The site for substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion professionals and volunteers.

Home » Announcements

Announcements

Watch this page for announcements from other Athena Forum users. Select Send me Announcements in the account settings menu to get notified when there are new postings to this page.

June 2, 2020

Our first-time-ever all virtual WA State Liquor and Cannabis Board-Prevention Roundtable is THIS UPCOMING MONDAY (June 8from 10a-12p via WebEx. Register in advance here: https://tinyurl.com/LCBJune8th. See flyer for additional information.

We hope you will join LCB Chair, Jane Rushford, Director Rick Garza, and other key staff to hear from you about how LCB's rules and the products we regulate are impacting the communities you serve, as well as share suggestions and solutions. 

The goals of our LCB-Prevention Roundtables are to 1) Build relationships between LCB Leadership and the Prevention/Public Health community, 2) Address questions and issues at the regional level, and 3) Provide a forum for Prevention/Public Health to share experiences, input, and/or knowledge with LCB.

Thank you to the Planning Team of prevention folks who have been meeting weekly to help plan and make sure the topics and format are as useful as possible to everyone. We will not be able to have the same small group interaction as we usually do given the format and size; however, we are doing our utmost to make this as participatory as possible. We will answer any questions we don’t get to after the event. You are also welcome to email questions in advance to sara.broschart@lcb.wa.gov.

There is still time for friends and colleagues to register so please share the flyer. Reminder that participation is limited to prevention and public health professionals only.

May 29, 2020

Session Objectives:

  1. Explain the need for and benefits of integrating wellness promotion into substance use prevention.
  2. Describe a marketing-related conceptual model for creating integrated prevention with wellness content, programs and campaigns.
  3. Explore evidence-based resources for providing prevention with wellness programs.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aQNDddwsT4OA7lPj3hd-SQ

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Tuesday June 2nd          

Time: 11:30am ET/8:30am PT 

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

Learn more: http://preventionpluswellness.com

 

May 29, 2020

Session Objectives:

  1. Describe steps for implementing youth substance use Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs
  2. Explore PPW program and training options
  3. List tips for providing screening, feedback and goal setting strategies in PPW programs
  4. Identify new applications of PPW program content and implementation and evaluation approaches and resources

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YXaYKuq2QEK7JhOzO_49sg

Length: 30 minutes 

Date: Thursday June 4th         

Time: 11:30am ET/8:30am PT 

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

Learn more: http://preventionpluswellness.com

May 25, 2020

Hidden In Plain Sight Tri-Cities has been available around the state in person for 2 years now!!  As we celebrate our 2 year anniversary, we know we must adapt and grow our program!! As times have changed over the past few months, so have delivery methods for getting information to our communities.  HIPS TC is now being offered with virtual options, including teacher training (with clock hours).  

This presentation is designed to expand your knowledge of youth trends and start great conversations around risky or problem behaviors.  Presentations are generally 2 hours, but adaptations can be made to accomadate your needs.  Several funding sources can be used, as many topics are focused on during delivery.  Topics include: nicotine, cannabis, alcohol, inhalents, prescription medication, self harm, online safety, risk factors, protective factors and more! For more information about this interactive presentation please call Jennifer Dorsett (Facilitator) at 509-851-1348 or email jennifer.dorsett.sac@gmail.com.

May 20, 2020

Thank you to everyone who has already responded to this query! I want to be sure not to miss anyone in this round of stakeholder input to WA DOH's Tobacco Program (there will be future opportunities). Please review my post and respond via the link below by Tuesday May 26th, end of day. Thank you!

All interested CPWI and DFC program leaders in WA are invited to participate in one-hour Zoom meeting interviews in May or early June about your organization’s priorities, collaborations, and viewpoint on partnerships for tobacco/vapor product work in Washington state.

I am working on behalf of the Tobacco and Vapor Products Prevention and Control Program at the Department of Health as part of the initial stage of an initiative to support, recharge, and expand partnerships to increase our effectiveness on tobacco/vapor product policies and programs. Responses will not be directly attributed to you or your organization. All feedback will be summarized and aggregated with those of other interviewees. Providing written responses to questions is another option for those not available for an hour-long interview. The state Department of Health will provide additional opportunities for stakeholder input as this project progresses.

If you are interested in participating in an interview, please fill out this short Google Form to send your response and contact info to me:  https://forms.gle/LvYn4psHUGT9vVRL9  Please responsd by May 26th, end of day, thank you!

I am sending similar interview invitations to an array of organizations working on tobacco and vapor product prevention in WA. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at margaret.shield@cehstrategies or 206-499-5452.

Margaret Shield, PhD  (pronouns: she/her/hers)

Community Environmental Health Strategies, LLC
Smart Science & Policy for Our Health and Environment
Seattle, WA
margaret.shield@CEHStrategies.com 206-499-5452
www.CEHstrategies.com

May 20, 2020

Session Objectives:

  1. Examine alcohol, vaping & marijuana use Prevention Plus Wellness screening & brief interventions
  2. List differences between typical substance use prevention and Prevention Plus Wellness programs
  3. Explore theory and research supporting brief and multi-health risk behavior interventions
  4. Describe options, settings, steps and adaptations for implementing and evaluating PPW programs.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p552m3LvT2CXWcQI4tgw7A

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Wednesday May 27th         

Time: 11:30am ET/8:30am PT 

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

Learn more: http://preventionpluswellness.com

 

More Online Prevention Program Training Opportunities

Online PPW Program Implementer Workshop: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/live-online-certified-program-implementer-training

Online PPW Program Training of Trainer Workshop: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/live-online-certified-training-of-trainer-workshop

Youth Leadership Training in Providing PPW Programs: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/ppw-youth-leadership-training-onsite-workshop

PPW Program Training Schedule: https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/program-training-schedule

May 14, 2020

Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore are conducting a research study to assess alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic and to better understand how the stress of COVID-19 is impacting our lives and our drinking patterns. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous.

By completing the survey, you can choose to be entered in a raffle to win one of several $25 gift cards. Your feedback will also help provide guidance to researchers, psychologists, and policymakers.

Consider sharing this survey broadly. To access the survey, click here: https://umbc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_88I9C9j3s4fBCex

If you have any other questions, please contact the co-PI Dr. Elyse Grossman at elyse2@umbc.edu.

May 11, 2020

The Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) Youth 7-Day Goal Challenge is a free, quick and easy tool to help youth plan and initiate behavior change aimed at avoiding substance use and increasing protective wellness behaviors.

Designed for prevention and health specialists and parents, the PPW 7-Day Goal Challenge is an adaptation of the goal setting component found in all evidence-based and evidence-informed Prevention Plus Wellness programs.

Research shows goal setting is an effective strategy in behavior change and can increase youth self-regulation skills to set, monitor and achieve desired healthy lifestyle improvements. 

Learn more: https://preventionpluswellness.com/blogs/news/prevention-plus-wellness-youth-7-day-goal-challenge

 

May 6, 2020

May is mental health awareness month. One in five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. The Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and their affiliates acknowledge the month so that millions of people can be reached through virtual events.

Everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health.Tools 2 Thrive will provide practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and improve coping skills. Check out the resources below for virtual, events, training, and resources. We hope that you care for yourselves as well as those you serve.

Resources

May 4, 2020

3 Steps for Providing Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Video

Description: Three easy steps are described for implementing any of the single-session evidence-based and evidence-informed substance use Prevention Plus Wellness programs that promote protective wellness behaviors among youth and young adults.  8 minutes long.

View Video: https://youtu.be/sPlnNFvfXyA

Pages