Friday, April 17, 2015

Live Facebook Chat to Help Parents navigate Changing Marijuana Landscap


Partnership for Drug-free Kids
You're Invited:
Live Facebook Chat to Help Parents Navigate Changing Marijuana Landscape


These days, it’s becoming harder for parents to talk with teens about marijuana. But we are here to help.

Join us Monday, April 20 from 8 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT for a special live Facebook Chat with Heather Senior, LCSW, Partnership Parent Support Network Manager. She will answer your questions and help you better navigate the changing marijuana landscape and have productive conversations with your teens.

To participate, please visit and "Like" the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids’ Facebook page at 8 p.m. EDT. The chat will take place right under the announcement image in the comment thread. Please make sure to refresh your browser throughout the chat to view all comments in real time.

We invite you to submit questions in advance and Heather will do her best to answer them during the chat.


For additional support on what you need to know to talk to your teen about marijuana, visit drugfree.org/MJTalkKit and follow the conversation online at#MJTalkKit.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I'm just a bill, yes, I'm only a bill ... sitting here on Capitol Hill ...

Join us at our Upcoming Legislative Victory Celebration

Let's celebrate our two legislative wins with a fun party. The legislators that sponsored our bills will be there along with a special guest with a HUGE announcement. Bring your friends, they seem cool.

You are Cordially Invited
Friday, May 8
5:00 - 7:30pm

Vicente Sederberg Mansion
1244 Grant Street
$10 at the door

There will be beverages, appetizers, and excessive amounts of harm reductionists!

Food is generously sponsored by our friends at Denver Relief Consulting.

Unable to attend but want to support us? Please donate here.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Summer Institute on Child Protection



We would like to invite you to join faculty from the Kempe Center and the University of Colorado for a participatory and interdisciplinary Institute on Child Protection. Our Summer Institute offers short, intensive courses for professionals, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are concerned about the safety of children.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: July 6-24, 2015
Location: University of Colorado, Denver
1201 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80204

PURPOSE OF THE SUMMER INSTITUTE

In 1993, the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect declared child abuse and neglect a "national emergency." More than 20 years later, child abuse and neglect continue to be a serious and prevalent public health problem. In the United States alone, 3 million reports of child abuse and neglect involving more than 6 million children are made each year. Many more go unreported. Without appropriate and timely intervention, research suggests that these children may experience long-term health problems.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

PDO Social Media Campaign

#RxProblem
When the Prescription Becomes the Problem


Sometimes, the prescription becomes the problem. Each day, 44 people die from prescription opioid overdose. It’s time we all get involved. Here’s how.

Challenge assumptions about prescription opioids, and patient safety. Help us tell the stories of the many people whose lives have been affected by prescription opioid addiction or the death of a loved one. Encourage those in need to seek treatment for addiction. Celebrate others who are already working to change lives. Inspire our communities to improve both patient safety and the way we treat pain. Share your story:
  • Write your six-word story
  • Create an original picture or a video tagged #RxProblem
  • Post on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter by May 15
  • Ask your friends to help raise awareness with you

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Do You Know What 3 Questions Can Help Protect Older Adults from Falls?


One in three older adults falls each year, yet less than half tell their health care provider. A new CDC/Medscape video commentary with CDC’s Dr. Grant Baldwin aims to help start this important conversation.

The video, part of CDC’s STEADI initiative, highlights three questions that health care providers can integrate into routine office visits with patients 65 and older:
  • Have you fallen in the past year?
  • Do you feel unsteady when standing or walking?
  • Do you worry about falling?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Register for the Improving Colorado’s Road Health Summit

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are pleased to announce that registration for the Improving Colorado’s Road Health Summit is now available! Please join other traffic safety partners in Keystone on June 3- 5 to discuss current and emerging traffic safety issues including older driver safety, distracted driving, and marijuana impaired driving. Participants will have the opportunity to hear various presentations, participate in interactive panels and discuss evidence-based policies to improve Colorado's road health. Scholarships are available for room costs. Details are in the registration section.

Please go to http://vipreventionnetworkco.com/p/road-safety-summit.html to register. The preliminary agenda, CarFit pre-summit materials, and logistic information can also be found on this site and will be updated as new information becomes available.