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Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP): Implementation Manual Published

The Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) is an an intensive, in-home intervention to help mothers who abuse alcohol or drugs during pregnancy. Its goals are to help mothers build healthy families and prevent future births of children exposed prenatally to alcohol and drugs.

PCAP began in 1991 at the University of Washington as a federally-funded research demonstration of an intensive, 3-year advocacy/case management model with high-risk mothers and their children. The intervention has an extensive evidence base, with independent documentation of cost-savings. Based on this record of success, the Washington State Legislature subsequently funded PCAP to develop sites throughout Washington state and the model has been replicated at dozens of other sites in the U.S. and Canada.

In 2017, UW professor and PCAP developer Therese M. Grant, PhD and colleagues created a detailed manual to assist agencies who want to bring PCAP to their communities and agencies. The manual describes the steps to implement the intervention, from start-up and enrolling clients, delivering the intervention, special considerations, and evaluation.

For more information, please visit the PCAP website or contact PCAP staff at the UW or in one of the PCAP community agencies in Washington.

Download the manual: Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP). A Model of Effective Case Management Intervention with High-Risk Families / by Therese M. Grant et al, Fetal Alcohol & Drug Unit, University of Washington, Seattle, July 2017.

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binocsKing County Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program Events

Webinar: New King County data
Public Health has been busy analyzing the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey. Join them for a webinar where we’ll discuss the data and risk factors that impact youth marijuana use. September 28, at 10 a.m. - register here.

We’ll upload resources and plan to put a recording of the webinar to our website afterward, so if you can’t join us, bookmark this link.

Second, the Fall gathering of the King County Youth Marijuana Prevention Network, will dive into the topic of equity and how it relates to youth marijuana prevention and education work. Matias Valenzuela from the King County Department of Equity and Social Justice will join us for an interactive half-day workshop. Lunch will be provided. 
Thursday, October 5
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (including lunch!)
Centilia Cultural Center at el Centro de la Raza
1660 South Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle 98144

Register today to save your spot.

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

E-Cigarettes: Finding the Truth among the Vapors Training of Trainers
Date: August 30, 2017 @12 pm to 3:30 pm
Seattle, WA
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Prevention WINS Coalition Meeting - "Update on the Implementation of 1-502"
Date: September 12, 2017 8 am to 9:30
Ryther - 2400 Northeast 95th St.
Seattle, WA 98115

Webinar: Electronic Screen Addiction: Don't Take My Ice Cream
Date: September 13, 2017 @ 12 pm - 1 pm
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Counselor Camp
Date: Sept. 15-17, 2017
Randle, WA
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NAMI Washington 2017 State Conference
Date: September 15-17, 2017
More information

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:

CDC Reports 19% Increase in Teen Drug Overdose Deaths (Partnership News Service).

Study Finds Large Increase in Alcohol Use, High-Risk Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorders (Partnership News Service).

Smoking on the Rise Among Pregnant Women With Depression (MedLine Plus).

Adult Gambling Addiction Tied to Childhood Trauma (Reuters).

What a Scientist Suggests You Tell Your Kids About Legal Marijuana ( RAND Drug Policy Research Center).




      August 22, 2017

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