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Strengthening Families Program Begins Soon…

Strengthening Families Program

Who: Parents or Caregivers and their youth ages 4-14

What:  7 sessions (Oct.1-Nov.12) for ages 11-14

10 sessions (Oct,1-Dec.3) for ages 4-10


When: October 1-December 3, Tuesdays, 5pm-7:30pm, one night a week.

Please register ASAP to help us coordinate meals and space.

Where: Red Creek Elementary, 410 County Hwy A, Black River Falls

Benefits: •Meet other parents and children from the community. •Help participants build on their strengths in showing love and setting limits. •Help youth develop skills in handling stress, peer pressure, and building a positive future. •Have fun with the family. •Gift basket for each family, family portrait at end of program!!

Child care provided upon request for children ages 3 and under.

To register, click HERE and fill out the form at bottom of page and we will then make contact.  Deadline for registration is SEP.26, 2019, 4pm.

In partnership with/sponsored by: AODA Grant-BRF School District, Black River Area Foundation Grant, Jackson County UW-Extension, Together For Jackson County Kids and Community Donations


Outdoor Sharps Disposal Box now open to Jackson County Residents


This outdoor sharps disposal box is located at:

The Jackson County Recycling Center

115 Harrison Street

Black River Falls, WI.

Questions? Contact Lisa at 715-284-6012 or Monica at 715-284-4257

Sign Up For The Strengthening Families Program


The Strengthening Families Program (for parents and youth age 4-14) will begin on Tuesday, September 22, at a location in Black River Falls, to be determined.  Registered families will attend this program every Tuesday for 12 weeks (youth ages 4-10) or 7 weeks (youth ages 11-14).  Contact  at 715-284-4257, if you wish to attend and take advantage of this opportunity.


Four Overdose Deaths in Jackson County Since January First


Two deaths in just the last weekend. Overdoses becoming rapidly more frequent in Jackson County.

Suspects Charged With Making Meth at Humbird Hotel


Two suspects were recently charged with making meth in their room at an area hotel last month.  A third suspect is still being searched for.

Scary Movie Night at Falls Cinema

Together for Jackson County Kids is having a scary movie night Halloween at the Falls Cinema in Black River Falls in honor of Red Ribbon Week. Teens who wear red or come in a costume get in to see the movie for free. We will be showing Insidious 2 rated PG-13. Movie starts at 7pm.

Movie Night 2014 idea 02


Jackson County Drug/Alcohol Forum a SUCCESS!!!

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GR8 SK8 is Returning!

2014 GR8SK8 Poster 8.5x11 AMA Grant

National Children’s Mental Health Aware

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week May 4 – 10, 2014
•Create awareness surrounding positive mental health practices and supports. Actively work to reduce stigma, awareness of mental health needs and promote wellness programs.
•Contact your local, state and federal legislators to request funding for early intervention and prevention programs, enacting anti-bullying legislation and promoting the “system of care” approach.
•Encourage culturally and linguistically competent supports and services.
•One in five young people have one or more mental, emotional, or behavioral challenges. One in ten youth have challenges that are severe enough to impair how they function at home, school, or in the community.
•Despite high rates of mental illness in children, 4 out of 5 children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced symptoms do not receive any help. The majority of those who do not receive needed mental health services are minority children. For example, 88% of Latino children have unmet mental health needs. In addition, Latino children are less likely than others to be identified by a primary care physician as having a mental disorder.
•One-half of all lifetime cases of psychological challenges begin by age 14, and three-quarters begin by age 24. In addition, 80% of people who experience multiple issues with mental health and substance abuse report onset before the age of 20.
•Suicide is the third leading cause of death in adolescents and young adults. Children experiencing symptoms of psychological challenges, particularly depression, are at a higher risk for suicide. An estimated 90% of children who complete suicide have a diagnosable mental illness.
•Unmet mental health needs may complicate daily activities and education for youth. Almost 25% of adolescents who required mental health assistance reported having problems at school. Over 50% of students who experience psychological challenges, ages 14 and older, drop out of high school-the highest dropout rate of any disability group.
•Early detection and intervention strategies for mental health issues improve children’s resilience and ability to succeed in life. According to a study by the National Institute of Mental Health, preschoolers at high risk for mental health problems showed less oppositional behavior, less aggressive behavior, and were less likely to require special education services 3 years after enrolling in a comprehensive, school-based mental health program.

Courtesy of: National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health