Workshop: Cool Tool to Talk Substance Use Prevention

Engaging young people in conversations related to substance use prevention can be challenging, even for the most experienced professionals. Yet 68% of youth ages 13–18 consider health care providers their most trusted sources for substance use conversations.

Learn how to create the space for meaningful conversations by attending the upcoming Getting Candid workshop on September 21 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET. Using the Communication Pathway for Youth Substance Use Prevention is a 90-minute workshop inspired by the Getting Candid: Framing the Conversation around Youth Substance Use Prevention message guide and toolkit, from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

During the workshop, you will:

  • Increase your confidence and skills in conversations with youth about prevention.
  • Learn how youth assessed the impact of the pandemic on their knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding substance use.
  • Gain access to the substance use prevention messages most likely to resonate with middle and high school youth.
  • Practice engagement strategies for building trust, gleaning insights and framing conversations around substance use prevention.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to join your peers in learning about substance use prevention messaging for youth.

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This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,500,000 with 100% funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS or the U.S. Government.