Presentation on theme: "Gadsbys Tavern Museum/Stabler- Leadbeater Apothecary Museum Maximizing Your Role as a TEEN INFLUENCER October 5, 2011 Talk About Prescriptions Month."— Presentation transcript:
Gadsbys Tavern Museum/Stabler- Leadbeater Apothecary Museum Maximizing Your Role as a TEEN INFLUENCER October 5, 2011 Talk About Prescriptions Month
Supporting You as a Teen Influencer Heres Whats Available Not Worth the Risk- Even If Its Legal -- Multi-media materials, including TV & radio spots, print articles in English and Spanish; brochures for parents & teens Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer: What You Can Do to Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse (turn-key outreach / educational workshop, web- based) Taking Action to Prevent & Address Prescription Drug Abuse: A Resource Kit or College Campuses (web-based; SAMHSA collaboration; in development for Sept. 2010)
Not Worth the Risk: Even if its Legal Designed for…. YOU Teens Parents Community Coalitions Local media Healthcare providers Educators Handouts for Teens & Parents to stimulate & enhance communication TV and Radio Spots Print Articles
Who is a Teen Influencer? Anyone who interacts with teens regularly, and can have a positive influence. For example: You Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles Teachers & Coaches School administrators Guidance counselors and school psychologists School nurses School resource officers Community-based healthcare professionals After school program leaders
… You Can Pass Knowledge Forward … The Teen Influencer Workshop Materials include everything needed to plan a 45-minute presentation for a group of teen influencers in your community. It will walk you through the steps needed to plan, promote, present, and assess a workshop in your community, school, place of worship, or other settings.
Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer Designed for…. Parents Community Coalition Outreach Educators Teachers, Coaches, PTA Leaders Healthcare providers: – prescribers -pharmacists PowerPoint Presentation Presenters Guide Role Playing Scenarios Printable PDF handouts Brochure for Educators Brochure for Health Providers
You Can Influence Others …. Pass forward the facts about prescription drug abuse. Dispel common myths. Provide tips for communicating with teens. Empower friends, colleagues, others in your community to take an active role to reduce prescription drug abuse. Create awareness about treatment & recovery resources
Do You have a Child going to College? Is your neighbors child going to college? Is your nephew or niece going to college? Why do I Ask?
A Resource Kit for Americas College Campuses Available at www.talkaboutrx.org Student leaders now have a new resource to spread the word about the negative impact of prescription drug abuse on their peers' health and safety.
Online Resource Kit -- resources to engage & equip peer educators & campus leaders (Resident Assistants, Greek life leaders, student government leaders & athletes) with timely & practical informational resources about prescription drug abuse prevention & treatment. Includes suggestions for student-driven educational programs to help heighten awareness & action about drug abuse on campus and gives tips for how students can steer clear of trouble.
Whats in the College Campus Resource Kit? -- Introduction and How to Checklist -- Get the Facts Fact sheet -- 5 Things You Can Do to Address Rx Drug Abuse on Your Campus -- Template news article -- What You Can Do: Tips for Engaging Campus Leaders -- Key messages for peer leaders (over dozen) Visit: www.talkaboutrx.org
Do YOU Want More Information? www.samhsa.gov – Publications for the following brochures: -- Helping Students Avoid Prescription Drug Abuse -- Talking to Your Patients About Prescription Drug Abuse www.talkaboutrx.org for the following online program materials: -- Teen Influencer Workshop Materials -- College Campuses Resource Kit -- Not Worth The Risk Multi-media messages
Thank You Ray Bullman National Council on Patient Information & Education (NCPIE) 200-A Monroe Street, Suite 212 Rockville, MD 20850 (301) 340-3940 – phone firstname.lastname@example.org – email