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What’s With Weed--Program Launch and Teleconference

10:00 a.m.

A program to reduce problematic marijuana use in Ontario

Parent Action on Drugs has sponsored the development of this program
with partners from health promotion, youth treatment and Ontario youth
ages 15-18. The activities and resources developed were evaluated over
the past year with seven high schools in both the Toronto and Grey
Bruce regions. The resources developed include

  • For youth, a website where youth who use marijuana can check
    themselves out and identify strategies to reduce, avoid or prevent
    problems (http://www.whatswithweed.ca/) and mock matchbooks with
    information on the website
  • For parents,  postcards  with information about some of
    the key risks for youth and  marijuana and a parent website at
    http://www.parentactionondrugs.org/
  • For professionals, a What's With Weed  Kit  which
    includes a step-by-step Coordinator's guide to replicate the 
    program in your community, plus a DVD of youth who talk about their
    marijuana  use, what problems occurred for them and ways they
    changed to reduce, avoid or  prevent these problems.

Drug Awareness Committee members, youth treatment professionals and
health promotion staff have an opportunity to learn more about the
"What's With Weed" program in this 1.5 hour Learning Teleconference.

To register, contact pad@parentactionondrugs.org with the subject heading What's With Weed Teleconference.