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Adolescent Brain & Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (ATOD)

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Contra Costa County Office of Education

77 Santa Barbara Road

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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Sign-in and light breakfast from 8:30 - 9:00 am. Training will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided.

Overview: Consider this a "greatest hits" of information and resources about adolescent brain development, substance use, and addiction. Numerous speakers will cover the topics of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and prescription drugs/heroin.

Intended Audience: Teachers and other school staff, community-based organization staff who provide school-based programs.

Draft Agenda:

  • Introduction to Adolescent Brain Development, Substance Use, and Addiction

  • Alcohol - Binge drinking, alcohol poisoning, alcopops, reducing access, etc.

  • Prescription Drug Abuse - updates on the national epidemic

  • E-Cigarettes/Vape Pens - what educators need to know

  • Marijuana - new legislation, adolescent use, health effects, and implications for prevention and intervention

  • Resource Sharing

Confirmed Facilitators/Speakers:

  • Marlena Christensen, Center for Human Development

  • Patty Hoyt, Discovery Counseling Center

  • Ira Sachnoff, Consultant

  • Jennifer Eseltine, Derrick Kirk, and Emily Justice, Contra Costa County Office of Education

This training will be an excellent opportunity to meet and network with other educators and prevention providers from throughout the county!

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Contra Costa County Office of Education

77 Santa Barbara Road

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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