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Sunny's Story: How to save a young life 

Ginger Katz and Marci Alborghetti

This is a story for all ages. It tells of joyful times and sad times and how a best friend was needlessly lost. It is narrated through the eyes of Sunny, the family beagle, and the ups and downs of his life with his young master, beginning with their meeting at an animal shelter.

365 Unplugged Family Fun Activities

Steve and Ruth Bennett

“Turn spare time into share time and too-much-time-on-your-hands into time well spent with these 365 All New TV-free, video-free, and computer game-free entertainment ideas.”


Bridges Out of Poverty Book and Workbook;
Ruby K. Payne, PhD, Philip E DeVol, Terie Dreussi Smith

“Bridges reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty.  In a highly readable format you’ll find case studies, detailed analysis, helpful charts and exercises, and specific solutions you and your organization can implement. .  .”


Why Can’t They Just Stop? Addiction;
John Hoffman and Susan Froemke

“Thanks to major leaps in the scientific understanding of addiction, an entirely new portrait of this frightening disease has come into focus.  The new science tells us that addicts, in part, are unable to quit using drugs or alcohol because chemical changes in their brains prevent them from doing so.

The Social Norms Approach to Preventing School and College Age Substance Abuse
 H.Wesley Perkins, Editor

This book “offers educators, counselors, and clinicians a handbook for understanding and implementing a new and highly successful alternative to traditional methods for preventing substance abuse among young people.”


Influencer, The Power To Change Anything; 
Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

This “thought-provoking book that combines the remarkable insights of behavioral scientists and business leaders with the astonishing stories of high-powered influencers from all walks of life. You’ll be taught each and every step of the influence process – including rebust strategies for making change inevitable in your personal life, your business, and your world. 




Binge : Getting wasted and how it can effect your life!

The Hardwick Area Community Coalition would like to give a huge Thank You, 
to those in our documentary Binge.  These courageous people have shared either their own stories or observations to help others learn about the dangers of binge drinking. 
Produced by The Hardwick Area Community Coalition in association with Vermont Department of Health.
Directed by Bess O'Brien, Kingdom County Productions.

The Truth: A Young Adult Perspective on Alcohol & Drug Abuse

A film by The Vermont Young Adult Advisory Team

Why Can’t They Just Stop? Addiction

“Several of the nation’s leading experts on drug and alcohol addiction, together with a group of accomplished filmmakers, have assembled to create ADDICTION, an unprecedented documentary aimed at helping Americas understand addiction as a treatable brain disease.”


Shout It Out

This original musical “tells the story of a group of teenagers making their way through high school.  The film follows them through some of the more tumultuous moments of teenagehood: academic pressure; friction with peers, teachers, and parents; trying to fit in, trying to find one’s self fear of the future; nostalgia for the past; friendship; and first love.


The Truth About Drugs

This “is the real story of what drugs are and what they do to your body and mind – told by people who’ve been there, done them and survived to tell about it.”

Alcohol: True Stories,
hosted by Matt Damon

“Young people tell how alcohol affected their lives.  In compelling and honest interviews these teens offer insight into the reasons young people drinks, and encourage their peers to wait.”

Hardwick Area Community Coalition’s Not So Fast Program:

Driver’s Education Event for young drivers and their parents.  Presenters were:  Jennifer Fisher from the Vermont Department of Liquor Control; Lt. John Flannigan, Traffic Safety Unit; James Carter, Seat Belt Use.


Spike’s Poison Prevention Adventure

“Goals:  To teach young children to always ask an adult before touching, tasting, or smelling a potentially poisonous substance.  To teach adults how to prevent poisonings.  To teach adults to call the Poison Control Center immediately in case of a possible poisoning.