Communities that Care Coalition

As a coalition, the Roy Communities That Care is dedicated to partnering with and supporting many organizations to help strengthen the youth in our Roy Community.

We are working toward having a tremendous impact on the community by using the evidence based coalition model of Communities that Care (CTC).  The Social Development Research Group from the University of Washington has research showing that youth from communities that implement CTC were 25% – 33% less likely to have health and behavior problems than youth from control communities.

Specifically:

25% Less likely to have initiated delinquent behavior

35% less likely to have initiated the use of alcohol

33% less likely to have initiated cigarette use

Did you know Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah has children waiting to be matched with a caring adult mentor? Some of those children are waiting right here in Roy. “81% of former Littles surveyed agree their Big gave them hope and changed their perspective of what they thought possible.” (www.bigmentor.org)

You can find out more about how to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah by signing up to volunteer at www.bbbsu.org or calling 801-313-0303. If becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister isn’t right for you at this time, visit www.bbbsu.org to find other great ways to help support mentoring relationships for these children- Jill E. Sundstrom, Chief Operating Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

Upcoming Workshops and Trainings in Roy:

Love & Logic- Thursdays January 17th – February 21st, 2019 6:00-8:00pm at Freedom Elementary School

An evidence-based six week program provides parents and caregivers with practical strategies for preventing and reducing behavior problems, increasing motivation, and building assets that contribute to life-long responsibility and resiliency in children and youth. Caregivers learn how to preserve and enhance the child’s self-concept, teach children how to own and solve the problems they create, share the control and decision-making, combine consequences with high levels of empathy and warmth, and build the adult-child relationship.

Guiding Good Choices- Mondays February 25th – March 25th, 2019 6:00-8:00pm at Weber County Library Southwest Branch- Roy

A mindfulness-based curriculum for adolescents created for classroom or group settings. This curriculum is intended to strengthen attention and emotion regulation, cultivate wholesome emotions like gratitude and compassion, expand the repertoire of stress \management skills, and help participants integrate mindfulness into daily life. Each lesson includes age-appropriate discussion, activities, and opportunities to practice mindfulness in a group setting.

Register for these and other workshops at www.weberhs.net/prevention

How can people help with the Roy Communities That Care Coalition? Get involved! The coalition’s success is dependent on local residents getting involved. There are opportunities for all levels of commitment whether it be serving on the Community Board, a workgroup, or helping at an event.

For More Info Contact:

Janae Terry @ 801-476-3659

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