Wed, Apr 28 | Speaker Series - Online

Building Resilient Teens: Starting Young to Support Lifelong Health

During the pandemic more and more teens have turned to substances to help them cope with anxiety and depression. In Nevada, even before COVID-19 there was a more than 45% increase in teens reporting they have used e-cigarettes (or vape) from 2017 to 2019. Learn how we can help our teens.
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Building Resilient Teens: Starting Young to Support Lifelong Health

Time & Location

Apr 28, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Speaker Series - Online

About the Event

During the pandemic more and more teens have turned to substances to help them cope with anxiety and depression. In Nevada, even before COVID-19 there was a more than 45% increase in teens reporting they have used e-cigarettes (or vape) from 2017 to 2019. How do we help our teens have the healthy coping skills they need to be strong, productive, contributing members of our community? Learn what is what is being done to battle this growing issue.

Join us in this monthly speaker series to learn about critical local issues that impact your quality of life here in the Truckee Meadows. Each month we will focus on a specific different area of quality of life. For April, we will take a deeper look at what the obstacles and opportunities we face in ensuring our Nevada teens don’t turn to substance abuse (starting with nicotine) to help them cope with stress and anxiety.Join us in this monthly speaker series to learn about critical local issues that impact your quality of life here in the Truckee Meadows.  Each month we will focus on a specific different area of quality of life.  For April, we will take a deeper look at what the obstacles and opportunities we face in helping our northern Nevada youth be resilient to life's challenges.  We will dive deep into topics such as teen substance abuse, vaping, and its connection to anxiety and depression - and how we can better support or kids with better coping tools.

RSVP appreciated but NOT required!

April 28th @ 12 NOON Lunchtime WatchParty on the Truckee Meadows Tomorrow YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/39X2Gqb 

Panelists Include:

Jade Angulo, MPH - Education and Data Specialist with Join Together Northern Nevada

Dr. Jose Cucalon Calderon - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UNR School of Medicine

William Rucker, MA, CTTS  - Division Director of Health Promotions at the American Lung Association

Kelli Goatley-Seals, President of Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition and the Washoe County Health District

Hosted and Moderated by Erica Mirich, Executive Director of Truckee Meadows Tomorrow

This speaker series is made possible by the generous support of Renown Health, Wells Fargo, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN,) Washoe Education Association, OnStrategy and NV Energy 

Get informed by attending the Nevada Tomorrow Community Data Exchange. Learn about this free, dynamic, easy to use, one-stop digital resource for access to community quality of life data. You will find up-to-date demographic, education, environmental, economic, health, social determinant and equity data that highlights trends, challenges and opportunities in our Nevada communities; hundreds of maps, tables and figures, and, promising practices. 

We hope to see you there!

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