In 2017, the Camanche-DeWitt Coalition and the Gateway ImpACT Coalition partnered on Hidden in Plain Sight project.
Hidden in Plain Sight is an educational experience that walks you through a typical teenage bedroom. The inside of the bedroom is set up with drug paraphernalia “Hidden in Plain Sight.” This is an interactive display/program that offers adults insights into current trends in youth substance abuse, drug paraphernalia, concealment of illicit drugs & alcohol. Volunteers educate community members about drug trends, paraphernalia, how to talk to youth about alcohol & drugs, and what to do if a problem is suspected.
The Hidden In Plain Sight experience can be presented in one of two ways:
Open House – After the bedroom is set up, attendees can walk through the exhibit with a guide who points out items of interest inside the room. Other informational and display materials can be positioned outside the exhibit for review and inspection.
Presentation –Small groups are allowed a few minutes each to inspect the room. After about 30 minutes have elapsed, a member of law enforcement (or other knowledgeable person) makes a presentation to the entire group. A question and answer period may follow.
After participating, participants will know:
When and how parents should start talking to their children about drugs;
Key times youth are at risk for substance abuse issues;
Risk factors of youth substance abuse;
Signs and symptoms of substance abuse;
Common ways/places drugs are hidden;
Paraphernalia used in the processing and use of illicit drugs;
Law Enforcement's experiences in combating alcohol and drug abuse;
What youth are saying about substance abuse issues in the communities;
Local & National resources for those seeking help and information.
CCDA announces Fund B grants
By Jacqueline Covey firstname.lastname@example.org Sep 20, 2017
Clinton Substance Abuse Council, increased awareness and safety for Hidden in Plain Sight, $4,331.
Hidden In Plain Sight Committee:
Kristin Huisenga, CSAC Executive Director, Coordinator of Gateway ImpACT Coalition (staff)
Lauren Schwandt, Coordinator of Camanche-DeWitt Coalition (staff)
Sgt. Det. Steve Cundiff, Clinton County Sheriff's Office, (CDC Co-chair)
Gabe Gluba-Director of Clinical Services, ASAC (CSAC Board)
Duane Hansen, DeWitt Noon Lions (CDC Executive Committee)
Assistant Chief Bill Greenwalt, Clinton Police Department
Gina Gregoire, Probation/Parole
Sgt. Kelli Smith, Camanche Police Department
Jacie Wherry, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Mercy Medical Center
SRO Justin Witt, DeWitt Police Department/ Central DeWitt Schools
This project would not be possible without law enforcement support! Thank you to:
Camanche Police Department
Clinton County Sheriff's Office
Clinton Police Department
DeWitt Police Department
Thank You to the following for your donation towards the Hidden In Plain Sight project:
Clinton County Development Association
Mercy Medical Center
Lions Clubs: DeWitt Noon, Low Moor, Clinton
O-Thompson Construction; Camanche Lutheran Church; Wagner Pharmacy; Denise & Norlin Mommsen
Home Depot; Carpetland USA; Hartz Lock Company; Scott Drug Pharmacy; Paul’s Discount Store; St. Joseph Catholic School-8th Grade Class; Family & Friends of the Coalitions; Phoenix Gifts & Tobacco; The Vapor Shop; SA Liquor & Tobacco Mart
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