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Coalition Strategies


Coaches, Kids, and Chemicals 2018

Coaches, Kids and Chemicals is a one day event designed to engage and support the health and wellness of coaches and athletes. This yearly event also provides tools, resources, and education about the substance use/misuse issues facing student athletes and their teams. 

Event Coordinators/Sponsors:

PreventionFIRST!, Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Who should attend? Students in grades 9-11, coaches, athletic trainers, athletic directors, parents and booster members 

When:  February 27 

8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Cintas Center 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207

This event is free. Lunch will be provided. Up to 10 students per school can register.



Questions: Contact Christi Valentini-Lackner 513-751-8000 x. 16 or cvalentini-lackner@prevention-first.org  

Two Exciting Prevention Programs at 2018 CKC

 The pHARMING Effects:

The pHARMING Effects was created by teens from central Ohio who adapted a toolkit from the Ohio State University School of Pharmacy's Generation Rx Initiative, then transformed it into an exciting and interactive youth-led presentation.

The presentation defines prescription drug abuse and misuse; facilitates discussion of the insidious nature of addiction; addresses the impact of prescription drug marketing and offers tips on how to think critically about this advertising; and, provides relevant strategies for teens to initiate change in their homes, schools, and communities.

 TheReinvent the Reel. Finish Smoking on Screen:

This program's goal is to raise public awareness of the issue of smoking in the movies and popular culture. Youth will be educated on the issue of smoking in the movies, TV, streaming content and video games. Student-athletes attending the 2018 CKC Conference will create a photo petition to urge the Motion Picture Association of America to use an R-rating on movies that include smoking.