"We respect the responsible consumption of alcohol to be an ADULT privilege.
We equally value and recognize the right of individuals who choose not to drink."

Community Needs

C/URB is driven, framed and propelled from data gathered in local youth settings using surveys, known adult experience and relative prevention based information with support from local, state and federal support.

Coalition Strategy

Community Planning

The Saline County Drug & Alcohol Prevention Coalition (C/URB) meets on a monthly basis. The next C/URB Coalition meeting will be held at PHS in Crete on Monday, August 12, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Coalition Meetings

Community Action

Activities of the Coalition are driven by funding established prior to the beginning of each fiscal year. Prevention driven activities include advertising, school banners, youth events, adult education, and more.

Coalition Activity

What's New

August, 2019 Coalition Meeting

The next C/URB Coalition meeting will be held at Public Health Solutions in Crete on Monday, August 12, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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2019 Czech Festival - Teen Dance

The Saline County C/URB Coalition will again sponsor, organize and oversee the 2019 "Czech Yourself", Drug & Alcohol Free Teen Dance in Wilber, NE. The event will take place on Saturday evening, August 3, 2019 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Dance site will be located at Wilber's downtown grocery store, Food Mesto, on 3rd Street. You can't miss it! We'll be in the area with all the loud, sexual content and vulgar language free noise!

Oh, and speaking of FREE! Not only will the Coalition do its level best to keep an eye on the youth, ensuring that alcohol, tobacco and drug paraphernalia are kept outside the fence, but the event is itself FREE! Free Music! Free Snacks! Free Fun! So, bring a friend and enjoy living FREE!

The Coalition thanks all the volunteers, contributors and organizers for the continuation of this worthwhile event during the 2019 Czech Festival.

Let's Talk About Alcohol

The Region V Systems Prevention Coordination, a joint partnership comprised of the Lancaster Prevention Coalition, the Lancaster Partnership for Success and each of the Southeast Nebraska Prevention Coalitions - including the Saline County C/URB Coalition, has developed an informative website at www.TalkAboutAlcohol.org.

The purpose of Region V Systems Prevention Coordination, and this website, is to prevent the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, for all ages, through forming and supporting local/county community coalitions, which sustain a statewide prevention system.

The 40 Developmental Assets®

The Developmental Assets® are 40 research-based, positive qualities that influence young people’s development, helping them become caring, responsible, and productive adults. Based in youth development, resiliency, and prevention research, the Developmental Assets framework has proven to be effective and has become the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States and, increasingly, around the world. The framework has been adapted to be developmentally relevant from early childhood through adolescence. More on the power of assets >>

Who needs them? Why are they important?

Over time, studies of more than 4 million young people consistently show that the more assets that young people have, the less likely they are to engage in a wide range of high-risk behaviors and the more likely they are to thrive. Research shows that youth with the most assets are least likely to engage in four different patterns of high-risk behavior, including problem alcohol use, violence, illicit drug use, and sexual activity. When they have higher levels of assets, they are more likely to do well in school, be civically engaged, and value diversity.

The positive power of assets is evident across all cultural and socioeconomic groups of youth in the United States as well as other parts of the world. Furthermore, levels of assets are better predictors of high-risk involvement and thriving than poverty, family structure, or other demographic difference. However, the average young person experiences fewer than half of the 40 assets. (40 Developmental Assets for: 8-12 Year Olds - English & Spanish, 12-18 Year Olds - English & Spanish)

Prevention Message

  •  Don’t Be Afraid to Say No

    Sometimes, our fear of negative reaction from our friends, or others we don’t even know, keeps us from doing what we know is right.  Real simple, it may seem like “everyone is doing it,” but they are not.

  • Don’t let someone else make your decisions for you

    If someone is pressuring you to do something that's not right for you, you have the right to say no, the right not to give a reason why, and the right to just walk away.


  • Make Connections With Your Parents or Other Adults

    As you grow up, having people you can rely on, people you can talk to about life, life’s challenges and your decisions about alcohol and drugs is very important. 
  • Enjoy Life and Do What You Love -  Don’t Add Alcohol and Drugs

    Learn how to enjoy life and the people in your life, without adding alcohol or drugs.  Alcohol and drugs can change who you are, limit your potential and complicate your life. 

The Coalition

The "C/URB", Community Against Underage Risky Behavior, is the community-based organization of individuals in Saline County, NE representing diverse organizations, factions, or residents who agree to work together in order to achieve the common goal of drug & alcohol prevention.

 

Prevention Tasks

  • Graduation Mailers
  • Prom Season Radio Ads
  • Newspaper Advertising
  • School Popcorn Bag Messaging
  • Red Ribbon Week Promotion
  • Alcohol Compliance Checks
  • Responsible Beverage Server Training
  • Website Development
  • Banners & Billboard Messaging
  • Educational Flyers/Handouts
  • ...more

Goal

The endeavor of C/URB members can be attributed to the investment of time and resources leading to the fulfillment of its core mission statement:

"Reducing Drug & Alcohol Use Among Underage Youth in Saline County."