Welcome to JM4C’s Together 4 Change Podcast.  See the episodes below and please subscribe where you can!  Thanks for listening!

Community Partner Spotlight:  CASA of Rock County- Episode #11- JM4C Director Erin Davis talks with Sandy and Kortney from CASA of Rock County about its mission and services and how it is operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Partner Spotlight:  ECHO, Inc- Episode #10- JM4C Director Erin Davis talks with ECHO, Inc. Associate Director Jessica Locher on ECHO’s mission and services and how it is operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Substance Use Prevention- Episode #9- Together 4 Change Host Erin Davis talks with Project Coordinators Jane Golberg and Kathy Comeau on the impact COVID-19 has had on youth substance use prevention in our community.

The Role of Law Enforcement in Prevention- Episode #8- Officer Chad Sullivan from the Janesville Police Department discusses the partnership between JM4C and the police department.  The collaborative efforts include prescription drug take-back events, community presentations, alcohol compliance checks, and more.  If you have unused and expired medications, be sure to drop them off at the next Prescription Drug Round Up on Saturday, February 15th, 2020 from 10 am – 1 pm at Festival Foods in Janesville.

Prevention in the LGBTQ+ Community- Episode #7 Part 2- Project Coordinator Kathy Comeau is back to wrap up the previous episode about prevention in the LGBTQ+ community.  She also provides suggestions on how we all can be allies.

Working on Prevention in the LGBTQ+ Community- Episode #6 Part 1- Kathy Comeau, Project Coordinator with JM4C discusses the prevention activities she helps coordinate under the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP) Act.  The goal of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth and young adults specifically in the LGBTQ+ community.

A Youth’s Perspective- Episode #5- Janesville Parker High School student Emily Babock sits down with Together 4 Change Host Erin Davis to talk about issues today’s youth are facing.  She will discuss ways that she avoids peer pressure and will highlight some of the Youth2Youth activities she participates in.

Adverse Childhood Experiences – Episode #4– Together 4 Change Host Erin Davis sits down with Project Coordinator Shari Faber to discuss what are adverse childhood experiences and what is being done in our community regarding them.

Alcohol and the Brain – Episode #3-  Since losing her daughter 5 years ago, Jenny Hallett has made it her life’s mission to create awareness on the dangers of alcohol addiction. We are pleased to have her on our show to share her personal story about her daughter, Brittany Rose Hallett, and discuss the role that alcohol has on the brain.

Underage Drinking in our Community – Episode #2–  Together 4 Change Host Erin Davis talks to Project Coordinator Xandi Finn about underage drinking in our community.

Substance Misuse Prevention – Episode #1–  Together 4 Change Host Erin Davis talks to Project Coordinator Jane Golberg about substance misuse prevention in our community.