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Primary Prevention to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Among Youth

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommends primary prevention interventions that aim to prevent or reduce intimate partner violence and sexual violence among youth. Evidence shows these interventions decrease perpetration of intimate partner violence and sexual violence and increase bystander action.

The recommendation is based on a systematic review of 28 studies published through June 2016. Included studies evaluated interventions that combined educational information about intimate partner violence and sexual violence with strategies to teach healthy relationship skills, promote social norms that protect against violence, or create protective environments.

The CPSTF recommendation aligns with and supports strategies and approaches described in CDC’s Technical Packages on intimate partner violence and sexual violence. These packages are designed to help states and communities use the best available evidence to prevent violence.

Read: Why This is Important.

Primary Prevention Reduces Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Among Youth.

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When Opioid Pain Relievers Are Prescribed For Your Child: What You Should Know

Used appropriately, medicines can improve our lives. When misused and abused, however, the consequences can be devastating. The overprescribing and misuse of prescription pain relievers has been a major cause of today’s epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths, with four out of five heroin users reporting that they misused prescription opioids before using heroin.

The Partnership for Drug Free Kids put together an overview to help you know what questions to ask when a healthcare provider recommends or prescribes a pain reliever for your child, and how to be sure that your child takes the medication as prescribed without misusing the medication or sharing it with others. Visit the links below or click the button at the bottom to read the whole overview:

What are Some Common Opioid Pain Relievers?

Why is the Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers So Dangerous?

Why Would a Young Person Be Prescribed an Opioid Pain Reliever?

What Questions Should You Ask Your Child’s Healthcare Provider When an Opioid Pain Reliever is Recommended or Prescribed?

What Should You Do if an Opioid Pain Reliever Has Been Prescribed for Your Child?

What Signs of Misuse or Dependence Should a Parent Be Alert For?

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Upcoming Trainings and Events:

NWATTC Webinar: The Impact of Stigma on Healthcare for People with SUD
Joe Glass, PhD, MSW, Kaiser Permanente WA Health Research Institute
Date: July 25, 2018, 12-1pm
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Archive of previous NWATTC webinars
NWATTC Upcoming Trainings in Washington

Webinar: Early Recovery Nutrition Education
Date: July 25, 2018 @12 pm to 1 pm
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How Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Can Help Prevent Bullying
Date: August 8, 2018 @ 9 am - 10 am
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2018 Recovery and Wellness Conference
Date: August 9-10, 2018
Seattle, WA
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Merrill Scott Symposium
Date: August 23-24, 2018
Yakima, WA
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More Trainings and Events:
ADAI Calendar of training events in Seattle and NW Region

Jobs in Washington: See ADAI job page.

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Also of Interest:

The largest study of bullying prevention efforts in U.S. schools has revealed significant, sustained positive impacts from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP).

Teens Tweet About Juul E-Cigarette Use at School (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids).

Is Juul Making It Easy for Kids to Vape in School? New Study Suggests Yes (The Conversation).

Native American Teens at Higher Risk for Substance Abuse (Medical Xpress).

How Many Teenage Girls Deliberately Harm Themselves? Nearly 1 in 4, Survey Finds. (New York Times).




      July 17, 2018

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