KN-Mt. Baker Community Coalition

Mt. Baker Community Coalition

goals, objectives and strategies

    • goal 1: increase community organization
        • (1) by June 30th, 2020, increase community and school capacity to address Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) in Mt. Baker community as measured by Coalition Assessment Tool
        • (2) increase community access to resources and community engagement as measured by resources disseminated
      • strategies:
        • community engagement/coalition development –goal 1
          • Baker Community Coalition
          • AmeriCorps VISTA
          • Hello Neighbor Newsletter

    • goal 2: reduce availability of opioid drugs and ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs)
        • (1) continue to decrease youth perceived access to opioids and ATOD among 6th-12th grade youth in Mt. Baker community by 2020 Healthy Youth Survey
      • strategies:
        • information dissemination – goal 2& 3
          • Rx media campaign
          • Town Hall
          • Rx Take Back events
          • social norming campaign
        • environmental strategies/ information dissemination — goal 2
          • school policy workgroup

    • goal 3: reduce favorable attitudes toward ATOD
      • objectives:
        • (1) increase accurate perception of peer and parental attitudes as measured by Healthy Youth Survey in Fall of 2020
        • (2) increase perception of harm among youth in grades 6-12 as measured by Healthy Youth Survey in Fall of 2020
      • strategies:
        • information dissemination – goal 2& 3
          • Rx media campaign
          • Town Hall
          • Rx Take Back events
          • social norming campaign
        • prevention/ intervention services — goal 3&4
          • student assistance program (Project SUCCESS)
    • goal 4: community laws and norms preventive to ATOD use among youth
      • objective:
        • (1) decrease substance use on J/SH campus as measured by HYS, by Fall 2020
      • strategies:
        • prevention/ intervention services — goal 3&4
          • student assistance program (Project SUCCESS)
    • goal 5: increase family management success
      • objective:
        • (1) increase parental management skills including monitoring and limit setting as measured by WSU survey (pre/post)
      • strategies:
        • direct services / education — goal 5
          • Strengthening Families 10-14

Organizational Diagram
organizational diagram


value statements (May 2019)

  • • We value childhood and adolescence as incredible growing years, where every child has the right to love, safety and access to skills and opportunities.
  • • We value the autonomy and integrity of families. Each are valuable and unique. Parenting is a sacred trust and opportunity to develop a healthy, well and capable next generation
  • • We value offering a safe space for people to connect. Compassion, love and equity lead to action for social justice.
  • • We value authentic human relationships based on respect, honesty and empathy. Human connection is a vessel to heal and create hope between people, organizations and human serving systems.
  • • We value moving through difficult spaces and knowing conflict is, at times, a part of the human experience. Dialogue is action toward shared goals and the creativity of the human spirit, in all its forms, leads through conflict and grief to unity and joy.
  • • We value lifelong learning. When diverse individuals bring varying perspectives in an inclusive environment solve to issues, there is strength and possibilities for positive community change which no individual can bring alone. Collective knowledge, wisdom and action is empowering.
  • • We value each person as having gifts and talents that are vital and valuable to a whole and healthy community. A community’s capacity to create safety, health and environments which foster hope and resilience, fosters each member’s ability to reach their greatest human potential. Everyone is a leader.
  • • We value human experience and scientific research as valid measures of well-being.

Coalition Coordinator

Wa’Lynn Sheridan, CPP

1 (360) 255-7489

1231 N. Garden St., Ste. 210
Bellingham, WA 98225

mbcoalition@wfcn.org

Workgroup Members

Leadership Committee Outreach Workgroup Strategic Planning Workgroup Youth Advisory Board
Kathleen Howard-Zollatz Matthew Thuney Joe Fuller Julian
Taya Sushch Jim Abernathy Kristi Slette Celeste
Julian Evans Katrina Carabba Kathleen Howard-Zollatz Taylor
Jessica Bee Kathleen Howard-Zollatz Liz Stuart Faith
Carl Isom-McDaniel Keith Lindsey Kaylee
Jessica Bee Aly Robinson VISTA from WCC HPAC
Ronda Breault
Jayson Loreen
Rochelle Hollowell

Our mission is to strategically build a strong community that offers well-being to all by focusing on youth and families, through substance use/abuse prevention strategies and mental health promotion.
We work together to provide education, resources, eliminate risks, increase protective factors, and leverage community strengths and assets.

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