Mark Your Calendars for the next Northland Coalition Meeting!

      Join us on Wednesday, October 30th for our next Northland Coalition Meeting! Location: Gladstone Community Center Time: 11:30am-1:oopm More in formation to come.  

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E-Cigarette and Vape Use

With the recent Monitoring the Future Study release indicating that nearly one in three 12th graders reported using a vaping device in the past year, it’s imperative that parents are informed of the potential dangers that can result from vaping. What is Vaping? Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as […]

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Handle With Care

Overview: The Northland Handle with Care initiative, built upon the success of other initiatives across the country, improves communication between law enforcement and schools in Clay, Platte and Ray counties.  Law enforcement officers are trained to note when children are present at the scene of a call.  They simply submit only the child’s address in […]

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Do the Math

There is an overwhelming perception that marijuana is a harmless drug that exhibits little threat to our youth or communities. Especially throughout the past few years, youth and adults repeatedly hear that marijuana is not addictive and poses little threat to the user’s health or brain. Liberty Alliance for Youth and the Northland Coalition encourage […]

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Upcoming Resilience Screenings

This one hour documentary chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. Join us for one of the free upcoming screenings. Please let us know if you are coming by registering below. Monday, August 6th 6:30-8:30 […]

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Suicide Prevention

  Encourage Hope and Help is a suicide prevention website for youth (ages 10-24), parents, educators, LGBTQ youth, attempt survivors, loss survivors, veterans, and community members in the Kansas City area.  Through education and prevention efforts, we strive to reduce youth suicide. EncourageHopeandHelp.com Facebook:@encouragehopeandhelp Instagram: @encouragehopehelp Twitter: @EncgHopeHelp   Know a youth who may be struggling with […]

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What’s The Big Deal?

Marijuana is a hot topic right now and the effects on youth can be devastating.  It is more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development and address marijuana at home, early and often.  This toolkit, developed by the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, is packed full of great information to […]

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Learn More about Synthetic Drugs

WHAT ARE SYNTHETIC DRUGS? Synthetic drugs are chemically laced substances similar to marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine that are sold over the counter at some convenience stores, gas stations and tobacco shops. Based on their chemical make-up, these drugs are commonly divided into two categories: Cannabinoids- Popularly known as K2 or Spice, cannabinoids are chemically formulated […]

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