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September 23, 2020

Amerigroup is offering a WSIPP supported online prevention education program, the Alcohol Literacy Challenge, free of charge. This program is an evidence-based practice aimed to change alcohol expectancies and reduce alcohol consumption among youth in grades 7th-12th. For further details, please see the attached letter. If you have any interest, please reach out to Ashley Waschow and Tonya Niverson.

 

Ashley Waschow, Process Improvement Manager, Ashley.Waschow@amerigroup.com

Tonya Niverson, Senior Clinical Quality Analyst, Tonya.Niverson2@anthem.com

 

 

 

September 23, 2020

Session Objectives:

  1. Describe the critical need for multiple health risk behavior interventions that integrate substance use prevention with wellness promotion (i.e., Prevention Plus Wellness programs) and core knowledge of these programs.
  2. Describe and practice correctly implementing the In God’s Image PPW program to groups of youth with fidelity using the program scripts and instructor’s survey. 
  3. Identify tools for assessing program fidelity and efficacy. 
  4. Explore strategies and resources for tailoring your program, promoting your program, providing follow up lessons, and implementing your program online (optional). 

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_og0qm0d6Q6-aPQ2RtmlcAA

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Thursday October 1st                

Time: 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT 

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

Learn more about In God’s Image PPW program: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/in-gods-image-program-for-youth

September 18, 2020

This toolkit is for the revised M-VAPE Survey (2020 Neighborhood Density Survey of Youth Exposure to Maijuana/CBD, Vapor, and Glass Shop Producst and Messaging).

Attached is the M-VAPE Density Survey tool kit for everything you may need to participate in the M-VAPE Survey Project, including

  • The survey itself (in both .pdf and .docx formats) 
  • The link for a recording of the presentation and a Q&A session for more MVAPE survey information:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mtA2uWurKPgG4E0cyReBsqMzhrSZp6xQ/view?usp=sharing
  • The presentation about the survey (.pdf) 
  • Bonus: a Journal called “practical theorist”; a great resource for teen cannabis prevention that supports the use of an environmental survey (page 12) and validates our use of the M-VAPE survey to assess our communities. 

Please feel free to pass this tool kit along to your friends, family, community members, other coalition members, and anyone who may be interested!

All completed (or partially completed) surveys and any questions can be submitted by October 5th to mvapecommunityassessment@gmail.com.

September 18, 2020

Session Objectives:

  1. Review pre-intervention concepts for youth to provide the one-session SPORT Alcohol/Drug Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs to their peers.
  2. Provide steps for and practice implementing the SPORT PPW programs to same or younger aged youth peers.
  3. Identify post-intervention strategies to ensure high quality PPW program implementation to youth peers.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4lMxL6GNREKFR3aRR_ettQ

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Wednesday September 30th               

Time: 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT 

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

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

 

 

 

September 16, 2020

Session Objectives:

  1. Explore the contents in the Vaping and Marijuana Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program manuals for high school, middle school and elementary school-aged youth.
  2. Compare scripts for providing these PPWs to participants individually and in group settings both in-person as well as online.
  3. Review PowerPoint slides and reproducible materials found in the program digital downloads.
  4. Identify online program implementation and evaluation tools and support.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mVWEhQDtQ4Kia4uKQuPyDA

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Wednesday September 23rd              

Time: 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT 

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

Learn more about Vaping PPW: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/vaping-prevention-plus-wellness-program

Learn more about Marijuana PPW: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/sport-marijuana-awareness-program

September 16, 2020

Session Objectives:

  1. Explore the contents in the SPORT and InShape Alcohol/Drug Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program manuals for high school, middle school and elementary school-aged youth and young adults.
  2. Compare scripts for providing these PPWs to participants individually and in group settings both in-person as well as online.
  3. Review PowerPoint slides and reproducible materials found in the program digital downloads.
  4. Identify online program implementation and evaluation tools and support.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_efmbQ6rqT7m27i0Ygg723w

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Tuesday September 22nd              

Time: 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT 

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

Learn more about SPORT PPW: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/sport-prevention-plus-wellness

Learn more about InShape PPW: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/is-inshape-for-young-adults-program

September 11, 2020

Session Objectives:

  1. Examine alcohol, vaping, marijuana & opioid use Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) 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 and adaptations for implementing and evaluating PPW programs.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LnXHW29pS--L2_Rvuoa0rQ

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Thursday September 17th             

Time: 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT 

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

Learn more: https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/prevention-plus-wellness-welcome

September 7, 2020

Updated Online Strategies for Providing Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Free Webinar

Session Objectives:

  1. Describe protocols for providing Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs remotely online to youth/young adults individually and in groups.
  2. Explain protocols for providing PPW programs by combined in-person and online and by video and telephone.
  3. Explore tools for monitoring and evaluating online PPW program quality and effectiveness.
  4. Identify PPW program online training and resources.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6cLJ7oUXQmaaMWWBr4cA7g

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Friday September 11th             

Time: 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT 

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

Learn more: https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/covid-19-ppw-resources

 

New Free PPW Program Remote Online Protocols

Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program remote online protocols have just been updated. 

They include step-by-step instructions for providing PPW programs remotely online to youth or young adults individually and in groups, combined in-person and virtually, and by recorded video and telephone.

View the free online protocols: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1117/8352/files/PPW_Program_Remote_Online_Protocols_9.7.20.pdf?v=1599492880

 

PPW Program Online Strategies Training Slides

Prevention Plus Wellness program online strategies webinar training slides have also just been updated.

These training slides show how to implement PPW programs using multiple virtual strategies, along with tools for monitoring and evaluating online implementation and online training and other resources.

View the updated online strategies training slides: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1117/8352/files/Online_Strategies_for_Providing_PPW_Programs_9.7.20.pdf?v=1599493025

September 2, 2020

At DBHR, we are planning future trainings for our prevention providers and would like your feedback on what our prevention providers are needing in regards to leadership training, such as facilitation skills, creating action-oriented coalitions, etc.

This survey should take no more than 2 minutes and will help us in the planning for future leadership trainings. 

Survey link: https://hca.surveymonkey.com/r/Z963ZD8. This survey will close on 9/25/2020.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!

August 20, 2020

This new SAMHSA guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent vaping. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.

Download the publication from here
 

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