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Elements of effective coalitions series

Elements of effective coalitions series

This 7-week series offers a unique interactive experience that provides participants an opportunity to learn more about the key organizational elements that assist coalitions of all types to operate efficiently and effectively. This series will have a special focus on coalitions that promote healthy youth development to reduce substance misuse and other related problem behaviors.

Participants will explore a variety of organizational principles that will assist them in the overall development of their coalition by learning more about how to engage and sustain the involvement of key stakeholders and members over time, how to utilize dynamic group-development strategies, and how their efforts can connect with other coalition efforts in their area.

The learning series is structured to provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and self-study activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to an effective community coalition structure when focusing on primary prevention.

Participants will have the opportunity during the course to discuss specific “next steps” questions.

Date and Time: 
April 6, 2021 (All day) to May 18, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Virtual
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Webinar: Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

Webinar: Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

As substance misuse prevention professionals, 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.

Next Event: April 26- May 7, 2021

Audience: Prevention practitioners working at the state level or in communities

Course Length: 6 hours

This course is NOT meant to be completed in one day. Assignments are due to be posted by MondayWednesday, and Friday the first week and Wednesday and Friday the second week.  

The course is open 24/7 and there is no specific time of day that you need to be on the course. You can post your answers at any time, we just ask that you try to keep to the schedule.

 

Certification: This course has been endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and meets the IC&RC’s prevention ethics requirement for prevention specialist credentialing.  Individuals who receive a passing grade on the course self-assessment (80% correct) will receive a certificate for 6 hours of participation.

 

This training has also been approved by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to satisfy CASAC renewal requirements and CPP/CPS initial/renewal credentialing requirements. 

Education Development Center is a NADAAC-approved vendor.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Define ethics and related terms
  • Apply the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics to their work in prevention
  • Use a four-step decision-making process to resolve ethical dilemmas

Course Modules

  • Module 1: Welcome to Ethics in Prevention explores the differences between values, principles, and ethics; what to do when values compete or conflict; describes two types of unethical behavior, and introduces the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics.
  • Module 2: Prevention Code of Ethics examines, in detail, each of the six principles: Non-Discrimination; Competence, Integrity, Nature of Services, Confidentiality, and Ethical Obligations for Community and Society
  • Module 3: Decision-making Process presents an objective process for making ethical decisions and actions in challenging situations, particularly when there is no single best response, there is a recognized difference of opinion, or people don’t feel good about the circumstances or the possible resolution.

Each module contains practical information and interactive exercises designed to help you apply course content to your work. This course also contains numerous resources—including summaries, tools, and links to external sites—to supplement the online course experience.

Date and Time: 
April 26, 2021 (All day) to May 7, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Webinar
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Elements of effective coalitions series

Elements of effective coalitions series

This 7-week series offers a unique interactive experience that provides participants an opportunity to learn more about the key organizational elements that assist coalitions of all types to operate efficiently and effectively. This series will have a special focus on coalitions that promote healthy youth development to reduce substance misuse and other related problem behaviors.

Participants will explore a variety of organizational principles that will assist them in the overall development of their coalition by learning more about how to engage and sustain the involvement of key stakeholders and members over time, how to utilize dynamic group-development strategies, and how their efforts can connect with other coalition efforts in their area.

The learning series is structured to provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and self-study activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to an effective community coalition structure when focusing on primary prevention.

Participants will have the opportunity during the course to discuss specific “next steps” questions.

Date and Time: 
April 6, 2021 (All day) to May 18, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Virtual
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Webinar: Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

Webinar: Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

As substance misuse prevention professionals, 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.

Next Event: April 26- May 7, 2021

Audience: Prevention practitioners working at the state level or in communities

Course Length: 6 hours

This course is NOT meant to be completed in one day. Assignments are due to be posted by MondayWednesday, and Friday the first week and Wednesday and Friday the second week.  

The course is open 24/7 and there is no specific time of day that you need to be on the course. You can post your answers at any time, we just ask that you try to keep to the schedule.

 

Certification: This course has been endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and meets the IC&RC’s prevention ethics requirement for prevention specialist credentialing.  Individuals who receive a passing grade on the course self-assessment (80% correct) will receive a certificate for 6 hours of participation.

 

This training has also been approved by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to satisfy CASAC renewal requirements and CPP/CPS initial/renewal credentialing requirements. 

Education Development Center is a NADAAC-approved vendor.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Define ethics and related terms
  • Apply the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics to their work in prevention
  • Use a four-step decision-making process to resolve ethical dilemmas

Course Modules

  • Module 1: Welcome to Ethics in Prevention explores the differences between values, principles, and ethics; what to do when values compete or conflict; describes two types of unethical behavior, and introduces the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics.
  • Module 2: Prevention Code of Ethics examines, in detail, each of the six principles: Non-Discrimination; Competence, Integrity, Nature of Services, Confidentiality, and Ethical Obligations for Community and Society
  • Module 3: Decision-making Process presents an objective process for making ethical decisions and actions in challenging situations, particularly when there is no single best response, there is a recognized difference of opinion, or people don’t feel good about the circumstances or the possible resolution.

Each module contains practical information and interactive exercises designed to help you apply course content to your work. This course also contains numerous resources—including summaries, tools, and links to external sites—to supplement the online course experience.

Date and Time: 
April 26, 2021 (All day) to May 7, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Webinar
 
Mental Health First Aid - Adult curriculum

Mental Health First Aid - Adult curriculum

The EWAHEC has a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to train Mental Health First Aid.

Please note that our grant limits us to train in Washington State, in the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman Counties.

Some key points for you:

  • We will be training through September 30, 2021
  • Training is 100% virtual for the time being due to COVID
    • We hope to offer in-person training in the spring/summer of 20201, it all depends on COVID
  • Training is FREE to you
  • Training is scheduled on a date and time that works for your organization
    • We work during business hours, after hours, and on weekends
  • The minimum class size is 5 people, and the maximum class size is 20 people
    • If you have more than 20 people that you want to have trained, we are happy to host as many trainings as it takes

To request a training for your group or organization, please scroll farther down the page and complete the fillable form.

To join a training that has been scheduled and is open to anyone, please scroll even farther down the page and complete that form.

Date and Time: 
May 8, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Location: 
Virtual
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
 
Webinar: Past and present: Addressing racism and intolerance against Asian Americans virtual panel

Webinar: Past and present: Addressing racism and intolerance against Asian Americans virtual panel

Save the date! This panel discussion will highlight current federal efforts addressing racism and health inequities, including the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force and the Presidential Memorandum Condemning and Combating Racism, Xenophobia, and Intolerance Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. OMH looks forward to facilitating a rich discussion, featuring contemporary Asian Americans who are leading grass-roots efforts to protect and empower diverse AAPI communities nationwide. 

To watch the virtual panel discussion live, visit: https://youtu.be/AM0qvczgSQw

Date and Time: 
May 8, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
 
SFP 10-14 Recertification Training

SFP 10-14 Recertification Training

05.03.2021 (Monday) 1pm-3pm

05.05.2021 (Wednesday) 1pm-3pm

05.07.2021 (Friday) 1pm-3pm

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators in need of recertification. Recerticiation is required after 3 years. 

Date and Time: 
May 3, 2021 (All day) to May 7, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
 
Webinar: NatCon2021

Webinar: NatCon2021

Join us for NatCon21 from May 3-5, the largest mental health and addiction recovery conference in the world and your path to practice improvement. What can you expect?

For starters, three days of high-quality content and industry-leading learning. We’re not just covering the topics that matter to you – we’re delivering the tools you need to tackle today’s challenges.

This is your opportunity to boost your knowledge base and supercharge your organization, while networking with 6,000+ peers from across the country. As an attendee, you will get to:

Hear from world-class speakers, like Carla Harris and Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
Experience a robust curriculum led by 500+ speakers in health care and beyond.
Take advantage of virtual learning opportunities for leadership growth.
Enjoy a mix of TED-style Talks, Ignite Sessions, Workshops and iPoster Presentations.
Access best-in-class products, technologies and services from 200+ exhibitors.
Add more CE and CME credits to your learning portfolio.

Date and Time: 
May 3, 2021 (All day) to May 5, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Webinar
 
Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium

Public health practitioners, professionals in the aging network, mental health providers, health care professionals, and anyone interested in ensuring the mental health of older adults should attend this free, virtual event on May 6, 2021.

The symposium is brought to you by NCOA, the U.S. Administration for Community Living, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

Date and Time: 
May 6, 2021 - 7:00am to 2:00pm
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Virtual
7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: “The limits of our language are the limits of our world” Language, identity and culture in mental health

Webinar: “The limits of our language are the limits of our world” Language, identity and culture in mental health

This interactive presentation will describe the importance of linguistic responsiveness while providing multilingual behavioral health services. It will provide information around the interaction between language, identity and culture as well as resources and recommendations while working with Spanish speaking clients.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the interaction between language, identity and culture.

2. Describe the impact around interpretation and translation on Mental Health services.

3. Comprehend the importance of linguistic responsive services in Mental Health.

 

Who should attend? This is a basic level workshop designed for mental health providers, graduate students, community health workers, school mental health providers, and school administrators.

Date and Time: 
May 6, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: The Color of Drinking: How alcohol culture affects college students of color

Webinar: The Color of Drinking: How alcohol culture affects college students of color

This webinar will examine the intersection of alcohol prevention and social justice and strategies implemented with UW–Madison campus partners to create a more inclusive environment. Certificates of attendance will be available to all who attend the session in full.

Date and Time: 
May 6, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Increasing mental health awareness through community outreach: Mental Health Month 2021

Webinar: Increasing mental health awareness through community outreach: Mental Health Month 2021

Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have observed May is Mental Health Month by reaching out to millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings. Each year, MHA releases a May is Mental Health Month toolkit that includes sample communications materials as well as printable handouts and worksheets. The 2021 toolkit is focused on the theme Tools 2 Thrive, providing practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase their resiliency regardless of their personal situation. 

We invite other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities in your own communities. 

Join us for this 60-minute webinar where we will discuss: 

  • What’s included in MHA’s 2021 Mental Health Month toolkit
  • How to use the toolkit content on social media to promote Mental Health Month; 
  • Examples of outreach events to increase mental health awareness; and
  • How community-based organizations have used these materials. 
Date and Time: 
May 6, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Foundations of prevention science: The risk and protective factor framework - Session 1: Risk factors

Webinar: Foundations of prevention science: The risk and protective factor framework - Session 1: Risk factors

Working in the field of prevention and healthy youth development, most of us have all heard the term, ‘risk and protective factors’ but what does that really mean?

The risk and protective factor framework is foundational to Prevention Science. Join Kevin Haggerty, the Director of the Northwest PTTC, and John Briney, Research Scientist and Data Manager, for a deeper dive into risk and protective factors for healthy youth development – what they are, why they’re important, and how to measure them at the community level.

Three part webinar series sessions and dates
Session 1: Risk Factors - May 6, 2021
Session 2: Protective factors - May 13, 2021
Session 3: Measuring risk and protective factors for your community - May 20, 2021

Date and Time: 
May 6, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Children's mental health day

Children's mental health day

Each year, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (May 7) seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development.

Date and Time: 
May 7, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Nationwide
 
Mental Health First Aid - Adult curriculum

Mental Health First Aid - Adult curriculum

The EWAHEC has a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to train Mental Health First Aid.

Please note that our grant limits us to train in Washington State, in the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman Counties.

Some key points for you:

  • We will be training through September 30, 2021
  • Training is 100% virtual for the time being due to COVID
    • We hope to offer in-person training in the spring/summer of 20201, it all depends on COVID
  • Training is FREE to you
  • Training is scheduled on a date and time that works for your organization
    • We work during business hours, after hours, and on weekends
  • The minimum class size is 5 people, and the maximum class size is 20 people
    • If you have more than 20 people that you want to have trained, we are happy to host as many trainings as it takes

To request a training for your group or organization, please scroll farther down the page and complete the fillable form.

To join a training that has been scheduled and is open to anyone, please scroll even farther down the page and complete that form.

Date and Time: 
May 3, 2021 - 8:00am to 2:30pm
Location: 
Virtual
8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
 
Webinar: Native American storytelling: Culture is prevention

Webinar: Native American storytelling: Culture is prevention

This series of sessions features traditional Native American storytelling, along with time for discussion on what can be learned from the stories, as well as the ways these stories can be incorporated by Native American providers into their work with patients.

Please note that while we encourage non-Native providers to attend these sessions to increase your cultural understanding and sensitivity, we ask that out of respect for cultural traditions, you do not use these stories as your own if they are not a part of your culture.

Native storytelling is an long honored way of teaching lessons of life. We, as Native people, need to laugh while learning. For example, laughing at how Coyote makes funny mistakes. This can teach people how to avoid behaving as Coyote does. Further, Native legends can offer stories about Creation or the Trickster. However, some stories can only be told during certain times of the year. For example, Coyote legends are only told during the winter time because that is often when Native people would be in their lodges practicing survival skills to help the tribe thrive in difficult times.

Traditionally, the storyteller needed to be an excellent psychologist and able to understand peoples’ perspectives. A story might be used in treatment to help a patient come to a realization in a culturally informed way.

Date and Time: 
May 4, 2021 - 12:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Preparing your behavioral health program for funding opportunities (Part 1 of 4)

Webinar: Preparing your behavioral health program for funding opportunities (Part 1 of 4)

Behavioral health programs are experiencing greater challenges than ever before. The combination of COVID-19, workforce shortages, and alcohol, stimulant, and opioid use disorders and overdoses creates unique challenges for program administrators and implementers serving American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. At the same time, significant funding is now available.

Are you ready to pursue these funding opportunities in a competitive environment? If not, help is here!

This free training series, featuring Pam Baston, MPA, MCAP, CPP, will guide participants through a step-by-step process in how to strengthen their behavioral health programs and their readiness to successfully compete for funding. Practical tips and tools will be provided, and participants will be encouraged to engage in some self-directed activities between each training session to maximize their success.

Date and Time: 
May 4, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Mentoring for equity

Webinar: Mentoring for equity

**April 6, May 4, and June 8 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am PST each day. **

With the critical work of this series and limited space, we ask that participants commit to participating in all three sessions. We have space for 100 participants and will also have a waitlist.

This series will walk participants through the work of strengthening Race, Equity, and Inclusion work that begins with the self and moves to identifying equitable practices within organizations. Participants will leave with a better understanding of personal identity as well as how we can create quality, inclusive programs that support all young people.

Topics will include:

  • Mentoring for Equity foundations
  • Who has bias? We All Do!
  • Centering Social Justice
  • Debunking the Savior Myth
  • Embedding & Sustaining Equity & Culturally Responsive Practices
  • and Much, Much More

The Mentoring for Equity Series will be led by Dr. Darleen Sampson, PhD; LCSW. Dr. Darlene Sampson lives by her late parents' mantra: “Giving back to others is in your DNA-you must respect and honor the shoulders you have stood on.” With that thinking in mind, Dr. Sampson has maintained a space of social justice and cultural humility as she works across the business, education, and social work fields as an administrator, leader, and equity specialist. Dr. Sampson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and also earned a Ph.D., in Educational Leadership with emphasis on Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.

For more information check out: www.darlenesampson.com

Please contact Laura Mendoza with any questions (lmendoza@mentorwashington.org).

Date and Time: 
May 4, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
DBHR call for behavioral health service providers - COVID-19

DBHR call for behavioral health service providers - COVID-19

Bi-weekly DBHR service provider calls

Date and Time: 
May 4, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Virtual
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

In this one-hour readiness primer, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez, from Washington State University will describe the ​steps for preparing to deliver the Strengthening Families Program 10-14 virtually along with the recommended adaptation​s. She will review the practical requirements (e.g. virtual and technology requirements, facilitator preparations, family engagement packets, etc.) for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14, and will work with attendees to determine their readiness for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14. Participants will leave with an understanding of what is needed to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting and information on next steps.

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators, coordinators, support staff, and others who are interested in learning more about the SFP 10-14 virtual curriculum adaptation.

Date and Time: 
May 4, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Webinar: Indigenous systems of relationality: Designing for transformative agency in Indigenous community psychology

Webinar: Indigenous systems of relationality: Designing for transformative agency in Indigenous community psychology

The University of Washington (UW) School Mental Health Assessment, Research, & Training (SMART) Center - a collaboration with the UW School of Medicine and College of Education - presents the 2021 Virtual SMART Speaker Series.

We welcome Emma Elliott-Groves, Ph.D., MSW, who will present: "Indigenous Systems of Relationality: Designing for Transformative Agency in Indigenous Community Psychology".

Please note: This event will be limited to 500 attendees. Access to the live event will be available to registered participants on a first come, first serve basis. To secure a spot, we invite you to log on 5 - 10 minutes prior to the event.

Date and Time: 
May 5, 2021 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Location: 
Webinar
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Webinar: Alcohol prevention is suicide prevention: Understanding the associations between alcohol and suicide

Webinar: Alcohol prevention is suicide prevention: Understanding the associations between alcohol and suicide

Heavy episodic (or “binge” drinking) is associated with higher reports of suicidal thoughts, making a suicide plan, and attempting suicide.  Research has looked at distal risk factors (relatively stable characteristics/events leading up to suicidal behavior) and proximal risk factors (variables that increase risk in the moments before suicidal behavior).  In this presentation, these factors will be reviewed, with a spotlight on how alcohol impacts judgment and decision making directly related to suicide.  Studies that make the assertion that “alcohol prevention is suicide prevention” will be summarized, along with other associated variables.  Implications for prevention and intervention will be discussed.

Date and Time: 
May 5, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: School Mental Health Virtual Learning Series: Youth MOVE: Leveraging youth advocacy

Webinar: School Mental Health Virtual Learning Series: Youth MOVE: Leveraging youth advocacy

The Central East MHTTC in collaboration with the National Center for School Mental Health is pleased to offer a school mental health webinar series with a focus on advancing high quality, sustainable school mental health from a multi-tiered system of support, trauma sensitive, and culturally responsive and equitable lens. To familiarize yourself with the foundations of school mental health, please review the school mental health guidance document.

Download the Series flyer here.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Gain increased awareness of high quality, sustainable multi-tiered system of school mental health supports and services
  • Support trauma-informed systems in schools
  • Discover the impacts of social determinants of health on student academic and social-emotional-behavioral success
  • Learn to provide more culturally responsive and equitable services and supports
  • Hear perspectives on school mental health from school, district and state levels
  • Obtain insight into how youth, families, schools and communities can best work together to address student mental health needs

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Educators, Administrators, Health and Behavioral Health Care Professionals, Child-Serving Agency Staff, Policymakers and Advocates 

 

Date and Time: 
May 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Educating providers and community on rural mental health

Webinar: Educating providers and community on rural mental health

The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides training/technical assistance to individuals who serve persons with mental illness in rural communities. Learn about rural barriers to care, training and technical assistance needs identified by providers, and how needs shifted during COVID-19. 

 

This training has been accepted for presentation at the National Rural Health Association’s Annual Conference. If you are interested in attending the conference, visit the conference registration page.  

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe how the mental health needs, and barriers to behavioral health care prevention and treatment, are unique for person living in rural communities.  
  • Identify and share where rural communities can find freely available training and technical assistance for individuals who serve persons with mental illness to include teachers, primary care providers, spiritual advisors, as well as licensed behavioral health professionals.
  • Identify how the training needs of individuals serving rural persons with mental illness changed in response to COVID-19 to include new concerns for k-12 educators, new barriers to care related to tele-therapy, and an increased need to address heightened rates of anxiety and depression.  
Date and Time: 
May 5, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
 
Webinar: Addressing farm stress and rural mental health

Webinar: Addressing farm stress and rural mental health

This session describes the definition of farm stress, contributing factors, the impact of farm stress on the family and community, barriers to utilization of mental health services in agricultural communities, and how farming demographics and associated stress vary by U.S. region. Presenters will also share resources and successful community models.  

This training has been accepted for presentation at the National Rural Health Association’s Annual Conference. If you are interested in attending the conference, visit the conference registration page

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Provide a clear definition of farm stress, and explain how farm owners, ranchers, agricultural workers, and migrant farmers experience farm stress.
  • Discuss the prevalence of mental illness (to include substance misuse), as well as barriers to mental health care access and utilization among rural and agricultural communities.
  • Identify behavioral health care prevention and treatment models that have worked for rural agricultural communities as well as key community stakeholders who can help to address barriers to mental health care.

 

Date and Time: 
May 5, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
2:00 PM to 3:15 PM
 
College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP) annual conference

College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP) annual conference

Please see the attached agenda for conference details.  The morning will be in webinar format with a spotlight on out-of-state speakers, the early afternoon will be in webinar format with a spotlight on in-state speakers, and the day will end with a shift to meeting format for a more interactive experience.

Date and Time: 
May 7, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
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9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
 
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Elements of effective coalitions series

Elements of effective coalitions series

This 7-week series offers a unique interactive experience that provides participants an opportunity to learn more about the key organizational elements that assist coalitions of all types to operate efficiently and effectively. This series will have a special focus on coalitions that promote healthy youth development to reduce substance misuse and other related problem behaviors.

Participants will explore a variety of organizational principles that will assist them in the overall development of their coalition by learning more about how to engage and sustain the involvement of key stakeholders and members over time, how to utilize dynamic group-development strategies, and how their efforts can connect with other coalition efforts in their area.

The learning series is structured to provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and self-study activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to an effective community coalition structure when focusing on primary prevention.

Participants will have the opportunity during the course to discuss specific “next steps” questions.

Date and Time: 
April 6, 2021 (All day) to May 18, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Virtual
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National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week

Planning for National Prevention Week? Not sure how to involve your Youth Advisory Council? Trying to figure out what activities you want to include? The answers to these and other questions can be found when you take our training, Planning for National Prevention Week. 

 

This online training has been recently updated from a 2019 webinar to our online self-study platform. The training includes everything you would like to know about the May 9-15, 2021 observance. SAMHSA holds National Prevention Week in May to give schools, communities, and prevention professionals time to re-focus on prevention and raise awareness about this issue before summer. 

 

Visit the NPW website to utilize the promotional materials, planning toolkit, and join the prevention challenge. If you would like additional inspiration, check out the Events & Activities section where you can learn about community events that will be held around the country. 

Date and Time: 
May 9, 2021 (All day) to May 15, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Webinar
 
 
Mental Health First Aid - Youth curriculum

Mental Health First Aid - Youth curriculum

The EWAHEC has a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to train Mental Health First Aid.

Please note that our grant limits us to train in Washington State, in the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman Counties.

Some key points for you:

  • We will be training through September 30, 2021
  • Training is 100% virtual for the time being due to COVID
    • We hope to offer in-person training in the spring/summer of 20201, it all depends on COVID
  • Training is FREE to you
  • Training is scheduled on a date and time that works for your organization
    • We work during business hours, after hours, and on weekends
  • The minimum class size is 5 people, and the maximum class size is 20 people
    • If you have more than 20 people that you want to have trained, we are happy to host as many trainings as it takes

To request a training for your group or organization, please scroll farther down the page and complete the fillable form.

To join a training that has been scheduled and is open to anyone, please scroll even farther down the page and complete that form.

Date and Time: 
May 10, 2021 - 8:00am to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
 
Webinar: Strengthening school communities for a safe, supportive return: A listening and learning session

Webinar: Strengthening school communities for a safe, supportive return: A listening and learning session

Although there has been a variety of in-person, virtual, and hybrid learning occurring throughout the Southeast and the United States this school year, many schools are still shifting between learning models and/or starting to return to in-person learning. This Virtual Listening and Learning Session is designed to support school and district leaders, educators, student support personnel and other professionals to promote safe, supporting learning environments during these transitions. Following brief didactic information on best practices for school programming during COVID and other community-wide adversities, we will facilitate open discussion of strategies being put into place right now in the Southeast. Please come prepared to share your local innovations or goals on the horizon as well as challenges or concerns your teams are facing. An additional Learning Session will follow with tailored content to address challenges and concerns raised during the listening session portion of this event. Join us for connection and shared learning about how to strengthen Southeastern school communities during this complex and dynamic time! 

Objectives:

  1. Increase understanding of strategies and best practices for school systems to promote student, family and staff resilience, wellbeing and success following COVID-related school closures.
  2. Increase understanding of strategies and best practices for school staff working directly with students to promote student resilience, wellbeing and success following COVID-related school closures.
  3. Promote cross-state networking and shared learning about best practices, successes and challenges of supporting student resilience and wellbeing during learning modality transitions.
Date and Time: 
May 10, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Virtual Native talking circles: Staying connected in challenging times

Webinar: Virtual Native talking circles: Staying connected in challenging times

Please join us for our virtual talking circle. This event is held on the fourth Monday of each month. This group will be facilitated by a Native guest and will focus on concerns about yourself, your family, your work, and/or your tribal community that you may be experiencing during these uncertain times. There is no fee or expectation to participate in this event. This is a respectful meeting space. Come share your concerns, offer support, and respect the group’s privacy.

 

Date and Time: 
May 10, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: We are not the same: Understanding the impact of COVID and social injustices on the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

Webinar: We are not the same: Understanding the impact of COVID and social injustices on the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities

This is the first session belonging to a three-part virtual roundtable to address the impact of historical and present day trauma and social injustice on their mental health, provides self-care strategies, and identifies long term community engagement strategies to address the mental health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

Date and Time: 
May 10, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: The Power of Prevention: How to leverage National Prevention Week (NPW) for effective community prevention strategies

Webinar: The Power of Prevention: How to leverage National Prevention Week (NPW) for effective community prevention strategies

This 60-minute webinar (in collaboration with the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network) will focus on how communities can actualize the goals of NPW to strengthen their community prevention efforts. The webinar will demonstrate the benefits of getting involved with NPW by unveiling new tools and resources relevant to the NPW's five daily themes and how building relationships with collaborative organizations can be an effective strategy for prevention success

Date and Time: 
May 10, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
ToPCon: A commercial tobacco prevention conference

ToPCon: A commercial tobacco prevention conference

This national conference features emerging topics in commercial tobacco prevention in a COVID/Post-COVID environment along with sessions about the fundamentals of tobacco prevention. With dynamic content for professionals at any stage in their career, ToPCon will be a site for dialogue around prevention best practices, strategies for policy change, health equity, and much more. Join the discussion!

Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 (All day) to May 12, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
Annual Conference on Adolescent Health

Annual Conference on Adolescent Health

Each year, the event hosts over 400 attendees from nearly all 50 states, and a growing international community. More than half of the sessions at the event are co-facilitated by youth, and the planning of the conference is guided by the Adolescent Health Initiative’s (AHI) Teen Advisory Council (TAC TAC).

Date and Time: 
May 13, 2021 (All day) to May 14, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
 
Coalition Leadership Institute 2021

Coalition Leadership Institute 2021

Coming the Spring of 2021, on May 11, 12, and 13, from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM each day, the HCA/DBHR SUD Prevention and Mental Health Promotion section is proud to host our 7th annual Coalition Leadership Institute

What: Coalition Leadership Institute is training, networking event, and inspirational platform for the Washington State Prevention Community.

Who: All CPWI, Tribal, DFC, and other prevention coalition members or staff are welcome to attend. Note: This event is on the list of required trainings for CPWI coordinators.

Why: A chance for prevention coalition facilitators and leadership teams to meet, learn new techniques, brush up on the basics, and gain a better overall understanding of community based prevention work from experts and each other.

How much: There is no cost for the virtual version of this event.

Upon completing this survey, you will receive an Outlook meeting invitation to "Coalition Leadership Institute 2021" within 5 business days. For security reasons, that meeting invitation will not contain a link to join the meeting until Friday May 7th. If you have any questions about registration or have not received your meeting invitation by May 7th, please contact us at PxTraining@hca.wa.gov using "CLI 2021" in the subject line.

Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 - 8:30am to May 13, 2021 - 11:30am
Category: 
Event
File attachments: 
Location: 
Virtual
 
 
 
Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Participants will leave this seven-week Enhanced Prevention Learning Series with knowledge, skills, and a set of tools for sustainability planning with community partners, as well as concrete action steps and timelines to complete a sustainability plan. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, readings, and group discussion.

Weekly on Tuesdays: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to June 22, 2021 - 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
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ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES - May-June 2021

ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES - May-June 2021

A 6-part remote training for community and coalition leaders/organizers and substance abuse and violence prevention practitioners.
 
Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) is excited to announce its second offering for 2021 of "The Art and Science of Community Organizing Training" series. Participants will form Learning Coalitions with other Washington State community wellness promotion professionals to explore cross-cutting themes (critical self-awareness; cultural humility and equity literacy; leading change; and promoting sustainability) as a strategy to strengthen their knowledge and skills for community engagement, organizing and mobilization. 
 
A team of seasoned prevention practitioners work with participants to unpack 6 Tool Boxes (1) Community Outreach and Engagement; 2) Coalition Building; 3) Group Facilitation; 4) Working with Volunteers; 5) Strategic Planning; and 6) Joint Problem Solving. 
 
The Spring 2021 ASCOT offering is spread out across five (5) weeks.
• Week One: Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
• Week Two: Monday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 19 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
• Week Three and Four: no formal sessions; only scheduled Learning Coalition Check-Ins.
• Week Five: Tuesday, June 8 and Wednesday, June 9 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
 
Priority will be given to practitioners who are available and committed to attending all six of the scheduled sessions and participating as an active member of their assigned Learning Coalition. The course has been approved by the Washington State Substance Abuse Prevention Certification Board, which allows participants who fully complete the course to earn 32-credit hours. Tuition for the training series is $800. Registration for May 11 automatically locks in whole series.
 
The team of facilitators include: Carol Owens, Linda Thompson, Liz Wilhelm, Michele Rastovich, Priscilla Lisicich, Ramona Leber, Wanda Rochelle, Ginlin Woo.
 
For more information, please link to the WASAVP website = www.WASVP.org.
Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Location: 
Online
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
 
Webinar: Addressing the intersection of substance use and suicide: Strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatment

Webinar: Addressing the intersection of substance use and suicide: Strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatment

Deaths by overdose and suicide continue to increase despite state and national efforts.  Individuals with substance use disorders are at increased risk for suicide.  Efforts to jointly address substance use and suicide are warranted.  This webinar describes suicide risk among those who misuse substances and details multiple strategies for joint prevention, intervention, and treatment in the community and in various service settings.

Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Webinar: School mental health best practices 'Always and Now' learning series: Funding and sustainability

Webinar: School mental health best practices 'Always and Now' learning series: Funding and sustainability

The MHTTC Network is hosting an 8-part training series using the National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules for States, Districts, and Schools. This resource was developed by the MHTTC Network in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) and aims to help states, districts and schools advance comprehensive school mental health and engage in a planning process for implementation. 


Module 7: Funding and Sustainability includes the definition of school mental health funding and sustainability and opportunities to secure and leverage diverse funding sources and to sustain successful school mental health systems.
 

  • Each session in the series includes a pre-session video, live panel session, and post-session regional breakout.
  • Access the pre-session video for Module 7: Funding and Sustainability HERE. Please watch the video PRIOR to the live session. The purpose of watching the pre-session video is to familiarize yourself with the content for Module 7.
  • Live sessions consist of a discussion with a small panel of education and mental health leaders from across the country (including a member from the National Center for School Mental Health team) who will provide an “always and now” application of the module and innovative ideas for implementation, considering the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on school mental health.
  • The post-session Regional Breakout sessions are intended for participants to have an informal discussion regarding content from the live session, contextualized for their specific region. Access to the Regional Breakout sessions will be provided to all participants during the live sessions.
     

To learn more about the National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules and gain access to the COMPLETE resource, click HERE.


PLEASE NOTE: As of April 2021, the MHTTC Network and National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) changed the title of the National School Mental Health Curriculum: Guidance and Best Practices for States, Districts, and Schools to the new title 'National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules for States, Districts, and Schools.'

 
Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: LGBT elders after COVID: Healing, emerging, connecting

Webinar: LGBT elders after COVID: Healing, emerging, connecting

Evidence has shown that loneliness has enormous impact on the physical and emotional wellbeing of older adults. These concerns may be more pronounced for LGBT Elders, who faced isolation at higher levels as well as marked physical and behavioral health disparities prior to the pandemic. As the world begins to emerge from mandated social distancing, what kind of supports can assist older LGBT adults in developing life-saving connections to care providers and social networks? This webinar will describe the effects of isolation for LGBT Elders, self-care strategies to improve connectedness, and supportive therapeutic interventions to increase wellness, interdependence, self-efficacy, and the essential sense of mattering that makes life meaningful.

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Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Preparing your behavioral health program for funding opportunities (Part 2 of 4)

Webinar: Preparing your behavioral health program for funding opportunities (Part 2 of 4)

Behavioral health programs are experiencing greater challenges than ever before. The combination of COVID-19, workforce shortages, and alcohol, stimulant, and opioid use disorders and overdoses creates unique challenges for program administrators and implementers serving American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. At the same time, significant funding is now available.

 

Are you ready to pursue these funding opportunities in a competitive environment? If not, help is here!

 

This free training series, featuring Pam Baston, MPA, MCAP, CPP, will guide participants through a step-by-step process in how to strengthen their behavioral health programs and their readiness to successfully compete for funding. Practical tips and tools will be provided, and participants will be encouraged to engage in some self-directed activities between each training session to maximize their success.

Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25

1:30-3:00pm ET . 12:30-2:00 CT . 11:30-1:00 MT . 10:30-12:00 PT . 9:30-11:00 AKT

 

Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: 988 - National Helpline for Mental Health Emergencies

Webinar: 988 - National Helpline for Mental Health Emergencies

A national three-digit 988 behavioral health and suicide prevention crisis hotline is probably the most significant public policy initiative impacting behavioral healthcare since Medicaid expansion. Behavioral health crisis services have never had a moment like this, where the policy forces are aligning at federal state and local levels and are driving positive change.  The implementation of 988 provides us with the opportunity to build-out and finance a statewide behavioral health crisis response system that is on par with the 911 emergency medical management system. 
 
There are many questions that this webinar will address as an initial forum to learn about best practices to apply to 988 crisis response system optimization. Increasing our collective knowledge is best achieved by engaging with subject-matter experts, rather than expending time, energy, or other resources extracting or researching for answers in disconnected and fragmented ways. Session outcomes include new learning and insights to more effectively respond to a rapid 988 implementation trajectory.  Participants will find that the content and interchange of this session is both pragmatic and enriching.

Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: Native American storytelling: Culture is prevention

Webinar: Native American storytelling: Culture is prevention

This series of sessions features traditional Native American storytelling, along with time for discussion on what can be learned from the stories, as well as the ways these stories can be incorporated by Native American providers into their work with patients.

Please note that while we encourage non-Native providers to attend these sessions to increase your cultural understanding and sensitivity, we ask that out of respect for cultural traditions, you do not use these stories as your own if they are not a part of your culture.

Native storytelling is an long honored way of teaching lessons of life. We, as Native people, need to laugh while learning. For example, laughing at how Coyote makes funny mistakes. This can teach people how to avoid behaving as Coyote does. Further, Native legends can offer stories about Creation or the Trickster. However, some stories can only be told during certain times of the year. For example, Coyote legends are only told during the winter time because that is often when Native people would be in their lodges practicing survival skills to help the tribe thrive in difficult times.

Traditionally, the storyteller needed to be an excellent psychologist and able to understand peoples’ perspectives. A story might be used in treatment to help a patient come to a realization in a culturally informed way.

Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

In this one-hour readiness primer, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez, from Washington State University will describe the ​steps for preparing to deliver the Strengthening Families Program 10-14 virtually along with the recommended adaptation​s. She will review the practical requirements (e.g. virtual and technology requirements, facilitator preparations, family engagement packets, etc.) for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14, and will work with attendees to determine their readiness for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14. Participants will leave with an understanding of what is needed to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting and information on next steps.

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators, coordinators, support staff, and others who are interested in learning more about the SFP 10-14 virtual curriculum adaptation.

Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 1/2

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 1/2

Description: In this two-part virtual ​delivery training, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez from Washington State University will review the virtual curriculum adaptation for Strengthening Families Program 10-14Participants will leave with an understanding of how to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting (actual application/practice will happen during the training)

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators and support staff who are preparing to implement SFP 10-14 virtually in the next 1-3 months.

 

Registration: Recommended to attend a 1-hour readiness primer (SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Information Primer) where you will be given an overview of the logistics, technology requirements, and resource handouts to help support your virtual delivery of SFP. For more information, please email SFP 10-14 Community of Practice (CoP) and Evaluation Coordinator Sabrina DiGennaro (sabrina.digennaro@wsu.edu) or WSU SFP 10-14 CoP (sfp.1014@wsu.edu).

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 
Webinar: Healthy Native Youth: Circles of support: Create a Q&A services like "Ask Auntie/Ask Uncle"

Webinar: Healthy Native Youth: Circles of support: Create a Q&A services like "Ask Auntie/Ask Uncle"

We Are A Community of Practice

  • We welcome you to join Healthy Native Youth’s Community ofPractice virtual gatherings held the second Wednesday of everymonth at 10-11:30 am PST.
  • Sessions include new resources and opportunities to engage withtopical experts. As a community, we share our strengths andexpertise about how we will improve the lives of Native youth.

Who Should Attend?

  • Tribal health educators, teachers, parents, prevention specialists;people who share a passion for improving the lives of Native youth.

How To Join

To join by phone only: 1-253-215-8782

  • Press *6 to mute your line when not speaking.

Text HEALTHY to 97779 and receive Community of Practice connection info each month on your phone!

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Preventing underage alcohol use part 2: Addressing use among younger youth

Webinar: Preventing underage alcohol use part 2: Addressing use among younger youth

This webinar will support alcohol prevention efforts for elementary- and middle school-aged youth. It will include a review of the data on younger youth alcohol use prevalence and patterns, and research on its risk and protective factors. The webinar will discuss how to improve needs assessment efforts focusing on this population, including strategies to improve primary data collection. It will also identify and highlight evidence-based prevention programs intended to serve this younger population.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Overview prevalence data on younger underage alcohol use

  • Identify risk and protective factors most relevant to younger youth

  • Discuss opportunities to improve needs assessment and data collection processes

  • Explore evidence-based prevention strategies and related resources

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: Overview of the getting ready for sustainability planning (part 1 of 7)

Webinar: Overview of the getting ready for sustainability planning (part 1 of 7)

This 7-week series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore how to develop a sustainability plan. Sustainability planning is an intentional process of looking critically at your current prevention infrastructure, processes, and strategies to develop the necessary resources to sustain meaningful prevention outcomes beyond current funding. Elements of sustainability planning include examining the impact of strategic planning processes, such as SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and interventions, priority setting, resource and feasibility analysis, communication planning, and resource and grant development.

Trainers will demonstrate how to use a set of tools to facilitate a sustainability process with community partners and will coach participants to set actionable steps and timelines to complete a plan over the next year.  The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion.

When:

Date: May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23

Time:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Alaska
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Mountain

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change series: Uniting worldviews to advance relationships in Indigenous communities

Webinar: Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change series: Uniting worldviews to advance relationships in Indigenous communities

Uniting Worldviews to Advance Relationships in Indigenous Communities
Featuring Terry (Ha-ne-ga-noh) Cross, MSW, Senior Advisor to the National Indian Child Welfare Association

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: PAX chats 2021

Webinar: PAX chats 2021

PAXIS Institute hosts PAX Chats twice a month.  Great way to receive assistance and support!

This is your chance to ask a PAX question, discuss resources, or share ideas with others implementing PAX throughout the nation!

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: Ripple effects mapping

Webinar: Ripple effects mapping

Identifying the impacts of complex community work is often challenging due to the time lag between the work and the ultimate affects to the clients. Ripple Effects Mapping gives you the ability to tell your stories of the direct and indirect impacts of your work, while simultaneously being engaging and fun. It starts with appreciative inquiry interviews in small group settings, before leading a mapping process that involves storytelling in an online group setting. As participants share their experiences with the facilitator, their stories about the accomplishments, partnerships, and contributions are virtually mapped on the screen. At the conclusion, the participants will have a digital map that contains the learning, actions, and condition changes that happened as a result of a program, workshop series, or event.

Date and Time: 
May 12, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 2/2

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 2/2

Description: In this two-part virtual ​delivery training, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez from Washington State University will review the virtual curriculum adaptation for Strengthening Families Program 10-14Participants will leave with an understanding of how to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting (actual application/practice will happen during the training)

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators and support staff who are preparing to implement SFP 10-14 virtually in the next 1-3 months.

 

Registration: Recommended to attend a 1-hour readiness primer (SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Information Primer) where you will be given an overview of the logistics, technology requirements, and resource handouts to help support your virtual delivery of SFP. For more information, please email SFP 10-14 Community of Practice (CoP) and Evaluation Coordinator Sabrina DiGennaro (sabrina.digennaro@wsu.edu) or WSU SFP 10-14 CoP (sfp.1014@wsu.edu).

Date and Time: 
May 13, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Applications of Positive Community Norms in Washington - Dr. Jason Kilmer (Part 2 of 3)

Applications of Positive Community Norms in Washington - Dr. Jason Kilmer (Part 2 of 3)

Positive Community Norms – The Montana Institute– PCN look to improve health and safety in communities with Positive Community Norms (PCN), an approach that promotes protective factors, increases healthy norms, and changes community cultures on issues in areas such as substance abuse or misuse. PCN can help design and implement powerful communications campaigns that shift perceptions, attitudes and behaviors to achieve authentic community transformation.

This training will include 3 online sessions. Attendees are expected to attend all 3 dates. 

Session 1: April 15th, 11:30-1:00pm – Introduction of PCN Dr. Jeff Linkenbach

May 13th, 10:00-11:30am – Applications of PCN in Washington - Dr. Jason Kilmer

June 2nd, 12:00 to 1:30pm – Building on PCN Messages from Data - Sara Thompson

Registration Link - Coming soon 

Date and Time: 
May 13, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: From longhouse to schoolhouse: American Indian/Alaska Native communities coming together

Webinar: From longhouse to schoolhouse: American Indian/Alaska Native communities coming together

Hosted by the National American Indian & Alaska Native Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network. From Longhouse to Schoolhouse: AI/AN school communities coming together in partnership to learn, collaborate, and share experiences and knowledge.

Date and Time: 
May 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Foundations of prevention science: The risk and protective factor framework - Session 2: Protective factors

Webinar: Foundations of prevention science: The risk and protective factor framework - Session 2: Protective factors

Working in the field of prevention and healthy youth development, most of us have all heard the term, ‘risk and protective factors’ but what does that really mean?

The risk and protective factor framework is foundational to Prevention Science. Join Kevin Haggerty, the Director of the Northwest PTTC, and John Briney, Research Scientist and Data Manager, for a deeper dive into risk and protective factors for healthy youth development – what they are, why they’re important, and how to measure them at the community level.

Three part webinar series sessions and dates
Session 1: Risk Factors - May 6, 2021
Session 2: Protective factors - May 13, 2021
Session 3: Measuring risk and protective factors for your community - May 20, 2021

Date and Time: 
May 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online via GoTo Meeting)

Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online via GoTo Meeting)

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.​

Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online via GoTo Meeting)
Thu, May 13, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/419203789

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211

Access Code: 419-203-789

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
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Date and Time: 
May 13, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Mental Health First Aid - Adult curriculum

Mental Health First Aid - Adult curriculum

You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.  Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor in need. The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  Identified on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses. 

Students must complete a 2-hour self paced course prior to attending this training. 
Students will receive a link to this 2-hour training from the Instructor after successful registration into the course. This email will be sent to the email address provided to us during the time of registration. 
Once students have successfully completed the 2-hour self paced training course, students will receive a second email with a zoom link to allow them access to their virtual classroom on the scheduled class date.

Textbook & Cost:

Textbooks will be available electronically and will be sent within one of the two emails that you will receive from the Instructor.
There is no cost to this course as tuition is generously supported by AHECWW.

 

Certificate Requirements:

Students must complete both pre-work and live session to receive a certificate.

 

 

Date and Time: 
May 14, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 
Webinar: Youth mental health first aid training

Webinar: Youth mental health first aid training

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health challenges and substance use disorders in young people. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to a young person who may be developing a mental health or substance use issue and help connect them to the appropriate care. 

First Aiders will complete a 2-hour self-paced class and then participate in a 5-hour instructor-led class using video conferencing via Zoom. 

Participants will be given access to the 2-hour self-paced class two weeks before the training. This is a prerequisite for the 5-hour Zoom training. The self-paced class will need to be completed at least 48 hours before the training. 

This training is interactive; please have a microphone and webcam.

Questions? Contact randyl.wilkins@prevention.org

Date and Time: 
May 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 
Mental Health First Aid - Youth curriculum

Mental Health First Aid - Youth curriculum

The EWAHEC has a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to train Mental Health First Aid.

Please note that our grant limits us to train in Washington State, in the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman Counties.

Some key points for you:

  • We will be training through September 30, 2021
  • Training is 100% virtual for the time being due to COVID
    • We hope to offer in-person training in the spring/summer of 20201, it all depends on COVID
  • Training is FREE to you
  • Training is scheduled on a date and time that works for your organization
    • We work during business hours, after hours, and on weekends
  • The minimum class size is 5 people, and the maximum class size is 20 people
    • If you have more than 20 people that you want to have trained, we are happy to host as many trainings as it takes

To request a training for your group or organization, please scroll farther down the page and complete the fillable form.

To join a training that has been scheduled and is open to anyone, please scroll even farther down the page and complete that form.

Date and Time: 
May 15, 2021 - 9:00am to 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
 
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Elements of effective coalitions series

Elements of effective coalitions series

This 7-week series offers a unique interactive experience that provides participants an opportunity to learn more about the key organizational elements that assist coalitions of all types to operate efficiently and effectively. This series will have a special focus on coalitions that promote healthy youth development to reduce substance misuse and other related problem behaviors.

Participants will explore a variety of organizational principles that will assist them in the overall development of their coalition by learning more about how to engage and sustain the involvement of key stakeholders and members over time, how to utilize dynamic group-development strategies, and how their efforts can connect with other coalition efforts in their area.

The learning series is structured to provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and self-study activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to an effective community coalition structure when focusing on primary prevention.

Participants will have the opportunity during the course to discuss specific “next steps” questions.

Date and Time: 
April 6, 2021 (All day) to May 18, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Virtual
 
 
 
 
 
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Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Participants will leave this seven-week Enhanced Prevention Learning Series with knowledge, skills, and a set of tools for sustainability planning with community partners, as well as concrete action steps and timelines to complete a sustainability plan. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, readings, and group discussion.

Weekly on Tuesdays: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to June 22, 2021 - 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
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Guiding Good Choices New Facilitator Training [05/17 to 05/21, 2021]

Guiding Good Choices New Facilitator Training [05/17 to 05/21, 2021]

Guiding Good Choices New Facilitator Training

Training (via Zoom) will introduce participants to GGC and the adaptations for virtual program delivery. For general programming questions or help with registration contact the trainers: Kayla Wells (kayla.wells@wsu.edu) or AnaMaria Diaz Martinez (a.martinez@wsu.edu).

Registration is required. Once registered, a Zoom link will be forwarded prior to the start of training. Please review the training dates and times listed below for this training. All dates and times are required for complete certification.

May 17 - May 21, 2021 

05.17.2021 (Monday) 9a-11a and 1p-3p

05.18.2021 (Tuesday) 9a-11a and 1p-3p

05.19.2021 (Wedday) 9a-11a and 1p-3p

05.20.2021 (Thursday) 9a-11a and 1p-3p

05.21.2021 (Friday) 9a-12p

Registration Link: GGC 5/17-19 Registration Link 

 

Date and Time: 
May 17, 2021 (All day) to May 21, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Via Zoom (Registration Required - Zoom Link Will Be Mailed Day Before Event)
 
Mental Health First Aid - Adult curriculum

Mental Health First Aid - Adult curriculum

The EWAHEC has a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to train Mental Health First Aid.

Please note that our grant limits us to train in Washington State, in the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman Counties.

Some key points for you:

  • We will be training through September 30, 2021
  • Training is 100% virtual for the time being due to COVID
    • We hope to offer in-person training in the spring/summer of 20201, it all depends on COVID
  • Training is FREE to you
  • Training is scheduled on a date and time that works for your organization
    • We work during business hours, after hours, and on weekends
  • The minimum class size is 5 people, and the maximum class size is 20 people
    • If you have more than 20 people that you want to have trained, we are happy to host as many trainings as it takes

To request a training for your group or organization, please scroll farther down the page and complete the fillable form.

To join a training that has been scheduled and is open to anyone, please scroll even farther down the page and complete that form.

Date and Time: 
May 22, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
 
Webinar: Introduction to substance use prevention

Webinar: Introduction to substance use prevention

The Great Lakes PTTC and MHTTC offer this training for prevention practitioners in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI.  This event if offered in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

This three-hour interactive training will provide an introduction to the substance use prevention field.  The training will cover basic definitions used in the prevention field, explore key models such as the continuum of care, the Strategic Prevention Framework, and provide an overview of evidence-based strategies for substance use prevention. This training is intended for those new to the field with 0–2 years’ experience. 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define Prevention
  • Describe how prevention differs from other fields
  • Identify key models used in prevention
  • Define key terms used in prevention
  • List four strategies used in prevention
Date and Time: 
May 17, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Trauma-informed, resilience-oriented (TIRO) crisis leadership workshop

Webinar: Trauma-informed, resilience-oriented (TIRO) crisis leadership workshop

Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented (TIRO) Crisis Leadership
Our nation is experiencing a series of collective traumatic events, yet how we each manage this prolonged crisis period will determine its individual and collective long-term impact. In response, join us for an overview of Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Crisis Leadership. The overview is intended to support public health leaders in their own behavioral health, as well as to build their capacity to enhance trauma-informed resiliency-oriented practices within their jurisdiction through this unprecedented public health crisis.

Learning Objectives: Attendees will be able to
1. Identify the 4 components of Trauma-Informed Resilience Oriented National Council Leadership model
2. Define Moral Injury and identify ways to mitigate injury in staff and create morally safe work environments
3. Identify the importance of self-regulation and it’s connection with burnout
4. Identify a continuous quality improvement strategy to enhance organizational post-traumatic growth to thrive post

Date and Time: 
May 18, 2021 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 
Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental

Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental

Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental

Es más probable encontrarse con alguien en una crisis emocional o mental que alguien que con un ataque al corazón. Aprenda cómo ayudar a un amigo, familiar, compañero de trabajo o vecino necesitado. El Consejo Nacional de Salud Conductual certifica a personas de todo el país para proporcionar cursos de primeros auxilios de salud mental para preparar a sus comunidades con los conocimientos y habilidades para ayudar a las personas que están desarrollando un problema de salud mental o experimentando una crisis de salud mental. Reconocida en el Registro Nacional de Programas y Prácticas Basadas en Evidencias de SAMHSA, esta capacitación ayuda al público a identificar, comprender y responder mejor a los signos de enfermedades mentales.

Los estudiantes deben completar un curso auto dirigido de 2 horas antes de asistir a esta capacitación.

Los estudiantes recibirán un enlace para esta capacitación de 2 horas después de la inscripción en el curso. Este correo electrónico se enviará a la dirección de correo electrónico que se nos proporcione durante el momento del registro.

Una vez que los estudiantes hayan completado con éxito el curso auto dirigido de 2 horas, los estudiantes recibirán un segundo correo electrónico con un enlace de zoom para permitirles acceder a su aula virtual en la fecha de clase programada.

Libro de texto & Costo:

Los libros de texto estarán disponibles electrónicamente y se enviarán dentro de uno de los dos correos electrónicos que recibirá del Instructor.
No hay costo para este curso, ya que la matrícula es generosamente apoyada por AHECWW.

Requisitos del certificado:
Los estudiantes deben completar la sesión previa al trabajo y en vivo para recibir un certificado.

Date and Time: 
May 18, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 
Spring Youth Forum

Spring Youth Forum

The goal of the Spring Youth Forum is to recognize and reward youth prevention teams that have implemented a successful prevention project within their communities. The Spring Youth Forum is the follow-up conference to the Prevention Summit. The Forum provides youth prevention teams the opportunity to learn from others while showcasing their own education and planning skills. Youth Teams share successes and lessons learned from projects commenced during or following the previous Prevention Summits or other youth trainings. The Prevention Summit and the Spring Youth Forum work in tandem to create momentum and help to encourage, reward and support youth-led prevention work in communities throughout Washington.

This year, Youth Teams will showcase their completed prevention projects by developing a presentation video that will be displayed during virtual breakout sessions at the Spring Youth Forum. Keep monitoring the Spring Youth Forum website for updates on resources and guidelines for developing presentation videos!

Date and Time: 
May 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 
Webinar: Preparing your behavioral health program for funding opportunities (Part 3 of 4)

Webinar: Preparing your behavioral health program for funding opportunities (Part 3 of 4)

Behavioral health programs are experiencing greater challenges than ever before. The combination of COVID-19, workforce shortages, and alcohol, stimulant, and opioid use disorders and overdoses creates unique challenges for program administrators and implementers serving American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. At the same time, significant funding is now available.

Are you ready to pursue these funding opportunities in a competitive environment? If not, help is here!

This free training series, featuring Pam Baston, MPA, MCAP, CPP, will guide participants through a step-by-step process in how to strengthen their behavioral health programs and their readiness to successfully compete for funding. Practical tips and tools will be provided, and participants will be encouraged to engage in some self-directed activities between each training session to maximize their success.

Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25

1:30-3:00pm ET . 12:30-2:00 CT . 11:30-1:00 MT . 10:30-12:00 PT . 9:30-11:00 AKT

 

Date and Time: 
May 18, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
DBHR call for behavioral health service providers - Listening session

DBHR call for behavioral health service providers - Listening session

Bi-weekly DBHR service provider calls

Date and Time: 
May 18, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Virtual
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

In this one-hour readiness primer, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez, from Washington State University will describe the ​steps for preparing to deliver the Strengthening Families Program 10-14 virtually along with the recommended adaptation​s. She will review the practical requirements (e.g. virtual and technology requirements, facilitator preparations, family engagement packets, etc.) for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14, and will work with attendees to determine their readiness for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14. Participants will leave with an understanding of what is needed to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting and information on next steps.

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators, coordinators, support staff, and others who are interested in learning more about the SFP 10-14 virtual curriculum adaptation.

Date and Time: 
May 18, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Webinar: Marijuana prevention policy option updates & tobacco/marijuana overlap

Webinar: Marijuana prevention policy option updates & tobacco/marijuana overlap

 This session will focus on the overlap between tobacco and marijuana and new policy considerations coming around the US in cannabis
 

Date and Time: 
May 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Overview of the getting ready for sustainability planning (part 2 of 7)

Webinar: Overview of the getting ready for sustainability planning (part 2 of 7)

This 7-week series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore how to develop a sustainability plan. Sustainability planning is an intentional process of looking critically at your current prevention infrastructure, processes, and strategies to develop the necessary resources to sustain meaningful prevention outcomes beyond current funding. Elements of sustainability planning include examining the impact of strategic planning processes, such as SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and interventions, priority setting, resource and feasibility analysis, communication planning, and resource and grant development.

Trainers will demonstrate how to use a set of tools to facilitate a sustainability process with community partners and will coach participants to set actionable steps and timelines to complete a plan over the next year.  The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion.

When:

Date: May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23

Time:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Alaska
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Mountain

Date and Time: 
May 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: COVID-19 and behavioral health - Now what?

Webinar: COVID-19 and behavioral health - Now what?

With the deployment of vaccines, the COVID-19 virus is coming under control. But the trauma of isolation, grief, fear, economic impact and other societal crises that accompanied the pandemic has triggered a second epidemic of rising substance use and mental health disorders. Discussion topics will include:

  • What will the behavioral health scenario look like for the next year and beyond?
  • What should family members be looking for?
  • What should professionals know?
  • What should communities be doing?

Plan NOW to join us for this timely and important community conversation!

Date and Time: 
May 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander self-care and healing

Webinar: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander self-care and healing

This is the second session belonging to a three-part virtual roundtable to address the impact of historical and present day trauma and social injustice on their mental health, provides self-care strategies, and identifies long term community engagement strategies to address the mental health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

Date and Time: 
May 19, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 
Webinar: Reducing the effects of implicit bias

Webinar: Reducing the effects of implicit bias

This session will explore how implicit bias may influence and impact one’s expectations and interactions with others, and the communities served by Mental Health First Aid/the Mental Health Association of Maryland.

Date and Time: 
May 20, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: SBIRT and Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) youth

Webinar: SBIRT and Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) youth

This webinar provides an overview of the unique needs and challenges sexual and gender minority youth experience, discusses health disparities associated with alcohol and substance use, and reviews strategies for integrating adolescent screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) appropriately into care.

Date and Time: 
May 20, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Foundations of prevention science: The risk and protective factor framework - Session 3: Measuring your risk and protective factors for your community

Webinar: Foundations of prevention science: The risk and protective factor framework - Session 3: Measuring your risk and protective factors for your community

Working in the field of prevention and healthy youth development, most of us have all heard the term, ‘risk and protective factors’ but what does that really mean?

The risk and protective factor framework is foundational to Prevention Science. Join Kevin Haggerty, the Director of the Northwest PTTC, and John Briney, Research Scientist and Data Manager, for a deeper dive into risk and protective factors for healthy youth development – what they are, why they’re important, and how to measure them at the community level.

Three part webinar series sessions and dates
Session 1: Risk Factors - May 6, 2021
Session 2: Protective factors - May 13, 2021
Session 3: Measuring risk and protective factors for your community - May 20, 2021

Date and Time: 
May 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Webinar: Connecting prevention specialist to Native communities during times of crisis: Listening sessions

Webinar: Connecting prevention specialist to Native communities during times of crisis: Listening sessions

The National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC will be holding virtual sessions to support our Native communities in these challenging times. These weekly meetings will cover major concerns that have been expressed, and will continue to share resources, and encourage the peer support that has been happening among those who participated. We hope these meetings will be supportive and helpful, and that we can help connect you with the resources you need. Also feel free to reach out to Cindy Sagoe in advance to let her know if there are any topics you specifically want us to be prepared to address. Contact Cindy Sagoe for details: cindy-sagoe@uiowa.edu

Date and Time: 
May 21, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Healthy Native Youth’s Community of Practice: Circles of Support: Create a Q&A Service like “Ask Auntie/Ask Uncle”

Healthy Native Youth’s Community of Practice: Circles of Support: Create a Q&A Service like “Ask Auntie/Ask Uncle”

We welcome you to join Healthy Native Youth’s Community of Practice virtual gatherings held the second Wednesday of every month at 10-11:30 am PST.

Sessions include new resources and opportunities to engage with topical experts. As a community, we share our strengths and expertise about how we will improve the lives of Native youth.

Who Should Attend?

Tribal health educators, teachers, parents, prevention specialists; people who share a passion for improving the lives of Native youth.

  • 5/12/21:    Circles of Support: Create a Q&A Service like “Ask Auntie/Ask Uncle” 
Date and Time: 
May 21, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
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Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Participants will leave this seven-week Enhanced Prevention Learning Series with knowledge, skills, and a set of tools for sustainability planning with community partners, as well as concrete action steps and timelines to complete a sustainability plan. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, readings, and group discussion.

Weekly on Tuesdays: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to June 22, 2021 - 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
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SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training

05.24.2021 (Monday) 1pm-4pm

05.26.2021 (Wednesday) 1pm-4pm

05.28.2021 (Friday) 1pm-4pm

Description: In this three-part virtual ​delivery training, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez from Washington State University will review the virtual curriculum adaptation for Strengthening Families Program 10-14. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting (actual application/practice will happen during the training). 

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators and support staff who are preparing to implement SFP 10-14 virtually in the next 1-3 months.

 

Registration: Recommended to attend a 1-hour readiness primer (SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Information Primer) where you will be given an overview of the logistics, technology requirements, and resource handouts to help support your virtual delivery of SFP. For more information, please email SFP 10-14 Community of Practice (CoP) and Evaluation Coordinator Sabrina DiGennaro (sabrina.digennaro@wsu.edu) or WSU SFP 10-14 CoP (sfp.1014@wsu.edu).

Date and Time: 
May 24, 2021 (All day) to May 28, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
 
Mental Health First Aid - Youth curriculum

Mental Health First Aid - Youth curriculum

The EWAHEC has a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to train Mental Health First Aid.

Please note that our grant limits us to train in Washington State, in the following counties: Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman Counties.

Some key points for you:

  • We will be training through September 30, 2021
  • Training is 100% virtual for the time being due to COVID
    • We hope to offer in-person training in the spring/summer of 20201, it all depends on COVID
  • Training is FREE to you
  • Training is scheduled on a date and time that works for your organization
    • We work during business hours, after hours, and on weekends
  • The minimum class size is 5 people, and the maximum class size is 20 people
    • If you have more than 20 people that you want to have trained, we are happy to host as many trainings as it takes

To request a training for your group or organization, please scroll farther down the page and complete the fillable form.

To join a training that has been scheduled and is open to anyone, please scroll even farther down the page and complete that form.

Date and Time: 
May 29, 2021 - 9:00am to 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
 
 
MENTOR Washington 2021 Mentoring Conference

MENTOR Washington 2021 Mentoring Conference

Save the date! Registration will open February 22, 2021.

Date and Time: 
May 25, 2021 (All day) to May 26, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
CPWI Contract Negotiations

CPWI Contract Negotiations

This meeting is for CPWI contract contacts and coordinators. Please register at https://zoom.us/j/93038492288?pwd=MG1YbzJwQXd1cEhvcS8zeWlQK1FmUT09

Date and Time: 
May 27, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
https://zoom.us/j/93038492288?pwd=MG1YbzJwQXd1cEhvcS8zeWlQK1FmUT09.
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: What's next? Community action for transformational change

Webinar: What's next? Community action for transformational change

This is the third session belonging to a three-part virtual roundtable to address the impact of historical and present day trauma and social injustice on their mental health, provides self-care strategies, and identifies long term community engagement strategies to address the mental health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.

Date and Time: 
May 27, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
 
Webinar: From longhouse to schoolhouse: American Indian/Alaska Native communities coming together

Webinar: From longhouse to schoolhouse: American Indian/Alaska Native communities coming together

From Longhouse to Schoolhouse: AI/AN School Communities Coming Together in Partnership to Learn, Collaborate, and Share Experiences and Knowledge

Date and Time: 
May 28, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: From longhouse to schoolhouse: American Indian/Alaska Native communities coming together

Webinar: From longhouse to schoolhouse: American Indian/Alaska Native communities coming together

Hosted by the National American Indian & Alaska Native Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network. From Longhouse to Schoolhouse: AI/AN school communities coming together in partnership to learn, collaborate, and share experiences and knowledge.

Date and Time: 
May 28, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Preparing your behavioral health program for funding opportunities (Part 4 of 4)

Webinar: Preparing your behavioral health program for funding opportunities (Part 4 of 4)

Behavioral health programs are experiencing greater challenges than ever before. The combination of COVID-19, workforce shortages, and alcohol, stimulant, and opioid use disorders and overdoses creates unique challenges for program administrators and implementers serving American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. At the same time, significant funding is now available.

 

Are you ready to pursue these funding opportunities in a competitive environment? If not, help is here!

 

This free training series, featuring Pam Baston, MPA, MCAP, CPP, will guide participants through a step-by-step process in how to strengthen their behavioral health programs and their readiness to successfully compete for funding. Practical tips and tools will be provided, and participants will be encouraged to engage in some self-directed activities between each training session to maximize their success.

Tuesdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25

1:30-3:00pm ET . 12:30-2:00 CT . 11:30-1:00 MT . 10:30-12:00 PT . 9:30-11:00 AKT

Date and Time: 
May 25, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Non-pharmacological pain management essentials

Webinar: Non-pharmacological pain management essentials

Description: Effective pain assessment and treatment is essential in both primary care and opioid use disorder treatment settings. In this webinar, Marian Wilson, PhD, MPH, RN will share strategies to improve the identification and management of pain within the context of the opioid overdose epidemic.

Objectives:

  1. Determine resources needed to address pain in underserved communities
  2. Identify screening tools to assist in prioritizing pain symptoms
  3. Develop strategies to create a positive pain management environment for patients

Providence Health Care designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 

Date and Time: 
May 25, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Tuesday's virtual water cooler chat

Webinar: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Tuesday's virtual water cooler chat

Join the Higher Education Center in virtual water cooler chats to exchange ideas and connect with AOD professionals across the country. These chats are informal--much like when you find yourself in conversation at the water cooler or coffee machine in your office or at a conference. Join us for one or all!

Date and Time: 
May 25, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

In this one-hour readiness primer, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez, from Washington State University will describe the ​steps for preparing to deliver the Strengthening Families Program 10-14 virtually along with the recommended adaptation​s. She will review the practical requirements (e.g. virtual and technology requirements, facilitator preparations, family engagement packets, etc.) for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14, and will work with attendees to determine their readiness for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14. Participants will leave with an understanding of what is needed to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting and information on next steps.

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators, coordinators, support staff, and others who are interested in learning more about the SFP 10-14 virtual curriculum adaptation.

Date and Time: 
May 25, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
3:00 PM to 4:00 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 virtually on May 26th and will mark its 20th year. The conference has had continued success and growth year after year and 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 26, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
Webinar: Overview of the getting ready for sustainability planning (part 3 of 7)

Webinar: Overview of the getting ready for sustainability planning (part 3 of 7)

This 7-week series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore how to develop a sustainability plan. Sustainability planning is an intentional process of looking critically at your current prevention infrastructure, processes, and strategies to develop the necessary resources to sustain meaningful prevention outcomes beyond current funding. Elements of sustainability planning include examining the impact of strategic planning processes, such as SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and interventions, priority setting, resource and feasibility analysis, communication planning, and resource and grant development.

Trainers will demonstrate how to use a set of tools to facilitate a sustainability process with community partners and will coach participants to set actionable steps and timelines to complete a plan over the next year.  The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion.

When:

Date: May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23

Time:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Alaska
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Mountain

Date and Time: 
May 26, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: PAX chats 2021

Webinar: PAX chats 2021

PAXIS Institute hosts PAX Chats twice a month.  Great way to receive assistance and support!

This is your chance to ask a PAX question, discuss resources, or share ideas with others implementing PAX throughout the nation!

Date and Time: 
May 26, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: Data collection during COVID-19: Best practices, challenges, and solutions, Part 1: Conducting needs assessments in a virtual environment

Webinar: Data collection during COVID-19: Best practices, challenges, and solutions, Part 1: Conducting needs assessments in a virtual environment

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced prevention professionals to move their work into a virtual environment, creating numerous challenges including data collection. The first webinar of this three-part webinar series on collecting data online during a public health emergency will revisit the Strategic Prevention Framework’s Step 1: Needs Assessment and describe its increased value during a public health emergency. We will explore general best practices for conducting needs assessments, and discuss methods and resources to support ongoing needs assessment given the current challenging environment, as well as strategies to sustain online data collection beyond the COVID-19 pandemic where it may be preferred than traditional in-person methods in some instances.

Date and Time: 
May 26, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Participants will leave this seven-week Enhanced Prevention Learning Series with knowledge, skills, and a set of tools for sustainability planning with community partners, as well as concrete action steps and timelines to complete a sustainability plan. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, readings, and group discussion.

Weekly on Tuesdays: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Date and Time: 
May 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to June 22, 2021 - 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
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