Category Archives: Parent support

“Strengthening Families” facilitator training – registration deadline May 15

Rice County is very fortunate to be able to host a facilitator training for the “Strengthening Families: For Parents and Youth Ages 10-14” program.  The training will be June 11-13, 2013, at St. Olaf College.  It will be led by Dr. Virginia Molgaard, the program’s developer. Strengthening Families is an evidence-based program recognized by the […]

Seeking local nominations for Project Prevention Champion Award

Do you know someone who has helped prevent youth alcohol or other drug use?  Do you know someone who talks to young people about these issues, sets a good example, provides safe activities or just spends time with youth? The Rice County Chemical Health Coalition needs your help to find and recognize PROJECT PREVENTION CHAMPIONS […]

St. John’s Church to host community forums on substance use and addiction in Northfield

Dr. Charles Reznikoff will be presenting at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Forum on Sunday, January 29, 2012, during education hour in St. John’s Hall at 9:45 a.m.  Dr. Reznikoff is an addiction specialist on staff at Hennepin County Medical Center and facilitates the Opiate Agonist Therapy Clinic at Northfield Hospital.  He will present on […]

Voted yet for the PSA contest? Time is running out!

This summer, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative partnered with the Northfield Public Schools, ARTech Charter School, and the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use to sponsor a public service announcement (PSA) contest.  Community members were encouraged to submit 30-90 second video PSAs about responsible technology use and avoiding cyberbullying. The response was […]

PSA video contest deadline — this Monday, August 15! Win $200!

It’s not too late! Only FOUR DAYS REMAIN to submit your public service announcement (PSA) around cyberbullying and/or responsible technology use. The contest is open to those of all ages.  The videos should be 30-90 seconds in length and can be aimed at a youth audience, or can be focused on what parents and other […]

Less than two weeks remain in Northfield PSA contest — win $200!

Have you started making your PSA yet?!?!  It’s not too late to enter and win a $200 prize! Northfield youth and adults alike are encouraged to create a short (30-90 second) video to help prevent cyberbullying and promote responsible technology use.  The videos can be aimed at a youth audience, or can be focused on […]

Reminder — Behavior Expert Kirk Martin to present on Thursday night!

Don’t forget!  This Thursday (May 19, 2011) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., behavioral expert and parent educator Kirk Martin and his son will be coming to Northfield.  Their workshop is titled, “Ready to Be A Courageous Parent? Stop Defiance, Yelling & Power Struggles.” This practical, humorous, and life-changing workshop will be held at the Northfield […]

Social host ordinances now in effect

The City of Northfield, City of Faribault, and Rice County recently joined communities across the state in adopting social host ordinances.  These ordinances make it a crime to knowingly provide a place where underage drinking occurs. The consequences for violating these ordinances are penalties of up to 90 days in jail and up to a […]

Prom Parenting Reminders

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative wishes those attending Saturday’s prom a very happy, fun, and safe evening! Below are a couple of important reminders for parents of prom-goers to make sure it’s a memorable and safe event:

Parents & Techology – online resource list available

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative has partnered with the Northfield Public Schools, ARTech, Prairie Creek Community School, and the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use to compile a list of online resources for parents on topics relating to technology use. Click HERE to access this list of resources!