News Flash

Posted on: June 27, 2022

'Life-Saving' Investigation

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Jackson County Drug Task Force plays crucial role in "life-saving" investigation cluminating in 39 defendants being indicted. Nearly half-ton of meth and almost 50 pounds of heroin seized—along with enough fentanyl for literally millions of lethal doses.

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

149% Increase In OD Deaths

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Drug dealers are using fentanyl more and more to manufacture counterfeit pills or to mix with other drugs (like a fentanyl-meth combo distributed in baggies with a "red lips" logo). Fentanyl-related overdose deaths in the KC metro have increased 149%.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Innovative Referral Program

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This innovative COMBAT program allows police and others to make a simple referral that can connect individuals or families to life-changing, maybe even life-saving services. The program, launched this summer in Raytown, recently expanded to Norheast KC.

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Project RISE

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Project RISE, a COMBAT-funded program at Truman Medical Center/University Health, focuses on helping gunshot wound survivors make a full recovery, with emphasis on "psychological first aid" and, if needed, long-term care for Post Trauma Stress Disorder.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Suicide—Talk About It

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Worried someone you know might be silently contemplating suicide? Break the silence. Start a conversation—ask the question—that might save a life. "Asking someone about suicide will not put the idea in their head to attempt suicide. That's a myth."

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

The Opioid 'Gateway Drugs'

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Prescribed painkillers were the “gateway drugs” that triggered the ongoing opioid crisis. Across America, another 49,860 lives were lost due to opioid overdoses in 2019—a 50.7% increase compared to the 33,091 lives lost in 2015. How did this happen?

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Improving People's Realities

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The STRIVIN' hub director in Raytown believes better communities start with helping people better their lives. Her organization processes referrals from COMBAT's new social services referral program to identify what an individual's specific needs are.

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Caring For Crime Survivors

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This program not only provides referrals to counseling to help survivors deal with emotional issues, but can also facilitate repairs to homes or vehicles damaged during a crime. Doors with bullet holes might even be transformed into artwork.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

'Lethal' Counterfeit Pills

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Prescription pills not obtained from a licensed pharmacy are not only illegal to possess, but can also be extremely dangerous. There’s a good chance those pills are fakes with potentially fatal side effects. Just two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBTQ Vulnerability

LBGTQ+ youth are five times more likely than their heterosexual peers to attempt suicide. COMBAT funds ReDiscover’s Show-Me Zero Suicide prevention program that provides services to about 400 youths—nearly a third of whom self-identify as LGBTQ+.

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News Flash

Posted on: September 15, 2021

LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBTQ Vulnerability

LBGTQ+ youth are five times more likely than their heterosexual peers to attempt suicide. COMBAT funds ReDiscover’s Show-Me Zero Suicide prevention program that provides services to about 400 youths—nearly a third of whom self-identify as LGBTQ+.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

'Lethal' Counterfeit Pills

One_Pill_Can_Kill_Slide_365

Prescription pills not obtained from a licensed pharmacy are not only illegal to possess, but can also be extremely dangerous. There’s a good chance those pills are fakes with potentially fatal side effects. Just two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal.

» MORE Prevention Home
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Caring For Crime Survivors

Carrying_For_Crime_Victirms_365

This program not only provides referrals to counseling to help survivors deal with emotional issues, but can also facilitate repairs to homes or vehicles damaged during a crime. Doors with bullet holes might even be transformed into artwork.

» MORE Prevention Home
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Innovative Referral Program

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This innovative COMBAT program allows police and others to make a simple referral that can connect individuals or families to life-changing, maybe even life-saving services. The program, launched this summer in Raytown, recently expanded to Norheast KC.

» MORE Prevention Home
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Project RISE

All_The_Damage_A_Bullet_Can_Cause

Project RISE, a COMBAT-funded program at Truman Medical Center/University Health, focuses on helping gunshot wound survivors make a full recovery, with emphasis on "psychological first aid" and, if needed, long-term care for Post Trauma Stress Disorder.

» MORE Prevention Home
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Improving People's Realities

Carolyn_Quote_365

The STRIVIN' hub director in Raytown believes better communities start with helping people better their lives. Her organization processes referrals from COMBAT's new social services referral program to identify what an individual's specific needs are.

» MORE Prevention Home
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Suicide—Talk About It

Talk_About_It

Worried someone you know might be silently contemplating suicide? Break the silence. Start a conversation—ask the question—that might save a life. "Asking someone about suicide will not put the idea in their head to attempt suicide. That's a myth."

» MORE Prevention Home
Posted on: September 15, 2021

The Opioid 'Gateway Drugs'

Prescription_Medicines FLASH

Prescribed painkillers were the “gateway drugs” that triggered the ongoing opioid crisis. Across America, another 49,860 lives were lost due to opioid overdoses in 2019—a 50.7% increase compared to the 33,091 lives lost in 2015. How did this happen?

» MORE Prevention Home

News Flash

Posted on: March 28, 2022

Child Protection Center

Program Address: Child Protection Center, Inc.3101 Broadway Blvd. • Suite 750 • Kansas City, MO 64111

Contact: 816-778-8000 • cpckc.org

2022 COMBAT Funding: $126,783.00

Program Description — From Child Protection Funding Application

“When li...

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