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These lessons are a collection of 45 minute learning modules for kids, parents, coaches, and educators who want to be informed and empowered regarding youth marijuana use. The eLearning academy offers engaging and interactive certificated online courses that are self-paced and self-directed. The modules address a wide range of topics relating to youth marijuana use.
Marijuana and the Developing Brain
In this interactive online module, participants will explore the inner workings of the brain—how it functions and develops normally, as well as how it operates while under the influence of THC. Through learning about the differences between the young, developing brain and the fully developed adult brain, along with a deeper understanding of the short- and longer-term effects youth use has on cognition, mental health and memory, youth learners will be better equipped to make informed decisions about using marijuana. For kids and adults alike, this 45 minute online certificated module is a wonderful way to enhance understanding of the impacts of youth marijuana use.
Talking to Youth about Marijuana - A Training Module for Parents and Trusted Adults
This course is designed for parents and trusted adults to get a thorough understanding around the topic of youth marijuana use. Relevant for any adult who wants to be well-informed around the effects and risks associated with youth marijuana use, this course provides talking points that encourage educated discussions. An overview of the inner workings of the adolescent brain, and how the brain operates while under the influence of THC also leads to informed and fact-based discussions. Finally, the course updates the learner on current trends associated with the use of recreational and medicinal marijuana and provides information on issues such vaping and edibles and increased THC potencies.
Designed as a self-paced course for individual youth who have an established habit of marijuana use, this engaging intervention program includes education, exercises, and activities to support students who are willing to take a closer look at their marijuana use. At the end of each lesson, journal activities and prompts can be downloaded and printed to demonstrate engagement. Using a cognitive behavioral approach and ideal for any family, organization, school or juvenile justice program looking for an intervention around individual youth marijuana use, this program asks participants to look at triggers, patterns of use, and replacement activities around marijuana use while at the same time incorporating mindfulness and a motivational interviewing approach to journaling.
Marijuana and the Young Driver
This course is designed to educate youth on the effects marijuana has on driving. This course starts by informing the participant on marijuana’s effects on the brain and how it can affect the ability to safely drive. Next, it delves into the legal consequences and ramifications of driving under the influence of marijuana. Finally, it educates on the risks associated with driving under the influence of marijuana. Essential for any young driver, this course informs drivers how marijuana use can negatively impact safe driving.
E-cigarettes are more popular than any traditional tobacco product among youth and e-cigarette use, or vaping, among teens has skyrocketed in recent years. But, is vaping safe? Some claim vaping is safer than traditional cigarettes, but the vaping liquids that teens are so drawn to (because of the many appealing flavors) still contain nicotine which can cause addiction and harm the developing brain. So, what do you know about vaping? What do you need to know? This course answers these questions and more. In this course, you’ll learn about vaping devices as well as the history and background of vaping and its appeal to youth. You’ll discover just how much nicotine is used in vaping devices along with its addictive qualities, and learn more about the several dangerous chemicals introduced into the lungs and their harmful effects. In addition to the health risks, this course also addresses the academic risks associated with vaping.