MCSAP and our coalition partners have created videos to capture our discussions about substance abuse prevention, youth access to tobacco and alcohol, reminders to dispose of medication safely, and more. Watch and enjoy!
Members of the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) gathered for a late-spring youth leadership summit so they can become better advocates for an alcohol-, tobacco-, and drug-free lifestyle. Video produced by Leading to Change.
This session provides an overview of how substance use prevention coalitions can begin crafting their message for the media. Includes conversation about mission statements, elevator speeches, audience analysis, and narrative framing. Only the first half of the session appears on this video. This session was sponsored by the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth Southeast Region and Community Advocates Public Policy Institute.
This session provides an overview of how coalitions can prepare for an interview include a pre and post interview checklist, and general to-dos for interacting with media personnel. Also includes conversations on media kits, practice interviews, and how to address a bad story. This session was sponsored by the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth Southeast Region and Community Advocates Public Policy Institute.
In this third and final session of the series we cover the press releases- looking at the elements of a good press release and the format to follow when writing one. We do a practice activity critiquing some sample pitches/press releases. This session also covers how to recruit the media sector to your coalition, ways that you can engage them- including media sponsorship, and how to retain those sector members. This session was sponsored by the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth Southeast Region and Community Advocates Public Policy Institute.
This training is to empower adults who work with teens on how to use social media to promote positive and impactful messages about substance use prevention. Topics include: Setting up goals and expectations when doing social media training for youth; Social Media policy when creating an online presence for and by youth; Having a youth as an intern – set up processes, trainings and incentives. This session was sponsored by the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth Southeast Region and Community Advocates Public Policy Institute.
Become an influencer for a cause! This training is to empower teens on how to use social media to promote positive and impactful messages. Youth will learn how to create a personal brand by connecting, engaging and promoting powerful prevention messages. At the end of the training, teens should be able to create a powerful social media strategy to promote substance abuse prevention messages and at the same time be able to start creating an impactful personal brand. This session was sponsored by the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth Southeast Region and Community Advocates Public Policy Institute.
Julia Sherman of the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project spoke to Milwaukee-area advocates about what they can do to change their local alcohol culture and address problematic drinking, such as underage drinking and binge drinking. Sherman's talk was part of the Changing Your Alcohol Environment Series sponsored by the Southeast Region of the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth and the Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention coalition.
Rodney Wambeam of the University of Wyoming provided an overview of alcohol in our culture, from the beer, cider, and wine consumed by the early settlers to today's day drinking trend and wine moms. This keynote was part of the Changing Your Alcohol Environment Series offered by the Southeast Region of the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth and the Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.
This webinar from the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance highlights key issues related to e-cigarette use among Wisconsin youth. It provides an overview of what the products look like and the Tobacco Is Changing campaign, Youth Tobacco Survey data among Wisconsin middle and high school students, the acute impact on lung health from the EVALI outbreak, and differences in product regulation.
Learn about the current state of the use of cannabis and cannabinoids (including type, potency, and novel cannabinoids) and the effect that cannabinoids have on adolescent and young adult brain development. Presented by Dr. David Galbis-Reig, who is certified in Addiction Medicine. Sponsored by Alliance for Wisconsin Youth and Community Advocate
You have one choice. Protect your family and community. Safely dispose of your medication.
MCSAP organized virtual resource fairs devoted to mental and health and wellness issues, especially those experienced by BIPOC community members. Hear from local experts, get access to resources, and become an ally.
Milwaukee youth created this PSA for Milwaukee youth with the message: Choose your friends wisely.
Syd Robinson, Lady J, Maker Moist, Jaymes Manfield, and Montell Infiniti Ross, families, and athletes share their quit stories in this video series produced in partnership with UWM LGBT Resource Center.
Learn how alcohol is marketed and sold in Milwaukee, and how it impacts youth. Experts from the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute, Counter Tools, and UW-Madison Population Health Institute present findings from 2017-2019 retail assessments in Milwaukee.
Destiny and Maya from the Neu Life FACT group share how they have been impacted by tobacco in their neighborhoods and in their families. Some Milwaukee neighborhoods have easier access to tobacco than to healthy food, and through Wisconsin Wins, they conduct compliance checks to ensure retailers don't sell to underage youth. For more information see www.witobaccocheck.org. To report the sale of single cigarettes call 414-935-7430.