Events

Stanford University School of Medicine's Third Annual Teaching Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Conference: A focus on the Triangulum of Cannabis, Tobacco and Vaping

April 27-28, 2022 8:00am - 12:30pm PST

Panaptic has been selected by Stanford University to present this year at the Annual Teaching Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Conference. This seminar, entitled "Cannabis Use Throughout the Lifespan: A review of Current Research adn Strategies for Prevention" will be led by Panaptic Co-Founders, Drs. Sarah Cunningham and Richard Von Feldt. This event is open to conference attendees only.

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The Hill School Partners with Panaptic at the Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) Annual Conference

Panaptic has been selected to present at the 2021 Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) Annual Conference, a three day summit in Boston, MA. The workshop entitled "Using Science to Bolster Mental Health" will be offered in partnership with The Hill School’s Director of Counseling, Lisa Roethling, and Student Life Coordinator, Laura McConney. The workshop will highlight real-life examples of utilizing data and evidence-based strategies to create a culture of wellness at school, including Panaptic's IMPACT Marijuana Prevention Program. The workshop aims to deconstruct a community-based approach to targeting student well-being concerns and review easy-to-implement prevention programs for middle school and high school students.

Sonoma County Hires Panaptic for 2022-23 Prevention Programming

For the fifth year, California’s Sonoma County Department of Health Services selected Panaptic to provide comprehensive marijuana, opioid and alcohol prevention trainings. Panaptic will be providing targeted workshops for educators, school administrators, medical providers, social service professionals, behavioral health professionals, parents and teens living in Sonoma County. Specific trainings will be given to each community, offering a wide range of prevention topics. To learn more about dates and times of our trainings stay tuned to our Upcoming Events Page.

The Hun School Partners with Panaptic for IMPACT Program and Live Trainings

For a fourth year, Panaptic’s IMPACT, a digital marijuana prevention program, will be offered in the 9th grade Health and Wellness curriculum. Panaptic's courses will offer students the support to make healthy choices and empower parents and educators to feel more confident by providing them with tools and evidence-based strategies to promote student wellness and success. Panaptic will also offer live trainings for faculty, staff, proctors and peer leaders to offer holistic, public health-focused approaches to develop skill and confidence to support students in the area of substance use and student wellness.

U.S. Surgeon General Warns of Marijuana Harm to Adolescents

At an August press conference, Surgeon General Jerome Adams addressed his new advisory on marijuana use in adolescence by stating, "While the perceived harm of marijuana is decreasing, the scary truth is that the actual potential for harm is increasing.”

The U.S. Surgeon General’s advisory reports that the increased risk of harm is due to marijuana’s distorted and dangerous perception of safety among youth and growing availability in various forms and high potencies...

According to the report, the marijuana commonly available today is much stronger than the past, consisting of a THC concentration level that has increased three-fold between 1995 and 2014. Today, concentrated marijuana products may contain up to 75% THC.

Research has shown that the greater amount of THC, the greater the risk of harm.

The advisory states that the regular use of marijuana in adolescence is linked to increased rates of school absence and dropout, as well as suicide attempts.

In a recent NPR interview, Adams warned, "Nearly 1 in 5 people who begin marijuana use during adolescence become addicted.” Frequent use of marijuana by adolescents can lead to declines in IQ, school performance, attention and memory.

The report also shows that in 2017 teens 12-17, reporting frequent use of marijuana, showed a 130% greater likelihood of misusing opioids.

The Surgeon General’s advisory declares a nationwide call to action to confront this growing risk. Adams asserts in the report that “targeted prevention programming are urgently needed to ensure that risks are clearly communicated and amplified by local, state and national organizations."

Sarah Ferraro Cunningham, PsyD, co-founder of Panaptic, a national leader in adolescent marijuana prevention, commends the Surgeon General for taking such a strong position of action.

“While most young people view marijuana as a safe drug, we are seeing a clear link between marijuana use and changes in the brain that are associated with problems such as anxiety, depression and motivation,” says Cunningham. “Panaptic is working with schools, healthcare organizations, parents and teens to help prevent these types of mental health issues for adolescents.”

The advisory report concludes, “It is critical to educate youth, as well as family members, school officials, state and local leaders, and health professionals, about the risks of marijuana, particularly as more states contemplate legalization.”

Richard Von Feldt, PsyD, co-founder of Panaptic adds, “We are taking on this national crisis by offering innovative marijuana prevention programs that empower teenagers to make healthier choices and advise parents and educational institutions on how to best support them.”

Yale University Selects Panaptic for NIDA-Funded Program

In February 2018, Panaptic was selected to join the inaugural year of a landmark program, Innovation to Impact at Yale University. Innovation to Impact, founded through a collaboration between Yale University and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), brings together leaders in substance use prevention and research across the country with the goal of impacting the national substance use crisis. Through Panaptic’s participation in this prestigious program, Panaptic will collaborate with other US leaders in substance use prevention to deliver innovative and effective marijuana prevention programs to our communities.

National Coalition of Girl's School Annual Conference "Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, & Entrepreneurs"

Panaptic has been selected to present at the 2019 Annual National Coalition of Girl's School's (NCGS) Conference, a three day event hosted at Westridge School in Los Angeles. The workshop entitled "What encourages girls to Dream, Dare, Do? Essential Steps for Partnering with students, parents, and educators to create a culture of Marijuana Prevention" will highlight research regarding the impact of marijuana use and vaping on girls' developing bodies and brains, share the most effective strategies for prevention at school, and review recommendations for empowering girls, parents, and educators to create a culture of health and prevention at school.

Panaptic Chosen as Keynote Speakers at 2019 NCAIS Nurses and Counselors Conference

As the keynote speakers at the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) 2019 Nurses and Counselors Conference, Panaptic's co-founders will address the growing need for schools to adopt innovative marijuana prevention programs in order to protect students and foster their leadership potential. The keynote address and follow-up breakout sessions will explore how to create a culture where teens, parents and educators can have productive conversations about the risks of marijuana use. Lastly, the trainings will address the current culture of marijuana use among young people, share research and insights regarding the impact of marijuana use on the developing body and brain, and provide an overview of best practices for screening, intervention and prevention strategies for use at school.

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Panaptic and University of San Francisco Share Prevention Strategies at 2019 CAIS School Head & Trustee Conference

On February 2, 2019, Panaptic and Dr. Shannon Gary, Dean of Students at University of San Francisco, have been selected to provide a targeted marijuana prevention education workshop to Heads of School and Trustee members of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). The workshop, entitled “Leadership Strategies in the Era of Marijuana Legalization: Partnering with Students, Parents, and Educators to Create a School-wide Culture of Prevention”, will address the current culture of marijuana use among young people, share research and insights regarding the impact of marijuana use and vaping on the developing body and brain, and provide an overview of the most effective strategies for prevention at school with tailored recommendations for engaging educators, educational leaders, parents, and students.

The Triangulum: How Can We Support Our Teens To Make Healthy Choices About Tobacco, Cannabis, and Vaping?

June 2, 2022 6:00 - 7:00pm PST

Dr. Cunningham will lead this 1-hour workshop. The webinar will introduce and review research surrounding tobacco, cannabis, and vaping and the impact that use can have on young people’s health, mental health and wellness, and life outcomes. Participants will explore cutting-edge research, discuss strategies for sharing information and addressing use with teens, and engage in Q & A with the presenters. This event is available to California residents only. (Spanish translation will be available)

The Triangulum: How Can We Support Our Teens To Make Healthy Choices About Tobacco, Cannabis, and Vaping?

May 25, 2022 6:00 - 7:00pm PST

Dr. Von Feldt will lead this 1-hour workshop. The webinar will introduce and review research surrounding tobacco, cannabis, and vaping and the impact that use can have on young people’s health, mental health and wellness, and life outcomes. Participants will explore cutting-edge research, discuss strategies for sharing information and addressing use with teens, and engage in Q & A with the presenters. This event is available to California residents only. (Spanish translation will be available)

Cannabis and Mental Health: How Can Cannabis Impact My Teen?

May 24, 2022 7:00 - 8:30pm PST

This 1.5-hour workshop workshop will offer information, support, and guidance to family members and adult allies who would like to learn more about how to best support their teens in making healthy choices related to cannabis and polysubstance use. Participants will briefly engage and discuss adolescent brain development and the impact of cannabis use and polysubstance use on brain functioning, mental health, and life outcomes. Participants will review protective factors and risk factors for problematic teen substance use, as well as recommended strategies for prevention conversations at home at various stages of development before one’s child or teen considers using. Intended audience: parents/ families, adult allies, providers who would like to learn more about how to guide & support families. This event is available to California residents only.(Spanish translation will be available)

Cannabis: Brief Intervention and Motivational Interviewing Skills

May 18, 2022 9:00 - 11:00am PST

This 2-hour workshop led by Dr. Sarah Cunningham, Co-Founder of Panaptic, will provide an orientation and review of the research regarding the impact of incorporating Motivational Interviewing into behavioral health practice. Participants will review the research surrounding Motivational Interviewing and teen, young adult, and adult substance use and mental health outcomes, and learn more about ways to incorporate Motivational Interviewing into behavioral health prevention and intervention efforts. This workshop series will introduce targeted Motivational Interviewing skills and include the opportunity for learners to increase their knowledge, skill, and confidence utilizing Motivational Interviewing via group discussion and in vivo practice. TIntended audience: Social workers, medical providers, educators, mental health providers, and school-based personnel.This event is available to California residents only.

Helping Spread the Word About the National Fentanyl Crisis

May 10th, 2022 6:30 - 7:30pm PST

In our committment to support our local communities, Panaptic's Co-Founder, Dr. Sarah Cunningham will be presenting with the Petaluma Police Department to to raise public awareness about the dangers of fentanyl.This webinar is open to Sonoma County residents only.

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Teen Marijuana Use and Vaping: Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Prevention at School

May 5th, 2022 9:00 - 10:00am EST

As a part of Panaptic's commitment to support schools and student wellness during the pandemic, Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt will offer a free webinar that focuses on providing a brief overview of research related to student marijuana use and its impact, as well as a review of top considerations for evidence-based prevention practices at school. This webinar is available to educators, school counselors, wellness leaders, and educational leaders.

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Cannabis and Mental Health

May 4, 2022 9:00 - 11:00am PST

This tailored 2-hour virtual professional training is designed to support behavioral health and substance use providers. Participants will receive a brief update regarding the research surrounding the impact of cannabis use on mental health throughout the lifespan, with a particular emphasis on adolescent mental health and brain development, mood disorders and psychosis, and suicidality. Participants will increase knowledge and skill regarding supporting clients, sharing information about cannabis use and its impact on mental health, and resources for continued learning and support. Intended audience: Behavioral/Mental health providers, social workers, school-based counselors. This event is available to California residents only.

Stanford University School of Medicine's Third Annual Teaching Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Conference: A focus on the Triangulum of Cannabis, Tobacco and Vaping

April 27-28, 2022 8:00am - 12:30pm PST

Panaptic has been selected by Stanford University to present this year at the Annual Teaching Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Conference. This seminar, entitled "Cannabis Use Throughout the Lifespan: A review of Current Research adn Strategies for Prevention" will be led by Panaptic Co-Founders, Drs. Sarah Cunningham and Richard Von Feldt. This event is open to conference attendees only.

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IMPACT Information Session for Sonoma County Middle & High Schools - Learn about this No Cost Opportunity!

April 13th, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST

The third of three information sessions led by Dr. Sarah Cunningham, to learn about the IMPACT Marijuana Prevention Program and how to become a County-funded IMPACT school. As part of this event, attendees will learn about what IMPACT Prevention offers schools including the innovative curriculum that aligns with National Health Education Standards and is accessible to students with disabilities, and removes the burden from educators to become experts or facilitate course material. In addition, you'll learn how Panaptic offers hands-on guidance and support at each stage of implementation. We will review our IMPACT results that show that students who have participated in the IMPACT program report more accurate attitudes and beliefs about marijuana use – which, in turn, has been demonstrated to change behavior. Lastly, we'll review County expectations of commitments for partner schools/school districts and provide next steps for interested schools/school districts. This webinar is intended for Sonoma County educators, school counselors, wellness leaders, and educational leaders.

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Teen Marijuana Use and Vaping: Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Prevention at School

April 12th, 2022 9:00 - 10:00am PST

As a part of Panaptic's commitment to support schools and student wellness during the pandemic, Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt will offer a free webinar that focuses on providing a brief overview of research related to student marijuana use and its impact, as well as a review of top considerations for evidence-based prevention practices at school. This webinar is available to educators, school counselors, wellness leaders, and educational leaders.

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Cannabis Use and Pregnancy: A Conversation for Expecting and New Parents

April 7, 2022 6:00 - 7:30pm PST

This 1.5-hour workshop will seek to create a safe and supportive space within which new parents, expecting mothers, and prospective parents can explore research and information regarding prenatal and maternal cannabis use and the potential impact upon maternal, perinatal, and child health. Participants will explore the conflicting messages that expecting parents can receive, and review where families can find research-based, trusted information about cannabis use and perinatal health. Participants will also discuss common stressors faced by women in pregnancy, such as anxiety, stress, and nausea, and explore ways to evaluate the potential risks associated with cannabis use during and after pregnancy.Intended audience: Expecting mothers, new parents, and prospective parents. This event is available to California residents only.(Spanish translation will be available).

IMPACT Information Session for Sonoma County Middle & High Schools - Learn about this No Cost Opportunity!

April 7th, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PST

The second of three information sessions led by Dr. Sarah Cunningham, to learn about the IMPACT Marijuana Prevention Program and how to become a County-funded IMPACT school. As part of this event, attendees will learn about what IMPACT Prevention offers schools including the innovative curriculum that aligns with National Health Education Standards and is accessible to students with disabilities, and removes the burden from educators to become experts or facilitate course material. In addition, you'll learn how Panaptic offers hands-on guidance and support at each stage of implementation. We will review our IMPACT results that show that students who have participated in the IMPACT program report more accurate attitudes and beliefs about marijuana use – which, in turn, has been demonstrated to change behavior. Lastly, we'll review County expectations of commitments for partner schools/school districts and provide next steps for interested schools/school districts. This webinar is intended for Sonoma County educators, school counselors, wellness leaders, and educational leaders.

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IMPACT Information Session for Sonoma County Middle & High Schools - Learn about this No Cost Opportunity!

April 7th, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PST

The second of three information sessions led by Dr. Sarah Cunningham, to learn about the IMPACT Marijuana Prevention Program and how to become a County-funded IMPACT school. As part of this event, attendees will learn about what IMPACT Prevention offers schools including the innovative curriculum that aligns with National Health Education Standards and is accessible to students with disabilities, and removes the burden from educators to become experts or facilitate course material. In addition, you'll learn how Panaptic offers hands-on guidance and support at each stage of implementation. We will review our IMPACT results that show that students who have participated in the IMPACT program report more accurate attitudes and beliefs about marijuana use – which, in turn, has been demonstrated to change behavior. Lastly, we'll review County expectations of commitments for partner schools/school districts and provide next steps for interested schools/school districts. This webinar is intended for Sonoma County educators, school counselors, wellness leaders, and educational leaders.

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Sonoma Academy: Student Training

April 4th, 2022

Panaptic is excited to support Sonoma Academy ninth grade students. Both Co-Founders of Panaptic, Drs. Sarah Cunningham and Richard Von Feldt will provide a dynamic student event which will explore current, peer-reviewed research about: the science of marijuana and brain development, the danger of vaping, the impact of marijuana use on mental health and academics, as well as how to recognize signs of an addiction and access resources for support. This event is for Sonoma Academy students only.

The Hun School of Princeton: Parent Training

March 29th, 2022

Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt will offer an advanced workshop for The Hun School of Princeton student’s parents. The live training is designed to address follow-up questions and concerns that arise after completing the IMPACT Parenting courses. This webinar will be based upon the results of E-Learning pre-and post-course surveys as well as questions submitted through the courses by parents, educators or students. This is a private event.

IMPACT Information Session for Sonoma County Middle & High Schools - Learn about this No Cost Opportunity!

March 28, 2022 12:00 - 1:00pm PST

The first of three information sessions led by Dr. Sarah Cunningham, to learn about the IMPACT Marijuana Prevention Program and how to become a County-funded IMPACT school. As part of this event, attendees will learn about what IMPACT Prevention offers schools including the innovative curriculum that aligns with National Health Education Standards and is accessible to students with disabilities, and removes the burden from educators to become experts or facilitate course material. In addition, you'll learn how Panaptic offers hands-on guidance and support at each stage of implementation. We will review our IMPACT results that show that students who have participated in the IMPACT program report more accurate attitudes and beliefs about marijuana use – which, in turn, has been demonstrated to change behavior. Lastly, we'll review County expectations of commitments for partner schools/school districts and provide next steps for interested schools/school districts. This webinar is intended for Sonoma County educators, school counselors, wellness leaders, and educational leaders.

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Cannabis and Perinatal Health: Short Conversations That Can Make a Difference

March 16, 2022 8:30 - 10:30am PST

This 2-hour workshop will introduce cutting-edge research surrounding cannabis use and pregnant women, addressing how prenatal and maternal cannabis use may impact mothers’ health outcomes and developmental outcomes for children. Participants will learn how to have brief conversations that can support mothers in making informed, healthy choices regarding cannabis, alcohol, and other substance use. Intended audience: Social workers, medical providers, mental health providers, and community members who support the perinatal health population. This event is available to California residents only. (2 CE's offered through the Board of Registered Nursing)

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Family and Adult Ally Workshop - The Triangulum: How Cannabis, Tobacco, and Vaping can Impact Your Teen

March 2, 2022 6:00 - 7:30pm PST

Dr. Von Feldt will lead this 1.5-hour workshop along with special guest, Marco Maro, Sonoma County Health Information Specialist. The webinar will introduce and review research surrounding tobacco, cannabis, and vaping and the impact that use can have on young people’s health, mental health and wellness, and life outcomes. Participants will explore cutting-edge research, discuss strategies for sharing information and addressing use with teens, and engage in Q & A with the presenters. This event is available to California residents only. (Spanish translation will be available)

The Association of Boarding Schools Event (TABS): "A Data-Driven Approach to Student Health & Wellness"

February 9, 2022 2:00 - 3:00pm EST

Dr. Sarah Cunningham and Lisa Roethling, Director of Counseling at The Hill School, will lead this one hour webinar on how do you know your clinical counseling is improving symptoms? How do you know all the prevention efforts are shifting behaviors around wellness? This presentation will deconstruct a village approach to targeting wellbeing concerns with students in real time and offer prevention and clinical tools that are evidence based to improve student wellbeing. (Offered to TABS members only)

Teen Workshop - What do I need to know about Cannabis, Tobacco, and Vaping?

January 26, 2022 4:00 - 5:30pm PST

Dr. Von Feldt will lead this 1.5-hour workshop along with special guests, Marco Caro, Sonoma County Health Information Specialist, and Riya Ramakrishnan, Founder of Teens for Tobacco Education. Dr. Von Feldt will introduce and review research surrounding tobacco, cannabis, and vaping and the impact that use can have on young people’s health, mental health and wellness, and life outcomes. Participants will explore cutting-edge research, discuss where teens can find helpful, trusted information, and have the opportunity to engage in Q & A with the presenters.

Teen Marijuana Use and Vaping: Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Prevention at School

January 19, 2022 4:30 - 5:30pm EST

As a part of Panaptic's commitment to support schools and student wellness during the pandemic, Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt will offer a free webinar that focuses on providing a brief overview of research related to student marijuana use and its impact, as well as a review of top considerations for evidence-based prevention practices at school. This webinar is available to educators, school counselors, wellness leaders, and educational leaders.

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Creating a Culture of Prevention at School: Small Conversations that have a Big Impact

December 13, 2021 12:00 - 1:00pm EST

As a part of Panaptic's commitment to support schools and student wellness during the pandemic, Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt will offer a free webinar introducing a holistic, public-health informed approach to creating a culture of prevention and support at school. Participants will review research findings that highlight common concerns faced by students today, and discuss evidence-based strategies for brief conversations with students that have demonstrated impact on student wellbeing. This webinar is available to educators, school counselors, wellness leaders, and educational leaders.

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The Hill School: Parent Training

December 9, 2021

Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt will offer an advanced workshop for Hill School student’s parents. The live training is designed to address follow-up questions and concerns that arise after completing the IMPACT Parenting courses. This webinar will be based upon the results of E-Learning pre-and post-course surveys as well as questions submitted through the courses by parents, educators or students.

International High School of San Francisco and French American School

December 6, 2021

Panaptic is excited to return to the International High School of San Francisco and French American International School to provide two marijuana prevention virtual e-seminars to support families/parents and 9th grade students. The dynamic student event and in-depth parent training will offer participants the opportunity to explore current, peer-reviewed research about: the science of marijuana and brain development, the danger of vaping, the impact of marijuana use on mental health and academics, as well as how to recognize signs of an addiction and access resources for support. The parent training will also focus on how to engage in productive conversations with their teens on those topics.

Teen Marijuana Use and Vaping: Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Prevention at School

November 19, 2021 4:00 - 5:00pm EST

As a part of Panaptic's commitment to support schools and student wellness during the pandemic, Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt will offer a free webinar that focuses on providing a brief overview of research related to student marijuana use and its impact, as well as a review of top considerations for evidence-based prevention practices at school. This webinar is available to educators, school counselors, wellness leaders, and educational leaders.

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The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) Annual Conference

November 3, 2021

Panaptic has been selected to present at the 2021 The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) Annual Conference, a three-day summit in Boston, MA. The workshop entitled "Using Science to Bolster Mental Health" will be offered in partnership with The Hill School’s Director of Counseling, Lisa Roethling, and Student Life Coordinator, Laura McConney. The workshop will highlight real-life examples of utilizing data and evidence-based strategies to create a culture of wellness at school, including Panaptic's IMPACT Marijuana Prevention Program. The workshop aims to deconstruct a community-based approach to targeting student well-being concerns and review easy-to-implement prevention programs for middle school and high school students.

The Hun School of Princeton

September 2, 2021—(Cancelled due to weather. New date TBD)

Dr. Cunningham will lead several in-depth trainings for faculty, staff and student leaders aimed to complement existing IMPACT prevention programming and to strengthen participants ability to support students in caring for their overall wellbeing.

Association of Independent Schools of New England's 2021 Annual Health & Wellness Conference

Panaptic has been selected to present at the 2021 AISNE Annual Health & Wellness Conference. Dr. Cunningham, Dr. Von Feldt and Lisa Roethling, Director of Counseling at The Hill School, will review how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted student marijuana use, draw upon cutting-edge research updates to share regarding the impact of marijuana use on student health and wellness, and introduce strategies for effective, evidence-based prevention methods at school that have the potential to reach the entire independent school community.

Sonoma County Prevention Workshop: Cannabis and Maternal Health - Strategies for Screening and Brief Intervention

June 23, 2021

Panaptic will partner with Sonoma County's Health & Human Services Department of Prevention to offer a workshop for medical providers, mental health providers, social workers and other community partners focused on increasing knowledge, skill and confidence utilizing best practices for screening and brief intervention for cannabis use in the maternal health population. Participants will engage an in-depth training focused on incorporating evidence-based methods, including the Motivational Interviewing approach.

Sonoma County Prevention Workshop: Cannabis and Maternal Health

June 9, 2021

Panaptic will partner with Sonoma County's Health & Human Services Department of Prevention to offer a workshop for medical providers, mental health providers, social workers and community members focused on the impact of cannabis use on maternal health, fetal health and childhood outcomes. Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt will provide a review of the current research surrounding cannabis use and pregnancy, maternal health and developmental outcomes for infants and children.

Sonoma County Prevention Workshop: Marijuana and Your Teen

May 12, 2021—3:30 - 5:00pm PT

Virtual Online Training. Intended Audience: Parents/families; adult allies; providers who would like to learn more about how to guide and support families. Strategies for prevention conversations at home at various developmental stages. Forms of use, potency and vaping. Impacts on adolescent brain development, brain functioning, mental health and life outcomes.

Teen Marijuana Use and Vaping: Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Prevention at School

May 7, 2021—9:00 - 10:00am ET

As a part of Panaptic's commitment to support schools and student wellness during the pandemic, Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt will offer a free webinar that focuses on providing a brief overview of research related to student marijuana use and its impact, as well as a review of top considerations for evidence-based prevention practices at school. This webinar is available to educators, school counselors, wellness leaders, and educational leaders.

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Association of Independent Schools of New England's Annual Health & Wellness Conference

May 5, 2021—12:00 - 1:00pm ET

Panaptic will be partnering with Lisa Roethling, Director of Counseling at The Hill School, to provide AISNE schools with a dynamic virtual presentation. Ms. Roethling, Dr. Cunningham and Dr. Von Feldt will review how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted student marijuana use, draw upon cutting-edge research updates to share regarding the impact of marijuana use on student health and wellness, and introduce strategies for effective, evidence-based prevention methods at school that have the potential to reach the entire independent school community.

Prevention E-seminar: The Hill School

April 26, 2021—7:00 - 8:15pm ET

Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt will lead the in-depth family/parent workshop to provide participants with current, peer-reviewed research about: the science of marijuana and brain development, the danger of vaping, the impact of marijuana use on mental health and academics, as well as how to have helpful prevention conversations with their teens. This virtual e-seminar is designed to support families who will also engage Panaptic's IMPACT Marijuana Prevention Program in partnership with The Hill School.

Sonoma County Prevention Workshop: Marijuana and Your School Community

April 14, 2021—4:00 - 5:30pm PT

Virtual Online Training. Intended Audience: Mental health providers; educators; school personnel/administrators; social workers. Impact on developing adolescent brain, academic performance, mental health and life outcomes. Best practice strategies for supporting students. Forms of use, potency and vaping.

Sonoma County Prevention Workshop: Marijuana and Mental Health

April 14, 2021—8:30 - 10:30am PT

Virtual Online Training. Intended Audience: Mental health providers; educators; school personnel/administrators; social workers. CEU's may be available. Impacts of use throughout lifespan focus on adolescent mental health, brain development, mood disorders, psychosis and geriatric mental health. How best to support clients. Resources for continued learning and support. Forms of use, potency and vaping.

Sonoma County Prevention Workshop: Marijuana - What Teens Really Want to Know

March 10, 2021—3:30 - 4:30pm PT

April 21, 2021—3:30 - 4:30pm PT

Virtual Online Training. Intended Audience: Middle/high school/college students. How to make sense of information on social media. Answers to common questions posed by teens. Impact on adolescent brain development. Forms of use, potency and vaping.

Prevention Workshop: Teen Marijuana Use and Vaping

February 25, 2021—1 - 2pm PT

Free Virtual Online Training. Current trends of teen marijuana use and vaping. Evidence-based strategies using science and dialogue to empower prevention efforts. Top 5 ways educators can be more effective when it comes to talking about prevention with their students.

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Sonoma County Prevention Workshop: Marijuana 101

February 24, 2021—3:30 - 4:30pm PT

Virtual Online Training. Intended Audience: Middle/high school/college students; parents/families; adult allies; educators; and healthcare/mental health professionals. Impact of use on brain functioning, academic performance, mental health and life outcomes. Neuroscience and the developing adolescent brain. Forms of use, potency and vaping.

International High School of San Francisco and French American School

December 7, 2020

October 28, 2020

Panaptic is excited to return to the International High School of San Francisco and French American International School to provide two marijuana prevention virtual e-seminars to support families/parents and 9th grade students. The dynamic student event and in-depth parent training will offer participants the opportunity to explore current, peer-reviewed research about: the science of marijuana and brain development, the danger of vaping, the impact of marijuana use on mental health and academics, as well as how to recognize signs of an addiction and access resources for support. The parent training will also focus on how to engage in productive conversations with their teens on those topics.

The Hun School of Princeton

October 5, 2020

Panaptic will be offering a virtual prevention e-seminar for families of The Hun School of Princeton. Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt will lead the in-depth family/parent workshop to provide participants with current, peer-reviewed research about: the science of marijuana and brain development, the danger of vaping, the impact of marijuana use on mental health and academics, as well as how to have helpful prevention conversations with their teens. This virtual e-seminar is designed to support families who will also engage Panaptic's IMPACT Marijuana Prevention Program in partnership with The Hun School.

Let's Talk Marijuana and Vaping: An evening for Young People and their Adults, Sonoma County

Petaluma Junior High School, Petaluma, CA—January 23,2020

Healdsburg Junior High School, Healdsburg, CA—March 3, 2020

Brook Haven Middle School, Sebastopol, CA—March 11, 2020

Lawrence Jones Middle School, Rohnert Park, CA—March 24, 2020

Forestville Union School District Forestville, CA—April 22, 2020

The marijuana and vaping prevention workshop will span 1½ hours and is designed to reach teens and pre-teens and the adults in their lives. The evening which offers split trainings specific for parents and teenager will cover topics like the current culture and beliefs regarding marijuana use and vaping, neuroscience research regarding the basic functions of the brain and the impact of marijuana use and vaping on the teenage brain, the short- and long-term impact of marijuana use and vaping on the brain, the impact of marijuana use on academic performance, athletic performance, emotional health, and life outcomes. In addition, the workshop will cover the common questions many teens and parents ask, such as potency differences and whether marijuana is addictive and considerations regarding medicinal marijuana and over-the-counter CBD.

Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS) Webinar (ACIS members only)

February 21, 2020

Protecting Student Well-Being and Success: Understanding the Impact of Marijuana Use and Vaping

New York State Association of Independent School (NYSAIS) Webinar (NYSAIS members only)

February 12, 2020

Protecting Student Well-Being and Success: Understanding the Impact of Marijuana Use and Vaping

Sonoma County Indian Health Project

November 20, 2019

The Era of Marijuana Legalization: Research and best practices for working with adolescents and adults

San Francisco French American School/International High School

October 21, 2019

Panaptic was selected to provide two live trainings, one for 9th grade students and another for their parents. Led by Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt, the dynamic student event and in-depth parent training provided participants with current, peer-reviewed research about the science of marijuana and brain development, danger of vaping, impact of marijuana use on mental health and academics, as well as how to recognize signs of an addiction and how to access resources for support. The parent training also focused on how to engage in productive conversations with your teen on those topics.

Sonoma County Department of Human Services

October 8, 2019

The Era of Marijuana Legalization: Research and best practices for working with adolescents and adults

Sonoma County Department of Behavioral Health

October 2, 2019

The Era of Marijuana Legalization: Research and best practices for working with adolescents and adults

Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry

July 9th, 2019

Co-Founder, Dr. Richard Von Feldt will provide psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and marriage and family therapists with a Continuing Education on the changing culture of marijuana and the impact on mental health care. Dr. Von Feldt will share current research on the science of marijuana on brain functioning, impact on mental health, and provide an overview of best practices for screening and intervention strategies.

National Coalition of Girl's School Annual Conference "Dream, Dare, Do: Girls as Makers, Inventors, Engineers, & Entrepreneurs"

June 24-26, 2019

Panaptic has been selected to present at the 2019 Annual National Coalition of Girl's School's (NCGS) Conference, a three day event hosted at Westridge School in Los Angeles. The workshop entitled "What encourages girls to Dream, Dare, Do? Essential Steps for Partnering with students, parents, and educators to create a culture of Marijuana Prevention" will highlight research regarding the impact of marijuana use and vaping on girls’ developing bodies and brains, share the most effective strategies for prevention at school, and review recommendations for empowering girls, parents, and educators to create a culture of health and prevention at school.

Kaiser Permanente, Post-Master's Fellowship Training

April 25th, 2019

Co-Founder, Dr. Richard Von Feldt will provide Post-Masters Fellows with an in-depth training on the science of marijuana, impact on brain functioning and mental health, and review the best practices for screening and intervention strategies.

The Hun School of Princeton, Health Fair Day

April 3rd, 2019

Panaptic is pleased to join the first Annual Hun School of Princeton, Health Fair Day to provide targeted and engaging trainings to upper class students about the science of marijuana. The interactive classes will deepen student's understanding about the short and long term impacts of marijuana use on mental wellness, academic performance, and athletics and empower them to make health choices.

NCAIS Nurses and Counselors Conference

March 8, 2019

As the keynote speakers at the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS), Panaptic's co-founders will address why a new paradigm for marijuana prevention is needed in order to protect today's teens and foster their leadership potential. The keynote and several workshops will explore how to create a culture where teens, parents and educators can have productive conversations about the risks of marijuana use. Lastly, the trainings will address the current culture of marijuana use among young people, share research and insights regarding the impact of marijuana use on the developing body and brain, and provide an overview of best practices for screening, intervention and prevention strategies for use on campus.

Conference Details

Santa Rosa Junior College Annual Mental Health Training

February 26th, 2019

Panaptic was selected to present at Santa Rosa Junior College's Annual Mental Health event targeting mental health professionals in Sonoma County. The training entitled, "Working with Clients who use Cannabis: Challenges and Approaches for Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment will address the complexities of treating clients who use marijuana medicinally and recreationally and offer helpful approaches for screening, motivational interviewing, and treatment planning.

The Hun School of Princeton

February 12th, 2019

Education geared towards empowering freshman and sophomore boarding students about their relationship to marijuana. The training will enlighten students about the real science of marijuana and how it can impact their mental wellness, academic performance and career trajectory.

Parenting in the Era of Marijuana Legalization

Dec. 3, 2018-March 5, 2019

Designed to help parents and guardians address how to protect their teens in a culture that increasingly views marijuana as harmless. Trainings will empower the community by helping close the gap between popular beliefs of marijuana and current scientific evidence.

Panaptic and University of San Francisco Share Prevention Strategies at 2019 CAIS School Head & Trustee Conference

February 2, 2019

Panaptic and Dr. Shannon Gary, Dean of Students at University of San Francisco, have been selected to provide a targeted marijuana prevention education workshop to Heads of School and Trustee members of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). The workshop, entitled “Leadership Strategies in the Era of Marijuana Legalization: Partnering with Students, Parents, and Educators to Create a School-wide Culture of Prevention”, will address the current culture of marijuana use among young people, share research and insights regarding the impact of marijuana use and vaping on the developing body and brain, and provide an overview of the most effective strategies for prevention at school with tailored recommendations for engaging educators, educational leaders, parents, and students.

Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)

April 16, 2018: PA

Protecting Student Well-Being and Success: Understanding the Impact of Marijuana Use. Webinar for Heads of School, Educational Leaders, Student Wellness Counselors, Educators, and Trustees

Our workshop will address the current culture of marijuana use among young people, share research and insights regarding the impact of marijuana use on the developing body and brain, and provide an overview of best practices for screening, intervention, and prevention strategies for use on campus. Participants will engage cutting-edge research and material to develop the tools necessary to protect their student body from the risks of frequent marijuana use — so that all of our students can reach their fullest leadership potential.

Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry

Summer 2018: Santa Rosa, CA

Continuing Education for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and family therapists to provided a comprehensive overview of the culture of marijuana and why it is so misunderstood, negative impact of frequent use on brain functioning, and methods to improve screening efforts and identify problematic use.

Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS)

January 31, 2018: CO

Protecting Student Well-Being and Success: Understanding the Impact of Marijuana Use Webinar for Heads of School, Educational Leaders, Student Wellness Counselors, Educators, and Trustees.

Our workshop will address the current culture of marijuana use among young people, share research and insights regarding the impact of marijuana use on the developing body and brain, and provide an overview of best practices for screening, intervention, and prevention strategies for use on campus. Participants will engage cutting-edge research and material to develop the tools necessary to protect their student body from the risks of frequent marijuana use — so that all of our students can reach their fullest leadership potential.

California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)

January 27, 2018: San Francisco, CA

Annual Trustee and School Head Conference

Panaptic and University of San Francisco present on the strategies for marijuana prevention, lessons learned from higher education, and how to stay proactive as we approach recreational legalization in 2018.

This presentation will introduce cutting-edge research surrounding the impact of marijuana use on student wellness and life outcomes, review successes and challenges experienced by leaders in higher education, and provide time for Q&A with Dr. Richard Von Feldt, Dr. Sarah Cunningham, and Dr. Shannon Gary.

Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine

January 16, 2018: Santa Rosa, CA

Continuing Education for physicians to provide a comprehensive overview of the addictive nature of marijuana, negative impact on brain functioning and medical consequences from frequent use, current research about medical marijuana, and short and long term psychological risks of frequent use on adults and adolescents.

Northwest Association of Independent Schools. Fall Educators Conference

October 13, 2017: Tacoma, WA

Marijuana Use in Our Schools: Understanding the Impact on Student Success, Well-Being, and Leadership

Our workshop will address the current culture of marijuana use among young people, share research and insights regarding the impact of marijuana use on the developing body and brain, and provide an overview of best practices for screening, intervention, and prevention strategies for use on campus. Participants will engage cutting-edge research and material to develop the tools necessary to protect their student body from the risks of frequent marijuana use — so that all of our students can reach their fullest leadership potential.

Northern California Symposium on Marijuana

April 4, 2017: San Francisco, CA

Marijuana on Campus: A comprehensive training program on assessment, prevention and policy hosted by Panaptic and the University of San Francisco:

This regional symposium brings together leaders in higher education, student services professionals and mental health providers serving college and university students to inform, collaborate and apply innovative strategies to address marijuana use in the college student population.

Panaptic will lead education sessions focusing on the current culture of marijuana use, research and insights regarding the impact of both recreational and medicinal use, addressing common cultural misconceptions, policy recommendations and using cutting-edge research to improve screening and prevention efforts in higher education.

2022 Cannabis Action Conference (CANNACT) - Teen Cannabis Use and Vaping: Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Prevention

September 20th, 2022

In our committment to support non-profit national prevention organizations, Panaptic's Co-Founders, Drs. Sarah Cunningham and Richard Von Feldt are honored to speak at the fifth annual CannAct Conference (formerly Public Health-Marijuana Summit). This conference brings public health professionals, prevention specialists, equity advocates, public safety professionals, tobacco prevention professionals, partners, and other advocates together virtually to discuss the new and changing legalized cannabis landscape in our communities. In our workshop we will introduce the top considerations when understanding the impact of cannabis use on teens today, such as variations in potency and methods of use, changes in perceptions of risk, the impact on the adolescent brain, and the link between adolescent use upon mental health and wellbeing. Participants will review evidence-based recommendations for innovative and effective approaches to marijuana prevention. Participants will also learn about the ways that Panaptic has utilized their IMPACT Marijuana Prevention Program to offer innovative and engaging cannabis prevention programming to schools and communities.

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Petaluma City Schools Event - The Triangulum: How Can We Support Our Teens To Make Healthy Choices About Tobacco, Cannabis, and Vaping?

September 21, 2022 5:30 - 7:00pm PST

Dr. Cunningham will lead this 1.5-hour in person event that will introduce and review research surrounding tobacco, cannabis, and vaping and the impact that use can have on young people’s health, mental health and wellness, and life outcomes. Participants will explore cutting-edge research, discuss strategies for sharing information and addressing use with teens, and engage in Q & A with the presenters. To support this event, Petaluma People Services and Narcotics Anonymous for Schools will have recources available. This event is intended for Petaluma City School students, families, adult alies, and interested Sonoma County residents. Location is Casa Grande High School in their Multi-Purpose Room. No registration necessary. (Spanish translation will be available)

Serving and Accrediting Independent Schools (SAIS) Event, "Teen Marijuana Use and Vaping: Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Prevention at School"

October 4th, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm PST

This 1 hour workshop led by Panaptic's Co-Founders, Drs. Sarah Cunninghm and Richard Von Feldt. The webinar will introduce the top considerations when understanding the impact of marijuana use on students today, such as variations in potency and methods of use, changes in perceptions of risk, the impact on the adolescent brain, and the link between adolescent use upon mental health and wellbeing. Participants will review evidence-based recommendations for innovative and effective approaches to marijuana prevention at school. Intended audience: independent school educators, educational leaders, nurses, counselors, directors of counseling.

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Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) Wellness Series Event

November 3rd, 2022 10:00 - 11:30pam PST

Panaptic has been selected to present for PAIS's 2022 Wellness Series. The workshop entitled "Using Science to Bolster Mental Health" will be offered in partnership with The Hill School’s Director of Counseling, Lisa Roethling, and Student Life Coordinator, Laura McConney. The workshop will highlight real-life examples of utilizing data and evidence-based strategies to create a culture of wellness at school, including Panaptic's IMPACT Marijuana Prevention Program. The workshop aims to deconstruct a community-based approach to targeting student well-being concerns and review easy-to-implement prevention programs for middle school and high school students. Intended audience: PAIS members only.

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Perinatal Health Workshop in Partnership with LA Best Babies Network

November 14, 2022 9:00 - 10:30am PST

Did you know that recent studies suggest that prenatal cannabis use has increased by 25% since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic? Women who use cannabis during pregnancy often share that they utilize cannabis to address stress, anxiety, and nausea. Researchers have called upon professionals working with pregnant women to educate about the harms of prenatal cannabis use, support women to quit, and provide resources for stress reduction. Panaptic Co-Founder, Dr. Sarah Cunningham will teach this 1.5-hour workshop for providers and introduce cutting-edge research surrounding cannabis use and pregnant women, addressing how prenatal and maternal cannabis use may impact mothers’ health outcomes and developmental outcomes for children. Participants will learn how to have brief conversations that can support mothers in making informed, healthy choices regarding cannabis use. Intendeded audience: Parent coaches, social workers, medical providers, mental health providers, and community members who support the perinatal health population in the greater Los Angeles area.

Sonoma Academy Parent Event

January 15, 2023

Panaptic is excited to support one of our thriving local independent schools Sonoma Academy. Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt will offer an advanced workshop for student’s parents. The live training is designed to address follow-up questions and concerns that arise after their teens attend our student training earlier in the year. The parent training will also focus on how to engage in productive conversations with their teens on cannabis's impact on brain functioning. This is a private event.

North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) Wellness Series Events

January and February, 2023

Panaptic is thrilled to return to NCAIS to offer a series of three wellness trainings. Drs. Cunningham and Von Feldt are excited to be joined on January 19th by Ms. Lisa Roethling, who has served as the Director of Counseling at The Hill School since 2019. Lisa is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addictions Therapist, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. More information about these events will be posted shortly. Intended audience: NCAIS members only.

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