Please join the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning project team at Abt Associates for a webinar on “Talking with Youth about Marijuana: Know the Facts”, featuring Sion Harris, PhD, CPH. Dr. Harris is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director, with Dr. John Rogers Knight, Jr., of the Boston Children’s Hospital Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CeASAR).
According to the most recent National Youth Behavior Risk Survey, 40.7 percent of 9th – 12th grade students have ever used marijuana, with 23.4 percent reporting current use. As marijuana is legalized in a growing number of states for medical and recreational use, it is important to provide parents and youth-serving professionals accurate information about the risks of use and talking points for engaging teens in conversations about marijuana.
During this webinar for the Hilton Foundation’s Youth Substance Use Prevention grantees, Dr. Harris will discuss current trends in adolescent marijuana use, share the short- and long-term consequences of use on health and development, and review special considerations when screening youth and providing brief interventions for marijuana.
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Thu, Mar 3, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST
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