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June 17, 2024

HearMeWA, the Washington State Attorney General's Office's (AGO) newest resource for Washington youth and young adults is now live! This program is designed to help youth experiencing stress, anxiety, bullying, violent threats, sexual abuse, or anything that makes life hard, connect with crisis counselors and receive secure, free support 24/7. 

Youth can request help for themselves, friends, or classmates online...

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June 17, 2024

In May, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) launched its new 988 awareness campaign. The website is available in both English and Spanish, with campaign assets in all languages available in the campaign's partner toolkit

With this campaign, DOH aims to build...

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June 11, 2024

We are excited to send out the finalized FY2025 Additional Commercial Tobacco Spending Plan for Washington State’s Youth Cannabis and Commercial Tobacco Prevention Program.

We had over 30 individuals provide feedback via survey, listening session, and 1-on-1 conversations. We appreciate the time spent to share thoughts and concerns regarding the funding allocated this upcoming year. Additionally, I want to express our team’s gratitude to all those that champion this program and it’s...

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June 10, 2024
Please join the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) for two live webinar sessions on cultural humility and cultural competency featuring Dr. Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez. These sessions promise to be enlightening and insightful, providing attendees with valuable tools and perspectives to better serve a diverse range of communities. Each live session will be offering up to 1.5 total hours of AAFP credit (pending) and may qualify for Health Equity Continuing Education credit.
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June 10, 2024

The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW) has announced several important updates:

Application changes 

  • Affidavit of Attendance Forms are being phased out. Until Sunday, June 30, PSCBW will only accept six (6) CEHs for initial CPP applicants, and four (4) CEHs for CPP renewals & recertifications submitted using affidavits. As of Monday, July 1, Affidavit of Attendance Forms will...
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June 10, 2024

As substance misuse prevention professionals, we regularly face situations that require us to make ethical decisions. Often it is clear how to act ethically; sometimes it is not.

This two-week, asynchronous moderated course, adapted from the original SAMHSA Center for Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) course, explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics, brought to life with realistic examples designed to enhance participant understanding. The course also...

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June 6, 2024

The goal of the 2024 Northwest PTTC Prevention Leadership Academy is to engage leaders in the prevention workforce to identify and build upon their strengths to encourage the heart, model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, and enable others to act effectively in prevention.

The Leadership Academy combines both virtual and in-person sessions to explore leadership principles for prevention coalitions using a set...

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June 4, 2024

Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) is looking for multiple schools, clinics, or other settings serving adolescents to partner with us to evaluate our evidence-based SPORT PPW program or one of its variations for adolescents.

The partnering organization(s) will receive free PPW program materials and online self-paced or live program implementer training, as well as implementation and evaluation consultation.

We are looking for an organization that can commit to implementing and...

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June 4, 2024

Washington Association for Substance misuse And Violence Prevention (WASAVP) is proud to present "What preventionists should know about opioids!"

Learn key information about opioids that every preventionist should be aware of in WASAVP's upcoming online event! 

Event information: 

  • Date and time: Thursday, June 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 
  • Location: Virtual 
  • Cost: $108.55 ($100 registration plus $8.55 EventBrite fees) ...
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May 28, 2024

ESD 113, in partnership with the Washington State Healthcare Authority, is offering a two-part training series called “Growing the positive in your community.” This training series is led by the Montana Institute and is an introduction to the science of positive community norms. Explore, discuss, practice, and reflect on integrating positive norms into your messages and communications surrounding attitudes and behaviors among youth around substance use.

Part one: Introductory...

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May 23, 2024

Learning Objective: Participants will gain the knowledge, confidence and skills to set and monitor weekly goals to increase critical health habits aimed at improving mental and physical wellbeing, resiliency, and performance.

Participants will be able to:

1) Complete a wellness behavior screening survey to become aware of current health risk and protective behaviors associated with improving wellness and resilience,

2) Reflect on personal health behaviors, how risk...

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May 18, 2024

The Marijuana Parent Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) Program is our original evidence-informed marijuana youth program adapted for presentation to parents and caregivers.

The Marijuana Parent PPW Program consists of a one-session PowerPoint-driven workshop for parents/caregivers presented by prevention and health professionals or trained parents. 

The parent training session is designed to help parents/caregivers gain the knowledge, confidence and skills to provide brief...

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May 18, 2024

Session Objectives:

  1. Determine the varieties and components of one-lesson evidence-based substance use Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs. 
  2. Review the SPORT (Alcohol/Drug) PPW individual, SBIRT, and group scripts.
  3. List the steps for implementing PPW programs to youth and adults.
  4. Describe how to evaluate PPW program quality and outcomes.

Register: ...

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May 15, 2024

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week is observed each May to promote prevention and spread awareness of its important role in keeping people and communities...

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May 14, 2024

Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs, like the SPORT, Marijuana, Vaping, Opioid and InShape PPW programs for adolescents and young adults include materials and directions for implementation as an optional Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).

These materials include directions for implementation of PPW as an SBIRT, the CRAFFT or ASSIST-Lite screening tool to identify high-risk substance use, and referral to treatment recommendations for high-risk...

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