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Oregon Juvenile Department Director’s Association (OJDDA) Conference, ” High Expectations” and “Drug Talk 101”

September 16, 2019 • Canyonville, OR

Today I will be conducting one 60-minute keynote presentation and one 75-minute breakout session for the Oregon Juvenile Department Director’s Association Conference. We will discuss the ” High Expectations of Marijuana” and “Drug Talk 101” which discusses the dangers associated with marijuana, alcohol and drug use. I am looking forward to a great day!

Drug Talk 101- Drug & Substance (“Hard” Drugs & Prescription Drugs) –Many adults want to talk to adolescents about substance use but don’t know how to get started or how to engage their teens. Research shows that the most important factor in adolescents not using is having adults talk to them about drugs and alcohol use. Participants in this workshop will learn positive conversation starters, drug and alcohol information, along with an introduction to the 40 Developmental Assets® needed to equip young people to make healthy lifestyle choices. Whether you are a parent, teacher, school administrator, school resource officer, youth worker or concerned adult, this workshop provides important tools to start a dialogue and keep the communication door open.  This informative and entertaining training includes:

  1. Adolescent brain development
  2. Why and how teens think differently from adults (and its impact on conversations)
  3. Strategies for productive conversations (useful for substance use conversations and other difficult topics)
  4. Introduction to the 40 Developmental Assets®
  5. Question & Answer time

This presentation will cover adolescent brain development, why and how teens think differently from adults (and its impact on conversations) and strategies for productive conversations (useful for substance use conversations and other difficult topics)

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