Research presented this month at the American Public Health Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the effect of marijuana use and dependence on life achievement in young adults. The study found that young adults dependent on marijuana and alcohol were less likely to achieve adult life goals, defined by the study as educational achievement, full-time employment, marriage, and social economic potential.
We are pleased to share the training materials from the 2017 CPI Regional Trainings, held in Long Beach and Sacramento this summer. Hundreds of SUD professionals and community agency representatives attend the no-cost Regional Trainings each year to focus on core prevention topics.
The CDPH launched Let’s Talk Cannabis to raise public awareness about cannabis laws and safe use with evidence-based, easy-to-understand information. It includes FAQs and factsheets specifically for pregnant and breastfeeding women, parents and mentors, and youth, as well as a Spanish-language section.
DHCS has released two new resources to support the counties’ transition from the CalOMS Pv data collection service to the new PPSDS (Primary Prevention SUD Data Service) data collection service.
The theme for the 30th Annual NPN Conference is “Rooted in Tradition, Strengthened by Science, Evolving the Field of Prevention.” California prevention professionals are encouraged to take advantage of the conference’s in-state location this year. The purpose of the long-standing NPN Conference is to highlight the latest research in the substance use prevention field.
Healing Native Youth Minds of the Pinoleville Pomo Nation presents, “Mending Broken Hearts for Youth: Healing from Unresolved Grief and Intergenerational Trauma.” This three day, culturally-based program is designed for adults who work with Native youth. The purpose of this training is to support Native youth in building healthy communities by helping them recognize, acknowledge, […]
To prepare for the Regional Trainings, CPI developed four prerequisite webinars that provide details on the CLAS Standards. The first two CLAS webinars, “Introduction to Cultural Competence” and “Introduction to CLAS and the First Four Standards: Governance, Leadership, and Workforce (CLAS Standards 2-4)” are archived and available for viewing.
National Prevention Week (NPW) is here! NPW is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. NPW is held each year during the third week of May to coincide with the start of summer, an important time for youth prevention.
Visit the California Cannabis Portal for information about cannabis laws and safety in California. The Portal contains an FAQ section, news, and resources. The California Department of Public Health, California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation support and maintain the website.
The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) and the National Prevention Network (NPN) are pleased to present the Call for Applications for the 2017 National Exemplary Awards for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies (2017 Exemplary Awards).