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Join us for a Foster Care & Adoption

Posted by Phil Ammann on December 19, 2019 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Information Get Together


Date & Time: Tuesday January 21, 2020 at 6pm

Place: Swain Co. Dept. of Social Services -- Lower Parking Lot Entrance 80 Academy Street, Bryson City

Do you or someone you know have questions about foster care or adoption? Would you like more information? This is an open, convenient time, perfect opportunity to ask questions, get answers, make connections and start the process!


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Donate to RENEW

Posted by on December 12, 2019 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Please consider donating to RENEW Bryson City.  We are attempting to raise $4000.00 to bring ACES/Trauma training for our entire communtiy.  The sectors included would be: Schools, DSS, Law Enforcement, Elected Leaders, EMS and more.  WE appreciate any help at all.  - Kaye McConnell

Community Impact NC - Inform your Kids Often

Posted by Phil Ammann on December 12, 2019 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Talking regularly with kids about the dangers of alcohol,

tobacco and other drugs reduces their risk of using.

Know! The Red Flags of Teen Depression

It’s December; tis the season to be jolly. That’s easier said than done for many people, adults and teens alike. All the hus...

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E-Cigarettes Aren't Safe

Posted by Phil Ammann on November 18, 2019 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Follow this link to find out what you need to know about E-Cigarettes are what is often called vaping!


What is Prevention?

Posted by Phil Ammann on November 18, 2019 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

What is Prevention? a three-part video series that explains the nuts & bolts of evidence-based prevention and seeks to empower everyone to play a role. Please take a look.


See prevention in community and addiction by genetics…………..

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Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Posted by Phil Ammann on November 18, 2019 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Swain County’s overall state health ranking is 93rd out of 100 in quality of life and length of life. The county’s health outcome rating is a “D.” Some causes are drug addiction, poverty, mental health, crime rate, unemployment, housing and more.

Children are traumatized by behaviors in their homes due to drug use and other unhealthy behaviors. They learn those behaviors and they come to believe those behaviors are normal, because that is all t...

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Trauma In School FREE Handout!

Posted by Phil Ammann on November 18, 2019 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This is easily the best resource for helping teachers and children to understand what the effects of trauma looks like, feels like,and how to help.

Download these FREE handouts for your child or young person’s teacher or trusted adult at school/college to help them understand what survival states look like in the school/college environment and what they can do to help ground them and subsequently improve their learning.

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James Story

Posted by Phil Ammann on November 18, 2019 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to James’ story – a story about how a childhood of trauma and adversity led James to feel despair, loneliness and rage. Walk with James through his pain to a new chapter in his life where he begins to heal, and create a new and hopeful future.

James’ story and the images you’ll see may trigger powerful feelings - look after yourself as you walk by his side

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STATS on Drug Addiction

Posted by Phil Ammann on November 18, 2019 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (2)


  • According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017.
  • Almost 74% of adults suffering from a substance use disorder in 2017 struggled with an alcohol use disorder.
  • About 38% of adults in 2017 battled an illicit drug use disorder.
  • That same year, 1 out of every 8 adults struggled with both alcohol and drug use disorde...
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