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June 7, 2021

Session Objectives:

  1. Describe substance use Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) screening & brief interventions for youth and parents.
  2. Identify unique characteristics of PPW programs allowing them to broadly prevent substance use while improving the mental and physical health of youth and young adults.
  3. Review research and theory supporting brief interventions that integrate SU prevention with wellness promotion.
  4. List new...
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June 3, 2021

The Washington State Department of Health, Essentials for Childhood Program is offering free “starter sets” of VroomTM print materials and technical assistance on how to use Vroom. This is suitable...

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June 3, 2021

The Equity in Education Coalition (EEC) is a statewide coalition working towards a more targeted and comprehensive approach to improve educational achievement and growth as well as closing the opportunity gap throughout the State of Washington.

EEC is looking to research mental health access for our BIPOC...

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June 2, 2021

The Prevention Awards of Excellence are an opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations for their dedication and contributions to the Prevention field.

Please take the time to nominate a colleague, young person, program or organization in the following award categories:

  • Tribal Prevention
  • Youth Leadership
  • Young Adult Leadership
  • Professional and/or Exemplary Community Prevention Leader
  • Community...
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June 2, 2021

If registering for SAMHSA’s Communities Talk to Prevent Underage Drinking initiative hasn’t been on your radar this year, don’t worry. It’s not too late … yet! But $750 planning stipends are going fast. SAMHSA has sponsored Communities Talk events and activities since 2006 to educate communities about underage and high-risk drinking and mobilize them to take evidence-based action.

Ready to get started? ...

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June 1, 2021

Despite enormous progress in reducing smoking, tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and imposes a terrible toll on families, businesses and government. Anti-smoking efforts have not been directed toward people with behavioral health conditions as they have toward the general population resulting in tobacco-related disparities.

The Washington State Health Care Authority and Washington State Department of Health are excited to host summer...

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May 28, 2021

Session Objectives:

  1. Explore the health behavior content of the six-session SPORT 2 Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs for use by prevention, health education and physical education teachers. 
  2. Compare scripts for providing these PPWs to high school, middle school and elementary school youth individually and in group settings, both in-person as well as online.
  3. Review program manuals, PowerPoint slides and reproducible materials...
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May 22, 2021

Session Objectives:

  1. View the evidence-based three-step screening, feedback and goal setting single-session found in the SPORT (Alcohol/Drug) Prevention Plus Wellness high school adolescent video program.
  2. Explore the interactive video program components, including the screening survey, goal plan exercise and discussion questions.
  3. List the wellness behaviors illustrated and diversity of youth modeled in the videos.
  4. Explain how the...
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May 19, 2021

We are looking for partners who are interested in receiving training and free Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program materials to implement evaluation studies.

These could involve in-person, online or video implementation of any of our one-session programs for youth or young adults aimed at preventing alcohol, e-cigarettes, marijuana or opioid use while promoting protective wellness behaviors including physical activity, healthy nutrition, sleep and stress control.

PPW...

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May 14, 2021

Session Objectives:

  1. Explore the content in the 2021 Vaping (E-cigarette), Marijuana and Opioid Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs for high school, middle school and elementary school-aged youth.
  2. Compare scripts for providing these PPWs to participants individually and in group settings both in-person as well as online.
  3. Review PowerPoint slides and reproducible materials found in the program digital downloads.
  4. Identify online...
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May 7, 2021

Session Objectives:

  1. Explore the contents and steps for implementing the 2021 SPORT (Alcohol/Drug) Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs for high school, middle school and elementary school-aged youth.
  2. Examine the scripts and PowerPoint slides used in providing these PPW programs to participants individually and in group settings both in-person as well as online.
  3. Review built-in evaluation tools, training opportunities and resources for...
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May 7, 2021

Session Objectives:

  1. Identify why youth and young adults should receive brief interventions both preventing substance use and promoting wellness behaviors to improve their physical and mental health.
  2. Explore a 3-step evidence-based model for which professionals and parents can use for providing brief messages and goal planning experiences with youth/young adults that integrates prevention with wellness.
  3. Examine how to create and provide...
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May 6, 2021

A wealth of new and updated underage and young adult problem drinking prevention materials are available to download!

For teens and preteens:

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May 5, 2021

The following is excerpted from the CounterTobacco.org website:

On April 29, 2021 the FDA announced their intention to issue proposed product standards this year eliminating menthol in cigarettes and all flavors in cigars. This action is huge, historic, and overdue. It will save lives,...

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