Prevention Training Academy Film Series: Chasing Heroin

FRONTLINE looks at America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light — telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic’s years-in-the-making social context, deeply examining shifts in drug policy, and exploring what happens when addiction is treated like a public health issue, not a crime.

Join us for a screening and discussion.

Date and Time: Wednesday August 23, 2017 from 6pm-8pm PDT.

Location: 225 37th Avenue Room 100, San Mateo, CA 94403.

This film series is brought to you by The Community Health Promotion Unit of San Mateo County Health System.


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.

Daly City Family Summit on Saturday May 6, 2017, 11am-3pm @ JUHSD Office

Hey folks! Our Family Summit Event in Daly City has been confirmed for Saturday May 6th, 2017 from 11am to 3pm at the Jefferson Union High School District office at 699 Serramonte Blvd, Daly City, 94015. This event is FREE, and features a variety of workshops, as well as lunch and a raffle.

Please register online at:

Hope to see you there!

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NCPP Family Summit Event — Saturday 3/4/2017

In partnership with Pacifica Prevention Partnership, Pacifica SD, and Jefferson Union High School District, North County Prevention Partnership (NCPP) is co-sponsoring a Family Summit event at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School in Pacifica from 11am-3pm on Saturday March 4, 2017.

The format of the event will be a mini-conference, with one main session, and 3 breakout sessions where attendees have the choice to attend any 3 of the 6 workshops that will be offered. Of the six workshops, three will be youth-led and facilitated by members of Be The Change youth coalition, and three will be adult-led and facilitated. Brown bag lunch will be provided.

PLEASE REGISTER for the event using this link:

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