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Enhanced prevention learning series: Building protection using the Social Development Strategy

Enhanced prevention learning series: Building protection using the Social Development Strategy

This 7-session distance learning series offers an interactive forum for participants to explore how to build protection in communities, schools, and families using the Social Development Strategy (SDS). This learning series will build participants’ understanding of shared protective factors and how the Social Development Strategy organizes protection into a strategy for action. Participants will learn and practice using the SDS and its components to design activities that will build protection in families, schools, coalitions and communities. This EPLS provides online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to building protection using key learnings from prevention science.

Date and Time: 
March 12, 2020 - 11:00am to April 30, 2020 - 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
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Location: 
Online
11:00am to 12:00pm
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Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention professionals

Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention professionals

Explore the six principles of the prevention Code of Ethics, brought to life with real-world examples. Endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), this two-week moderated course meets the IC@RC prevention ethics requirement for prevention specialist certification. Cost $115.

Note: HCA holds regular Ethics Trainings in-state for no cost. 

Date and Time: 
March 23, 2020 - 9:00am to April 3, 2020 - 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Online
9:00am to 5:00pm
 
 
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38th Annual Virtual Protecting Our Children Conference

38th Annual Virtual Protecting Our Children Conference

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) Board of Directors and staff have made the difficult decision, after careful consideration and comprehensive evaluation of currently available information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to cancel the 38th Annual Protecting Our Children Conference in Denver, Colorado, scheduled to take place Sunday, March 29–Wednesday, April 1. NICWA has been closely monitoring and following recommendations for best practices as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Supporting the health and well-being of Native children and families is central to NICWA’s mission, and keeping people safe, especially during these rapidly developing circumstances, is paramount. As the largest national gathering of advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native children and families, we recognize our responsibility to consider the safety of families, tribes, and communities and not convene a large public gathering.

What is the 38th Annual Virtual Protecting Our Children Conference?

The 38th Annual Virtual Protecting Our Children Conference will be an opportunity for attendees to participate in the conference from their communities. We will highlight several keynote presentations as well as workshops available to view as webinars. The virtual conference will take place over the same dates as conference: March 30–April 1. NICWA will be in contact with presenters with more information in the week of March 16.

Date and Time: 
March 30, 2020 (All day) to April 1, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
(All day)
 
 
POSTPONED - Northwest Indian Youth Conference

POSTPONED - Northwest Indian Youth Conference

The 2020 Northwest Indian Youth Conference is sponsored by the Yakama Nation.

Date and Time: 
April 3, 2020 (All day) to April 6, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Toppenish, WA
(All day)
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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), an annual health observance week, connects teens with experts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and alcohol, with more than 2000 local events every year. National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day, held during NDAFW, provides an online opportunity for thousands of students from around the country to communicate directly with NIDA scientists in a Web Chat, asking questions about drugs and alcohol.

We give you everything you need to plan your event. Here’s how it works:

  • You register and host an NDAFW Event.
  • NIDA provides ideas and free materials for teens.
  • Together we SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and alcohol.
Date and Time: 
March 30, 2020 (All day) to April 5, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Nationwide
(All day)
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CANCELLED: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

CANCELLED: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

This training has been cancelled in alignment with guidance and recommenations issued by the Governor's office. We will be looking to reschedule for this summer. 

HCA/DBHR will provide this Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) based upon a national curriculum developed by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Define behavioral health and its relationship to substance misuse
  • Describe the Strategic Prevention Framework, SAMHSA’s five-step planning model
  • Identify the needs of vulnerable populations in order to improve cultural competency and more effectively address behavioral health disparities
  • Discuss effective approaches to collaborating across sectors to sustain prevention outcomes

TRAINING CONTENT

  • Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics
    • Basic terminology and facts
    • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
    • Addiction and the brain
    • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Setting the Foundation: From Theory to Practice
    • Behavioral health
    • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
    • Public health approach
    • Risk and protective factors
    • Developmental perspective
  • Application: SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework
    • Assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
    • Cultural competence, sustainability

 

Date and Time: 
March 30, 2020 - 8:00am to April 2, 2020 - 4:30pm
Location: 
SafePlace – East Wing Facility, 521 Legion Way SE Olympia, WA 98501
8:00am to 4:30pm
 
Webinar: Alternatives and modifications for Strengthening Families Program and Guiding Good Choices programming during COVID-19

Webinar: Alternatives and modifications for Strengthening Families Program and Guiding Good Choices programming during COVID-19

Provided by Washington State University Extension. 

Date and Time: 
April 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center Washington State listening session

Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center Washington State listening session

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19) has significantly impacted the country and our everyday routines. Many schools and businesses have shut down and implemented homeschooling or work from home accommodation. The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) would like to hear from you, substance misuse prevention champions, working to keep community partnerships, coalitions, and families strong during these challenging times. The PTTC wants to make space to listen and lean into your collective wisdom to honor both the emerging strengths and needs of the substance misuse prevention workforce throughout HHS Region 10 states: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. This date and time is for Washington State.

Date and Time: 
April 3, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
2:00pm to 3:00pm
 
 
CANCELLED: 2020 North Sound Tribal Behavioral Health Conference and Opioid Symposium

CANCELLED: 2020 North Sound Tribal Behavioral Health Conference and Opioid Symposium

CANCELLED: ‘Our Culture is Medicine’: Traditional Learning for Whole Health. Keynotes, workshops, and panels exploring Tribal traditional strengths that support behavioral health treatment and recovery in Tribal communities. Scholarhips available. Questions? Contact tc2020@nsbhaso.org

Date and Time: 
April 1, 2020 (All day) to April 2, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
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Location: 
Skagit Resort, Bow, WA
(All day)
 
Webinar: Prevention Plus Wellness program online strategies training

Webinar: Prevention Plus Wellness program online strategies training

Session Objectives:

  1. Describe step-by-step methods for providing Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs live online to youth individually and in groups.
  2. List step-by-step methods for providing PPW programs by recorded video.
  3. Compare and contrast preferred face-to-face PPW program implementation protocols to online and video strategies.
  4. Identify online PPW program follow-up strategies, training and resources.

CEU certificate available upon completing webinar and requesting certificate.

Date and Time: 
April 1, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:30am to 9:30am
 
Webinar: Trauma-informed care in wraparound care in communities of faith

Webinar: Trauma-informed care in wraparound care in communities of faith

Trauma-informed care is an approach to addressing experiences of early adversity that emphasizes compassion and incorporates the belief that every person has intrinsic value and should be treated with dignity. It also promotes the understanding that negative behaviors may be typical responses to past traumatic experiences. 

Join to learn how the combination of a trauma-informed faith community and a unique, faith-based emphasis on wraparound care may reduce negative outcomes and increase flourishing in individuals with past trauma and/or substance use disorder.  

Guest speakers:

  • Andrea D. Clements, PhD, Professor and Assistant Chair for the Psychology Department at East Tennessee State University.
  • Tanner Clements, M.Div. director for Uplift Appalachia and teaching pastor  at Christ-Reconciled Church, Johnson City, Tenn.
Date and Time: 
April 1, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 10:00am
 
Webinar: Leveraging a health equity approach to improve prevention efforts

Webinar: Leveraging a health equity approach to improve prevention efforts

As health disparities continue to persist throughout our community, the prevention field has an important role in the advancement of health equity. The session will help leaders identify practical strategies to act individually and collectively to address significant challenges and barriers for the achievement of optimal health and wellness.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe health disparities, health equity and social determinants of health.
2. Identify factors in the social environment that can contribute to or impede the health of individuals and communities.
3. Understand how health equity impacts prevention work. 
 

Presenter:

Cerise Hunt, PhD, MSW is the Director for the Center for Public Health Practice, Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at Colorado School of Public Health, and Past-President of the Colorado Public Health Association. She is responsible for the formation of community linkages that guide public health practice, provision of continuing education and workforce development opportunities in public health, and engagement in public health practice research. Cerise was instrumental in the formation of the Colorado Black Health Collaborative. She is also a founding member of the Healthy Babies Strong Families Healthy Start Community Action Network, which is a multi-sector collective impact initiative committed to the reduction of the African American/Black infant mortality rate and the promotion of positive birth outcomes.

Prior to her employment with the Colorado School of Public Health, Cerise was the Health Disparities Specialist at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Office of Health Disparities. There, she was charged with developing and implementing state-wide strategies to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities. Dr. Hunt’s research explores topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion and organizational change; racial and ethnic health disparities; and community outreach and mobilization among diverse populations

Date and Time: 
April 1, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 10:30am
 
COVID-19 prevention professionals support call

COVID-19 prevention professionals support call

Call for all prevention professionals.

Date and Time: 
April 1, 2020 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
1:00pm to 1:30pm
 
Webinar: COVID-19 and suicide prevention: Staying connected and promoting resources

Webinar: COVID-19 and suicide prevention: Staying connected and promoting resources

In this COVID-19 world, how do we help our community members not experience social isolation while engaging in social distancing?  In this session, we will discuss the protective factor of connectedness for suicide prevention and how we, as prevention professionals, can promote connection.  We will discuss suicide prevention programs that have digital resources, safe messaging guidelines for social media and identify ways people can connect with their social networks and helping organizations. 

Presenter: Jen Hogge, MFT, Mental Health Promotion and Integration Supervisor, Washington State Health Care Authority, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

Date and Time: 
April 2, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Building protection using the Social Development Strategy

Enhanced prevention learning series: Building protection using the Social Development Strategy

This 7-session distance learning series offers an interactive forum for participants to explore how to build protection in communities, schools, and families using the Social Development Strategy (SDS). This learning series will build participants’ understanding of shared protective factors and how the Social Development Strategy organizes protection into a strategy for action. Participants will learn and practice using the SDS and its components to design activities that will build protection in families, schools, coalitions and communities. This EPLS provides online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to building protection using key learnings from prevention science.

Date and Time: 
March 12, 2020 - 11:00am to April 30, 2020 - 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
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Location: 
Online
11:00am to 12:00pm
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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), an annual health observance week, connects teens with experts to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and alcohol, with more than 2000 local events every year. National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day, held during NDAFW, provides an online opportunity for thousands of students from around the country to communicate directly with NIDA scientists in a Web Chat, asking questions about drugs and alcohol.

We give you everything you need to plan your event. Here’s how it works:

  • You register and host an NDAFW Event.
  • NIDA provides ideas and free materials for teens.
  • Together we SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drugs and alcohol.
Date and Time: 
March 30, 2020 (All day) to April 5, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Nationwide
(All day)
 
National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week

Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To make that possible, we need to address the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where we live, learn, work, worship and play affects each of us and can determine our health and life expectancy. In the workplace, let’s partner across public and private sectors to make sure decisions are made with the public’s health in mind. Within our communities, let’s start new conversations with our neighbors and become advocates for positive change. Working together, we can build healthier communities and eventually, the healthiest nation. But we need your help to get there.

During each day of National Public Health Week, we focus on a particular public health topic. Then, we identify ways each of us can make a difference on that topic. These areas are critical to our future success in creating the healthiest nation, and everyone can do their part to help.

NPHW 2020 DAILY THEMES

Monday: Mental Health — advocate for and promote emotional well-being

Tuesday: Maternal and Child Health — ensure the health of mothers and babies throughout the lifespan

Wednesday: Violence Prevention — reduce personal and community violence to improve health

Thursday: Environmental Health — help protect and maintain a healthy planet

Friday: Education — advocate for quality education and schools

Saturday: Healthy Housing — ensure access to affordable and safe housing

Sunday: Economics — advocate for economic empowerment as the key to a healthy life

Date and Time: 
April 6, 2020 (All day) to April 12, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Nationwide
(All day)
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POSTPONED - Northwest Indian Youth Conference

POSTPONED - Northwest Indian Youth Conference

The 2020 Northwest Indian Youth Conference is sponsored by the Yakama Nation.

Date and Time: 
April 3, 2020 (All day) to April 6, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Toppenish, WA
(All day)
 
Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is holding an enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning. This 7-week distance learning series offers participants a unique, interactive experience to explore how to develop a sustainability plan.

Session dates and times:

​1:00 pm –2:30 pm Pacific
Session 1 - April 7
Session 2 - April 14
Session 3 - April 21
Session 4 - April 28
Session 5 - May 12
Session 6 - May 19
Session 7- May 26

This training is free. Only 15 spots available. See training flier for more information.

Date and Time: 
April 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to May 26, 2020 - 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
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Location: 
Online
1:00pm to 2:30pm
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DBHR COVID-19 call for behavioral health providers

DBHR COVID-19 call for behavioral health providers

The Health Care Authority (HCA) appreciates your concern for a virus that we are still learning about. Please remember to take care of yourself as well as those you serve.

HCA's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) will host a weekly webinar for providers of mental health, substance use, and problem gambling services.  

The agenda will be developed each Monday based on what we know about COVID-19, and its relationship related to prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. Representatives from the Department of Health and SAMHSA will join the call when they can.

Providers will have the opportunity to ask questions and share strategies with one another.

If you have additional questions after the webinar you can reach out to HCADBHRBHCOVID19@hca.wa.gov. Remember to type your question topic in the subject line. 

Date and Time: 
April 7, 2020 - 6:09am
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
6:09am
 
Community of practice: Adjusting parenting programs

Community of practice: Adjusting parenting programs

Provided by Washington State University Extension.

Date and Time: 
April 8, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Webinar: Connecting the continuum: How prevention and recovery models fit together

Webinar: Connecting the continuum: How prevention and recovery models fit together

This webinar is for anyone with a personal or professional connection to the recovery and prevention communities (such as family members, recovery coaches, therapists, peer support specialists, health educators and prevention specialists) on effective and evidenced-based prevention approaches and how they correlate to recovery. Creating a shared language, dialogue, and tools strengthens our collective efforts to work against stigma and provide support to those in need.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about comparing models: Recovery-based Systems of Care + Strategic Prevention Framework.
  • Gain a clear understanding of prevention as a tool for treatment and recovery professionals.
  • Identify the continuum of care and understand why it is not too late to do prevention from the recovery perspective.
Date and Time: 
April 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
COVID-19 prevention provider call

COVID-19 prevention provider call

These calls are generally focused on DBHR providers but others are welcome. 

Date and Time: 
April 8, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
2:30pm to 3:30pm
 
Webinar: Suicide prevention across the educational continuum: Suicide assessment and response for K-12 populations

Webinar: Suicide prevention across the educational continuum: Suicide assessment and response for K-12 populations

Responding to mental health crisis and risk of suicide in a school setting presents unique challenges and considerations for mental health practitioners, educators, and parents. Participants in this sessions will learn recommended best practices for assessing children and adolescents for suicide and initiating appropriate response to youth experiencing thoughts of suicide in a K-12 school setting. Special attention will be given to common screening and assessment tools used in school settings, best practices for utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach to respond to youth experiencing thoughts of suicide in a school setting, and ways to identify risk and protective factors for youth and adolescents at risk of suicide.  

Date and Time: 
April 8, 2020 - 10:00pm to 11:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00pm to 11:00pm
 
Webinar: Alcohol policy series: Social host liability laws

Webinar: Alcohol policy series: Social host liability laws

Lawmakers have developed, enacted, and applied a variety of policy strategies that target society- and community-level influences to reduce underage drinking and its associated consequences. This webinar will highlight Social Host Liability Laws aimed at decreasing social access to alcohol by underage youth and deterring underage drinking parties.

Speakers:

Chuck Klevgaard delivers training and technical assistance to support substance misuse prevention throughout the Midwest. Klevgaard has supported communities and health agencies as they adopt evidence-based alcohol, opioid, and other substance misuse programs or policies. Klevgaard also serves as a prevention manager to the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center. Klevgaard earned his BSW from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He is a Certified Senior Prevention Specialist through the Illinois Certification Board, Inc.

Kellie Henrichs is the Program Manager for the Alcohol Policy Resource Center at Prevention First. Kellie brings over two decades of successful experience in substance misuse prevention and policy work. A subject matter expert in youth prevention education, communication campaigns, strategic planning, and community coalitions, Kellie regularly provides training and technical assistance to providers throughout Illinois. Kellie works with communities to reduce underage drinking by analyzing data, identifying contributing factors, implementing policy efforts, and engaging law enforcement. A strong believer that communities have the power to create change, Kellie works to empower key stakeholders, community leaders, and coalitions to work together to address underage drinking. Kellie enjoys spending time with her husband and teenage children and experiencing the adventures and misadventures life has to offer.

Date and Time: 
April 9, 2020 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Location: 
Webinar
8:00am to 9:00am
 
POSTPONED - Public health, oppression and healing: Looking through an Indigenous lens

POSTPONED - Public health, oppression and healing: Looking through an Indigenous lens

During National Public Health Week, Oregon Public Health Association is partnering with one of the 2019 conference keynote speakers, Jillene Joseph, to continue the learning we started at the conference. This full day, interactive training is an opportunity for public health professionals to better understand their work through an Indigenous lens. A review of colonization, historical and intergenerational trauma will be given and participants will discuss how trauma continues to play out in systems and communities that they work in today. The solution-oriented training will provide tools and strategies to uplift Indigenous values and successful models of collective impact will be shared. Two Multnomah County-based Native specific projects, the Future Generations Collaborative (FGC) and the Strong Men Strong Community, will be shared as well as a national movement based in Multnomah County called the Indigenous 20 Something Project. Participants will connect the dots between oppression, healing and how together we can all contribute to better public health practice.

 

Date and Time: 
April 10, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Northwest Health Foundation, Ramona Room, 221 NW 2nd Avenue #300, Portland, OR
9:00am to 3:00pm
 
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Building protection using the Social Development Strategy

Enhanced prevention learning series: Building protection using the Social Development Strategy

This 7-session distance learning series offers an interactive forum for participants to explore how to build protection in communities, schools, and families using the Social Development Strategy (SDS). This learning series will build participants’ understanding of shared protective factors and how the Social Development Strategy organizes protection into a strategy for action. Participants will learn and practice using the SDS and its components to design activities that will build protection in families, schools, coalitions and communities. This EPLS provides online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to building protection using key learnings from prevention science.

Date and Time: 
March 12, 2020 - 11:00am to April 30, 2020 - 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
11:00am to 12:00pm
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National Public Health Week

National Public Health Week

Everyone deserves to live a long and healthy life in a safe environment. To make that possible, we need to address the causes of poor health and disease risk among individuals and within our communities. Where we live, learn, work, worship and play affects each of us and can determine our health and life expectancy. In the workplace, let’s partner across public and private sectors to make sure decisions are made with the public’s health in mind. Within our communities, let’s start new conversations with our neighbors and become advocates for positive change. Working together, we can build healthier communities and eventually, the healthiest nation. But we need your help to get there.

During each day of National Public Health Week, we focus on a particular public health topic. Then, we identify ways each of us can make a difference on that topic. These areas are critical to our future success in creating the healthiest nation, and everyone can do their part to help.

NPHW 2020 DAILY THEMES

Monday: Mental Health — advocate for and promote emotional well-being

Tuesday: Maternal and Child Health — ensure the health of mothers and babies throughout the lifespan

Wednesday: Violence Prevention — reduce personal and community violence to improve health

Thursday: Environmental Health — help protect and maintain a healthy planet

Friday: Education — advocate for quality education and schools

Saturday: Healthy Housing — ensure access to affordable and safe housing

Sunday: Economics — advocate for economic empowerment as the key to a healthy life

Date and Time: 
April 6, 2020 (All day) to April 12, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Nationwide
(All day)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is holding an enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning. This 7-week distance learning series offers participants a unique, interactive experience to explore how to develop a sustainability plan.

Session dates and times:

​1:00 pm –2:30 pm Pacific
Session 1 - April 7
Session 2 - April 14
Session 3 - April 21
Session 4 - April 28
Session 5 - May 12
Session 6 - May 19
Session 7- May 26

This training is free. Only 15 spots available. See training flier for more information.

Date and Time: 
April 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to May 26, 2020 - 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Partnering with School Systems: Understanding the Culture of Education Partners and Agencies

Partnering with School Systems: Understanding the Culture of Education Partners and Agencies

Partnering with School Systems: Understanding the Culture of Education Partners and Agencies

Location: Webinar
Date: April 13, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:30
 
Summary:
Content will be targeted to coalition partners working in substance-use and behavioral health prevention and intervention in partnerships with school communities. Other attendees are welcome. 
 
Let’s examine the basics of system-to-system collaboration for connecting with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the regional educational service districts (ESDs). To strengthen education partnerships, our focus will be on organizational culture and structure. The Student Assistance Prevention-Intervention Services Program will be featured. Expect the following topics:
  • Roles and relationships of OSPI and ESDs
  • Overview of Basic Education
  • Governance and organization at the state level
  • Reference to Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI)
Who Should Participate?
  • Coalition Coordinators or managers (CPWI, DFC, MPEP, YMPEP)
  • Community-based organization leaders or contract managers invested in improving behavioral health through education agency partnerships 

Hosted by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) Prevention-Intervention Program

Date and Time: 
April 13, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom Webinar
1:00pm to 2:30pm
 
Webinar: Guiding truths for building regulation and resilience in children with significant trauma related needs

Webinar: Guiding truths for building regulation and resilience in children with significant trauma related needs

Mother by adoption, Tiffany Sudela-Junker shares stories from her own personal and parenting transformation along with the science & insight that led her to uncover Three Guiding Truth’s for supporting children, parents and providers.  She illustrates how responding in biologically respectful ways builds environments that support regulation, hope and resilience in children with significant trauma related needs.

 

Tiffany Sudela-Junker is mother by adoption to two children with vastly different trauma-based special needs. Her award winning documentary, “My Name Is Faith” captures the Junker’s early journey, coming to terms with the impact their daughter’s difficult beginning would have on them all.

With her own growth process as an example, Tiffany mentors and advocates for an “empathy + connection before correction” approach to parenting. Stressing EXTRA empathy, mindfulness, humor, attunement, self-compassion and reciprocal atonement as key ingredients to helping tough kids achieve higher function and healthy relationships.

Through stories of struggle and lessons learned with her brilliant, challenging and hilarious children, she raises awareness and an authentic understanding for the EXTREME neurology, behavior, circumstances, and the emotional strength found in families struggling to overcome the aftermath of childhood trauma.

Selected as a 2017 Angels in Adoption Award recipient by Senator Patty Murray (WA), Tif is a board alumni and professional member of the Attachment & Trauma Network, a community of parents creating trauma-sensitive schools, building awareness about the lasting impact of trauma and empowering parents to facilitate recovery and help build resilience with their children.

In addition, Tiffany is on the Leadership Committee for Kitsap Strong, a collective impact initiative with a mission to help all people flourish through an emphasis on empowerment and equity, educational attainment, the prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences/toxic stress, and the building of resilience & hope.

Date and Time: 
April 14, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Webinar: Community engagement strategies - best practices for preventing substance misuse at the grassroots level

Webinar: Community engagement strategies - best practices for preventing substance misuse at the grassroots level

Many agencies and organizations are struggling to engage members of affected communities with opioid prevention, recovery and treatment messaging, due to stigma related to addiction, ineffective outreach and engagement strategies, low levels of trust in government institutions and other challenges. During this webinar, MEE will share how Coalitions or Collaborations in any size community can enhance their outreach, engagement and prevention efforts, with a focus on hard-to-reach audiences. These strategies and tactics will help them grow their presence in both digital (online) and grassroots (off-line) spheres to educate communities and to mobilize partners and stakeholders, increasing both impact and effectiveness of their opioid prevention and reduction efforts.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will understand MEE's Adaptation of the SPF Model (By-and-For Processes) to engage communities from oral-based cultures
2. Participants will understand why a mix of strategies results in the Most Effective Community Engagement Efforts
3. Participants will learn How to Use Community-Engagement Tactics in their Substance Misuse Prevention Work to Counter a Lack of Trust

Presenter:

Ivan Juzang, MBA, Founder and President of MEE Productions Inc., is a leading expert in health communications and social marketing. He has over 25 years of first-hand experience working on health disparities and public health issues affecting low income, underserved and devalued communities across America. Mr. Juzang’s work focuses on how service providers, community-based organizations and the public health community can present trauma-informed and culturally-relevant health information in such a way that lifestyle changes are sustainable in the context of an economically-challenged and stressed-out life.

MEE specializes in community-centered approaches that acknowledge the social determinants of health, honor personal assets and resiliency, infuse protective factors and embrace trauma-informed strategies. MEE has been engaged in substance abuse prevention work since 1991 in low-income urban communities across the country. Its specific opioid misuse work has been conducted in urban, suburban and rural communities over the last five years, in places that include Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Orleans, with Prevention Coalitions across Ohio and statewide agencies in Louisiana.

Mr. Juzang was a member of the Advisory Committee on Public Issues for The Ad Council and a current board member of Power to Decide (formerly the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy). From 2003-2009, Mr. Juzang was a member of The Office of National Drug Control and Policy's Behavior Change Expert Panel. Mr. Juzang received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, and his MBA from The Wharton School of Business.

Date and Time: 
April 15, 2020 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:30am to 10:30am
 
Webinar: Talking about sex as prevention: A novel use of Motivational Interviewing

Webinar: Talking about sex as prevention: A novel use of Motivational Interviewing

Describe benefits of sexuality and intimacy for persons with behavioral health conditions. Explain provider barriers to communication about sexuality and intimacy with persons with behavioral health conditions. List strategies (informed by MI) for overcoming barriers to communication about sexuality and intimacy.

Speaker: Dr. Julie Tennille is an Associate Professor at West Chester University in the Graduate Department of Social Work and a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. She has taught across the graduate practice curriculum for over 15 years and presently teaches a 5-day elective course on Motivational Interviewing (MI). Dr. Tennille has worked in direct practice, services research, and administration in public mental health and HIV/AIDS services for over 25 years. She has published several articles on Field Instructors Extending EBP Learning in Dyads (FIELD), an MI infused teaching intervention, aimed at synchronizing evidence based practice competencies among field instructors and their social work students. In collaboration with the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion, Dr. Tennille has developed a training toolkit for mental health providers toward enhancing their ability to have discussions with clients about sexuality, intimacy, and dating.
 

Date and Time: 
April 15, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:15am
 
Webinar: Suicide prevention across the educational continuum: World class resources to discover genetic risks for suicide death

Webinar: Suicide prevention across the educational continuum: World class resources to discover genetic risks for suicide death

Suicide leads to over 47,000 preventable deaths annually in the U.S. alone. In addition, suicide has increased by 33% in the U.S. in the last two decades. While environment plays a critical role, suicide has a strong genetic component. With the unique resources available to the Utah Suicide Research Program, we have the opportunity to make significant contributions to the understanding of this genetic aspect of suicide risk, with the ultimate goal of development of personalized interventions. This presentation will give an update on research progress and how results may impact the future of prevention and treatment.

Date and Time: 
April 15, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00pm
 
COVID-19 prevention professionals support call

COVID-19 prevention professionals support call

Call for all prevention professionals.

Date and Time: 
April 15, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
12:30pm to 1:00pm
 
Webinar: Selecting and implementing evidence-based practices to address substance misuse among young adults: SAMHSA's Resource Guide

Webinar: Selecting and implementing evidence-based practices to address substance misuse among young adults: SAMHSA's Resource Guide

Overview

In this webinar, participants will learn about the findings and resources available in the recently released SAMHSA resource guide Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults.  This guide was developed to support health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent substance misuse among young adults. Dr. Kim Dash, who co-authored the guide, will describe relevant research findings; examine emerging and best practices; discuss knowledge gaps and implementation challenges; and offer useful resources. 

By the end of the webinar, participants will:

1. Identify the most recent data on young adults and substance misuse.
2. Understand the guidebook content and how it was developed.
3. Identify evidence-based practices that will make a difference for young adults.

 
Presenter:

Kim Dash, PhD, MPH, is Senior Research Scientist with the Education Development Center (EDC). Dr. Dash develops, evaluates, and promotes the use of evidence-informed public health interventions. A thought leader in behavioral and social health and published author, she possesses expertise in prevention and implementation sciences and program and policy evaluation. Dr. Dash has led over 15 projects addressing mental health, substance misuse, violence, and trauma. She leads the evaluation of a citywide initiative that fosters community resilience to address stress and trauma and is creating a tool to help colleges reduce drug misuse.

Date and Time: 
April 15, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00pm to 4:00pm
 
Webinar: Opioids and child maltreatment: Neighborhood factors to protect families

Webinar: Opioids and child maltreatment: Neighborhood factors to protect families

The Child Maltreatment National Peer Learning Team aims to help public health departments engage with the topic of child maltreatment prevention by learning about successful strategies, exchanging expertise on how to elevate the priority of this work within the realm of public health, and leveraging necessary resources to advance prevention.The team is a collaboration between the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Program for Injury Prevention, Education and Research (PIPER). It launched in 2017 with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This webinar is part of the 2020 Research-in-Progress Webinar Series for preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences and child maltreatment.

 

Presenters: Nichole Michaels, PhD, and Bridget Freisthler, PhD, Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University

Date and Time: 
April 16, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Webinar: Research into action: Why point of sale matters

Webinar: Research into action: Why point of sale matters

In this installment of CADCA's Research Into Action webinar series, Elizabeth Gerndt, Project Director at Counter Tools, will provide evidence on how the retail environment and point of sale play a huge role in the health of our communities, looking specifically at the impact of point of sale on e-cigarette usage. We’ll discuss industry spending patterns and retailer density, as well as consider the impact of the retail environment on quit attempts and youth tobacco initiation. Through this webinar, we hope participants will gain an understanding of why policies and interventions that focus on the point of sale are key to decreasing tobacco use.

Date and Time: 
April 16, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
 
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Building protection using the Social Development Strategy

Enhanced prevention learning series: Building protection using the Social Development Strategy

This 7-session distance learning series offers an interactive forum for participants to explore how to build protection in communities, schools, and families using the Social Development Strategy (SDS). This learning series will build participants’ understanding of shared protective factors and how the Social Development Strategy organizes protection into a strategy for action. Participants will learn and practice using the SDS and its components to design activities that will build protection in families, schools, coalitions and communities. This EPLS provides online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to building protection using key learnings from prevention science.

Date and Time: 
March 12, 2020 - 11:00am to April 30, 2020 - 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
11:00am to 12:00pm
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is holding an enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning. This 7-week distance learning series offers participants a unique, interactive experience to explore how to develop a sustainability plan.

Session dates and times:

​1:00 pm –2:30 pm Pacific
Session 1 - April 7
Session 2 - April 14
Session 3 - April 21
Session 4 - April 28
Session 5 - May 12
Session 6 - May 19
Session 7- May 26

This training is free. Only 15 spots available. See training flier for more information.

Date and Time: 
April 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to May 26, 2020 - 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Webinar: Motivational interviewing - Enhancing engagement and improving conversations - Part 1

Webinar: Motivational interviewing - Enhancing engagement and improving conversations - Part 1

This is a two-part webinar, taking place on Monday, April 20, 2020 & Wednesday, April 22, 2020. You must register for each part separately.

Course Description: This interactive, on-line training will review and make relevant the key concepts of Motivational Interviewing. Participants will explore how and when to employ this evidence based practice to support behavior change. Tailored case scenarios will be used to provide hands on, in real time, practice opportunities focusing on substance-misuse-prevention conversations.

Trainer: Paul Warren, LMSW

Cost: Free

Credits: This training meets the requirements for three renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and three initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). The NJ Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services offers reciprocity for CADC, LCADC, and LPC.

Participants must attend both sessions in their entirety in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Click here to register for Monday, April 20, 2020

Click here to register for Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Date and Time: 
April 20, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 10:30am
 
Partnerships For Success (PFS) Academy 2020: Making the steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework work for you - Planning

Partnerships For Success (PFS) Academy 2020: Making the steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework work for you - Planning

SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) provides practitioners with comprehensive guidance to more effectively address substance misuse and related behavioral health problems in their communities. This seven-part webinar series will explore this five-step, data-driven process to identify genuine prevention needs, build capacity and plans to address those needs, implement effective programs and interventions, and evaluate and continually improve prevention efforts.

At each step of the SPF, and in separate sessions, practitioners will learn to integrate the guiding principles of cultural competence and sustainability to help support the implementation of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). 

Certificates for prevention hours will be available upon registration and completion of the webinar.

Each webinar is one hour and will begin at 8:00 a.m. PST

  • February 25, Part 1: Assessment, will introduce the SPF and explore how to identify the needs of the community using data.

  • March 24, Part 2: Capacity Building, will guide participants through the process of improving community readiness and increasing the resources available to address prevention efforts.

  • April 21, Part 3: Planning, will prepare participants to plan to address identified needs

  • May 19, Part 4: Implementation, will provide participants with the tools needed to implement prevention programs, policies, and practices with fidelity and effectiveness.

  • June 23, Part 5: Evaluation, will offer helpful guides for the collection and analysis of prevention strategies and teach participants how to modify programming for future enhanced results.

  • July 21, Part 6: Sustainability, will provide participants with the elements of a sustainable prevention program and how to integrate sustainability into each step of the SPF.

  • August 25, Part 7: Cultural Competency, will prepare the participant to demonstrate cultural competence at the individual, organizational and system-level at each step of the SPF.

Date and Time: 
April 21, 2020 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:00am to 9:00am
 
Webinar: Evidence-based prevention science: Applying prevention science to practice: A collaborative opportunity

Webinar: Evidence-based prevention science: Applying prevention science to practice: A collaborative opportunity

While evidence-based approaches to prevention are being strongly supported by policy makers of late, it isn’t always clear what this means and how it might relate to your own work in the field. This webinar will provide an overview of prevention science and how it has brought about the development not only of effective prevention programs but also to the planning and implementation of these. Evidence-based programs have been shown through rigorous research to be successful at reducing risky and unhealthy behaviors across the life span. This course will describe how the science contributes to our understanding of the etiology and prevention of substance use and related behaviors, examples of some of the most effective interventions and policies.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will increase their understanding of the importance of prevention science.
  2. Participants will increase their understanding of the application of prevention science to the development and implementation of evidence-based prevention interventions and policies. 
  3. Participants will increase their knowledge of the importance of research and evaluation to achieve success in their prevention programs.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the April 28th Learning Lab will be separate. You will receive information by email to register for the Learning Lab.
 

Date and Time: 
April 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Webinar: Promoting participation and emotional well-being during non-academic times of the school day: School Communities of Practice

Webinar: Promoting participation and emotional well-being during non-academic times of the school day: School Communities of Practice

Drs. Nielsen and Fox are working with schools throughout the region to address student mental health. Communities of Practice (CoP) have been developed and in this fourth training, Drs. Nielsen and Fox will be speaking to strategies to implement the Comfortable Cafeteria program, the Refreshing Recess program, and strategies to promote leisure participation for all students. This training is a private event. If you are interested in similar training for your school, please contact Sarah Nielsen at sarah.k.nielsen@UND.edu.

Date and Time: 
April 21, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:30pm to 2:30pm
 
Webinar: Motivational interviewing - Enhancing engagement and improving conversations - Part 2

Webinar: Motivational interviewing - Enhancing engagement and improving conversations - Part 2

This is a two-part webinar, taking place on Monday, April 20, 2020 & Wednesday, April 22, 2020. You must register for each part separately.

Course Description: This interactive, on-line training will review and make relevant the key concepts of Motivational Interviewing. Participants will explore how and when to employ this evidence based practice to support behavior change. Tailored case scenarios will be used to provide hands on, in real time, practice opportunities focusing on substance-misuse-prevention conversations.

Trainer: Paul Warren, LMSW

Cost: Free

Credits: This training meets the requirements for three renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and three initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). The NJ Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services offers reciprocity for CADC, LCADC, and LPC.

Participants must attend both sessions in their entirety in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Click here to register for Monday, April 20, 2020

Click here to register for Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Date and Time: 
April 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 10:30am
 
Webinar: Examining the social determinants of health: A prevention perspective - Part 1

Webinar: Examining the social determinants of health: A prevention perspective - Part 1

Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to make choices that lead to optimal health. The places where people are born, live, learn, work, play, and age are known as the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). These conditions are primarily responsible for health inequities and shaped by the distribution of money, power, and resources at global, national, and local levels. This 2-part webinar developed by the Central East Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) will provide background on the SDOH, how SDOH impact behavioral health, prevention, and wellness efforts for healthier communities. In addition, this series will increase the capacity of the prevention workforce to create innovative partnerships and collaborations through addressing the social determinants of health for improved population health outcomes for all.

Part I Webinar Goal: Participants will understand the basic tenets of the social determinants of health and its impact on behavioral health, prevention, and wellness efforts. Participants will critically examine the role of neighborhood conditions, education, socio-economic, and socio-political climate. This training will strengthen participants understanding of the social determinants of health and their role in shaping prevention efforts of diverse populations.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide an overview of the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
  • Define and differentiate health equity terminology
  • Review the five areas of the Social Determinants of Health and how they impact health outcomes
  • Review and summarize the significance of SDOH to increase health and wellness

​Speaker:  Dr. Dawn Thomas is currently a Prevention Systems Manager with the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). She is highly experienced in event planning, program development, coordination and implementation as well as fostering and promoting close working relationships between state, county and local social service systems/agencies. She has more than 25 years of public service that has focused on prevention, training, mental health and other social services programming for adults as well as students. Dr. Thomas is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant, with a Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati. Additionally Thomas she has served as a Consultant and presented numerous trainings and workshops at a wide array of venues and conferences that include but are not limited to: SAMHSA, The National Prevention Network Conference, and the Ohio Society for Public health Education.

Date and Time: 
April 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Webinar: Suicide prevention across the educational continuum: School-based suicide prevention interventions for K-12 population

Webinar: Suicide prevention across the educational continuum: School-based suicide prevention interventions for K-12 population

Participants in this webinar will learn the youth suicide prevalence nationally and the implications to schools. They will also be able to familiarize themselves with multi-tiered systems of positive behavior and social emotional learning. In addition, how the multi-tiered systems support the prevention of suicide. Finally, the webinar will discuss ways to build capacity and sustainability of these services in K-12 schools.

Date and Time: 
April 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
COVID-19 prevention provider call

COVID-19 prevention provider call

These calls are generally focused on DBHR providers but others are welcome. 

Date and Time: 
April 22, 2020 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
11:30am to 12:30pm
 
Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online via GoTo Meeting)

Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online via GoTo Meeting)

About Minerva TA Calls:

If you have completed the Minerva training and have a Minerva user login, you may join the Minerva TA Calls.
No registration is needed - join using the link below.
Questions will be taken in the order submitted and you are welcome to listen in on the call to learn from others.​

Minerva Technical Assistance Call
Wed, Apr 22, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/703028861

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 703-028-861

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/703028861

                Access Code: 327-449-976

                Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar

Date and Time: 
April 22, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/433013661
1:00pm to 2:00pm
 
Community of practice: Adjusting parenting programs

Community of practice: Adjusting parenting programs

SAVE THE DATE! Registration coming soon. Provided by Washington State University Extension.

Date and Time: 
April 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
 
CANCELLED - National Drug Take Back Day

CANCELLED - National Drug Take Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Date and Time: 
April 25, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Nationwide
(All day)
 
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Building protection using the Social Development Strategy

Enhanced prevention learning series: Building protection using the Social Development Strategy

This 7-session distance learning series offers an interactive forum for participants to explore how to build protection in communities, schools, and families using the Social Development Strategy (SDS). This learning series will build participants’ understanding of shared protective factors and how the Social Development Strategy organizes protection into a strategy for action. Participants will learn and practice using the SDS and its components to design activities that will build protection in families, schools, coalitions and communities. This EPLS provides online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to building protection using key learnings from prevention science.

Date and Time: 
March 12, 2020 - 11:00am to April 30, 2020 - 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
 
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

Enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning

The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is holding an enhanced prevention learning series: Getting ready for sustainability planning. This 7-week distance learning series offers participants a unique, interactive experience to explore how to develop a sustainability plan.

Session dates and times:

​1:00 pm –2:30 pm Pacific
Session 1 - April 7
Session 2 - April 14
Session 3 - April 21
Session 4 - April 28
Session 5 - May 12
Session 6 - May 19
Session 7- May 26

This training is free. Only 15 spots available. See training flier for more information.

Date and Time: 
April 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to May 26, 2020 - 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
1:00pm to 2:30pm
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POSTPONED - 9th Annual Native Harm Reduction Summit

POSTPONED - 9th Annual Native Harm Reduction Summit

"Sharing our knowledge and healing together: Addressing substance use, harm reduction, HIV, viral hepatitis, TB, STIs and overdose." 

The Annual Native Harm Reduction Summit provides an opportunity for health care, chemical health, and 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, Urban Indian, and rural communities.

Summit tracks:

  • Harm Reduction
  • Infectious Disease
  • Opioids
  • Culture
  • Recovery and Resiliency 

To receive more information about the conference, please email summit@whiteearth-nsn.gov .

Date and Time: 
April 27, 2020 (All day) to May 1, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Shooting Star Casino, 777 SE Casino Road, Mahnomen, MN
(All day)
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CANCELLED - 2020 Blueprints Conference

CANCELLED - 2020 Blueprints Conference

The goal of the Blueprints Conference is to disseminate science-based information on programs that have the highest standards for promoting education, behavior, emotional well-being, physical health and positive relationships. This conference will provide support, guidance and tools by program and prevention experts to promote effective policymaking and help practitioners implement these programs successfully in their own communities.

Date and Time: 
April 27, 2020 (All day) to April 29, 2020 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
The Westin Westminster, 10600 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO
(All day)
 
 
 
Webinar: Prevention in action: Positive ripple effect of restorative school policy

Webinar: Prevention in action: Positive ripple effect of restorative school policy

The New England PTTC Prevention in Action webinar series features successful prevention programs throughout New England. In this webinar, So-Po Unite will describe their efforts to create a restorative substance use policy. The South Portland School Department revised the substance use policy from out of school suspension to restorative response in May 2018. The ripple effect has been outstanding! Students are held accountable and underlying causes of substance use are addressed. Students complete an assessment and meet with the social worker, staff and parents to create a response plan: academic support, prevention education and community service. At the re-entry meeting, students have the opportunity to repair the harm they may have caused and plan for moving forward. Over 40 school staff took a 37.5 hour course in restorative mindset and a full-time coordinator works with students. An alcohol and drug counselor provides clinical assessments. Our athletic code is now restorative; athletes are not kicked off the team and can still attend practices. Our policy has informed Maine’s Department of Education and is now the model policy for all schools!

Presenters: Lee Anne Dodge, Program Director, SoPo Unite-All Ages, All In; Liz Blackwell-Moore, Public Health Consultant, Birchlane Strategies; Kara Tierney-Trevor, Leadership Team member and Social Worker, SoPo Unite-All Ages, All In

Date and Time: 
April 28, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 10:30am
 
Webinar: Empowering parents with brain science and VROOM

Webinar: Empowering parents with brain science and VROOM

Research tells us that early childhood is a critical period of brain development. Babies are born learning. They are wired to seek attachment to responsive, caring adults. Caregivers’ everyday interactions with their children play a critical role in supporting healthy brain development, creating a foundation for lifelong health and well-being. Positive caregiver-child interactions also boost protective factors that are proven to reduce the likelihood of neglect and abuse.

This research informs Washington’s Essentials for Childhood Initiative, a cross-sector partnership working toward the vision that all children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. One strategy we are deploying is engaging partners and providing training and technical assistance with Vroom. Vroom takes brain science out of the lab and puts it into the hands of parents and caregivers of children birth through age 5. It empowers them to see what they are already doing to support their child’s brain development and encourages more. It turns shared, everyday moments into brain building moments, offering tips that are fun, easy, and promote bonding. And it explains the science behind every activity. Vroom is a powerful tool anytime. And it can be especially useful in current times when families are cut off from supports and activities.

Vroom fits in a wide range of programs and settings, including but not limited to social services, community settings like libraries and museums, play and learn, parent education, health services, and more. Vroom can help you support the families you work with, be a tool for engaging families and build common language and connection across systems.

This webinar will cover:

  • Brain science basics, and why early relationships are so important.
  • Introduction to Vroom: what it is, how it helps caregivers make the most of their time with their children and build protective factors.
  • Discussion of how we can use Vroom to share brain science with families, even in these times when our direct contact with families is limited.

How Essentials for Childhood can help you incorporate brain science and Vroom into your work, through learning opportunities, tools and more.

Date and Time: 
April 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Pregnancy and Beyond: Equitable and Compassionate Care for Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Pregnancy and Beyond: Equitable and Compassionate Care for Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder

The first Pregnancy & Beyond event was in March 2019. The event was titled "Improving Maternal and Infant Outcomes for Women with Opioids Use Disorder."

During the conference, participants reviewed trends for opioid use and neonatal abstinence syndrome and learned best practices for caring for pregnant and parenting mothers and for babies affected by opioid use disorder. They received resources to share with colleagues and learned how to discuss possible opioid use with current or new patients.

About 300 people attended the conference, which filled the venue. There was interest in hosting another event in 2020.

Our shared goal is to ensure effective, compassionate care for pregnant and parenting mothers struggling with opioid use disorder and babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Date and Time: 
April 29, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Wa Walton Event Center at Swinomish Casino & Lodge 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortees, WA
8:00am to 5:00pm
 
Webinar: Suicide prevention across the educational continuum: Crisis response planning for suicidal patients: An introduction

Webinar: Suicide prevention across the educational continuum: Crisis response planning for suicidal patients: An introduction

A widely-used strategy for managing acute suicide risk is the contract for safety, also known as the no-suicide contract. Despite its widespread use across mental health and medical settings, accumulating consensus is that this approach may be ineffective. Alternative strategies such as crisis response planning or the related safety planning intervention have therefore been proposed. Written on an index card, the crisis response plan outlines simple steps for a suicidal individual to follow when in a crisis. Results of a recently completed randomized clinical trial show that crisis response planning reduces suicide attempts by 75% as compared to the contract for safety, thereby supporting the method’s efficacy. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of crisis response planning, and to differentiate the method from other, less effective means for managing suicide risk.

Date and Time: 
April 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:00am
 
COVID-19 prevention professionals support call

COVID-19 prevention professionals support call

Call for all prevention professionals.

Date and Time: 
April 29, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
12:30pm to 1:00pm
 
Webinar: Emerging topics in prevention science: Exploring HOPE - Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences

Webinar: Emerging topics in prevention science: Exploring HOPE - Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences

The Science of the Positive framework is based upon the realization that ‘The Positive’ exists in ourselves, our communities and our cultures. The new language of HOPE – Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences, utilizes The Cycle of Transformation which includes domains of Spirit – Science – Action -Return. In this webinar, we begin by honoring the Spirit that motivates all of us in all of our work. Through science we will explore the powerful lifelong effects of positive childhood experiences even in the midst of adversity. We will also explain how the building blocks of HOPE emerged through careful review of evidence. This session will conclude by providing attendees with flexible building blocks to apply HOPE at individual, family, community and societal levels to prevent adversity, support resilience and promote healing and health equity based upon positive childhood experiences (PCEs).

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April 29, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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2:00pm to 3:30pm
 
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