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Youth & Teen Resources

Youth Now is a resource for youth and teens to learn science-based realness about drugs and alcohol, and how they affect your brain and body. Additional resources include how to talk to friends as well as ways to cope.

The Youth Empowerment Project is a community-based group with the goal of empowering youth to overcome obstacles and build resilience.

Parents Resources

We know it’s not easy to talk to kids about substance use and abuse – especially your own kids. That’s why we’ve developed age-appropriate materials as well as links to external resources to help you talk to your kids about drugs. It’s time to start the conversation.

Provider Resources

We’ve developed research-based training materials for providers to use as tools to connect with youth and teens about topics including: stress, brain development, coping and risk factors, costs of early substance abuse, as well as information about e-cigs, vaping and marijuana. 

School Resources

As school administrators, counselors and educators, you play an important role in a student’s life. That’s why we’ve compiled a collection of research-based materials to use as tools to educate yourself as well as connect with youth and teens about vaping.

Rural Resources

The Rural Communities Project is a group of volunteers and leaders across Washington building resiliency and safeguarding youth. The group is focused on producing materials and guides for rural prevention specialists to be able to use in their communities.

Prevent Campaigns & Toolkits

We believe “local problems require local solutions.” That’s why Prevent has partnered with numerous community partners to develop grassroots campaigns for prevention. These campaigns were developed in collaboration with local leaders, youth volunteers and communication experts at ESD 112 for raising awareness and reducing youth substance misuse. Prevent is uniquely positioned to help create capacity for community coalitions by providing these campaigns and relates assets free of charge.

Find Your Good Toolkit

The campaign aims to promote healthy activities and positive interactions between youth, to help youth recognize there are other choices than using substances.

This toolkit is part of our Youth Now initiative and materials are available to download at the Youth Now website.

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Weed Can Wait Campaign

This campaign is intended to reach high risk youth, and may not be a prevention message that suits all youth. This is a positive campaign focusing on reminding youth of the many reasons they can choose not to use marijuana.

This campaign has been made available via licensing agreement to local organizations and community partners who want to share this messaging. View the campaign details, research and licensing agreements below.

Campaign Description

Test Marketing Report

Licensing Agreement

Campaign FAQs

Secure Your Cannabis Campaign

Most Washington and Clark County teens are not using cannabis, yet 44% of Clark County and 49% of Washington tenth graders in 2018 said cannabis was easy to get. To protect young minds you can know the Washington laws, start talking with youth about underage cannabis use and keep cannabis secure.

This campaign was developed to deliver prevention messaging and a call to action directly to cannabis consumers and is developed in partnership with prevention professionals, educators, health care providers and cannabis retailers.

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Locks Save Lives

This campaign prevents youth opioid abuse by encouraging adults to use lock boxes for their prescription medications. Ease of access is the #1 reason youth misuse prescription drugs. A toolkit is available that includes a collection of high-quality downloadable materials for use by prevention coalitions and community organizations in their communities.

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Cannabis Conversations Toolkit

The Cannabis Conversations toolkit gives tips to adults on starting prevention talks with youth about marijuana. These conversation-starter ideas are open to all adults including parents, educators, healthcare professionals, aunts, uncles, youth leaders and more.

This toolkit is part of our Youth Now initiative and materials are available to download at the Youth Now website.

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Making the Connection Toolkit

The Making the Connection Toolkit provides interactive modules that reveal the connection between ACEs, toxic stress, brain development, and youth substance use. The toolkit helps educators engage youth with realistic examples, current science, and engaging activities to help youth make personal connections to the material while building resilience and coping skills.

This toolkit is intended for parents and adults to present to the youth they work with, mentor, or care for and is part of the Youth Now initiative.

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Additional Campaigns & Toolkits

In addition to the campaigns developed by our community, the campaigns below are quality, credible and evidence-based materials that may also be beneficial to share.

Starts with One Campaign

Opioids are now one of the leading causes of injury-related deaths in Washington State. More people die from overdose than from car crashes. The Starts with One campaign is designed to inform and educate young adults, their parents, and older adults about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and the importance of safe storage, use, and disposal.

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#outofthepicture Campaign

Underage drinking prevention public education campaign

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The Medicine Abuse Project

The campaign emphasizes the importance of medication safety conversations with children, safe disposal of medications, and securing all medications properly.

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Rethinking College Drinking

A statewide effort to prevent underage drinking in Washington among college students ages 18-20. The campaign offers suggestions for healthy alternatives to using alcohol for stress, boredom and to be social.

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Under the Influence...Of You Campaign

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is relaunching a statewide campaign, Under the Influence…Of You, to encourage influential adults to talk to the teens in their lives about the risks and consequences of using marijuana.

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Tobacco Prevention Toolkit

This toolkit is a theory-based, evidence-informed educational resource aimed at preventing middle and high school students’ use of tobacco products. This toolkit contains a set of modules focused on tobacco, addiction, youth development and more.

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Truth Initiative

Truth Initiative aims to have all youth and young adults reject tobacco through education, tobacco control research and policy studies, and community activism and engagement.

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You Can Toolkit

You Can, the next evolution of Listen2YourSelfie, encourages young people to pursue their future dreams and immediate personal goals – and helps them to see that marijuana may distract from those dreams and goals.

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Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Toolkit

This is a theory-based and evidence-informed resource created by educators, parents, and researchers for preventing middle and high school students’ use of cannabis/marijuana.

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