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Siena’s HUGS Foundation
Non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with Special Needs.  Siena’s HUGS (Help Us Grow Strong) Foundation believes that all of those with special needs deserve a safe place to explore, learn, and grow physically and emotionally. Hope, inspiration, and accomplishment will lead to a more fulfilled life and empower those to reach and obtain their dreams to go beyond the prescribed limitations. Siena’s HUGS is working to develop special programs for physical activity, artistic and musical expression and healthy living workshops. Visit their website at www.youcanhug.com


MADD’s Power of Parents presented through E-town Area Communities That Care Mon, Sept 18, 7 pm, E-town HS Room 1920
Join in the conversation to prevent underage drinking by participating in MADD’s Power of Parents: It’s Your Influence® program! Supported by a research-based parent handbook, this program equips parents and other caring adults with the tools and strategies to effectively talk to teens about alcohol. The presentation is 30 minutes after
which you will receive the free parent guide. We encourage your teen to attend the Power
of You(th) program on Tue, Sept 25, so you can open a family dialogue following the two
presentations. Please pre-register by email to amy@eactc.org or call 717-367-0678.

MADD’s Power of You(th) presented through Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care
Wed, Sept 26, 7 pm, E-town HS Room 1920
You have the power to take a stand. YOU’RE NOT ALONE. Not All Teens Drink, actually most don’t. The truth is three out of four teens don’t drink, which means the majority
is staying alcohol free until 21! Learn the truth about teens and alcohol during this 30
minute interactive presentation, after which you will receive the free youth guide. We
encourage parents and adults to attend the Power of Parents program on September 17th so you can open a family dialogue following the two presentations. Please preregister
by email to amy@eactc.org or call 717-367-0678.

Mental Health First Aid
One in five adults will experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Even if you are not a trained mental health professional, you can be prepared and know what to do when a mental health crisis happens. Mental Health First Aid is a clinically proven training course that will help you identify, and respond to the signs of mental health difficulties and give you the skills to apply a 5 step action plan to assess a situation and provide help. Participants will receive a Nationally recognized course certificate of completion, a Mental Health First Aid manual, listing of local mental health resources and
Certification as a Mental Health First Aid Responder. The 8-hour course is offered by WellSpan Philhaven, along with support from Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care. Training is free of charge. Register at www.eactc.org under the events tab. Email info@eactc.org for more information.
Wednesday, October 24, 8 am – 5 pm
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 398 North Locust Street, Elizabethtown.

Community Conversations about the Opioid Epidemic
Lancaster County Joining Forces, Compass Mark, and Penn Medicine Lancaster General, along with support from Donegal Substance Abuse Alliance and Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care, will host a three-part community conversation on the opioid epidemic. All sessions are free of charge and will be held at the Alliance Church of Elizabethtown, 425 Cloverleaf Rd, Elizabethtown, from 6:30-8 pm. Attend one, two, or all three. Registration is not necessary but appreciated for planning purposes. Childcare will be available, but must be requested in advance. Registration can be made at LancasterJoiningForces.org under the events tab.

September 25 – Addiction – A Disease of the Mind and Body
Speaker: Jack Sodak, Retreat at Lancaster County

October 9 – How to Help a Loved One Struggling with Drug Use
Speaker: Joel Jakubowski, PA Adult & Teen Challenge

October 23 – How to Talk to Children About Drugs
Speaker: Deb McCoy, Compass Mark