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Eating Disorders: Myths, Facts and How to Respond - February 26, 2016

Eating disorders have the highest mortality of any psychiatric diagnosis and are the leading cause of death in teens and youth adults between the ages of 15-24 years of age.  This informational lecture will increase awareness in the community and provide a forum for teachers, parents and students to discuss these issues with experienced clinicans.  This lecture will be held at the Marin County Office of Education.  More information to follow. 

Immunization Requirements Workshop - March 7, 2016

MCOE in partnership with the Marin County Health and Human Services and the 16th District PTA presents Immunization Requirements 101 for TK/K – 12.  On March 7, 2016, there will be a workshop on how to implement Senate Bill 277 immunization requirements that took effect on January 1, 2016. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for School Support Staff - March 14, 2016

The Marin County Office of Education will host a Mental Health First Aid workshop for campus support staff, instructional aides, paraprofessionals, yard duty and campus supervisors. 

Hands Only CPR Training for 7th Grade Students

The Marin County Office of Education, in collaboration with our local fire departments, is in the process of planning a pilot program to train 7th grade students on "Hands Only CPR."  This opportunity for our students will help equip them with an invaluable tool of potentially saving lives.  More information to come. 

Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE)

In January, the Marin County Office of Education submitted a consortium application for Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Cohort L Tier 2 funding.  Consortium districts include Novato Unified, Ross Valley, San Rafael Elementary, San Rafael High, Shoreline Unified, and Tamalpais Union.  If funded, the three-year grant will support tobacco use prevention, intervention, and cessation services for students in middle and high school. 

Substance Abuse and Prevention

At the January School Law Enforcement Partnership meeting, Kristen Law, Linda Henn, and Bridget Clark (Marin Health and Human Services) presented the "Cross-System Collaboration for Effective and Sustainable Substance Use Prevention in Marin" highlighting findings from a parent norms survey related to binge drinking and marijuana usage among teens.