National Take-Back Medication Day

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is October 28, 2017.  4 out of every 5 people who start using heroin start with inappropriate use of prescriptions.  Getting rid of unused medication is one of the most powerful prevention tools possible. 

King County has a secure medication return program that can help you keep your family and communities safer-https://kingcountysecuremedicinereturn.org/

Teens believe it’s safe
Many teens mistakenly believe it is safe to misuse prescription and over-the-counter drugs because they get them from the home. More than half of teens surveyed say they get the drugs they abuse from their family or friend’s medicine cabinet, often without anyone’s knowledge.  Safely disposing of what you no longer need reduces access.

Seniors keep loved ones safe
More than 50 percent of seniors take more than 5 medications or supplements daily. Storing unwanted medicines with daily medications can put seniors at risk of not taking medications as prescribed and are accessible to others for misuse. Safely storing what you need and disposing of what you don’t keep families safe.

Find National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day locations near you: https://takebackday.dea.gov/#collection-locator or call 1-800-882-9539.

Remember, flushing medication or putting it in the garbage can pollute waters and lands.

Thank you to King County for sharing this valuable information.

Stay safe Seattle!

 

Parent’s Guide to Preventing Underage Marijuana Use

Are you concerned with the availability of marijuana in your community? King County offers a free guide to preventing underage use here.

It is available in a variety of languages and offers helpful tips for concerned parents or caregivers.

Remember, you don’t need to face substance use fears alone. WAPI offers free assessment services if you believe your youth is in need of any help around substance use or dependency.

Stay healthy and safe!

Teenology 101-Surviving the Teen Years

Join us at the Federal Way Community Center on October 28th from 9am to Noon for a helpful, supportive forum offering help on the issues that affect our youth:

General Wellness
Social Media
Drug Use Prevention
Mental Health
Reproductive Health

The event is free and sure to offer some resources for these hot topics. Federal Way Community Center is at 876 S. 333rd, Federal Way, WA 98003.

To register or if you have questions contact-
http://www.seattlechildrens.org/teen-forum-parents

 

YMCA Young Adult Conference

The YMCA will be hosting a life skills conference for young adults (ages 17-25) on 8/22 and 8/23. The conference is called Level Up! Life Skills for Crushing Adulthood. It will be at Benaroya hall, and includes:

  • swag and raffle items
  • Speakers from Seahawks & Delta Air Lines
  • Resource fair
  • Workshops hosted by awesome corporations & non-profits
  • Lunch both days

This event is totally FREE to youth, and you can sign up here-www.ymcalevelup.eventbrite.com

 

Exciting New Changes at WAPI

Hello to all our friends and supporters! There have been many changes at WAPI over the summer, and we’re looking forward to sharing our exciting and positive news. Coming next month we’ll resume our music and arts programming around King County, and have continued offering our counseling and outreach services. Come back soon to hear all about it.

Be safe, be well and continue to enjoy this glorious Seattle summer.

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Young Women Empowered Career Day

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Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) is an event primarily for women, girls and female-identified youth ages 13-18, it is open to allies of all ages and genders who feel called to participate. 

Pre-registration is required, but lunch is included and its all FREE. Transportation available from select Seattle locations.

Career Day 2017

April 29th
10am-4:30pm
Cascadia College/UW Bothell, Mobius Hall
18428 110th Ave NE , Bothell, WA 98011
All ages and genders welcome

Contact reagan@y-we.org with questions, or register online here-https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/OLbuIq8RvQeS6_n4I_9KOA