Events Calendar

Jan
28
Tue
Hidden In Plain Sight: E-Cigarettes & Other Drugs @ Goodrich Little Theater
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Parents, guardians, educators, grandparents and community members are invited to join Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County (DFC) on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 for the FREE event, Hidden in Plain Sight: E-Cigarettes & Other Drugs-What Every Adult Should Know. The event will be held at Goodrich Little Theater, 72 W. 9th Street, Fond du Lac, WI. The presentation will be from 6:00-7:30pm. Within the last year, DFC has provided this presentation to local communities throughout FDL County. This presentation will differ slightly from past events, with special focus on E-Cigarettes. This presentation is brought to you in partnership with FDL County Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, FDL Police Department, Aurora HealthCare and the FDL School District.

The presentation is for adults only (21 years of age and older). The goal of the presentation is to educate adults who are influential in the lives of youth. The presentation will provide an in-depth view of vaping devices, solutions being used in the devices, health related concerns including the severe lung outbreaks and deaths, as well as easy access to these products. The FDL Police Department will also highlight items in a mock bedroom set up on stage and discuss how seemingly innocent items can actually be an indication of substance abuse. In addition to learning about the various hiding spots and items that may indicate use, audience members will learn prevention strategies, and steps in helping children, students, patients, clients, families, friends or coworkers receive the necessary help. There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and get a closer look at the items located in the bedroom.

Hidden in Plain Sight: What Every Adult Should Know is a life size exhibit of a teen’s bedroom with more than 20 “red flags” that can signal drug or alcohol use. The exhibit identifies spots where teens may hide drugs, household items that can be used as drug paraphernalia and ways teens try to cover up drug and alcohol use.

Find out more information about the event on DFC’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/2800370736697409/.

Jan
29
Wed
NAMI Friendship Circle: Live, Laugh, Love Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This group provides a safe environment for individuals living with mental illness who want to learn coping skills and strategies. Live, Laugh, Love Support Group will be a peer led focus group entailing recovery topics that impact the lives of individuals with an overall goal of providing support to attendees.

Feb
4
Tue
LGBTQ Adult Community Support Group @ Journey's at St. Agnes Hospital
Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

LGBT Adult Support group is a confidential support group for adults 18 and older who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, and/or seeking support surrounding their sexual orientation.

Facilitated by Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC and Paul Clark, MSE, LPC, Agnesian HealthCare Behavioral Health Services, this professional and peer-led group offers support to individuals anywhere in their coming out process, and includes professional education on the following:

  • Coming out
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Communication with family and friends
Feb
5
Wed
NAMI Friendship Circle: Live, Laugh, Love Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This group provides a safe environment for individuals living with mental illness who want to learn coping skills and strategies. Live, Laugh, Love Support Group will be a peer led focus group entailing recovery topics that impact the lives of individuals with an overall goal of providing support to attendees.

Feb
11
Tue
QPR Training at the YMCA @ Fond du Lac Family YMCA
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
QPR Training at the YMCA @ Fond du Lac Family YMCA

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a practical and proven suicide prevention training. In just 90 minutes this training aims to empower attendees, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know by teaching them the common causes of suicidal behavior, warning signs, and three simple steps that can be used to help someone in crisis.

This training is being offered at the Fond du Lac Family YMCA, and is FREE to all. CLICK HERE to register!

Child Watch child care is available for attendees (including non-members). CLICK HERE for more information about Child Watch.

QPR trainings can be arranged AT NO COST for any group or organization in Fond du Lac County. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Suicide is preventable, and help is available. If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact Fond du Lac County Crisis Intervention at (920)929-3535 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Feb
12
Wed
NAMI Friendship Circle: Live, Laugh, Love Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This group provides a safe environment for individuals living with mental illness who want to learn coping skills and strategies. Live, Laugh, Love Support Group will be a peer led focus group entailing recovery topics that impact the lives of individuals with an overall goal of providing support to attendees.

Feb
18
Tue
LGBTQ Adult Community Support Group @ Journey's at St. Agnes Hospital
Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

LGBT Adult Support group is a confidential support group for adults 18 and older who identify with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, and/or seeking support surrounding their sexual orientation.

Facilitated by Leann Vice-Reshel, MA, LPC and Paul Clark, MSE, LPC, Agnesian HealthCare Behavioral Health Services, this professional and peer-led group offers support to individuals anywhere in their coming out process, and includes professional education on the following:

  • Coming out
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Communication with family and friends
Feb
19
Wed
NAMI Friendship Circle: Live, Laugh, Love Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This group provides a safe environment for individuals living with mental illness who want to learn coping skills and strategies. Live, Laugh, Love Support Group will be a peer led focus group entailing recovery topics that impact the lives of individuals with an overall goal of providing support to attendees.

Feb
20
Thu
NAMI Family Support Group @ NAMI Friendship Corner
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This gathering is offered monthly by NAMI affiliates, free of charge, in a confidential and safe setting at Friendship Corner and is run by volunteer facilitators who are also family members living with mental health challenges in their lives.  Group discussion and interaction will be encouraged.

Feb
24
Mon
Hidden In Plain Sight @ North Fond du Lac High School
Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

FREE program, open to ALL Fond du Lac County adults. Program is for Adults Only (21 years & older).

Register with this link!
https://forms.gle/YsxPqKoN1Qbg7ch48

Did you know there are many common household items and paraphernalia that may indicate a drug abuse problem for your child or grandchild with marijuana, tobacco, prescription drugs, heroin or alcohol? There are also certain behaviors that may indicate drug abuse in your teen. Youth who use drugs or alcohol before the age of 14 or 15 are 20-25% more likely to develop a drug dependency or addiction in their lifetime.

Hidden in Plain Sight is a presentation and mock bedroom for parents, grandparents, educators and community members. Learn how drug use negatively impacts youth development, warning signs and associated risky behaviors, common household items used as paraphernalia and new drug trends, such as JUUL’s. You’ll also learn prevention and intervening strategies if you suspect drug use, and resources available in Fond du Lac County. As a community we have a responsibility to be a part of the solution. So, join us and learn what you can do to prevent youth drug & alcohol abuse.

For event updates, please view our Facebook event here!

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