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February 16, 2022

The King County Department of Community and Human Services’ Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (DCHS/ BHRD) used a Washington State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant for project designed to ensure language access to opioid prevention materials. The end result was the translation of the Stop Opioid Overdose brochure and Starts With One campaign materials into 22 different languages. An overview of this project is attached. 

The English materials and 22 translations are available...

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February 14, 2022

On February 11, President Biden proclaimed February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. 

The proclamation highlighted new resources and programs for communities to prevent and address teen dating violence. The President also cited Title IX protections for students based on gender identity and sexual orientation to support transgender students who experience higher rates of violence.

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February 9, 2022

The Washington State Department of Veteran's Affairs (WDVA) is holding a branding competition. Entrants are asked to design a brand/logo to represent the Washington State Governor’s Challenge to end Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families, and the Suicide Prevention Program within the WDVA. 

Logos MUST include:

  • The identifier “Service Members, Veterans, and Families”
  • The phrase “Identify, Connect, Save”
  • A Semicolon...
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February 9, 2022

We have some exciting and critical updates on Minerva 2.0! 

Who:

CPWI and CBO Providers who will be using Minerva 2.0

What:

We have created a timeline that includes key upcoming dates for the Minerva 1.0 to Minerva 2.0 transition including the training schedule. See attached for details.

Action needed:

  1. Training: Beginning February 28, 2022 – March 24, 2022....
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February 2, 2022

This list of trainings, webinars, and resources includes a number of prevention, treatment, and recovery webinars that are previously recorded and easy to access! The offerings are from both prevention and addiction Technology Transfer Centers, as well as the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence. Many of these may count for your prevention credential too, so check them out!

February 2, 2022

Free registration for the 2022 Say It Out Loud (SIOL) Conference opens in early March. The conference will be held virtually on Thursday, May 26. 

SIOL "focuses on information sharing and networking to improve behavioral health services and decrease disparities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals." This year's theme is We ARE Family: Honoring and recognizing the many...

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January 28, 2022

Applications are for the 2022 Youth Advocates of the Year Awards are open through February 20, 2022. 

This awards program honors outstanding youth advocates who are leading the way to the first tobacco-free generation. It is offered by Take Down Tobacco, a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. 

 

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January 25, 2022

What is the Young Adult Riding and Driving (YARD) Study? 

The YARD Study is an ongoing research study about young adults’ transportation habits and health behaviors. We are housed at the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors (CSHRB) at the University of Washington. 

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January 24, 2022

The office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) appreciates all that schools are doing to help serve their students during this very difficult time, and realize they have a lot going on. While this may sound like an oxymoron and be thought of as…”one more thing to do”, we just want to make sure that schools who serve students in grades 6 to 12, are aware of the opportunity they have to administer a quick 15 minute student perspective survey...

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January 24, 2022

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) updated a data visualization using data from their 202 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. "Be Prepared to Have the Difficult Conversation" illustrates the...

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January 14, 2022

The Washington State Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) is a collaborative research study conducted by the Department of Health, Health Care Authority, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Liquor and Cannabis Board. It focuses on health risk behaviors, such as violence and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use that can result in injury and impact positive development among youth. The survey also includes questions about protective factors, hope, and community.  The HYS contains...

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January 14, 2022

The Department of Health (DOH) is reaching out to individuals and communities who have experienced...

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January 14, 2022

The annual Washington Poison Center Poster Contest is now open! Any Washington student, kindergarten through 6th grade, may submit their art on the theme “Mr. Yuk Helps Everyone!” This year’s winner will receive a Kindle, a classroom party, and a visit with their local state representative. 

The last day for a student to submit their entry is Friday, February 11. ...

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January 14, 2022

Your efforts to empower teens and young adults to make informed decisions about drugs and alcohol and to support their mental health are more important than ever. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites you to join in during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), March 21–27, 2022. NDAFW is a week-long...

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January 13, 2022

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced the release of the updated edition of Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent’s Guide to Substance Use Prevention, a publication jointly produced by DEA and the U.S Department of Education. The guide includes an overview of substance use among children, youth, and young adults; descriptions of some substances young people may use; a look at risk factors that may make children, youth,...

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