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Mental Wellbeing and Prevention Education: Tools to Meet the Needs of Gen Z Students

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Expanding Health Risks for Gen Z: Reaching Students with Prevention Education

Presented by Brian Marquis, Public Liaison Officer, NIDA; and Erin McClintock, Senior Director, Impact and Education, EVERFI
Moderated by Lauren Pingul, Resource Specialist, EVERFI

Sponsored by EVERFI

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We know that mental and emotional wellbeing is critical to overall health for teens and teachers alike. By supporting teenagers in developing healthy coping skills, you can set them up for success in dealing with stress and challenging circumstances in the future.

Watchthis edWebinar to learn about turnkey activities and resources to help promote mindfulness and teach teens how to practice health-enhancing behaviors, which can support better management of stress and reduce the chances of exploring substance use as an alternative. Experts from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and EVERFI walk you through the standards-aligned activities and provide ideas around how to implement them in your classroom, whether you are learning virtually, in person, or somewhere in between.

Viewers will receive:

  • A certificate for one hour of professional development
  • Free access to digital lessons on Prescription Drug Safety and Mental Health for middle and high school students
  • Lessons and activities to use during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week and beyond

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to middle and high school teachers.


Brian MarquisAbout the Presenters

Brian Marquis joined the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Office of Science Policy and Communications in January 2001. He is now the NIDA public liaison officer and connects organizations across the country with NIDA resources. As the public liaison officer, Brian manages all marketing and partnership activities associated with the dissemination of NIDA’s science-based research and information to a vast array of audiences including federal, state, local and non-governmental organizations, educators, public health professionals and the public. In his efforts to promote NIDA’s research and resources, he also manages more than 30 national partnerships for NIDA’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. His dedication to NIH and the federal taxpayer has earned him numerous awards including the coveted Healthfinder Hammer Award from the National Partnership for Reinventing Government and the NIH Director’s Award. Prior to joining NIDA, Brian worked at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse and at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. He has a B.S. in family studies from University of Maryland, College Park.


Erin McClintockErin McClintock is a strength-based mental health practitioner with a passion for prevention, social-emotional learning, and digital wellness. In her role as Senior Director of Impact and Education and EVERFI’s resident mental health subject matter expert, Erin critically explores the ways in which technology can play a part in supporting the emotional well-being of learners across the lifespan, and how to best utilize technology to make an impact on the collective mental health of our world. Erin holds a graduate degree in counseling psychology, completed her post-master’s studies in trauma and addiction counseling, and has extensive experience in community, school, and collegiate mental health.


Lauren PingulAbout the Moderator

Lauren Pingul has been in education for the past ten years, as both a teacher and administrator. She now works as a resource specialist for EVERFI in Illinois, where she helps districts, schools and teachers implement no-cost digital resources in their classrooms. Lauren used EVERFI’s resources in her own classroom in New Orleans, and now gets to help students across North America gain access to engaging content around diversity, equity and inclusion, digital wellness, STEM, health and wellness, social-emotional learning and financial literacy.


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From grade school through retirement, EVERFI’s free digital education curriculums empower learners of all ages to make safe, smart and informed decisions. We bring together the public and private sectors so K-12 teachers can equip today’s learners with the skills they need to become tomorrow’s leaders.



Tuesday, March 9, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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