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National Take-Back Initiative

April 29, 2017 - 10AM to 2PM

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

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Town Hall Event “What We Should Know About Youth and Drugs/Alcohol”

Thursday, March 30th from 6 pm to 8 pm
Garfield Community Center
2323 East Cherry
Seattle, WA

2016 Healthy Youth Survey results from the community will be shared. Also featuring a diverse panel of youth development and prevention/intervention/treatment professionals and volunteers. Dinner and incentives will be provided.

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"Ethics in Prevention: A Decision-making Process for Human Services Professionals"
Monday, April 24, 2017

Liz Wilhelm, MA, will present this all day Ethics in Prevention training. She is a current board member of the Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington. She works at Seattle Children's as the Coalition Coordinator for Prevention WINS.

Ethics in Prevention describes the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics, illustrated by realistic examples designed to enhance understanding of each principle. This training also introduces a decision-making process designed to actively apply this code to a variety of ethical dilemmas.

This is a pre-conference training offered as part of the "Focus on the Future" conference sponsored by the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling. For registration costs and other information about this training and the full conference, please see the website,

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

Six Types of Sex Use Disorder
Date: March 22, 2017 @ 12 - 1:30 pm
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Children's Justice Conference
Date: April 11 - 12, 2017
Bellevue, WA
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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:

The Contracts, Procurement, and Real Estate Services Section of Public Health - Seattle & King County has just posted a Request for Proposals entitled “Best Start for Kids: Healthy & Safe Environments”.  Proposals are due no later than 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

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As Pot Legalization Advances, Pediatricians Warn of Dangers (MedLine Plus).

Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault (MedLine Plus).

Study Finds Effective Interventions to Prevent Alcohol Use Among American Indian and Rural Youth (National Institutes of Health).

Stricter Drinking Laws Lead to Fewer Alcohol-Related Car Deaths Among Young People (Partnership News Service).

Do You Tell Your Kids About Your Past Drug Use? (USA Today).

Opinion: Don’t Let Big Marijuana Prioritize Profits Over Public Safety (By Patrick Kennedy and Kevin Sabet, Washington Post).

Addiction Treatment Program Using Text Messaging Yields Positive Results (Addiction Now).




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