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Are You Culturally Responsive?

Are You Culturally Responsive?

Are You Culturally Responsive to Your Mentees Needs?

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

2100 Building

2100 -24th Ave S. 

Tumwater, WA  98512

Time: 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm

Cost: $10.00  (includes hearty refreshments)

Register at: https://responsiveinseattle.bpt.me/

 

Are You Culturally Responsive to Your Mentees Needs?

Mentors have a unique opportunity to help youth find meaning, a sense of self, helping their mentee find their personal narrative, and finding ways of giving back to their world.  In this workshop we will introduce attendees to ways of helping your mentee;

  1. Discover their voice,
  2. Explore what cultural responsiveness is and is not, and
  3. Learn how critical consciousness is vital in guiding youth in owning their narrative

     

Date and Time: 
December 3, 2019 - 5:45pm to 7:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
2100 - 24th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144
5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
 
Webinar: Seal it, lock it, hide it! An overview of Washington's need for safer medication storage methods

Webinar: Seal it, lock it, hide it! An overview of Washington's need for safer medication storage methods

Seal It, Lock It, Hide It! is a free one hour webinar that provides an overview of Washington State's need for safer medication storage methods for all adults!

Prevention Works in Seattle (WINS) Coalition is proud to host researchers Samantha Patterson and Isaac Derline as they share their current research and recommendations from project work conducted this summer in partnership with Seattle Children's Hospital.

Please register by Monday, December 2nd. Webex link and phone number will be provided 24 hours before the webinar start to all those registered by the deadline.

Contact Liz Wilhelm at liz.wilhelm@seattlechildrens.org for questions. 

Date and Time: 
December 4, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: How harm reduction fits into the SBIRT model

Webinar: How harm reduction fits into the SBIRT model

Harm reduction is both a philosophy and a series of interventions that aim to reduce the negative impacts of a health behavior as opposed to ending the behavior entirely. This approach may seem to contradict how screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) encourages health professionals to guide patients with likely substance use disorders (SUDs) to accept abstinence-based treatment. However, this presentation will demonstrate how harm reduction can be incorporated into all three components of SBIRT. By discarding a singular focus on abstinence and adopting an approach of “meeting patients where they are at,” clinicians can help patients reduce harm from their use as well as forge their own pathway to recovery.

Presenter: Jim Winkle, MPH has trained hundreds of health care professionals how to perform and implement SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) in clinic settings. As the creator behind the sbirtoregon.org website and the SBIRT screening app, Jim has designed clinic tools, screening forms, and video demonstrations that have been widely adopted by health professionals around the country.

 

Date and Time: 
December 4, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: What addiction professionals should know about medical marijuana

Webinar: What addiction professionals should know about medical marijuana

Medical marijuana is now broadly or partially legalized in 28 states, though it remains illegal under federal law. Variation in laws can create confusion for mental health professionals, raising a number of questions for mental health professionals in both clinical and forensic settings. This confusion has led to many questions by practitioners, such as: What does the law say about medical marijuana in my state? How do I know whether my client is using medical marijuana therapeutically vs. abusing it? What are the risks, side effects, and potential drawbacks of medical marijuana? If my client uses medical marijuana, can employers discriminate against him or her? What do I do if a client is referred to me for substance use disorder treatment but is legally taking prescribed marijuana? This webinar seeks to answer these questions and more.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand and explore the medicinal uses of medical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), as well as contraindications.
  • Explore ethical and legal implications for medical marijuana.
  • Identify strategies for addressing abuse or addiction of medical THC vs. legitimate medical use.
Date and Time: 
December 4, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
 
Are You Culturally Responsive?

Are You Culturally Responsive?

Are You Culturally Responsive to Your Mentees Needs?

Mentors have a unique opportunity to help youth find meaning, a sense of self, helping their mentee find their personal narrative, and finding ways of giving back to their world.  In this workshop we will introduce attendees to ways of helping your mentee;

  1. Discover their voice,
  2. Explore what cultural responsiveness is and is not, and
  3. Learn how critical consciousness is vital in guiding youth in owning their narrative.
Date and Time: 
December 6, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: 
6005 Tyee Dr SW, Tumwater, WA 98512
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
 
 
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Clearing the air about vaping: A parent education night

Clearing the air about vaping: A parent education night

Presenters:

  • Timothy Davidson, M.D., Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonology, Providence St. Mary Medical Center
  • Amy Osterman, Regional Youth Marijuana and Tobacco Prevention Coordinator, Walla Walla County Department of Community Health
  • Matthew Joscelyn, Tobacco Cessation Life Safety Instructor, Safe Patient Handling Educator, Providence St. Mary Medical Center

Due to subject matter, this presentation is recommended for youth 12 years of age and older, and their parents. For more information and to register, visit: www.cleartheairww.eventbrite.com.

Date and Time: 
December 9, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Providence St. Mary Southgate Auditorium, 1111 South Second Ave, Walla Walla
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
 
 
Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online via GoTo Meeting)

Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online via GoTo Meeting)

 

 
 
Date and Time: 
December 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: The cost of addiction in the workplace

Webinar: The cost of addiction in the workplace

Addiction expert and interventionist Bob Poznanovich will explore the dangers of substance use in the workplace. He’ll discuss current trends, risks, and direct and indirect costs to businesses and organizations while touching on how the legalization of marijuana will bring additional workplace challenges.

Objectives:

  • Understand addiction, the prevalence of substance use among working adults and the related costs
  • Learn how legalizing recreational marijuana would impact the workplace
  • Identify resources for helping employers ensure a safe and productive workplace while operating within the guidelines of the law
Date and Time: 
December 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Regional methamphetamine use: What prevention providers need to know

Regional methamphetamine use: What prevention providers need to know

While there has been recent attention given to the opioid epidemic, many prevention practitioners remain concerned about rising rates of methamphetamine use in their communities. This webinar will highlight the emerging trends in methamphetamine use in the Northwest region of the United States including a discussion of the current and emerging data on demographics and use rates. The webinar will also highlight prevention approaches to address methamphetamine use and how organizations can collaborate across sectors to better understand and combat misuse in their communities.

Participants will receive a 1.5 hour continuing education certificate for this event. 

Presenter: 

Steven Freng, Psy.D., MSW, Prevention/Treatment Manager for the Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NW HIDTA) - The NW HIDTA, is a region of fourteen counties within Washington State that has been designated by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for special law enforcement and chemical dependency initiatives. Dr. Freng has acquired over 30 years of experience as a chemical dependency professional, having worked in clinical, supervisory, administrative and managerial capacities in the development and delivery of chemical dependency prevention and treatment services in the State of Washington. 

Date and Time: 
December 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
 
 
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Paper Tigers screening

Paper Tigers screening

Join a screening of an amazing documentary that captures insights about the hidden epidemic of childhood trauma plaguing our schools and communities. Watch how one school systematically tackled this very challenging problem by understanding [how] "trauma threatens brain development, harms long term health and leads to erratic behavior." As noted in the film, "behavior isn't the kid, it's a symptom." See how the successful implementation of trauma informed care helped improve GPAs, graduation rates, and other key indicators of youth engagement. Help grow the movement and change the world!
 
Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.
 
 
Date and Time: 
December 17, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Cinemark Point Ruston & XD — 5057 Main Street, Tacoma, WA
7:30 PM to 9:15 PM
 
Webinar: Clearing the air on youth vaping

Webinar: Clearing the air on youth vaping

Are you struggling to keep up with the recent outpouring of news about vaping? Join the December session of Hot Topics in Practice for a comprehensive update on vaping-related products, health impacts, and prevention efforts underway in Washington State.

This one-hour presentation will review current trends in vaping use, particularly among youth, and the latest science on the health effects of vapor products. The presenters will also provide an update on the ongoing national investigation into Vaping-Associated Lung Injury and the broader efforts to address the youth vaping epidemic in Washington State. The presentation will conclude with a discussion about various executive and legislative actions already taken and being considered—such as flavor bans and age restrictions—to protect youth.

Date and Time: 
December 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
 
 
 
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