The Marshfield Area Parent Network (MAPN) is a group of parents, educators and community leaders who are committed to the health and safety of children, to protect them from underage alcohol use and other illegal substances.
The parent network was started in 2002 by former Marshfield High School Principal John Blankush, who brought the idea with him when he joined the school district. Parents and guardians sign an agreement to provide and support places for youth to socialize away from pressure to use tobacco, alcohol and other illegal substances. Since 2007, the Marshfield Area Parent Network (MAPN) has partnered with Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth and Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach to expand the network to over 900 parents and community members. The goal is to create a network of parents, educators and community representatives beyond the limits of the Marshfield community. MAPN unites parents throughout the region to be able to turn to each other to support their children in making healthy choices.
MAPN is building an area-wide network of parents, educators and community representatives to actively educate and support each other in promoting a healthy lifestyle for area teens that is free of substance abuse.
To date, the following coalitions/communities started parent networks and benefited from resources shared by Marshfield:
- Vilas County Youth Coalition in Vilas County
- Positive Alternatives Coalition in Vilas and Oneida Counties
- Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention in Oneida County
- Oneida County AODA in Oneida County
- Lac du Flambeau Minobimaadiziiwin Coalition
MAPN Dinner Presentations:
Raising Resilient Children (4-10-17). Click here for recording of presentation.
Life Outcomes: The Dangers of Underage Drinking & Inhalant Use (8-16-17). Click here for recording of presentation.
Trauma Informed Care: Resilient Families and Children (10-16-17). Click here for recording of presentation.
Know Your Options: Refusing Medication and Alternative Therapies (2-26-18). Click here for recording of presentation.