OK2SAY is a Michigan Department of Education sponsored program that is designed for students, parents, school personnel, community members, and law enforcement to report planned school attacks, weapons, assault, bullying/cyberbullying, threats and more. Tips will be forwarded to the appropriate school, local and/or state agencies. Click here to learn more or to submit a tip.
TAKE BACK MEDS PROGRAM
Medicine abuse is a dangerous and growing problem in our communities. In western Washtenaw County, 1 in 10 middle school students has used a prescription painkiller, without a doctor’s prescription (Source: 2010 MiPHY Survey). Many kids assume it is safe to abuse medicine, because it is prescribed by a doctor, or sold in a pharmacy. But when taken in high doses or mixed with other drugs, many medications have serious and life-threatening consequences, including addiction and overdose.
You are the first line of defense against medicine abuse! Most kids who abuse medicine say they get it from friends or family medicine cabinets. Do you have unused medications lying around at home? Do not flush any medicines! Dispose of your unused medications safely, without impacting our drinking water, with the Black Barrel project. This medicine take-back program allows anyone to safely dispose of unused medications, no questions asked. Just take your unwanted medications to the Stockbridge Village Offices and drop them in the barrel. For the safety of those who empty the barrel they cannot accept liquids and sharps. Visit www.takebackmeds.org for more info.
CHANGING THE ENVIRONMENT
SRSLY supports the County in their routine compliance checks of alcohol restaurants and retailers. These routine checks reduce the sale of alcohol to minors and prioritize the practice of safe and legal sales among restaurants and retailers.
SRSLY supports several policies here in Stockbridge, including the state laws against adults providing alcohol to minors, or allowing minors to consume alcohol on their property. We engage in policy work as the need and opportunities arise. When we are actively working on a policy, it will be listed here.
CTPN SRSLY and the Super Master Sentinels project has emerged as an exemplary collaborative effort to support local youth. Comic books connect language and art in a way that draws readers in and encourages literacy within children. By using a medium that kids already enjoy, adults can pass along messages that benefit kids and help establish a positive sense of place in Stockbridge. When local agencies come together to professionally produce fun and creative comic books that teach local kids about healthy and positive behaviors, the whole community wins. *CPTN SRSLY is a shared comic book project between the SRSLY Coalition, Chelsea School District, Chelsea District Library, Edgar Norman Creative, and local cartoonist, Jerzy Drozd.*