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Family Coaching

DEFINITIONS

Parent Coaching: Helping parents with parenting challenges by offering alternative perspectives about family situations, creating strategies to prevent youth high-risk behavior, and developing family dynamics that achieve balanced parenting goals.

Prevention Planning: Use this section to plan your prevention activities and prevention discussions regarding this topic.

TAKE A QUIZ

  • Cannabis Screening Test

    Assess your cannabis use with this non-judgmental approach to screening cannabis use issues.

  • Marijuana IQ Quiz

    How much do you really know about the effects and risks of marijuana? You might be surprised. Let’s test your marijuana IQ.

ACTIVITIES

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    Marijauna Expert Webinar Series

    Johnny’s Ambassadors offers a free, weekly expert education for parents on youth substance abuse, mental health, and suicide prevention. 

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    Let's Talk: Parent ToolKit

    A toolkit for navigating teen substance use created for Marin County. Excellent source of infomation for parents regarding protective factors.

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    Take Action

    Stop the marijuana industry from becoming the next big tobacco. Get involved in your state today!

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    Host a Discussion About Smokescreen

    Stop the marijuana industry from becoming the next big tobacco. Get involved in your state today!

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    Host a Discussion About Natural High

    We use powerful social influencers to tell meaningful stories in a way that makes a difference in kids' lives.

Links

  • Johnny's Ambassadors

    Johnny’s Ambassadors educates parents and teens about the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on adolescent brain development, mental illness, and suicide. 

  • Cannabis Psychosis Schizophrenia Connection

    Cure SZ Newsletter describing the link between cannabis, psychosis, and schizophrenia.

  • Smart Approaches to Marijuana

    Smart Approaches to Marijuana envisions a society where marijuana policies are aligned with the scientific understanding of marijuana’s harms. 

RESOURCES

Videos

organizations

  • The University of Mississippi Marijuana Research

    UM’s research interests include studies of the botanical, pharmacological and chemical properties of the cannabis plant. 

  • One Chance to Grow Up

    As an initiative of Smart Colorado, Once Chance's mission to keep kids safe from all the dangers of marijuana commercialization. 

  • Natural High

     

  • International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis

     

  • SAM Smart Approaches to Marijuana

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Student Engagement

DEFINITIONS

Student Engagement: Engaging students in the learning process to increase understanding and motivattion to practice higher-level critical thinking skills about high-risk behavior.

Prevention Planning: Use this section to find information, activities, discussion and fact handouts, as well as access to research about this topic.

TAKE A QUIZ

  • Cannabis Screening Test

    Assess your cannabis use with this non-judgmental approach to screening cannabis use issues.

  • Marijuana IQ Quiz

    How much do you really know about the effects and risks of marijuana? You might be surprised. Let’s test your marijuana IQ.

ACTIVITIES

Videos

Activities

Links

  • About Mental Health

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  • Lessons Learned from State Legalization

    Learn about the effect of marijuana legalization in the states for this Smart Approaches to Marijuana report.

  • Marijuana & Social Justice

    On the surface, legalizing marijuana might sound like a good way to address issues of systemic injustice. People of color are almost 6 times more likely to be arrested for all drugs, including marijuana, than whites.

RESOURCES

Videos

organizations

  • The University of Mississippi Marijuana Research

    UM’s research interests include studies of the botanical, pharmacological and chemical properties of the cannabis plant. 

  • Natural High

    Natural High's mission is to inspire and empower youth to find their natural high and develop the skills and courage to live life well.

  • International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis

    IASIC counters the pervasive misperception of the safety of marijuana by international experts who provide science, data and clinical expertise. This non-partisan and non-political group is developed, organized, and guided by doctors. We hope science guides policies that protect the public and create informed decision making.

Reading & Research

  • Weed and Psychosis

    USA Today article about the relationship between cannabis and psychosis. 

  • Whoa Dude!

    Whoa Dude!Think on these things before getting too deep into smoking Weed*: *or what the science of marijuana is telling us about the harmful effects for you, your friends, or your kids. (2021) by Kevin G Becker