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Posted on October 25, 2011
Five Town CTC Honors Youth Advocates at October Meeting
Five Town Communities That Care is pleased to announce the most recent winners of its Youth Advocate Awards. At the October 6, 2011 Five Town CTC Coalition Network Meeting Board Chair Dick Strong presented Andrew Lesmerises with an individual award for his service to local youth.
Mr. Lesmerises has been supporting local young people by providing opportunities to learn mixed martial arts and by mentoring them through life’s challenges.
Also honored at the meeting was the Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League, with Lisa Dresser accepting the award on behalf of the organization. CRARL has partnered with Five Town CTC for several years by offering “Animal Antics” classes through the STAR after school program.
The Five Town CTC Coalition honors Youth Advocates quarterly. Selection of nominees to receive the Youth Advocate Award is to be based on one or more of the following criteria:
1) Involved in reducing problem adolescent behaviors (such as substance abuse, suicide, violence, delinquency, school drop-out, and teen pregnancy) among our local youth.
2) Involved in reducing Five Town CTC priority risk factors in the local community.
3) Involved in promoting Five Town CTC priority protective factors in the local community.
4) Fostering increased collaboration and cooperation amongst youth-serving agencies, groups, and businesses in the local community.
5) Fostering improved communication between local youth and their community—including between youth and adults, and between youth and their peers.
6) Providing opportunities for area youth to learn new skills that they can use in service to their community.
If you know of an individual or organization fitting the criteria above please nominate them for the awards. Nominations can be submitted by emailing the candidate’s name and contact info, along with a statement of why you feel they should receive the award to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five Town CTC has been working since 2003 to promote healthy youth development and to reduce the incidence of problem adolescent problem behaviors such as substance abuse, suicide, violence, delinquency, school drop-out, and teen pregnancy. The organization provides direct service programming, support for other agencies providing prevention programming, public information, training, and technical assistance related to its mission. For more information about Five Town CTC, visit www.fivetownctc.org, email email@example.com, call 207-236-9800, or stop by the offices at 219 Meadow Street in Rockport.
Posted on October 7, 2011
What Does Bullying Look Like?
SOUND OFF, A Monthly Feature, Seeks Original Artwork and Writing From Teens On This Topic
Sponsored by Five Town Communities That Care (FTCTC), SOUND OFF is looking for submissions for its October issue around the subject of bullying. Bullying is a national priority and a local concern. We suspect many adults may not be aware of what “bullying” looks like or how it impacts youth in today’s world. The October issue of SOUND OFF is a chance for local teens to vocalize what they see, hear, and feel by submitting their creative work.
SOUND OFF will accept poetry, short fiction, blogs, journal entries, lyrics, cartoons, photography and original artwork from Five Town area teens in Appleton, Hope, Camden, Rockport and Lincolnville. SOUND OFF will also accept examples of text/digital exchanges that exemplify cyberbullying, as long as real names are left off. Please only submit representations of bullying, rather than photos or other examples of persons actually being mistreated! Submissions may be published under anonymous pseudonyms.
Educators and community leaders are encouraged to be the liaison with the editor, Kay Stephens, who works personally with the teens. The feature is also open to individual teenagers who want to submit work on their own (with parental permission). All submissions will be reviewed by the FTCTC board and edited by Stephens.
To submit, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (207) 236-9800 or mail to: Five Town Communities That Care, P.O. Box 1135, 219 Meadow Street, Rockport, ME 04856. Please include a real name and a phone number so Stephens can get in touch with you for editing purposes.
The mission of Five Town Communities That Care is to promote healthy youth development and to prevent problem adolescent behaviors such as substance abuse, suicide, violence, delinquency, school drop-out, and teen pregnancy. We also seek to foster increased collaboration and cooperation in communities in order to best serve the needs of their youth. SOUND OFF has given middle school and high school teens in Appleton, Hope, Camden, Rockport and Lincolnville a platform through their creative work and for adults to appreciate what’s meaningful to them. It is published in both print and online format.
Posted on October 4, 2011
Guiding Good Choices Starts November 1st!
The next cycle of Guiding Good Choices is set to begin on November 1st! Registration forms have details on all workshop dates and are due by October 18th. Visit our GGC page (http://www.fivetownctc.org/programs/guiding-good-choices) or call 207-236-9800 for more information.
Posted on October 2, 2011
Five Town CTC Director Named to Fed Advisory Committee
Five Town Communities That Care is pleased to announce that its Executive Director, Dalene Dutton, has been named to the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ). The two-year appointment was made by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Administrator Jeff Slowikowski.
The FACJJ is comprised of 14 representatives from the nation’s State Advisory Groups on Juvenile Justice and advises the President and Congress on matters related to juvenile justice. FACJJ members also evaluate federal juvenile justice activities and projects, and advise the OJJDP Administrator on the work of OJJDP. Ms. Dutton will serve as the representative for Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming (rural, northern states). She will assume an essential role in conveying the perspectives of these states’ Juvenile Justice Advisory Groups to the President, Congress, and OJJDP.
“The charge of providing advice on matters relating to juvenile justice is challenging and critical,” wrote Slowikowski, in a recent letter to Dutton. “We at OJJDP are committed to strengthening communication with the field and ensuring greater transparency in our work. We look forward to a continued partnership with the FACJJ in its efforts to advise the President, Congress, and our office.”
Ms. Dutton was appointed to Maine’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Group in 2008 by Governor John Baldacci. A former science teacher at Camden Hills Regional High School, she has been working in the field of prevention since 2003 when she began serving as a community coordinator for the Community Youth Development Study—an experimental test of the CTC prevention planning system. Dutton has presented at numerous national conferences dealing with substance abuse and violence prevention. She has served on expert panels for the Johns Hopkins Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence, the National Research Council, and the National Institutes on Health (NIH). Dutton has contributed to several mental health and addictions‐focused publications, including National Council Magazine and NIDA Notes.
Regarding her FACJJ appointment Dutton stated, “I feel that it is vitally important that voices from the field are heard by those setting policy. I am looking forward to the opportunity to listen to the perspectives of others from across the nation and to be able to offer the perspective of those who live in rural states. I am honored to have received this opportunity to serve and to become a more informed advocate as we continue our work here in the community.”
Five Town Communities That Care takes a community‐based approach to promoting healthy youth development in the towns of Appleton, Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, and Rockport. The Communities That Care (CTC) system is a data‐driven way to mobilize communities to address the predictors of problem adolescent behavior with programs, policies, and practices that have been proven to work. Recent studies on CTC have shown impressive outcomes related to the reduction of violence and delinquency, as well as initiation of cigarette and alcohol use. For more information about Five Town Communities That Care, visit www.fivetownctc.org or call 207‐236‐9800.
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- Kay Stephens: Cyberbullying is not ‘sticks and stones.’ It’s psychological warfare
- Graffam's Harborside Restaurant to host benefit for Five Town CTC on April 2!
- 2nd annual Rock 4 STAR coming May 10th!
- Alcohol consumption and sexual assault
- Give a Hoot! Businesses wanted...
- The Science of not believing in Science
- Mental health stigma: changing minds and outcomes
- Have you checked out SOUND OFF lately????
- Five Town CTC honors Youth Advocates, unveils new MYDAUS data
- Talking to our own youth about the Connecticut school shooting
- Business Sense and Cents: the case for business support of prevention efforts
- The state of Juvenile Justice
- Bucking the trend on teenage depression... or, why we dance for prevention
- Next Youth Advocate Nominees Sought
- Five Town CTC Dancewalk A Huge Success!
- Teen Screen Scene
- Blah, Blah, Blah
- Five Town CTC Development Director Infected by Dancewalk Craze!
- Dancewalk Registration Materials and Pledge forms now available!
- Summertime or Party time?
- What an idiot!
- What an idiot!
- The sex(t)ual revolution
- You're going to WHAT?
- The Art of Fighting Without Fighting
- The Art of Fighting Without Fighting
- Hanging With My Heroes
- Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll!
- Rock4STAR benefit dance April 28th
- Five Town CTC travels to Texas
- Could have been a lost boy…….
- The "good 'ole days"....
- The "good 'ole days"....
- A little history...
- Dad, where are my pants?
- A little history...
- Fostering A Community That Cares About Youth 2012-03-16 08:16:00
- Five Town CTC Honors Youth Advocates
- Project X
- Project X gets an "F"
- March 8 Panel on Juvenile Justice Finalized
- Murder in the headlines...
- Murder in the headlines
- No Place for kids...
- No place for kids...
- Being Grandad...
- Weaving a Web of Relationships
- Exciting Panel for March Coalition Meeting!
- Binge Drinking: Not just having a good time
- "Binge" Drinking: Not just having a good time
- Why NOT to ask, "Is your homework done yet?"
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- Come Have Fun With Other Parents!
- Embracing the positive in prevention
- Moving Beyond “No”: Embracing the Positive in Prevention
- This week's blog by Adam K.
- Today's blog entry
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- How the Five Town community got started with CTC...
- How we got started with CTC...
- Why "Good Job" isn't necessarily good enough
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- Holiday office schedule
- Newest blog entry: "Skills+Opportunities+Recognition=Bonding"
- Skills + Opportunities + Recognition = Bonding
- Why Community?
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- Teen Brain ≠ Adult Brain
- Five Town Communities That Care Celebrates 23rd Cycle of S.T.A.R.
- Five Town CTC Launches Weekly Blog
- Why prevention?
- STAR Program To Go On Hiatus
- SOUND OFF About “Hopes and Frustrations” in November Issue
- Five Town CTC Honors Youth Advocates at October Meeting
- What Does Bullying Look Like?
- Guiding Good Choices Starts November 1st!
- Five Town CTC Director Named to Fed Advisory Committee
- Pies Earn Bakers Some Dough!
- BBQ Kings and Queen of the 2011 Harvest Hootenanny
- STAR Begins Again on September 21st!
- STAR Registrations Mailed Today!
- STAR Support Staff Wanted
- Only Five More Days Until the Harvest Hootenanny!
- Earn Some Dough With Your Pies!
- Wanna Be A BBQ King (or Queen)?
- Gathering Data With a Smile
- Guiding Good Choice Facilitator Certification Opportunity
- Five Town CTC Honors Youth Advocates at June Meeting
- Five Town CTC Adds Alex Owre To Staff
- Five Town CTC's feature page, "Sound Off" up and running!
- Camden PD Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs April 30th
- STAR's April 1st Fun Friday Canceled for Snow
- Updated Research Report on Marijuana Available
- Inhalant Abuse: Right Here Under Our Noses
- Leap into Spring with STAR!
- STAR Celebration Wednesday night (March 16) at Rockport Elementary School
- Five Town CTC Honors Youth Advocates
- STAR Program Canceled Due to Inclement Weather (Feb. 28)
- Five Town CTC To Start New Feature Page By Teens
- STAR Canceled Due to Slippery Roads (Feb 1)
- Vote for Five Town CTC in the Community Matters More Contest!
- Five Town CTC Offices Closed, STAR Canceled (Jan 20, 2011)
- Five Town CTC Welcomes Liv LiaBraaten!
- STAR Canceled January 18, 2011
- STAR Classes Canceled Today
- STAR Registrations Open NOW!
- Five Town CTC offices closed Monday, December 27
- E.D. Position Opening at Greater Old Town CTC!
- Holiday Home Tour Canceled for this Year
- Over 150 Gather For STAR Cycle 20 Celebration!
- Entries Sought for Second Annual Holiday Home Tour
- CTC Info Session tonight at CHRHS
- STAR Canceled Today (October 15)!
- Harvest Hootenanny Contest Winners Announced!
- Harvest Hootenanny Ticket Winners
- Harvest Hootenanny Schedule Available
- Win up to $100 in the Harvest Hootenanny Pumpkin Carving Contest!
- Win up to $100 in the Harvest Hootenanny Pie Baking Contest!
- First Annual "Harvest Hootenanny" Comes to Snow Bowl!
- Guiding Good Choices Parent Workshops Begin Oct 18th!
- Five Town CTC Among Awardees as White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Gives Out $85.6 Million
- STAR Registration Materials Available for Download
- STAR Registration Underway!
- More Than Just Words: MMA Students Raise $850 for Five Town CTC
- STAR Registration "Envelope Stuffing Party"
- Levels of Risk, Protection, and Drug Use Predict Student Test Results
- STAR Support Staff Wanted
- Learn about teen medicine abuse
- Info on Specific Drugs Available for Parents
- Take Preventative Steps With Prescriptions
- Blue Sky Cantina and Big Fish Restaurant Donate to Five Town CTC
- Prevention "Number One Priority"
- Traumatic Childhood Experiences Common For Most Justice-Involved Youth
- West Bay Rotary Donates $600!
- Five Town CTC offices closed week of July 4th
- Midcoast Community Chorus Concert Yields $10K for FTCTC!
- Reserve Tickets Still Available
- Celebrating Community Collaborators in May
- Help us by writing a review for Five Town CTC!
- Hooked on Hookah?
- Spring Youth Advocate Award Winners
- WHO Calls for Action to Reduce Harm From Alcohol
- Table Talks hosts needed
- Celebrating Community Collaborators in April
- STAR Students take Korfball skills on the road
- It Takes A Village
- STAR Celebration June 3rd
- Tickets for Midcoast Community Chorus Benefit Concert Going Fast!
- Drug Free Action Alliance 'SuperBowl Survey"
- STAR Canceled Today (Wednesday, Feb 3) due to poor road conditions!
- Youth Advocate Award Winners
- Winterfest Ice Carving
- Five Town CTC Coalition Newsletter Available
- Perceived Risk of Harm of Marijuana Use Down Nationally for 12th Graders
- Study finds 45% of Seized Cocaine Contained Levamisole
- Holiday Home Tour Tickets On Sale
- We Are Over Half-Way and there is still a chance to Double Your Donation!
- Holiday Home Tour Proceeds to Support FTCTC!
- STAR Program Honored by Chamber of Commerce!
- FTCTC Offered New Challenge Grant!
- FTCTC Executive Director Honored With 2009 MAPSA Prevention Award
- Five Town CTC Coalition Meeting A Success!
- Marijuana Use Down 66% Since We Began Programming in 2004!
- STAR Program Recognized by Maine After School Network
- Have a 5th - 8th grader? This workshop is for you!
- Challenge Met for $25K Grant!
- Help us meet our challenge grant!
- Tug Kellough Takes Over STAR Helm
- CTC featured in JAMA publication!
- Out of Darkness Walk on Saturday, Sept. 26th!
- National Town Hall Webcast Available for viewing
- Five Town CTC on FaceBook!
- Five Town CTC featured on MPBN's "Maine Things Considered"
- Five Town Communities That Care featured on ABC News
- Doris Buffett to match donations!
- STAR Program featured in National Council Magazine!
- Live in Maine? Under age 25? Take our survey and enter to win $250!
- Chestnut Street Baptist Church Donates $1200!
- Volunteers Needed To Assist With Research Project
- Five Town CTC Efforts Featured During Panel at National Event
- CTC Staff off to Louisville Training, Office closed
- Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk Date Set for Fall
- Organizers Needed for Out of Darkness Walk
- STAR Program To Be Featured in National Magazine
- Coalition Meeting Features Inhalant Abuse Prevention Keynote
- STAR Celebration Date Changed to June 2!
- Local Parents Prepare to Guide Good Choices
- CTC Welcomes New STAR Program Coordinator!
- CTC Reps Participate in National Training
- CTC Director Part of Maine Delegation
- CTC HoopSTARs Take On the Harlem Ambassadors!
- FTCTC Presents to Medical Staff at PenBay Medical Center
- CTC Director Presents at National Leadership Forum
- Five Town CTC Joins UMCC Family
- CTC HoopStars to Challenge Harlem Ambassadors
- GGC Registration Extended!
- CTC Hosts SAMHSA Award Program Representative
- Marijuana Sourcebook Available from ONDCP
- Math and Literacy Mentors Receives $5000 from MCF
- Summer Newsletter Available
- CTC Director in Washington, D.C.
- STAR Program National Finalist for "Science to Service" Award
- Prevention Programs Cut Rates of Juvenile Delinquency
- CTC on the MOVE!
- Spring STAR Registrations Due Friday, March 28!
- STAR Winter Cycle Celebration
- STAR Celebration March 13th
- Coalition Members testify before Legislative Committee
- Boys Night Out Begins Feb. 7th
- Meeting on Underage Drinking Jan. 30th!
- Parent Forum on Teen Sexual Assault Jan 23rd.
- Daughters 'N Dads Begins January 15
- You Can Win Diamonds!