August 27, 2019 BHA MEETING

Teens and Vaping: What’s Behind the Smoke?

Think it’s no big deal? Think again! The FDA warns that teen use of e-cigarettes is an “epidemic.” Here in Grundy County, middle- and high school students are easily obtaining and frequently using vaping devices with toxic chemical and nicotine-laden liquids, as well as forms of THC (marijuana).

At the BHA August 27 meeting, Jennifer Hahs, Rosecrance Community Relations Coordinator, will describe the dangers and signs to watch for, and provide suggestions for how to best talk to kids about vaping.

Download the Aug 27 BHA Meeting Flyer here.

This meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at Joliet Junior College’s Morris Education Center, 725 School Street (Door 27), Morris.

One CEU is planned at a cost of $5 for LSW/LCSW, LPC/LCPC or RN.  Thank you to the Grundy County Health Department for making this possible.  Registration will be conducted at the door.  For more information, email: bhagrundy@gmail.com.

Download the Grundy County Community Resource Directory

With the help of BHA members and local providers, a revised and enlarged Grundy County Resource Directory has been developed for Grundy County.  The directory is organized by topic section (e.g. education, substance use disorder, etc.) and is indexed.

The Directory is a project under Chestnut Health Systems’ Substance Abuse Prevention Services grant under Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery.

Because directories become outdated quickly, the process of revisions and corrections is taking place immediately.  To report or suggest changes, please email the new or corrected information to bhagrundycounty@gmail.com.

 

Membership Information

If you are interested in becoming a BHA member, download the  BHA membership Form here.