The Weber Communities that Care (CTC) coalition is striving to promote positive youth development and improve youth outcomes by addressing substance use and suicide within the Weber High School community. The Weber CTC has supported a variety of community events including the following: Weber School District’s Hope Week, National Drug Take Back Events, National Family Dinner Night, and city celebrations. Looking forward, the coalition will be involved in providing information and swag at the Weber vs Fremont High School basketball game, installing educational murals at local parks and aquatic centers, and participating in community education classes such as Love and Logic, Learning to Breathe, and Emotion Coaching.
The Weber CTC is a collaborative organization of community members comprised of public and private health agencies, human service and civic organizations, local businesses, school personnel, and those interested in working to create a better community.
By addressing specific risk factors, which are characteristics known to predict increased likelihood of risky behaviors and negative outcomes for youth, we can tackle concerns among the community. The Weber CTC has created an action plan to address the top three risk factors for youth in our community which are: perceived availability of drugs, (how easy young people think it would be to get ahold of drugs themselves), perceived risk of drugs (how much harm or risk there would be), and depressive symptoms (hopelessness and sadness). The Weber CTC is currently working on increasing community awareness of the coalition and increasing membership to help implement the created action plan.
If you have questions or are interested
in participating in the Weber CTC,
please contact Janae Terry (Weber CTC
coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org