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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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May 9, 2024

Mark your calendars; we have finalized the dates for the 2024 Washington State Prevention Summit and provider meeting! This year's provider meeting and summit will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, October 29: All prevention provider meeting 
  • Wednesday, October 30 & Thursday, October 31: Prevention Summit

At this time, we are still working to secure the venue but are looking to be in the downtown Seattle area. More updates will be...

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May 9, 2024

Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed May 2024 as Maternal Mental Health Month in Washington State. This proclamation highlights the importance of maternal mental health and the need for increased awareness, education, and support for parents before, during, and after pregnancy.

Did you know that over 83,000 babies are born in Washington State each year? The mental health of parents during and after pregnancy is crucial for both parents and their families. Approximately 20 percent of...

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May 9, 2024

HCA is excited to announce the launch of our mental health toolkit, just in time for May, Mental Health Awareness Month! This toolkit is designed to provide practical resources and strategies to support your mental health and that of your community. It also provides coping...

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May 6, 2024

Tuesday, May 7, is National Fentanyl Awareness Day and an opportunity to educate your communities about the risks of fentanyl and encourage everyone to take action to address the overdose crisis.

Washington’s Friends for Life fentanyl education campaign has created a series of National Fentanyl Awareness Day social media posts available to download and share on your organization’s social media channels. The kit includes ready-to-use...

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April 26, 2024

Safe Medication Return launched two surveys, a ...

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April 24, 2024

The third tribal wellness and resiliency gathering will be held on May 28-30, 2024, at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. 

This gathering will focus on a strengths-based approach to prevention and will strive to emphasize protective factors inherent in native cultural traditions and practices to address risk factors that adversely impact native people.

The initiation, planning, and implementation of this gathering will support the foundation for future programmatic...

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April 17, 2024

National Alcohol Awareness Month is an opportunity to refresh your knowledge and increase public awareness of alcohol misuse, underage drinking, and alcohol-related harms. While alcohol remains a leading cause of preventable death in the United States, there is hope - alcohol use among Washington teens has decreased 33 percent over the past 20 years!  According to the 2023 Health Youth Survey, 91 percent of 10th graders in Washington don't drink. As...

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April 16, 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...
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April 15, 2024

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is held biannually, on the last Saturdays of April and October, to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential misuse of medications.

The next Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On this day and every day, Washingtonians are encouraged to dispose of their unneeded or expired prescription...

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April 15, 2024
Are you interested in becoming a 2024 Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Blue Ribbon Coalition? This is your coalition's opportunity to receive national recognition from CADCA and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for achieving evidence-based and positive community-level outcomes.
 
The Blue Ribbon Initiative is the only community credential awarded to coalitions for their proven coalition products and successful community...
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April 10, 2024

Washington State Community Connectors (WSCC) and partners offer a 16-hour training course split into four days to educate families about substance use disorder (SUD) and related treatment options. The training is for parents, family members, and caregivers seeking to support loved ones with SUD. Participants will learn about up-to-date information on SUD, addiction's effects on the adolescent brain, skills for families navigating their relationship with someone with SUD, and systems...

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April 4, 2024

Earlier this year, CPWI coordinator, Karen Douglass, was recognized for her exceptional leadership and named Member of the Year at the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner.

Douglass is in her third year as the coordinator for One Prevention Alliance. Previously, she spent 32 years as a...

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April 2, 2024

In an effort to support workforce development, DBHR has identified funding to provide financial support for prevention partners to attend specified conferences on a range of prevention-related topics. These applications are open to all interested individuals.

If applicable, requests will be reviewed with your prevention system manager for alignment with other trainings and activities in your...

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April 1, 2024

FDA launched the Searchable Tobacco Products Database, a new user-friendly list of tobacco productsincluding e-cigarettesthat may be legally marketed in the United States. The database is designed to serve the publicespecially retailersby providing this key information in a single location, with easy-to-...

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