Roy Communities That Care is committed to making Roy an environment that is “one town, one team, one dream through creating and fostering a safe, healthy, and prosperous place to live, work, and play.”
For several decades, people have put a lot of time and energy into efforts that promote healthy and positive development of youth and families. Most of these efforts have been done with the best of intentions, but with a lot of guess work. For over 30 years, there has been extensive research in the field of Prevention Science–showing what works and what doesn’t in our efforts to support healthy development of children.
Roy City is very fortunate to be among the communities in our nation that use this research. In 2018, we were able to implement the Communities That Care Operating System; a customizable framework for prevention out of the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington. This framework includes a coalition-based community prevention operating system that uses a public health approach to prevent youth problem behaviors including underage drinking, tobacco use, violence, delinquency, school dropout, substance abuse, and suicide.
Today, we collaborate with local agencies, businesses, schools, and parents in providing the best prevention practices, strategies and programming available.
In March, Roy CTC collaborated with Roy High School in a screening for the movie “Angst.” This film is a powerful and positive message for students, teachers and parents. The genuine and authentic comments from the young people as well as the professionals in the movies really resonated with our students and our teachers. Not only does “Angst” name the many faces of anxiety, and offer tools for taming anxiety, it helps the audience understand that it is OK, we’re not alone, and we can change the narrative with the right supports. If you missed “Angst,” you will have another chance to view it. Roy CTC will be hosting the screening again next fall.
We are ready to implement the Roy CTC “Action Plan.” Get involved! We would love to have you help with strategies to build and strengthen the youth of Roy. Come to our next Coalition Board Meeting!
“Our community is a supportive place to raise a child, to be a child, to promote responsible and involved citizenship and to encourage lifelong learning.”
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