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February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

Teen dating violence - also called intimate relationship violence or intimate partner violence among adolescents or adolescent relationship abuse - includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse; harassment; or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or present romantic or consensual relationship. It is important to understand and recognize the signs of teen dating violence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dating violence is not about love, it is about power and control. “Dating violence involves a pattern of behaviors that one partner uses to try to control the other. These behaviors may include physical and sexual violence and emotional abuse.

Resources about Teen Dating Violence:

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline:  Free and confidential help is available 24 hours a day through the National Dating Abuse Helpline.

  • Call 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453.
  • Seek online support at through the live chat feature.

U.S. DOJ National Institute of Justice. Teen Dating Violence:

U.S. DHHS Centers for Disease Control. Understanding Teen Dating Violence: - Healthy Relationships - Safe Relationships
National Institute of Justice
Office of Adolescent Health
Office on Violence Against Women
Dating Matters


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Prevention Policy Day, Feb. 20, 2017

Prevention Policy Day is Monday February 20th brought to you by WASAVP and Together! This event gives young people in Washington an opportunity to meet legislators and help shape state policy. Please consider participating and promoting youth involvement in this annual event.

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For more information or to register, click here.

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Suicide Prevention Trainings Opportunity

Providence Health and Services and the CDTC will sponsor a two-day training in Portland, Oregon, featuring Shawn Shea, a leader and innovator in the fields of suicide prevention, clinical interviewing, and resiliency.

Day One: Reaching People Beneath the Diagnosis  
This workshop will train attendees in the application of the powerful matrix treatment planning model and specific interviewing techniques to engage difficult clients, address inaccurate or missed diagnoses, and discover the earliest signs of psychosis. 

Day Two: Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention  

This full-day workshop provides front-line clinicians with the state of the art skills necessary to tackle some of the most difficult clinical situations facing experienced clinicians regarding suicide assessment and prevention, documentation of risk, treatment planning, and building resiliency. Dr. Shea begins the day by tracking down the answers to two elusive and controversial questions: What is the nature of happiness? and What is the nature of human nature itself?

Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
6.5 CEUs per day - Includes Lunch
One day or Two day Registration Options


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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

Webinar: Synthetic Drug Threats in the United States: 2017 Update
Date: February 15, 2017
More information

19th Annual Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Conference
Date: March 2-3, 2017
More information

WA-SAPST Training
Date: March 14 -17, 2017

More Trainings and Events:
ADAI Calendar of training events in Seattle and Washington

Job Opportunities: See ADAI Employment.

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Also of Interest:

E-cigarette Use Among Young People Threatens Public Health: Harm from Nicotine (The Nation's Health).

How to Talk to Your Kids About Family Addiction (Washington Post)

Pregnant Women Turn to Marijuana, Perhaps Harming Infants (New York Times).

UW’s Forefront to Recreate Memorial, Advocate for Solutions at Suicide Prevention Education Day in Olympia (UW Today).

The New Administration: Not-So-New ONDCP Drug Strategy, and Old Hands at HHS Guiding the Transition (Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly).

Foster Youth and Drug Addiction (The Fix).




      February 8, 2017

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CDC has created a factsheet that explains the warning signs of teen dating violence as well as strategies to prevent teen dating violence.

Understanding Teen Dating Violence

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