Sumter CAP - Community Action Partnership.
Putting a CAP on Substance Abuse in Sumter County
To promote a safe, substance free, healthy community for all residents.
The Sumter Community Action Partnership (C.A.P.) was established in 2015 as a joint effort by multiple community organizations who are committed to reducing teen drug and alcohol use. Sumter C.A.P. is a Drug Free Coalition which works collaboratively with community partners to develop, implement, and promote innovative, sustainable substance free prevention strategies, as well as to educate families within Sumter County, to ensure a safe, substance free, and healthy environment for all of our teens and families.
Della Boushley, Sumter County Youth Center and Rozanne Grady, Sumter CAP Coordinator, receiving a United Way grant for our summer FNDR (Friday Night Done Right) activities and our Understanding the Teenage Brain Parent Workshop from Dr. Alan Holden, United Way CEO.
Friday Night Done Right is called a Social Norming Campaign, which simply means we help teens focus on fun activities that don't include drinking and drugs or other risky activities. It also helps spread the fact that the majority of teens are not "using" which is a powerful motivator for teens to stay away from these risky activities.
FNDR Summer Program at Sumter County Youth Center Bushnell Campus.
FNDR program in Webster
Sumter CAP has adopted or developed the following strategies in addition to Friday Nights Done Right to help our community reduce substance abuse and other unhealthy activities. Some are in partnership with other community organizations.
No One's House is a parent-to-parent campaign that works to reduce the amount of parents in a community who are providing teens with alcohol and/or allowing teens to drink in their homes. By pledging, you agree that you will not provide teens alcohol and will not willingly allow teens to drink alcohol at your home. For more information go to http://www.nooneshouse.com/
This program informs students about the effects of drugged driving whether alcohol or other substances. Students have an opportunity to pledge Steer Clear of drugged driving. Isteerclear.com for more information
In collaboration with Sumter School District
For more information http://yourenotalonecampaign.com
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Don't let kids or even pets have access to medications. Sumter CAP has Deterra and Dispose RX kits available so that you can safely dispose of left over medications. Contact SumterCAP@gmail.com to get a free disposal kit.
Sumter CAP collaborates with coalitions throughout the 5th judicial circuit to prevent, inform and educate about the problem of substance exposed newborn and cutting edge strategies for prevention and effective intervention.