PHOTOVOICE – Through The Eyes of Youth

Photovoice is a process in which people – usually those with limited power due to poverty, language barriers, race, class, ethnicity, gender, culture, or other circumstances – use video and/or photo images to capture aspects of their environment and experiences and share them with others. The pictures can then be used, usually with captions composed by the photographers, to bring …

Youth in a Digital World – Sept. 10, 2018

In this age of social media it’s hard for parents and adults to keep up with the almost daily changes. New apps are constantly being developed! Children and teens are starting to use social media at younger ages, opening them up to any number of scary things. Warrick County Cares wants to help parents, caregivers and youth workers understand social …

Most Warrick teens don’t drink, encourage alcohol use

“The Truth Is” slogan is part of a media campaign encouraging Warrick County students to change the conversation about alcohol use with parents, teachers and adults. The premise of the campaign is that widespread student alcohol consumption is a misconception — that in actuality, most Warrick teens do not drink alcohol nor encourage alcohol use in friends. http://archive.courierpress.com/news/education/making-the-grade/community-coalition-says-most-warrick-teens-dont-drink-encourage-alcohol-use-ep-621572493-325550741.html

Group focuses on educating teens

Exciting things are happening in Warrick County! For the past several years Youth First, Inc., a local non-profit organization devoted to strengthening youth and families, has been coordinating the Warrick County Communities That Care Coalition. Communities That Care is part of a national and statewide initiative to engage community members in the prevention of substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, …

Care coalition to help parents, kids

The Warrick County Communities that Care Coalition (WCCTCC) was awarded a grant worth $125,000 a year for five years this fall. Marge Gianopoulos, Youth First’s WCCTCC coordinator, said part of this year’s grant money was used to revamp a program that Castle High School implemented long ago. Basically, parents filled out a form pledging not to host underage drinking parties. …