Healthy People Wood County

Discussion: Adverse Childhood Experiences

– Posted in: Events, Healthy People Wood County, Wisconsin Rapids

When: Friday May 6th TIME:  8:00-9:30 AM Where:   Wood County Courthouse - Auditorium  400 Market Street Wisconsin Rapids You're invited to an educational session with a round table discussion about Adverse Childhood Experiences. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are serious childhood traumas that result in toxic stress that can harm a child's brain. Frequent or prolonged exposure to ACEs can damage the […] Read more...

World Cafe – Reducing Stigma – Nekoosa: 3/19

– Posted in: Healthy People Wood County, Nekoosa, Wood County

TOPIC: Social Emotional/Culture & Climate There were about 30 community members participating in the 2nd World Cafe. They included teachers, administrators, mental health providers, schools counselors, students, parents and other community members. WISE made a presentation that involved the participants in identifying what stigma is, how it is linked to our culture and daily lives. […] Read more...

Guiding Good Choices

– Posted in: Healthy People Wood County, Substance/Drug Use, Wood County

Guiding Good Choices is a program  for adults involved in the care of children in grades 4-8 focusing on tools needed to guide children in healthy, drug-free decision making. Did you know: Wisconsin rates for underage drinking (ages 12-20)) continue to be higher than the national average. (1) 66% of Wisconsin youth have reported drinking […] Read more...

NEW – At Risk Group Home in Wisconsin Rapids

– Posted in: Healthy People Wood County, Wisconsin Rapids, Wood County, Youth

Wood County has contracted with Positive Alternatives to set up an At Risk Youth Group Home.  The Group Home will offer services including: Long term, short term, 72-hour holds, respite, temporary shelter and crisis placements. They plan to open in March. To find out more about Positive Alternatives, click here to go to their website. […] Read more...