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Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is holding an enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning. This 7-week distance learning series offers participants a unique, interactive experience to explore how to develop a sustainability plan.

Session dates and times:

​1:00 pm –2:30 pm Pacific
Session 1 - April 7
Session 2 - April 14
Session 3 - April 21
Session 4 - April 28
Session 5 - May 12
Session 6 - May 19
Session 7- May 26

This training is free. Only 15 spots available. See training flier for more information.

Date and Time: 
April 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to May 26, 2020 - 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
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POSTPONED - 9th Annual Native Harm Reduction Summit

POSTPONED - 9th Annual Native Harm Reduction Summit

"Sharing our knowledge and healing together: Addressing substance use, harm reduction, HIV, viral hepatitis, TB, STIs and overdose." 

The Annual Native Harm Reduction Summit provides an opportunity for health care, chemical health, and social service providers; and community members to focus on the intersectionality of health equity and social justice related to hepatitis C, HIV, and drug use in Tribal, Urban Indian, and rural communities.

Summit tracks:

  • Harm Reduction
  • Infectious Disease
  • Opioids
  • Culture
  • Recovery and Resiliency 

To receive more information about the conference, please email summit@whiteearth-nsn.gov .

Date and Time: 
April 27, 2020 (All day) to May 1, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Shooting Star Casino, 777 SE Casino Road, Mahnomen, MN
 
 
POSTPONED - MENTOR Washington Spring Symposium

POSTPONED - MENTOR Washington Spring Symposium

Spring is around the corner; the MENTOR Washington Conference is around the corner.

MENTOR Washington’s statewide conference is a great place to reinvigorate, rediscover, learn new approaches, and share with youth mentoring peers from across the state. MENTOR Washington will bring together individuals who represent the statewide mentoring movement, including practitioners, youth program providers and programs that serve youth who have been in foster care or youth who have been involved in the juvenile justice system.

Location and core theme coming soon.  Contact Pamila Gant at:  pgant@mentorwashington.org / 425-679-5562.

Date and Time: 
May 1, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
TBA
 
Webinar: June 1-12 Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

Webinar: June 1-12 Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

As a substance misuse prevention professional, we regularly face situations that require us to make ethical decisions. Often it is clear how to act ethically; sometimes it is not.

This moderated online course explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics, brought to life with realistic examples designed to enhance participant understanding. The course also introduces a decision-making process to help practitioners apply this code to a variety of ethical dilemmas, and an online discussion area to facilitate discussion with other course participants.

Price: $115

Length: 6 hours over 2 weeks

Certification: This ethics training has been endorsed by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and meets the IC&RC’s prevention ethics education requirement for prevention specialist credentialing. Certificates for training hours provided.

Registration Deadline: May 28

On checkout, use the code Discount2020Ethics for 15% off the listed price.

Date and Time: 
May 1, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Shaping policy and practice through advocacy

Webinar: Shaping policy and practice through advocacy

As codified in the NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics, addiction professionals are called to advocate on behalf of clients at the individual, group, institutional, and societal levels. In this presentation, we will examine the central policy discussions surrounding the addiction profession in Washington, DC. We will also explore the critical role advocacy plays in shaping the delivery of treatment and recovery services. Finally, we will look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the addiction profession in Congress and across the federal agencies.

Learning objectives

  • Demonstrate the intersection of advocacy, policy and practice.
  • Analyze environment for policy opportunities now and in the new Congress.
  • Identify strategies for influencing Congress and federal agencies.
Date and Time: 
May 1, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Webinar: Getting to Know INDEPTH (Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco, and Health)

Webinar: Getting to Know INDEPTH (Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco, and Health)

Please join the American Lung Association in Washington for a one-hour webinar on May 1st at 12-1pm PST to learn about Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health (INDEPTH) and how you can bring it to your school or community.

INDEPTH is a new, convenient alternative to suspension or citation program that helps schools and communities address teen vaping and tobacco use in a more supportive way. Join to learn about INDEPTH, how to get started with the program, and what it can look like in practice. Guest speakers will share their experiences implementing INDEPTH and the program will conclude with a Q+A with all speakers.

Speakers:

  • Emma Gossard, MPH, CHES, Health Promotions Coordinator at the American Lung Association in Washington
  • Sarah Music, Prevention Health Specialist at RiverStone Health (MT)
  • Eden Sowards, CHES, Prevention Health Specialist at RiverStone Health (MT)
  • Kim Nygard, BA, CPPT, Prevention/Intervention Specialist at Heidi’s Promise (WA)

The webinar will be recorded and may be viewed at a later date. Contact Emma.Gossard@Lung.org with questions.

Date and Time: 
May 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is holding an enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning. This 7-week distance learning series offers participants a unique, interactive experience to explore how to develop a sustainability plan.

Session dates and times:

​1:00 pm –2:30 pm Pacific
Session 1 - April 7
Session 2 - April 14
Session 3 - April 21
Session 4 - April 28
Session 5 - May 12
Session 6 - May 19
Session 7- May 26

This training is free. Only 15 spots available. See training flier for more information.

Date and Time: 
April 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to May 26, 2020 - 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
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Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

Explore the six principles of the prevention Code of Ethics, brought to life with real-world examples. Endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), this two-week moderated course meets the IC@RC prevention ethics requirement for prevention specialist certification.

Cost: $115. When checking out, use the code Discount2020Ethics for a 15% discount. 

Date and Time: 
May 4, 2020 - 6:00am to May 15, 2020 - 2:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Online
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Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Self-care in a time of crisis, part 1

Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Self-care in a time of crisis, part 1

Hosted by the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network. A series: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment will be held Mondays and Fridays from May 4, 2020 to June 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

 

Topic: Self-care in a time of crisis:

  • Monday, May 4 – Part 1
  • Friday, May 8 – Part 2

 

Date and Time: 
May 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Community of practice: Adjusting parenting programs

Community of practice: Adjusting parenting programs

Ramping up your implementation kits for family programs.

Hosted by Washington State University Extension.

Date and Time: 
May 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Suicide prevention across the educational continuum: Suicide interventions and response for youth experiencing serious emotional disturbance

Webinar: Suicide prevention across the educational continuum: Suicide interventions and response for youth experiencing serious emotional disturbance

pecial consideration must be given to engaging in suicide intervention and response for youth and adolescents. This session will provide participants with an overview of best practices for addressing suicidal behaviors and thoughts for youth and adolescents experiencing Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). Focus will be placed on understanding the definition of SED, engaging in interdisciplinary care for SED youth, best practices for working with youth experiencing SED and their families, and implications for suicide intervention and prevention with this population.

Date and Time: 
May 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Listening session and strategic discussion: American Indian/Alaska Native communities: Trauma-responsive approaches to support the communities

Listening session and strategic discussion: American Indian/Alaska Native communities: Trauma-responsive approaches to support the communities

Listening session and strategic discussion series: Emerging issues around COVID-19 and social determinants of health for the substance use prevention, treatment and recovery workforces

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, and the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network are facilitating a FREE, national online discussion and resource sharing opportunity for the substance use (SU) prevention, treatment, and recovery workforces focused on emerging issues around social determinants of health (SDH) and COVID-19.

Overview: Join us to huddle with other SU prevention, treatment, and recovery workforce professionals and engage around key emerging issues related to SDH, strategize and share ways to address these issues, and identify key tools and resources useful to the field. We will host one initial open Listening Session (90 minutes) to frame the upcoming Strategic Discussions and share key resources. This Listening Session will be followed by a series of Strategic Discussions (60 minutes) where invited speakers from the field will discuss emerging issues, strategize and share ways to address these issues, and identify key tools and resources useful to the field. Listening Session will not be recorded, but we will capture key themes from the conversation to share. The five Strategic Discussions will be recorded and uploaded to the SDH & COVID Discussion Series web-pages, along with other tools and resources, on the ATTC Network site and the PTTC Network site.

The series will feature:

  • Live, 90-minute Listening Session via Zoom video conferencing to frame emerging issues and use discussion as a tool to empower the SU prevention, treatment, and recovery workforces to identify strategies and emerging best practices.
  • Live 45-60-minute strategic discussions twice a week focused on data and strategies to address the emerging issues of specific population groups.
  • Each Listening Session will include at least 45 minutes of structured conversation and information exchange and share key resources and lessons learned.
  • Each Strategic Discussion will engage people actively addressing issues of SDH in the field, along with a panel of experienced providers and others addressing SDH.
  • Key themes and resources will be collected from each session to support the work of the SU prevention, treatment and recovery workforces.
  • Training tools, checklists, and other relevant resources

Who Should Attend?

All substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery workforce professionals.

Registration

No registration required for the live sessions. Simply click on the zoom link at the appropriate date and time to join the discussion. No CEs or certificates of attendance will be provided for these sessions.

Join one, two, three … or all of the live sessions, no prerequisites or required attendance. Customize the experience to meet your needs; combine your live session attendance with session briefs from previous sessions. Session briefs will be posted to both ATTC Network & PTTC Network sites for easy access. 

Resources: 

Please visit our COVID-19 pandemic response resources for both the ATTC & PTTC Networks for helpful resources related to substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery:

When?

Date and Time: 
May 5, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
File attachments: 
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
DBHR COVID-19 call for behavioral health providers

DBHR COVID-19 call for behavioral health providers

The Health Care Authority (HCA) appreciates your concern for a virus that we are still learning about. Please remember to take care of yourself as well as those you serve.

HCA's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) will host a weekly webinar for providers of mental health, substance use, and problem gambling services.  

The agenda will be developed each Monday based on what we know about COVID-19, and its relationship related to prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. Representatives from the Department of Health and SAMHSA will join the call when they can.

Providers will have the opportunity to ask questions and share strategies with one another.

If you have additional questions after the webinar you can reach out to HCADBHRBHCOVID19@hca.wa.gov. Remember to type your question topic in the subject line. 

Date and Time: 
May 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Cultural awareness: Understanding, insight and communication

Cultural awareness: Understanding, insight and communication

For all levels and professions engaging with tribes—individually or at the organizational level, from beginner to advanced. This half-day intensive mixes lively lecture with easy participant exercises leading toward an integrated tool set for real-world Tribal engagement.

Course Content: Participants will gain understanding and insights to enhance their cross cultural communication. This interactive course introduces key historical, cultural, and communicative concepts relevant to any type of Tribal relations. Topics range from the basics of Tribal Nations and Native Communities to advanced topics like Federalism, Historical Trauma, and Adaptive Cultural Communication. Participants will apply both simple and complex topics in easy exercises, gaining tools they can immediately apply in their work with Tribes. Participants learn and conduct step-by-step assessments of Native communities and of their own communication style for insights leading to positive cultural immersion and engagement. Participants gain and apply formulas and outlined process for this transformative work. MCLE & CE eligible. View the Course Agenda HERE.

WHERE: Zoom WHEN: May 5, Noon - 5:00pm PST COST: $225 until 4/22 INSTRUCTOR: Robert Harper, JD, MA, MA

Date and Time: 
May 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Online
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
MENTOR Washington virtual meetings

MENTOR Washington virtual meetings

MENTOR Washington will hold weekly virtual meetings with mentoring programs to discuss options relating to COVID-19. If there is a topic you would like to have discussed or if there is a resource you are using successfully relating to COVID-19, please email vambile@mentorwashington.org.

Topic: Mentor support

Call in information:
https://zoom.us/j/708600778
Meeting ID: 708 600 778
Dial by your location
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

Date and Time: 
May 5, 2020 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Online
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
 
Webinar: Implementing Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Programs online

Webinar: Implementing Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Programs online

Session Objectives:

1. Describe step-by-step methods for providing Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs online to youth individually and in groups.

2. Explore tools for monitoring and evaluating online PPW program quality and effectiveness.

3. Identify PPW program online training and resources.

 

CEU Certificate: CEU certificate available upon completing webinar and requesting certificate

Learn more: https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/covid-19-ppw-resources
Date and Time: 
May 6, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Webinar: Virtual youth engagement

Webinar: Virtual youth engagement

During these challenging times, coalitions can play a key role in ensuring families and communities implement strategies that build resiliency and strengthen attachment and connectedness among youth. Resilience is the ability to thrive, adapt and cope despite tough and stressful times. The presence of caring adults and stable environments are necessary components for a child’s healthy development and for building resilience and protection. Specifically, safe, stable and nurturing relationships between children and their parents or caregivers can act as a buffer against the effects the stresses experienced during this coronavirus pandemic. This webinar provides practical information, hands-on tools and resources that coalitions can share with coalition partners and families in the community. 

Youth Trainers: Andrea Marquez, Nigel Wrangham and LaDarrick Smith

Date and Time: 
May 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Professional readiness: Attitudes and values

Webinar: Professional readiness: Attitudes and values

Hosted by the National American Indian & Alaska Native Addiction Technology Center Network as part of the essentail substance abuse skills series. Presented by Matt Ignacio (Tohono O'odham), PhC, MSSW. 

Session objectives:

  • Clarification of Values
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Building Trust
  • Steps to Engaging American Indian/Alaska Native (Native) patients
  • Supervision
  • Stress/Stress Management and Self-care
Date and Time: 
May 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Guiding Good Choices online implementation training

Webinar: Guiding Good Choices online implementation training

The University of Washington invites current Guiding Good Choices (GGC) facilitators to join this training about how to deliver GGC online including an introductory lesson on using Zoom, tools for virtual groups, and overview of GGC sessions in this format. 

Date and Time: 
May 6, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
COVID-19 prevention provider call

COVID-19 prevention provider call

These calls are generally focused on DBHR providers but others are welcome. 

Date and Time: 
May 6, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Tribal engagement 101: Transforming relationships with Tribes

Tribal engagement 101: Transforming relationships with Tribes

For all levels and professions engaging with tribes—individually or at the organizational level, from beginner to advanced. This half-day intensive mixes engaging lecture with brief live exercises.

Morning Lectures: Participants will gain essential tools and background for researching, planning, and implementing a Tribal Engagement Plan (TEP). The course builds upon cultural and historical concepts that shape the Tribal Engagement process. Participants will learn the basic and advanced topics in an applied, boiled-down framework. Topics move from engagement basics of assessment and research to more advanced topics enhancing interpersonal and organizational engagement. Modules address contemporary tribal sovereignty, resilience, and the significant impact of historical issues on today’s engagement challenges. These provide step-by-step practical strategies for navigating both routine and challenging issues. Participants apply these concepts in easy real-time exercises, gain formulas and processes they can immediately adapt for their work with Tribes. MCLE & CE Eligible. View the Course Agenda HERE.

WHERE: Zoom WHEN: May 6, Noon - 5:00pm PST COST: $225 until 4/22 INSTRUCTOR: Robert Harper, JD, MA, MA

Date and Time: 
May 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Online
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
Rural Office Hours

Rural Office Hours

Join Meeting

Visit https://www.preventcoalition.org/rural/get-involved/ for a calendar invitation.  

The Rural Office Hours are dedicated time to support coalition staff, leaders and volunteers implement their work and get technical assistance for program planning. These are drop-in meetings with no formal agenda or required preparation. Rural Representatives and staff are ready and waiting to share about the Rural Network, or support providers with prevention. 

Who We Are

The Rural Network is a group of volunteers and leaders across Washington state building resiliency and safeguarding youth. We all represent rural populations and create a unified prevention approach. We’re parents, youth, school staff, business owners, medical professionals, law enforcement, government workers, faith-based organizations, and more. Together we’re convening a network of rural voices and developing supports to meet population needs.

The Rural Network is an initiative of Prevent, funded by the Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program of the Washington State Department of Health. Huge support comes from the fiscal agent, ESD 112. Prevent has been connecting and supporting communities since 2003. Additional initiatives are funded by state and federal grants, made possible by volunteers like you.

Who We Serve

We represent the voices of rural populations across Washington. A map of rural communities is located on our website at www.preventcoalition.org/rural

Our Work

We’re identifying key populations in Washington, assessing the unique risk and protective factors rural communities face, developing tools and supports, uncovering the greatest gaps in prevention/education resources and seeking to bridge these gaps. Together we’ll discover what works and what doesn’t with prevention in rural communities.

More Information

Visit www.preventcoaliton.org/rural. This meeting is open to all who work/live/play in rural communities, who serve rural populations, who self identify as rural or anyone who is simply interested in this program. Contact preventcoalition@esd112.org for more details. 

Date and Time: 
May 6, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Online
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: Combating social isolation for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

Webinar: Combating social isolation for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

Join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging (NCMHA) for a thoughtful discussion, including practical ideas to promote connection and recovery for older adults with serious mental illness and substance use disorders, during this unprecedented time in our history.

Suicide, depression, anxiety, and problems with alcohol and medications are issues that older adults face. The U.S. Census Bureau indicates that by 2030, there will be nearly 75 million Americans over age 65. A 2012 study from the Institute of Medicine found that nearly one in five older Americans has one or more mental health/substance use conditions. According to 2018 data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and reported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, adults in the 75-84 and 85 and older age groups are among those with the highest rates of suicide. 

Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day 2020 will include important remarks from Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use – Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Aging – Mr. Lance Robertson, and the latest information on coping with social isolation and loneliness from University of California San Diego Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Dilip Jeste.
 

Date and Time: 
May 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Cannabis 101 - Current evidence and considerations

Webinar: Cannabis 101 - Current evidence and considerations

Hosted by the Washington Poison Center.

Marijuana has been legal in Washington state since 2012, and with the widespread introduction of CBD products as well, evidence based information on its use can be hard to find. Join the Washington Poison Center to learn more. This will NOT be advice on "how to use", but WILL feature:

  • Cannabis 101: what it is, how it works, CBD and THC.
  • Legal status of cannabis: federal vs. state; CBD (hemp) vs. THC.
  • Health effects and correlations (evidence-based therapeutic benefits and risks).
  • Washington Poison Center: what they are and how they can help.
  • Calls to the Washington Poison Center about cannabis (pediatric exposure).
  • Safe use and storage.
  • Purchasing from licensed retail stores.
Date and Time: 
May 7, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Listening session and strategic discussion series: Asian-American communities and addressing stigma

Listening session and strategic discussion series: Asian-American communities and addressing stigma

Listening session and strategic discussion series: Emerging issues around COVID-19 and social determinants of health for the substance use prevention, treatment and recovery workforces

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, and the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network are facilitating a FREE, national online discussion and resource sharing opportunity for the substance use (SU) prevention, treatment, and recovery workforces focused on emerging issues around social determinants of health (SDH) and COVID-19.

Overview: Join us to huddle with other SU prevention, treatment, and recovery workforce professionals and engage around key emerging issues related to SDH, strategize and share ways to address these issues, and identify key tools and resources useful to the field. We will host one initial open Listening Session (90 minutes) to frame the upcoming Strategic Discussions and share key resources. This Listening Session will be followed by a series of Strategic Discussions (60 minutes) where invited speakers from the field will discuss emerging issues, strategize and share ways to address these issues, and identify key tools and resources useful to the field. Listening Session will not be recorded, but we will capture key themes from the conversation to share. The five Strategic Discussions will be recorded and uploaded to the SDH & COVID Discussion Series web-pages, along with other tools and resources, on the ATTC Network site and the PTTC Network site.

The series will feature:

  • Live, 90-minute Listening Session via Zoom video conferencing to frame emerging issues and use discussion as a tool to empower the SU prevention, treatment, and recovery workforces to identify strategies and emerging best practices.
  • Live 45-60-minute strategic discussions twice a week focused on data and strategies to address the emerging issues of specific population groups.
  • Each Listening Session will include at least 45 minutes of structured conversation and information exchange and share key resources and lessons learned.
  • Each Strategic Discussion will engage people actively addressing issues of SDH in the field, along with a panel of experienced providers and others addressing SDH.
  • Key themes and resources will be collected from each session to support the work of the SU prevention, treatment and recovery workforces.
  • Training tools, checklists, and other relevant resources

Who Should Attend?

All substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery workforce professionals.

Registration

No registration required for the live sessions. Simply click on the zoom link at the appropriate date and time to join the discussion. No CEs or certificates of attendance will be provided for these sessions.

Join one, two, three … or all of the live sessions, no prerequisites or required attendance. Customize the experience to meet your needs; combine your live session attendance with session briefs from previous sessions. Session briefs will be posted to both ATTC Network & PTTC Network sites for easy access. 

Resources: 

Please visit our COVID-19 pandemic response resources for both the ATTC & PTTC Networks for helpful resources related to substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery:

When?

Date and Time: 
May 7, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
File attachments: 
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Mandated consultation: Relational strategies for rules and regs

Mandated consultation: Relational strategies for rules and regs

For any level of professional navigating mandated requirements to consult with Tribes. Professionals working with any variety of complex regs —from NEPA, NAGPRA, or ICWA to more intricate issues like civil jurisdiction and treaty rights, you will find valuable tools in this course. This half-day intensive combines live lecture with hands-on exercises.

Morning Lectures: This course gives invaluable strategies adaptable to any variety of mandated consultation requirements. Participants will learn the three varieties of mandated consultation, specific conventional approaches for each, and a single strategy addressesing them all. Lectures simplify difficult legal and regulatory issues into clear categories, triggers, and planning solutions. Participants will not spend the day grinding through difficult federal codes or the latest cases. Instead, they will learn and apply simple strategies applicable to any type of consultation issue. Content emphasizes the three proven relational strategies and communication practices that are the hallmarks of successful Government-to-Government (G2G) consultation with Tribes. Participants will identify, learn, and apply these tools, and be ready to transform their own work with mandated consultation. These dramatically improve consultation outcomes, often beyond required standards, while significantly reducing costs and risk. MCLE & CE Eligible. View the Course Agenda HERE.

WHERE: Zoom WHEN: May 7, Noon - 5:00pm PST COST: $225 until 4/22 INSTRUCTOR: Robert Harper, JD, MA, MA

Date and Time: 
May 7, 2020 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Online
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online via GoTo Meeting)

Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online via GoTo Meeting)

If you have completed the Minerva training and have a Minerva user login, you may join the Minerva TA Calls.
No registration is needed - join using the link below.
Questions will be taken in the order submitted and you are welcome to listen in on the call to learn from others.​

Minerva Technical Assistance Call
Thu, May 7, 2020 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/125259429

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 125-259-429

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/125259429

 
Date and Time: 
May 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/125259429
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Facebook Live: Culture as prevention

Facebook Live: Culture as prevention

UNITY leaders will share different cultural teachings that have helped them overcome obstacles in their lives. Join the Peer Guides as they inspire hope in other Native Youth. This Initiative is supported by a cooperative agreement (2018-TY-FX-K002) between UNITY, Inc. and the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

https://www.facebook.com/UNITYinc76/

Date and Time: 
May 7, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Webinar: Getting evidence into practice: Lessons from the opioid crisis

Webinar: Getting evidence into practice: Lessons from the opioid crisis

One of the catalysts of the opioid epidemic was an upsurge in prescriptions for opioids based on the notion that they were a safe, effective treatment for chronic pain. As the potentially deadly consequences of opioids became apparent, abrupt shifts in policy, payment and practice stranded some patients without adequate pain treatment. More systematic and integrated use of evidence might have helped prevent or at least ameliorate some of the consequences of the crisis; now this is an important part of the path forward. 

Join us for NIC’s AHRQ webinar/discussion to learn about resources for using evidence to combat the opioid crisis; about evidence syntheses on what works to manage pain and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD); and about tools to integrate the latest guidelines at the point of care. NIC plans additional webinars to examine AHRQ’s practical guides for helping healthcare systems integrate evidence relating to pain management and OUD treatment.

Date and Time: 
May 8, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Self-care in a time of crisis, part 2

Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Self-care in a time of crisis, part 2

Hosted by the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network. A series: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment will be held Mondays and Fridays from May 4, 2020 to June 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

 

Topic: Self-care in a time of crisis:

  • Monday, May 4 – Part 1
  • Friday, May 8 – Part 2
Date and Time: 
May 8, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Webinar: Mental health providers and vicarious trauma during national emergencies

Webinar: Mental health providers and vicarious trauma during national emergencies

This one and half-hour online session will provide information on practical tools to increase the knowledge of mental health service providers about the implications of vicarious trauma on mental health and how to prevent it. The presenter will discuss the dimensions of vicarious trauma, the concepts of compassion fatigue and burning syndrome, the neurobiology of accompaniment in mental health professionals, individual responses and their implications at the organizational level, the post-natural events experience, strategies to face the effects of vicarious trauma.  

This is an intermediate level workshop designed for social workers, counselors, psychologists, graduate students, and community health workers. 

About the presenter: Elithet Silva-Martínez has an MSW and PhD in Social Work. In the last 19 years, she has specialized in working with survivors of gender violence in Puerto Rico and the United States. Dr. Silva Martínez is currently an Associate Professor and coordinator of the Master's Program in Social Work at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Puerto Rico and Faculty Affiliate at the Center of Violence Against Women and Children at the School of Social Work at Rutgers. Certified by the National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Her work is inspired by the stories of the women in her life: her grandmothers, her mother and daughters, Lina and Lara, aged 10 and 6 respectively. 

Date and Time: 
May 8, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Alcohol and COVID-19: A dangerous mix

Webinar: Alcohol and COVID-19: A dangerous mix

In early March, 2020, the U.S. was hit with the global pandemic of COID-19, which has affected the lives of millions of Americans. States and local governments have issued a variety of “shelter in place” and “stay at home” orders, nearly all of which ban on-premise food or alcohol consumption and the subsequent closure of bars and restaurants to patrons. These unforeseen and new challenges have led to new approaches to alcohol sales in many states, including the sale of to-go cocktails, direct shipping, and alcohol delivery through food service apps. At the corporate level, companies such as Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors have pledged to engage in a range of “good will” efforts including helping to financially support employees who are out of work. 

This interactive dialogue will discuss some of the state and national changes in alcohol availability as a result of COVID-19, and serve as a listening session for the other alcohol industry friendly measures occurring at the state and local level. Participants will hear from experts and will have ample time to share their own experiences. The key findings from this discussion will result in resources that can be shared with the broader alcohol policy and prevention field. 

This first Interactive Dialogue offers an opportunity for prevention practitioners to:

  • Learn about and better understand the harms associated with changes in alcohol availability as a result of an unexpected pandemic, including the increasingly blurred line between on and off premises sales;
  • Share emerging changes to alcohol sales that will not only impact alcohol-related harms in the short-term, but have the potential to set dangerous precedents that will damage the three tier system long-term; and
  • Discuss ways communities can take action to prevent the harms associated with increased access to alcohol.
  • Discuss ways to ensure that temporary policies do not become permanent.
  • Consider possible data collection to make the case about alcohol related harms.
Date and Time: 
May 8, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Negotiating with Tribes: Sovereignty and the interest-based approach

Negotiating with Tribes: Sovereignty and the interest-based approach

For any level of professional engaging in negotiations, mediation, or ADR with Tribes. This training applies the Interest-Based Negotiations model, with innovative modifications for tribes. This half-day intensive combines engaging lecture with hands-on exercises.

Morning Lectures: This course gives participants a proven negotiation strategy adapted for use with Tribes. Whether brand new or seasoned experts, participants will gain basic and advanced techniques they can immediately apply to their work with Tribal organizations. The course provides an introduction to negotiations with Tribes, a review of the Interest-Based Negotiation (IBN) model (Fisher & Ury); the critical concept of sovereignty,; and the transformative multi-dimensional analysis. This class is loaded with exciting concepts for use in negotiations, mediation, ADR, or large consensus/stakeholder engagement processes. Whether you’re looking to negotiate a lemonade stand license from a Tribal Business Council or mediate a settlement agreement to avoid a multi-million dollar trial, this course will give you transformative tools and insights. MCLE & CE Eligible. View the Course Agenda HERE.

WHERE: Zoom WHEN: May 8, Noon - 5:00pm PST COST: $225 until 4/22 INSTRUCTOR: Robert Harper, JD, MA, MA

Date and Time: 
May 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Online
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
Webinar: Online meeting facilitation

Webinar: Online meeting facilitation

Having a hard time keeping the attention of your coworkers, team, clients? Come learn some tips and tricks of Zoom along with general online meeting facilitation. 

Call-in information

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/96657185582?pwd=dmxFQ0plT3Fyc054VVIxN0FCS3crQT09

Meeting ID: 966 5718 5582
Password: 663202

Date and Time: 
May 8, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
 
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is holding an enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning. This 7-week distance learning series offers participants a unique, interactive experience to explore how to develop a sustainability plan.

Session dates and times:

​1:00 pm –2:30 pm Pacific
Session 1 - April 7
Session 2 - April 14
Session 3 - April 21
Session 4 - April 28
Session 5 - May 12
Session 6 - May 19
Session 7- May 26

This training is free. Only 15 spots available. See training flier for more information.

Date and Time: 
April 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to May 26, 2020 - 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
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Location: 
Online
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Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

Explore the six principles of the prevention Code of Ethics, brought to life with real-world examples. Endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), this two-week moderated course meets the IC@RC prevention ethics requirement for prevention specialist certification.

Cost: $115. When checking out, use the code Discount2020Ethics for a 15% discount. 

Date and Time: 
May 4, 2020 - 6:00am to May 15, 2020 - 2:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Online
 
 
National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.

NPW culminates in May recognizing the important work that has been done in communities throughout the year to inspire action and prevent substance use and mental disorders.

SAMHSA’s next NPW is May 10 through 16, 2020. Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.

Date and Time: 
May 10, 2020 (All day) to May 16, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Nationwide
 
 
Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Facilitate virtual meetings like a pro! Part 1

Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Facilitate virtual meetings like a pro! Part 1

Hosted by the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network. A series: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment will be held Mondays and Fridays from May 4, 2020 to June 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

 

Topic: Facilitate virtual meetings like a pro!

  • Monday, May 11 – Part 1
  • Friday, May 15 – Part 2
Date and Time: 
May 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Webinar: Compassion fatigue: Additional risks while serving vulnerable populations during a pandemic

Webinar: Compassion fatigue: Additional risks while serving vulnerable populations during a pandemic

The purpose of this session is to raise awareness about compassion fatigue - which is often described as the cost of caring for people who are in emotional and physical pain. The current pandemic has heighted concerns that providers are experiencing compassion fatigue.

Outcomes/objectives:

  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue.
  2. Identify how compassion fatigue impacts the workforce.
  3. Develop strategies for preventing and reversing compassion fatigue.
Date and Time: 
May 11, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Mental health in a time of COVID-19: When trauma, fear, and anxiety become overwhelming

Webinar: Mental health in a time of COVID-19: When trauma, fear, and anxiety become overwhelming

As a result of COVID-19, many may experience increases in negative emotions like fear and anxiety. For some, the event may be traumatic in and of itself or lead to individuals remembering trauma from the past. Faith and community leaders themselves may even be experiencing some of these challenges. This webinar will help participants know how to acknowledge and respond to higher levels of fear and anxiety in individuals. It will also help leaders ask the appropriate questions to consider the impact of trauma in people’s lives. Lastly, it will suggest strategies for how faith and community leaders can respond.

This webinar is the second webinar in a series of webinars focusing on mental health in a time of COVID-19. This webinar series will help you consider and prepare for the mental health challenges that may arise during and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people turn to their faith leaders when they have a concern or fear. For many people, even those with no mental health diagnosis, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased fears and concerns exponentially. Sometimes these emotions increase so much that they need to be addressed with specialized expertise that understands mental health concerns. 

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: How to understand and use your Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) community survey reports

Webinar: How to understand and use your Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) community survey reports

Come join us to learn about how to interpret and translate your 2019 community survey data into action. You will also learn about what’s new for the 2020 fall administration of the community survey and have the opportunity to provide your input.

Presenter: Sandy Salivaras, MSc, MPH, Epidemiological Prevention Research and Evaluation Manager, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, Washington State Health Care Authority

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Webinar: Wrap-up Session Racial equity and health disparities in the age of COVID-19: What new strategies are needed

Webinar: Wrap-up Session Racial equity and health disparities in the age of COVID-19: What new strategies are needed

SERIES: Listening Session and Strategic Discussion Series: Emerging Issues Around COVID-19 and Social Determinants of Health for the Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Workforces

Strategic Discussion 5: Wrap-up Session Racial equity and health disparities in the age of COVID-19: What new strategies are needed 
Date and Time: 
May 12, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Research Into Action: Substance use, academic performance, and academic engagement among high school seniors

Webinar: Research Into Action: Substance use, academic performance, and academic engagement among high school seniors

CADCA is proud to present this installment of its Research Into Action webinar series featuring Brittany Bugbee, MPH, discussing her recent article, “Substance Use, Academic Performance, and Academic Engagement Among High School Seniors”, which was published in Journal of School Health in 2019. Ms. Bugbee will discuss her and her colleagues’ article’s findings regarding the effect of substance use on academic achievement among 12th grade students and the implications her findings have for coalitions addressing youth substance use in their communities. 

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Creating safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments for kids

Webinar: Creating safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments for kids

ACE's and Resilience Learning Network: Creating Safe, Stable and Nurturing Relationships and Environment for All Kids

We are excited to announce Washington State Essentials for Childhood is launching a series of lunchtime webinar series.

Connection Saves Lives: Whatcom Youth Wellbeing

Presented by: Kristi Slette, M.Ed., Lisa Moulds, M.A., Danielle Humphreys, and Wil Henkel

In Whatcom County, Whatcom Family & Community Network (WFCN), through programming of Whatcom Prevention Coalition (WPC) will share the lived experience of addressing and promoting youth mental wellbeing and suicide prevention. The M.A.D.-H.O.P.E. (Making a Difference – Helping Other People Everywhere) Youth Suicide Prevention program, a partnership with WFCN, Bellingham Public Schools, Whatcom County Health Department and WPC was created with youth to address youth mental wellbeing through peer to peer interaction. Across nine years, M.A.D.-H.O.P.E. has developed curriculum for middle and high school youth and community audiences. In our work, we believe that “Connection Saves Lives!” (www.madhope.org ).

In 2019, WFCN was selected as one of five national pilot sites for the National Council on Behavioral Health’s (NCBH) Connected! Project. Connected! Focuses on youth engagement to address youth mental wellbeing peer to peer. Three Whatcom County young adults serve at national youth influencers as WFCN works to better engage youth in breaking down stigma, and providing resources and supports, especially for underserved youth who identify with four target populations: Rural youth, Native American youth, LQBTQ+ Youth and Hispanic/Latino youth.

In this session, the WPC/ M.A.D.-H.O.P.E. and Connected Team share about county-wide efforts to grow community capacity and find solutions to the need for mental wellbeing supports as well as innovative youth-led efforts in school and community settings that open up new opportunities for resilience and hope for youth.

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: A compassionate school approach to children's mental health: Equity, justice, and overcoming disparities

Webinar: A compassionate school approach to children's mental health: Equity, justice, and overcoming disparities

This webinar will review current trends in children’s mental health (particularly with rural and low-income populations and students of color) and explore why youth suicide and mental illness are on the rise. We will discuss cultural, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic factors and how they impact prevention and treatment options, with recommendations for how to improve equity. We also will explore restorative justice and case studies of effective solutions.

Our presenter, Meghan Wenzel, M.S., is a Researcher and Writer with the Center for Educational Improvement. She is also a member of the research team at Factual, a startup company focusing on location data. In this role, Meghan establishes research standards, processes, and metrics, builds partnerships across teams, and leads research efforts across all products.

The Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC )is being conducted as part of the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (New England MHTTC). The collaborative is designed to foster alliances to address the needs of children and youth who have experienced/are at risk of experiencing significant trauma. For more information, contact us at info@edimprovement.org.

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: A return to… normal? How trauma may affect prevention and how we can respond

Webinar: A return to… normal? How trauma may affect prevention and how we can respond

Prevention services may have been altered or interrupted for now, but what happens when they resume? Will everything just go back to the way it was? It’s almost certain that the people we serve in prevention will have been through stress, hardship, and mental health challenges. This webinar will serve as an introduction to Trauma Informed Care as seen through the lens of prevention providers, and will help to explain some of the differences we may see and how we can prepare for them.

Presenters: Jen Hogge, MFT, Mental Health Promotion and Integration Supervisor and Enos A. Mbajah, M.A., LMFT, MHP, CMHS, School Age Child, Youth, & Family  Intergrated Services Supervisor, Washington State Health Care Authority, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery
 

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
 
Webinar: Social Emotional Learning 101: Introduction to Washington's standards and benchmarks

Webinar: Social Emotional Learning 101: Introduction to Washington's standards and benchmarks

Right now more than ever Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a critical skill set to share with school staff and students. We'll be joined by Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's Tammy Bolen to give us a foundational knowledge of what SEL encompasses. In this webinar we'll be walking you through the Washington Social Emotional Learning Standards and get you some innovative ways to apply these standards right now. We'll also connect you with resources to deepen your learning.

Date and Time: 
May 13, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Suicide prevention across the educational continuum: Suicide prevention and intervention for transition age youth on college campuses

Webinar: Suicide prevention across the educational continuum: Suicide prevention and intervention for transition age youth on college campuses

Higher education settings are increasingly tasked with responding to the mental health needs of students and transition age youth on campuses. This session will focus on increasing faculty and staff understanding of suicidality and best practices for supporting students and transition age youth experiencing thoughts of suicide. Particular attention will be given to identifying warning signs for suicidality, best practices for screening and referring individuals to campus based care and best practices for suicide interventions for college and transition age youth.

Date and Time: 
May 13, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Staying engaged during COVID 19

Webinar: Staying engaged during COVID 19

This session will create a learning community for coalitions to discuss how to identify changing local conditions due to COVID 19, and how coalitions are responding with strategies and messages to support communities. During the webinar, we will explore innovative messages and strategies being implemented by coalitions all over the county, and participants will be encouraged to share what they are doing in their communities.   

Adult Trainer: Dorothy Chaney

Date and Time: 
May 13, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
COVID-19 prevention professionals support call

COVID-19 prevention professionals support call

Call for all prevention professionals.

Date and Time: 
May 13, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Safety, mental health & wellbeing

Webinar: Safety, mental health & wellbeing

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction staff want to support our educators and families by introducing you to virtual supports for trauma, grief, and loss. We'll be focusing on ways to maintain mental health and wellbeing, as well as providing you with resources to support educators, students, and their families.  

Date and Time: 
May 13, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
 
Webinar: How implicit bias affects the work we do in mental health and wellness

Webinar: How implicit bias affects the work we do in mental health and wellness

Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Everyone has them, and becoming mindful of how implicit and explicit biases impact our work with others is important. Implicit biases can lead to unfair differences in the expectations we hold for those we serve, how we interact with them, and the learning opportunities we provide.

This workshop explores the dynamics of implicit bias and its impact on decision-making in behavioral health spaces. This webinar will challenge you to reflect on your own implicit biases. You will also have an opportunity for initiating conversations around what we bring to the work of supporting mental health and wellness among the diverse populations we serve.

Prior to the webinar, participants are encouraged to take the free, online Implicit Association Test through Project Implicit which measures attitudes and beliefs to support continued discussion and learning.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Develop a shared understanding of implicit bias.
  2. Experientially grapple with the concepts of prejudice, bias, stereotypes, and attitudes.
  3. Recognize the role bias plays in responding to the mental health concerns.
  4. Learn ways to become self-aware regarding their own biases.
Date and Time: 
May 13, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
CANCELLED - Student Support Conference

CANCELLED - Student Support Conference

This year’s conference theme is 2020 Vision: Every Student Healthy, Safe, Engaged, and Supported. 

 

 

Date and Time: 
May 14, 2020 (All day) to May 15, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA
 
 
Webinar: West Coast Poverty Center Early life adversity and poverty roundtable: Innovating in this time of pandemic: Multi-level perspectives and bridging

Webinar: West Coast Poverty Center Early life adversity and poverty roundtable: Innovating in this time of pandemic: Multi-level perspectives and bridging

The West Coast Poverty Center Roundtable at the University of Washington is hosting a virtual Early Life Adversity and Poverty Roundtable: Innovating in this Time of Pandemic: Multi-Level Perspectives and Bridging. These Roundtables allow cross-fertilization of ideas and perspectives that we rarely are able to consider together: community, philanthropy, government and research.

This event, May 14 from 9:00 to 11:00 am, will include a short presentation from Laura Porter about sequencing of learning, reflection and generation of high-leverage investments, a few examples of national and international approaches to supporting families through this time, and community and philanthropy perspectives on emerging challenges, strengths and resources from Kody Russell and Richard Watkins.

Date and Time: 
May 14, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Cultural resilience during Covid-19

Webinar: Cultural resilience during Covid-19

Social distancing during Covid-19 has impacted the ability for many individuals to attend American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) traditional ceremonies, cultural gatherings, and events. This training will discuss the cultural aspects of grief and loss, and will equip providers with ideas and resources to creatively assist their patients in staying connected to their culture and other positive resources.


Outcomes/Objectives

  1. Examine the importance of AI/AN cultural practices as protective factors during times of crisis.
  2. Assist patients in identifying strategies to stay connected to culture, and others while social distancing.
  3. Provide cultural resources to assist with positive coping during crisis.
Date and Time: 
May 14, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Guiding Good Choices Online

Webinar: Guiding Good Choices Online

Join Center for CTC staff for a discussion on delivery of GGC to online parent groups. This session will cover content for Session 1 and introduce Session 2. 
Date and Time: 
May 14, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Location: 
Online
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Opioid and alcohol misuse: The risk of suicide

Webinar: Opioid and alcohol misuse: The risk of suicide

Substance use prevention efforts are part of a continuum of behavioral health services. It is important for prevention stakeholders to understand priority issues and activities across other areas of that continuum. Increasing awareness and understanding of how different areas of that continuum intersect and overlap enables stakeholders to identify shared issues and potential opportunities for collaboration. One such area is the issue of suicide prevention. The increasing rates of suicide across most demographics is a major public health concern. Research has shown that substance use, and in particular both opioid and alcohol misuse, can increase suicide risk. This webinar will discuss how, and to what extent, opioids and alcohol are connected to suicide risk. It will also cover identified evidence-based substance use prevention programs that also address risk of suicide, and what potential opportunities for further collaborations may exist.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the scope of suicide risk and the populations most at-risk for suicide
  2. Summarize the scope of substance use-involved fatalities and the impact of suicide
  3. Discuss the research on the connections between substance use and risk of suicide
  4. Overview evidence-based programs for preventing substance use and suicide, as well as other opportunities for collaboration
     
Date and Time: 
May 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Vaping-key concepts, trends and evidence

Webinar: Vaping-key concepts, trends and evidence

Hosted by the Washington Poison Center. 

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-operated products designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. They turn chemicals, including highly addictive nicotine, into an aerosol that is inhaled by the user. This presentation by the Washington Poison Center will answer common questions such as:

  • What is “vaping”?
  • What are the different types of vaping devices? (for both nicotine and cannabis)
  • How does vaping compare to smoking cigarettes?
  • What are the health concerns specific to vaping?
  • There will be an opportunity for discussion at the end of the presentation.
     
Date and Time: 
May 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Mobilizing the Hispano/Latino faith community in substance abuse prevention

Webinar: Mobilizing the Hispano/Latino faith community in substance abuse prevention

This presentation will provide a clear understanding of the disproportionate impact substance abuse has on the Hispano/Latino populations. The role the faith community has to play is an integral part of a successful prevention program in a community. In our work with the community, we find that spirituality/religion is a significant protective factor in addressing substance abuse.

Learning objectives:

  • Spirituality is an important protective factor against substance abuse and an important support for persons in recovery.
  • Religious people are less likely than others to use drugs and less likely to experience negative drug related consequences.
  • Clergy are the first professionals many people with serious personal problems, like substance abuse, contact for help. Clergy could more fully use the resources they have—sermons, members who are helping professionals like social workers and nurses, and their buildings—to educate members of their congregations and communities about substance abuse, and to support individuals and families experiencing substance-related problems.

Presenter: Harry Montoya, MA, is internationally recognized as an authority on substance abuse prevention. He has traveled with the US State Department and the US Department of Commerce in an official diplomatic capacity to Argentina and Mexico. He has also consulted across the United States with state and local governments, community groups and private nonprofits, and is published in textbooks and multiple peer-reviewed academic journals. He’s served on the national board of the Arlington, VA-based Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and the National Drug Prevention League.

Date and Time: 
May 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: MENTOR Washington - Understanding and managing anxiety: Youth, mentors, and staff

Webinar: MENTOR Washington - Understanding and managing anxiety: Youth, mentors, and staff

• What is anxiety?
• How does it work?
• How does anxiety affect youth differently?
• What are the triggers?
• What are positive responses to triggers?

Anxiety: normal to debilitating
It is normal to feel anxious from time to time, especially when life gets stressful. However, when anxiety becomes uncontrollable and distracting to your every daily life, then this can be cause for concern. Anxiety can be tough for anyone to deal with, but add in the challenges of adolescence, childhood, and working to maintain a mentoring program and it can feel overwhelming and persistent. Anxiety can be a menace, but the good news is it can be managed. First, we must understand it, recognize the symptoms, and what triggers it in us. This webinar will examine this and more, while exploring strategies for managing anxiety including self-care, especially in this anxiety-inducing climate of social distancing and Covid-19 concerns.

For over ten years, Tawanna Wilson has been providing therapeutic services and support to community of Tacoma. As a licensed mental health therapist, she specializes in working with youth and their families to identify and treat mental illness, achieve goals for health and healing, and provide support through difficult times. Her hope for clients is that they understand their own strength and abilities.
Tawanna is passionate about for working with young people and has gained experience through various capacities. Tawanna is the co-founder of Phenomenal She, a non-profit organization with a focus on mentoring young women. She is thankful for the opportunity to mentor, educate, and empower young women to “Dream Big!” As a counselor, coach, and facilitator, Tawanna is able to connect with her clients in a way that is affirming and personable, through innovative techniques. She believes we are not defined by our circumstances, but by our ability to learn, overcome, and live our authentic lives. 

Date and Time: 
May 14, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: Navigating risk of suicide in the context of substance use: Best practices for supporting youth and young adults

Webinar: Navigating risk of suicide in the context of substance use: Best practices for supporting youth and young adults

Substance misuse and its relationship to suicide among youth and young adults continues to be of concern to public health practitioners. This panel discussion will highlight real world intersections of substance misuse prevention and mental health best practices to reduce risk of suicide among youth and young adults. Panelists will offer expertise and perspective on how to impact populations who are at risk for substance misuse and suicide. The webinar examines shared risk and protective factors for vulnerable populations, outlines college campus programs for behavioral health, and explores the integration of suicide risk screening and intervention into the substance use early intervention model SBIRT. There will be a focus on effectively supporting youth and young adult populations. 

Date and Time: 
May 14, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
 
College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention year end professional development conference

College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention year end professional development conference

The College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention year end professional development conference will be held virtually this year. 

Date and Time: 
May 15, 2020 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
 
Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Facilitate virtual meetings like a pro! Part 2

Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Facilitate virtual meetings like a pro! Part 2

Hosted by the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network. A series: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment will be held Mondays and Fridays from May 4, 2020 to June 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

 

Topic: Facilitate virtual meetings like a pro!

  • Monday, May 11 – Part 1
  • Friday, May 15 – Part 2
Date and Time: 
May 15, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
 
We Are The Majority rally

We Are The Majority rally

Prevention Action Alliance is ecstatic to announce that this year's We Are The Majority Rally will be broadcast as a virtual performance. Join for live performances by Pray for Sleep and words of inspiration and motivation from Youth Council members and our special guests.

Keep an eye out for details about how and where you can tune in by checking out the website or by following on social media @OYLPN on Instagram or @PreventionActionAlliance on Facebook.

 

Date and Time: 
May 15, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Online
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is holding an enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning. This 7-week distance learning series offers participants a unique, interactive experience to explore how to develop a sustainability plan.

Session dates and times:

​1:00 pm –2:30 pm Pacific
Session 1 - April 7
Session 2 - April 14
Session 3 - April 21
Session 4 - April 28
Session 5 - May 12
Session 6 - May 19
Session 7- May 26

This training is free. Only 15 spots available. See training flier for more information.

Date and Time: 
April 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to May 26, 2020 - 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
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POSTPONED - ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice event

POSTPONED - ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice event

Department of Health is advising staff to consider whether large, in-person meetings are essential and limit the number of people present where possible.   Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling the May 18 ACEs Community of Practice Spring event.

In the meantime, we continue our work through the webinar series. Teresa Posakony is hosting eight amazing webinars over the next few months. We can continue to connect and learn via the webinars without risking exposure to virus! If you haven’t received information about the webinars, Contact cynthia.fetterly@doh.wa.gov to be added to the distribution list.

Mark your calendar for the fifth Washington statewide ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice Convening, hosted by Essentials for Childhood.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone working to build resilient communities, address and prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Adverse Community Environments, and other forms of trauma, or to create communities where ALL children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.
  • Whether this is your first Community of Practice event or you have joined us in the past, we’d love to see you there.

Travel Assistance – we have a limited budget to cover travel costs for people who don’t have an organization that can support their travel and who are traveling over 100 miles. You will be able to request travel assistance when you register.

Spread the word: Please forward this announcement to other leaders and organizers in your community, including parent leaders.

If this notice was forwarded to you and you want to get future information about the Community of Practice, email cynthia.fetterly@doh.wa.gov   and ask to join the distribution list.

Click here to learn more about past Community of Practice events and webinars.

Want to help? We are looking for sponsors and helpers for the Community of Practice. Contact. Marilyn.gisser@doh.wa.gov.

Date and Time: 
May 18, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Clark County, WA (location TBD)
 
 
 
 
Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Create awesome webinars! Part 2

Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Create awesome webinars! Part 2

Hosted by the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network. A series: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment will be held Mondays and Fridays from May 4, 2020 to June 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

 

Topic: Create awesome webinars!

  • Monday, May 18 – Part 1
  • Friday, May 22 – Part 2
Date and Time: 
May 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Dabs, Concentrates, Marijuana Oils and Marijuana Paraphernalia - Tall Cop, sponsored by King County YMPEP

Dabs, Concentrates, Marijuana Oils and Marijuana Paraphernalia - Tall Cop, sponsored by King County YMPEP

Dabs, Concentrates, Marijuana Oils and Marijuana Paraphernalia
Friday May 22, 2020 - (9am to 10:30am Pacific)

This session will cover various forms of marijuana concentrates, waxes and oils and the associated paraphernalia.  Also highlight will be popular marijuana drug references and drug referencing clothing.  The session will also highlight popular youth over the counter drugs that are easy to acquire from everyday retail locations

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zbiFR6ebQc-Vd5zJTumXrA

Date and Time: 
May 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Location: 
webinar
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Webinar: Online meeting facilitation - Part 2

Webinar: Online meeting facilitation - Part 2

Having a hard time keeping the attention of your coworkers, team, clients? Come learn some tips and tricks of Zoom along with general online meeting facilitation. This is a follow up from May 8.

Call in information:

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 972 0520 1941
Password: 976986
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Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acickS2sos

Date and Time: 
May 22, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
 
 
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

HCA/DBHR will provide this Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) based upon a national curriculum developed by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Define behavioral health and its relationship to substance misuse
  • Describe the Strategic Prevention Framework, SAMHSA’s five-step planning model
  • Identify the needs of vulnerable populations in order to improve cultural competency and more effectively address behavioral health disparities
  • Discuss effective approaches to collaborating across sectors to sustain prevention outcomes

TRAINING CONTENT

  • Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics
    • Basic terminology and facts
    • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
    • Addiction and the brain
    • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Setting the Foundation: From Theory to Practice
    • Behavioral health
    • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
    • Public health approach
    • Risk and protective factors
    • Developmental perspective
  • Application: SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework
    • Assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
    • Cultural competence, sustainability

This training has a maximum capacity of 30 people.

Date and Time: 
May 18, 2020 - 8:00am to May 21, 2020 - 4:30pm
Location: 
SafePlace – East Wing Facility, 521 Legion Way SE Olympia, WA 98501
 
Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Create awesome webinars! Part 1

Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Create awesome webinars! Part 1

Hosted by the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network. A series: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment will be held Mondays and Fridays from May 4, 2020 to June 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

 

Topic: Create awesome webinars!

  • Monday, May 18 – Part 1
  • Friday, May 22 – Part 2
Date and Time: 
May 18, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Webinar: Building community resilience: Addressing the 'pair of ACEs' and preventing child maltreatment through a cross-sector approach

Webinar: Building community resilience: Addressing the 'pair of ACEs' and preventing child maltreatment through a cross-sector approach

The Child Maltreatment National Peer Learning Team aims to help public health departments engage with the topic of child maltreatment prevention by learning about successful strategies, exchanging expertise on how to elevate the priority of this work within the realm of public health, and leveraging necessary resources to advance prevention.The team is a collaboration between the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER). It launched in 2017 with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This webinar is part of the 2020 Research-in-Progress Webinar Series for preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences and child maltreatment.

Presenters: Caitlin Murphy, MPA-PNP and Jeff Hild, JD, George Washington University

Date and Time: 
May 18, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Compassion fatigue: Additional risks while serving vulnerable populations during a pandemic

Webinar: Compassion fatigue: Additional risks while serving vulnerable populations during a pandemic

The purpose of this session is to raise awareness about compassion fatigue - which is often described as the cost of caring for people who are in emotional and physical pain. The current pandemic has heighted concerns that providers are experiencing compassion fatigue.

Outcomes/objectives:

  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue.
  2. Identify how compassion fatigue impacts the workforce.
  3. Develop strategies for preventing and reversing compassion fatigue.
Date and Time: 
May 18, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
POSTPONED - Community of practice: Adjusting parenting programs

POSTPONED - Community of practice: Adjusting parenting programs

This call has been postoned. Rescheduled call coming soon!

Date and Time: 
May 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: How to lead through COVID-19 crisis in a resilience-oriented trauma-informed way

Webinar: How to lead through COVID-19 crisis in a resilience-oriented trauma-informed way

General concerns and anxieties can be difficult to manage during the best of situations, but what happens when you are trying to manage them during an international pandemic and provide supportive leadership? This workshop will provide a brief overview on how anxiety can impact our general functioning, our functioning in crisis, and different strategies you can use to adapt your leadership style to minimize the impact of anxiety on your staff during this unprecedented time in our country and lives.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the impact anxiety has on general functioning
  • Identify two leadership interventions to implement to manage the impact of anxiety on staff
  • Learn how to set up daily routines to help
  • Establish a safe, calm, and secure environment with supportive care for staff and clients
  • Develop healing, hopeful, honest, and trusting relationships within the public health system 
Date and Time: 
May 19, 2020 - 7:30am to 8:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
 
Partnerships For Success (PFS) Academy 2020: Making the steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework work for you - Implementation

Partnerships For Success (PFS) Academy 2020: Making the steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework work for you - Implementation

SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) provides practitioners with comprehensive guidance to more effectively address substance misuse and related behavioral health problems in their communities. This seven-part webinar series will explore this five-step, data-driven process to identify genuine prevention needs, build capacity and plans to address those needs, implement effective programs and interventions, and evaluate and continually improve prevention efforts.

At each step of the SPF, and in separate sessions, practitioners will learn to integrate the guiding principles of cultural competence and sustainability to help support the implementation of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). 

Certificates for prevention hours will be available upon registration and completion of the webinar.

Each webinar is one hour and will begin at 8:00 a.m. PST

  • February 25, Part 1: Assessment, will introduce the SPF and explore how to identify the needs of the community using data.

  • March 24, Part 2: Capacity Building, will guide participants through the process of improving community readiness and increasing the resources available to address prevention efforts.

  • April 21, Part 3: Planning, will prepare participants to plan to address identified needs

  • May 19, Part 4: Implementation, will provide participants with the tools needed to implement prevention programs, policies, and practices with fidelity and effectiveness.

  • June 23, Part 5: Evaluation, will offer helpful guides for the collection and analysis of prevention strategies and teach participants how to modify programming for future enhanced results.

  • July 21, Part 6: Sustainability, will provide participants with the elements of a sustainable prevention program and how to integrate sustainability into each step of the SPF.

  • August 25, Part 7: Cultural Competency, will prepare the participant to demonstrate cultural competence at the individual, organizational and system-level at each step of the SPF.

Date and Time: 
May 19, 2020 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
 
Webinar: Understanding research and reality to support parents in trying times

Webinar: Understanding research and reality to support parents in trying times

Parenting isn’t always easy, especially in unprecedented times like these. It is essential for Extension professionals to have a variety of tools that support parents as they navigate the uncertainty of a crisis like COVID-19. Trustworthy resources, grounded in research can be offered alongside the realization that each family has a different reality and therefore different needs. This webinar offers parents and professionals resources that may help guide decisions about what is best for their own children and families. Professionals will learn about The Science of Parenting podcasts and blogs as resources to support the constituents they serve as well as gain an understanding of the Stop. Breathe. Talk. parenting technique. 

Date and Time: 
May 19, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
DBHR all provider COVID-19 call

DBHR all provider COVID-19 call

These calls are for all DBHR providers, including those from prevention, mental health, substance use, and gambling support services. They will now be held every other Tuesday starting on May 19. 

Date and Time: 
May 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 on school mental health in Washington

Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 on school mental health in Washington

SMART Center 2020 Virtual Speaker Series

The University of Washington (UW) School Mental Health Assessment, Research, & Training (SMART) Center - a collaboration between the UW School of Medicine and College of Education - presents the 2020 Virtual SMART Speaker Series.

We welcome our third speaker, Superintendent Chris Reykdal, who will present: "The Impact of COVID-19 on School Mental Health in Washington". 

Date and Time: 
May 20, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Webinar: Social isolation and loneliness during COVID-19: Evidence, policy and advocacy

Webinar: Social isolation and loneliness during COVID-19: Evidence, policy and advocacy

The stress and isolation of living in a pandemic are taking their toll on everyone. It’s a message many mental health experts have been sending in recent weeks, as millions face not just the spread of a new and dangerous virus, but also the measures necessary to stem that spread, which can cut people off from friends, family, therapists, and others who could ordinarily support them through difficult times. 

This 90-minute event will provide an in-depth examination of the: scope of the problem, biological impacts of social isolation and loneliness, interventions and promising practices, and policy considerations.

Date and Time: 
May 20, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Webinar: Keeping kids safe in schools: Associations between school safety and behavioral health

Webinar: Keeping kids safe in schools: Associations between school safety and behavioral health

School safety is at the forefront of educators’ minds in light of recent high profile school shootings.  Academic achievement and social thriving are reduced when students don’t perceive they are safe.  Research shows that the perception of safety is a better predictor of student success than the presence of physical safety measures. Feeling safe in school is necessary for learning, and for physical, emotional and social development. Students who use substances are more likely to report their school is unsafe and to be fearful at school. However, schools don’t always include prevention strategies as a component of their school safety plans.  Prevention professionals play an important role in educating schools on the role of behavioral health issues in the perception of school safety, and supporting the inclusion of prevention education to students and their parents, and the implementation of policies and procedures that create a pathway for connecting students to appropriate resources. In this webinar, participants will learn about the findings from a recent Kentucky study that looked at the association between substance use, mental health issues, interpersonal violence, and problem behaviors and the perception of safety of students. We will review specific prevention strategies that schools should consider, and will provide talking points to create dialogue with educational systems around the inclusions of behavioral health prevention components in school safety plans.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Participants will review research on the importance the perception of safety plays in academic success                                                                                       
2. Participants will review the associations between substance use, mental health issues, interpersonal violence and problem behaviors and the perception of feeling safe at school
3. Participants will identify prevention strategies schools can use to increase the perception of safety among students.                                                                       
4. Participants will identify talking points to build collaborations with schools to embed prevention in supporting student safety


Presenter:

Patti Clark, Ed.D, MBA, CPS is the Program Manager of the Prevention and Promotion Branch within the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. She is the Project Director and Principal Investigator for Kentucky’s Partnership for Success 2015 grant, a five-year SAMHSA-funded grant focused on substance use prevention for youth ages 12-25. She also served as the Kentucky State Suicide Prevention Coordinator and Principal Investigator for the Kentucky Initiatives for Zero Suicides and was Project Director for the state’s Suicide Prevention Efforts for Adolescents in Kentucky, both Garrett Lee Smith funded suicide prevention projects.

Dr. Clark provides training and technical assistance to prevention providers in Kentucky, with focused efforts on substance use and suicide prevention, integration/collaboration with other sectors through shared risk and protective factors (bullying, sexual assault, violence), needs assessment, capacity building and strategic planning for state-and community-level prevention implementation. She was co-team leader for Kentucky’s SMVF Suicide Implementation team and co-created Kentucky’s military immersion training, Operation Immersion.  

Previously she was the Associate Coordinator of the Southeast Resource Team of the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, a SAMHSA-funded training and technical assistance provider to state-level behavioral health grantees. She served 10 states and 2 jurisdictions in the Southeast Region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virgin Islands, and Washington D.C.) focusing on Florida, Georgia and Kentucky.

Dr. Clark began her prevention career a project coordinator for Kentucky’s Underage Drinking Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) project in Owen County, Kentucky where binge drinking among high school youth was reduced by 36% over a two-year period. She is a former newspaper publisher and brings a 20-year career of managing community newspapers to the prevention field.

Date and Time: 
May 20, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Webinar: Examining the social determinants of health: A prevention perspective - Part 2

Webinar: Examining the social determinants of health: A prevention perspective - Part 2

UPDATED DATE.

Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to make choices that lead to optimal health. The places where people are born, live, learn, work, play, and age are known as the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). These conditions are primarily responsible for health inequities and shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national, and local levels. This 2-part webinar developed by the Central East Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) will provide background on the SDOH, how SDOH impact behavioral health, prevention, and wellness efforts for healthier communities. In addition, this series will increase the capacity of the prevention workforce to create innovative partnerships and collaborations through addressing the social determinants of health for improved population health outcomes for all.

Part 2 Webinar Goal: Participants will understand the significance of creating innovative partnerships to explore strategies for more collaborative approaches to address the social determinants of health within their current prevention efforts

Learning Objectives

  • Review the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and discuss how SDOH impact overall community health, wellness and prevention efforts
  • Understand the rationale and importance of addressing the Social Determinants of Health from a prevention perspective
  • Discuss the need for cross-sector collaboration (public health professionals can’t do it alone)
  • Describe and discuss a broad range of culturally appropriate engagement strategies for new and/or existing partners (utilizing cultural humility)

​Speaker:  Dr. Dawn Thomas is currently a Prevention Systems Manager with the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). She is highly experienced in event planning, program development, coordination and implementation as well as fostering and promoting close working relationships between state, county and local social service systems/agencies. She has more than 25 years of public service that has focused on prevention, training, mental health and other social services programming for adults as well as students. Dr. Thomas is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant, with a Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati. Additionally Thomas she has served as a Consultant and presented numerous trainings and workshops at a wide array of venues and conferences that include but are not limited to: SAMHSA, The National Prevention Network Conference, and the Ohio Society for Public health Education.

Date and Time: 
May 20, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: CADCA Youth Challenge

Webinar: CADCA Youth Challenge

CADCA Youth Leadership wants to engage youth nationwide during social distancing to create a video that embodies how they are still being change agents during these challenging times.

Youth Trainers: Curtis Mark and Alexander Cook

Date and Time: 
May 20, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Two-part session addressing trauma

Webinar: Two-part session addressing trauma

Two-part session address trauma:

  1. Historical trauma: Definition, impact, and hope for healing - Beth Boyd, PhD
  2. Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and their impacts on the health and wellbeing of Native Americans & Alask Native people - Dr. Wendee Gardner, DPT, MPH and Dr. Danica Love Brown, PhD
Date and Time: 
May 20, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Resiliency and mental wellness in the workplace

Webinar: Resiliency and mental wellness in the workplace

A culture of mental wellness demands both individual commitment and organizational support. One of the best ways to assist co-workers is to attend to your personal work and well-being. No matter your schedule or competing demands, there are practical tools you can utilize to maintain mental wellness. Leaders and employees who invest in their own self-care are the best positioned to assist others in the workplace.

In this free webinar, Dr. Chad Morris, the Director of the University of Colorado- Behavioral Health & Wellness Program, will share proven strategies for supporting whole health, with a focus on mental wellness. He will describe a parallel process by which leaders and workers can attend to their own well-being and, at the same time, assist colleagues who may be struggling with or at risk for mental health issues.

Target Audience: This webinar is intended for any individuals interested in strengthening their own wellbeing, while also helping to build a culture of mutual support in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:
1. Review strategies for assessing personal wellness, identifying health coping skills, and strengthening a culture of mental wellness.
2. Learn tips for starting crucial conversations that facilitate mutual mental health support in the workplace.
3. Review and apply mental health strategies from model employers in the Health Links network.

Date and Time: 
May 20, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: How to lead through COVID-19 crisis in a resilience-oriented trauma-informed way

Webinar: How to lead through COVID-19 crisis in a resilience-oriented trauma-informed way

General concerns and anxieties can be difficult to manage during the best of situations, but what happens when you are trying to manage them during an international pandemic and provide supportive leadership? This workshop will provide a brief overview on how anxiety can impact our general functioning, our functioning in crisis, and different strategies you can use to adapt your leadership style to minimize the impact of anxiety on your staff during this unprecedented time in our country and lives.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the impact anxiety has on general functioning
  • Identify two leadership interventions to implement to manage the impact of anxiety on staff
  • Learn how to set up daily routines to help
  • Establish a safe, calm, and secure environment with supportive care for staff and clients
  • Develop healing, hopeful, honest, and trusting relationships within the public health system
Date and Time: 
May 20, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Fiscal Year 2020 Drug-Free Communities Applicant Workshop

Webinar: Fiscal Year 2020 Drug-Free Communities Applicant Workshop

On Wednesday, May 20, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host a workshop for Drug-Free Communities (DFC) 2020 grant applicants. This workshop will provide additional guidance and address questions on the FY 2020 DFC Support Program's Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) before the Monday, June 8, application deadline. 

Date and Time: 
May 20, 2020 - 11:45am to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:45 AM to 1:30 PM
 
2020 WA State Spring Youth Forum

2020 WA State Spring Youth Forum

HCA has continued to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 and how it will impact this year’s conference. In an effort to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, the 2020 Spring Youth Forum will not be held in person this year. Instead, DBHR will be hosting a virtual conference for those who can attend.

We are excited to host a virtual Spring Youth Forum to include an optional virtual poster session that will offer an opportunity to engage and recognize the great work youth teams have been doing to lead prevention projects in their communities! We will be recognizing and honoring all youth teams who applied for the Spring Youth Forum regardless of their ability to engage in the virtual event.

Additionally, we would like to acknowledge that the input Team Advisors and the prevention field has provided helped us better understand the opportunities and challenges, including the disparities when considering access to technology, your youth and your community may be facing during this pandemic. We realize not all youth teams will be able to engage in this year’s conference, therefore, we will not be holding a competition or awarding scholarships to select teams, instead we are planning to provide special recognition to every team who applied. 

Agenda, registration information, and additional guidance on the opportunity for youth to engage in the virtual poster session as part of the conference will be released soon.

Questions? Visit us online at www.springyouthforum.org or Contact at contactus@springyouthforum.org

 

 

Date and Time: 
May 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Webinar: National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic virtual symposium

Webinar: National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic virtual symposium

Speakers will address the highest-priority elements of the nation’s response to the opioid epidemic particularly in the context of COVID-19.

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), established the Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic in 2018 as a two-year, public-private partnership to foster greater coordination and collective action across the health system and beyond in addressing the opioid addiction crisis. The Action Collaborative uses a systems approach to convene and catalyze public, private, and non-profit stakeholders to develop, curate, and disseminate multi-sector solutions designed to reduce opioid misuse, and improve outcomes for individuals, families, and communities affected by the opioid crisis.

During this virtual symposium, Action Collaborative members and invited expert speakers will address among the highest-priority elements of the nation’s response to the opioid epidemic, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of the day, participants will learn about the most promising opportunities to achieve a health system that is better prepared to prevent, treat, and manage substance use disorders.

Date and Time: 
May 21, 2020 - 5:30am to 2:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
5:30 AM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: Our mental health matters: In the era of COVID-19 and beyond

Webinar: Our mental health matters: In the era of COVID-19 and beyond

A Prevention Research Center webinar.

Date and Time: 
May 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Compassion fatigue: Additional risks while serving vulnerable populations during a pandemic

Webinar: Compassion fatigue: Additional risks while serving vulnerable populations during a pandemic

The purpose of this session is to raise awareness about compassion fatigue - which is often described as the cost of caring for people who are in emotional and physical pain. The current pandemic has heighted concerns that providers are experiencing compassion fatigue.

Outcomes/objectives:

  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue.
  2. Identify how compassion fatigue impacts the workforce.
  3. Develop strategies for preventing and reversing compassion fatigue.
Date and Time: 
May 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: Guiding Good Choices Online

Webinar: Guiding Good Choices Online

Join Center for CTC staff for a discussion on delivery of GGC to online parent groups. This session will cover content for Session 2 and introduce Session 3. 
Date and Time: 
May 21, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Online
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
 
COVID-19 prevention provider call

COVID-19 prevention provider call

These calls are generally focused on DBHR providers but others are welcome. 

Date and Time: 
May 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Communities respond to COVID-19: Implications for Asian Pacific Islanders

Webinar: Communities respond to COVID-19: Implications for Asian Pacific Islanders

This year's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) comes at a time when many Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs) are experiencing discrimination and stigma emerging from anti-Asian narratives related to COVID-19.  These narratives, embedded in a national context of uncertainty about health and safety, are increasing the vulnerability for fear, anxiety and emotional distress within API communities.

NNED organizations and API community leaders are responding to the rising needs for mental health and emotional support.  The evolving circumstances have created a platform for enhanced partnership and innovation to expand the availability of culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services and ensure the safety of API populations.

This NNED Virtual Roundtable is the second of a two-part series on the behavioral and mental health impacts of COVID-19. Panelists will discuss:
- Emerging mental health needs for API communities
- Strategies for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health and emotional support services to API populations
- Community approaches for addressing discrimination and stigma experienced by APIs

Opening remarks:
- Juliet Bui, MSW, MPA

Current confirmed speakers:
- Amanda Lee
- Dr. Doris Chang
- Dr. Pata Suyemoto
- Perry Chan
- Dr. Russell Jeung

Learn more about the panelists: https://nned.net/6869/

NOTE: Due to the substantial interest in this Virtual Roundtable, the number of attendees able to join live may be limited by the platform. A recording will be sent to all who register. 

Date and Time: 
May 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is holding an enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning. This 7-week distance learning series offers participants a unique, interactive experience to explore how to develop a sustainability plan.

Session dates and times:

​1:00 pm –2:30 pm Pacific
Session 1 - April 7
Session 2 - April 14
Session 3 - April 21
Session 4 - April 28
Session 5 - May 12
Session 6 - May 19
Session 7- May 26

This training is free. Only 15 spots available. See training flier for more information.

Date and Time: 
April 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to May 26, 2020 - 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CANCELLED - Pre-Coalition Leadership Institute optional training

CANCELLED - Pre-Coalition Leadership Institute optional training

Pre-Coalition Leadership Institute optional trainings to be announced. 

Date and Time: 
May 26, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Lacey, WA
 
 
 
 
CANCELLED - Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 2020 annual meeting

CANCELLED - Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 2020 annual meeting

Mark your calendars to attend the most important prevention science conference–the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 28th Annual Meeting. This year’s theme is “Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science.”

The Society for Prevention Research envisions a wellness-oriented society in which evidenced-based programs and policies are continuously applied to improve the health and well-being of its citizens, fostering positive human development and citizens who lead productive lives, in caring relationships with others.

The SPR Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to advance this vision by providing a centrally integrated forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results from prevention research and related public health fields; and by providing a forum for the communication between scientists, public policy leaders and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preventive interventions in all areas of public health.

Date and Time: 
May 26, 2020 (All day) to May 29, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
 
Webinar: Self-care and post-traumatic growth: Managing anxiety and worry during COVID-19

Webinar: Self-care and post-traumatic growth: Managing anxiety and worry during COVID-19

General concerns and anxieties can be difficult to manage during the best of situations, but what happens when you are trying to manage them during an international pandemic? This workshop will provide a brief overview on how anxiety can impact our general functioning, our functioning in crisis, and different strategies you can use to decrease the impact of anxiety on you during this unprecedented time in our country and lives.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the impact anxiety has on general functioning
  • Identify two personal coping mechanisms to manage the impact of anxiety
  • Learn how to set up daily routines to manage anxiety and worry
  • Provide specific tools and techniques staff can implement to enhance self-care during active crisis
  • Identify opportunities for post-traumatic growth opportunities to enhance professional development post crisis 
Date and Time: 
May 26, 2020 - 7:30am to 8:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
 
Webinar: Strategies of support for mental health providers #8

Webinar: Strategies of support for mental health providers #8

This is the eighth session of a weekly open forum to listen and share suggestions and resources. Special attention will be paid to resiliency, strength, overcoming challenges of social distancing, and supporting mental health professionals in their efforts to adapt their delivery of services.

Discussion will be facilitated by Sean A. Bear, BA, Meskwaki; Matt Ignacio, PhC, MSSW, Tohono O’odham; and Anne Helene Skinstad, PhD.

Date and Time: 
May 26, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Resilience in Washington State: What works and how to make it happen

Webinar: Resilience in Washington State: What works and how to make it happen

With Suzette Fromm Reed, community psychologist, and Dario Longhi, change/sociology researcher. Presented by the Washington State ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice. May 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM.

What works? What kinds of resilience increases community-wide levels of well-being and moderates ACE impacts? Come learn about the evidence of the effects of contextual resilience based on research from 108 Washington communities.

How to make it happen?  What we can learn from strategies employed in Walla Walla to increase community capacity, implement trauma-informed practices, change the culture of schools, and involve neighborhoods?

Hear research findings and implications for Washington and beyond.

 

Presenter Biographies

  • Dario Longhi,  since 1990, has been researching what works in Social and Health programs at DSHS.  Dario has a long history of following the data in Washington and using data to help us understand what works and what helps.  As a research manager, Dario is gifted at helping communities translate the data into practical community organizing strategies. Dario was Research Director of the Family Policy Council. Now retired, since 2012, he is still doing formative evaluations and consulting with community organizations, as a partner, in Participatory Research Consulting with Marsha Brown. Dario is committed to educational equity.
  • Dr. Suzette Fromm Reed serves as Associate Professor, founding director/chair of National Louis University’s (NLU) Ph.D. program in Community Psychology. Prior to NLU, she led research and evaluation for non-profit, child welfare organizations at both the national and local levels. She holds an MA in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychology in the Public Interest. Her research, recent publications and community trainings focus on the buffering role of community/organizational resilience between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and mental and physical health, as well as academic and employment outcomes.
Date and Time: 
May 26, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Guiding the Shepherd: Mental health of faith-based leaders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, part 1

Webinar: Guiding the Shepherd: Mental health of faith-based leaders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, part 1

This series will explore how faith-based community leadership can build mental health capacity in the midst of COVID-19. It addresses the need to assist these leaders in (1) improving their general knowledge base around mental and emotional disorders and (2) removing the stigma regarding mental health issues. By incorporating a cross collaboration between faith leaders and psychiatric practitioners, this three-part series will help improve the overall well-being of African-American communities during and beyond the current pandemic.

 
Date and Time: 
May 26, 2020 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: Be a champion for prevention: Marijuana policy in the time of COVID-19

Webinar: Be a champion for prevention: Marijuana policy in the time of COVID-19

During our Pacific Southwest Listening Sessions for Prevention Practitioners on doing prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic, a concern that was frequently raised was about local and state marijuana policies and regulations shifting to accommodate businesses during COVID-19 restrictions without public health considerations. Some of the questions raised during these sessions included concerns about the increased availability of marijuana in the COVID-19 environment. Others expressed concern about marijuana dispensaries being deemed essential businesses by state leaders. Many were concerned that these new practices will contribute to increased substance misuse and continue beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

To respond to these concerns, we are holding this important discussion session with experts in this area. If you share these concerns, please join us to learn how YOU can be a champion for prevention!

  1. Registration will be limited and you will be asked to submit your discussion topic/concerns in advance. 
  2. Facilitators will moderate a dialogue with participants with the goal of identifying a cohort of participants who are willing to serve as champions who can mobilize their communities and disseminate information to their stakeholders and through their networks. 
  3. Following the discussion event, the Pacific Southwest PTTC will convene ongoing Community of Practice (COP) calls with champions identified to continue the dialogue.
Date and Time: 
May 26, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
 
Webinar: Promoting health equity for black patients with opioid use disorder, 2-part webinar series

Webinar: Promoting health equity for black patients with opioid use disorder, 2-part webinar series

In this two-part webinar series, we will discuss the historical and present-day context that has led to disparities in treatment and outcomes for Black patients with opioid use disorder and offer solutions to address and eliminate these inequities.

Part 2. Promoting Health Equity: Facilitating Utilization of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Among Black Patients

Objectives:

At the end of this webinar series the participant will be able to:

1. Appreciate the role of culturally-informed and structurally competent policy and treatment approaches for Black patients with OUD

2. Describe barriers to access to and retention in medication treatment for OUD among Black patients

3. Describe facilitators of access to and retention in medication treatment for OUD among Black patients

4. Identify target policies and/or program initiatives in your local area to promote improved utilization of medication treatment for OUD among Black patients 

Recognizing and Eliminating disparities in Addiction through Culturally Informed Healthcare The overall goal of the REACH training program is to increase the number of physicians and advanced health professionals adequately trained to work with under-represented minority patients with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders.

Funding for this presentation was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5H79TI081358 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.

The speakers have no financial disclosures to report.

Date and Time: 
May 27, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: 2020 Coalition Leadership Institute

Webinar: 2020 Coalition Leadership Institute

The Coalition Leadership Institute has been cancelled in alignment with guidance and recommenations issued by the Governor's office. We will be moving to a 9-2pm webinar on May 27, 2020.

To register, please go to this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8436555324418314765

 

Questions? Contact HCACLI@hca.wa.gov.

 

Date and Time: 
May 27, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: Motivational interviewing: African American males

Webinar: Motivational interviewing: African American males

This webinar will discuss cultural considerations for using motivational interviewing as a clinical tool with African American men who use substances. Special attention will be given to the impact of generational trauma and how they impacts substance use behaviors, engagement in the clinical relationship, and responses to clinical interventions. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how motivational interviewing can be used as a framework for addressing substance use concerns
  • Understand how generational trauma can impact/exacerbate substance use
  • Define how issues of generational trauma/cultural mistrust interrupt stages/processes in this model (ex: impact of nondirective style, the importance of trust in relationships, special considerations for the planning process)
  • Improve skills and strategies for executing culturally competent MI

Presenter: Dr. Jessica Young Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist in Richmond, VA. Her research and clinical work focuses on how African Americans understand their mental health symptoms, especially through the lens of faith beliefs. Dr. Brown specializes in helping clients understand how personal and historical trauma impacts their current functioning.

 

Date and Time: 
May 27, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Planning comprehensive strategies to address opioid misuse among older adult populations

Webinar: Planning comprehensive strategies to address opioid misuse among older adult populations

This session will explore the issue of opioid use and misuse among older adult populations and discuss ways to assess this issue locally. The webinar will explore how to develop a logic model and strategies using CADCA’s 7 Strategies for Community Change, as well as getting key stakeholders to engage in the work. 

Adult Trainer: Dorothy Chaney

Date and Time: 
May 27, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Self-care and post-traumatic growth: managing anxiety and worry during COVID-19

Webinar: Self-care and post-traumatic growth: managing anxiety and worry during COVID-19

General concerns and anxieties can be difficult to manage during the best of situations, but what happens when you are trying to manage them during an international pandemic? This workshop will provide a brief overview on how anxiety can impact our general functioning, our functioning in crisis, and different strategies you can use to decrease the impact of anxiety on you during this unprecedented time in our country and lives.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:


• Recognize the impact anxiety has on general functioning
• Identify two personal coping mechanisms to manage the impact of anxiety
• Learn how to set up daily routines to manage anxiety and worry
• Provide specific tools and techniques staff can implement to enhance self-care during active crisis
• Identify opportunities for post-traumatic growth opportunities to enhance professional development post crisis

Date and Time: 
May 27, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: SFP 10-14 modifications with Dr. Cathy Hockaday (access link in the description)

Webinar: SFP 10-14 modifications with Dr. Cathy Hockaday (access link in the description)

During these times, we have all had to adjust and make changes to the way we work with families. We would like to give you​ an update on what SFP 10-14 is doing to help reach families in new and creative ways. Dr. Cathy Hockaday, program manager at Iowa State University, would like to invite you to a live Zoom call May 27th 1:30-3:00 CST to share some of the details as well as answer questions.  

Please click this URL to start or join. https://iastate.zoom.us/j/99465326768  password 758057.   The link and recording will also be listed on the website under the COVID-19 resource tab. 

  1. Check out our COVID-19 resource tab at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/sfp10-14/covid-19.  Please link to us or pass on the resources to others who may need them.
  2. Please make sure you are following us on Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/iastatesfp1014/  as we have tips for families, activities to share, resources for professionals, and fun pictures. We invite you to send us your pictures of you and your family or your SFP 10-14 families enjoying their family time together  wherever they are. Please use this hashtag on your own page when posting pictures of families having fun together  #SFP1014StrongerTogether 
  3. "7 emails" can be found under the COVID-19 resource tab. These emails/documents can be used however you would like to use them. Former SFP 10-14 families may find them to be a nice refresher of things they learned while in the program. If you had to "pause" programming this spring maybe it is a way to stay connected to the families. The emails do not follow any particular order. Families you work with in other ways could enjoy them as well. There is room on the 2nd page to add your local contact information if you wish. Have fun with them. 
  4. We are piloting virtual SFP 10-14 in 5 states currently. Hats off to those who have ventured into unchartered territory with us. Watch the COVID-19 resource tab in upcoming weeks for information on how you can implement virtually if the situation demands it. Please reach out to Cathy Hockaday, hockaday@iastate.edu, if you want to consider virtual programming for the summer so that we can work together. There are many lessons we have learned along the way already. 
  5. Please document anything you have done with your families since COVID-19 began so that we can show the many wonderful ways you have stayed in touch with them and brought them much needed services. We will send out another survey this summer to hear what you have done to stay connected with the families your serve.

We have a special project we will roll out this summer to help with recruitment for your SFP 10-14 sessions in the future. Details will be sent out when it is ready to launch. Do you feel like a kid staring at a wrapped boxed that says do not open yet? I hope so! The surprise will be worth the wait! 

Date and Time: 
May 27, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Mentoring Matters in public health

Webinar: Mentoring Matters in public health

Landmark events like the emergence of HIV, 9/11, and now the COVID-19 pandemic, bring a new wave of people into the public health workforce. At the same time, significant numbers of governmental public health professionals are expected to retire or are considering leaving their positions in the next few years. The May session of Hot Topics in Practice reviews how mentoring is an important tool for addressing these issues, developing new leaders, and building more equitable organizations.

In this one-hour presentation, Jackie Litzau will discuss the findings from interviews with leaders around the Northwest and reveal how they informed the development of NWCPHP’s new online resource, Mentoring Matters, for strengthening mentorship in public health agencies. She will also highlight key material covered in the new course, giving special attention to how equity and inclusion are incorporated into the content and how these values can be put into practice.

Presenter
Jackie Litzau, MPHc, University of Washington School of Public Health

Date and Time: 
May 27, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Why use evidence and where to find it: Blueprints for Healthy Youth

Webinar: Why use evidence and where to find it: Blueprints for Healthy Youth

Save the date! 

Presenter: Karl Hill, PhD, Director, Problem Behavior and Positive Youth

Date and Time: 
May 27, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
 
CPWI Community Consultation

CPWI Community Consultation

HCA/DBHR has partnered with the Washington State University IMPACT Research Lab to evaluate the effectiveness of CPWI communities in reducing adolescent substance use and related risk factors. The key findings of the evaluation have been developed into a one-pager handout for each community, and have been sent out to each community. These one-pagers are a great way for communities to showcase the results of their prevention efforts.

During the community consultations at the Virtual Coalition Leadership Institute, the IMPACT Research Lab researchers will provide participants with the knowledge and tools to tailor the one-pagers to suit their local needs. The researchers will also answer participants’ questions, provide personalized feedback, and share some example one-pagers with evidence-based framing techniques for adolescent substance use prevention.

Goals of the Community Consultations:

  1. Familiarize the participants with the CPWI community one-pager handouts.

  2. Help participants understand and interpret their substance use prevention data.

  3. Teach participants how to personalize the one-pagers to suit their local needs.

  4. Empower participants to effectively tell their prevention story by using evidence-based messaging techniques.

When:

May 27th 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm: Consultation for CPWI Cohort 1 communities

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7319541671435330319

May 27th 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm: Consultation for CPWI Cohort 2 communities

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7869914311346552079

May 27th 5:00 pm to 5:50pm: Consultation for CPWI Cohort 3 communities

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/945427574124931343

Date and Time: 
May 27, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:50pm
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 5:50 PM
 
Webinar: Stopping behavioral health and substance use disorders where they start: Prevention and treatment in adolescence

Webinar: Stopping behavioral health and substance use disorders where they start: Prevention and treatment in adolescence

Behavioral health concerns, such as anxiety and depression are common among adolescents, as is substance use. Half of all behavioral health problems begin by age 14 and youth from 12-20 years of age account for about one-tenth of all alcohol consumed in the United States, with crises such as COVID-19 only increasing challenges. In this peer-to-peer conversation, we will hear from national leaders about how they are innovating to prevent and intervene in adolescent behavioral health and/or substance use disorders. This is the fourth conversation in a four-part dialogue series to inspire visionary change in mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment for children and families in the Nation’s Capital. 

Date and Time: 
May 28, 2020 - 6:30am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
6:30 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Webinar: Supporting the mental health of healthcare workers during COVID-19

Webinar: Supporting the mental health of healthcare workers during COVID-19

Outcomes/Objectives

  1. Examine the importance of provider self-care in the prevention of long term trauma.
  2. Develop a personal crisis management plan to safely cope in times of crisis.
  3. Apply positive coping skills, tools, and resources to promote wellness.
Date and Time: 
May 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Cultural resilience during Covid-19

Webinar: Cultural resilience during Covid-19

Social distancing during Covid-19 has impacted the ability for many individuals to attend American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) traditional ceremonies, cultural gatherings, and events. This training will discuss the cultural aspects of grief and loss, and will equip providers with ideas and resources to creatively assist their patients in staying connected to their culture and other positive resources.


Outcomes/Objectives

  1. Examine the importance of AI/AN cultural practices as protective factors during times of crisis.
  2. Assist patients in identifying strategies to stay connected to culture, and others while social distancing.
  3. Provide cultural resources to assist with positive coping during crisis.
Date and Time: 
May 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Saying It Out Loud Conference

Saying It Out Loud Conference

2020 Saying It Out Loud Conference is Going Virtual!

HCA has continued to monitor the evolving situation with COVID-19 and how it will impact this year’s conference. In an effort to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, the 2020 Saying It Out Loud Conference will not be held in person; however, we will be hosting a few virtual webinars for those who can attend and participate throughout the day on May 28th from 9:00am-3:30pm. Please note, each attendee will be required to register for each webinar individually.

The Saying It Out Loud (SIOL) Conference focuses on information sharing and networking to improve behavioral health services and decrease disparities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals.

The conference strives to provide space to educate and share knowledge with attendees to better serve and support LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. Dialogue is encouraged across all topics that touch and impact individuals including understanding how difference with regards to gender identity and sexuality impact overall behavioral and physical health, self-determination and well-being.

All are welcome. Attendees in the past have included professionals from many areas such as behavioral health (mental health and substance use) across all ages and populations, non-profit agencies who serve LGBTQ+ individuals and families, child welfare, education, criminal justice, etc.

This year’s conference is scheduled to take place at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, Thursday, May 28th and will mark its 19th year. The conference has had continued success and growth year after year with around 500 in attendance at the 2019 conference. The goal of the conference is to continue making an impact in the lives of individuals for years to come.

The conference is sponsored by the Health Care Authority (HCA), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR).

Date and Time: 
May 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Online
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
 
Webinar: Compassion fatigue: Managing during the pandemic with self-care strategies

Webinar: Compassion fatigue: Managing during the pandemic with self-care strategies

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted all of us and especially the most vulnerable populations we serve in behavioral health workplaces. These new challenges can increase the risk for compassion fatigue. This presentation will identify the components and suggest strategies to address the issues with self-care.

Objectives: 

  • Raise awareness regarding compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress including how it occurs and who is susceptible;
  • Assist individuals, groups, and organizations to better understand and address compassion fatigue;
  • Identify steps for prevention and management of compassion fatigue through self-care.
Date and Time: 
May 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Guiding Good Choices Online

Webinar: Guiding Good Choices Online

Join Center for CTC staff for a discussion on delivery of GGC to online parent groups. This session will cover content for Session 3 and introduce Session 4. 

Date and Time: 
May 28, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Online
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: Training to assist in sustaining programs to prevent opioid use disorder

Webinar: Training to assist in sustaining programs to prevent opioid use disorder

Hosted by: Opioid Response Network and Washington State Health Care Authority

Trainer: Dave Shavel

Please join us for a webinar training on sustainability! All prevention providers are invited to attend. Participants will learn about evidence-based strategies to sustain community efforts:

  • Recruiting and engaging coalition members and partners
  • Involving community sectors in the coalition efforts
  • Using the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to guide coalition efforts
  • Demonstrating and communicating results / outcomes 
  • Developing diverse sources of funding
Date and Time: 
May 28, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Self-care and post-traumatic growth: Managing anxiety and worry during COVID-19

Webinar: Self-care and post-traumatic growth: Managing anxiety and worry during COVID-19

General concerns and anxieties can be difficult to manage during the best of situations, but what happens when you are trying to manage them during an international pandemic? This workshop will provide a brief overview on how anxiety can impact our general functioning, our functioning in crisis, and different strategies you can use to decrease the impact of anxiety on you during this unprecedented time in our country and lives.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the impact anxiety has on general functioning
  • Identify two personal coping mechanisms to manage the impact of anxiety
  • Learn how to set up daily routines to manage anxiety and worry
  • Provide specific tools and techniques staff can implement to enhance self-care during active crisis
  • Identify opportunities for post-traumatic growth opportunities to enhance professional development post crisis 
Date and Time: 
May 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Generalized anxiety disorder and COVID-19

Generalized anxiety disorder and COVID-19

Hosted by the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce a Mental & Behavioral Health Webinar Series. The 4 part series will address topics such as anxiety, substance misuse, and suicide prevention among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN).

The first Mental and Behavioral Health webinar will explore generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and COVID-10 in American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The discussion will include general background on GAD as well as share resources with attendees.

Date and Time: 
May 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Rural Network Meeting

Rural Network Meeting

Join Meeting

Visit https://www.preventcoalition.org/rural/get-involved/ for a calendar invitation.  

Who We Are

The Rural Network is a group of volunteers and leaders across Washington state building resiliency and safeguarding youth. We all represent rural populations and create a unified prevention approach. We’re parents, youth, school staff, business owners, medical professionals, law enforcement, government workers, faith-based organizations, and more. Together we’re convening a network of rural voices and developing supports to meet population needs.

The Rural Network is an initiative of Prevent, funded by the Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program of the Washington State Department of Health. Huge support comes from the fiscal agent, ESD 112. Prevent has been connecting and supporting communities since 2003. Additional initiatives are funded by state and federal grants, made possible by volunteers like you.

Who We Serve

We represent the voices of rural populations across Washington. A map of rural communities is located on our website at www.preventcoalition.org/rural

Our Work

We’re identifying key populations in Washington, assessing the unique risk and protective factors rural communities face, developing tools and supports, uncovering the greatest gaps in prevention/education resources and seeking to bridge these gaps. Together we’ll discover what works and what doesn’t with prevention in rural communities.

More Information

Visit www.preventcoaliton.org/rural. This meeting is open to all who work/live/play in rural communities, who serve rural populations, who self identify as rural or anyone who is simply interested in this program. Contact preventcoalition@esd112.org for more details. 

Date and Time: 
May 28, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Online
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 
Vapes, Vapes and More Vapes! - Tall Cop, sponsored by King County YMPEP

Vapes, Vapes and More Vapes! - Tall Cop, sponsored by King County YMPEP

Vapes, Vapes and More Vapes!
Friday May 29, 2020 - (9am to 10:30am Pacific)

This sessions will cover marijuana vapes, nicotine vapes and vape paraphernalia.  Also, covered will be other synthetic drugs that can go into various different vapes. Including in this session will be popular culture youth stash compartments, drug logos and drug terms.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_htmzpQfIS4G9eDuM0mcbYQ

Date and Time: 
May 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Location: 
webinar
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Working from home and keeping your sanity!

Webinar: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment series: Working from home and keeping your sanity!

Hosted by the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network. A series: Challenges and opportunities of the COVID-19 work environment will be held Mondays and Fridays from May 4, 2020 to June 26, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

Topic: Working from home and keeping your sanity!

Date and Time: 
May 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Webinar: Enhancing family-school partnerships through tele-mental health

Webinar: Enhancing family-school partnerships through tele-mental health

Making a Good Connection: Engaging Students and Families in School Tele-Mental Health is a three-part webinar series geared toward providers who are making the transition from in-person to telehealth services. Session content will focus on practical strategies and equity concerns related to engaging children, adolescents and families using distance technology. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions upon registration, enabling our Technology Transfer Center (TTC) Network specialists to shape their content to meet your needs. The presenters will devote the first segment of each hour-long presentation to a specific topic, then address attendee-submitted questions.

Certificates of attendance will be available to viewers of 50% (30 minutes) or more of the live webinar. CEUs are not offered for these sessions.

Date and Time: 
May 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Alcohol and COVID-19: A dangerous mix

Alcohol and COVID-19: A dangerous mix

Interactive Dialogues are a series of virtual meetings hosted by USAPA in order to foster the spread of ideas and greater connection among those working in the field of alcohol policy. The Interactive Dialogues are intended to create a space where members of community alcohol and other drug coalitions, local and state public health departments, and other ATOD prevention and public health practitioners can gather and discuss timely alcohol policy issues. There will be significant opportunity to discuss questions from the audience with the goal of taking action on these issues. 

This interactive dialogue will discuss some of the state and national changes in alcohol availability as a result of COVID-19, and serve as a listening session for the other alcohol industry friendly measures occurring at the state and local level. Participants will hear from experts and will have ample time to share their own experiences. The key findings from this discussion will result in resources that can be shared with the broader alcohol policy and prevention field. 

This first Interactive Dialogue offers an opportunity for prevention practitioners to:

  • Learn about and better understand the harms associated with changes in alcohol availability as a result of an unexpected pandemic, including the increasingly blurred line between on and off premises sales;
  • Share emerging changes to alcohol sales that will not only impact alcohol-related harms in the short-term, but have the potential to set dangerous precedents that will damage the three tier system long-term; and
  • Discuss ways communities can take action to prevent the harms associated with increased access to alcohol.
  • Discuss ways to ensure that temporary policies do not become permanent.
  • Consider possible data collection to make the case about alcohol related harms.
Date and Time: 
May 29, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
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World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day

The global campaign will debunk myths and expose devious tactics employed by these industries. It will provide young people with the knowledge required to easily detect industry manipulation and equip them with the tools to rebuff such tactics, thereby empowering young people to stand up against them. This is especially important right now as studies show that smokers have a higher risk for a severe case of coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls on all young people to join the fight to become a tobacco-free generation. Learn more online

Date and Time: 
May 31, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
World-wide
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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