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Prevention in Action Series: Vaping in Middle Schools: What Students Know, Experience, and Believe

12:00pm - December 12, 2019 | Timezone: US/Eastern
New England PTTC
Registration Deadline: December 11, 2019
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The New England PTTC announces the next installment in the Prevention in Action Webinar series.  Each webinar within this series will feature a success story in prevention in New England.  This is an opportunity to share across the New England states those successful prevention initiatives being implemented across the region. It's a chance to learn about a strategy or initiative you may be interested in implementing in your state or community.  

Each webinar presentation takes participants through the steps taken to put the particular initiative into action.  At the conclusion of each presentation, webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenter and get tips on how they could replicate in their own state or community.  


This month's webinar...


Vaping in Middle Schools: What Students Know, Experience, and Believe



This presentation will summarize findings from three focus groups about vaping conducted with middle school students located in Androscoggin County, Maine. The students discussed vaping and shared their thoughts, experiences, attitudes, and knowledge around this topic. In this 1-hour webinar, the presenters will discuss their research process, focus group findings, and distribute prevention resources developed based on their takeaways from this project.


Presenter Bios:

Mary Caron is a health promotion coordinator at Healthy Androscoggin working primarily on their tobacco and substance use prevention efforts. In her role, she works extensively with young people, which she utilized to research vaping attitudes and beliefs among middle school students. Mary completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Southern Maine in biology and public health, respectively and she currently holds her provisional prevention specialist certification. Prior to working at HA, Mary worked on a variety of public health related projects including chronic disease epidemiology and program evaluation.

Corrie Brown is a Prevention Manager at Healthy Androscoggin. She graduated from Boston College in 2008 with a Master of Social Work degree.  While at Boston College, Corrie specialized in macro-level social work which focuses on interventions at the community level.  In 2000, Corrie graduated from Regis College with a Bachelor of Social Work.  She currently holds a license as a Master-level social worker through the State of Maine and a certified Prevention Specialist through the IC&RC.  Corrie has worked throughout southern and central Maine with people and families of all ages who have been diagnosed with a mental health, substance use, and chronic disease or disorder.  Corrie is certified to teach Prevention Ethics, Prime for Life, and Responsible Server/Seller Trainings. In May 2019, Corrie joined the Board of Directors for Tri County Mental Health Services.