Feedback Requested: Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program

The King County Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program (YMPEP; funded by the Washington State Department of Health) is currently working on a strategic plan to guide the next five years of activities. They are currently in the data-gathering stage and would welcome feedback from school-based health staff. The two potential activities impacting and involving schools are:

  • Implementation of alternative to suspension programs for youth who violate the substance abuse policy
  • Implementation of screening and referral systems for students

Ideas and feedback can be shared with Lindsey Greto (Project Manager, Cannabis Program at Public Health–Seattle & King County) at

For more information about YMPEP funding opportunities and trainings, join the

listserv. For more information about the program and to find an order form for the Seattle Children’s Hospital’s “A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Underage Marijuana Use” visit the program website.

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