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May 1, 2018

SAMHSA is excited to share the Suicide Prevention Resource Center's release of the second edition of After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, which assists schools in implementing a coordinated response to the suicide death of a student. Developed in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and in consultation with other national experts, this toolkit includes new information and tools that middle and high schools can use to help the school community cope and reduce suicide risk.

Highlights of the second edition include:

  • New examples of how different communities have addressed specific issues in responding to a suicide death
  • A new tool to help with decision-making about memorials
  • Updated resource lists
  • Updated information on topics such as memorialization, social media, and contagion
April 13, 2018

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has created a new eBook — Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids: A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use. To prepare parents and families with the knowledge and skills to identify opioids, spot early use and take action effectively.

Download the eBook here.

April 13, 2018

The CALL FOR APPLICATIONS in now open for the 2018 National Awards for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices and Policies (2018 Innovative Practices Awards). 

More information can be viewed at http://nasadad.org/exemplary-awards/.

Please forward the Call for Applications information to organizations and providers in your state that have implemented innovative substance abuse prevention programs, policies, or practices resulting in specific changes or outcomes—at the individual, program, or community levels—and encourage them to respond to this Call for Applications.

The 2018 Innovative Practices Awards recipient(s) will be recognized at the National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference (http://www.npnconference.org/) in Boston, Massachusetts, August 28-30, 2018.

The application deadline is Friday, May 25, 2018.

April 10, 2018

On Monday, April 9, 2018, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) launched a statewide campaign, You Can, the next evolution of Listen2YourSelfie – DOH's first Marijuana Prevention and Education Program to educate youth about the health effects and consequences of using marijuana. The new campaign encourages young people to pursue their future dreams and immediate personal goals – and helps them to see that marijuana may distract from those dreams and goals.

DOH asks for your help in sharing this campaign with youth and has developed an online toolkit to make this easier: https://thesocialpresskit.com/you-can

The toolkit includes social posts, talking points, downloadable files, and printable materials. DOH encourages you to bookmark this toolkit and check back frequently – they will be updating it with new materials as they become available. Campaign logo files are available upon request.

If you have any questions please reach out Kristen.Haley@doh.wa.gov.

April 9, 2018

Coordinator's from Central Washington are meeting April 17th from 9:30 - 11:30 to network and discuss and plan coordinated prevention efforts. Location: Sunnyside United-Unidos Office, 1901 East Lincoln, Sunnyside, WA . (509) 837-9629

April 9, 2018

The Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC) provides training and services to develop and strengthen the substance use disorder treatment and recovery workforce in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

To make sure they are truly supporting the needs of the region, the NWATTC is currently seeking input from the workforce about training topic and format preferences.

Tell the NWATTC about your professional development needs by completing their brief survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nwattcworkforce

If you want to receive information about future training and services in the region, also sign up for their mailing list at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZL96GNN

Please complete the survey by the end of May.  The initial review of information collected will occur in June.

 

 

April 6, 2018

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is proud to celebrate and honor the individuals and organizations that have achieved excellence in the substance use disorders field over the past year. Awards are given in up to seven categories and will be presented during the 2018 NAADAC Annual Conference in Houston, TX. Please submit your nominations by May 31st.

Awards include:

  • Addiction Educator of the Year Award
  • Lifetime Honorary Membership Award
  • Lora Roe Memorial Addiction Counselor of the Year
  • Medical Professional of the Year 
  • Mel Schulstad Professional of the Year
  • Organizational Achievement Award
  • William F. "Bill" Callahan Award

Click here for more information.

April 6, 2018

The Washington State Department of Health has recently published an Opioid Dashboard. Currently, the data include six opioid prescribing measures and fatal opioid overdoses. Statewide, county and Accountable Community of Health data are available. For most measures, there is county (or ACH) map, a trend graph which allows comparison across geographies, and a table with county (or ACH)-specific rates. Over time, more measures will become available. 

April 5, 2018

Online Resources - The Resilience Summit
http://www.rickhanson.net/resilience-summit/


A 5-day online event focused on how to manage stress and adversity, build an unshakeable core of inner strength, and thrive in a challenging world with resilience experts and Rick Hanson, PhD. Originally aired March 19-23 and now available online.

  • Day 1: Elissa Epel, PhD – Strengthening Your Body Against Stress
  • Day 2: Kristen Neff, PhD – Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
  • Day 3: Nadine Burke Harris, MD – Addressing Childhood Adversity
  • Day 4: Peter Levine, PhD – Recovering from Loss and Trauma
  • Day 5:  Shawn Achor, MA – Finding Strength in Relationships
     
April 5, 2018

2018 Prevention Resource Guide: Keeping Children Safe and Families Strong in Supportive Communities
Child Welfare Information Gateway


Free to download or order 10 print copies.
Information about the guide and how to order paper copies -https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/resources/resource-guide/ 
 

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