Wells Fargo Donates $10,000

Congratulations to Council Board member, John Mogk, for winning a Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Award. The award is accompanied by a cash prize to the organization where the volunteer work is done. John thrilled everyone at a recent staff meeting when he presented us with a check for $10,000 from Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo Donation

Announcing the Council’s 2014 “Power of Prevention” Breakfast

The Council’s annual “Power of Prevention” Breakfast has been scheduled for Friday, October 10, 2014 at the Northwood Club. This year’s keynote speaker is Judith Landau who is a child, family, and community neuropsychiatrist and licensed marriage and family therapist. The underlying focus of Landau’s more than 30 years of cutting-edge work in addiction, family therapy, family medicine and wellness is that of helping individuals, families and communities access their inherent resilience and strength in the face of adversity, reinstating hope as a driving force for healing. She is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, including the book Invitational Intervention, co-authored with James Garrett. Landau has taught in over 100 countries and trained more than 1,000 people. She is Director of Judith Landau Consulting, an international clinical and consulting practice and of the Landau Network, a national network of Certified ARISE® Interventionists. She is also President and CEO of the non-profit LINC Foundation. Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for additional details.

Touching and Changing Lives

The Council trained or provided direct services to more than 31,000 people in 2013. In addition, we reached tens of thousands more by 1) providing resources/materials to students, parents and teachers; 2) conducting public awareness campaigns in the form of press conferences, public service announcements, billboards, community events and media coverage; and, (3) educating teachers, counselors and parents who pass on their skills and knowledge to countless others.

Ways to Connect

The Council has a strong commitment to improving social norms around substance abuse at the population-level. As a result, we provide leadership and obtain financial and other resources to support community mobilization efforts and community coalitions. These groups include representation from a wide variety of community sectors, volunteers who give their time and talent to help reduce the incidence and impact of alcohol and other drugs. The return on that investment? Improved health, safety and productivity of children, families, and communities. In addition to the Council’s website, each group has its own website as well. We hope you will pay them a visit.

Region 3 Prevention Resource Center – www.prc3.org
Dallas Area Drug Prevention Partnership – www.drugfreedallas.org
Tobacco-Free North Texas – www.tobaccofreentx.org
Texas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children – www.texasdec.org


Fashionable and Drug-Free

The 13th Annual BuzzFree PROMises Dress & Tux Giveaway held on February 15 was another big success. Almost 200 participants attended alcohol and other drug education classes, enjoyed a fashion show, shared a tasty lunch, and signed a pledge to be alcohol and other drug-free on prom night. At the end of the day, students were rewarded with free prom attire, all donated by local businesses and individuals. The Council is grateful to many collaborators and sponsors who made the event possible.

Students said:
“I had a blast.” “It’s an amazing experience.” “I’m very thankful for everything.”
“It’s a learning experience that is fun and exciting.”

With deepest gratitude to our major sponsors

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