DECEMBER 2017 Newsletter

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DECEMBER  2017 


 

TAOS ALIVE IS A COMMUNITY EFFORT TO REDUCE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONGST YOUTH IN TAOS COUNTY 

  • Mission:  Taos Alive Coalition unites the community to plan and implement strategies that prevent and reduce substance use and its consequences among Taos County youth.
  • Vision:  Taos County youth will live in a community that is safe, secure and drug-free.
      As the months grow colder and we approach the holiday season, we are happy to look back at a fruitful year and see how we've continued to work on our Substance Abuse Prevention efforts through policy work & informing the community of risks. Along with this,  we've included in our efforts to promote  'Positive Youth Events' to offer positive alternatives for teen & young adult activities in Taos. 
     We are proud of the abundance of Youth Events Offerings that arose in 2017. To name a few:
  •  The High Frequency Loft opened this past year and is here to create a space for mindful movement and uplifting events. A family-friendly, substance-free atmosphere focused towards helping people raise their vibration. 
  • The Taos Launchpad  opened this past Spring and offers to Taos a Makerspace which includes:  science lab, digital media studio, and various art resources. Taos Launchpad provides high-quality, safe out-of-school-time programming for K-12 youth. LISTEN to our Taos Talks Interview with Taos Launchpad 
  • Dream Tree Farms which will launch next Spring, a social enterprise that is working in conjunction with the non-profit, Dream Tree Project, which provides emergency shelter for underage youth. Dream Tree Farms will be Traditional Farming within a 21st Century Model providing organic foods to local restaurants. The profits will go toward the housing for the Dream Tree Project. LISTEN to our Taos Talks Interview with Dream Tree Project
  • Taos Aerial Gym opened this past summer and provides a friendly and inviting atmosphere for Aerial Fabric, Lyra, Rope and Trapeze of all levels and abilities and ages. 
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During this Holiday Season, If you or a loved one find yourself needing a Stress-Free Sober Shuttle, please contact: 
 
                            Mountain View Shuttle, Charley Rael                                                   mountainviewshuttle@hotmail.com                Phone: 575-770-8759
 



* To learn more abut our Strategic Plan or to Get Involved with the Taos Alive Coalition visit TAOSALIVE.ORG
 
  CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Drug Free Coalition Coordinator Job Opportunity
We successfully mentored Northern Taos County (Questa, Amalia, Costilla, Cerro) to develop a Drug Free Coalition "Vida del Norte" and receive federal funding this fiscal year.  Vida del Norte is now hiring a Coalition Coordinator.   If interested please email Simon Torres   sa.torrez@nonviolenceworks.us
LEARN MORE HERE

Mentee Coordinator from Taos Pueblo 
We are also very happy to announce that Taos Alive applied for and received funding to Mentor Taos Pueblo to develop a Drug Free Coalition.   Taos Alive/Taos Pueblo was one of only 3 coalitions around the country to receive this funding. Click Here to view grant awards from SAMHSA   We are also currently looking for a Mentee Coordinator from Taos Pueblo to Coordinate a Drug Free Coalition at Taos Pueblo.  (Job description attached).  Deadlines for application is December 8, 2017. If interested please email resume and letter of interest to Julie@taosalive.org
DECEMBER  MEETINGS
Shape Your Community. Be Proactive!

• Taos Alive Coalition- 12/6     10:30a-12:00p
• Alcohol Policy -   12/12      10:00a-11:30a
• Rx Drug Safety -  12/21    12:00p-1:30p
• Media Advisory -  12/19    11:30a-1:00p




DECEMBER  HIGHLIGHTS
Currently raising funds & seeking sponsorship to help support the making of: "Happy Hour", a short film telling the story about Underage Drinking. Set to film during the Summer of 2018. LEARN MORE...
 

Events & News 
TAOS ALIVE FEATURES
Suboxone Certification: A Continuing Medical Education Program: Substance Use Disorder Initiative
• Responsible Beverage Service Training: set up a training for your restaurant or bar  establishment Contact Corrina
"Alcohol Literacy Challenge" - Let us Host a 1 hour presentation in your Classroom on how the Media is manipulated to encourage Alcohol Use. Contact Elijah

 


DECEMBER SUBSTANCE FREE EVENTS
Changing the Way We See Native America- 12/7
The Fire Playce: Special 10% off Make Pottery - 12/9
Bonfires on Bent Street- 12/9
Taos Talks -  12/13 &  12/27  - Taos Alive Radio on 93.5 KNCE
High Frequency Loft: Ecstatic Dance - 12/21
Taos Aerial Gym: Kids Aerial-  On-Going
Taos Youth Hockey- On-Going
The Bassmint: Youth Dance & DJ - every Wed. night
Mentors "Big Brother, Big Sister" -  On-Going

Skate Park Open- On Going

IN THE NEWS

Taos Alive Coalition unites the community to plan and implement strategies that prevent and reduce substance use and its consequences among Taos County youth.

In Partnership with Holy Cross Hospital, Taos Health Systems
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