TOWN HALL MEETING
Friday, April 29th, 2011
At the Woodland Community College
FREE and open to the public
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WOODLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
FIRST ANNUAL 3 ON 3
Frank Shamrock Undefeated UFC Champion (Special Guest)
Took place on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at Pioneer High from 9am-4pm
Parent Project® classes to be offered starting February 22, 2011
Every 15 Minutes Events
On April 13-14, 2011, the Every 15 Minutes program was presented at Pioneer High School.
On March 29-30, 2010, the Every 15 Minutes program was presented at Woodland High School.
This is a national program that we are brought to our high schools (www.every15minutes.com) to emphasize the fact that every 15 minutes, someone dies from an alcohol-related collision.
These events are a partnership of the following community businesses and organizations:
- American Medical Response
- Woodland Fire Department
- Woodland Police Department
- Woodland Police Department Chaplaincy Program
- Woodland High School
- Pioneer High School
- Project AWARE
- Office of Traffic Safety
- CaliforniaHighway Patrol
- Cache Creek Casino
- Woodland Healthcare
- Yolo County Sheriff’s Department
- Yolo County Coroner
- Citizen’s Towing and Impound
- Firehouse Entertainment
- Yolo Emergency Communications Agency
- Evergreen Funeral Service
- Valley Division Air Ops
- Willow Oak Fire Department
- Souza’s Lettering and Sign Shop
- Yolo Narcotics Enforcement Team (Y.O.N.E.T.)
- City of Woodland Public Works
- Yolo County Courts
- Mengali’s Florist
- Pionner FFA Floral
- Picasso’s Pizza
- RDM Entertainment and Audio Visual Rental Co.
- ATV Video Center
- Simulated car crash: Entire student body observes as “victims” are extricated from cars.
- The Living Dead: Every 15 minutes, throughout the school day, the Grim Reaper takes one student out of class and that student joins the “Living Dead” to represent each individual who dies in an alcohol-related collision. These students place their tombstones in a “cemetery” on campus.
- Parent notification: Throughout the day, chaplains notify parents of their child’s “loss of life” or “injury” due to the accident. Parents of “crash victims” will report to the hospital or coroner’s office just as if a real accident happened.
- Student retreat: All involved students spend the night at an off-campus location to process the events of the day. They are not permitted to have contact with any friends or family during this time.
- Parent retreat: All involved parents are required to attend a parent meeting run by the WPD Chaplains to process their feelings about the events of the day. This includes writing a letter to their child.
- Student body assembly: When the students return to school on Day 2, the entire student body will attend an assembly to see a video covering all of the events of the previous day. Selected parents and students will speak about their experience. A guest speaker will share a personal tragedy due to an alcohol-related incident, and it will be demonstrated how many people are affected by drinking and driving.
Calendar of Events
- No Social Hosting Campaign: “Social Hosting” occurs when an adult allows a party with alcohol to happen on his or her premises. We are working to educate the community on all the good reasons not to support this behavior. We are starting with a series in the Daily Democrat called “WARNING: Alcohol and Adolescents Don’t Mix” in which we will highlight the negative consequences that result from alcohol use, even if a parent does take the keys so no one drives drunk. We are also working with the Woodland Youth Coalition to create a PSA to get the word out from the teens’ perspective. At this time our goal is to continue a dialogue with community members about “Social Hosting”.
- Shoulder Tap/Decoy Operations: Officer John Riley, Project AWARE School Resource Officer, is working with Alcohol and Beverage Control to target establishments that sell alcohol to minors and adult individuals that buy alcohol for minors. When it is determined that such a crime has been committed through a “Shoulder Tap or Decoy Sting Operation”, he cites the business or individual for furnishing alcohol to a minor. A Press Release is then published in the newspaper with names of those who were caught in the sting operations.
- Binge Drinking Campaign: Using Solano County Office of Education’s documentary “Binge Drinking: A Rite of Passage” we spread the word that binge drinking is highly dangerous and can have severe consequences. We showed the documentary at the State Theatre on two occasions in Spring of ’09. A former Pioneer student shared a negative experience he had after a party where he was participating in binge drinking. The documentary was followed by a discussion panel with experts from the community. Woodland and Pioneer High School also incorporated the documentary into their Senior Class Assembly at the end of the school year.
- High School Curriculum: Class Action, an evidence-based alcohol reduction curriculum, is being implemented in Woodland’s high schools. Approximately 15 teachers participated in training on September 15, 2009 to learn how to implement this curriculum in their classrooms. It will be implemented at Woodland High, Pioneer High, Cache Creek High, and Woodland Christian High Schools by the end of the school year in Global Citizenship, Health, or Government Classes.
- Pro-Social Activities: Elli Loera, the new Project AWARE Outreach Specialist, is working to increase after-school club activities for students at each secondary school site.
- Every 15 Minutes: "Every 15 Minutes"is an educational experience that reminds us of all of the dangers associated with driving while impaired. The Every 15 Minutes program is conducted for teenagers and families around the world and emphasizes the fact that every 15 minutes, someone dies from an alcohol related collision.
Intensive Targeted Intervention
- One-on-one Counseling: When a secondary student is identified by counseling staff or administration as being at risk for alcohol abuse, usually after an alcohol or drug incident, that student is referred to Project AWARE for counseling services. Ann Welty, Perla Duarte , and Maria Cruz Plantilla are the Project AWARE School Counselors that are at each secondary school throughout the week to provide services to students. Alvin Henry and Loretta Abbott , Project AWARE Coordinators, also meet with students, one-on-one, at school sites. When a student is referred to Project AWARE, he or she completes an intake screening called the SASSI (Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory). This tells our staff if the student needs to be referred out for additional community-based services to deal with alcohol or drug issues. Additional sessions focus on the negative effects of drugs and alcohol on the body, as well as negative life consequences that occur as a result of drug and alcohol use. Counselors also help to support student goal-setting during these sessions while connecting with and supporting parents as well.
- The Parent Project: The Parent Project®is a parenting skills class for parents of strong-willed adolescents. It is a ten-week intensive course and dinner is included. The class focuses on changing their teen’s destructive behaviors within their own home. Parents learn strategies to diffuse arguments and find support for themselves.