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Smart Approaches to Marijuana PDF Print E-mail

Smart Approaches to Marijuana

A great opportunity coming to Cedar Rapids (afternoon) and Anamosa (evening) on Tuesday, April 1.  The afternoon training will be at Kirkwood Community College on the 3rd floor of Iowa Hall in Cedar Rapids from 3:15 - 4:45 pm. For more information or to register for the afternoon event click here.  The evening event will be held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa from 7-8:30 pm. For more information or to register for the evening event click here.

Dr. Kevin Sabet, Director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida, will be coming to share information with our communities on “Smart Approaches to Marijuana”.  His message will help participants:


• Discover a “Smart Approach to Marijuana” that neither legalizes, nor demonizes, marijuana.

• Have an honest conversation about reducing unintended consequences of current marijuana policies, such as lifelong stigma due to arrest.

• Identify smart policies that decrease marijuana use while promoting research on marijuana in order to obtain FDA-approved, pharmacy-dispensed, cannabis-based medications.

Pre-registration for this training is currently limited to select audiences including Linn, Jones, and Benton residents, but will be open to the rest of the state on February 18.

Also, ecstasy, molly, dragonfly, smiles, meow meow are some of the names given to drugs that are at least initially seen as safe.  They have been sold on line and by local dealers.  They come in powder, pill (variety of colors and some have a symbol), and capsule (green, clear, white).  They are all dangerous!


Please share this information with others!

 
Announcing New Bullying Conference Calls PDF Print E-mail

IFFCMH is proud to partner with BULLY Project Iowa to present monthly youth specific and parent specific conference calls regarding bullying. The youth specific call will take place on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 pm and the parent specific call will take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month.  The first calls will take place on Monday, November 18th and Thursday, November 21st respectively. These calls will be supervised and monitored by The Director of Iowa Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, Lori Reynolds and Tania McAtee- Regional Leader of The BULLY Project Iowa and Founder of 'Tipton Against Kids Being Bullied'.This call is designed to allow youth and parents to talk about any concerns they may have with bullying or concerns related to bullying- no personal information will be allowed on the call, no last name or location of one another may be exchanged or said on the call.

If want to reach out to Lori or Tania, you may do so by private message on Facebook or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We ask that you share this conference call with friends, schools, teachers, groups or youth groups.

Please follow the call in instructions and please keep in mind that this call will be provided monthly at the same time on the 3rd Monday of each month! We are so excited to provide this opportunity to you all and the overall purpose is to allow a place where youth and parents can come talk about bullying. Always know we are here for you!


Conference Call # 1-267-507-0240 Conference Code #235289. This is 7:00 p.m. CENTRAL TIME ZONE and OPEN TO ALL!!

 
IFFCMH MISSION PDF Print E-mail

To link families to community, county and state partners for needed supports and services; and to promote systems change that will enable families to live in a safe, stable and respectful environment.

This mission will be accomplished by empowering families through:

  • Information Dissemination
  • Information and Referral Services
  • Mentoring
  • Advocacy Training
  • Educating Legislators
 
Bullying Conference Call Evaluation PDF Print E-mail

Recent participants of the Bullying conference calls please click here to complete the call evaluation.

 
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