November 2014 Newsletter

November Offline Happenings!

Thursday, November 6, 10:00 a.m.
Bully Prevention Community Coalition
Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, 101 Pierce Street
Sioux City, Iowa

Thursday, November 6, Noon
Siouxland CARES Advisory Board

Siouxland Chamber of Commerce Building, 101 Pierce Street
Sioux City, Iowa

Monday, November 17, 7 p.m.
Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission Full MYC Meeting

City Hall, 405 6th Street, Council Chambers
Sioux City, Iowa

Tuesday, November 18, 5:00 p.m.
Dakota County Teen Court
City Hall, 1615 First Avenue
South Sioux City, Nebraska

Thursday, November 27
Happy Thanksgiving

The iHeartMedia Parent Guide Has Arrived
The 13th Anniversary Issue of the Parent Survival Guide has arrived and it’s digital!  Just click on this tab and you will be directed to the Parent Survival Guide filled with information every parent and agency should know!  Place it on your website for easy referral.
The interactive PDF link below has many possibilities for dissemination.
  • Attach to Email blasts to parents and clients
  • Link to your newsletters
  • Post and/or linked on your website
  • Use as a tool to talk to your child
Thanks to iHeartMedia for continuing to provide this useful tool!


Great American Smoke Out is  November 20, 2014The Great American Smoke Out (GASO) is a national event that takes place each year on the third Thursday of November. On this day millions of Americans give up smoking for good.Quitline Iowa services are FREE and offered to youth ages 13-17 as well as adults 18+ to help them quit tobacco use. On the GASO and throughout the month of November the Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Division heavily promote Quitline Iowa to the state. This month is about helping people quit tobacco use.For more information on GASO visit  For information about Quitline Iowa Sioux City, the following places will have Quitline Iowa and local cessation service information:             Jackson Recovery Centers/ 800 5th St #200/ (712) 234-2300            City of Sioux City, Police Department/ 601 Douglas St/ (712) 279-6440            Sioux City School Resource Officers                        North High School/ 4200 Cheyenne Blvd.                        North Middle School/ 2102 Outer Dr.                        West High School/ 3301 W 19th                        West Middle School/ 2001 Casselman                        East High School/ 5011 Mayhew                        East Middle School/ 5401 Lorraine Ave.            Siouxland District Health Department/ 1015 Nebraska Street/ 712-279-6119            Siouxland Chamber of Commerce/ 101 Pierce St/ 712.255.7903


It’s Easy to Support Siouxland CARES!Siouxland CARES is now part of the AmazonSmile Program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to CARES is you select our charitable organization.  


It’s easy.  Go to this direct link for Siouxland CARES and shop.


Thank you for your support.


Private Violence Documentary Film a Must See
 Private Violence is a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the US, at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. The knee-jerk response is to ask: “why doesn’t she just leave?” Private Violence shatters the brutality of this logic. Through the eyes of two survivors – Deanna Walters, a mother who seeks justice for the crimes committed against her at the hands of her estranged husband, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate who seeks justice for all women – we bear witness to the complicated and complex realities of intimate partner violence. Their experiences challenge entrenched and misleading assumptions, providing a lens into a world that is largely invisible; a world we have locked behind closed doors with our silence, our laws, and our lack of understanding. Kit’s work immerses us in the lives of several other women as they attempt to leave their abusers, setting them on a collision course with institutions that continuously and systematically fail them, often blaming victims for the violence they hope to flee. The same society that encourages women to seek true love shows them no mercy when that love turns dangerous. As Deanna transforms from victim to survivor, Private Violence begins to shape powerful, new questions that hold the potential to change our society: “Why does he abuse?” “Why do we turn away?” “How do we begin to build a future without domestic violence?”
A PRESENTATION OF HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS IN ASSOCIATION WITH: The Waitt Institute For Violence Prevention, Artemis Rising Foundation, The Kind World Foundation, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Southern Documentary Fund, Candescent Films
Contact the Council on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence at 1-800-982-7233 to know “What to Say & What Not To Say To a Battered Woman”.


Red Ribbon Thanks!
Thank you from Siouxland CARES to all the agencies and individuals that made Red Ribbon Night and week a success again this year.  Special thanks to the Sioux City Elks for pizza, t-shirts and use of the climbing wall, free of charge. Thank you also to Chesterman Company, Sioux City Mayor’s Youth Commission, Sioux City Parks & Recreation, Sioux City Judo, Mercy Medical Center,Bullying Prevention Community Coalition, Sioux City Schools, Siouxland Community Health Center, SBIRT, Jackson Recovery Centers, Sioux City Police Department, Woodbury County Sheriff’s Department, Siouxland District Health Department Tobacco Coalition, Siouxland Pride Alliance, Sioux City Human Rights Commission, Sioux City Musketeers, Boys Town, Tiger Rocks, and Blue Zones.


61% of the tri-state 10th graders have not been around other teens using alcohol in the past year.  This is a 22% improvement in the last 5 years!

Source:  Siouxland CARES’ Youth Survey taken in April/May 2014 


Looking for some helpful websites?

Other Resources
Contact the Boys Town National Hot Line,
1-800-448-3000 or
the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline,

If you think someone is a victim of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, 1-888-3737.888, yo obtain information and to access supportive services for the victim.  

Find out more about the beSomebody campaign by connecting to the Siouxland CARES website or Like us on the beSomebody Facebook page.  JOIN the beSomebody initiative today and text “41411” and type in besomebody to received weekly text messages (rates may apply).

Tri-State Curfew

The following curfew is now in effect in Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, and Woodbury County, Iowa, North Sioux City, South Dakota, South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Dakota County, Nebraska. Please enforce these times in your home.
10:00 p.m. for minors under the age of 14
11:00 p.m. for minors ages 14 and 15
Midnight for minors ages 16 and 17  

About Siouxland CARES
Siouxland CARES (Community-wide Awareness, Resources, Education and Support) About Substance Abuse is a community coalition comprised of 350 volunteers. Volunteers for Siouxland CARES (representing 12 community systems) and staff contributed 13,996.25 hours in 2013 to CARES programs and services. The mission of CARES is to improve the quality of life in Siouxland by eliminating the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and related violence.

The Anti-Drug is Communication.
Ask Who? Ask What? Ask Where?
It’s not pestering, it’s parenting!

Trustworthiness:  Think it. Be it.
RespectGive it. Get it.
ResponsibilityTake it. Teach It.
FairnessShare it. Practice it.
CaringShow it. Receive it.
Citizenship: Have it. Honor it.

Make Your Character Count in Siouxland!! 


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