July 2014 Newsletter
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An Ounce of Prevention
The Rise of Electronic Cigarettes
  • The invention of the first generation e-cigs are attributed to a Chinese pharmacist in 2003, who received an international patent in 2007 for his creation.
  • Since 2007, the use of e-cigs has increased in the U.S., both among adults and youth.
  • Often sold with flavors (such as strawberry, mint, chocolate, etc.), e-cigs are heavily advertised online, and on television and radio.
  • Ongoing research is needed to understand the possible public health impacts, especially as it relates to youth initiation of smoking and effects in assisting individuals struggling with smoking cessation. 

To view the full article and resources on e-cigarettes click here.

Professional Spotlight:
Cindy Flynn
"I am an Indiana Hoosier and a native of Bloomington, currently seeking a Bachelor of General Studies degree at Indiana University, Bloomington. I have always been interested in the medical field with a strong desire to care for others in need. Currently my focus has been toward caring for the elderly as well as substance abuse prevention for youth and support for those in recovery. A primary concern is strong family bonds and keeping children in loving, caring and safe homes.
I currently serve as a Project Officer, Fiscal Manager, and Data Collections Specialist at the Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University. I spend the majority of my time assisting state contractors with fiscal claims, helping with contract deliverables, maintaining fiscal information for the state and assisting co-workers with information on their communities in these areas.
I have been employed at Indiana University Bloomington for over 30 years and have enjoyed a wonderful marriage to my husband of 34 years. We have 3 wonderful children and 1 grandson. I enjoy scrapbooking, being outdoors, camping, and fishing. Our lives are very busy and I appreciate and am thankful for every day!"
*Ayahuasca is a drink prepared for religious and quasi-religious rituals. One ingredient is usually, but not always, DMT (derived from a plant), and the other is an MAOI,(Monoamine oxidase inhibitor) without which the drink is not hallucinogenic.
DMT, is a schedule 1 substance that has no effect when taken orally unless combined with an MAOI or similar drug to activate it, but which can be smoked or inhaled for a brief high.
Community Corner:
Sarah Hall
Sarah Hall, a graduate of Connersville High School, earned a secondary education degree in English from Indiana University in 1989.  After a year of teaching, and summer working with developmentally disabled adults, fate led Sarah to the social services field.   Using her education background, she developed life skills curricula and transitional programs for youth aging out of child protective services.  Moving through a variety of positions involving mental health, with a prevention focus, Sarah combined her passion for working with youth and fascination for program development by providing the Division of Mental Health and Addiction program, Afternoons R.O.C.K. in Indiana, to Johnson County for 13 years. 

Currently Sarah is coordinating Communities that Care (CTC) processes for Fayette, Rush, and Johnson Counties working with a great team at Family Services and Prevention Programs in Shelbyville, Indiana.

Being part of a military family, Sarah enjoyed traveling from an early age, being born in London and living in Japan, Hawaii, and Washington D.C., while spending summers in Ireland with her aunts, uncles, and cousins.  She still likes to travel, of course with a good book, and calls Greenwood, Indiana home along with her husband, Tim, and daughter, Millicent.   No matter the venue, Sarah will combine her love of teaching with her personal and professional journeys.
Indiana Youth Survey
Indiana Youth Survey results available at:

Why should your school participate in the Indiana Youth Survey?
•Allows schools to determine their unique needs for substance abuse programming.
•Assists with improving school and academic performance of students.
•School prevention programs rely on federal grant money-the Indiana Youth Survey provides your school with the needed data to apply for funding.

Education and Training in the News!

Prevention Professionals at May Networking Event
In May, the IPRC facilitated a Networking Event for prevention professionals. Topics included:
  • Engaging adults in parent programs
  • How to align risk factors with programs, policies and strategies
  • Creative ways to recruit and retain community members in the prevention process
  • Keeping up with new information, trends and research
The event was very useful to the attendees and the IPRC will continue to plan networking events.

For information on how the IPRC can develop training tailored to your needs:

The IPRC’s events calendar-Conferences, Webinars,
Trainings and much more!

You will find opportunities for continued professional development and training in the following areas:
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Bullying
  • Grief
  • Girls Rock Annual Empowerment Conference
  • Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Schools
  • Youth and Depression
  • Medical Interpreter Workshop
  • Ethical Training and Risk Management
Click the link below to find out how to register for these events!|25|26|27|28
The Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) was established in 1987 to assist Indiana based alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention practitioners to improve the quality of their services.

Our mission is "Strengthening a behavioral health system that promotes prevention, treatment, and recovery."

Our vision is to promote and sustain healthy environments and behaviors across the lifespan.
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