Thursday, March 25, 2021

Virtual Parent Workshops


Madison County Prevention (MCP) is offering virtual Parent Workshops on Tuesday evenings.  These trainings are available to parents, guardians, caretakers and system workers.  Registration is required.  Please follow each individual, unique link to register for sessions of interest.

Specific dates, times and descriptions can be found below.


April 13th 6:00 – 8:00:  Why Prevention?  What is Addiction? provides education on how to prevent substance use, how addiction can hijack the brain, and what we can do to get better when it does.

April 20th 6:00 – 8:00:  Communication Strategies for Parents & Caregivers of Teens focuses on identifying common communication barriers, demonstrating how to open lines of communication and utilizing tools for good communication. Provided by Nationwide Children’s.

April 27th 6:00 – 7:00:  Stanford VAPE increase knowledge about basic facts of e-cigarettes and the harm they cause.

May 4th 6:00 – 7:00:  Alcohol Literacy Challenge (ALC) provides parents/guardians information on key points on both the real, physical effects of consuming alcohol, and the placebo-caused social & emotional effects people associate with drinking. It uses media literacy techniques to demonstrate how alcohol marketing can produce strongly held positive beliefs about drinking and how young people are impacted by marketing tactics. Changed alcohol expectancies are a key factor in predicting long-term alcohol usage patterns.

May 11th 6:00 – 8:00:  Parent Stressors & Coping Techniques is a fun, interactive, and creative workshop to help parents identify stressors and develop coping skills when feeling stressed. Provided by Nationwide Children’s.

May 18th 6:00 – 7:00:  Generation RX focuses on educating adults about four “key messages” for safe medication practices, all in an effort to prevent prescription drug misuse.  This misuse leads to serious legal, social, and health consequences, with drug overdoses now representing the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.

May 25th 6:00 – 8:00:  PAX Tools teaches strategies to improve the cooperation and performance of young people at home or in the community.

June 8th 6:00 – 7:00:  QPR Gatekeeper teaches participants how to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal, how to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide, common causes of suicidal behavior, warning signs of suicide and how to get help for someone in crisis.

June 15th 6:00 – 8:00:  Teens and Technology is a workshop that equips caregivers with the knowledge and tools to teach teens how to be safe when engaging in social media.  Provided by Nationwide Children’s.

 June 22nd 6:00 – 8:00:  Trauma 101 provides a basic understanding of the impact of psychological trauma helps in a broad array of interventions and treatment.  This training provides a foundational overview and awareness of trauma, resilience, and trauma-informed care for anyone in the community who interacts with individuals and families.

June 29th 6:00 – 8:00:  How to Talk to Your Teen About Anything…Including Alcohol and Other Drugs was developed as a part of the DEA360 strategy to help communities more effectively respond to the opioid crisis.

July 6th 6:00 – 7:00:  Yoga and Mindfulness Basics will teach you the basics of Yoga and Mindfulness.  Yoga and Mindfulness can make you stronger, more flexible, focused and alert.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Free Safety Items for Children Birth to 5

Partners Plus+

Early Childhood Safety Initiative Grant

Madison County Family and Children First Council

Families with children birth to age 5 can receive safety

items up to $200/family to help keep their kids safe.

Eligibility includes: TANF eligible (at or below 200% poverty)

No current open case or previous substantiated case with Child Protective Services


Items include but not limited to:

Baby gates     Cribs     Toddler beds
Outlet plug covers     Safety latches     Baby monitors     Car seats
Strollers     Swaddle sacks     Pack-n-Plays

Please contact Amanda Morgan to refer a family or for more information. 


Friday, March 19, 2021

I've Received the Covid-19 Vaccine- What Can I Do?


As vaccination counts rise, CDC releases interim safety guidance for fully vaccinated Americans

This month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated safety guidance for fully vaccinated people. The guidelines outline the activities and behaviors that are safer for people to engage in after receiving their vaccine and those that remain high-risk. A person is considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of the vaccine (or their single dose, in the case of Johnson & Johnson).

County boards' educational materials geared toward fully vaccinated people should reinforce the points made in this guidance. SSAs helping people make plans to return to in-person activities after being vaccinated are advised to use these as guidelines only—the CDC and Ohio Department of Health continue to urge caution with in-person interactions.
Fully Vaccinated People Can Do the Following Safely:
  • Visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing;
  • Visit with unvaccinated people from a single household who are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing; and
  • Refrain from quarantine and testing following a known exposure if asymptomatic.
Fully Vaccinated Should Continue the Following Precautions:
  • Wear a mask and physically distance from others in public and when visiting unvaccinated people or spending time inside;
  • Avoid medium and large in-person gatherings;
  • Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms; and
  • Follow guidance issued by individual employers as well as local, state, and federal health safety requirements.
Questions about this topic?
Send an email to

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Blood Drive


Blood Drive Sponsored by
The Madison County Board of DD

Fairhaven School Gymnasium
510 Elm Street
London, Ohio 43140

Friday, April 30, 2021

12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit,

sponsor code: Fairhaven

Scan to be directed to RapidPass

Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

Scan to schedule an appointment

Schedule a blood donation appointment today: Download the Blood Donor App 

 1-800-RED CROSS  1-800-733-2767

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

CPR And First Aid Training


CPR/First Aid


Mandatory Annual/Initial 8 Hour Training


Agencies, accelerate your on-boarding process

with 2-day training sessions!

All classes meet Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities requirements.


Located at LADD's Center for Community Engagement

3603 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45229


Click on the dates below for details and registration.



















Deb Easley * Dean Swartz

Amy Sparks * Eric Sunderman



Click here for our full schedule.


Want our training to come to you? Click here for on-site training and consultation info.

For more information contact us at (513) 237-2449 or email:





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