Take a look of a few of the countywide initiatives we are working on with our partners across Marin.
Raising the Bar
The Raising the Bar Campaign aims to elevate kids’ experience in youth-oriented programs by changing the social norms around the consumption of alcohol and other substances. Parents, program directors, and community members work together to promote healthy choices and keep youth events substance-free.
Social Host Ordinance Awareness Project
The Social Host Ordinance Project educates the community about the consequences of hosting underage drinking parties. What is a Social Host Ordinance? It’s a law that makes it illegal to provide an environment where underage drinking and marijuana use takes place, regardless of who provides these substances.
School Communication Toolkit
The purpose of the toolkit is to provide schools K – 12 with communication to send out to parents and faculty about subjects related to substance use including root causes and protective factors. The School Communication Toolkit is a compilation of resources including letters, facts, and data for schools to use and customize for your needs. The toolkit is accessible to all schools in Marin County and is sorted by subject matter.
Cannabis and Vaping Education and Community Outreach
MPN has become concerned about the high rates of cannabis use among young people in Marin. A substantial body of research shows that when youth under the age of 26 use cannabis frequently or heavily for “recreational” purposes, they can experience a wide range of adverse effects, including altered brain development, impaired decision-making, poor academic performance, diminished life satisfaction, cannabis dependence and addiction, and other mental health problems.