Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program
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Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education
May 2016
covering Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific,
Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties

Year 1 Kickoff 

On April 22, 2016, the workgroup of Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program (YMPEP) partners gathered via teleconference to start off Year 1 activities on the same page. Read the full meeting summary at

Upcoming Training Programs

Multiple training programs are being offered during Year 1 of the program. YMPEP partners are encouraged to attend, as are members of the wider community:

The Art & Science of Community Organizing Training (ASCOT)
A 5-day training for community leaders and organizers; coalition leaders; facilitators; substance abuse prevention, intervention, & treatment practitioners; wellness and health promotion leaders; educators; and public and private sector service providers.
6005 Tyee Dr. SW, Tumwater, WA 98512 
Part 1: May 31–June 2 (3 days)
Part 2: June 8–9 (2 days)
Register for ASCOT
Cultural Competency & Beyond 
A 2-day workshop to build skills for more effective cross-cultural relationships and partnerships, growing more culturally inclusive teams, and addressing cultural competency, inequity, and social justice.
4220 6th Ave. SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Day 1: June 13, 8:30AM–4:00PM
Day 2: June 14, 8:30AM–4:00PM
Register for Cultural Competency & Beyond
High in Plain Sight
"You can't stop what you don't know." This workshop is for educators, prevention providers, coalition members, law enforcement, probation officers, school administration, treatment, counselors, and parents. 

June 15, 2016
Hoquiam High School 
501 W Emerson Avenue, Hoquiam, WA 98550

June 17, 2016

CR-ESD 113
605 Tyee Drive SW, Tumwater, WA 98512
Get more information (registration coming soon)

Upcoming Meetings

DOH Update

Please help spread the word with the official statewide youth marijuana prevention campaign: #Listen2YourSelfie. You can find more information in the Partner Toolkit at
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