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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 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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April 29, 2021

SAMHSA Planning stipends are now available for Communities Talk, a biannual activity SAMHSA sponsors to mobilize communities to prevent underage drinking!

SAMHSA provides a limited number of $750 planning stipends on a first-come, first-served basis to community- and state-based organizations interested in promoting underage drinking prevention....

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April 22, 2021

One-Session Youth & Parent Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Free Webinar

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...
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April 15, 2021


  1. List Prevention Plus Wellness Parent Program components and options.
  2. Identify why parents’ communications with youth/young adults should address both preventing substance use and promoting wellness behaviors to improve their physical and mental health.
  3. Explore a 3-step evidence-based model for providing brief messages and goal planning experiences with youth/young adults that integrates prevention with wellness.
  4. Review...
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April 1, 2021

SAMHSA’s eighth round of its Communities Talk to Prevent Underage Drinking initiative is well underway, and the $750 stipends are going fast! There are limited stipends left for the 2021 cycle, and we need your help to make sure deserving organizations do not miss out. Organizations must use their stipend to host an activity before December 31, 2021; this is your reminder to register!


The attached...

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March 31, 2021

Just announced:  "Trauma-Informed Approaches in Prevention" webinar on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.  2:00-3:30pm.
Visit for more information. 

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March 31, 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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March 30, 2021

There are some free Mental Health First Aid training opportunities being offered to select counties in Central/Eastern Washington:


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March 29, 2021

Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) Video Programs are highly sustainable, interactive video adaptations of our original manual-based programs that can be provided online and in classrooms.  

PPW Video Programs provide the same content and three-step process of screening, feedback and multi-behavior goal setting as all PPW evidence-based practices screening and brief interventions. 

Each PPW Video Program comes in a two-video set of:

  • Video 1:...
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March 26, 2021

Hello, Partners in Prevention!

On Thursday, April 1, Truth Initiative will be launching a swipe-to-text Snapchat ad campaign promoting their innovative text-to-quit vaping program, This is Quitting (TIQ), to teens and young adults in Washington state.

While this particular campaign will run exclusively on Truth Snapchat and be 'geofenced' in WA through May, we’re encouraging partners to use additional social media...

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March 22, 2021

Applications for the Washington Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) are open right now! LYAC is codified in law as the official nonpartisan youth advisory body to the State Legislature, and is...

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March 20, 2021


  1. View what prevention and health professionals find helpful from participating in Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) free webinars and online training.
  2. Explore youth health behavior outcomes from participating in PPW programs.
  3. Examine how prevention providers are using and benefiting from PPW programs across the country and abroad.

Register: ...

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March 20, 2021


  1. Explore why substance use prevention programs should more broadly target promoting wellness behaviors for youth and young adults.
  2. Review research and theory supporting brief interventions that integrate substance use prevention with wellness promotion.
  3. Examine messages and strategies that integrate alcohol, marijuana, e-cigarette and opioid use prevention with wellness promotion for use in-person and online interventions....
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