Tag: peer education

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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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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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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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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15
Mar

Update from the 61st Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Written by Ailish Brennan, chapter founder/leader of University College Dublin SSDP While the inherently frustrating nature of the United Nations and the Commission on Narcotic Drugs has been particularly prevalent throughout my time in Vienna, the inspirational nature of the civil society groups and young people present this week has shone throughout. POSITIVITY The work by NGOs and other individual

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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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24
Oct

SSDP Just Say Know Harm Reduction PSA Contest

Many students have memories of drug education programming they’ve experienced. Some might even recall Red Ribbon weeks, which take place each year from October 23rd through October 31st. The National Family Partnership (NFP) (of which Nancy Reagan was honorary chair) started the campaign in 1988 as a response to the murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena in 1985. The premise

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10
Aug

SSDP Just Say Know: Introducing our New Interns!

The SSDP Just Say Know program has had a great first year! With updating the resources for the 2nd Edition of the training curriculum (coming soon!), and reformatting the delivery of the training to make it more accessible and easy to complete for all of our students, it is setting up to be even better for next year. Fortunately for
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21
Jul

SSDP Just Say Know: Talking to Your Parents about Drugs

Drug education is a complicated issue. Often, young people are expected to take whatever education is given to them at face value, and expect that the “adults” - their teachers, mentors, elders, and parents - are knowledgeable (and truthful) about the issues. However, when the time comes to ask the really complicated questions about drugs and drug use, youth are
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14
Jun

The D.A.R.E. Generation Speaks Out

 As a member of the D.A.R.E. generation, I have a lot of interesting memories of my participation in the widespread drug education program that was all the rage in the 90s. Many SSDPers will be aware that the program was deemed ineffective in preventing drug use among youth (thanks, science)! Despite this, many communities continue to implement the program or
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5
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.  

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27
Sep

SSDP Welcomes Vilmarie Narloch, Psy.D. as Drug Education Manager

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is thrilled to welcome Vilmarie Narloch, Psy.D. (’09) as our new Drug Education Manager. In this role, Vilmarie will oversee the development and implementation of the SSDP Peer Education Program, which will certify SSDP members to deliver our Just Say Know drug education program to their peers. Additionally, she will keep staff and the network educated on

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27
Jul

Just Say Know: Taking Care of Yourself

Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern   Why is it important to take care of yourself, as a peer educator and activist? What are some ways that you can take care of yourself? A Peer Educator’s primary role is to educate others, but one must still be mindful of oneself in that process. Teaching others how to

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21
Jul

Just Say Know: Programming & Presentation Skills

Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern What are the necessary components to a good peer education program? What are some important skills to have when delivering a peer education program? What are some difficult questions that may come up when delivering a peer education program? How do you plan to navigate those questions? Before the Peer Education

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18
Jul

Just Say Know: Listening, Responding & Referral Skills

Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern What are some questions you can ask to identify why people want to talk to you? What are some helpful things to say in response? How would you refer someone to a resource? When presenting a Just Say Know module, Peer Educators are likely to have audience members asking questions and

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12
Jul

Just Say Know: Recovery & Strategies for Change in High-Risk Behaviors

Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern Think through each of the phases of the Cycle of Change: Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance, Relapse. For each of these phases, how can you meet someone where they’re at and guide them through the cycle? On the path to recovery and a healthier lifestyle, one must always remember that change

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7
Jul

Just Say Know: Harm Reduction

Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern How would you explain the concept of harm reduction to someone who has never heard about it before? Review Principles of Harm Reduction. What is the most important principle to you and why? How will you apply harm reduction in your peer education work? Ex. When you’re facilitating small group presentations,

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5
Jul

Just Say Know: Stigma

Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern How has our society come to stigmatize drug use and drug users? How and why does stigma prevent people from seeking help? Stigma is the belief that a certain attribute makes an individual unacceptable, despite the presence of other positive qualities. It is a driving force behind continued drug prohibition. Our

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1
Jul

Just Say Know: Substance Use Disorder and Problematic Drug Use

Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern What are some ways you can identify if someone is exhibiting signs of addiction or problematic drug use? What is the difference between drug use and problematic drug use? What are some of the ways in which our current understanding of problematic drug use and substance use disorders help the recovery

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