Connect Workshop for Parents

Your kids are going to hear about marijuana, tobacco and other drugs one way or another- it’s best if they hear about it from you. 

The Connect Workshop is a FREE, two-hour opportunity for parents and guardians in Deschutes County to learn factual, unbiased information and skills to start conversations with their kids about marijuana and other drugs. Connect and learn with other parents in a non-judgemental environment.

To learn more or to register for an upcoming workshop, contact [email protected].


UpShift is an evidence-based program designed to engage with adolescents who are using substances. With UpShift, we are working closely with our local school districts to change the way we approach disciplinary responses to youth substance use. Click here to learn more…

“Start The Conversation” Public Awareness Campaign

Parents are one of the strongest influencers on their children when it comes to drug use. The Start The Conversation media campaign encourages parents to talk with their teens about the potential dangers of marijuana use and of driving high. This Marijuana Talk Kit (produced by the Partnership for Drug Free Kids) provides advice, strategies and skills building for parents who want to Start The Conversation. Click here to learn more…

“Take Meds Seriously Oregon” Awareness Campaign

Prescription drug safety starts with you. This awareness campaign provides information about safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Safe disposal locations are provided for locations in Deschutes County and around Oregon.  Safety tips are provided that everyone can follow.  Click here to learn more…

Interested in getting involved and/or learning more? We would love to hear from you!