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The Dangers of Vaping: What Kids Need to Know

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Let's Talk - A Professional Development Webinar Series

Despite the alarming emergence of a severe respiratory illness (EVALI) and other serious health risks, vaping remains prevalent among our youth. How can professionals effectively educate parents and kids of all ages about the dangers associated with use of e-cigarettes when target marketing says otherwise? Join David Sherrell of FCD Prevention Works, Heidi Wallace of Hazelden Betty Ford in Oregon and Washington, and research scientist Kate Gliske to take a closer look at how e-cigarettes work, why they’re marketed at youth, and why these products pose a particular risk as a gateway to nicotine addiction. Our experts will focus on strategies you can use to help parents communicate effectively with children and adolescents about risks and consequences associated with vaping.

- Learn how to use a “social norms” approach in addressing the health risks associated with youth vaping
- Understand the latest research on vaping and young people
- Identify warning signs that an adolescent might be vaping
- Discuss strategies that foster open and continual communication with children and adolescents about vaping

Heidi Wallace, Kate Gliske, David Sherrell

Heidi Wallace, MA, LPC, NCC, MAC
Executive Director
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Heidi Wallace serves as executive director for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in the Pacific Northwest. As a clinician, she specializes in treatment for individuals with chronic and severe addiction. Wallace has worked in residential and outpatient treatment settings as well as private practice for more than 20 years. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Montana and a master's degree from Lewis and Clark College in counseling psychology with an emphasis on addictions.

Kate Gliske, PhD
Research Scientist
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Kate Gliske, PhD, is a research scientist with the Butler Center for Research, part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Dr. Gliske holds a masters in counseling psychology and a doctorate in family social science, where she was additionally trained as a prevention scientist. She has worked on a wide variety of research projects over the last 15 years. Her research interests include studying the benefits of preventive parenting programs for families undergoing stress and the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices for addiction that target the entire family system.

David Sherrell, MA
Interim Executive Director - FCD Prevention Works
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
David Sherrell serves as the interim executive director of FCD Prevention Works, part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. As the leading international nonprofit provider of school-based substance use prevention services, FCD takes a data-driven, “social norms” approach to prevention that empowers students, parents and school communities to make healthy choices about alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.Sherrell holds a master’s in psychology from Rutgers University and is a certified alcohol and drug studies specialist.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:00 pm

15245 Pleasant Valley Rd, Center City, MN 55012