A Community of Champions
Welcome to the Frenchtown
To create a healthy, engaged and unified community for the youth of Frenchtown, MT
To build and maintain a supportive environment for collaborative and proactive work to help
prevent substance abuse and risk behaviors, including but not limited to alcohol and
marijuana, and grow healthy and resilient children in the Frenchtown Community.
Anyone can be a part of the Community Coalition. To learn more, please come to one of our monthly board
meetings. Meetings are the third Thursday of each month at Frenchtown High School, Room 208 at noon.
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Increase Community Collaboration
Use media and outreach to publish coalition events to all
members of the Frenchtown Community
Network with other community groups & sector
Provide outreach to community
Provide opportunities for meaningful involvement for
Reduce Youth Use of Alcohol & Marijuana
Educate alcohol retailers
Increase enforcement strategies
Publicize law enforcement activities & consequences of use
Enact policy change
Engage in media advocacy around risk of substance use
Sponsor substance free & prevention activities
Provide appropriate and accessible materials to parents
Many states and local agencies have adopted the
Risk and Protective Factor Model to guide their
prevention efforts. The Risk and Protective model of
prevention is based on the simple premise that to
prevent a problem from happening, we need to identify
the factors that increase the risk of that problem
developing and then find ways to reduce the risks.
Just as medical researchers have found risk factors for
heart disease such as diets high in fat, lack of exercise,
and smoking, a team of researchers at the University of
Washington have defined a set of risk factors for youth
problem behaviors. Risk factors are characteristics of
students and their peer groups that are known to
predict increased likelihood of drug use, delinquency,
school dropout, teen pregnancy, and violent behavior
among youth. These factors are represented on
student surveys provided every even year to our
students to compare our student responses to the
State of Montana and Nationally.
Be in the know!” Download your copy of
the Community Report Card Today.
The Report Card is a clear picture of
our community through the
eyes of students!
What are the attitudes towards alcohol
in our students, in our community,
our schools, and among parents?
Being informed is a large part of being
able to prevent alcohol and drugs from
becoming an epidemic with our