Alcohol can do lasting damage to a kid’s grown brain, impacting everything from how they learn and make decisions to how they handle emotions. But you don’t need a big speech to help a kid understand the dangers of underage drinking. Start small instead. Having a lot of small, casual talks while at the store, in the drive-thru or between video games can make a big difference in a kid’s health. Start around age eight to prepare kids to make a lifetime of healthy decisions. Visit SmallTalksWI.org for tips, facts and more. This campaign is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
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Better Brodhead partnered with the Jacob’s SWAG Foundation to promote the use of the new Got Your Back App. The Got Your Back App is new digital platform for suicide awareness, prevention, and education. There are tools custom built to help the user cope with anxiety and depression. The app provides a way for someone in crisis to contact crisis hotlines and send messages to their designated support team comprised of family and friends. There are also mindfulness and calming exercises to help guide the user through moments of anxiety. Additionally there is a nationwide support services locator as well as the ability to create a safety plan. Below you will see an animated video produced by Better Brodhead that further explains the app. We encourage you to utilize this life-saving resource.
In a conversation with a local youth who identifies as agender, joined by their parent, we learn what it is like to navigate gender identity from the perspective of a child and their family in our communities.
Green and Rock County Sexual Assault Recovery Program hosted a Take Back the Night event where they educated about sexual violence, human trafficking, myths and warning signs. Better Brodhead was able to set up an informational table during the event. Did you stop over and see us?
We continue our conversation about prevention work and outreach with the LGBTQ+ community. This section focuses on terminology and language and how our use of language can help create a safer and more supportive community for all.
Check out this videowhere you will hear a Public Safety Announcement from Brodhead Chief of Police, Chris Hughes as well as Green County Public Health Educator, Bridget Craker about the town and county’s current update of COVID-19!