Beehive Collective Visits HES
Erin Mcelvy from the Beehive Collective did two workshops/presentations to the 4th graders as a part of the Sharing the Dream grant to look at the use of art to tell stories.
The artists of the Beehive Collective draw huge murals to tell stories of social justice issues. Erin talked to the students about the use of metaphors in their drawings and brought in a huge mural (pictured behind the students) and slides of scenes from other murals and drawings.
Guiding Good Choices Sustainability Meeting in Keene May 14th
The area Coalition Coordinators wish to extend this invitation to you meet and further discuss the sustainability of Guiding Good Choices in the region. We have many models that work and would like to hear your successes, challenges and ideas. Please forward this invitation to others who you know are interested as I used a GGC email list that might not be complete.
When: May 14 6-8pm
Where: North Conference Room 1 & 2, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene,
580 Court Street, Keene.
Share Successes and Challenges
Planning for fall 2013 and spring 2014
Budget planning and incentives
HCC Wishes for a Safe, Substance-Free Prom Night on May 11th
There will be sessions on Bike Safety, Concussions, Emergency Preparedness as well as booths with giveaways and information about Dental Care and tobacco prevention to name The Hinsdale Community Coalition (HCC) wishes every student a memorable, safe time at the prom on Saturday, May 11, 2013. This is an exciting time for all students and their parents. We encourage students and their dates to make prom night a fun, safe substance free event.
HCC is taking this opportunity to remind parents and students about the Social Hosting Law. The "Social Hosting" act prohibits providing or serving alcohol to a minor, other than your own child, who is under 21 years of age. Any person aware of possession of alcohol by a minor on their property or a property they own must make reasonable efforts to stop such possession.
This act also extends to parents and homeowners who are not on the premise and who may or may not have provided the alcohol. However, if their child provides the alcohol, and the parents are unaware, the parent can still be held liable for the actions of their child. A minor is defined as an individual who is under 21 years of age.
Parents, we encourage you take time to speak with your children about the consequences of underage drinking. Studies show that, in addition to automobile and other accidents, teens that drink alcohol are more likely to be involved in fights, commit crimes, or become victims of sexual assault. Underage drinking can lead to alcohol poisoning and serious injury.
What does state law say?It is against state law to knowingly allow persons under the age of 21 to possess or intend to consume alcoholic beverages or use controlled drugs at a drug or underage alcohol house party.
DEFINITIONS WITHIN THE LAW:
“Drug or underage alcohol house party” means a gathering of 5 or more people under the age of 21, who are unrelated to the person who owns or has control of the site.
Any building, structure, vehicle, boat or place adapted for overnight accommodation, as wells as any land or grounds surrounding it.
What happens if an adult breaks the law? Adults who are charged with this violation face a fine not to exceed $1200. This is a Class B misdemeanor.
Can adult do anything to rescind the violation? A person gives timely notice to a law enforcement official of the occurrence of the drug or underage alcohol house party or engages in other conduct designed to prevent the occurrence of such party, or takes action to terminate such party once it is underway.
Can the adult be sued? The State of New Hampshire has not enacted a law regarding civil penalties for social hosting. In the absence of a statute, the court (Hickingbotham v. Burke) held that hold that a plaintiff who is injured as a result of a social host’s service of alcohol may maintain an action against that social host, so long as the plaintiff can allege that the service was reckless.
Area Support for smokers:
Call Toll Free: 1-800-QuitNow
Free nicotine patches are available while supplies last!
Tobacco-Free or Trying to Be Support Group
Local support group is available for individuals who are maintaining a tobacco-free lifestyle and those who are trying to do so. FREE — No registration needed. Groups are held in Keene on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 pm at Cheshire Med Ctr./Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene in Central Conference Room #3.
Area Support for alcohol Issues:
Provides time and place of meetings in area or residence.
Toll free: 1-800-593-3330
Al-Anon and Alateen
Local phone: (603) 228-2542
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Help Line and Treatment
Cocaine abuse 24-hour hotline & treatment.
Toll free: 1-800-234-0420
Alcohol Crisis Intervention/Phoenix Health Center Keene
Alcohol and drug treatment center.
Phone: (603) 358-4041
Hinsdale Alcoholics Meetings:
Group: Topic Discussion Mtg
1st Congregational Church
36 Main Street
Group: Hinsdale 12 Step Meeting
1st Congregational Church
36 Main Street
Meet Our Partners
HCC extends a thank you to the partners who are involved in the work of our coalition and help us reach our goals, both here and in the Monadnock region.
Boy Scouts of America
Braden Printing Keene
Cheshire Medical Center
Cheshire Tobacco Free Coalition
Friends of Pisgah
Guidance Dept HMHS
Guiding Good Choices
Health/Science Class HMHS
Hinsdale Board of Selectmen
Hinsdale Elementary School
Hinsdale Historical Society
Hinsdale Middle High School
Hinsdale Police Dept.
Hinsdale Public Library
Hinsdale Recreation Dept.
Keene State College
Millstream Community Center
Monadnock Family Services
Monadnock Voices for Prevention
National Honor Society
NH DHHS Office of Alcohol & Drugs
UNH Coop. Extension
Funding for our website was provided by Monadnock Voices for Prevention through a Strategic Prevention Framework grant from the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, NH DHHS.
The Hinsdale Community Coalition is a group of adults and youth working together to create and maintain a healthy community for all.
19 Main Street at the Millstream Community Center
31 May 2013 will mark World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide.
The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2013 is: ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
Evidence shows that comprehensive advertising bans lead to reductions in the numbers of people starting and continuing smoking. Statistics show that banning tobacco advertising and sponsorship is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce tobacco demand and thus a tobacco control “best buy”.
Most countries lack comprehensive bans. Despite the effectiveness of comprehensive bans, only 6% of the world’s population was fully protected from exposure to the tobacco industry advertising, promotion and sponsorship tactics in 2010 (WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2011).
To help reduce tobacco use, comprehensive advertising, promotion and sponsorship bans work to counteract:
the deceptive and misleading nature of tobacco marketing campaigns;
the unavoidable exposure of youth to tobacco marketing;
the failure of the tobacco industry to effectively self-regulate; and
the ineffectiveness of partial bans.
Goals: The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. Unless we act, the epidemic will kill more than 8 million people every year by 2030. The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protect present and future generations not only from these devastating health consequences, but also against the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.
Specific objectives of the 2013 campaign are to:
comprehensively ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship such that fewer people start and continue to use tobacco; and
drive local, national and international efforts to counteract tobacco industry efforts to undermine tobacco control, specifically industry efforts to stall or stop comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
Rx Drop Box Installed
Hinsdale Police Department
HCC is pleased to announce that the Hinsdale Police Department has installed a prescription drug Drop Box at the Police station. If you or your relatives have a medicine cabinet full of old medications, you can get rid of them safely by bringing your unneeded medicine to the Hinsdale Medication Drop Box. This free service is available to all and is located at the Hinsdale Police Department.
You can dispose of these in the drop box:
Prescription Medicines (pills, liquids and creams in their containers)- you can cover the names and addresses with a permanent marker if you wish.
Over the counter medicines (pills, liquids, and creams)
Medications for pets
What is NOT accepted in the box:
Syringes or "sharps" (due to potential hazard posed by blood borne pathogens)
If you have questions about
the drop box service please contact the HCC office at
603-336-6135 or the Hinsdale Police Station at 603-336-5723.