Teen Advisory Council Kickoff!

September 09, 2016

GPP is developing a Teen Advisory Council (TAC)! Earlier this month, we started the process of partnering with six schools for a great opportunity to further the GPP mission. As a pilot program, we were hoping to garner the support of a minimum of 60 students (ten students from each school). Within a week, the…

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The Pursuit of Professional Competence

August 24, 2016

It’s okay not to know things. Fresh out of grad school, I stepped into my position with the Georgia Prevention Project feeling fully equipped to handle all that this job could throw at me. Admittedly, I had a big head about what I knew and what I would be able to do in this job….

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Pitching Prevention!

August 11, 2016

Last week, Courtney and I (Kaitlin) packed our bags and headed to Callaway Gardens! We arrived excited not only to explore the gardens, but also to learn more about the prevention work being done across the state. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) hosted its first annual pitching prevention conference, which brought…

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The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer

August 04, 2016

As a teen, summer break is perhaps the most exciting time of the year. Sleeping in, staying up late, beach vacations, pool parties- what’s not to love? For many teens, however, summer does actually have a dark side. The summer days that fall between Memorial Day and Labor Day are categorized as “The 100 Deadliest…

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Tips for Parents: Did you Know?

July 27, 2016

Did you know that Summer months are one of the ideal times for teen experimentation with drugs and alcohol? Why? It’s summer! And teens are without parental supervision for large periods of time. As a parent of a teen, you may have had the conversation with your child about the harmful effects of illegal drugs…

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Meet Courtney: GPP Program Coordinator

July 19, 2016

Life has a funny way of making everything work out. A little over two months ago, I was preparing to cross the stage to receive my Master of Social Work degree. Like many soon to be graduates, I felt paralyzed by the anxiety and anticipation of what was to come next. Would I find a…

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Meet Tiffany: Community Outreach Specialist

July 19, 2016

Hello! My name is Tiffany Cuthbert and I am excited to join GPP as the Community Outreach Specialist. I am a native of Georgia, however, I recently relocated back to the area from California. So I have a lot of catching up to do with the many changes to Atlanta since my departure five years…

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Summer Outreach Delivers Powerful Prescription Drug Lesson to Teens

July 11, 2016

School may be out for the summer, but the Georgia Prevention Project is still in full swing. As part of our Summer Outreach initiative, we are reaching out to local community organizations in hopes of delivering our prevention lessons to teens in summer camps and programs. Last week our Outreach Specialist, Tiffany, and I [Courtney]…

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GPP Meth Messaging Strikes a Note with Nurses & Students

July 08, 2016

June was a busy time for us at GPP! Courtney and I [Tiffany] were just starting out with the organization, and already had the pleasure of attending the Georgia School Nurses Conference, and the Georgia PTA Convention Leadership Training. We also got involved out in the community, teaching our Not Prescribed and Meth Prevention lessons…

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GA Teachers Get the Tools to Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse

May 05, 2016

Just because prescription medications are prescribed by a doctor doesn’t mean they’re harmless. This is the primary message we’ve been trying to get to resonate with young people for the past year. Unfortunately, the misperception that prescription drugs are safer than illicit street drugs is contributing to the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse. Statistics…

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