July 2019
Your monthly news & updates

Grantee Spotlight: PFS at the Idaho Youth Summit

ODP Has a New Logo!

Order Prescription Opioid Misuse Prevention Materials

Training Opportunities

2019/2020 Idaho Healthy Youth Survey

Featured Provider: Center for Behavioral Health
Idaho summer camps & activities for t(w)eens 2019

You sign your kids up for summer activities to keep them busy-but did you know this also helps them stay alcohol-free as they grow up?

Read more

Newsflash: Governor's Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Advisory Group initial meeting scheduled for August 15, 2019 at 8:30 A.M. in the JRW Building, West Conference Room, 700 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702. More details to be posted at odp.idaho.gov.
Grantee Spotlight: PFS at the Idaho Youth Summit
The Idaho Youth Summit (IYS) is a 4-day retreat-style, leadership conference specifically built for youth 7 th through 12 th grades. It has been hosted by Idaho Drug Free Youth for the past 26 years.

The Idaho Drug Free Youth mission statement; Empowering Youth To Live Happy and Healthy Lives and core values ; Empowerment, Fun, Knowledge, and Support are the foundation for this conference.

"Idaho Youth Summit is a platform where negative norms that undermine a child's sense of safety is replaced with the positive norms that help instill a sense of autonomy, belonging, and hope for the future," says Idaho Drug Free Youth Executive Director, Karen Ashenbrenner.

Amy Hirtle, Project Coordinator for the Partnerships for Success Grant at Panhandle Health District served as a chaperone at IYS from June 18-21, 2019 in Coeur d'Alene.

IYS is comprised of various educational components that provide multiple opportunities for youth to learn, strengthen and practice newly acquired leadership skills, build peer relationship skills, strengthen communication skills, while establishing a sense of belonging; providing ongoing long term support of healthy choices. 

According to Amy, "Attending Idaho Youth Summit as a chaperone gave me the opportunity to meet some wonderful youth from around the state, and to see the impactful prevention activities provided. The activities helped youth learn more about themselves, and how they can positively influence other to remain substance free."

This was Amy's first year attending and she said she enjoyed the energy and enthusiasm. Highlights included watching her group develop a positive social media post on living life drug free, and working together on the challenge course—a course filled with a variety of obstacles and games.

Great work, Amy!
ODP Has a New Logo!
We are excited to announce our new logo!

We feel it better embodies the intersection of policy, partnership, and prevention where ODP serves. Look for it on our communications channels, signature blocks, and new outreach materials.

If you have used the ODP logo on materials or need it in the future, contact us for the new file!

We have also slightly tweaked our Mission and Vision language. You can read those here.
ODP logo with new tagline. We also have a version without the tagline and a standalone version of the icon.
Order Prescription Opioid Misuse Prevention Materials
In the May newsletter, we told you about Speak Out. Opt Out. Throw Out. the prescription opioid misuse prevention campaign adapted from Utah and implemented in five Idaho hospitals.

The campaign was designed to prevent and reduce the misuse of prescription pain medications by encouraging patients to ask their doctor questions about their opioid prescriptions and alternatives to opioids, as well as encouraging safe disposal.

We also said we would make print materials available for order through our website for other organizations in Idaho. Well, that time is now and we've added a few original materials thanks to the Idaho Opioid Misuse and Overdose Workgroup. Print collateral including poster, table tents, handout cards, brochures, and rack cards can be ordered at the link below:

4x6 handout card
Training Opportunities
2nd Annual Prevention Training Institute
We told you about this free, two-day course at Boise State University in our June newsletter and promised a registration link in this one.

High in Plain Sight: Drug Culture, Trends, and Identifiers
This training will cover a wide array of various prescription drugs, drug trends, overdoses, and impairment. Also included will be new drug references, marijuana concentrates, new drug clothing, drug concealment methods, drug paraphernalia, logos, youth party tendencies, trending synthetic drugs, inhalants, marijuana legalization trends, new E-cigarettes, and popular party drugs.

Presented by Jermaine Galloway, "Tall Cop Says Stop," on Friday August 9, 2019 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Community United Methodist Church in Coeur d'Alene. Registration is FREE. To learn more visit TallCopSaysStop.com .
2019/2020 Idaho Healthy Youth Survey
Registration for the 2019/2020 Idaho Healthy Youth Survey (IHYS) is now open and will continue through September 14, 2019. Survey administration will run from September 30, 2019 - November 15, 2019.

The IHYS is the  only standardized tool available to communities to identify perceptions, opinions, attitudes, and behaviors among youth at the local level. This information provides communities with a wealth of data to be used for grant writing, program and school safety planning, and targeted interventions to meet a school’s and community’s specialized needs.

For more information on the survey and a copy of IHYS 2017 Report please visit: https://prevention.odp.idaho.gov/idaho-healthy-youth-survey/ .

Schools and school districts wishing to register for the survey may do so here:  Idaho Healthy Youth Survey Registration Form .

If you have any questions relating to the 2019/2020 IHYS, please contact Alex Curd at alex.curd@odp.idaho.gov or (208) 854-3048. 
Featured Provider: Center for Behavioral Health
Types of Services Provided: Treatment, including medication assisted treatment (MAT) and individual and group counseling, case or care management

Service Population: Adults, 18 and older

Payment or Financial Aid Accepted: Fee for services

2275 S. Eagle Rd. #190
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 288-0649

92 S. Cole Rd.
Boise, ID 83709

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 5:30am - 12:30pm, Saturday 6:00-8:00am

Intake Procedures: Telephone or Walk-in

Waiting List for Services? No

If your organization provides behavioral health services to help individuals and families prevent, treat, and recover from use disorders, you can fill out the form linked below to have your organization's information listed as a public resource online and via phone referral. 

We envision a safe and healthy Idaho free from the devastating
impact of substance use on youths, families, and communities