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Infant mental health training (clinical)

Infant mental health training (clinical)

The Washington State Legislature created Mental health assessment for young children to support infant and early childhood providers in using best practices with very young children, including training in the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0–5).

The DC: 0-5 uses a developmentally-appropriate and contextually-grounded approach to consider how relationships and environmental factors contribute to the child’s social and emotional well-being and developmental progress. The Clinical DC: 0-5 training is designed to support mental health professionals in developing in-depth knowledge of the approach and utilizing this system in their work with children birth through age five.

Date and Time: 
November 30, 2022 - 8:30am to December 2, 2022 - 12:30pm
Location: 
Virtual
 
 
Presentation development training

Presentation development training

In this 3-hour virtual workshop, participants will learn practical skills to plan and deliver exceptional presentations using the tools and resources they already have. Special emphasis will be placed on audience analysis - in helping presenters determine the unique needs of each audience and developing material that will speak to those unique needs.

After the session, participants will be able to:

● Apply a four-step process to create brain-friendly presentations
● List the most common presenter mistakes and understand how to prevent them
● Use tools and techniques that enhance learning
● Increase audience engagement and participation

Date and Time: 
December 1, 2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am
Location: 
Virtual
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
 
NW HIDTA: RFP workshop

NW HIDTA: RFP workshop

Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NW HIDTA) will be hosting a program planning workshop preparatory to the launch of their 2023 prevention and treatment RFP. This workshop, led by Dr. Robert LaChausse of A Division for the Advancement of Prevention and Treatment (HIDTA’s national public health division), will explore basic logic model construction, program objective development, fidelity measurement, and effective evaluation. All prospective 2023 applicants are welcome to attend.

All substance use prevention, treatment, or harm reduction agencies within Northwest HIDTA counties are eligible to apply. As Northwest HIDTA’s mission is focused on reducing the supply and demand of illicit substances, organizations that address illicit drugs or prescription misuse will be prioritized over programs that focus solely on cannabis or alcohol.

HIDTA counties include: Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Cowlitz, Clark, Yakima, Grant, Benton, Franklin, and Spokane.

Recommended Webinars for Viewing Prior to Workshop:
Please watch the following two recorded webinars prior to attending this workshop.

The webinar will be held on Zoom. Please select the Registration link to access the webinar. 

For more information, please contact Eliza Powell at epowell@nw.hidta.org or (206) 697-2485. 

Date and Time: 
December 1, 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Understanding risk and cultural factors contributing to substance use in Hispanic/Latino immigrant youth (webinar series)

Understanding risk and cultural factors contributing to substance use in Hispanic/Latino immigrant youth (webinar series)

This 2-part virtual learning series is designed to enhance education and training related to the pre and post migration risk factors that contribute to substance use disorders (SUD) among Hispanic/Latino immigrant youth and provides screening, intervention, and referral to treatment tools to non-clinical professionals working with this population.

Session 1: December 1, 2022
Session 2: January 12, 2023 

Date and Time: 
December 1, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Minerva 2.0 Technical Assistance Call

Minerva 2.0 Technical Assistance Call

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.​ These online calls are intended for CBOs, CPWIs, and projects.

Microsoft Teams meeting 

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Phone Conference ID: 653 894 707#

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Date and Time: 
December 2, 2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Virtual
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
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The social determinants of health and environmental strategies part 1: understanding and addressing the social determinants of health in prevention

The social determinants of health and environmental strategies part 1: understanding and addressing the social determinants of health in prevention

The aspects of life that influence a person’s health, including their likelihood of engaging in risky behavior such as substance use, are numerous and varied. They range from very immediate, personal characteristics to overarching societal trends and conditions. The social determinants of health are these larger social or environmental aspects that influence individuals, such as the economic status of the neighborhoods in which we live, our access to quality health care services, and the amount of discrimination we face. Due to their widescale impacts, addressing these determinants should be a key part of a comprehensive approach to prevention. Prevention professionals can implement environmental strategies in collaboration with other public health stakeholders to address these determinants. This two-part webinar series will overview the social determinants of health, their influence on risk of substance use, and recommendations on how to address them through environmental strategies.

Date and Time: 
December 6, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Virtual
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Congressional briefing: science-driven approaches to reducing inequities through public health policy

Congressional briefing: science-driven approaches to reducing inequities through public health policy

The National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives (NPSC) will host a congressional briefing on deploying prevention strategies to improve racial equity, particularly in issue areas such as health and education. Research and experience provide guidance about what works to reduce racial disparities and improve health outcomes for all Americans. Despite the existence of strategies shown to reduce inequities and foster equitable practices, translating that knowledge into effective policies has lagged behind the science. Speakers in this briefing will present evidence-based prevention policies that reduce the conditions that perpetuate inequities and strengthen factors that protect against them.

During this session, speakers will discuss policies likely to have a population-level impact and others that are targeted to specific social conditions within communities. They will also discuss how researchers and public sectors can work together to enact such change.

 

Date and Time: 
December 6, 2022 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Being a good relative: healthy prevention opportunities during winter

Being a good relative: healthy prevention opportunities during winter

Being well and making healthy choices during this time is a topic for consideration in the areas of: making connections, taking care of ourselves while caring for others, getting active together, and building healthy relationships with our families. Join PTTC to learn how to develop healthy habits based on Indigenous culture, traditions, and knowledge.

Date and Time: 
December 6, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Signs and symptoms: presenting features of eating disorders

Signs and symptoms: presenting features of eating disorders

In this webinar, learn to identify the most common eating disorder signs and symptoms that primary care providers face. This includes specific considerations for special population groups, known risk factors for the development of eating disorders and changing prevalence and presentations that providers see in the current medical system.

Date and Time: 
December 6, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Interactive dialogue on new high-risk alcohol products: where are they and how do we find them?

Interactive dialogue on new high-risk alcohol products: where are they and how do we find them?

This three-part series will discuss new and novel high-risk products that are increasingly present in communities and how the prevention field can assess and address these products in their own communities. 

  • Dialogue 2 will provide training on how to collect information on these products in your community
  • Dialogue 3 will include time for reporting out on findings from community scans and discuss policy solutions to reduce the sale and advertising of high-risk alcoholic beverages

Please note, this is dialogue 2. 

Date and Time: 
December 6, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Virtual
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
 
The social determinants of health and environmental strategies part 1: incorporating environmental strategies into prevention: expanding our reach and addressing health disparities

The social determinants of health and environmental strategies part 1: incorporating environmental strategies into prevention: expanding our reach and addressing health disparities

The aspects of life that influence a person’s health, including their likelihood of engaging in risky behavior such as substance use, are numerous and varied. They range from very immediate, personal characteristics to overarching societal trends and conditions. The social determinants of health are these larger social or environmental aspects that influence individuals, such as the economic status of the neighborhoods in which we live, our access to quality health care services, and the amount of discrimination we face. Due to their widescale impacts, addressing these determinants should be a key part of a comprehensive approach to prevention. Prevention professionals can implement environmental strategies in collaboration with other public health stakeholders to address these determinants. This two-part webinar series will overview the social determinants of health, their influence on risk of substance use, and recommendations on how to address them through environmental strategies

 

Date and Time: 
December 8, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Virtual
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Working to promote protection by supporting LGBTQ+ teens in foster care

Working to promote protection by supporting LGBTQ+ teens in foster care

Youth in foster care face unique risk and protective factors related to substance misuse.  LGTBQ+ youth in foster care need explicit support and acceptance; however, few caseworkers and caregivers receive specialized training. To address this, the Connecting: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) eLearning was developed. During this webinar, participants will learn about the importance of gender-affirming care for adolescence. They will also learn about the free online resource for caregivers and social workers offered by the State of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence. 

Date and Time: 
December 8, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Virtual
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
 
 
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Infant mental health training (clinical)

Infant mental health training (clinical)

The Washington State Legislature created Mental health assessment for young children to support infant and early childhood providers in using best practices with very young children, including training in the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0–5).

The DC: 0-5 uses a developmentally-appropriate and contextually-grounded approach to consider how relationships and environmental factors contribute to the child’s social and emotional well-being and developmental progress. The Clinical DC: 0-5 training is designed to support mental health professionals in developing in-depth knowledge of the approach and utilizing this system in their work with children birth through age five.

Date and Time: 
December 12, 2022 - 9:00am to December 14, 2022 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
 
Minerva 2.0 Technical Assistance Call

Minerva 2.0 Technical Assistance Call

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.​ These online calls are intended for CBOs, CPWIs, and projects.

Microsoft Teams meeting

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+1 564-999-2000,,726014887#   United States, Olympia

(833) 598-2099,,726014887#   United States (Toll-free)

Phone Conference ID: 726 014 887#

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Date and Time: 
December 15, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Online
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Community engagement: an essential component of an effective and equitable substance use prevention system

Community engagement: an essential component of an effective and equitable substance use prevention system

Join the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for a webinar introducing SAMHSA’s new guide, Community Engagement: an Essential Component of an Active and Equitable Substance Use Prevention System. By engaging community members, prevention systems learn firsthand from individuals and community systems about substance use problems and social determinants that influence behavioral health. This guide focuses on how community engagement can play a critical role in the equitable scale-up of evidence-based programs and policies within the substance use prevention system.

Date and Time: 
December 16, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
 
 
Substance misuse prevention's role: addressing disparities in rural communities

Substance misuse prevention's role: addressing disparities in rural communities

Behavioral health disparities are differences in substance use or mental health outcomes linked to social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage, adversely affecting a sub-population or group. It is the work of prevention professionals and their partners to identify, plan, and implement strategies that reduce the burden of substance use in rural communities.  

This webinar provides practitioners with tools to identify and address substance use-related disparities in rural settings.

Date and Time: 
December 13, 2022 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Location: 
Virtual
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Introducing kratom: an emerging youth concern?

Introducing kratom: an emerging youth concern?

As kratom use has expanded globally over the past 20 years, concern has risen over potentially negative health effects and consumption rates among youth. This webinar will discuss what kratom is; review the risks associated with kratom; provide data on who is using it; describe the legal status of kratom; and review ways the field of prevention can begin to address this emerging substance.

Date and Time: 
December 14, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Virtual
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Beyond Clean Needles: How Peers Talk About Harm Reduction

Beyond Clean Needles: How Peers Talk About Harm Reduction

Join the Northwest ATTC for our December 2022 webinar: Beyond Clean Needles: How Peers Talk About Harm Reduction

It's one thing to believe in harm reduction but how do we actually have those conversations with people actively using substances? And what other things should we know about besides Narcan and clean needles? Peer and recovery mentor Sean Mahoney (Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon) has been having these conversations for years and is excited to share his experience navigating these difficult conversations with safety, compassion and love. Mahoney has also seen how this conversation has changed over the years due to Fentanyl, COVID and the emerging mental health crisis. Harm reduction for opioids and heroin for sure but also for meth, alcohol, benzos and beyond will be covered in this course as will the techniques and approaches to have a trauma informed conversation to let the people we serve know that their lives matter. 

 

Date and Time: 
December 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Location: 
Virtual
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
PAX Chat: 1pm

PAX Chat: 1pm

PAX Chats offer an opportunity for ANYONE trained in PAX seeking assistance/guidance in implementing, sustaining, or expanding PAX in the classroom or school-wide. This is your chance to ask a PAX question, discuss resources, or share ideas. Pre-registration is not required. Click "Event registration website" below to access the Zoom meeting. 

Date and Time: 
December 14, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
PAX Chat: 4pm

PAX Chat: 4pm

PAX Chats offer an opportunity for ANYONE trained in PAX seeking assistance/guidance in implementing, sustaining, or expanding PAX in the classroom or school-wide. This is your chance to ask a PAX question, discuss resources, or share ideas. Pre-registration is not required. Click "Event registration website" below to access the Zoom meeting. 

Date and Time: 
December 14, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
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Minerva 2.0 Technical Assistance Call

Minerva 2.0 Technical Assistance Call

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.​ These online calls are intended for CBOs, CPWIs, and projects.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

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Meeting ID: 222 006 377 802
Passcode: cRjggQ

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+1 564-999-2000,,156987115#   United States, Olympia

(833) 322-1218,,156987115#   United States (Toll-free)

Phone Conference ID: 156 987 115#

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Date and Time: 
December 21, 2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Virtual
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Care and share for prevention, treatment, and recovery

Care and share for prevention, treatment, and recovery

This is an expanded version of the popular TOR Care & Share sessions that began in early 2020, now open to all prevention, treatment, and recovery professionals working with Native populations. This session is a guided discussion for participants to share their expertise, unique tribal and community practices, and offer peer-to-peer support for others serving Native people and tribal communities. Discussion topics are determined by registration responses.

This session is held on the third Wednesday of every month. 

Date and Time: 
December 21, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Virtual
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
 
 
 
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