DEA and Discovery Education Launch New Middle and High School Education Program

To combat America’s rapidly growing opioid and heroin epidemic, the United States (U.S.) Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education announced a new joint nationwide education initiative called Operation Prevention. Designed for middle and high school students, educators, and parents, Operation Prevention is an effort to educate students about the science behind drug addiction and its impact, with resources that help initiate lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom. The no-cost initiative offers standards-aligned classroom resources, including digital lesson plans and a parent toolkit that offers information on the warning signs of substance misuse disorder, and a guide to prevention and intervention. Click the link below to continue reading the press release from the DEA.

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November is Homeless Youth Awareness Month

As many as 2.5 million youth per year experience homelessness (The National Center on Family Homelessness). Along with losing their home, community, friends, and routines as well as their sense of stability and safety, many homeless youths also are victims of trauma. While trying to survive on the streets, youth are exposed to countless dangers, with an increased likelihood of substance abuse, early parenthood, impulsivity, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and a vulnerability to being trafficked. In support of National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, the NCTSN is providing resources to help communities, families, educators, mental health and child welfare professionals, and policy makers and advocates better understand and deal with homeless youth.

Click here to read more from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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We are offering Family-Driven and Youth-Guided Trainings

Do you want to empower the families and youth that you serve?
Do you want to see improved investments on your efforts?
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Do you want to share responsibility for decisions and outcomes?
Attend our Family-Driven and Youth-Guided Trainings to learn how!
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