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Webinar: Overview of the elements of effective coalitions series

Webinar: Overview of the 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.

When:

August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific

 

Date and Time: 
August 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to September 16, 2020 - 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 12:30pm
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Webinar: Beyond opioids - other drugs of concern: An educational series from the Washington Poison Center

Webinar: Beyond opioids - other drugs of concern: An educational series from the Washington Poison Center

Overdose Prevention & Harm Reduction: An Educational Series from the Washington Poison Center

All sessions are free and open to any interested participants. Please email Meghan King at mking@wapc.org with any questions.

Date and Time: 
September 1, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
Webinar: ESAS: Adolescent brain maturation and health: Intersections on the developmental highway

Webinar: ESAS: Adolescent brain maturation and health: Intersections on the developmental highway

This session will cover important information for understanding the impact of the changing brain during adolescence, and what providers should keep in mind, including:
1. The maturation of the adolescent brain likely contributes to behaviors that are characteristic of this developmental period.
2. This maturation also informs our understanding of risk for substance use disorders and other behavioral disorders.
3. Service providers can leverage teen brain science when working with adolescents and parents.

Date and Time: 
September 2, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
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: 
September 2, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Action Plan & Budget TA call for Cohorts 5 & 6

Action Plan & Budget TA call for Cohorts 5 & 6

This is a semi-structured TA call for Cohorts 5 & 6 in relation to the upcoming Action Plan and Budget revisions due on September 15th.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5454445597139741454

Date and Time: 
September 2, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
GoToWebinar
2:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Webinar:Safe medicine storage & disposal to prevent teen misuse: An educational series from the Washington Poison Center

Webinar:Safe medicine storage & disposal to prevent teen misuse: An educational series from the Washington Poison Center

Overdose Prevention & Harm Reduction: An Educational Series from the Washington Poison Center

All sessions are free and open to any interested participants. Please email Meghan King at mking@wapc.org with any questions.

Date and Time: 
September 2, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
2:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Webinar: Mental Health Associations 2020 Conference: COVID-19, mental health and the need for equity

Webinar: Mental Health Associations 2020 Conference: COVID-19, mental health and the need for equity

Each year, the Mental Health America (MHA) Annual Conference brings together MHA affiliates, community stakeholders, peers, caregivers, providers, government officials, media and more from across the country to discuss important and emerging mental health issues. MHA’s 2020 Annual Conference will take place September 3-4, 2020 and is themed COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Need for Equity. The conference will now be completely virtual. We will host a Pre-Conference Day for MHA Affiliates on September 2.

 

WHY THIS THEME?

Over the last few months, the world was thrown into a global pandemic. As the number of cases of COVID-19 increased, so did the associated experiences of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. The mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as are the physical health effects – but we know that not everyone has equal access to care. And for the one in five who already have mental health conditions – or the one in two who are at risk of developing them – we need to take personal, professional, and policy measures now to address them. And we need to do it an equitable way.

MHA has been monitoring its Online Screening Program throughout the pandemic. As of early June, more than 88,000 additional people have developed symptoms of anxiety or depression because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, more than 21,000 depression screeners reported thinking of suicide or self-harm on more than half the days – a number that suggests a coming wave of mental impacts that could be of epidemic proportions. What is most troubling is that the numbers – consistent with the numbers from the U.S. Government’s Census Bureau - demonstrate not only that there is not yet any relief from the mental health impacts of the pandemic, but that the impacts actually seem to be spreading and accelerating.

In addition, COVID-19 brought to light what many in the health care and social justice communities already knew – that Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) are disproportionately negatively impacted and are dying at much higher rates. Adding to that the systemic racism that so many people of color bear every day, the trauma and mental health implications are significant. Past trauma is prominently mentioned as the reason that people experience serious mental health conditions today – and nearly half of those taking a mental health screening with MHA who received a moderate to severe result since Spring 2020 cited trauma as the reason.

The last few months have changed everything - and the world is looking at “a new normal.” Our 2020 Annual Conference – now with a virtual component – will discuss it all. From increases in depression and anxiety rates, to adjusting workplaces and workplace mental health, to addressing disproportionate inequities due to systemic barriers and historical adversity - MHA is talking about it. Join us.

Date and Time: 
September 3, 2020 - 8:00am to September 4, 2020 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
8:00am to 5:00pm
 
 
Webinar: AMERSA 2020 Virtual Conference

Webinar: AMERSA 2020 Virtual Conference

AMERSA 2020 features 150+ presentations, including 8 oral abstract sessions followed by live Q&A, an ePoster gallery with interactive online Q&A and a free multidisciplinary COVID-19 panel.

All plenary and panel presentations will be followed by a live Q&A session.

Full Conference registration also includes 4 additional live, interactive workshops and a virtual mentor/mentee meeting.

Date and Time: 
September 3, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 10:30am
 
Webinar: Deconstructing unconscious bias in behavioral health care (Day 2)

Webinar: Deconstructing unconscious bias in behavioral health care (Day 2)

Building off the psychological framework of unconscious bias as discussed in the first session, this second presentation will review and inform on how unconscious bias is reflected in words, communications, and relations toward persons of color through case scenarios reflecting its impact in the addiction, mental health, and prevention settings. The elusiveness of cognitive bias underscores provider assumptions and perceptions and affect judgment that lead to prejudice, micro-aggressions, and even discriminatory practices in care. The discussion will also identify commonly experienced pressures of personal and ‘on the job’ stress, and other bias risk factors that affect decision making, interactions and client/patient outcomes in behavioral health.

Goal: Recognize and examine how unconscious biases obstruct the provider’s capacity to engage and effectively deliver patient centered care for persons of color accessing behavioral health services.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify how unconscious biases are not limited to race and can exist for characteristics such as gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, etc.
• Identify how assumptions and stigma impact communications and rapport building.
• List behavioral health (one of each) examples of how stereotypes lead to inequitable care.

Date and Time: 
September 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:30am
 
Webinar: Narcan & medication-assisted treatment: An educational series from the Washington Poison Center

Webinar: Narcan & medication-assisted treatment: An educational series from the Washington Poison Center

Overdose Prevention & Harm Reduction: An Educational Series from the Washington Poison Center

All sessions are free and open to any interested participants. Please email Meghan King at mking@wapc.org with any questions.

Date and Time: 
September 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Webinar: Health Equity in prevention part 1: A definition in rural and remote communities

Webinar: Health Equity in prevention part 1: A definition in rural and remote communities

Health equity is a prominent topic in the field of public health, but what is it, really, and how does it relate to and intersect with prevention in rural and remote communities? This session will define health equity and explore it as it relates to racial inequity and justice in rural and remote communities. Note that we will be utilizing breakout sessions in this webinar! The webinar will highlight how prevention practitioners can integrate these concepts into the shared risk and protective factors theory and the social determinants of health to understand how health equity relates to the field of prevention. 

Objectives

  • Define health equity, and understand it as a layer of racial equity.
  • Integrate the concept of equity into the shared risk and protective factors theory and social determinants of health model.
  • Identify the key components of an embodied health equity practice to impact health equity positively.
Date and Time: 
September 3, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
Webinar: Case studies in marijuana: From pharmacology to the Emergency Department

Webinar: Case studies in marijuana: From pharmacology to the Emergency Department

In this webinar, participants will learn about marijuana: its pharmacology, THC, CBD, and its effects on the body. The webinar will present the most factual information and up-to-date data on marijuana and participants will review illuminating examples of daily marijuana poisonings that present to emergency departments across the Pacific Southwest Region. Learn the facts vs. the myths to assist you in your prevention work and to educate and protect future generations in your state and/or jurisdiction.

 

Date and Time: 
September 3, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Webinar: Student mental health during COVID-19: How to prepare as cchools reopen

Webinar: Student mental health during COVID-19: How to prepare as cchools reopen

Student Mental Health During COVID-19: How to Prepare as Schools Reopen is a webinar geared toward emergency managers, public health professionals (state and local health departments), and school administrators who are working together to create school reopening and response plans. Session content is focused on the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and educators related to crises and how community and school organizations can partner to develop responsive plans that address these needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions upon registration, enabling our Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network specialists to shape content to meet audience needs. Presenters will devote the first segment of the hour-long presentation to the topic, then address attendee-submitted questions.

Please note: Certificates of completion are available to viewers of 50% or more of the live webinar.

Date and Time: 
September 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 10:00am
 
Webinar: Drug economics: An educational series from the Washington Poison Center

Webinar: Drug economics: An educational series from the Washington Poison Center

Overdose Prevention & Harm Reduction: An Educational Series from the Washington Poison Center

All sessions are free and open to any interested participants. Please email Meghan King at mking@wapc.org with any questions.

Date and Time: 
September 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 10:00am
 
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. We hope each and every one of you are staying safe and we look forward to connecting with you soon!

- Your National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC team in collaboration with SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
Date and Time: 
September 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 10:00am
 
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Webinar: Overview of the elements of effective coalitions series

Webinar: Overview of the 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.

When:

August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific

 

Date and Time: 
August 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to September 16, 2020 - 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 12:30pm
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Webinar: Strategies of support for mental health providers - Empowering one another during times of crisis

Webinar: Strategies of support for mental health providers - Empowering one another during times of crisis

This is our weekly open forum to listen and share suggestions/resources. Special attention will be paid to resiliency, strength, overcoming challenges of social distancing, and supporting mental health professionals in their efforts to adapt their delivery of services.

Date and Time: 
September 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to September 22, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Webinar: Youth perspectives on the changing landscape of legalized recreational marijuana: Reframing risk and harm reduction

Webinar: Youth perspectives on the changing landscape of legalized recreational marijuana: Reframing risk and harm reduction

This live webinar will include an opening activity for participants to consider their personal biases about adolescents, marijuana, and substance use disorder. A short lecture will be followed by case scenarios and engaging video and audio clips, ending with discussion and reflection. The video and audio clips center the voices and experiences of adolescents and young adults. Featuring guest speaker Jenni Lane, MA, of the University of Michigan Adolescent Health Initiative.

Date and Time: 
September 8, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Preventing suicide, what we know and what we can do

Preventing suicide, what we know and what we can do

Information about providing prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services during the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. The Health Care Authority's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) will host a bi-monthly webinar to update behavioral health providers and stakeholders.

September is suicide prevention month. Our next call will focus on suicide ideology during COVID-19. Our panelists will give high level information about what we know and what we can do to prevent suicide. Time for questions and comments will be available. 

We hope that you find these calls useful and remember to take care of yourself as well as those you serve.

Date and Time: 
September 8, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:30pm to 2:30pm
 
Webinar: Research into action: Emerging trends in adolescent suicide prevention

Webinar: Research into action: Emerging trends in adolescent suicide prevention

In this installment of the Research Into Action webinar series, Dr. Cheryl King will discuss her recent article, “Emerging Trends in Adolescent Suicide Prevention Research”, which was published in Current Opinion in Psychology in 2018. The article highlights research supporting two suicide prevention strategies: creating protective environments and identifying and supporting youth at risk for suicide. Dr. King will also discuss how substance misuse prevention coalitions can prevent suicide among youth in their communities.

Date and Time: 
September 9, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Webinar: Adverse effects: Anxiety, addiction, and pandemic life: A special-focus COVID-19 webinar

Webinar: Adverse effects: Anxiety, addiction, and pandemic life: A special-focus COVID-19 webinar

For many individuals with anxiety and/or substance use disorders, mental health struggles have become even more challenging during the pandemic. Social isolation, financial worries, relationship strain, employment uncertainty and barriers to care can increase psychological distress. How are your clients managing? Join Sanjaya Saxena, MD, of Rogers Behavioral Health, and Christopher Yadron, PhD, of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, to examine emerging data on the adverse effects of pandemic life on mental health. Saxena and Yadron will also discuss warning signs of relapse and factors that may indicate an individual needs a higher level of care.


Objectives

  • Identify the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on anxiety and substance use disorders
  • Review data showing the adverse effects of pandemic-related stress on mental health
  • Recognize the warning signs of relapse
Date and Time: 
September 9, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:30am to 12:30pm
 
Webinar: Completing the data puzzle: Identifying assessment gaps

Webinar: Completing the data puzzle: Identifying assessment gaps

Part one of a two-part series, this webinar will introduce techniques to identify common data gaps in needs assessments, and highlight strategies to obtain buy-in from key stakeholders to address data gaps over time. A case-study approach will demonstrate covered skills.

Date and Time: 
September 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Webinar: Part 1: Anxiety & school - identifying anxiety and what to do about it

Webinar: Part 1: Anxiety & school - identifying anxiety and what to do about it

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns youth face. While it is a normal emotional experience, it can grow to become incredibly distressing and interfering, particularly as it comes to school. When anxiety is present in the school setting (whether in-person or remote), educators have an important role in encouraging and reinforcing brave vs. anxious behavior. Research supports the importance of youth moving from a cycle of avoiding to a cycle of approaching anxiety-provoking situations in order to overcome problematic anxiety. In this webinar, we will discuss how to identify, understand, and intervene for problematic anxiety for youth in your classroom.

Webinar Objectives:
1) Identify common ways in which anxiety presents in school settings including in-person and online formats.
2) Learn empirically supported strategies to reduce problematic anxiety.
3) Describe school-based approaches for anxiety that encourage and reinforce empirically supported strategies (approach to anxious situations vs. avoidance).

*Our events are open to the public and attendees from any region. Due to limited capacity, however, we kindly ask that if you are not from Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA) to please consider waiting to register or not attending live and watching the recording in order to prioritize space for our Region 10 participants. We have an amazing team that will post a link to the recording within a week of event.

Date and Time: 
September 9, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
Webinar: Developmental assets & developmental relationships: Connections that help youth thrive

Webinar: Developmental assets & developmental relationships: Connections that help youth thrive

Like the roots of a tree, young people’s development is rooted in their community and in their relationships. The developmental relationships framework provides a way to build these relationships with the young people in your life. 

 

And research consistently shows that young people from all backgrounds do better when they have a strong foundation of Developmental Assets® in their life. Since 1990, this research-based framework has become one of the foundational frameworks in positive youth development and the most frequently cited and widely utilized in the world.

 

This workshop will teach you how these two frameworks and bodies of research work together to help young people be and become their best selves.

Date and Time: 
September 10, 2020 - 11:00am to September 11, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 1:00pm
 
 
Webinar: Deconstructing unconscious bias in behavioral health care (Day 3)

Webinar: Deconstructing unconscious bias in behavioral health care (Day 3)

In the first two sessions we define and describe the impact of unconscious bias on cognition and provider practice, as well as how it contributes to behavioral health disparities. This third session will offer practical tools and strategies for organizations and providers to identify and address unconscious bias and support the delivery of culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS). Discussion will present action steps that providers can take to explore and diffuse personal bias, and further inform on how integrating cultural humility in practice minimizes unconscious bias using a process oriented approach to care consequently increasing behavioral health equity.

Goal: Review bias reducing strategies and measures to confront and mitigate unconscious prejudices in practice and program services increasing quality of behavioral health care for persons of color.

Learning Objectives:
• List organizational opportunities to decrease unconscious bias in service delivery
• Identify activities that providers can employ to lessen bias and increase their culturally informed skills.
• List measures for evaluating outcomes and build equity in behavioral health

Date and Time: 
September 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:30am
 
Webinar: Science of the positive circles: Applying positive spirit and native wisdom in challenging times

Webinar: Science of the positive circles: Applying positive spirit and native wisdom in challenging times

Please join HollyAnna Littlebull of the Yakama Nation and Dr. Jeff Linkenbach of The Montana Institute for a series of enlightening conversations featuring tribal leaders from Washington and beyond. These interactive online discussions will focus on how we can lean on traditional teachings to help us navigate the challenges of this difficult and disconnected time, and how the Positive Community Norms approach can be used by tribal leaders to increase health and safety.

Date and Time: 
September 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:30am
 
Webinar: Why health equity matters - part 1

Webinar: Why health equity matters - part 1

Cultural competency, health disparities, and health equity are familiar terms to prevention professionals. A focus on health equity allows communities to direct their prevention strategies towards the most vulnerable populations in the region they serve. In doing this, we contribute to the reduction in health disparities and support initiatives that create community and societal change. Part I of this two-part series will begin to explore why health equity matters in prevention, and uncover how culture and personal bias influence substance misuse prevention work. By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

• Describe the connection between prevention ethics and health equity;
• Define the foundational terminology associated with understanding behavioral health disparities;
• Explore how culture and personal bias influence substance misuse prevention work.

Date and Time: 
September 10, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Webinar: Why health equity matters in prevention - part 1

Webinar: Why health equity matters in prevention - part 1

Webinar Overview
Cultural competency, health disparities, and health equity are familiar terms to prevention professionals. A focus on health equity allows communities to direct their prevention strategies towards the most vulnerable populations in the region they serve. In doing this, we contribute to the reduction in health disparities and support initiatives that create community and societal change. Part I of this two-part series will begin to explore why health equity matters in prevention, and uncover how culture and personal bias influence substance misuse prevention work. By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

• Describe the connection between prevention ethics and health equity;
• Define the foundational terminology associated with understanding behavioral health disparities;
• Explore how culture and personal bias influence substance misuse prevention work.

Date and Time: 
September 10, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
3:00pm to 4:30pm
 
Webinar: Direct to consumer alcohol sales in the era of COVID-19: Enforcement and policy challenges

Webinar: Direct to consumer alcohol sales in the era of COVID-19: Enforcement and policy challenges

Direct-to-consumer alcohol sales are on the rise nationwide, especially as some states loosen or modify restrictions to allow alcohol delivery, curbside pickup and cocktails to go during the pandemic. These models challenge traditional alcohol control policy and require creative solutions to address challenges in enforcement. 

This webinar will review current policies on home alcohol delivery, alcohol shipping and curbside service, challenges in enforcement and compliance and specific examples of how compliance and enforcement can work in these models. This webinar will include data specific to the New England states as well as drawing from nationwide trends and examples from other regions. 

Presented by:

  • Cassie Greisen of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association 
  • Carrie Christofes of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association
  • Matthew Stemple of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Alcohol Law Enforcement Division 
Date and Time: 
September 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Webinar: Navigating behavioral challenges with remote schooling for parents

Webinar: Navigating behavioral challenges with remote schooling for parents

As the school year begins, there are many new challenges being faced by parents and children trying to navigate remote learning.Without the same support systems that are typically in place there are additional layers of complexity in addressing behavioral challenges in students. 

Join this free, 60-minute webinar where we will discuss:

  • how to differentiate the impact of stress and trauma versus other learning issues and diagnoses.  
  • the impact of trauma/stress on the brain.
  • practical strategies to instill resilience in ourselves and our children in order to build healthy, happy children even in the face of adversity.
Date and Time: 
September 11, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:15am to 12:15pm
 
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Webinar: Overview of the elements of effective coalitions series

Webinar: Overview of the 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.

When:

August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific

 

Date and Time: 
August 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to September 16, 2020 - 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 12:30pm
 
Webinar: NIMH social disconnection in late-Life suicide workshop

Webinar: NIMH social disconnection in late-Life suicide workshop

Please join the NIMH Division of Translational Research for a 2-day virtual workshop, “Social Disconnection in Late-Life Suicide”, which will bring together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide.

* Disclaimer: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information (OMB #0925-0740; Exp date 7/31/2022). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: NIH, Project Clearance Branch, 6705 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7974, Bethesda, MD 20892-7974, ATTN: PRA (0925-0740). Do not return the completed form to this address.
Date and Time: 
September 17, 2020 - 7:00am to September 18, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
7:00am to 1:00pm
 
 
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Webinar: Strategies of support for mental health providers - Empowering one another during times of crisis

Webinar: Strategies of support for mental health providers - Empowering one another during times of crisis

This is our weekly open forum to listen and share suggestions/resources. Special attention will be paid to resiliency, strength, overcoming challenges of social distancing, and supporting mental health professionals in their efforts to adapt their delivery of services.

Date and Time: 
September 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to September 22, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Webinar: Ethics in Prevention: A guide for substance use prevention practitioners

Webinar: Ethics in Prevention: A guide for substance use prevention practitioners

As a substance misuse prevention professional, 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.

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.

Next Event

September 14-25, 2020

Certification:This course has been endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). 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.

Length: 6 hrs
Cost: $115.00
Date and Time: 
September 14, 2020 (All day) to September 25, 2020 (All day)
Location: 
Webinar
(All day)
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Webinar: Northwest virtual prevention leadership academy

Webinar: Northwest virtual prevention leadership academy

The goal of the Northwest PTTC Prevention Leadership Academy is to engage leaders in the prevention workforce to identify and build upon their strengths in creative problem-solving, strategic planning, and charismatic communication.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged leaders of local substance misuse prevention efforts to keep communities engaged. Given the uncertainties around face-to-face meeting, many of us are looking for new ways to re-energize our connections. The Virtual Northwest Prevention Leadership Academy creates an opportunity for participants to learn and experience online tools that create energy and empowerment to engage leaders, coalitions, and community members in our collective prevention efforts.

The Virtual Leadership Academy will explore both leadership principles using a set of Liberating Structures customized for prevention and online delivery.  Liberating Structures is a set of practical methods and tools designed to foster active participation and create innovation among team members, collaborators, and communities. Their use facilitates trust-building and shared commitment to group values and outcomes. Northwest PTTC staff is excited to be collaborating with facilitators of Liberating Structures to present the academy.  Learn more about the facilitators.

Date and Time: 
September 14, 2020 - 10:00am to October 14, 2020 - 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:30am
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Webinar: Developmental relationships: Bring intention to practice

Webinar: Developmental relationships: Bring intention to practice

It’s not enough to say that relationships matter. 

We’ve known for decades that high-quality relationships are essential to young people’s growing, learning, and thriving—including for those young people who face serious stresses in their lives and in the world around them. But many professionals who work directly with youth–especially youth from marginalized communities–face challenges in forming well-rounded relationships that connect with the diverse needs of youth.

In fact, we know that 20% of youth report having no developmental relationships in their life, and another 20% report only having one. 

Educational success and social-emotional development blossom when caring adults and supportive peers are present in young people’s lives, and build developmental relationships. 

Relationships are developmental when they help young people discover who they are, nuture abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to engage with and contribute to the world around them. 

Our research team identified five critical elements of developmental relationships:

  • Express Care 
  • Challenge Growth 
  • Provide Support 
  • Share Power
  • Expand Possibilities

In the Developmental Relationships – Bring Intention to Practice workshop, you'll learn to be intentional and inclusive in strengthening developmental relationships with young people.

Date and Time: 
September 14, 2020 - 11:00am to September 15, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 1:00pm
 
 
Webinar: Social disconnection and late-life suicide: Mechanisms, treatment targets, and interventions

Webinar: Social disconnection and late-life suicide: Mechanisms, treatment targets, and interventions

About the Workshop:

On September 17 and 18, 2020, join the NIMH Division of Translational Research for a two-day virtual workshop, “Social Disconnection and Late Life Suicide,” which will bring together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide. Workshop topics include:

  • the mechanisms by which social disconnection confers risk for suicide in older adulthood,
  • potential treatment targets for future intervention development, and
  • opportunities for and obstacles to effective implementation of interventions to address and prevent late-life suicide.

Background:

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. In late adulthood, suicide rates are higher than in any other age group and have risen more than 40% in the past 10 years.  Social disconnection – a term which refers to either objective social isolation, perceived social isolation (otherwise known as loneliness), or the co-presence of both – is one of the primary risk factors for a suicidal attempt.  It is at its highest levels in late adulthood and is one of the primary motivators of self-harm in older adults. As the American population rapidly ages – over 20% of the population will be over the age of 65 by 2030 – there is an urgent need to advance mechanistic understanding of the link between social disconnection and suicide risk, to identify treatment targets for promising interventions to address social disconnection and suicide in late-life, and to elucidate barriers to and achievements in implementing interventions and providing services to socially disconnected older adults contemplating suicide. 

Date and Time: 
September 17, 2020 - 10:00am to September 18, 2020 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 4:00pm
 
 
Webinar: Suicide-related risk in Latinx/Hispanic Youth

Webinar: Suicide-related risk in Latinx/Hispanic Youth

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. among people ages 10-24 years old and has disproportionately increased Latinx and Hispanic adolescents and young adults, who have elevated rates of suicidal behaviors. This 1.5 hour online session will provide information about identifying suicide-related risk in Latinx and Hispanic youth and review evidence-based practices to screen for risk across various settings.

• Recognize trends in suicide, suicidal thoughts and behaviors in Hispanic/Latinx adolescents and young adults in the U.S.

• Identify risk and protective factors associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors

• Highlight culture-specific risk and protector factors associated with suicide-related risk

• Understand how some suicide prevention programs have integrated culture-specific experiences into their strategies

• Resources to screen for suicide-related risk in youth

Date and Time: 
September 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:30am
 
Webinar: NASEM forum for children's well-being fall workshop

Webinar: NASEM forum for children's well-being fall workshop

The Forum for Children’s Well-Being will host a virtual public workshop on September 14, 2020. The workshop will focus on building systems to support children and families in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop will pay particular attention to how these systems can combat structural racism. It will feature discussions related to supports in both the economic and behavioral and public health systems that can promote the well-being of children and families. Participants will engage in discussions about how a broad range of existing tools and supports can be used to further promote family well-being and health equity in the United States.

Date and Time: 
September 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Webinar: SAVE THE DATE - Is teen drug use inevitable?

Webinar: SAVE THE DATE - Is teen drug use inevitable?

Date and Time: 
September 14, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
File attachments: 
Location: 
Webinar
6:00pm to 8:30pm
 
Webinar: Two Feathers Youth Mental Health Conference

Webinar: Two Feathers Youth Mental Health Conference

This will be the webinar link for all webinar sessions throughout the conference.

Webinar sessions and dates and times:

Tuesday, September 15th
12:00-1:30pm
Keynote Speaker Notah Begay III (Pueblos of San Felipe and Isleta/Diné)
A four-time PGA Tour winner and current golf analyst for NBC Sports and The Golf Channel.
Title: "Everybody has a Story"

Wednesday, September 16th
3:30-5:00pm
Flower Dance Sing
Introduction by Beverly Miller (California IHS Director)
● Introduced by Virgil Moorehead
Keynote by Assembly Member Ramos
● Introduce Assemblymember Ramos by Kiara Weatherford (youth)
#2FMedicineYouth Media Project
● Facilitated by Amada Lang (Two Feathers Mentor) and Jordan Brown (youth)
6:30-7:00pm
Closing

Thursday, September 17th
3:30-5:00pm
Opening Prayer
Introduction by Chairman Michael Hunter (Coyote Valley Band of Pomo
Indians)
● Introduced by Kulani Burbank and Halina Crabtree
Keynote by Dr. Kishan Lara-Cooper
#2FMedicineYouth Media Project
● Facilitated by Amada Lang (Two Feathers Mentor) and Jordan Brown (youth)
6:30-7:00pm
Closing

Friday, September 18th
3:30-5:00pm
Opening Prayer: Zoe Thompson
Introduction by IHS/State Mental Health
Keynote by Frank Waln
#2FMedicineYouth Media Project
● Facilitated by Amada Lang (Two Feathers Mentor) and Jordan Brown (youth)
6:30-7:00pm
Wiyot Chairman closing words
Flower Dance Sing

Sep 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Sep 16, 2020 03:30 PM
Sep 17, 2020 03:30 PM
Sep 18, 2020 03:30 PM
Date and Time: 
September 15, 2020 - 12:00pm to September 18, 2020 - 3:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 3:30pm
 
Webinar: A practical approach for youth mental health during the pandemic

Webinar: A practical approach for youth mental health during the pandemic

Becoming effective in engagement online is not only crucial for agencies who serve both youth and adults; it’s imperative. Before COVID, Youth Era spent over a decade learning how to engage in online spaces with distance learning and maximizing social media. This expertise drove the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford to partner with Youth Era on creating a transformational five-day virtual event called UpLift. Initial research showed that UpLift made a tremendous impact on the youth who attended.

Join this free, 60-minute webinar where we will discuss how to:

  • create an immersive virtual environment that maximizes audience attention through online engagement strategies leading to life-transforming experiences

  • take your in-person training to a virtual platform, without losing the effectiveness or outcomes and, in many cases, gaining better results virtually than what was possible in person

  • master the modern rapport-building hacks that Youth Era and industry leaders are using to create “digital sacred grounds”, with practical approaches and tools

Date and Time: 
September 15, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:15am to 12:15pm
 
Webinar: The power of showing up with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Webinar: The power of showing up with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how to be really present for our kids to build social and emotional intelligence, leadership skills, meaningful relationships, and happiness

Date and Time: 
September 15, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
5:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Webinar: The trifecta: Developmental relationships, equitable environments, and SEL are the three things young people need right now

Webinar: The trifecta: Developmental relationships, equitable environments, and SEL are the three things young people need right now

Join Search Institute's President and CEO, Kent Pekel, as he tells us about the results from the most recent research on developmental relationships. In this engaging free training, you'll learn:

  • Which elements of the developmental relationships framework young people experienced most and least often
  • How young people experienced developmental relationships throughout their K-12 experience
  • Which setting young people experienced developmental relationships in more often
  • How adults viewed instances of developmental relationships compared to youth
  • How equitable environments and developmental relationships factor into social emotional learning
  • The associations we found between developmental relationships, diversity, equity and inclusion, and social-emotional learning
Date and Time: 
September 16, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 12:00pm
 
Webinar: Mental health services for Hispanics and Latinos: Mental health risk and protective factors in Hispanic and Latino populations

Webinar: Mental health services for Hispanics and Latinos: Mental health risk and protective factors in Hispanic and Latino populations

Description:

This training curriculum will further develop the skills of mental health providers working with Hispanic and Latino populations, thus reducing disparities in services and improving outcomes. Participants will also learn about promoting a strength-based approach to treatment, and using the Cultural Formulation Interview as part of an assessment when working with these populations.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate the consideration and incorporation of cultural values when treating Hispanics and Latinos with mental health disorders and other mental health issues
  • Distinguish culture-related symptoms and behaviors when diagnosing Hispanic and Latino clients
  • Identify and address mental health risk and protective factors in Hispanic and Latino communities
  • Effectively incorporate strategies to effectively engage and treat Hispanic and Latino clients, including the Cultural Formulation Interview
Date and Time: 
September 16, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Webinar: Advancing the response to COVID-19: A virtual symposium hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health

Webinar: Advancing the response to COVID-19: A virtual symposium hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is hosting a virtual symposium on Thursday, September 17, 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities virtual symposium will feature promising practices, programs, and strategies for combatting the pandemic in order to achieve health equity in communities of color.

OMH invites our partners at the regional, state, tribal and community levels to join us as we convene public health leaders from state and local levels to discuss their organizations' response to address COVID-19 in racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

Date and Time: 
September 17, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 3:00pm
 
Webinar: Deconstructing unconscious bias in behavioral health Care (Day 4)

Webinar: Deconstructing unconscious bias in behavioral health Care (Day 4)

Learning from the Field (90 min; 20 min didactic presentations + 40 min Q&A

This fourth session will bring together a panel of direct service providers who work closely with communities of color and are actively engaged in facilitating strategies that identify and mitigate unconscious bias to ensure delivery of culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Organizational leadership will speak to lessons learned in the implementation of effective protocols to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities and improve service outcomes for people of color.

Goal: Review current organizational processes for identifying unconscious bias; approaches for the integration of bias reducing strategies, and service delivery approaches to improve service outcomes for people of color.

Learning Objectives:
• List essential elements of effective organizational bias reduction practices
• Identify potential resources for further information and support

Date and Time: 
September 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:30am
 
Webinar: Science of the Positive Circles: Applying positive spirit and native wisdom in challenging times

Webinar: Science of the Positive Circles: Applying positive spirit and native wisdom in challenging times

Please join HollyAnna Littlebull of the Yakama Nation and Dr. Jeff Linkenbach of The Montana Institute for a series of enlightening conversations featuring tribal leaders from Washington and beyond. These interactive online discussions will focus on how we can lean on traditional teachings to help us navigate the challenges of this difficult and disconnected time, and how the Positive Community Norms approach can be used by tribal leaders to increase health and safety.

Date and Time: 
September 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:30am
 
Webinar: Developing a competitive SAMHSA grant application

Webinar: Developing a competitive SAMHSA grant application

SAMHSA’s Office of Financial Resources will be conducting a webinar on how to develop a competitive grant application. The webinar will be offered on August 27, September 17, and October 22 at 2 pm (ET). 
 
The webinar will address:

  • The four registration processes that need to be completed
  • Preparing to apply for a grant
  • Key components of the funding opportunity announcement
  • Responding effectively to the evaluation criteria
  • Resources and technical assistance that are available
Date and Time: 
September 17, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
File attachments: 
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:30pm
 
Webinar: Teen matters - Meeting the needs of adolescent youth

Webinar: Teen matters - Meeting the needs of adolescent youth

This webinar will highlight the importance of serving adolescent youth in your family drug court (FDC). Their development needs and social connections require an approach that emphasizes youth engagement and meaningful relationships with peers and adults. Special emphasis will focus on building a strong voice and promoting active participation in planning their own lives to ensure that they will be equipped to successfully transition into adulthood and avoid involvement in the juvenile justice system. Key principles and strategies for prevention, quality substance use disorder treatment for adolescents, and recovery support will also be highlighted.
 

Date and Time: 
September 17, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:30pm
 
Webinar: Understanding the role of resilience in gender and sexual minority communities

Webinar: Understanding the role of resilience in gender and sexual minority communities

While it is well documented that Gender and Sexual Minority individuals have faced lifelong stigma, discrimination, and other experiences that may lead to adverse psycho-social outcomes, an emerging program of research suggests resilience can be a buffer against the impact of these stressors. This webinar will highlight how public health approaches to health and well-being have historically been rooted in a deficits based model and the recent shift in focus to examine strengths-based perspectives in GSM communities, especially in older HIV+ gay men.

Join this free, 60-minute webinar where we will discuss:

  • using a resiliency based approach to health disparities

  • strengths of the gender and sexual minority community in coping with stigma and discrimination

Date and Time: 
September 17, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:15am to 12:15pm
 
Webinar: Six elements of effective coalitions series: Diverse stakeholders & opportunities for participation

Webinar: Six elements of effective coalitions series: Diverse stakeholders & opportunities for participation

Coalitions that engage a diverse set of members with meaningful opportunities for participation are more likely to reach collective impact. This webinar, the second installment in the series, Six Elements of Effective Coalitions, will explore how to more intentionally build these elements of Diverse Stakeholders & Opportunities for Participation into the organizational structure and activities of your coalition, and will highlight the real-life application with two coalition spotlights.

This is part two of a four-part series produced by the PTTC Community Coalitions and Collaborators network working group. Be sure to view the first part of the series on the PTTC NCO website.

Webinar Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this virtual learning experience, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the six elements of effective coalitions
2. Discuss two of the six elements to achieve intended outcomes
3. Describe a diverse set of stakeholders needed for effective coalitions and how to assess a coalitions’ engaged partners
4. Discuss how to incorporate opportunities for coalition members to participate and help to effectively reach coalition goals

Date and Time: 
September 17, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Webinar: WHO civil society working on NCDs - Exposing industry interference and conflict of interest before and during COVID-19

Webinar: WHO civil society working on NCDs - Exposing industry interference and conflict of interest before and during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on health-harming industry tactics and partnerships with governments, CSOs and UN agencies and other stakeholders that challenge coherence in NCD policies and actions due to conflict of interest and potential for undue influence in policy development and implementation.

Date and Time: 
September 18, 2020 - 6:00am to 7:00am
Location: 
Webinar
6:00am to 7:00am
 
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. We hope each and every one of you are staying safe and we look forward to connecting with you soon!


- Your National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC team in collaboration with SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center

Date and Time: 
September 18, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 10:00am
 
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Webinar: Strategies of support for mental health providers - Empowering one another during times of crisis

Webinar: Strategies of support for mental health providers - Empowering one another during times of crisis

This is our weekly open forum to listen and share suggestions/resources. Special attention will be paid to resiliency, strength, overcoming challenges of social distancing, and supporting mental health professionals in their efforts to adapt their delivery of services.

Date and Time: 
September 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to September 22, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
 
POSTPONED - Northwest PTTC Prevention Leadership Academy: A Liberating Structures approach

POSTPONED - Northwest PTTC Prevention Leadership Academy: A Liberating Structures approach

The goal of the Northwest PTTC Prevention Leadership Academy is to engage leaders in the prevention workforce to identify and build upon their strengths in creative problem-solving, strategic planning and charismatic communication. Our aim is to do so through a hands-on experiential learning process in a face-to-face format. Based on results from the Northwest’s 2018-2019, Prevention Workforce Needs Assessment and Advisory Council feedback, the Prevention Leadership Academy will focus on building collaborative structures to enhance leadership skills and that flatten hierarchy. Specific goals for the academy include:

  • Use of self-assessment tools so leaders can identify their strengths and areas of practice they would like to improve;
  • Participation in a set of Liberating Structures activities that can be used to engage others in their organizations and communities; and
  • Development of a leadership capacity plan to implement following the academy.

NWPTTC staff is collaborating with facilitators of Liberating Structures to present the academy.

The Northwest is offering participant support for a small number of individuals. Priority will be given to substance misuse prevention practitioners who do not have access to funding for travel through their workplace and who work in community-based organizations located in HHS Region 10 states.

Individuals interested in receiving participant support funds must complete & submit the following Participant Support Application Form.

For question regarding the participant support application contact Michelle Frye-Spray mfryespray@casat.org
 

Date and Time: 
September 24, 2020 - 9:00am to September 25, 2020 - 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Benson Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
9:00am to 5:00pm
 
 
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Webinar: Ethics in Prevention: A guide for substance use prevention practitioners

Webinar: Ethics in Prevention: A guide for substance use prevention practitioners

As a substance misuse prevention professional, 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.

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.

Next Event

September 14-25, 2020

Certification:This course has been endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). 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.

Length: 6 hrs
Cost: $115.00
Date and Time: 
September 14, 2020 (All day) to September 25, 2020 (All day)
Location: 
Webinar
(All day)
 
 
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Webinar: Northwest virtual prevention leadership academy

Webinar: Northwest virtual prevention leadership academy

The goal of the Northwest PTTC Prevention Leadership Academy is to engage leaders in the prevention workforce to identify and build upon their strengths in creative problem-solving, strategic planning, and charismatic communication.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged leaders of local substance misuse prevention efforts to keep communities engaged. Given the uncertainties around face-to-face meeting, many of us are looking for new ways to re-energize our connections. The Virtual Northwest Prevention Leadership Academy creates an opportunity for participants to learn and experience online tools that create energy and empowerment to engage leaders, coalitions, and community members in our collective prevention efforts.

The Virtual Leadership Academy will explore both leadership principles using a set of Liberating Structures customized for prevention and online delivery.  Liberating Structures is a set of practical methods and tools designed to foster active participation and create innovation among team members, collaborators, and communities. Their use facilitates trust-building and shared commitment to group values and outcomes. Northwest PTTC staff is excited to be collaborating with facilitators of Liberating Structures to present the academy.  Learn more about the facilitators.

Date and Time: 
September 14, 2020 - 10:00am to October 14, 2020 - 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:30am
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Webinar: Engaging families: A relationship-based approach

Webinar: Engaging families: A relationship-based approach

Research tells us that kids do better when families are engaged and connected. But across the board, schools and youth/family serving organizations struggle to engage and partner with families, even though it's more important now than ever.

The Engaging Families Workshop will help you be more intentional in cultivating positive, meaningful relationships with families and learn how to overcome barriers to engagement. 

Date and Time: 
September 21, 2020 - 11:00am to September 22, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 1:00pm
 
 
 
UC-LFA Health Disparities Conference

UC-LFA Health Disparities Conference

Margarita Alegria, Ph.D., Chief of the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, will be the Keynote speaker of this year's UC-LFA Conference on Health Disparities. This event is FREE to attend.

Date and Time: 
September 25, 2020 - 6:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Online
6:00am to 10:00am
 
 
Webinar: Re-imaging behavioral health in the 21st century: Race, equity, and social justice

Webinar: Re-imaging behavioral health in the 21st century: Race, equity, and social justice

SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 1-5 PM

SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 8 -12 PM

 

Discuss with the NW Times best selling author - Robin Diangelo & Senator Manka Dhingra

Date and Time: 
September 21, 2020 - 1:00pm to September 22, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00pm to 12:00pm
 
 
 
Webinar: Herramientas para la mejorar la resiliencia y apoyar a la comunidad Latinx: Seminario virtual en español dirigido por la Iniciativa Que Hacer Ahora

Webinar: Herramientas para la mejorar la resiliencia y apoyar a la comunidad Latinx: Seminario virtual en español dirigido por la Iniciativa Que Hacer Ahora

Recientes investigaciones muestran que la pandemia del COVID-19 ha afectado desproporcionalmente la salud mental de la comunidad laitinx.

En una reciente encuesta realizada por How Right Now / Qué Hacer Ahora, una nueva iniciativa para responder a los sentimientos de dolor, pérdida y preocupación de las personas durante la pandemia del COVID-19, los hispanos encuestados reportaron menor probabilidad de sentirse capaces de ser resilientes durante estos tiempos difíciles en comparación con los encuestados no hispanos. La iniciativa, en asociación con organizaciones colaboradoras como MHA, ha desarrollado recursos y materiales en español e inglés para apoyar la salud mental y el bienestar emocional de las personas y comunidades hispanas o latinx.

Participa en este seminario virtual gratuito de 60 minutos en donde discutiremos:

  • lo último sobre los desafíos de salud mental que enfrentan las comunidades hispanas o latinx
  • presentaremos una descripción general de algunos de los recursos y materiales de la iniciativa How Right Now / Qué Hacer Ahora
  • conversaremos con la Dra. Carla Santiago-Barbosa, PsyD. una psicóloga clínica licenciada que trabaja con familias hispanas que se han visto afectadas de manera desproporcionada.

La iniciativa How Right Now / Qué Hacer Ahora es posible gracias al apoyo de la Fundación CDC.

Conocer a las presentadoras: 

Larisa Caicedo se desempeña como líder de comunicaciones multiculturales para la iniciativa How Right Now / Qué Hacer Ahora. Es la directora de mercadotecnia y comunicaciones estratégicas de TMNCorp. La Sra. Caicedo tiene una larga trayectoria trabajando en temas de salud y equidad para la comunidad latinx. Su amplia experiencia incluye evaluación de programas, diseño, desarrollo e implementación de programas culturalmente sensibles para la inclusión y el alcance de las comunidades necesitadas.

La Dra. Carla Santiago-Barbosa, PsyD. es una psicóloga clínica licenciada y es la coordinadora clínica en Ser Familia, Inc., el programa líder en el estado de Georgia que brinda servicios familiares multidisciplinarios coordinados a latinos. Ella es la única latina en una práctica compuesta por más de 25 médicos y brinda servicios de salud mental en español a familias hispanas en el área de Atlanta. Trabaja con individuos de todas las edades, desde ancianos hasta niños y familias.

Date and Time: 
September 21, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:15am to 12:15pm
 
Webinar: Native suicide prevention and future efforts

Webinar: Native suicide prevention and future efforts

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center has been awarded a five-year, $38 million grant to lead and expand a national program dedicated to suicide prevention. The grant will be led by Dolores Subia BigFoot, Ph.D., a professor in the OU College of Medicine and a longtime researcher and organizer of suicide prevention efforts. She will discuss suicide prevention in Native culture, workforce development, children mental health, and more.

Date and Time: 
September 21, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
Minerva Technical Assistance & the Budget Module Call (online via GoTo Meeting)

Minerva Technical Assistance & the Budget Module Call (online via GoTo Meeting)

We will start the Minerva TA call with general questions and technical assistance like we typically do. The second half will be devoted to the Budget Module with slides handy.

 

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.
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Minerva Technical Assistance Call (Via GoToMeeting)
Wed, Sep 21, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Date and Time: 
September 21, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
2:00pm to 3:00pm
 
Webinar: National Native Harm Reduction Virtual Summit

Webinar: National Native Harm Reduction Virtual Summit

Plan on attending the 9th Annual National Native Harm Reduction Virtual Summit scheduled for September 22-24, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person Summit was moved to a virtual platform. NIHB, and the planning committee, are excited to create new and innovative ways to connect, share, educate, learn, advocate, and plan. The Summit will remain a free event. Stay tuned for an agenda and more updates.

White Earth Nation has generously hosted the National Native Harm Reduction Summit since its inception. We'd like to express deep gratitude to the Tribe and the entire team at White Earth for hosting this powerful and meaningful gathering. We are looking forward to the next time when we can be together on White Earth lands again.

SUMMIT INFO

The Native Harm Reduction Virtual Summit provides an opportunity for health care, chemical health, social service providers, and community members to focus on the intersectionality of health equity and social justice related to Hepatitis C, HIV, and drug use in Tribal and rural communities.

Summit Tracks:

  • Harm Reduction

  • Infectious Disease

  • Recovery and Resiliency

Date and Time: 
September 22, 2020 - 8:00am to September 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
8:00am to 5:00pm
 
Webinar: An ecological snapshot of racial inequity: How we got here and where we need to go together

Webinar: An ecological snapshot of racial inequity: How we got here and where we need to go together

Continuing the Conversation on Social Determinants of Health & COVID-19: An Ecological Snapshot of Racial Inequity: How We Got Here and Where We Need to Go TOGETHER. This is a 60-minute presentation, followed by an optional 30-minute Q & A and discussion session.

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, and the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network are continuing the strategic discussion on Social Determinants of Health (SDH) for the Substance Use Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Workforces with a follow-up discussion on how to lead and engage in critical conversations around racial equity.

Date and Time: 
September 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Webinar: Alcohol use behavior, policy, and treatment in the age of COVID-19

Webinar: Alcohol use behavior, policy, and treatment in the age of COVID-19

Our three panelists will highlight changes to alcohol use behaviors, policy, and treatment following the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Denis McCarthy will review changing attitudes and alcohol use behavior, and discuss adaptation to safe drinking strategies. Julie Sherman will highlight policy changes and emerging opportunities to rethink availability. Finally, Kamilla Venner will review adaptions to alcohol use treatment specifically with native communities. Time will be reserved for discussion and question & answer.

Date and Time: 
September 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Webinar: NIAAA - Discerning risks and effects of alcohol in the midst of adolescent development

Webinar: NIAAA - Discerning risks and effects of alcohol in the midst of adolescent development

Sandra A. Brown, Ph.D., will deliver a virtual presentation of NIAAA's Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture. The title of Dr. Brown’s lecture is “Discerning Risks and Effects of Alcohol in the Midst of Adolescent Development.” About the Presenter: Dr. Brown is Vice Chancellor for Research and Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), where she co-directs the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA) and the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. Dr. Brown is an internationally distinguished scientist whose research has yielded pioneering information on adolescent addiction, relapse among youth, and long-term outcomes of youth who have experienced alcohol and drug problems. Throughout her research career, Dr. Brown has focused on understanding the etiology, progression and remission of addictive disorders in the broader context of development. About the Lecture Series: As a tribute to Dr. Jack Mendelson's remarkable contributions to the field of clinical alcohol research, NIAAA established the Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture Series. Each year, the series features a lecture by an outstanding alcohol investigator whose clinical research makes a substantial contribution toward increasing our understanding of the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems. 

Date and Time: 
September 22, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:30am to 12:30pm
 
DBHR provider call: Preventing suicide, what we know and what we can do

DBHR provider call: Preventing suicide, what we know and what we can do

Information about providing prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services during the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. The Health Care Authority's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) will host a bi-monthly webinar to update behavioral health providers and stakeholders.

September is suicide prevention month. Our next call will focus on suicide ideology during COVID-19. Our panelists will give high level information about what we know and what we can do to prevent suicide. Time for questions and comments will be available. 

We hope that you find these calls useful and remember to take care of yourself as well as those you serve.

Date and Time: 
September 22, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:30pm to 2:30pm
 
Coalition Town Hall Event

Coalition Town Hall Event

Join the West Valley Collaborative and the East Valley Community Coalition for our fall kick off!
About this Event
*REGISTRATION EXTENDED UNTIL SEPT 22ND AT 12:00 NOON. PLEASE REGISTER FOR AN EAST VALLEY TICKET*
 
 
Get together with the West Valley Collaborative and the East Valley Community Coalition for an interactive town hall style event! This fun event will give you the opportunity to:
  • Learn about the science of prevention
  • Learn about the work being done by the West Valley Collaborative and East Valley Community Coalition
  • Learn and practice some practical skills for discussing substances with your children
  • Discuss common parenting questions about substances and learn how to begin recognizing "risky" behaviors
  • Learn how to address concerns with your children
  • Interact with other parents and community partners that live and work in your district
This event will be completely virtual through the Zoom platform. After registering for a ticket through Eventbrite, you will receive the Zoom link via email.
 
Please send any questions to:
Grace Wilkowski at gracewilkowski@hca.wa.gov or Kirsten Fuchs at kfuchs@esd101.net
 
*If you are unable provide an email address, please call or text Kirsten at (509) 280-1889 to make different registration arrangements. *

 

Date and Time: 
September 22, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Via Zoom
6:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Webinar: Basic neurochemistry for non-scientists

Webinar: Basic neurochemistry for non-scientists

If you are at case conference or other meetings and hear clinicians describe why medications work, what dopamine does to the body, and other questions about brain chemistry and don’t understand the discussion, this course will describe some of the basics of neurochemistry. It is focused for people who work in the field of substance use or co-occurring disorders and are not scientists.

Date and Time: 
September 23, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 10:00am
 
Webinar: American Lung Association: Freedom From Smoking facilitator training

Webinar: American Lung Association: Freedom From Smoking facilitator training

 

The American Lung Association is pleased to offer 100% virtual Freedom From Smoking facilitator trainings for those who are interested in helping adults quit smoking and break their tobacco dependence. This gold standard training program prepares individuals to conduct an eight-session group program using the respective curriculum and materials. Freedom From Smoking is designed to help tobacco users understand their addiction to tobacco and provides the tools to make quitting easier.

Date and Time: 
September 23, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Webinar: Mental health services for Hispanics and Latinos: Cultural values and idioms of distress in Hispanic and Latino populations

Webinar: Mental health services for Hispanics and Latinos: Cultural values and idioms of distress in Hispanic and Latino populations

Description:

This training curriculum will further develop the skills of mental health providers working with Hispanic and Latino populations, thus reducing disparities in services and improving outcomes. Participants will also learn about promoting a strength-based approach to treatment, and using the Cultural Formulation Interview as part of an assessment when working with these populations.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate the consideration and incorporation of cultural values when treating Hispanics and Latinos with mental health disorders and other mental health issues
  • Distinguish culture-related symptoms and behaviors when diagnosing Hispanic and Latino clients
  • Identify and address mental health risk and protective factors in Hispanic and Latino communities
  • Effectively incorporate strategies to effectively engage and treat Hispanic and Latino clients, including the Cultural Formulation Interview
Date and Time: 
September 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Webinar: Suicide prevention: Identifying and modifying risk factors that can lead to suicide attempts in Latino youth

Webinar: Suicide prevention: Identifying and modifying risk factors that can lead to suicide attempts in Latino youth

The purpose of this webinar is to present what is known about risk of suicide in Latino adolescents and how culturally informed and family-based prevention programs and practices can prevent adolescent suicide.

Date and Time: 
September 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Webinar: NIMH livestream event: Suicide prevention strategies

Webinar: NIMH livestream event: Suicide prevention strategies

Suicide is a major public health concern. More than 48,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States, and it was the 10th leading cause of death overall in 2018. Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to help raise awareness and share information about this important public health concern. Although the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on suicide is still unknown, the slow but steady increases in the U.S. suicide rate remain a concern.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a livestream event on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET, to discuss the latest in suicide prevention research, including ways to identify risk, and effective prevention strategies. Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Director of NIMH, will moderate this discussion with Jane Pearson, Ph.D., Special Advisor to the NIMH Director on Suicide Research, and Stephen O’Connor, Ph.D., chief of the Suicide Prevention Research Program in the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research.

Participating is easy.

  • Watch the livestream event on NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds. You must have either a Facebook or Twitter account to watch.
  • Follow NIMH on Facebook or Twitter for updates on the livestream event and other information about mental health research.
  • Refresh NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds at 2 p.m. ET on September 23rd to watch the livestream discussion.

The livestream will be archived on NIMH’s website and Facebook page so you can access it after the event is over.

Note: The experts cannot provide specific medical advice or referrals. Please consult with a qualified health care provider for diagnosis, treatment, and answers to your personal questions. If you need help finding a provider, visit www.nimh.nih.gov/findhelp. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454.

Date and Time: 
September 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Webinar: Suicide prevention: Identifying and modifying risk factors that can lead to suicide attempts in latino youth

Webinar: Suicide prevention: Identifying and modifying risk factors that can lead to suicide attempts in latino youth

The purpose of this webinar is to present what is known about risk of suicide in Latino adolescents and how culturally informed and family-based prevention programs and practices can prevent adolescent suicide.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Attendees will be able to:
--Identify the risk factors associated with self-harm and suicide attempts
--Describe the interaction between cultural factors and risk and protection.
--Summarize the best individual and family interventions to reduce suicide behaviors.
Date and Time: 
September 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Webinar: Nervous system regulation: Strategies for mind-body health

Webinar: Nervous system regulation: Strategies for mind-body health

One of the most profound effects of the pandemic has been the loss of options, choices and control in our daily lives. This has led to an increase in anxiety, depression and substance use. However, emerging research points to a key aspect of daily living we have more power over than we may realize: our nervous system. Join clinician Matthew Polacheck, PsyD, to take a closer look at how we can regulate our nervous system functioning to lessen anxiety, lower depression and live with greater purpose, meaning and quality.

This highly interactive webinar features a progressive relaxation exercise as well as mind-body strategies to immediately regulate emotions and reduce anxiety.

Objectives

  • Examine emerging research on the nervous system, including SPECT brain scans
  • Become knowledgeable about the function of the nervous system in daily living
  • Recognize the relationship between the nervous system and depression/anxiety
  • Participate in a progressive muscle relaxation exercise to experience mind-body interactivity
  • Identify five strategies to immediately and positively influence quality of life and reduce anxiety

 

Can't attend on the scheduled date?
Register and you'll receive notice when we post the recording for on-demand viewing.


A certificate of completion will be awarded for attending this event. Please note, this event has not been approved for continuing education (CE) credit. The participant is responsible to verify if this activity meets their continuing education board requirements in order to gain credit.

Date and Time: 
September 23, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:30am to 12:30pm
 
Webinar: Substance use prevention in Native communities… Initiating and sustaining meaningful connections across cultures

Webinar: Substance use prevention in Native communities… Initiating and sustaining meaningful connections across cultures

Webinar Overview

Substance misuse in Native communities continues to be high. This webinar will discuss the role of culture in initiating and sustaining partnerships and collaborations in Native communities and the presenter will share tips for selecting culturally appropriate substance misuse prevention interventions.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • gain a better understanding of how to effectively initiate communications across cultures in the context of substance misuse prevention,
  • increase their knowledge of the role of cultural competency in sustaining effective and long-term collaborations with Native communities, and
  • identify and discuss current challenges and receive recommendations of culturally appropriate best practices that will address those challenges.
Date and Time: 
September 23, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Zero Suicide: Translating program into practice

Zero Suicide: Translating program into practice

Indian Health Services webinar facilitated by Heather Ayn Indelicato, PsyD & Sade Heart of the Hawk Ali, MA.

Outcomes/Objectives:

  1. Identify the seven key elements of the Zero Suicide (ZS) framework and applications with the American Indian and Alaska Native population.
  2. Evaluate the applicability of Zero Suicide Institute (ZSI) practice recommendations within a clinical setting.
  3. Utilize ZSI and Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Date and Time: 
September 24, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 10:00am
 
Webinar: Trauma-informed care and its intersection with Black Lives Matter - racial justice movement and the COVID-19 pandemic

Webinar: Trauma-informed care and its intersection with Black Lives Matter - racial justice movement and the COVID-19 pandemic

We are excited to invite you to attend the upcoming Fall convening for the Washington State ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and Resilience Community of Practice! This year we are hosting a virtual event to discuss Trauma-Informed Care and its intersections with Black Lives Matter - Racial Justice Movement and the COVID-19 Pandemic. In keeping with our Community of Practice tradition, we are delighted to highlight the work being done by community organizations in Clark County, WA to promote trauma-informed care and ACEs prevention efforts.

Date and Time: 
September 24, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 2:00pm
 
Webinar: Science of the positive circles: Applying positive spirit and native wisdom in challenging times

Webinar: Science of the positive circles: Applying positive spirit and native wisdom in challenging times

Please join HollyAnna Littlebull of the Yakama Nation and Dr. Jeff Linkenbach of The Montana Institute for a series of enlightening conversations featuring tribal leaders from Washington and beyond. These interactive online discussions will focus on how we can lean on traditional teachings to help us navigate the challenges of this difficult and disconnected time, and how the Positive Community Norms approach can be used by tribal leaders to increase health and safety.

Date and Time: 
September 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:30am
 
Webinar: Identifying emerging drug trends: The importance of using the latest data to inform the Strategic Prevention Framework

Webinar: Identifying emerging drug trends: The importance of using the latest data to inform the Strategic Prevention Framework

Course Description:
The substance use landscape is ever changing, and it is vital for substance use preventionists and other stakeholders to have knowledge of the latest trends. This includes knowing which substances are undergoing rising or declining prevalence rates and which populations are experiencing increases or decreasing rates of use, misuse, and abuse. Knowing about these trends is necessary to ensuring that prevention efforts are as responsive and relevant as possible to the people and populations being served. This webinar seeks to provide preventionists with the latest national and state data on emerging drug trends. It will also provide examples of data sources that preventionists can use to verify that these trends are relevant to communities.

Learning Objectives:
1) Describe what national and state emerging drug trend data sources exist
2) Explore the latest emerging drug trends
3) Explain how these trends could impact prevention programming decisions
4) Walk through the local data sources that can verify national and state trends

Contact Hours: 1 NAADAC*
* For attending the webinar in the Adobe Connect Room, participants will be eligible for a Certificate of Attendance. Certificates can be requested using the form that is accessible after completing the evaluation at the end of the webinar.

Date and Time: 
September 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Webinar: Trends in alcohol consumption, policy & the pandemic

Webinar: Trends in alcohol consumption, policy & the pandemic

Previous national crises have led to increased alcohol consumption, a

concerning trend given evidence that drinking to cope with stress is

associated with negative outcomes, including a higher risk for developing an

alcohol use disorder. Please join us for a webinar about the potential longterm

impact of this crisis on alcohol-related harms in the United States.

During this webinar, experts will review all available data on sales and

alcohol consumption to assess whether alcohol use has increased during the

COVID-19 pandemic, discuss alcohol policies and their impact on health

behavior and consider the potential implications of recent alcohol policy

changes made during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date and Time: 
September 24, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:30pm
 
Webinar: Supporting Native kids/teens during the pandemic

Webinar: Supporting Native kids/teens during the pandemic

Participants can listen, learn, ask questions with our special guest speaker, Sean Bear, Co-Director at the National American Indian and Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center, Iowa College of Public Health.

By participating in this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand Emotional intelligence and Mindfulness
  2. Know the warning signs of depression, and loneliness that your child is feeling
  3. How parents can help their child
  4. Coping Strategies for youth
  5. Know how stress and frustration can impact your child’s mental wellbeing

 

Date and Time: 
September 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 10:17pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 10:17pm
 
Webinar: Paticas: Latino well-being during COVID-19

Webinar: Paticas: Latino well-being during COVID-19

Please join us for an interactive 60 minute Facebook LIVE webcast with Fred Sandoval, Executive Director and his guest - Griselda Villalobos, a public health and disparities expert will discuss helpful tips and positive steps on how to cope with the stress of COVID-19.

Date and Time: 
September 24, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
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Webinar: Northwest virtual prevention leadership academy

Webinar: Northwest virtual prevention leadership academy

The goal of the Northwest PTTC Prevention Leadership Academy is to engage leaders in the prevention workforce to identify and build upon their strengths in creative problem-solving, strategic planning, and charismatic communication.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged leaders of local substance misuse prevention efforts to keep communities engaged. Given the uncertainties around face-to-face meeting, many of us are looking for new ways to re-energize our connections. The Virtual Northwest Prevention Leadership Academy creates an opportunity for participants to learn and experience online tools that create energy and empowerment to engage leaders, coalitions, and community members in our collective prevention efforts.

The Virtual Leadership Academy will explore both leadership principles using a set of Liberating Structures customized for prevention and online delivery.  Liberating Structures is a set of practical methods and tools designed to foster active participation and create innovation among team members, collaborators, and communities. Their use facilitates trust-building and shared commitment to group values and outcomes. Northwest PTTC staff is excited to be collaborating with facilitators of Liberating Structures to present the academy.  Learn more about the facilitators.

Date and Time: 
September 14, 2020 - 10:00am to October 14, 2020 - 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:30am
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Webinar: 2020 public health marijuana summit

Webinar: 2020 public health marijuana summit

We very excited about the virtual platform we have chosen to responsibly hold our summit this fall! There will be amazing opportunities for engaging with speakers and other participants throughout the summit.

With the emerging issue of illness and death related to vaping marijuana products and COVID-19, public health-marijuana has taken center stage nationally. Join us to hear the latest on this topic as well as others as we navigate this emerging field.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Division of Overdose Prevention, Office of Smoking and Health, Division of Laboratory Services, Division of Adolescent and School Health), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, State of Washington, State of Oregon, The Public Health Institute, Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, Oregon Health Sciences University, State of Colorado, Seattle-King County, the State of Alaska, Oregon Health Authority, Rede Group, Rescue-Behavior Change Agency, American Indian Health Commission, City of Pueblo, Northwest Family Services, the State of Indiana, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for Prevention Research and Development, and more to be announced soon!

Date and Time: 
September 28, 2020 - 8:00am to September 30, 2020 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
8:00am to 5:00pm
 
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 bi-weekly. 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: 
September 28, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:30am to 12:00pm
 
Webinar: The effects of trauma on children, youth and families

Webinar: The effects of trauma on children, youth and families

This introductory webinar is the first in a series of three webinars that focus on the effects of trauma on children and a trauma-informed approach to caring for children and families that have experienced trauma. 

Date and Time: 
September 29, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:30pm
 
Webinar: Racial healing for ourselves, Our communities and our future

Webinar: Racial healing for ourselves, Our communities and our future

This webinar will discuss racial healing as essential for dismantling racism and advancing racial equity.

Presenters will:

•Explain a model for truth, racial healing and transformation, or TRHT.
• Describe efforts of the TRHT Campus Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
• Explore how Indigenous values can guide racial healing within and across communities.

The recorded webinar and presentation slides will be made available to all registrants a few days after the live event.

Date and Time: 
September 29, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Webinar: Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in WA

Webinar: Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in WA

This presentation will provide an overview of the current research and evidence on the impacts of marijuana legalization (I-502) in Washington State.

Presenters:

Christine Steele, Prevention Policy and Project Manager, Health Care Authority

Tyler Watson, Prevention Research and Evaluation Manger, Health Care Authority

Date and Time: 
September 29, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
GoToWebinar
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
NCAST Parent-Child Interaction Teaching Scale RE-Certification VIRTUAL Workshop

NCAST Parent-Child Interaction Teaching Scale RE-Certification VIRTUAL Workshop

September 30 & October 1, 2020
8am - 12:30pm Each Day PDT
$350

This virtual workshop presents a unique opportunity to renew your certification in the NCAST Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Teaching scale online. If you do not have access to a trainer and need to renew your reliability this is the course for you!  You must have the 2nd Edition of the Teaching Manual and have been certified or recertified in the last 3 years. You will have the opportunity to tune up your observational skills of both the parent/caregiver, child, and their interaction and regain reliability in the use of the Teaching scale assessment.   Limited Spots available

This virtual workshop with be 2, half-day sessions on September 30th and October 1st  from 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific time.  Your re-certification fee is included in the registration fee. You will be entitled to a second attempt at reliability if needed in cooperation with the PCRP team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date and Time: 
September 30, 2020 - 8:00am to October 1, 2020 - 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual - on ZOOM
8:00am to 12:30pm
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Webinar: The strength of our people: Resilience of Native Americans part 1

Webinar: The strength of our people: Resilience of Native Americans part 1

While Native American and Alaska Native people have experienced many forms of trauma, the communities, culture, and traditions continue to provide a safe haven for people to thrive. Preserving and practicing cultural traditions provides protection for tribal members, and helps to overcome the effects of historical trauma. Join us to learn more about resilience and the way Native communities have persevered in times of crisis.

We will be featuring our special guest speaker: Avis Garcia, PhD, LAT, LPC, NCC, Northern Arapaho.
Date and Time: 
September 30, 2020 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Location: 
Webinar
8:00am to 9:00am
 
Webinar: Training youth to implement the SPORT alcohol/drug prevention plus wellness program to peers

Webinar: Training youth to implement the SPORT alcohol/drug prevention plus wellness program to peers

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.

Date and Time: 
September 30, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 10:00am
 
Webinar: Incorporating indigenous foods: Plants and food as medicine part 2

Webinar: Incorporating indigenous foods: Plants and food as medicine part 2

About our Guest Speaker:


Paula M. Johnson, a Cree Iskwew from Samson Cree Nation from the Treaty 6 territory of Maskwacis Alberta Canada, who now resides on the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama, Iowa.

“Traditional food is my passion as a chef I am influenced by traditional recipes, indigenous food sovereignty and utilizing indigenous grown food in the kitchen, being a graduate of the Aboriginal Culinary arts program through Vancouver Community college, having access to our traditional foods in main stream society is one of my personal goals. I am also a small business owner, who offers a line of essential oils that incorporates traditional medicine I work with traditional medicines in my essential oil line, Sweetgrass, sage and cedar I harvest the medicines I work with from my home territory, there is so much beauty from the traditional landscape so much that you can use in food in life.”
 

Date and Time: 
September 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Webinar: Racial tensions - Do coalitions have a role?

Webinar: Racial tensions - Do coalitions have a role?

The death of Mr. George Floyd has sparked discussions, protests, policy changes in communities across the nation. However, many communities are unable to address racial injustice because they lack the knowledge and competencies to collaborate for change in a constructive manner. There is good news! Coalitions can and have served as leaders to enhance their communities’ collaborative capacities. This session will introduce the concepts of collaborative leadership and implicit bias. Participants will have opportunities to discuss these concepts and how they will apply them in their communities.

Date and Time: 
September 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Webinar: Managing anxiety and depression for LGBTQ populations during COVID-19

Webinar: Managing anxiety and depression for LGBTQ populations during COVID-19

Date and Time: 
September 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Opioid Prevention Roundtable Discussion

Opioid Prevention Roundtable Discussion

We are hosting a live virtual roundtable session on what the opioid crisis looks like in your community, how prevention efforts are impacting disparate populations in your community, and to share ideas that we can take back to the Washington State Opioid Response Workgroup. 

We are currently looking to hold this roundtable on Wednesday, September 30th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This roundtable session may be recorded and posted online with participants’ permission.

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Opioid Prevention Round Table
Wed, Sep 30, 2020 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

NOTE: Actual meeting is from 11am – 12pm; First & last 30 minutes of meeting is for set-up and close-out.


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Date and Time: 
September 30, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Location: 
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11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Webinar: CoE office hours: Addressing trauma, racism and bias in behavioral health service delivery

Webinar: CoE office hours: Addressing trauma, racism and bias in behavioral health service delivery

Addressing Trauma, Racism and Bias in Behavioral Health Service Delivery: African Americans, and other historically marginalized communities, continue to face disproportionate challenges around access to, and quality of behavioral health care owing to systemic racism resulting in significantly poorer mental health outcomes. These organizational and clinical practices, such as who we fund, how we prioritize care access and types of treatments offered are often times impacted by bias. These biases impact quality of care—for example more severe diagnosis without proper assessment for African Americans or undertreatment of pain and increased coercion in care. These care decisions can cause trauma, re-traumatize and add to cumulative historical trauma. This further perpetuates mistrust in systems of care and decreases African Americans and other communities of colors’ mental health supports despite overwhelming need. Reducing trauma and building resiliency requires direct sustained effort to address the systematic racism and bias that lead to poorer mental health outcomes for African Americans and other people of color.

Join us on Wednesday, September 30th from 2:00-3:00pm ET to continue the conversation from the recent webinar, Addressing Trauma, Racism and Bias in Behavioral Health Service Delivery. We will have an open discussion to share strategies and innovative ideas around addressing behavioral health access disparities and provider biases within your respective programs.

Date and Time: 
September 30, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Webinar: Mental health services for Hispanics and Latinos: Resources for clinicians that may promote cultural responsiveness

Webinar: Mental health services for Hispanics and Latinos: Resources for clinicians that may promote cultural responsiveness

Description:

This training curriculum will further develop the skills of mental health providers working with Hispanic and Latino populations, thus reducing disparities in services and improving outcomes. Participants will also learn about promoting a strength-based approach to treatment, and using the Cultural Formulation Interview as part of an assessment when working with these populations.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate the consideration and incorporation of cultural values when treating Hispanics and Latinos with mental health disorders and other mental health issues
  • Distinguish culture-related symptoms and behaviors when diagnosing Hispanic and Latino clients
  • Identify and address mental health risk and protective factors in Hispanic and Latino communities
  • Effectively incorporate strategies to effectively engage and treat Hispanic and Latino clients, including the Cultural Formulation Interview
Date and Time: 
September 30, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Webinar: The perfect storm for BIPOC: The emotional toll of racism & Covid-19

Webinar: The perfect storm for BIPOC: The emotional toll of racism & Covid-19

Physical and psychological strength are key to navigating the COVID-19 crisis and the current racism reckoning in this country. What can we learn from professional athletes who, in many ways, personify strength, about how we all -- especially BIPOC -- can grow and value both types of strength to survive this perfect storm?

Tune in for a special video premiere of our candid conversation with experts from the NFL and American Psychological Association, on Wednesday, September 30, at 7:30pm ET, followed by a Live Q&A at 8:15pm.

Date and Time: 
September 30, 2020 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
4:30pm to 7:30pm
 
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