My Generation Rx - Teaching Safe Medication Practices to Teen Audiences

Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The mission of Generation Rx is to educate people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications. We strive to enhance medication safety among our youth, college students, other adults in our communities, and older adults. Adolescence is a key developmental stage for developing good habits and positive decision making. The “My Generation Rx” theme of the teen toolkit encourages teens to incorporate the Generation Rx messages into their individual, everyday lives. “My Generation Rx” emphasizes the positive choices the majority of teens are making, and invites them to share their own story of how they safely use medication and prevent misuse. The Teen Education activities talk with teens about: safe medication practices; key skills to turn down invitations to misuse; and, positive alternatives to cope with the demands of life. This learning session addresses the need for prevention education and how to use “My Generation Rx”.

The webinar-based training will:

  • Provide a brief overview of prescription medication use and the need for safe medication practices;
  • Review the components of the toolkit and their intended use;
  • Discuss effective education and engagement strategies with teen audiences; and,
  • Provide recommendations for implementing the toolkit and/or adapting activities for group size and setting.

Location
This is a webinar.