  • Help your child figure out how to handle risky situations with a plan of action.

An Open Letter to My Teenage Son About Drinking drinking

A mother expresses her concerns about the future problems her child would be facing as an average American teenager.


Police warn of new drug that looks and feels like lip balm - Fox News Headlines

ROSWELL, Ga. - Police in metro Atlanta say a potent new drug that looks like lip balm is exploding in popularity.

Read the full story here.


Oakland County Prosecutor Visits Middle Schools
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Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper visited OLMS and Abbott Middle Schools and facilitated a presentation about Internet safety to all of our grade levels.


Oakland County Sheriff: Heroin use increasing 'dramatically,' arrests up 300 percent this year
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Heroin seized from the streets of Oakland County.

By Gus Burns | fburns@mlive.com
on April 17, 2014 at 7:12 AM, updated April 17, 2014 at 10:55 AM
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2014/04/oakland_county_sheriff_heroin.html

PONTIAC, MI -- If you don't think there's a heroin epidemic, a 26-year Oakland County Sheriff's Department narcotics detective says you better dig a bigger and bury your head even deeper.

"If you think for one second this isn't a real deal," said the undercover officer whose identity was withheld, "it's knocking on your door.

"I'm telling you, get into your kids' business."

Read the full story here.


Teen Misuse and Abuse of Rx Drugs Has Risen Dramatically
A new survey reports that 1 in 4 teens have misused or abused a prescription drug at least once. Click Here to read survey results from youth and their use of prescription drugs.
 
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