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WEBINAR: Parent Prevention Education: Schools and the Opioid Epidemic in the Age of COVID-19
December 10, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
At this challenging time of COVID-19 and a heightened awareness of racial injustice, youth need greater attention to social emotional learning to build the resilience needed to avoid risky behaviors and achieve educational gains. With increases in anxiety and depression and the isolation and disconnection related to the pandemic, many youth are having difficulty learning and maintaining a sense of well-being. There is some evidence that youth substance use is increasing, and with the disturbing rise in opioid-related deaths, schools and other youth-serving programs need to find flexible and effective ways to support resilience and substance use prevention. Presenters will discuss strategies that their schools and programs are using to meet these needs. They will offer specific suggestions for responding to different cultural and racial groups including African-American and Hispanic/LatinX students as well as students who live in rural and urban environments. Participants will learn from professionals about how they are adapting to meet the current needs of schools and youth. Participants will be able to ask questions and comment. Registration details are attached. https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuf-CurTspEtQ_RipP85RIvQRloLNTGsmK