Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program
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Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education
October 2016
covering Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific,
Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties
"Today's Marijuana" Presentation–Oct. 17
12:30–4:30 p.m.
CR-ESD 113, 6005 Tyee Dr. SW, Tumwater, WA 98512

Cristal Connelly, Marijuana Prevention and Education Coordinator with the Washington State Department of Health, will provide an overview of the recreational marijuana system in Washington State. This workshop will consist of an overview of the law, types of marijuana and methods of consumption, a conversation regarding the retail system, health messaging, as well as what parents, adult consumers, educators, youth and communities should know about preventing marijuana use among youth. The presentation will conclude with a compare/contrast discussion on providing marijuana prevention education messaging to adults vs. youth.

Space is limited to 40 seats for this train the trainer presentation, so register soon at (session #60204). We encourage you to invite people in your office, known coalitions, colleagues, anyone who works in prevention, or anyone you think could benefit from this great opportunity. Contact Matt Shellhart with any questions: 360-539-7576 ext. 107 or
Register for "Today's Marijuana" Presentation
YMPEP Regional Partner Meeting–Oct. 17
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
CR-ESD 113, 6005 Tyee Dr. SW, Tumwater, WA 98512

The October monthly YMPEP Regional Partner Meeting will be held in person on October 17, directly before the "Today's Marijuana" Presentation at CR-ESD 113 in Tumwater. We highly encourage all regional partners to attend both the meeting and the presentation.

If you are not able to attend in person, there is a call-in option for the morning meeting:
Dial: 360-464-6915
Access Code is: 061031
RSVP for Regional Partner Meeting
Washington State Prevention Summit
November 7th–8th in Yakima
The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide an enriching and culturally competent training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers and professionals working toward the prevention of substance abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors as well as integrating such prevention efforts with primary health care.

Upcoming Meetings

Regional Partners Meeting

Monday, Oct. 17
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
CR-ESD 113, Tumwater

Regional Partners Meeting

Tuesday, November 15
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Regional Partners Meeting

Thursday, December 15
in-person meeting, time & place TBD
CHOICE works to improve community health in Central Western Washington through the collective planning and action of health care leaders. CHOICE is the backbone organization for the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance.
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