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Nevada Prevention Resource Center

UPDATE Providing weekly updates for Professionals, Counselors, Educators, Parents and Activists



21 January 2014

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SG report: 5.6 mill. U.S. children will die prematurely Approximately 5.6 million American children alive today – or one out of every 13 children under age 18 – will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates drop, according to a new Surgeon General’s report.

an additional 16 million suffering from smoking-related conditions. It puts the price tag of smoking in this country at more than $289 billion a year in direct medical care and other economic costs.

Over the last 50 years, more than 20 million Americans have died from smoking. The new report concludes that cigarette smoking kills nearly half a million Americans a year, with This is a characterdriven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year. Documentary provides an intimate and often shocking glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices. Nevada Residents Can Check It Out Now

“Today, we’re asking Americans to join a sustained effort to make the next generation a tobacco-free generation,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “This is not something the federal government can do alone. We

need to partner with the business community, local elected officials, schools and universities, the medical community, the faith community, and committed citizens in communities across the country to make the next generation tobacco free.” Read the full report.

10th Annual No Name Calling Week GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week provides schools with an opportunity to engage students in a dialogue about how they can play a role in addressing name-calling and bullying,” GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard said. “Over the past 10 years, No NameCalling Week has reached tens of thousands of K-12 classrooms and become an established part of the school calendar. It is heartening to see schools embrace positiv-

This Kid Was Bullied A LOT.

ity as an important component of bullying prevention – celebrating kindness and fostering a culture of respect.” No Name-Calling Week is supported by the No Name-Calling Week Coalition, comprised of more than 60 national partner organizations including the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the American School Counselor Association and the National School Boards Association.

Awareness Campaigns • National Blood Donor Month • National Stalking Awareness Month • Global Belly Laugh Day 1/24 This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through State General Funds and/or the SAPT Block Grant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, or the State of Nevada.

Training Opportunities and Webinars

Staying Informed of the Profession: Message from NAADAC Leadership 1/22 The Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) training 1/23 Peer Support Services in your Agency 1/24

Upcoming Event

Transitioning to ICD-10: Why It’s Important to Behavioral Health Care Providers and How to Prepare 1/24 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health: Where Are We Now? 1/28 Beyond Four Walls: Smoke-free Places 1/29 The Business of Intervention: What It Takes to Be Successful 1/30

Treatment Strategies for Prescription Opioid Dependence 1/30 What Does Science Say? Reviewing Recovery Research 2/5 Drilling Down: An Analytical Look at EBP Resources 2/6 Clear Vision: The Power of Story to Heal Therapist and Client The Clear Vision 2/7 Reno 2/10 Las Vegas

Funding Opportunities

2014 Cultural Considerations in Health Care February 24-25 An interdisciplinary event, created by students for students, providing students in the health sciences an educational experience in cultural awareness and its application to health research, policy and practice. **Student and faculty event**

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National Drug Facts Week

January 27February 2, 2014 Remember to Register your event and Join Us for a Social Media blitz

In the News •

Obama says marijuana ‘no more dangerous than alcohol’

When Treating Addiction, Don’t Forget Patients’ Other Health Issues: Expert

DEA: State Marijuana Legalization ‘Reckless And Irresponsible’

Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS (R01) Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS (R21) Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS (R03) Cooperative Agreements For Linking Actions For Unmet Needs In Children’s Health

Nevada Prevention Resource Center 1664 N. Virginia St. MS 1284 Reno, NV 89557 Phone: 775.784.6336 Toll Free 1.866.784.6336 Fax: 775.327.2268 Email:

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NPRC Update January-21-2014  
NPRC Update January-21-2014  

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