August Wish List for the Family Crisis Center

CAP Services’ Intervention Services

August 2017 WISH LIST

Our warmest thanks for the many items we have recently received through your generous donations.                                Thank you for your continuing support.



  • Children and Infant OTC medications (Tylenol, Advil, cold medication, etc.)
  • Disinfecting wipes (unscented)
  • Dryer sheets
  • Garbage bags (17 gallon)
  • Gas cards from local gas stations (Kwik Trip, BP, Shierl)
  • Hair brushes/styling products
  • Laundry detergent
  • Kitchen baggies/freezer bags (all sizes)
  • Toilet paper/paper towels
  • Outside chairs/table (rustproof in new condition)
  • Outside toys


  • Gift cards for grocery stores (Copps, Walmart, Aldi, Trigs)
  • Gift cards for local pharmacies (Walgreens, Walmart, Copps)
  • Dishwasher soap/dish soap
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Basic cleaning supplies (including child safe and natural cleaning products)
  • Bath towels, hand towels, and washrags
  • Basic OTC medications (cold medications & pain relievers, Imodium, tums, etc.)
  • Disposable razors
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, & 9V)
  • Non-perishable food items


  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Yarn
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Sketch paper
  • Glitter
  • Beads
  • Food coloring
  • Stickers (various kinds)
  • Construction paper
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Transparent contact paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Colored sand
  • Jars or bottles
  • Cooking oil/ baby oil
  • Healthy snacks (100% juice boxes or jugs of 100% juice, goldfish crackers, graham crackers, etc.)
  • Microwave popcorn


  • Gas cards from local gas stations (Kwik Trip & BP)
  • Gift cards for grocery stores (Piggly Wiggly & Pick n Save)
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Mattress pads for twin and full sized beds
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry soap for high efficiency wash machine
  • New vacuum



  • BEDS- twin and full preferred
  • Cooking utensils (sharp knives, wooden spoons, etc.)
  • Silverware
  • Small appliances (toaster, coffee pot, electric skillet, etc.)
  • Pots and pans
  • Bakeware (Pyrex, measuring spoons/cups, cookie sheets)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Bath towels
  • 60 watt light bulbs
  • Vacuum
  • Tall kitchen garbage cans
  • Food storage supplies (kitchen baggies, aluminum foil, plastic wrap & storage containers


  • Crackers
  • Meal starters (hamburger helper, Manwich, etc.)
  • Dried foods (potato buds, stove top, butter noodles, etc.)
  • Jugs of 100% juice/juice boxes
  • Coffee
  • Granola bars
  • Pretzels
  • Soup (cream of mushroom, chicken noodle, tomato, etc.)
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Ramon noodle
  • Graham crackers
  • Ravioli/spaghetti-o’s
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Northwoods Coalition update

Greetings Northwoods Coalition,


Registration is available for the four-day Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) that will take place in Eau Claire from July 31 – August 3, 2017.


SAPST is designed for individuals to receive 31 of the 40 hours needed to apply as a Prevention Specialist in Training, to learn more about substance abuse prevention practices, and the implementation of SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework. The four-day event will be facilitated by Kathy Asper, PS, Manager of Prevention Services, Arbor Place, Inc., Lil Pinero, PS-IT, Coalition and Grant Coordinator, Burnett County Prevention Coalition and Sarah Turner, PS, Barron County Community Coalition.


Registration to attend the four day training is $80.00. A block of rooms have been reserved at the rate of $82 per night under “Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training” at the Holiday Inn South (4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire, WI 54701).


This training is limited to the first 20 individuals, with priority given to those who reside or work in Ashland, Douglas, Eau Claire, Florence, Forest, Menominee, Oneida or Vilas counties, who should be registered no later than July 21. Please refer to the attached flyer for more details.


Click here to register:


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and share with your networks.


JoAnna Giraud, CHES®,PS-IT


Health Educator

Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach

Ph: 715-221-8429

Fax: 715-389-8779


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AODA Partnership Letter from Marathon County

AOD Partnership logo


We wish you a
safe & happy
4th of July!

Stories from across the nation are talking about “new Fentanyl” that is resistant to Narcan (or naloxone).

New 2017 DEA Drugs of Abuse Resource Guide released this week!

Download your copy today  

Drug Warning

Many of us have been at one point in time prescribed some codeine cough syrup for a cough. Did you know that holding onto it “just in case” might be putting you or your family at risk?  “Lean” or “Purple Drank” has been glamorized by pop culture and continues to be abuse.

Download the Fact Sheet now!

Opinion: I lost my son to heroin. How many more will we lose before Trump cares
News 8000 (La Crosse)

Check out the Wausau Police Department’s

Facebook Post based on a story out of Ohio

college drinking

SAMHSA report shows national underage binge drinking on the decline, by still a concern
Wisconsin underage binge rates, however, have remained stagnant over the past decade (dropping just 1/3 of 1%). Research indicates that underage binge drinking impacts levels of adult binge drinking, a rate that is trending up slightly over the past few years. 

The Drunkest and Driest Cities in America


Note: Wausau is ranked #9 – 10 of the 20 from Wisconsin

Hazelden Betty Ford

Have you seen these great billboards around Wausau created by students in the new John Muir “My Choice” program?!? Super job guys!

Thank you to BA & Esther Greenheck Foundation for your support! 

Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed within the attached articles and/or posts are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views or opinions of the
Marathon County Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD) Partnership Council, Inc.
AOD Partnership Council, P.O. Box 2145, Wausau, WI 54402
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Constant Contact
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Talking to Kids about Opiods

Dear Friends,

Until the opioid epidemic is reversed, we must continue to talk honestly with our kids about these deadly drugs.

Our evidence-based Drugs: True Stories is a powerful catalyst for these conversations. It is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), which rates effectiveness and research quality of programs like ours.

In Drugs: True Stories (25-min) Joel describes his addiction to opioids. His parents and sister tell how his addiction – starting in 10th grade – devastated their family. View excerpt

The accompanying discussion guide, written with leading addiction experts, offers questions to help you lead vital conversations – and encourage kids to think critically about their decisions.

We also recommend our Words Can Work: When Talking About Drugs (28pp) for youth and parents – an ideal companion to the DVD. The stories and expert insight keep the conversation going. Read excerpt

Special Offer
Purchase Drugs: True Stories and 20 Words Can Work booklets for $199.99 plus $15 S/H. (15% discount) or DVD only for $99.99 plus $12 S/H. Offer expires 7/12/17. Purchase here

Join us for our Boston Training: November 13 & 14, 2017
Engaging Youth in Preventing Opioid Addiction offers:
1) Evidence-based approaches to talking with youth so they listen, learn, and act
2) Proven strategies for engaging youth in prevention activities and policy change
3) Best practices for incorporating Drugs: True Stories into your programming
4) An interactive conversation with a Harvard substance abuse expert

Registration and more information

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates about kids and the public health challenges they face growing up.

We accept purchase orders. For more information about trainings, licensing and video streaming email: or call 978.282.1663.

All the best,

Jeanne Blake
Creator, Words Can Work

What People Are Saying

Drugs: True Stories illuminate issues essential for everyone to understand: drugs can adversely affect the brain and, that it is possible to prevent drug misuse.”
Howard J. Shaffer, Ph.D., C.A.S., Director, Division on Addiction
Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School

Drugs: True Stories is a powerful tool to stimulate discussion among school age youth – and adults – about drugs. As part of our city-wide initiative to reduce risk behaviors and injuries associated with drug use, Drugs: True Stories is presented in the classroom, teacher and nurse trainings and parent meetings.”
Sarah O’Donnell, RN, MPH, Safe and Drug-Free Schools
Unified Student Services, Boston Public Schools

Drugs: True Stories demonstrates the insidious nature of addiction. As it snuck up on Joel he hid it from his parents. Jillian’s story is appropriate for what we call ‘concerned other’ groups. Finally, Trevor’s story illustrates the protective factor of parent involvement.”
Mike Lynch, Managing Director for Safe and Civil Schools
North Central Educational Service District

Words Can Work Trainings
“I appreciated that the views and information expressed was honest and not absolutist – so often in prevention all use is labeled as “bad.” We know in the real world that we need to have real conversations with youth not scare tactics.”

“Great training. Excellent curriculum. So many great activities! I plan to use them all.”

“The training was wonderful. Your ideas and experience were outstanding. I’ll feel more confident about doing role-play with youth!”

with Discussion Guides

Alcohol: True Stories Hosted by Matt Damon

Boys on Bullying

Bullying: True Stories

Depression: True Stories

Drugs: True Stories

In Our Own Words: Teens and AIDS

The Power of Girls: Inside and Out

Raising Healthy Kids: Families Talk About Sexual Health

Steroids: True Stories Hosted by Curt Schilling

Words Can Work: Kids and Healthy LIfestyles


Words Can Work: When Talking About Alcohol

Words Can Work: When Talking About Bullying

Words Can Work: When Talking About Depression

Words Can Work: When Talking About Drugs

Words Can Work: When Talking With Kids About Sexual Health

Check out our resources about bullying:

Bullying: True Stories (Watch excerpt)

Boys on Bullying (Watch excerpt)

Words Can Work: When Talking About Bullying (Read excerpt)

Click to learn about:
Training and multimedia keynote presentations

Our advisors and contributors are from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and other leading institutions. Contact us for information on quantity discount pricing and streaming Words Can Work DVDs.D

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June Family Crisis Wish List

CAP Services’ Intervention Services

June 2017 WISH LIST

Our warmest thanks for the many items we have recently received through your generous donations.                                Thank you for your continuing support.



Gas cards for local stations, Kwik Trip, Schierl, BP

Gift cards for grocery stores, Trigs, Copps, Aldi, Walmart

Clorox/Lysol disinfecting wipes—UNSCENTED

Dishwasher soap and liquid hand soap

Basic cleaning supplies, including child safe and/natural cleaning products

Family sized shampoo and conditioner, especially products for African American hair

Disposable razors

Hair brushes

Bath towels

Toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex

Rice Cooker

Bathroom sized garbage cans

Mattress pads, full and twin

Alarm clocks for resident rooms

Laundry detergent, laundry baskets, dryer sheets

Silverware, Kitchen towels, kitchen scrubbies

Kitchen glasses

Kitchen baggies and plastic wrap

Gift cards for Walgreens/Wal-Mart pharmacies

Basic OTC meds; Advil, Tylenol, etc. for adults and children, cold medicine, cough drops

Dry erase markers/Permanent markers

New Bath mats/bathroom rugs

NEW Baby Monitors and night lights


BEDS, Twin or Double preferred

Cooking utensils, pots and pans, sharp knives

New Bath Towels

DVD player

Tall garbage cans

Shower curtain rod rings


New Vacuum

Cleaning supplies

60 w light bulbs


Household cleaning supplies are needed

Mattress pads both twin and full sized

Toilet paper

Laundry Soap for high efficiency machines

New Vacuum

Kitchen garbage bags

Gift cards for Piggly Wiggly or Pick ‘n Save

Gift cards for BP & Kwik Trip



Food storage supplies; plastic wrap, tin foil


100% Juice boxes or jugs of 100% juice   Healthy snacks for kid’s group—like Goldfish crackers    Microwave popcorn

Non-Perishable food suggestions

Powdered coffee creamer

Breakfast cereal

Canned fruit

Crackers or pretzels

Spaghetti sauce all varieties

Cooking spray, vegetable/olive oil

Meal starters like Hamburger helper, Ramen, Mac & Cheese






Please note:  Due to licensing regulations we are unable to store food that is past its sell by date.  We do not currently have a need for sample size (hotel) soaps, shampoo, lotion, or conditioner.  We no longer accept used ink cartridges for recycling.  We do collect used cell phones for our recycling program.


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Together Facing the Challenge (TFTC) Training for Parents Aug 10 and 17 from 5-8:30PM

Hello Everyone!


I wanted to share our Together Facing the Challenge (TFTC) training flyer with you.  We are opening this training up to all parents, not just foster parents.  This is a two-session training.  Our classes are being held at the Ruth Gilfry center in room 102 on Thursday, August 10th and Thursday, August 17th from 5pm-8:30pm.  I have attached a description as well as the flyer for class.  FREE childcare is offered, however registration is REQUIRED so we can ensure the correct staffing.  Please let me know if you are interested or know someone who may benefit from this FREE training.


I would suggest this course for parents with children ages 5 and up.  If you have any questions at all, please do  not hesitate to contact me.


Thank you,


Kiara Black

Family Support Worker

Brighter Futures Initiative (BFI)

Cell: 715-204-5385

Office: 715-345-5702


I am available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 


Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin- Community Services

817 Whiting Ave

Stevens Point, WI

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State Prevention Conference: June 13 and 14


Re gistration is now available for the 2017 State Prevention Training on June 13 & 14, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The Training Brochure and lodging information can be found on the attached documents.

Here is the link to register:

If interested in attending, contact me at  and I will send you the information and there may be some financial help in attending.

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Northwoods Updates

From: Luther, Danielle L

Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 8:46 AM

Cc: Blahnik, Brian ; Boeger, Courtney ; Borre, Rebecca L ; Brickheimer, Denise M. ; Giraud, Joanna ; Kopelke, Ronda L. ; Luther, Danielle L ; Mengel, Kayleigh ; Neumann, Tammera J ; Normington, Ashley S ; Pichler, Meagan J ; Stankowski, Rachel V ; Vanden Elzen, Darcy L ; Wagner, Rebecca A

Subject: RSVP: May 8 – NWC Central Region Meeting


Hello NWC Central Region,  Gurdon Hamilton will be attending   feel free to contact for carpooling.  MAK


The Northwoods Coalition Central Region meeting will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Lincoln County Services Center (Upper Level Assembly Room), 801 N Sales Street, Merrill, WI 54452. This meeting will feature a presentation by Carley Zartner, CHES, Prevention Specialist, ARCW – Schofield, on Needle Exchange Program and Nasal Naloxone Training.


The agenda and minutes from February are attached. Please review the attached agenda and questions below to go along with the coalition sharing piece to prompt helpful discussion.

  • What, as a region, would you like to be shared at the June Board of Directors meeting (Successes/ Challenges)?

Feel free to bring resources or materials to share with the group.


Please RSVP using the link below by Monday, May 1st if you can attend. Lunch is provided. Please forward this invitation to your coalition members and invite them to attend.


Kayleigh Mengel will be attending as the new NWC Central region contact.

Thank you—and I look forward to hearing from you!


Danielle Luther, MPH

Manager – Substance Abuse Prevention

Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach




We are pleased to announce a FREE moderated online course that addresses the role and application of ethics in substance abuse prevention. The course will start on Monday, May 22 and will end on Friday, June 2, 2017. Using cases and interactive activities, participants will explore the six standards in the Prevention Code of Ethics and learn to use a 4-step decision-making process to assess, address, and evaluate a range of ethical issues. In addition, five discussion forums, facilitated by an experienced course moderator, will provide opportunities for participants to apply lessons learned.

This course is endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) for Prevention Specialist certification or re-certification. On passing the assessment at the end of this course (80% correct), participants will receive a Certificate of Completion which they can submit to their respective credentialing authorities.


Please register by May 17, 2017 at:


More information about the moderated online course is attached to the email. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.



Below is a message that may help if you are planning on attending the National Drug Endangered Children’s Conference, which will be held in Wisconsin this year:


We are busy developing the agenda for this year’s National Drug Endangered Children’s Conference and the Wisconsin Drug Endangered Children’s Conference scheduled for August 29-31, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The hotel block is OPEN and you can start making your room reservations – PLEASE NOTE – we are asking for funding to cover a limited number of lodging scholarships. If you choose to apply for a lodging scholarship – our suggestion to you at this… time – is to make your reservation now, and if/when we receive funding, you can always cancel the reservation – this will ensure that you get a room at the conference hotel. Please follow the directions below If you don’t have internet access, call 888-421-1442. You cannot call the hotel directly to the conference rate of $82.


If questions, feel free to call Barb Williams at 608-264-5158

Have a great day,


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How Coalitions can Coordinate with Law Enforcement to create effective Media Messages to help reduce impaired driving


Good Morning,

We look forward to your joining us for our April 20th webinar, “Keeping it Simple: How Coalitions Can Coordinate with Law Enforcement Agencies to Create Effective Media Messages to Help Reduce Impaired Driving” at 1:00pm-2:30pm EDT.

Our Discussion will be led by Dr. Robert Saltz, Senior Scientist at the Prevention Research Center and moderated by Sharon O’Hara, CADCA’s Topical Expert and Consultant

Description of Webinar: The purpose of this webinar is to provide direction and support in developing media messages designed to raise the visibility of enforcement operations to reduce impaired driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), high visibility enforcement (HVE) is a universal strategy that combines law enforcement efforts with visibility elements and a publicity strategy to educate the public and promote compliance with the law. The goal of HVE is to make the motoring public aware of impaired driving enforcement efforts and create deterrence. When the perceived risk of getting caught by law enforcement goes up, the likelihood that people will engage in unsafe driving behaviors goes down.


Learning Goals:

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand the main purpose of creating enforcement “visibility;”
  • Identify effective and ineffective messages;
  • Recognize the best messages and media for reaching specific primary audiences;
  • Learn how prevention organizations and coalitions can create visibility in coordination with enforcement operations of local and state police agencies;
  • Distinguish between paid, earned, and social media types.


Intended Audience: Coalitions, Prevention Organizations, Law Enforcement Agencies.


Registration Link: Please register for the webinar with the following link

Presenter: Dr. Robert Saltz, Senior Scientist at the Prevention Research Center, a unit of Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation in Oakland, California.

Moderator: Sharon O’Hara, MPH, MS, CADCA Consultant


Samuel Allen Gaber, MPH

Evaluation and Research Manager


CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America)

625 Slaters Lane, Suite 300

Alexandria, VA 22314

T: 703.706.0560 ext 241

F: 703.706.0565


Future Events:
19th Annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner, October 2017
28th Annual National Leadership Forum, February 5-8, 2018, National Harbor, MD

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Governor’s Proclamation on April 2017 as underage Alcohol Use and Abuse Awareness in WI

Hello and good morning:


Attached to the email is the Governor’s Proclamation that recognizes April 2017 as Underage Alcohol Use & Abuse Awareness Month in Wisconsin. Wisconsin has 42 communities (and possibly more that we are not aware of) who will implement the Parents Who Host Lose the Most campaign this April to June. Here is the link to the prevention public awareness campaign on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website:


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services will be working on press releases, tweets, and Facebook postings throughout the month of April regarding alcohol use and health.

WIDeptHealthServices Twitter Account: @ DHSWI

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Facebook Account:


Danielle Luther, MPH

Manager – Substance Abuse Prevention

Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach


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