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NATIONAL PREVENTION WEEK 2023 #PreventionHappensHere

Updated: May 9, 2023

A Celebration of Possibility

#PreventionHappensHere 2023 Virtual Summit: A Celebration of Possibility

Monday, May 8th ALL Day


Tuesday, May 9th, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT

  • Title: Self-Care Practice for Youth and Advocates for Youth with Messages of Hope in Recovery from Youth with Lived Experiences

  • Speaker: Youth MOVE

  • Agency: SAMHSA Office of Recovery & Youth MOVE

  • Description: Zoom ID: 160 372 5405 Passcode: 809974

  • Hear about the importance of strategies and self-reflection tools that can be used for managing self-care. Youth and young adults with broad lived experiences will share inspiring, impactful, and empowering messages about how incorporating self-care practices into their daily lives has supported and enhanced their recovery journey.

  • Assets: SAMHSA’s public messages offer information and videos to support the agency’s mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Topics include: preventing suicide, marijuana risks, methamphetamine risks, serious mental illness, mental illness and substance use in young adults, and resources for families coping with mental and substance use disorders. Click the corresponding links above to be redirected to SAMHSA's public messages.




Wednesday, May 10th, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm EDT

  • Title: Lessons from the Field Webinar: Preventing and Addressing Substance Use Among Students Transitioning into Higher Education

  • Speakers: Cindy Carraway-Wilson, Training Specialist, National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE); Dr. Grant Baldwin, Director, Division of Overdose Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Richard Lucey, Senior Prevention Program Manager, Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section, Drug Enforcement Administration; Jonah Neville, Health Promotion Specialist, GatorWell Health Promotion Services, University of Florida, FL, Marjorie Cook, Assistant Director, Academic Initiatives & Student Engagement Residential Life, Temple University, PA; Vicky Nucci, Assistant Director, Student Behavior Residential Life, Temple University, PA Agency: DOE, National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) Description: Zoom ID: 949 4651 9530 Passcode: PrevntS23!

  • Learn about results from CDC’s newly released 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) showed that nearly 1 in 3 high school students reported substance use in the last 30 days. Discuss strategies that build pro-social relationships among students and staff, provide alternative activities, and reduce harm. Panelists will share how some supports they are implementing may be implemented in secondary education to help students transition. Assets: Substance abuse encompasses a harmful pattern of use of alcohol, tobacco products, and illegal drugs; this includes the presence of substance use and trade within school and campus environments and during school-related activities.

Thursday, May 11th, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm ET

  • Title: Maryland Youth Tobacco Use/Vaping Prevention Action Team Informational

  • Speaker: Jasmine Gatlin, Manager-Youth Leadership Agency: CADCA

  • Description: Zoom ID: 849 591 74023 Passcode: 622938

  • While Maryland has made substantial progress in reducing cigarette use among youth overall, new products, such as vapes, along with aggressive marketing toward youth, require additional action to prevent youth from becoming the next generation facing harm from these products. In response, the Maryland Department of Health’s Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control has partnered with the Community-based; Advocacy-focused; Data-Driven; Coalition-Building; Association (CADCA) to support a youth-led, adult-guided Statewide Youth Movement against tobacco use/vaping among youth in Maryland.


Friday, May 13th - ALL DAY

  • Sharing Talk. They Hear You: “Parents Night Out” via our Social Channels

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