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    Spotlight on... -- (10-01-07) -- "Spotlight on...." will focus on a particular service offered or special information about a partner within the Northwest Minnesota Council of Collaboratives.

    Spotlight on.. Fertile-Beltrami Public School District #599: "The Laptop High School" -- (10-01-07) -- The mission of the laptop program was to "level the playing field" for our students. As the need for technology skills increased, the faculty was finding that there was a larger and larger gap between the "have computers at home" students and the "have nots". The school district felt that it wanted to, not only help students, but also increase the technology exposure to the community by allowing students to have their laptops at home to share with family.

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    Data/Demographics

    Minnesota County Map -- (03-22-04) -- Minnesota County Map

    County Population Totals -- (03-22-04) -- Population totals for the counties of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk and Red Lake from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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    Disaster Relief/Preparedness - Helping Families and Children Cope

    After Disaster: What Teens Can Do -- (03-22-05) -- After a Disaster: What Teens Can Do provides information for teens to help understand some of their reactions as well as others, to terrorist events. Suggestions are also provided to help ease the unfamiliar feelings related to the event.

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    Drugs and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

    Anatomy of a Binge: How Alcohol Affects your Brain -- (06-12-06) -- Here's what can happen in a "power hour" - that first hour of a 21st birthday celebration in which young adults try to consume 21 drinks between midnight and 1 a.m.

    "Huffing" Can Kill Your Child -- (06-01-05) -- Abuse of inhalants by middle school children has increased by up to 44 percent over a two-year period, according to a new data analysis conducted by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America.

    It's Not Your Fault -- (04-05-05) -- Are you worried that your Mom or Dad drinks too much or uses drugs? You are right to be concerned about their safety and health, about what will happen to you, about their embarrassing you or criticizing you unfairly, about breaking promises, about driving under the influence, and about lots of other things that create unpredictability and confusion. While you cannot stop your parent from drinking or using drugs, you can take steps to make things better for yourself.

    Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31 -- (10-11-04) -- The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered Kiki Camarena, a DEA agent, in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of wearing and displaying red ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment toward the creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA.

    Alcoholism Signs -- (06-11-04) -- Signs of an Alcoholic

    Tips for Teens: Drug Fact Sheets for Families and Teens -- (06-11-04) -- Drug facts for Families and Teens on: Alcohol, Club Drugs, Cocaine, Hallucinogens, Heroin, Inhalants, Marijuna, Methamphetamine, Steroids and Tobacco.

    Alcohol Fact Sheet -- (04-30-04) -- Alcohol Fact Sheet from the Child Welfare League of America.

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    Early Childhood

    OCS/EC Referral Sources -- (01-01-08) -- Our Children Succeed Early Childhood Referral Sources

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    Health and Safety

    National School Bus Safety Week - October 20-24, 2008 -- (10-13-08) -- This year's theme is "Stop on Red, Kids Ahead"

    Disability Etiquette -- (10-07-08) -- A great resource for businesses, schools, organizations, staff training and disability awareness programs. This booklet provides tips for you to follow that will help create positive interactions and raise everyone's comfort levels. The publication offers advice related to a diverse number of specific disabilities.

    I'M SCARED, WHAT IF THE NEXT SHOOTING IS AT MY SCHOOL? -- (10-29-03) -- How big is this problem? Even though the news has been filled with reports of school shootings lately, murders in schools are actually lower than in previous years. It is more likely that your child will get killed by lightning than murdered at school.

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    Infants, Children, Adolescent Health

    National School Backpack Awareness Day - September 22, 2004 -- (09-27-04) -- "Pack it Light, Wear it Right" is the American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA) advice to the more than 40 million students who return to school in September. As part of its National School Backpack Awareness Day, AOTA wants to educate parents, teachers and students about the proper weight and fit of school backpacks to avoid health problems.

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    Mental Health

    Some Facts about Suicide in the U.S.A. -- (04-19-04) -- Facts about Suicide from the American Association of Suicidology.

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    Safe Schools Grant News

    2005 North Star Summer Program -- (08-24-05) -- Check out pictures from one of the North Star Camp Days at Trinity Point.

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    Sexual Minority

    June is LGBT Pride Month -- (06-16-09) -- President Obama has declared June to be Lesbian, Gay, BIsexual and Transgender Pride Month.

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    Spotlight on... Northwest Regional Corrections and Justice Center -- (03-03-08) -- Being incarcerated is far from a pleasant experience, as anyone who's ever been in jail can attest to. The education program at the Northwest Regional Corrections Center, however, aims to provide a bright spot in its inmates' days.

    Spotlight On... Crookston School District #593: Prime Time Program -- (02-08-08) -- Crookston High School has started a new program called "Prime Time" this school year. The goal of Prime Time is to form positive relationships between students and teachers and also between other students.

    Spotlight on... Our Children Succeed Initiative Enrollment Process Begins! -- (12-21-07) -- The Our Children Succeed Initiative formally started (the intake process of ) enrolling children on December 5, 2007. There were 17 referrals received in the first week.

    Spotlight On... Marshall County -- (10-26-07) -- Marshall County has been very proactive in the past year regarding the preservation of the county courthouse.

    Spotlight On.. Red Lake Falls School District #630: J.A. Hughes Elementary School -- (10-02-07) -- When most people think of a classroom, they think of a teacher lecturing in front of a group of kids. But J.A. Hughes Elementary School in Red Lake Falls, Minn., is exploring a new classroom format that leverages HP technology within an interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum. The new approach re-casts teachers in the role of facilitator and encourages students to take fuller responsibility for their assignments.

    Spotlight on... First Call 2-1-1 -- (07-16-04) -- First Call 2-1-1 is a 24 hour, 7 days a week Information and Referral service which helps people find the programs they need. ALL CALLS ARE CONFIDENTIAL, ANONYMOUS AND FREE.

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    Training/Conferences/Workshops

    Workshop: Family Connections for family members with a loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder. Jan 7, 2010 St. Paul, MN. Class is 12 weeks. -- (12-07-09) -- The class provides the most current information on Borderline Personality Disorder, teaching coping skills and helps develop support networks. Registration required. Presented by NAMI.

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    Veterans and their Families

    Coloring Book Pages for Kids -- (04-21-09) -- This is a coloring book for military kids dealing with deployment. It was written and illustrated by Deborah Butler.

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    Violence Prevention

    When the joy of young love turns to fear -- (05-08-06) -- A boyfriend's abuse of a Mendota Heights girl illustrates the complexity of a growing problem that has gained national attention.

    Dating Abuse Warning Signs -- (05-08-06) -- Includes signs that someone is being abused, signs that someone is an abuser, tips for parents and tips for teens.

    Facts about Kids and Guns -- (06-11-04) -- Information on guns and kids.

    Domestic Violence is a Serious, Widespread Social Problem in America: The Facts -- (03-12-04) -- Facts about Domestic Violence

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