The Community Coalition of Forest County is excited to announce it is sponsoring a 2020 Prevention Poster Contest. The theme of the poster contest is “What a Healthy Forest County Looks Like” and is open to all Forest County youth ages 5-18.
Due to the generosity of our Coalition partners, cash prizes will be awarded to youth in four communities: Armstrong Creek, Crandon, Laona and Wabeno. Entries need to be submitted online. If you need assistance submitting the artwork online, please contact Michelle Gobert at 715-478-5908.
Recently members of the Community Coalition of Forest County
discussed ways to approach the underlying issues related to addiction in our
county. The mental health well-being of
our youth is one of our greatest concerns and recent actions by various
organizations in the county prove that we all are willing to invest time and
energy into improving the health and well-being of our residents.
However, sometimes it is not easy to know when and how to
help a youth experiencing a mental health or substance abuse problem. That’s why the Community Coalition is
sponsoring a one-day free evidence-based training titled “Youth Mental Health
First Aid” for school personnel, faith leaders, coaches, and other caring
community members who have regular contact with young people ages 12-18.
Youth Mental Health First Aid participants will gain
knowledge of common mental health challenges for youth and learn strategies to
help youth in both crisis and non-crisis situations.
The session will be offered on Tuesday, February 12th
from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Forest County courthouse board room. Instructors are Sara Foster and Stephanie
Feldner of CESA 8.
The training is free and open to individuals who live or
work in Forest county. Space is limited
to 30 participants. Lunch is provided by
the Community Coalition of Forest County.
Online registration is available here or by contacting UW-Extension educator Michelle Gobert at 715-478-7797.
The Laona School District invites the community to take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon week during the week of October 22nd.
Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs facing our community, and encourages parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles.
For more information about Laona School District’s Red Ribbon Week activities, please contact Jason Bertrand at email@example.com
Parents and/or grandparents of youth in grades 4K – 3rd grade are invited to register their children in Forest County’s 2nd annual youth soccer program.
The youth soccer season will be held on Saturday mornings beginning on April 28th and running through May 19th. This is a beginner soccer program that encourages youth to get outside and be active while learning the basics of soccer. There is no cost to register.
Registration forms, as well as the event schedule, are available to download here or are available for pickup at any of the three public libraries in the county. Please contact Sarah Thomaschefsky at 715-401-1988 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.