RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & TEACHERS

All of the resources listed below have been approved as evidence-based by the Wyoming Department of Health.

MEDIA LITERACY

How to tell fact from fiction in the media – Curriculums for 3rd - 8th grades

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For Grades 3 - 5: The Media Detective programs are activity-based prevention programs that engage children in learning about media and substance use.

Led by the dynamic detective duo, Snoop, and Scoop (dog and cat mascots), students are taught to unravel the mysteries associated with media messages and advertisements by attending Media Detective School. Students “enroll” in Media Detective School and learn 5 clues to help them to solve the mystery of advertising.

This program has a cost, if you are interested in the program, please contact Trisha for reimbursement, 307-749-5004.

http://mediadetectiveprograms.com/

Teaches 6th - 8th graders how to know when they are being marketed to. Interactive with special sections on social media and vaping.

This program has a cost, if you are interested in the program, please contact Trisha for reimbursement, 307-749-5004.

http://mediareadyprograms.com/

Want to help your kid find out if that photo of the hawk flying off with the toddler is real? Here are helpful hints for all of us to know how to tell facts from fiction in the media. 

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/raise-a-source-savvy-kid-in-the-age-of-fake-news-and-internet-hoaxes/

 

TOBACCO & VAPING PREVENTION

Two (2) American Lung Association recommendations for quit vape groups/alternatives to suspension: 

https://lung.training/courses/not-on-tobacco.html  

 

https://lung.training/courses/indepth.html  

The Stanford University Tobacco Prevention Toolkit curriculum. 3-to-5 class sessions including Kahoots quizzes. The TPT focuses on understanding the harms and effects of tobacco; gaining awareness of strategies used by commercial tobacco to increase use among teens; helps teens practice skills to refuse the use of tobacco. Can help school teachers and administrators develop new policies.

https://med.stanford.edu/tobaccopreventiontoolkit/about.html

For grades 5 - 12, 4 lessons, 30 to 40 minutes a lesson.

https://www.catch.org/bundles/23725

For information on how big tobacco hooks kids.

https://www.sublettepreventioncoalition.org/post/want-to-keep-your-kids-from-smoking

https://www.sublettepreventioncoalition.org/post/tobacco-companies-have-a-problem

A free and easy 4 lesson curriculum that focuses on teaching how tobacco companies profit from addicting kids to nicotine and provides excellent resources for quitting. This is approved as evidence-based. 

https://truthinitiative.org/research-resources/emerging-tobacco-products/how-vaping-prevention-curriculum-can-help-teachers

Wondering if your child or teen is vaping?

Here is a good resource from the American Lung Association on recognizing the signs your child might be using vapes; also tips for how to talk to your kids about vaping.

https://www.lung.org/getmedia/302f26c0-d4b1-451f-a05a-092a93183b6c/vape-conversation-guide.pdf

1-minute video promoting the "Quitters" series, from the TruthOrange Quit Vape campaign.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU6Yy6QttlTcwf96aafYHkQ

5-minute video on quitting from a fearlessly honest 23-year-old. "How a 3-year vaper quit vaping in 4 days." Lots of suggestions for how to quit:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWD2zMmNjJQ

Be Vape Free - Just the Facts curriculum for elementary and middle school students. Review of the 1 session, with good graphics and opportunities for hands-on engagement and student interaction. 

 

https://www.bevapefree.org/resources/CVS-Catch-VFTEducatorGuide-V01.1.pdf

 

MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION & SUICIDE PREVENTION

Sources of Strength is a peer to peer suicide prevention program for schools that meets the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Registry of Evidence-Based Programs:

https://sourcesofstrength.org/discover/evidence/

 

Easy ways for teens to ask for help and to help friends with mental health

https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Teens-Young-Adults

NAMI printable mental health graphic "How To Help A Friend — Student's Guide to Mental Health"  

https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/NAMI-Want-to-know-how-to-help-a-friend.pdf

Informational PowerPoint presentation on The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE).  

http://www.alignmentnashville.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Part-2_-Adverse-Childhood-Experiences-in-the-Classroom_-Learning-Behavior-and-Social-Emotional-Success-at-School-Crnobori-Carter_-MNPS-Powerpoint.pdf

1-hour, in-person suicide prevention training, appropriate for students. Available on location in Pinedale and Big Piney.

For more information, visit: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR Institute)

Contact Trisha at 307-749-5004 for more information.

Curriculum for 6th - 12th grades, 25-minute modules, on "Nurturing my mental and emotional health" to cope with stress and decrease the use of substances.

https://teens.drugabuse.gov/teachers/lessonplans/nurturing-my-mental-emotional-health?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ndafw_3_23_21

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Funds support counseling at these local offices:

High Country Behavioral Health  •

307-367-2111

Teton Behavior Therapy, Sublette office •

307-734-6040

Dayle K. Read-Hudson, LCSW, LIMHP •

307-360-6236

Thanks to:

Boulder Roll Poker Run

Women's Advocacy Group

St. Andrew's in the Pines Episcopal Church

Foundation for the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming

For generously raising these funds!

Want to help?

You can donate to help keep this fund going to:

www.StAndrewsInThePines.org

Click on “Online Giving”

Choose “Sublette Mental Health/Suicide Prevention Fund

A receipt will be mailed if you provide your address.

OR Drop-off donations in person at First Bank in Pinedale.

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Please encourage every student to have this phone number in their phones: 

Call 1-800-273-8255

OR  Text WYO to 741741.

Calls are answered in Wyoming.

 

OTHER SUBSTANCES

The LifeSkills Training program has been extensively tested and proven effective at reducing tobacco, alcohol, opioid, and illicit drug use by as much as 80%. Long-term follow-up studies also show that it produces prevention effects that are durable and long-lasting.

https://www.lifeskillstraining.com/botvin-lifeskills-training-featured-at-samhsas-prevention-day/

For grades 8th - 10th. Six core lessons, 40 minutes each. Interactive cartoon-based resource on alcohol, cannabis, and psychostimulant education. 

https://www.climateschools.com/  

A 10-page paper written for the Idaho school system by addiction psychiatrist, Dr. Libby Stuyt, M.D. in October 2020. This paper is written for high school students and their parents as a "Users Guide to Your Brain." This is a useful resource for conversations between students, teachers, and parents. The focus is on how substances, especially commercial marijuana, affect your developing brain. Dr. Stuyt presents regularly on cannabis and the adolescent brain around the United States.
*This paper has not been evaluated by the Wyoming Department of Health.*

HOW MARIJUANA AFFECTS YOUR BRAIN

 

PDF of Dr. Stuyt's 2-9-21 presentation "Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain"

Tips for how to talk to your kids about marijuana from the clinical psychology department at Children's Hospital of Colorado

https://www.childrenscolorado.org/conditions-and-advice/marijuana-what-parents-need-to-know/talking-to-kids-about-marijuana/

Printable brochure on how to talk to your kids & teens about marijuana

A substance abuse prevention resource for adolescents that tailors prevention to different personality styles

https://preventure.us/

For grades 9 - 12: One session substance abuse program promoting sports,

https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/sport-prevention-plus-wellness-1  

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education have worked together to create six additional lessons for the Operation Prevention student curriculum, expanding it beyond opioids to include inhalants, marijuana, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, and steroids. These additional lessons are geared for grades 3-8 (upper elementary and middle school) and are expected to take one class period for each lesson. There is an educator’s guide for the set of lessons, and each individual lesson includes a short animated video with an accompanying activity guide. All lessons include national standards of learning. The new lessons can be found online at:

www.operationprevention.com/multi-drug-exploratory

Tips for how to talk to your kids about prescription pain medication abuse from the folks at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/opioid-brochure_military-r14f_508c.pdf

Prevention Plus Wellness Parent Programs include 1-hour online training, PowerPoint training slides, instructor directions, and parent guides available in most PPW program offerings and topics, including:

• SPORT (Alcohol/Drug) PPW
• Vaping (E-cigarette) PPW
• Marijuana PPW
• Opioid PPW
• InShape (Alcohol/Drug) PPW for Young Adults
• Healthy Eating PPW
• Monitoring Calorie Intake PPW
• Controlling Stress PPW

We currently have available the following parent program for review:

• SPORT (Alcohol/Drug) PPW Parent Program

Request a PPW Program sample to review here:
 https://briefhealthprogams.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=650c41a6e7729bd731717a65b&id=34b5eae343&e=6afd9d6cc4

 

ALCOHOL

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The Sport Prevention Plus Wellness is a quick and easy to use screening and brief intervention for professionals and parents who want to prevent substance use and promote protective wellness behaviors and positive identities among youth.

https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/sport-ppw-hs-video-program-preview?_pos=1&_sid=5e3e93772&_ss=r&mc_cid=3cf2743f42&mc_eid=6afd9d6cc4

For grades 8th - 10th. Six core lessons, 40-minutes each. Interactive cartoon-based resource on alcohol, cannabis, and psychostimulant education. 

https://www.climateschools.com/  

Tips for parents for how to talk to children and teens about alcohol

https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/make-a-difference-child-alcohol

Prevention Plus Wellness Parent Programs include 1-hour online training, PowerPoint training slides, instructor directions and parent guides available in most PPW program offerings and topics, including:

• SPORT (Alcohol/Drug) PPW
• Vaping (E-cigarette) PPW
• Marijuana PPW
• Opioid PPW
• InShape (Alcohol/Drug) PPW for Young Adults
• Healthy Eating PPW
• Monitoring Calorie Intake PPW
• Controlling Stress PPW

We currently have available the following parent program for review:

• SPORT (Alcohol/Drug) PPW Parent Program

Request a PPW Program sample to review here: 
https://briefhealthprogams.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=650c41a6e7729bd731717a65b&id=34b5eae343&e=6afd9d6cc4