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 Center for MSACD
12 Executive Park Drive NE
Building 12, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30329
Claire D. Coles, Ph.D.
Karen K. Howell, Ph.D.
ENEC Clinic
Sharonda Malcome
(404) 712-9800
MotherToBaby Georgia
(855) 789-6222

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SPOTLIGHT ON COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

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HEARTS for Families

Buena Vista/Marion County, Hamilton, Cataula, and Ellerslie/ Harris County

HEARTS for Families, Inc. (HEARTS) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect along with the current focus on underage drinking.  Along with community members in Buena Vista, Marion County and Hamilton, Cataula, and Ellerslie, Harris County, HEARTS has implemented three selected evidence-based environmental strategies specifically targeted at binge and heavy drinking for ages 18-25 year olds.
The environmental strategies are listed below:
  • Community Trials Intervention To Reduce High-Risk Drinking
  • Responsible Beverage Service Training
  • Risk of Drinking and Driving
  • Underage Alcohol Access
  • Restrict Alcohol Advertising and Promotions:  Minimizing Signage
The citizens in Harris and Marion Counties have come together over the last several years by participating in local STEP Up Workgroups meetings.  The STEP Up Workgroups have planned activities like: presentations by Mothers Against Drunk Driving, faith-based activities, a Decoy Workshop, town hall meetings and alcohol education sessions for 18-25 year olds.  In addition, as you visit in the counties, you will see yard signs, posters, newspaper articles, and flyers in church bulletins.                         
The Harris County Workgroup meets the second Wednesday of each month:
STEP Up HEARTS in Harris
Harris County Courthouse
102 N. College Street, Hamilton GA, 31811
Starts @ 1:30 P.M.
  The Marion County Buena Vista Workgroup meets the second Tuesday of each month:
STEP Up HEARTS Buena Vista
Josh Gibson Family Center
20 Gibson Way, 115 Roger ST
Buena Vista GA
11:00 am

Events

August 24, 2015
Georgia School of Addiction Studies
Hyatt Regency, Savannah, GA. August 24-28, 2015.

July 23, 2015
MILE Instructor Training
July 23-24, 2014. Emory University, Department of Psychiatry, 12 Executive Park, Atlanta, GA 30329

April 30, 2015
2015 Neonatology Conference
Exhibit by Dr. Karen Howell. April 30-May 1, 2015 Emory Conference Center Atlanta, Georgia

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