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February 26, 2024

National Eating Disorders Awareness week is Monday, February 26, through Monday, March 3.

An estimated nine percent of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million Americans, have had or will have an eating disorder in their lifetime. Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite having one of the highest mortality rates of any mental illness, eating disorders often go undetected.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week...

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February 26, 2024

Alcohol beverages do not currently carry the nutritional panel seen on everything from breakfast cereal to frozen vegetables. What information do you think should be included on alcohol labels?

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is seeking individuals and groups to provide informational verbal and written comments on the potential content and design of detailed labeling on alcohol beverages.

There are three ways you or your...

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February 23, 2024

Session Objectives:

  1. Determine the components and varieties of Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) programs.
  2. List the steps for implementing PPW-SBIRT to youth and young adults.
  3. Review the SPORT Alcohol & Cannabis PPW-SBIRT script.
  4. Describe how to evaluate PPW-SBIRT program effects.

Register: ...

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February 23, 2024

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is recognized each February to promote healthy relationships and raise awareness about teen dating violence to prevent dating abuse before it starts.

Approximately 1 in 12 high school students in the U.S. have experienced physical or sexual dating violence. Survivors of teen dating violence are more likely to experience mental health challenges and face increased risk of experiencing intimate partner violence later in life (...

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February 20, 2024

Are you interested in contributing to the development and implementation of a program that is designed to address physical activity, body image, and mental health needs of female and gender-diverse youth?

Washington State University (WSU) is conducting a focus group study to hear your input on needs, feedback, barriers and facilitators related to the Find What Moves You program. Your feedback will shape the future of the program and increase program effectiveness.

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February 15, 2024

The Region 10 Opioid Summit will be held in a hybrid format on July 25-26, 2024, with an in-person attendance option in Boise, ID.

This year's theme and title is "Breaking barriers, saving lives: Empowering individuals, strengthening families, healing communities, and embracing recovery." At least a quarter of this year's programming workshops will be dedicated to cultural and tribal-based services reaching American Indian/Alaska Native...

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February 14, 2024

Prevention providers are invited to a webinar on Thursday, March 28, or Monday, April 1, to learn about Take Back Day medication disposal efforts and new fentanyl education resources.

Attend for information about: 

  • The safe disposal toolkit and how to share the materials in your community to promote National Take...
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February 10, 2024

Session Objectives:

  1. Describe common models of wellness and how wellness relates to substance abuse, prevention, and mental health.
  2. Examine the mental health effects of the Big 3 wellness-promoting lifestyle behaviors of regular physical activity, breakfast and nutrition, and sleep...
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February 9, 2024

As football fans and Swifties across the country are preparing for this year's super bowl, it's important to remember that some people may choose to cheer their team to victory without consuming alcohol or using cannabis. Regardless of why someone chooses to pass, their decision should be honored and respected. 

Here are some tips to ensure the gatherings you're attending or hosting are inclusive of all guests and prioritize their safety:

  1. Provide alcohol-...
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February 7, 2024

In 2023, Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) received funding to support tribal communities’ arts and culture. This funding may be used for arts and/or cultural-related activities. Examples include, but are not limited to: 

  • Expansion of cultural teachings within a community
  • Support of an individual community member's art practice 
  • Purchase of supplies 
  • Support for creative economy entrepreneurial opportunities for tribal...
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February 6, 2024

If you requested and received conversation card decks as part of the Not a Moment Wasted young adult campaign last fall, we are interested in hearing your feedback!

Earlier this month, a survey was emailed to all card deck recipients to gain insight and collect feedback on this resource. We kindly request that you complete the survey by Thursday, February 29. 

Questions? Please send an email to ...

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February 6, 2024

Join the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) on Tuesday, February 13, 3-4 p.m., for a webinar on youth substance use prevention education and harm reduction. 

Youth overdose deaths continue to rise, despite a decline in youth substance use. This webinar will discuss ...

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February 5, 2024

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program is a grant program designed to coordinate and assist federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement as well as prevention and treatment organizations.

Northwest HIDTA recently issued a prevention and treatment request for proposals (RFP) to address gaps in substance use prevention in Washington State that cannot be funded through other existing resources. Proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. on...

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February 5, 2024

January

We appreciate your participation in DBHR's Learning Community Meeting (LCM) on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. You can find the agenda, presentations slides, and the third hour training, hosted by our partners at Prevention Voices, on The Athena Forum.

February

DBHR will host an optional LCM for DBHR prevention and promotion contractors on...

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January 30, 2024

The Healthy Youth Survey Planning Committee (HYSPC) is now collecting proposals for new and revised questions to include in the 2025 Healthy Youth Survey (HYS). If you would like to submit a proposal for a new question to be added to the survey, or you would like to propose a revision to an existing question or question scale, please complete and submit this form no later than Friday,...

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