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Record #: SR2012-359   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 4/24/2012 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action: 7/30/2014
Title: Establishment of Interagency Working Group for implementing family and community support services for underage substance abuse
Sponsors: Cardenas, George A.
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Health
Attachments: 1. R2012-359.pdf, 2. SR2012-359.pdf
SUBSTITUTE

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, The mission of the Substance Abuse Prevention Program Multi-Neighborhood Pilot is to target risk and protective factors for alcohol and other substance use and abuse at the individual, family and environmental levels through a comprehensive approach, including individual programming, media campaigns and advocacy; and

WHEREAS, This is done with collaboration with City agencies in the participating communities of Back-of-the-Yards, Brighton Park, Bridgeport, and Englewood, all within Chicago Police District 9; and

WHEREAS, The goals of the SAPP Multi-Neighborhood Pilot are to prevent adolescent substance use particularly relating to alcohol; decrease rates of alcohol, tobacco and other substance abuse among young adults and youth; build capacity at the community-level to address substance abuse-related issues; promote health and well-being in Chicago by replication of the Multi-Neighborhood Pilot; and

WHEREAS, The objectives of the SAPP Multi-Neighborhood Pilot include but are not limited to, increasing awareness of the negative effects of alcohol use with a focus on youth from 11 to 19 within the 54 schools in the Pilot Communities; and

WHEREAS, Engaging in Public Education Campaign around youth and adolescent alcohol use prevention; partnering with Chicago Public Schools to incorporate alcohol prevention into health and science curriculum at the middle school and high school level; and

WHEREAS, Partnering with Chicago Park District to promote healthy activities and enforcement of alcohol ordinances in Chicago Parks; partnering with other Chicago agencies (CTA, CHA, FSS, CDPH) to inundate neighborhoods with alcohol prevention messaging; and

WHEREAS. To establish family and community support systems for youth with a focus on training and program development; evaluating existing family and community services; implementing evidence-based trainings through utilizing faith and community based infrastructure; and assessing full range ...

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