Additional Marijuana and Vaping Resources

Community partners and providers working in school-based health may be interested in the following resources: Youth Empowerment Policy Systems & Environment Prevention Mini-grants Access to these resources can be provided by contacting Erin James with King County’s Department of Community and Human Services: Youth leadership toolkits for adults who work with youth clubs and prevention groups Marijuana…

DOH Launches “You Can” Marijuana Prevention and Education Campaign

Crossposted from the Washington State Department of Health newsletter. On Monday, April 9, 2018 the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is launching a statewide campaign, You Can, the next evolution of Listen2YourSelfie – DOH’s first Marijuana Prevention and Education Program to educate youth about the health effects and consequences of using marijuana. The new…

Funding Opportunity!

Crossposted from the King County Youth Marijuana Prevention Network Newsletter. The King County Youth Marijuana Prevention Program is seeking up to 10 community agencies, organizations and research/academic groups to conduct listening sessions with youth to understand their attitudes, knowledge and beliefs about marijuana. For more information, visit Public Health’s RFA website.  Applications are due on…

Under the Influence…of You

On October 19, 2017, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is re-launching a campaign to support community partners like school health staff to successfully educate adults about the influence they have in teens’ lives and how to make conversations about marijuana easier. DOH produced this campaign outreach toolkit which can help community partners like…

Marijuana Prevention Training

The King County Youth Marijuana Prevention Network is hosting trainings in late 2017 that may be of interest to our school-based health providers. Check them out! Workshop: Applying an Equity Lens Please join the fall gathering of the King County Youth Marijuana Prevention Network, where attendees will dive into the topic of equity and how it relates…

Marijuana Prevention Trainings

The King County Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program is sponsoring three free trainings in Spring 2017. (Click the images to enlarge.) NAVIGATING PREVENTION SCIENCE: THE ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, 1:00 – 3:30 pm Description: Participants will learn the basics of community-level youth substance abuse prevention and can apply learnings to develop grant applications…

Teen Drug Use…Is It Inevitable?

Prevention WINS Coalition is hosting a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, WA. A panel of experts wil include Dr. Cari McCarty (Seattle Children’s Hospital), Dr. Kevin Haggerty (University of Washington, Social Development Research Group), and students from Nathan Hale and University Prep High Schools. A resource…

Macklemore Visits the Interagency Recovery School

Interagency Academy has a number of different sites, many of which the Group Health Cooperative Interagency School-Based Health Center serves. One of these sites, the Recovery School in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, focuses on providing a supportive environment for students recovering from drug and alcohol dependence. Music star and recovering addict, Macklemore recently visited…