October Meeting Minutes

  • Camryn Krause Ferris, Joint Community Police Partnership, Crystal (State/Local/Gov’t)
  • Miamon Queeglay, Joint Community Police Partnership, Brooklyn Center (State/Local Gov’t)
  • Renee Gust, Hennepin Co. Services & Public Health Dept. (State/Local Gov’t)
  • LeeAnn Mortensen, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Shane Mikkelson, Osseo Police Dept. (Law Enforcement)
  • Teresa Lunt (Parent)
  • Randi Ordner, PrairieCare (Youth Serving Organization)
  • Linda Bosma, Bosma Consulting (DFC Evaluator)
Steering Committee Members Not in Attendance
  • Krista Brenno, Osseo High School (Schools)
  • Marie Maslowski, North Memorial Health (Healthcare)
  • Jessica Wong, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Nicole Herlofsky, Fairview Behavioral Services (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
  • Jen Holper, PrairieCare (Youth Serving Organization)
  • Lauren Prnjat, Hennepin Regional Poison Center (Other Substance Abuse Organization)
Welcome & Introductions

Teresa called the meeting to order. Attendees introduced themselves and shared a favorite thing about someone in their family.

The September meeting minutes will be approved at the December meeting.

Evaluation Update: Year 4

Dr. Linda Bosma, our DFC evaluator, presented an update on PFC’s Drug Free Communities Evaluation. (You can review the presentation here.) There are 4 questions that are addressed in the evaluation.

1. To what extent are rates of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and prescription drug use by youth being reduced? We use the Minnesota Student Survey MSS data to answer this question. Dr. Bosma reviewed the highlights of the 2016 MSS findings. There has been a reduction in past 30-day use; there is lower perception of harm and lower perception of parent/peer disapproval. Marijuana is least likely to be seen as harmful. E-cigarette use is comparable/slightly higher than tobacco.

2. To what extend does PFC have the capacity to address alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and prescription drug use by youth in the communities it serves? Dr. Bosma used a Coalition Functioning Survey. There were 22 respondents (23 in 2016). Overall, respondents had a high degree of confidence in the work and support the strategies of the coalition.

3. To what extent is PFC addressing the access and availability of alcohol tobacco, marijuana, and prescription drugs to underage persons in the communities it serves? Law enforcement data was used to answer this question. Refer to the presentation slides.

4. To what extent is the community aware of the problem of youth alcohol use and the efforts of PFC to address those problems? One-on-One Interviews are used to answer this question. Results were shared at the May 2017 coalition meeting. Refer to the meeting minutes for details.
Dr. Bosma also developed a 2018 Drug Free Communities Report Card. (See report here.)

It was noted that the faith community and youth are key missing sectors from our coalition. Ideas were discussed on how to engage both groups. Possibly have another faith based leadership forum on the work of PFC or present at a congregation’s events. Possibility to engage youth through churches and through the Police Explorers group.

2019 Meeting Dates

Will be moved to the November agenda due to staff changes.

Community Partner Sharing

• PrairieCare is hosting an evening of conversation and learning about adolescent substance use on November 8, 2018, from 6:30-9:30 pm at PrairieCare Institute – 1934 Hennepin Ave. S., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Sara Polley will present on why adolescent substance use is different than adult use, how cannabis impacts the developing brain, and what is harm reduction and some examples of how it is used with adolescents that use substances. Q & A will follow. Space is limited to 60 seats. Please RSVP to jholper@prairie-care.com or marketing@prairie-care.com. Light appetizers and warm beverages will be provided. The even is free and open to the public.
• Teresa shared the Minnesota SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) group is gaining momentum and encouraged people interested to join the mailing list for meeting updates and minutes. If interested in joining the group, email your request to the SAMMn chair, Kim Bemis: jbemis@gobi.support.

Adjourned at 4 PM

Next Meeting is: Tuesday, November 11th at 2pm at Osseo City Hall, Community Room B

Come and meet our new PFC Coordinator, Tara Helm.

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