Marijuana: Education and youth prevention resources for community agencies
This guide provides tools for retail marijuana education and prevention efforts. It is an overview of education and prevention programs and research, links to fact sheets, talking points, campaign materials, webinars and trainings, activities, and case studies from Colorado organizations. The guide is recommended for community-based organizations, government agencies, youth-serving professionals, coalitions, schools and educators, healthcare professionals, marijuana industry professionals, and communications professionals within those organizations.
Education & Prevention materials
Learn about the laws & health effects of marijuana at www.responsibilitygrowshere.com.
Spanish language: Colorado.gov/marihuana.
Order free print resources from the campaigns: Go to cohealthresources.org / Begin a New Order / Marijuana Materials
Download public health printable fact sheets
Access clinical guidance for talking to patients/clients about marijuana use: Resource for health care providers including screening questions and tips for talking to patients.
- Learn more about effective policy strategies, state-level policies already in place and local-level opportunities to reduce youth access to retail marijuana.
Strategies/Interventions for Reducing Marijuana Use from SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Youth Prevention & Intervention Programs: Benefit/Cost-effectiveness overview of youth marijuana prevention programs and curricula from Washington State Institute for Public Policy.
Guide for Health Professionals and Communities containing resources and tools for implementing evidence-based health programs for adolescents.
About the Retail Marijuana Education Program
Retail Marijuana Education Program Webinar Series: The Retail Marijuana Education Program hosts a webinar series to provide a go-to resource for best practices related to retail marijuana prevention and education work.
For professionals who have a thorough understanding of marijuana research and want an update on the new Monitoring Health Concerns Related to Marijuana in Colorado 2016 Report and retail marijuana education program. Webinar topics include: updated health effects research, updated public health statements, National Academies of Science report, and Colorado marijuana research grants.
This webinar is intended for professionals who want an update about trends and use data in Colorado. Webinar topics include: Youth Marijuana Use- Healthy Kids Colorado Survey; Adult Use Rates - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; Pregnant Women Use Rates - Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System ; ED & Hospitalization Rates & Trends in Colorado
Coloradans from all corners of the state, in towns big and small, use data from the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey to inform their communities on how to support growing the healthiest youth in the country. Hear Leo Kattari, Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Coordinator at Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, present an overview of the survey, detail methodology, dispel myths, and dive into 2015 data about youth marijuana use in Colorado.
Positive Youth Development (PYD) Training:
Training for youth-serving professionals and anyone else interested in youth health and well-being. Training includes an introduction to the PYD approach and knowledge needed to operationalize PYD into current prevention efforts.
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