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As the Cannabis industry has increased in Colorado, the harvesting of marijuana (i.e., leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds in the dried form from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant containing amounts of THC1) for recreational use has grown steadily increasing the risks of youth misuse. This suite of trainings will provide the tools to understand many aspects of recreational cannabis in the context of youth prevention. Trusted adults have been shown to be a major component of youth cannabis prevention.
|Overview of Prevention|
This module contains a short video that discusses prevention.
|Starting the Conversation|
This module includes videos describing tips for age-appropriate best strategies and practices when talking to young people about cannabis use.
|Building Trusting Relationships|
This module contains videos that describe what building trusting relationships mean, key strategies to do so, and how these trusting relationships can lend itself to helping young people making informed decisions.
|Building Trusting Relationships with Young People Webinar||This webinar will describe two key qualities of a trusting relationship between an adult and young person as well as seven effective strategies for building trusting relationships with young people.|
|Paraphernalia||This module describes what drug paraphernalia is, as well as shares out types of paraphernalia related to cannabis misuse and methods of use.|
This module shares out data trends from 2017 between state data as well as de-identified community data.
|Adolescent Cannabis Use Webinar|
This webinar features presenter Jesse Hinckley, PhD, MD who is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. This webinar covers the following topics:
|Resources||This module highlights additional resources for starting the conversation as well as paraphernalia resources.|
|Additional Trainings||This module offers additional training opportunities including self-paced, recorded webinars, online resources, PDF documents, and virtual reality.|
***This training suite has been developed in partnership with local organizations and community champion input as part of collaborative project between the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RM-PHTC), The Evaluation Center at CU Denver (TEC), and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Prevention Services Division (CDPHE). TEC is shifting language from marijuana to cannabis because the term is steeped in racial, cultural, and anti-immigrant bigotry that further disenfranchises Latinx and indigenous peoples.***
1 Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.