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National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week 2019 is fast approaching! 

Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To make that possible, we need to address the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where we live, learn, work, worship and play affects each of us and can determine our health and life expectancy. In the workplace, let’s partner across public and private sectors to make sure decisions are made with the public’s health in mind. Within our communities, let’s start new conversations with our neighbors and become advocates for positive change. Working together, we can build healthier communities and eventually, the healthiest nation. But we need your help to get there.

During each day of National Public Health Week, we focus on a particular public health topic. Then, we identify ways each of us can make a difference on that topic. These areas are critical to our future success in creating the healthiest nation, and everyone can do their part to help.

Daily themes are: 

Monday — Healthy Communities

Tuesday — Violence Prevention

Wednesday — Rural Health

Thursday — Technology and Public Health

Friday — Climate Change

Saturday and Sunday — Global Health

Date and Time: 
April 1, 2019 (All day) to April 7, 2019 (All day)
Category: 
Event
Location: 
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WA-SAPST

WA-SAPST

Find more information on PSCBW website, registration will open in February 2019.

Cost: $25

See attached flyer for more information about the course (flyer reflects Feb training dates, upcoming dates listed at bottom)

Date and Time: 
April 2, 2019 (All day) to April 5, 2019 (All day)
File attachments: 
Location: 
Arboretum, Yakima WA
 
 
 
North Sound Tribal Behavioral Health Conference and Opioid Symposium

North Sound Tribal Behavioral Health Conference and Opioid Symposium

Keynotes, workshops, and panels focusing on behavioral health and substance use disorder issues in the Tribal community, including the opioid crisis, suicide prevention, youth outreach, and healing from historical trauma.  The conference will explore how the strengths embedded in Tribal communities and traditions can be used to support the behavioral health treatment and recovery of American Indians and Alaskan Natives.  It will also highlight current innovations in Tribal Behavioral Health programs and Washington State policy changes that will impact these programs.

Date and Time: 
April 3, 2019 (All day) to April 4, 2019 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Tulalip Resort, Tulalip, WA
 
 
Webinar: Older adults and opioids

Webinar: Older adults and opioids

The opioid epidemic is an issue of growing concern in the United States. All ages, including older adults, are feeling its impact. According to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, across the past 20 years, the hospitalization rate for geriatric misuse of opioids has quintupled. While it is common for older adults to experience chronic pain, special consideration should be given when prescribing opioids to older patients. Pharmacist Kyle Decker of Simple Meds® will join this web seminar as a guest speaker to share more about the impact of opioid use on older adults. Register for this month’s web seminar to learn more about the opioid epidemic and to learn about ways older adults can more effectively manage their medication.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • List the trends of opioid use in older adults;
  • Describe the potential risks associated with medication overuse and mismanagement;
  • Describe how to assist families in addressing concerns about their loved one’s opioid use;
  • Describe proper disposal of opioid medications; and,  
  • List resources to help strengthen the role of the family in reducing the potential for medication risks.
Date and Time: 
April 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: New Opioid Prevention Plus Wellness Programs

Webinar: New Opioid Prevention Plus Wellness Programs

Opioid Screening & Brief Prevention Interventions for High Risk Populations 

Webinar Objectives:
1. Identify new evidence-informed opioid use disorder screening and brief prevention interventions for two high risk populations.        
2. Describe their steps for implementation both one-on-one and in a group.
3. Identify the positive image content and illustrations targeting wellness behavior promotion and opioid misuse prevention.
4. List the accompanying digital download reproducible program materials.
 

Date and Time: 
April 4, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
 
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National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week 2019 is fast approaching! 

Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To make that possible, we need to address the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where we live, learn, work, worship and play affects each of us and can determine our health and life expectancy. In the workplace, let’s partner across public and private sectors to make sure decisions are made with the public’s health in mind. Within our communities, let’s start new conversations with our neighbors and become advocates for positive change. Working together, we can build healthier communities and eventually, the healthiest nation. But we need your help to get there.

During each day of National Public Health Week, we focus on a particular public health topic. Then, we identify ways each of us can make a difference on that topic. These areas are critical to our future success in creating the healthiest nation, and everyone can do their part to help.

Daily themes are: 

Monday — Healthy Communities

Tuesday — Violence Prevention

Wednesday — Rural Health

Thursday — Technology and Public Health

Friday — Climate Change

Saturday and Sunday — Global Health

Date and Time: 
April 1, 2019 (All day) to April 7, 2019 (All day)
Category: 
Event
Location: 
None
 
 
 
Webinar: Mental illness 101: A practical primer series for Faith Communities, Part 1

Webinar: Mental illness 101: A practical primer series for Faith Communities, Part 1

Part I: Mental Illness 101: What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

People experiencing a mental health condition often struggle with an overlapping—or what the medical community calls co-occurring—disorders, such as a opioid use disorder. 

The inaugural webinar in our Mental Illness 101 series will pay special attention to the current opioid crisis and how the misuse of these highly addictive substances could be masking mental health concerns.

Using the most up-to-date research, Prof. David E. Jenkins, Psy.D., will identify specific signs and symptoms when someone might have a co-occurring disorder, and how everyday leaders can refer such individuals to the appropriate level of care.   

Date and Time: 
April 10, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
 
Minerva TA Call (via Skype)

Minerva TA Call (via Skype)

About Minerva TA Calls:
  • 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.​
Call details:
  • Date:   April 10, 2019
  • Time:   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Join online by following these steps:
    • Click the link below to launch Skype for Business in a web browser. You have the option to install a plug-in, but it is not required. Un-check the box to skip this step. You will still be able to share screens and participate in the meeting. Either call in via phone OR use your computer's speakers (not both!).
  • Phone: 360-407-3811
  • Conference ID: 8934917
Date and Time: 
April 10, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Online via Skype for Business
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
New SPORT Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Programs 2.0

New SPORT Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Programs 2.0

Webinar Objectives:

 

  1. Identify the newly updated evidence-based SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness screening and brief interventions for youth.        
  2. Describe their steps for implementation both one-on-one and in a group.
  3. Identify the positive image content and illustrations targeting wellness behavior promotion and substance use prevention.
  4. List the accompanying digital download reproducible program materials.


 

Date and Time: 
April 11, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
 
New SPORT Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Programs 2.0: Show and Tell Webinar

New SPORT Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Programs 2.0: Show and Tell Webinar

Webinar Objectives:

 

  1. Identify the newly updated evidence-based SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness screening and brief interventions for youth.        
  2. Describe their steps for implementation both one-on-one and in a group.
  3. Identify the positive image content and illustrations targeting wellness behavior promotion and substance use prevention.
  4. List the accompanying digital download reproducible program materials.


 

Date and Time: 
April 11, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Webinar: E-cigarette use among adolescents and adults: Implications for the future of tobacco prevention

Webinar: E-cigarette use among adolescents and adults: Implications for the future of tobacco prevention

A CTC PLUS Coordinator Webinar: E-cigarette use among adolescents and adults: Implications for the future of tobacco prevention.

Date and Time: 
April 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
 
 
 
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Opioid Prescribing 2019: How Washington State Bill 1427 Will Affect Your Practice

Opioid Prescribing 2019: How Washington State Bill 1427 Will Affect Your Practice

Registration has opened for this free CME-accredited course titled, “Opioid Prescribing 2019: How Washington State Bill 1427 Will Affect Your Practice.” This course will be held April 15, 2019, at the South Campus Center (Room 316), on the University of Washington Campus in Seattle, Washington.

 

Washington State Bill 1427 new opioid prescribing rules will affect clinicians and health-systems!  Are you ready for the change?  Come hear from Commissioners from the state’s Medical, Osteopathic, Nursing, Podiatric, and Dental Boards as well as esteemed faculty on a variety of topics with ample opportunity to ask questions.  This program is offered to Washington providers and prescribers for FREE.  In order to grab your spot, please click here for course details, agenda, CME info, faculty listing and to register. 

Date and Time: 
April 15, 2019 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
University of WA
 
Webinar: Vaping & Marijuana Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Show & tell

Webinar: Vaping & Marijuana Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Show & tell

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Identify the newly created evidence-informed Vaping and Marijuana Prevention Plus Wellness screening and brief interventions for middle and high school adolescents.
  2. Explore the scripts for implementation both one-on-one and in a group.
  3. Identify the positive image content and illustrations targeting wellness behavior promotion and substance use prevention.
  4. Describe the accompanying program digital download reproducible materials.Webinar Objectives:

CEU Certificate: 1-hour CEU certificate available upon completing webinar and requesting certificate. For questions, or if you’d like us to present this webinar to your organization, call: (904) 472-5022, info@preventionpluswellness.com.

Date and Time: 
April 16, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Washington Healthy Youth Survey Workshop - ESD 189 Anacortes

Washington Healthy Youth Survey Workshop - ESD 189 Anacortes

Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2019 Workshops

  • Learn what students said about themselves, their school, family and community
  • Learn to interpret and communicate the HYS results
  • Learn how to use the HYS website and access your HYS data

Training will include small group activities. You are encouraged to bring you laptop to access your HYS data. 

Date and Time: 
April 16, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
ESD 189, Anacortes, WA
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
QPR Training

QPR Training

QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) is a Suicide Prevention Training provided by Yakama Nation Behavioral Health. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.

To register, contact Chestina Dominguez at (509) 985-2292 or at Chestina_Dominguez@yakama.com.

 

Date and Time: 
April 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Yakama Nation Behavioral Health Special Projects Unit Building, 16 1/2 W. 1st. Ave, Toppenish
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Historical and current patterns of cocaine use in the US

Webinar: Historical and current patterns of cocaine use in the US

NDEWS Presents monthly webinar: Historical and current patterns of cocaine use in the US

Presenters: 

  • James N. Hall, Epidemiologist, Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities, Nova Southeastern University
  • Marcella H. Sorg, PhD, Research Professor, Department of Anthropology, Director, Rural Drug and Alcohol Research Program, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine
  • Denise Paone, EdD, Senior Director of Research and Surveillance, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Date and Time: 
April 16, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Healthy Futures Conference

Healthy Futures Conference

Healthy Futures: Redefining Prevention is a two day conference focused on preventing substance use in youth and their families. TOGETHER! has a focus on systems change, equity, and community mobilization and that extends to our conference. This year we are excited to bring experts in ACEs, Youth Talk Circles, School-Based Crisis Services, Harm Reduction, Racial Equity, Sexual Abuse, and more. Join us for this amazing event which will include two inspiring and engaging keynotes, an emergent strategies session, and 20 expert-led learning opportunuties. For more information go to http://thurstontogether.org/healthyfutures

Date and Time: 
April 17, 2019 - 8:00am to April 18, 2019 - 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Grand Mound, WA 98531
 
Washington Healthy Youth Survey Workshop - ESD 171 Wenatchee

Washington Healthy Youth Survey Workshop - ESD 171 Wenatchee

Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2019 Workshops

  • Learn what students said about themselves, their school, family and community
  • Learn to interpret and communicate the HYS results
  • Learn how to use the HYS website and access your HYS data

Training will include small group activities. You are encouraged to bring you laptop to access your HYS data. 

Date and Time: 
April 19, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
ESD 171, Wenatchee, WA
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Spokane Youth & Justice Forum

Spokane Youth & Justice Forum

This free event is for students grades 8-12. This forum will expose youth from communities that are under- represented in the legal professions to employment opportunities in the criminal justice system and judicial systems. And will help build trust with the systems. There are a lot of great workshops throughout the day. Registration form and agenda attached.

Date and Time: 
April 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Gonzaga University Law School, 721 N Cincinnati Street, Spokane, WA
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
 
 
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid

This 7-hour class is for adults who regularly interact with adolescents 12 to 18. Youth Mental Health First Aid will improve your knowledge of mental health and substance use problems, and will teach you how to connect youth with care when needed.

Students will gain skills on how to help an adolescent in crisis or who is experiencing a mental health challenge. Similar to traditional first aid and CPR, mental health first aid is help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis before they can get professional treatment or the crisis resolves.

In this class, students will learn about:

  • Common mental health challenges for youth
  • Adolescent development
  • How to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations
  • Risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance use
  • Disorders in which psychosis may occur
  • Disruptive behavior disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Available treatment options

For more information on this national, evidence-based training, visit the Youth Mental Health First Aid website.

Date and Time: 
April 17, 2019 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
White Swan High School (621 Signal Peak Road, White Swan, WA 98952)
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
 
Understanding the child impacted by trauma: The root of “bad” behavior

Understanding the child impacted by trauma: The root of “bad” behavior

This training is open to the general public.

Description

We often underestimate the impact trauma has on a child’s development. Unpredictable, unstructured, and emotionally or physically hurtful experiences can create heightened states of autonomic arousal, anxiety, depression, mood changes, irritability, agitation, non-reality thinking, and a general pattern of disorganized behaviors. Tokens and other non-effective behavioral strategies not only do not work, they often make it worse because this is a developmental trauma issue, not a behavioral issue. A love-based/relationship-based approach is needed to help these children heal. Explanations on how to do this from a scientific brain-based perspective will be explained and demonstrated in this session.


Objectives

  1. Understand the impact trauma has on the developing brain.
  2. Learn how to interpret behavior and understand a child’s stress state behind defiance.
  3. Understand the concept of “window of stress tolerance” and how to help children expand these windows to improve their behaviors.

Keynote Speaker

Heather T. Forbes, LCSW is the owner of the Beyond Consequences Institute and author of numerous books on the topic of working with children impacted by trauma. Coming from a family of educators, Heather has a passion for helping children in the classroom. Trauma robs children of their curiosity and her passion is to help these students return back to their innate love for learning. She consults and lectures extensively with both general and special education schools around the nation. Her signature style is to bridge the gap between academic research and “when the rubber hits the road” classroom situations, giving teachers and school personnel the understanding and tools they need for even the most challenging of students. Heather has worked in schools with trauma-impacted students and knows first-hand how challenging it can be on a day-in and day-out basis with these students. Additionally, much of her insight on understanding trauma, disruptive behaviors, and developmental delays, also comes from her own experience of raising two internationally adopted children and mentoring a severely trauma-impacted young adult.

Training Details

  • Light snacks will be provided
  • Plenty of FREE parking
Date and Time: 
April 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
NEWESD 101 - Talbot Center, 4202 S. Regal, Spokane, WA
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
The impact trauma has on a child’s developmental journey

The impact trauma has on a child’s developmental journey

This evening training and reception is FREE and open to the general public.

 

Description

Children with traumatic histories typically do not meet their developmental milestones and unfortunately, it goes undetected. It simply looks like they are exhibiting bad behavior and making bad choices. Strategies and a case study for helping children rebuild the areas of their development that are deficient will be given and discussed in this session.

Objectives

  1. Understand how early life experiences, including in-utero trauma, impact children throughout their entire developmental journey.
  2. Gain an understanding of how the various levels of development can either be positively or negatively impacted by trauma.
  3. Learn proactive ways to methodically teach children how to overcome their developmental deficits.

 

Reception Details

  • No CEUs or clock hours available
  • Register by: April 1, 2019
  • Heavy Snacks and kid-inspired nonalcoholic beverages will be served
  • Plenty of FREE parking
Date and Time: 
April 17, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
NEWESD 101 - Talbot Center, 4202 S. Regal, Spokane, WA
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
 
Teen suicide: A community conversation

Teen suicide: A community conversation

When Kevin Hines was 19 years old, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Two years after his diagnosis, in a desperate suicide attempt, Kevin jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four people to survive the fall.

The fall would break his body, but not his spirit. Today, Kevin dedicates his life to saving lives by spreading the message of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience. He is one of the most respected and admired voices of lived experience. Kevin’s story is a remarkable testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reminder for us to love the life we have.

Date and Time: 
April 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Washington State Fair AgriPlex, 110 9th Avenue Southwest, Puyallup, WA
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
Webinar: Family matters: Family engagement as a strategy in strengthening mentoring relationships

Webinar: Family matters: Family engagement as a strategy in strengthening mentoring relationships

While mentoring programs emphasize the bond between mentors and youth, mentoring programs must also acknowledge the crucial role families play in the relationship. Learning to effectively engage caregivers and other family members can lead to stronger and more positive mentoring experiences and outcomes for the youth we serve. Involved caregivers and families are more apt to have a positive view of their child’s mentoring relationship and to be more supportive of the match.

In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Recognize the importance family engagement has on youth and mentoring relationships
  • Understand the barriers and misconceptions to caregiver and family engagement
  • Learn effective strategies on how to engage caregivers and families in helping to support youth in mentoring relationships

This webinar is part of the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series, which is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the National Mentoring Resource Center and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. These webinars would not be possible without the planning team, which includes MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies, MENTOR Illinois, Indiana Mentoring Partnership, Institute for Youth Success, MENTOR Colorado, The Mentoring Partnership & Resource Center, MENTOR Vermont, and MENTOR Washington.

Date and Time: 
April 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
 
Webinar: Adolescent substance use: Contemporary trends in prevention and treatment

Webinar: Adolescent substance use: Contemporary trends in prevention and treatment

Description: Substance use among youth people in the US is still common and of great health significance. Whereas the 1970’s was marked by large gaps in knowledge about what contributes to the onset and course of drug use in teenagers and how to best measure and treat its signs and symptoms, the past 25 years have been characterized by a rapid growth of research in the development of evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches to address adolescent substance use.

This webinar will provide a clinically-oriented overview of prevention and treatment strategies and approaches to address adolescents at risk for substance use and to address those with a substance use disorder. The presenter will focus on 1) developmental issues important when working with youth in clinical settings, 2) prevention strategies, and 3) treatment strategies.

Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Enhance understanding of developmental issues when working with at-risk or substance-abusing adolescents.
  2. Increase understanding of core ingredients of prevention and counseling techniques that are associated with effective drug abuse interventions and treatments.
  3. Gain appreciation of the continuum of prevention and treatment services pertaining to adolescent substance use.


Presenter: Ken C. Winters, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota.  Dr. Winters retired as a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, where he founded and directed the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research for 25 years. Dr. Winters received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  His primary research interests are the assessment and treatment of addictions, including adolescent drug abuse and problem gambling. His recent work in the field has focused on brief interventions and the SBIRT model to address adolescents who are mild-to-moderate drug users and have co-existing behavioral problems. Along with Keven Sabet, he has co-edited Contemporary Health Issues on Marijuana, published in 2018 by Oxford University Press.  He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Substance Abuse TreatmentJournal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, and the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.  Dr. Winters received numerous research grants from the National Institute of Health and various foundations and published over 125 peer-reviewed articles over a 30-year period. He was the 2008 recipient of the Research to Evidence-Based Practice Award from a national organization on effective treatment for adolescents (JMATE), and received in 2005 the Senior Investigator Award by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG). Dr. Winters is a frequent speaker and trainer, and a consultant to many organizations, including Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, NCRG, NORC’s Adolescent SBIRT Steering Committee, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., Florida International University’s Office of Research and Economic Development, Smart Approaches to Marijuana- MN Affiliate, and the Mentor Foundation (an international drug abuse prevention organization).

Date and Time: 
April 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Facebook Live discussion: When substance use and mental health collide

Facebook Live discussion: When substance use and mental health collide

Join Partnership for Drug-Free Kids for a Facebook Live discussion about substance use and mental health disorders in teens and young adults. Tune in to hear from experts, Sarper Taskiran, MD, Child Mind Institute, and Pat Aussem, LPC, MAC, Director of Clinical Content and Development at Center on Addiction + Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, as they will offer tips for identifying substance use and misuse, along with next steps for evaluation and treatment.

Join the discussion here.

Date and Time: 
April 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Facebook Live
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
 
Opportunity for CPWI contractors to review new contracts as part of the biennium change

Opportunity for CPWI contractors to review new contracts as part of the biennium change

The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery requests current Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) contractors to join us in a discussion regarding updated contract content.

Date and Time: 
April 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
 
A trauma-informed approach to helping challenging students: Strategies for success in the classroom

A trauma-informed approach to helping challenging students: Strategies for success in the classroom

This is event is for teachers and school staff only.

Description

We’ve had years of determining “how” to teach students but we haven’t asked the simple question of, “Are our students ready to learn?” The national trauma-informed movement has shed light on understanding the impact that trauma has on the brain and has clearly answered this question: No, many of our students are not ready to learn. Children impacted by trauma come to school stressed out, emotionally charged up (or completely shut-down), and in a state of survival. Understanding our students’ ACE scores is a start but this is only half of the equation. Learning how to apply this knowledge in the daily interactions with students is the other half and often the most difficult and most misunderstood.

This training will discuss why a trauma-informed approach is needed, the benefits, and how start the process of implementing a trauma-informed platform. Strategies for connecting with students “in the moment” when they are highly aroused and escalated will be disused and demonstrated. Strategies for helping students overcome deficits in the areas of their social/emotional development due to their trauma along with ways to help students tap into their own internal drive to learn and succeed will be explored.

Participants will leave this training with loving and innovative ways to apply the concepts of neuro-science into real life and will end the day by saying, “Now I get it...now I understand how to put science into action!”

Objectives

  1. Understand what defines trauma for a student and how this impacts a student’s ability to learn.
  2. Understand the nature of survival mode and the impact it has on the brain and body system as it relates to academic achievement.
  3. Be able to comprehend what it means to be regulated or dysregulated.
  4. Understand the concept of “window of stress tolerance” and how to help students expand these windows to improve their learning capacity.
  5. Have an overall plan of how to begin the process of implementing a trauma-informed platform at a school.

Keynote Speaker

Heather T. Forbes, LCSW is the owner of the Beyond Consequences Institute and author of numerous books on the topic of working with children impacted by trauma. Coming from a family of educators, Heather has a passion for helping children in the classroom. Trauma robs children of their curiosity and her passion is to help these students return back to their innate love for learning. She consults and lectures extensively with both general and special education schools around the nation. Her signature style is to bridge the gap between academic research and “when the rubber hits the road” classroom situations, giving teachers and school personnel the understanding and tools they need for even the most challenging of students. Heather has worked in schools with trauma-impacted students and knows first-hand how challenging it can be on a day-in and day-out basis with these students. Additionally, much of her insight on understanding trauma, disruptive behaviors, and developmental delays, also comes from her own experience of raising two internationally adopted children and mentoring a severely trauma-impacted young adult.

Training Details

  • Please note, only teachers and school staff (educators) may attend this training.
  • No CEU's available
  • Clock hours available
  • Dinner will be provided
  • Plenty of FREE parking
Date and Time: 
April 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 7:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
NEWESD 101 - Talbot Center, 4202 S. Regal, Spokane, WA
4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 
Spring 2019 collaborative research for community health

Spring 2019 collaborative research for community health

Join us for our spring event, an evening of networking, food and dialogue about how academia and community can partner to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. We will once again be focusing discussions on the three community priorities identified in the 2018 community needs assessment process: (1) Family Violence, (2)  Mental Health/Substance Use, and (3) Housing and Homelessness.

Guest Speakers:

  • Molly Ayers, PICCE- Best Practices for Building Effective Community-Faculty Research Projects
  • Andrea McCracken, PhD. and Kelli Miller, CAO, Frontier Behavioral Health – HSRR Case Study

Major Sponsor: Innovia Foundation

HSRR Steering Group Sponsors:  

  • Eastern Washington University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Spokane Community College
  • Spokane Regional Health District
  • UW School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership
  • Washington State University
  • Whitworth University
Date and Time: 
April 18, 2019 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Hemmingson Ballroom, Gonzaga University, 702 E. Desmet, Spokane
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
 
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Webinar: Promoting connectedness in American Indian and Alaska Native communities through culture

Webinar: Promoting connectedness in American Indian and Alaska Native communities through culture

The Qungasvik (kung-az-vik) 'Toolbox' is a multilevel strength- based intervention developed by Yup'ik communities to reduce and prevent alcohol use disorder (AUD) and suicide in 12-18 year old Yup'ik Alaska Native youth. The intervention aims to increase strengths and protections against AUD and suicide by promoting culturally meaningful 'reasons for sobriety' and 'reasons for life.'

During this webinar, Dr. Stacy Rasmus, Associate Research Professor and Director of the Center for Alaska Native Health Research (CANHR) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Dr. James Allen, Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, will describe the Qungasvik intervention and the research leading to its development, review the research on which and how social connectedness concepts are addressed in American Indian/Alaska Native cultures, and present on the path taken by Alaska Native communities to adapt and implement the intervention to their local cultural context. Participants will be able to ask questions of the presenters.
 

Date and Time: 
April 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Washington Healthy Youth Survey Workshop - ESD 113 Tumwater

Washington Healthy Youth Survey Workshop - ESD 113 Tumwater

Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2019 Workshops

  • Learn what students said about themselves, their school, family and community
  • Learn to interpret and communicate the HYS results
  • Learn how to use the HYS website and access your HYS data

Training will include small group activities. You are encouraged to bring you laptop to access your HYS data. 

Date and Time: 
April 23, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
ESD 113, Tumwater, WA
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Working together to create healthier communities for Native youth: An action planning session

Working together to create healthier communities for Native youth: An action planning session

Hosted by the HHS Office of Adolescent Health, in coordination with the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health’s Region 10 Office and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Goal: The purpose of this meeting is to bring together Tribes and Native serving organizations to develop a plan that strengthens community efforts to support tribal adolescent health. The regional convening will include presentations on key issues facing American Indian/Alaska Native youth with an emphasis on suicide, substance use, and sexually transmitted infections.

The meeting will include an overview of the Office of Adolescent Health’s Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents and a presentation by Dr. Shaquita Bell of Seattle Children’s Hospital (Chair of the Native American Child Health Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics). This is a unique opportunity to foster collaboration to enhance and coordinate activities related to tribal adolescent health.

Date and Time: 
April 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Seattle, WA
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
 
Webinar: Impacts of exposure to violence on children and families: What law enforcement professionals should know and be able to do

Webinar: Impacts of exposure to violence on children and families: What law enforcement professionals should know and be able to do

Webinar supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 

Date and Time: 
April 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Tribal Opioid Solutions Media Campaign

Webinar: Tribal Opioid Solutions Media Campaign

Webinar Description and Agenda:

This webinar is for all Tribal and Urban Indian program leaders in Washington State who would like to learn about the opioid education tools from phase two. These tools are available for use in your efforts to educate your community members on the topics of opioid prevention, treatment and recovery. The agenda will cover:

  1. An overview of campaign strategy
  2. Research results from Tribal interviews
  3. An overview of the full range of new tools available for use, including:
    • Printed materials on safe storage/disposal, overdose prevention and treatment options for pregnant and parenting women
    • Videos on safe storage and disposal
    • Event tips, banners and tablecloths
    • Newsletter/newspaper articles
    • Social media content
    • MAT presentations and videos
    • Naloxone program fact sheets
    • Medication locking bags available for Tribes to distribute
    • Tips for localizing the campaign in your community
    • Answers to your questions

How to join the webinar:

Join the webinar from your laptop by pasting the link below into your browser. You’ll need to join by computer to see the presentation visuals. You can also join by telephone only if you just want to listen to the audio and we can provide a PDF file of the presentation. It’s fine to join by computer and then use the phone line for your audio if your landline is more reliable than audio over wireless.

Date and Time: 
April 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 
You Can't Stop What You Don't Know - Tall Cop

You Can't Stop What You Don't Know - Tall Cop

You will be amazed at what you learn in a short amount of time!

Doors open at 5:30 PM

Presentation: 6:00-7:30 PM

Adults, please join us for this opportunity to learn about current alcohol, drug and conselament trends and identifiers from one of the nations leading experts: Officer Jermaine Galloway.

Officer Jermaine Galloway is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, a four time national award winner, and an international award winner. Galloway is a national expert in alcohol and drug trends and is a resource for those involved with prevention, education and enforcement. Officer Galloway began his Idaho law enforcement career in 1997 and has more than 20 years’ experience in alcohol and drug education, enforcement and prevention. Officer Galloway currently dedicates thousands of hours to community scans, research and substance abuse identification in large and rural communities across the country.

Officer Galloway created his own alcohol and substance abuse prevention and identification program called the “You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know” program. Officer Galloway provides (and purchased) over 150 visual aids for attendees to view, hold and become familiar with throughout each presentation.

Officer Galloway’s many years of experience have taught him one thing above all else. In his words, “You can’t stop what you don’t know.”

 

Date and Time: 
April 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Summit Pacific Wellness Center, 610 East Main Street, Elma WA 98541
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 
Communities Joined in Action National Conference

Communities Joined in Action National Conference

The mission of Communities Joined in Action (CJA) is to connect and equip communities with tools to improve health equity and well-being. CJA is a national membership organization committed to improving health and eliminating disparities.  CJA is a leader in mobilizing communities to build public-private community-based collaborative that achieve better health for all people at less cost.  CJA assists thousands of communities across the United States in building effective, efficient and sustainable local delivery systems that improve health and eliminate disparities.

CJA brings together community leaders from multiple sectors and walks of life from across the nation to learn from one another. Each year at the CJA annual meeting and conference, talented and committed community and national health leaders come together to share innovations, lessons-learned and inspiration. Together, these forward leaders develop and leave with ideas, tools and action plans that improve health for all people. The conference will include compelling plenary presentations by national leaders, group discussions of current challenges and opportunities, and focused workshops to share and discuss local innovations. The conference will help community leaders better understand how to work toward creating equity in health and health care delivery.

Conference Objectives

  1. Engage current and potential partners across all sectors to improve health locally and nationally.
  2. Equip leaders with evidenced-based models and promising practices to improve factors related to health outcomes.
  3. Inspire and share inclusive equitable solutions to ignite positive, sustainable community health change
Date and Time: 
April 24, 2019 (All day) to April 26, 2019 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Sheraton Grand Seattle, Seattle, WA
 
National Drug Take Back Day

National Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Date and Time: 
April 27, 2019 - 10:00am
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Nationwide
10:00 AM
 
Minerva TA Call (via Skype)

Minerva TA Call (via Skype)

About Minerva TA Calls:
  • 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.​
Call details:
  • Date:   April 10, 2019
  • Time:   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Join online by following these steps:
    • Click the link below to launch Skype for Business in a web browser. You have the option to install a plug-in, but it is not required. Un-check the box to skip this step. You will still be able to share screens and participate in the meeting. Either call in via phone OR use your computer's speakers (not both!).
  • Phone: 360-407-3811
  • Conference ID: 4213139
Date and Time: 
April 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Online via Skype for Business
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
High In Plain Sight - Tall Cop

High In Plain Sight - Tall Cop

This workshop is for educators, prevention providers, coalition members, law enforcement, probation officers, school administration, treatment, counselors, and social service providers.

This workshop covers alcohol and drug clothing, alcoholic energy drinks, alco-pops, alcohol and drug concealment methods and containers, drug paraphernalia, drug related music and groups, logos, stickers, new technology, youth party tendencies, party games, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, social networking sites, dynthetic drugs, OTC drus, inhalants, concentrates, E-Cigarettes and popular party drugs.

Officer Jermaine Galloway is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, a four time national award winner, and an international award winner. Galloway is a national expert in alcohol and drug trends and is a resource for those involved with prevention, education and enforcement. Officer Galloway began his Idaho law enforcement career in 1997 and has more than 20 years’ experience in alcohol and drug education, enforcement and prevention. Officer Galloway currently dedicates thousands of hours to community scans, research and substance abuse identification in large and rural communities across the country.

This workshop will help you better understand the climate our youth are subject to and give you tools to help identify youth who may be at risk due to substance abuse.

Date and Time: 
April 24, 2019 - 1:15pm to 3:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Hoquiam High School, 501 W Emerson, Hoquiam WA
1:15 PM to 3:30 PM
 
You Can't Stop What You Don't Know - Tall Cop

You Can't Stop What You Don't Know - Tall Cop

Adults, please join us for this opportunity to learn about current alcohol, drug and conselament trends and identifiers from one of the nations leading experts: Officer Jermaine Galloway.

Officer Jermaine Galloway is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, a four time national award winner, and an international award winner. Galloway is a national expert in alcohol and drug trends and is a resource for those involved with prevention, education and enforcement. Officer Galloway began his Idaho law enforcement career in 1997 and has more than 20 years’ experience in alcohol and drug education, enforcement and prevention. Officer Galloway currently dedicates thousands of hours to community scans, research and substance abuse identification in large and rural communities across the country.

Officer Galloway created his own alcohol and substance abuse prevention and identification program called the “You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know” program. Officer Galloway provides (and purchased) over 150 visual aids for attendees to view, hold and become familiar with throughout each presentation.

Officer Galloway’s many years of experience have taught him one thing above all else. In his words, “You can’t stop what you don’t know.”

 

Date and Time: 
April 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Hoquiam High School, 501 W Emerson Avenue, Hoquiam WA 98550
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 
High in Plain Sight - Tall Cop

High in Plain Sight - Tall Cop

This workshop is law enforcement and other social service providers.

This workshop covers alcohol and drug clothing, alcoholic energy drinks, alco-pops, alcohol and drug concealment methods and containers, drug paraphernalia, drug related music and groups, logos, stickers, new technology, youth party tendencies, party games, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, social networking sites, dynthetic drugs, OTC drus, inhalants, concentrates, E-Cigarettes and popular party drugs.

Officer Jermaine Galloway is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, a four time national award winner, and an international award winner. Galloway is a national expert in alcohol and drug trends and is a resource for those involved with prevention, education and enforcement. Officer Galloway began his Idaho law enforcement career in 1997 and has more than 20 years’ experience in alcohol and drug education, enforcement and prevention. Officer Galloway currently dedicates thousands of hours to community scans, research and substance abuse identification in large and rural communities across the country.

This session is unique in that it provids over 70 visual aids for attendees to hold and become familiar with. In today's culture, everything is person-specific and has different meanings to different individuals. Meanwhile, certain items have gained popularity in the alcohol and drug scene - which changes every day.

Officer Galloway tailors his sessions to each community that he presents in and is constantly updating information to keep up with current trends, including lealization and the impact it has on our state.

For each person to help prevent youth and adult substance abuse, you MUST know what is going on in your community.

 

Date and Time: 
April 25, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Aberdeen Rotary Log Pavilion, 1401 Sargent Blvd, Aberdeen WA
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

Participate in an interactive workshop designed for district and school level administrators, instructional coaches, behavioral coaches, counselors, and teachers. Participants will examine existing trauma informed practices that are grounded in building compassion and hope, and explore new resources and evidence-based strategies that will build adult capacity to support high achievement for all students, while embracing a positive environment to work through the impact of ACES.

Date and Time: 
April 26, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
ESD 113, 6005 Tyee Dr. SW, Tumwater, WA
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
 
Washington Healthy Youth Survey Workshop - ESD 105 Yakima

Washington Healthy Youth Survey Workshop - ESD 105 Yakima

Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2019 Workshops

  • Learn what students said about themselves, their school, family and community
  • Learn to interpret and communicate the HYS results
  • Learn how to use the HYS website and access your HYS data

Training will include small group activities. You are encouraged to bring you laptop to access your HYS data. 

Date and Time: 
April 26, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
ESD 105, Yakima, WA
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
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Youth activist team panel

Youth activist team panel

Archnova will be holding a panel on April 28 and they need to know about how many people will attend so they can reserve space. This is a great opportunity to hear from youth about the mental health recommendations and support they want. 

The youth activist team, called "Archnova" (two Latin and Greek roots combined meaning "New Beginnings") is hosting a panel on April 28th to speak about mental health and youth engagement.

Details are yet to be finalized but here is what you should know:
Day of the event: April 28th (Sunday)
Where: Downtown Seattle - Venue TBD (Based on the number of people attending)
When: An hour to an hour and a half sometime between 12pm and 3pm"

If you are interested in attending, please rsvp by Tuesday, April 16, so they have an estimate for a venue. Send rsvp's to Seika at seikabrown16@gmail.com

Date and Time: 
April 28, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Seattle, WA
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Saying It Out Loud Conference

Saying It Out Loud Conference

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 Monday April 29th and will mark its 18th year. The conference has had continued success and growth year after year with around 400 in attendance at the 2018 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: 
April 29, 2019 (All day)
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Tacoma, WA
 
 
 
 
 
 
Washington Healthy Youth Survey Workshop - ESD 123 Pasco

Washington Healthy Youth Survey Workshop - ESD 123 Pasco

Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2019 Workshops

  • Learn what students said about themselves, their school, family and community
  • Learn to interpret and communicate the HYS results
  • Learn how to use the HYS website and access your HYS data

Training will include small group activities. You are encouraged to bring you laptop to access your HYS data. 

Registration coming soon!

Date and Time: 
April 29, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
ESD 123, Pasco, WA
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
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