Anoka-Hennepin School District
WELCOMEWe are glad you are hereKNOWLEDGE/RESOURCES/ACTION
AgendaPresenters/SpeakersKTTStudent storyMelissa Adolfson Student storyRose McKinneyQuestion and Answer SessionVisit Resource Tables
KNOWLEDGE/RESOURCES/ACTIONWhats our why?
Our PanelMichael GeorgeCPHS PrincipalStephanie JohnstonStudent Achievement AdvisorChristine AndersonCPHS Social WorkerLindsey SmithRegional Prevention CoordinatorRose McKinneyCPHS Parent/Our Young AddictsKaren ManikowskiHealthy Student Partnership, Project ManagerTracee AndersonKnow The Truth, Community Engagement CoordinatorLaura ZabinskiKnow The Truth, Program ManagerMelissa AdolfsonLead Epidemiologist, MN State Epidemiologist Outcomes WorkgroupPatti CremaCPHS ParentGreg ColePrincipal, Responsible for Discipline Policy in A-H ISD#11Barry ScanlanPrevention CoordinatorChristie Haustein Headway Emotional Health ServicesAndrew DickmanBrooklyn Park Police Juvenile DetectiveSheila DaviesCPHS School Nurse
Know the truth: Laura zabinskiWhat Students Tell Us
Know the TruthTeenage Substance Abuse in Anoka- Hennepin School District
Know the TruthPersonal approach: Relate, Engage & InformReinforce school curriculum Correct misconceptionsInteractive
Minnesota Adult & Teen ChallengeShort-term treatmentLong-term recovery programIn patient and out patient
Intro Introduction of myselfLogistics folder Agenda Who are you?What do we do?
Agenda for the night7
Schools We Work WithMiddle SchoolsCoon RapidsJackson Oak ViewRoosevelt
High SchoolsCoon Rapids Champlin Park Blaine Andover Anoka
ALCsRegional High SchoolTechnical High School
Drug TrendsGateway DrugsCigarettes, Alcohol, Marijuana, Prescription Pills
Other Drugs and TrendsMeth, Cocaine, Heroin, Club DrugsBinge Drinking, Inhalants, Over The Counter
Influences Friends, Media, Family
Middle School Survey Results
2014-2015 Know the Truth Student Survey Statistics Comparing Anoka Hennepin Middle Schools statistics to MN Middle Schools statistics. Through this we can see that there is a lower rate of students drinking in the Anoka Hennepin Middle Schools, compared to the state average. Another thing to take note on this slide, is the frequency of use. Drinking 3+ times a month is to evaluate how often a student drinks throughout the month, and we are seeing it to be uncommon for students to drink on a regular basis here in the Anoka Hennepin Middle Schools. 11
High School Survey Results
2014-2015 Know the Truth Student Survey Statistics Comparing Anoka Hennepin High Schools and Alternative Learning Centers statistics to MN Middle Schools statistics. Through this we can see that there is a higher rate of students drinking in the Anoka Hennepin High Schools, compared to the state average. One thing to note The Alternative Learning Centers often have high use rates, and frequency of use, due to a higher population of students using in these schools. 12
Middle School Survey Results
2014-2015 Know the Truth Student Survey Statistics. 4% of Anoka Hennepin Middle School students have used an illegal drug, in comparison to the state average of 7%.13
Middle School Survey ResultsOf those who have used:
2014-2015 Know the Truth Student Survey Statistics. To make note this slide is to evaluate of those who have used the (4% in Anoka Hennepin Middle Schools and 7% MN Middle Schools) what they have used. OF THOSE WHO HAVE USED, we commonly see a high use rate of Marijuana and Prescription pills. One statistic that is alarming on this chart is the prescription pill use in the Anoka- Hennepin Middle Schools, since this is a preventable thing. 70% of students try prescription pills because they are accessible, if we locked up our medications, or put them ina high traffic area where people can see them, will decrease this statistic. 14
High School Survey Results
2014-2015 Know the Truth Student Survey Statistics. We are seeing a higher use rate in the Anoka- Hennepin High Schools, compared to the state average of MN High Schools. As noted before we commonly see a high use rate in the Alternative Learning Centers. 15
High School Survey ResultsOf those who have used:
2014-2015 Know the Truth Student Survey Statistics. To make note this slide is to evaluate of those who have used the (30% in Anoka Hennepin High Schools, 82% Anoka Hennepin ALCs, and 28% MN Middle Schools) what they have used. OF THOSE WHO HAVE USED, we commonly see a high use rate of Marijuana and Prescription pills. The use of prescription pills can be decreased simply by getting rid of old medicine, locking up medications and putting medicine in a high trafficked area where the medication can be seen. 70% of students try prescription pills because they are accessible.16
2014-2015 Know the Truth Student Survey Statistics. Top reasons students choose not to use, is due to potential legal issues, parents disapproval (they care what parents think), and due to the harm that the drugs can cause mentally and physically. 17
School StatsAfter seeing our presentation 94% of students surveyed made a commitment to not use illegal drugs in the future.
After having KTT in their classroom these are the top 2 influences our presentation had on the studentsLearned how dangerous drugs/alcohol can be 71%I learned this could happen to me 68%
What Can You Do?Educate them and yourselfLock up medicationTalk early and talk oftenPartner with other invested adults
We challenge you to keep educating yourself on the drugs, alcohol and what is commonly used nowadays. By educating yourself, you will be able to educate your kids and even be ready for when questions arise from your students.
As noted before, the use of prescription pills is at a rise, due to it being easily accessible. This is preventable by locking up medications, getting rid of old medication at a drop-box, or putting medicine in a high trafficked area in the house so you can monitor it.
We challenge you to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol, not just one time, but many times. We will be discussing tips and ways to approach the discussion in our next session.
Finally we ask that you take this time to partner with other parents and adults who are invested in your children (family, coaches, teachers, mentors). If your child is having a sleepover do not be afraid to call the other parents, to make sure that is where you child is at. Check in with other adults to see how your child is doing, this way if you have any suspicions of use or a tough time you have other adults to fall back on. 19
Student Comments I thought the presentation was amazing at showing, not only the effects of drugs and alcohol, but that help is out there and it really works. Student, Blaine HS
The presentation was quite effective in showing the horrors of drugs and the depths of addiction. Student, Andover HS
Student Comments I thought the presentation was extremely realistic and made me realize that I should not ever turn to drugs or alcohol. Student, Jackson MS
They did a great job telling us the dangers of drugs and alcohol and how badly they can effect our lives, health, and dreams. Student, Blaine HS
Student CommentsVery inspirationalI AM NEVER TRYING DRUGS. - Student
March 3rd PreviewDrug Trends
Contact InfoLaura Zabinski MN Adult & Teen Challenge & Know the TruthPrevention Program Manager612-238-6107 (office)612-804-9482 (cell)Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org www.knowthetruthmn.org
Dorrances StoryAge: 23Fav. Activity (prior to use): SportsFirst Use: 15 - MarijuanaReason: Environmental Influences (Music, TV, Neighborhood, Friends)Worst Consequence: I had a skewed perception of who I was. Greatest Help: MN Adult and Teen ChallengeAdvice: Pay attention to what your children are finding their self-worth in.
Epidemiologist: Melissa AdolfsonPerception vs. Reality
Minnesota Student Survey FindingsAnoka-Hennepin School District
About the SurveyAdministered every three years84% of public operating school districts participated in 2013From 1995-2010 survey administered to 6th, 9th, and 12th grades; in 2013 administered to 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th grades
SchoolsSample SizeAnoka High SchoolAndover High SchoolBlaine High SchoolChamplin Park High SchoolCoon Rapids High SchoolRegional High SchoolAnoka-Hennepin Technical High School2,305 5th graders2,578 8th graders2,546 9th graders1,389 11th graders8,818 totalAnoka-Hennepin Participation
Students were asked to report the number of times they used each substance in the 30 days prior to survey administration. Responses for 8th, 9th, and 11th graders were combined; 5th graders were not asked about past-month substance use. Binge drinking refers to drinking five or more alcoholic beverages on one occasion one or more times in the past month. Tobacco use includes students reporting cigarette smoking and/or chewing tobacco use and/or smoking cigars/cigarillos. The question about prescription drugs asks students about using prescription drugs not prescribed to them by their doctor.31
Because of the change in the grade levels surveyed (see slide 29), we can only look at trends for 9th graders. Alcohol and tobacco use has been declining in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, in Minnesota, and nationally among youth. Marijuana use has shown a flattening trend in the state during the past six years, and a slightly increasing trend in some districts.32
PERCEIVED VS. ACTUAL ALCOHOL USE8th Grade9th Grade11th GradeStudents reporting they think MOST students