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

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



The recording will be posted on this page after the live session. Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.
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The ever-increasing popularity of vaping among teens continues to rock schools and communities across the nation. While it’s heartening that 2020 data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows an overall slow in the surge of teen vaping, the same data shows that vaping of both nicotine and marijuana is still high.

With a global pandemic that affects the respiratory system still raging, it’s more important than ever to arm our students with the facts and knowledge about substance misuse that will help to keep them healthy and safe. In this edWebinar, you’ll hear from experts sharing the latest data from NIDA’s Monitoring the Future survey and learn more about the evolving challenges teens are facing when it comes to prescription drug safety and teen drug use.

edWebinar attendees will receive:

  • Free access to Prescription Drug Safety digital lessons for middle and high school students
  • Lessons, discussion guides, and printables for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

This edWebinar will be of interest to middle and high school teachers. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.


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.


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