Vilmarie Narloch

13
Oct

SSDP Accepting Applications for 3rd Cohort of Psychedelic Pipeline Career Development Mentorship Program

Students for Sensible Drug Policy has continued to develop the Psychedelic Pipeline, a network to connect SSDP members and alumni interested in working with psychedelic medicines to quality training, scholarship funds, and career development opportunities, with a deliberate focus on providing access to people of color. We have an exciting new partnership with our friends at Fireside Project, and continue
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11
Oct

SSDP and Fireside Project announce collaboration

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is excited to partner with Fireside Project in the interest of peer support and psychedelic harm reduction!    The mission of Fireside Project is, “to help people minimize the risks and fulfill the potential of their psychedelic experiences in ways such as providing compassionate, accessible, and culturally responsive peer support, educating the public, and furthering
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22
Dec

Hear what our members say about the Psychedelic Career Pipeline

This year, Students for Sensible Drug Policy implemented our Psychedelic Pipeline Career Development Program as the first formal pathway for people interested in working in the psychedelic field to connect to professionals in the field with similar values, gain access to unique learning and training opportunities, and ultimately become leaders in the field of psychedelics.  The SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline provides

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16
Nov

SSDP Accepting Applications for 2nd Cohort of Psychedelic Pipeline Career Mentorship Program

Written by volunteer Sean Lawlor ’19 of Naropa University and the SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline team Over the last year, Students for Sensible Drug Policy has been developing the Psychedelic Pipeline, a network to connect SSDP members and alumni interested in working with psychedelic medicines to quality training, scholarship funds, and career development opportunities, with a deliberate focus on providing access

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14
Sep

August 2020 Report Card

This school year, many of our student members are starting their semesters during an unprecedented pandemic, with confusing campus reopening timelines, virtual classes, and a long lasting separation from their friends and fellow drug policy reformers. Despite the intense challenges of organizing during this time, our chapters and our members continue to show resilience in fighting the War on Drugs. 

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26
Aug

SSDP IS SEEKING A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Written by the SSDP Board of Directors After 7 years at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, now former Executive Director Betty Aldworth *12 is providing consulting services, and we’re looking to pass the torch to a talented leader who is passionate about ending the War on Drugs. SSDP’s student- and youth-run board of directors is now accepting applications for our
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7
Jul

JUST SAY KNOW DRUG EDUCATION ROUNDUP – June 2020

Welcome to the Just Say Know monthly roundup! Here we will be sharing the latest in drug education and harm reduction each month. June was, for many of us, a very active month. Intentionally systemic and institutionalized racism was once again highlighted for the world to see resulting from the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Dion Johnson,
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6
May

Just Say Know Drug Education Roundup – April 2020

Welcome to the Just Say Know monthly roundup! Here we will be sharing the latest in drug education and harm reduction each month. Our Virtual Conference was a success! We will be sharing session videos soon, and in the meantime, join us in our new Slack Channel, which we revived during the conference. Included there is a Just Say Know
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15
Apr

SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline Newsletter – Issue 1

Welcome to the SSDP Psychedelic Pipeline Newsletter. Periodically, we will be sharing updates with our Psychedelic Pipeline members about current events, career development opportunities, and more. We are sharing our first issue with our entire global network, so you can see what we've been up to! Connecting when physically disconnected During this uncertain time, many of us are finding ways
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6
Apr

Just Say Know Drug Education Roundup – March 2020

Lastly, we’ve compiled a list of SSDP-related activities you can complete if you are self-isolating during COVID-19. Interested in learning more about how SSDP approaches drug education? Check out our Just Say Know Peer Education program, and contact vilmarie@ssdp.org with questions.

4
Mar

Just Say Know Drug Education Roundup – February 2020

Interested in learning more about how SSDP approaches drug education? Check out our Just Say Know Peer Education program, and contact vilmarie@ssdp.org with questions.

8
Jan

Just Say Know Drug Education Roundup – December 2019

Welcome to the Just Say Know monthly roundup! Here we will be sharing the latest in drug education and harm reduction each month. Happy New Year! #startmakingplans! Hopefully, you had some time to relax and regroup during the holidays, and are ready to get back in the swing of ending the War on Drugs! First off, don’t forget to weigh
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4
Dec

Just Say Know Drug Education Roundup – November 2019

Welcome to the Just Say Know monthly roundup! Here we will be sharing the latest in drug education and harm reduction each month. Preparing for the Holidays: Mind your mental health and #startmakingplans! The holidays and school break time can be joyful yet challenging for some. If being around family and old friends means having difficult conversations with those whose
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20
Nov

SSDP Now Accepting Applications for Psychedelic Pipeline Mentorship Program

Written by volunteer Sean Lawlor '19 of Naropa University Over the last several months, SSDP has been developing the Psychedelic Pipeline, a network to connect SSDP members and alumni interested in working with psychedelic medicines to quality training, scholarship funds, and career development opportunities, with a deliberate focus on providing access to people of color. We are now accepting applications
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12
Sep

SSDP receives grant from Threshold Foundation for the Just Say Know Psychedelic Pipeline!

As some of you may have heard at #SSDP2019, Students for Sensible Drug Policy is embarking on a new project to connect our members and alumni interested in a career in psychedelic-assisted therapy and research to quality mentorship, training, and career development opportunities. The Psychedelic Pipeline will serve as a unique pathway for SSDPers to connect to professionals in the
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19
Feb

Chicago Harm Reductionists and Stakeholders Survey their Mayoral Candidates

The city of Chicago is preparing to elect their next mayor, and local stakeholders wanted to know their candidate’s thoughts on several key drug policy-related issues impacting the city. In order to do so, members of the Drug Users Health Collective of Chicago and the Chicago Drug Users Union drafted a survey of seven questions and received sign-on support from

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14
Jan

PARTICIPATE IN NIDA NATIONAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL FACTS WEEK

Each year, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse team up to facilitate National Alcohol and Drugs Fact Week (NADFW), which promotes events and campaigns organized by and for youth to learn about drugs. The week includes an online chat where students can ask hard-hitting questions about drugs of NIDA experts. This year, NADFW will
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18
Dec

So you wanna be a SSDP Certified Peer Educator?

Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Just Say Know program was initially introduced to the network during SSDP2016. Since then, we have updated to the 2nd edition of the curriculum, began developing a webinar series of the training curriculum, certified 15 Just Say Know Peer Educators, began translating the curriculum into Spanish, and engaged hundreds more in our training curriculum. We
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8
Oct

SSDP Just Say Know: Self-Disclosure in the age of Prohibition

Written by Julia Hilbert ‘17 of University of Pittsburgh SSDP with contributions from Frances Fu ‘11 and Kat Humphries ‘10. If you have completed the SSDP Just Say Know peer education training curriculum, or read through the resources in the Self-Disclosure lesson, you have probably realized what I have: that resources regarding self-disclosure of personal drug use are too often

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11
Jun

McCrae Williams and the Good Samaritan Survey

Note: CW – the following post contains discussion of alcohol use and traumatic injury leading to death. Co-written by Vilmarie Narloch ‘09 and Dianne and Chris Williams. McCrae Williams tragically passed away in September of 2017, while attending Lafayette College, where he was recruited to play Division 1 lacrosse as a goalie. Although his life was cut tragically short, he

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4
Apr

SSDP JUST SAY KNOW: TAILORING OUR PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH – 2

Several months ago, we announced that we hired James Gould ’15 and Sarah Diem ’15 as Interns under the SSDP Just Say Know Peer Education program. James and Sarah are tailoring our Just Say Know resources, which are targeted toward college-age students, for a younger demographic and presenting it to 8th and 11th grade students at a Denver public school.

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5
Feb

Colorado Cannabis Education Campaigns: What works, what doesn’t, and what we’d like to see.

Written by Sarah Diem ‘15 and James Gould ‘15, SSDP Just Say Know interns. Since cannabis legalization in Colorado, different entities have developed educational programs targeted at different groups. One such program is the Good To Know program, developed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, which is targeted to adults 21 and over and seeks to educate

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11
Dec

SSDP Just Say Know: Tailoring our program for middle and high school youth

Several months ago, we announced that we hired James Gould ’15 and Sarah Diem ’15 as Interns under the SSDP Just Say Know Peer Education program. James and Sarah are tailoring our Just Say Know resources, which are targeted toward college-age students, for a younger demographic and presenting it to 8th and 11th grade students at a Denver public school.

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25
Oct

Introducing the 2nd Edition of SSDP’s Just Say Know Peer Education Training!

    At #SSDP2016, we launched the first edition of our Just Say Know Peer Education training curriculum. Since then, we’ve had over 80 students engage in the curriculum, providing much needed feedback, time, support, and help in the development of our 2nd Edition.     Thanks to the time and efforts of many, especially our SSDP certified Peer Educators

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23
Aug

What’s Missing From Festival Season

Written by Amy Hildebrand ’16, chapter leader at DePaul University SSDP and our new Illinois State Policy Intern. The first weekend of August is no normal weekend in Chicago. Locals avoid their beloved methods of public transportation like the plague and don’t dare step within a mile radius of the heart of the city known as the Loop. Metra trains

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