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EPIC Pals

EPIC Pals relies on the human animal bond to create caring and confident kids. This program for local young people combines the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum along with a structured dog training component. The curriculum fosters empathy and empowers young people with skills needed to effectively communicate and manage emotions by focusing on lessons in five units:...

March 10, 2014September 1, 2015by
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EPIC Pals

EPIC Pals relies on the human animal bond to create caring and confident kids. The program takes place twice a week at which time, the young people in the program work through a lesson in the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum followed by a hands on dog training session. During the training session, program participants work under the...

March 7, 2014July 16, 2015by
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YSAPC Poster Contest

In an effort to raise awareness about prescription drug abuse and increase awareness about opportunities for safe-disposal of medications, EPIC (Early Prevention Impacts Community) has hosted its second annual poster contest. The contest was open from the end of February to the middle of March when Cape Girardeau County youth between the ages of 9...

May 21, 2013August 21, 2015by
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Its All In Your Hands

EPIC has partnered with a team of students from Southeast Missouri State University to develop the “It’s All in Your Hands – Prevent RX Drug Abuse” project. The goal of this project is to reduce youth abuse of prescription and over the counter medications by educating people about prescription drug abuse and raising awareness of...

May 21, 2013August 21, 2015by
Rise Above
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Rise Above

Many local youth are rising above the pressures to use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. We want to hear how! Please visit our youth Facebook page and think of posting a video about what you do to Rise Above the influence!

May 21, 2013September 20, 2016by
Safe Disposal of Prescription Medications
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Safe Disposal of Prescription Medications

The abuse and misuse of prescription and over the counter drugs is a dangerous trend. While prescription and over the counter medications can be beneficial when used appropriately, when abused, they can have serious consequences including death. EPIC works to reduce the abuse and misuse of prescription and over the counter medications by helping to...

May 21, 2013September 20, 2016by