Prevention Training Academy, July 2017

San Mateo County is offering a training academy focused on prevention.  Please see the upcoming calendar of July trainings.  We highly encourage both youth and adults to attend, as these trainings are open to the public and community.  No prior knowledge or skills required.  Come and learn about these important substance prevention issues.

Register using the links below the following descriptions:

Alcohol 101: The Health Impacts of Alcohol (July 11, 10am-12pm)

Dr. Brian GreenBerg, Ph.D, VP, Programs & Services at LifeMoves, discusses the health impacts of alcohol use including how alcohol dependence develops and the signs of alcohol dependence and addiction.

Alcohol Initiatives: Community Change (July 11, 1pm-3pm)
Fahad Qurahsi, Bay Area Director of Programs, Youth Leadership Inistitute, introduces the framework of environmental prevention, a community change approach that examines many factors influencing what may be perceived as isolated, individual choices. Participants will have the opportunity to have the nuts and bolts of environmental prevention based initiatives that focus on restricting underage access and use of alcohol and using that knowledge to explore initiatives that will impact their respective communities.

Marijuana 101: Health Impacts of Marijuana (July 25, 12:15pm-2:15pm)
Ralph Cantor, M.A., Educational Consultant, discusses the health impacts of marijuana use focusing on the effects of marijuana use on the adolescent brain and development. His presentation will incorporate recent scientific evidence around the health impacts of marijuana use.

Marijuana Prevention in a Post-Legalization Era (July 25, 2:30pm-4:30pm)
Dr. Sue Nelson, EdD, Division Director, Children, Family and Community Services, Behavioral Health Department, Department of Alcohol and Drug Services, provides an overview of Prop 64 and discusses local opportunities for marijuana prevention in a post-legalization era.