Emergency Preparedness Information

Post-disaster peace of mind is achieved largely through pre-disaster preparation.  As we all are well aware this year, it’s VERY dry!  It’s obvious we each need to clear our yards of flammable pine-needles, etc.  No body wants a fire!

What are you doing regarding mental preparation?  What are you doing to organize your belongings, etc??  We just updated our list of documents on our “Emergency Preparedness” page.  Topics range from how to store water to preparing a 72-hour kit shopping list.  Take a look now!  It just might give you some peace of mind…..

Immediate Job Opening – Full time Prevention Program Specialist

Family Services, Inc. is seeking applications for one full-time Prevention Program Specialist for the San Bernardino Mountain area.  Position requires at least one year prevention services experience.  Applicants must be certified or an intern (by CAADE, CADTP, or CCAPP) and have a minimum of 2080 hours of experience in providing alcohol and/or drug education and information to persons with alcohol and/or other drug problems in a classroom setting.  If not an intern yet, applicant must start internship within two months of hire date.  $16.50 per hour.  Please send resume to either eellis@rimfamilyservices.org or fax to (909) 336-0990.  Position filled.

Immediate opening for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Counselor

Rim Family Services, Inc. is seeking a Full-time Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Counselor.  T,W,Th 11:30AM-8 PM, Fri 7:30 AM – 6 PM, Sat 8 AM – 2PM.  $16.50 per hour.  Applicants must be certified or an intern (by CAADE, CADTP, or CCAPP) and have a minimum of 2080 hours of experience in providing alcohol and/or drug education and information to persons with alcohol and/or other drug problems in a classroom setting.  Please send resume to either jfield@rimfamilyservices.org or fax to (909) 336-0990.  Position – No longer accepting applications.

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P.O.C.K.E.T. Awards
“Protecting Our Community’s Kids Every Time”

Do you have a relative or a co-worker who is having an impact on the lives on kids in our local community? In every neighborhood, there are “Unsung Heroes” who go well beyond their expected duties.

What is a POCKET Award?
POCKET Awards are designed to recognize community members who provide support to our youth in ways that help safeguard them against drug and alcohol abuse. The awards are based upon certain “Protective Factors”, such as solid family bonds and the capacity to succeed in school. Research shows that strengthening Protective Factors appears to balance and buffer the negative impact of existing risk factors, decreasing a child’s chance of developing problems with alcohol and drugs.

The nomination process is simple. Fill in the name, address, and telephone number of both your nominee and yourself as the nominator. Write a brief, passionate, compelling story about your friend. Tell something that distinguishes them as an individual. Then highlight how the nominee’s actions protect our community’s children. That’s it!

Nomination Criteria

  • Must reside in the mountain community.
  • Individual must be a private citizen – service given cannot be part of their job

Nomination Categories

  • Family Advocate - Parent leaders, parent advocates, and child advocated who facilitate parent education or training or who work to prevent violence/abuse/neglect. (ex. a volunteer working with teen parents, or an individual who helps at a shelter.)
  • Success in School Performance – Individuals who volunteer to support the education of children including educational environment, materials, and and academic needs. (ex. a neighbor who volunteers their kitchen table to kids who need a quiet space to do homework)
  • Promoting Positive Peer Affiliations - Individuals who encourage strong bonds and friendships among young people. (ex. volunteer youth pastors, club leaders, coaches, etc.)
  • Mentoring Hero - Individuals who model appropriate norms regarding drug and alcohol use and who encourage kids to reach their highest potential. (ex. “Big Brother/Sister” volunteers, college students who their time serving community youth, etc.)
  • Prevention Champion - Community members who work to encourage kids to avoid drug and alcohol use, and who use their time, talents, and energy to keeping our mountain safe from alcohol and drugs. (ex. community coalition members, recovering addicts who use their stories to help others, etc.)

Nominate someone by filling the following form:

STEP 1: Nominee Information

  • In this section, we require information on the individual being nominated for a POCKET Award.
 

STEP 2: Nominator Information

  • In this section, we require information on the individual who is nominating.
 

STEP 3: Summary Sentence

  • Please briefly state why you are nominating this person for a POCKET Award.
 

STEP 4: Outstanding Personal Acts

  • Please state in detail how this ordinary individual has performed outstanding personal acts to impact our community's kinds. Point out how this person stands out for taking extra steps. The acts were "outstanding", "unique", "heroic", etc.
 

STEP 5: Community Impact

  • Please describe the change or improvement this individual's actions have had on the community.
 

Verification

Crestline Skatepark BBQ and Hangout 2!

Come on out to the second Crestline Skatepark BBQ and Hangout! 5pm today (Sept. 22nd) at the Crestline Skatepark on Lake Gregory Drive in Crestline, CA. It is completely free!

The Crestline Skatepark BBQ and Hangout event started as an idea by one of the Mountain High Community Care teen club members, who felt more teen oriented events and groups within our mountain communities would help prevent youth substance abuse. The club went further and sought the collaboration of Rim Family Services, the Rim Communities for Youth Coalition, the Lake Gregory Recreation Company, and many of the local mountain church youth groups to make the event a reality! The first event garnered 250 attendees and was a load of fun!

The sequel event is soon to commence so please come on out TODAY and have some fun!

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month!

Even with friends and family around, someone experiencing emotional pain or suicidal thoughts can feel isolated. You may sense something is wrong, but not realize how serious it is. Trust your instincts. The warning signs – like withdrawal, depression or hopelessness – are there, but not always obvious. Visit suicideispreventable.org to learn the signs, find the words and reach out. You have the power to make a difference. The power to save a life.

www.suicideisprevenable.org
Suicide Prevention Awareness | Know the Warning Signs of Suicidal Behavior

Immediate Job Opening – Student Assistance Program (SAP) / NCTI Educator (Full-Time)

Rim Family Services, Inc. is seeking applications for a full-time Student Assistance Program (SAP)/ NCTI Educator (BA/BS degree or higher preferred, but not required).  Experience working with tweens / teens a plus.  Please send resume to either jpurkiss@rimfamilyservices.org or fax to (909) 336-0990.  Position filled.