Toolkit

University of Calgary’s Cannabis Café: Education and Harm Reduction Initiative – Facilitator’s Guide

2020

University of Calgary’s Cannabis Café: Education and Harm Reduction Initiative – Facilitator’s Guide

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This toolkit was developed by the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Nursing.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:

The Cannabis Café is an education-based resource targeted for post-secondary students that has been developed in consultation with students, researchers, clinicians, and campus-based mental health providers. The Cannabis Café consists of three major activities; Trivia, a World Café, and goal setting. This resource facilitates meaningful and evidence-informed conversations on the topic of cannabis and aims to provide students with opportunities to discuss (1) science-based information versus misinformation, (2) personal experiences and beliefs, and (3) cannabis-related stereotypes.

The resource promotes the dissemination of research-based recommendations to reduce cannabis-related harm among students. Within the Cannabis Café are components of brief preventive programs demonstrated to be effective in the literature at reducing substance related harm on post-secondary campuses.

This facilitator’s guide provides a detailed description of the Cannabis Café and provides supporting materials so that others can replicate this initiative at their respective location or institution. Given that implementation of the program can involve various campuses and local community members, the guide is designed for students, student wellness staff, and instructors/ professors. A brief summary of relevant background information on the topic of cannabis is also included along with recommendations for delivery of the Cannabis Café and a customizable satisfaction survey.

Smith, J., Mader, J., Smith, J., Smith, J., & Winters, K. (2020). University of Calgary’s Cannabis Cafe: Education and Harm Reduction Initiative – Facilitator’s Guide. University of Calgary. https://live-ucalgary.ucalgary.ca/sites/default/files/teams/148/cannabis-cafe-guide.pdf

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