Parents

 

Are you a parent who would would like to learn more about youth marijuana use? Are you concerned about your own child’s marijuana use? Or do you need resources to help you navigate parenting alongside with marijuana legalization?

 

FREE Parent Guide:

MEI has developed a complementary tool for parents, Changing the Conversation about Marijuana. This Parent Guide offers information for parents on youth marijuana use as well as gives talking points for parents to begin discussing the effects of marijuana, both recreational and medicinal with kids. The parent guide also has real life scenarios that are easy to identify with and can provide insight on how other families are navigating this new territory. Download Below…

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.

Marijuana Intervention

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.

Youth and Vaping

This is the curriculum many educators have been waiting for!  With vaping rates among youth increasing every year as well as with over 60% of vape users not being aware that most e-cigarettes (including all JUULS) contain nicotine, this curriculum dispels many of the myths around vaping and e-cigs.  Providing a wide range of information around vaping, this PowerPoint lesson is about 45 minutes and can be dropped into any secondary health, science or behavior support class. The lesson covers Big Tobacco’s promotion of e-cigarette use, the dangerous and addictive chemicals found in vaping devices and the health and educational impacts of vaping.  

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.

Additional Parent Resources:

Avoiding accidental ingestion by children is a top priority for Marijuana Education Initiative. Additionally, recent studies and anecdotal evidence show a large number of students who get caught at school with marijuana, stole it from their parents stash. We have researched the available products addressing this issue and are happy to affiliate with STASHLOGIX. Purchasing through our site also supports MEI in continuing to provide the nations leading post-legalization, evidence based marijuana education.

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