Community News – help be a part of improving your Bartow County Community


From Bartow/Polk Alcohol Prevention Team

The team needs your input on this very series issue facing our community. Friday’s presentation called upon our Collaborative to help by completing a survey. Please visit: and use the code 1010.

If you wish to have a copy of Friday’s PowerPoint, please let me know. The Team has also created a GREAT Facebook page…check it out @


From Jennifer Stephens, Cartersville Career Center

We are asking for help in identifying skill areas that should be covered in the Bartow County College and Career Academy (BCCCA) curriculum. This will help Bartow County produce the right candidates with the right set of skills to go to work employers. You can help by completing the following survey on survey monkey….

or you can contact Jennifer @ 770-387-3760 or


From Liz Fox, Advocates for Bartow’s Children

We need volunteers for duck labeling on May 10, 4 pm @Riverside Park. You may contact Advocates @ 678-605-9023 or contact Brenda Cooper @ (

Rockin’ on the River, free concert, will be held May 11, 7 pm @ Riverside Day Use Area.

5K Duck Dash & Fun Run will be held May 12, 8 am @ Cartersville Primary School and the one-of-a kind Duck Derby will be held May 12 from 10-5 @ Riverside Day Use Area…lots of Fun Activities for the whole family. Contact Advocates to adopt ducks or for more information……678-605-9023.


From Jamie Potts, AIDS Alliance of Northwest Georgia

Annual AIDS Walk Cartersville will take place Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Friendship Plaza in Cartersville. There will be food, prizes, and entertainment. The 2.1 mile Walk will begin at 11:00 a.m., registration beginning @ 10:00. Pre-registration fee is $20 for 13 and older and $10 for children 12 and under. Day-of registration increases to $25/$15. Register early by going to to register on line or download a registration form. Call the AIDS Alliance office at (770) 606-0953 if you would like to have a registration packet sent to you. For more information contact Jamie @ 770-606-0953 or




FREE Webinar sponsored by Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at 3:00 Eastern Time. The evaluation study includes students’ reports of bullying others and being bullied, students’ perceptions of adults’ responsiveness to bullying, students’ attitudes about bullying and teachers’ perceptions of bullying and school actions to address bullying within Pennsylvania program schools. To register for this online event visit the Webinar Registration Page The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.


Additionally, the Collaborative receives quite a bit of bullying prevention information from…might want to check them out.


Hearts for Families provides technical assistance and training for this national evidence-based program. Local trainings include:

Nurturing Skills for Families (basic home-based visitation component), June 4-8 in Rome-

$550 per person; Basic Home Visitation Training, June 4-5 in Rome-$250 per person; Nurturing Program for Parents and their Infants/Preschoolers – home-based, June 4-8 in Rome- $550 per person. For more information or to schedule a training, contact Gina Lord,


Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System is available on the CDC website. WISQARS is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data. The module provides cost estimates for injury deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits where the patient was treated and released. The module allows users to create reports of: medical costs (e.g., treatment and rehabilitation), work loss costs (e.g., lost wages, fringe benefits, and self-reported household services), and combined costs (medical plus work loss) based on a number of variables including: intent and mechanism (cause) of injury, body region and diagnosis of injury, geographic location (for deaths only), sex, and age. For more information you can visit

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive!

-Howard Thurman

Tina G. Grubbs

Executive Director
Bartow Collaborative
475 East Main Street, # 218
Cartersville, Georgia 30121 678-719-2041

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