Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program
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Covering Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific,
Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties
Prevention in Action!
February Edition
High in Plain Sight Training
CR-ESD 113 is hosting a free training with Officer Jermaine Galloway on March 3, 2017. Learn about current trends in alcohol and drug concealment, paraphernalia, music, technology, and much more. Even if you've had this training before, trends change, so come find out what the kids are up to now.
Register for High in Plain Sight Training
2017 Regional Partner Meetings
The full schedule of 2017 monthly meetings for the CPAA Region YMPEP program is here!

Most meetings will be teleconferences, with the following access codes: Dial In: (712) 770-4010; Access Code: 130242

Wednesday 2/15/17 – 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Wednesday 3/15/17 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm – In person meeting in Lewis County
Monday 4/17/17 – 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Monday 5/15/17 – 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Thursday 6/15/17 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm – In person meeting TBD
Monday 7/17/17 – 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Tuesday 8/15/17 – 11:00am – 12:010pm 
Friday 9/15/17 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm – In person meeting TBD
Monday 10/16/17 – 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Wednesday 11/15/17 – 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Friday 12/15/17 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm – In person meeting TBD
2017 Meetings List—Printable Version
DOH Updates
Under the Influence... of You 
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) launched a new campaign to encourage parents and other trusted adults to talk with teens about the risks and consequences of using marijuana. 
To understand the background of the campaign, check out this information sheet: 
For some ideas of how to share the campaign on social media, check out the:
To watch and share the campaign videos, be sure to follow: 
Success Story
an example of YMPEP's positive impact

TOGETHER!: A health teacher at Tumwater Middle School has been inquiring about the marijuana toolkit. She stated that she is anxiously waiting to use the curriculum as it is very much needed. She invited TOGETHER! staff to speak to all of her health classes about tobacco and vapes in February.

Read more success stories here>>>
Matthew Shellhart
Program Manager
360-539-7576 ext. 107

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Regional Partners Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 15
11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Strengthening Families Pacific County
Feb. 1–March 15
Raymond High School

Strengthening Families Thurston County
Feb. 7–March 21
ESD 113, Tumwater

Strengthening Families Mason County
Feb. 8–March 22
Hood Canal Elementary/Junior High, Shelton

High in Plain Sight
Friday, March 3
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
ESD 113, Tumwater

Smart Approaches to Marijuana Forum
Thursday, March 9
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Centralia College

Previous Meeting Summaries

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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