“Keeping Current: Marijuana Vaping Among Youth” will be the topic of the upcoming Promoting Healthy Behaviors Community Awareness series on October 19. Sponsored by School Community Intervention and Prevention (SCIP, www.scipnebraska.com), Lincoln Public Schools and Region V Systems, the presentation, which will be held in the Vrbka meeting rooms at Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, 4600 Valley Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m., will feature Officer Andre O’Conner, a Licensed Drug Recognition Expert with the Lincoln Police Department and former school resource Officer. Officer O’Conner will discuss:

  • Marijuana Concentrates
  • Marijuana Vaping
  • The adverse mental and physical health effects of high-potency marijuana concentrates on youth
  • The difference between a nicotine vape pen and a marijuana concentrate pen

SCIP is a program designed to bring together families, schools and the community to support student behavioral and emotional health. SCIP’s mission is to provide effective prevention education for schools, families and communities, equipping schools with early intervention tools for students with behavioral health concerns so they may achieve healthy and productive lives.

SCIP is supported in part by Grant #2Bo8T1010034 under the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health and monies passed through by Regions 4, V and 6 to prevention providers ($168,665 or 63%) and $99,531 or 37% from non-governmental entities. For more information, go to www.scipnebraska.com or contact Duncan Tucker at (402) 327-6843.