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FOCUS promotes school and community partnerships for the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other adolescent risk behaviors. The program is based on a student led approach and seeks to promote youth involvement in the planning of prevention activities. 
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Welcome Back to School!!!

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Do not forget to register your school for the 2019-2020 school! Click here to register as a FOCUS school or to update your school's registration!
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Tuesday, September 10
in Tuscaloosa at the Bryant Conference Center

Hotel Accommodations for Tuscaloosa:
Hotel Capstone (Group Code: FOC9A19)

Wednesday, September 18
in Talladega at the Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center

Hotel Accommodations for Talladega:
Laura Chism
FOCUS Rally Event Coordinator for Shocco Springs

Event Schedule:
8:00-8:45am           Sign-In
9:00-10:15am         Opening General Session
10:15-10:30am        Break
10:30am-1:25pm     Breakout Sessions
1:30-2:00pm           Closing General Session

  Adults may register to receive STI-PD for attending the adult breakout sessions at the Rally by registering at . PD Title Number SDECT0191.  



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"As pediatricians and public-health experts, we know that addictive behaviors start in childhood. Juul knows this, too. They're banking on it. The rise in vaping has reversed decades of progress in reducing youth smoking. In the 2018 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey, nearly one in three high school students had used vaping products in the past month. This translates to a future revenue stream for Juul, whose products represent over half of the nicotine vaping market."

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Welcome to our new FOCUS Schools!

A.H. Parker High School
Jefferson County

Alba Middle School
Mobile County

Centre Middle School
Cherokee County

Etowah High School
Etowah County

G.P. Austin Junior High School
Marengo County

G.W. Carver High School
Jefferson County

Ruhama Junior High School
DeKalb County

Tarrant High School
Jefferson County

Thank you for updating your FOCUS school registration!

Anniston High School
Calhoun County

Bessemer City High School
Jefferson County 

Bibb County High School
Bibb County

Cordova High School
Walker County

Challenger Middle School
Madison County

Daphne Middle School
Baldwin County

Jacksonville High School
Calhoun County

Lawrence County Career Technical Center
Lawrence County

Pickens County College & Career Center
Pickens County

Robert C Hatch High School
Perry County

Talladega County Central High School
Talladega County

Talladega High School
Talladega County

T.R. Miller High School
Escambia County

Williams Middle School
Madison County

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  • 1-30 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • 1-30 National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • 1-30Sexual Health Awareness Month
  • 8-14National Suicide Prevention Week

  • 1-31 Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • 1-31 National Bullying Prevention Month
  • 1-31 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • 6-12Mental Illness Awareness Week
  • 9National Walk to School Day
  • 11National Depression Screening Day
  • 23-31Red Ribbon Week
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The Facilitator Training Videos are live on our website!! 
You can view these videos on the Facilitator page at

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The FOCUS eNewsletter provides links to articles and websites with information on current events, research, funding opportunities and other items related to theprevention of HIV/AIDS and other adolescent risk behaviors. The inclusion of this information does not imply endorsement by FOCUS and the opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the official position, policies or views of FOCUS.