Talk Early and Often
Parents have a major impact on whether or not their child chooses to use cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot).
When young people regularly use cannabis, it can lead to harmful physical changes in the developing brain. Regular cannabis use has also been linked to anxiety, depression and suicide, especially for teens with a family history of mental illness. Parents and mentors can promote substance-free norms and prevent young people from using cannabis.
School Dental Health Programs
The 802 Smiles Network aims to have all children in all Vermont schools experience the best possible oral health.
802 Smiles Network members receive startup supplies, technical assistance and local support implementing school-based dental programs at whatever tier that works for them. Members commit to providing the Office of Oral Health with data regarding their program.
See resources for school, work and home to promote snacks and drinks that are oral health friendly