Hidden in Plain Sight

As a parent you're the most  powerful influence in your child's life.

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About the Hidden in Plain Sight Experience

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. 



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What you will learn

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.


In the news

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CCDA announces Fund B grants 

By Jacqueline Covey jcovey@clintonherald.com Sep 20, 2017 

Clinton Substance Abuse Council, increased awareness and safety for Hidden in Plain Sight, $4,331.

http://www.clintonherald.com/news/local_news/ccda-announces-fund-b-grants/article_3f0c602d-ccae-5996-ba8f-575bd8ee824f.html





Volunteers/Committee

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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 Our Sponsors

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Thank You to the following for your donation towards the Hidden In Plain Sight project:


Diamond Sponsors:

Clinton County Development Association

Mercy Medical Center


Platinum Sponsor:

Lions Clubs: DeWitt Noon, Low Moor, Clinton


Gold Sponsors: 

O-Thompson Construction; Camanche Lutheran Church; Wagner Pharmacy; Denise & Norlin Mommsen


Silver Sponsors:

Petersen-Hagge Furniture


Bronze Sponsors:

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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Camanche-DeWitt Coalition/Gateway ImpACT Coaltion

250 20th Avenue North, Suite 146, Clinton, IA 52732

(563) 241-4371

Hours

Monday - Friday: 730AM-330PM or by appointment


We are often out in the community, we suggest calling before you stop by to ensure staff will be available.