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Overdose prevention, harm reduction, & treatment

Overdose prevention, harm reduction, & treatment

Join the Washington Poison Center as we discuss overdose. Through presentations from our own staff and from external experts, we’ll explore unintentional and intentional factors that can lead to overdose, how to respond to different overdose situations, how to prevent and reduce harm from overdose, and how to access resources and treatment in the state of Washington. Our goal is to open dialogue, de-stigmatize, and ensure everyone is aware of the help available in our communities.

All sessions are free to attend. Sessions will take place on Zoom or on social media. See below for more details and to register.

MONDAY, AUGUST 23


What is ‘Overdose’? A Poison Center Perspective
10:30am on Facebook and YouTube
Join us as we kick off the series! In this session, we’ll lay the groundwork for the rest of the series, providing you with an overview of how we define “overdose” at the Washington Poison Center. We’ll cover the primary reasons for overdose, how we see reasons differ between age groups, and how these reasons have changed (or not) over the years.
Speakers: Scott Phillips, MD FACP FACMT FAACT & Gordon Morrow, PharmD, CSPI

How to Think and Talk about Substance Use Disorders
1:00 – 2:00pm on Zoom – registration required here
Understand how stigma about Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) can influence patient engagement, assessment and treatment. Learn about the different theories on the etiology of SUDs to gain a broader understanding of this illness.
Speaker: Ron Jackson, MSW, LICSW

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24


Safe Medicine Storage & Disposal
11:00am on Facebook and YouTube
Learn about the importance of safe medicine storage and disposal to help keep kids and teens safe from medicine misuse, unintentional poisoning, and suicide.
Speaker: Isabell Sakamoto, MS, CHES®

Toxico-Economics
1:30 – 2:30pm on Zoom – registration required here
In the world of substance use, illicit drugs and medications are tied closely to the flow of money.  This presentation will look at the cost of street medications, and the flow of money in relation to substance use and drug trafficking.
Speaker: Scott Phillips, MD FACP FACMT FAACT

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25


Opioids & Stimulants in Washington State
10:00 – 11:00am on Zoom – registration required here
Opioid and stimulant overdose deaths are increasing in WA State. Learn more about recent trends, why people use these drugs, and what communities can do to respond.
Speaker: Alison Newman, MPH

Take-home Naloxone for Opiate Overdose
12:30pm on Facebook and YouTube
Audience members will learn how to:
– Recognize an opioid overdose
– Understand what Naloxone is and how it works
– Respond to opioid overdose and administer Naloxone
– Get a take-home Naloxone kit in WA state
Speaker: Wenye Dang, PharmD

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26


Opioids & Opiates: A Discussion of WA Poison Center Trends & Perspectives
2:15 – 3:45pm on Zoom – registration required here
Discussion around opioids and opiates frequently focuses on substance use disorders, overdose deaths, and illicit markets. There is much more to the picture with these substances, however. At the Washington Poison Center, we help patients with opioid exposures related to substance use, intentional overdoses, medication errors, pediatric accidents, and more. Join us as we explore the basics of opioids and opiates with one of our call center pharmacists. We will cover the opioids we frequently hear about + common reasons for calling us, what we are most concerned about, and our top tips for preventing and reducing harm from opioid use.
Speakers: Jared O'Connor, MPH, MS & Kelly White, PharmD, CSPI

MONDAY, AUGUST 30


Trends in Adolescent Exposures: Intentional Use, Misuse, & Overdose
12:00pm on Facebook and YouTube
The Washington Poison Center has tracked adolescent intentional exposures for over a decade. Throughout the years, we’ve seen increases in several concerning areas, such as with intentional self-harm & substance use. Now, a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, there are additional concerns about the pandemic’s impacts on adolescent mental health. Join the poison center for a discussion of these trends, the facts behind adolescent substance use, and key strategies to prevent and reduce harm among the youth in your lives.
Speakers: Stephanie Garland, PharmD, CSPI & Trent Eason, PharmD, CSPI

An Exploration of Withdrawal
2:30 – 4:00pm on Zoom – registration required here
What happens when a drug is stopped? Explore withdrawal syndromes, withdrawal timelines and severity, withdrawal treatment options, and the complex relationship between antidotes and withdrawal.
Speakers: Marlo Murray, PharmD, CSPI & Paul Cole, PharmD, CSPI

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31


Opioids and Drug User Health & Safety
9:30-10:30am on Facebook and YouTube
Join the Hepatitis Education Project (HEP) and the Washington Department of Health’s Drug User Health Program (DOH) for a livestream on overdose prevention and harm reduction.

HEP will provide:
– An overview of their Syringe Service Program and how they engage their clients and communities in overdose prevention, naloxone distribution, and medical care
– Brief demonstrations on how to use nasal and injectable naloxone

DOH will discuss:
– Fentanyl 101
– The laws and regulations in Washington around naloxone and overdose response, including the Statewide Standing Order to Dispense Naloxone and the state’s Good Samaritan Overdose Law
– Information about DOH’s Naloxone Distribution Program and how organizations can apply to become a distribution partner
Speakers: Mitch Mitchell, Kimberly Taber, & Sean Hemmerle

Dependence, Opioid User Disorder, & Medications for OUD
11:00am – 12:30pm on Zoom – registration required here
This session will cover how opioids work in the brain and how the body develops dependence. We’ll discuss the characteristics of opioid use disorder, and the ins and outs of medications used for opioid use disorder.
Speaker: Nicole Rodin, PharmD, MBA

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1


Accidental Overdose in Older Adults
11:00am – 12:00pm on Zoom – registration required here
Older adults face unique challenges when it comes to medications, and those challenges increase as medication lists grow. Overdose, specifically accidental overdose, is a particularly concerning issue for our ageing population. This session will discuss medication challenges we face as we age, ways to prevent or reduce the risk of accidental overdose in older adults, and strategies to reduce harm if overdose occurs.
Speaker: Abby Winter, PharmD, MPA, BCACP


Suicide & Self-Harm in Adolescents: A Discussion with Emergency Services
1:00 – 2:00pm on Zoom – registration required here
Join a Washington Poison Center call center pharmacist and a mental health therapist at Seattle Children’s Hospital for a discussion and Q&A on adolescent intentional self-harm and suspected suicide.  Learn what happens when poison center and Emergency Department services are utilized for an adolescent intentional case. Explore common cases and the trends these emergency healthcare providers are witnessing, including recent impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speakers: Kelly Kerby, MA, LMHC, SUDP & Curtis Elko, PharmD, CSPI

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2


Risk & Protective Factors for Substance Use
1:00 – 2:00pm on Zoom – registration required here
Speaker: Kevin Haggerty, MSW, PhD

Date and Time: 
August 23, 2021 (All day) to September 3, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Webinar
 
 
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Guiding Good Choices Virtual Facilitator Training

Guiding Good Choices Virtual Facilitator Training

WSU Extension is offering Virtual Facilitator Training for Guiding Good Choices.  The training is one-week long and attendees MUST be able to attend all days of training.  The first four days of the training have a mid-day break and attendees are expected to return promptly for the afternoon sessions.

Days and times of training:

  • Monday, August 30th from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm
  • Tuesday, August 31st from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm
  • Wednesday, Septeber 1st from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm
  • Thursday, September 2nd from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm
  • Friday, September 3rd from 9am-12pm

The training is open to the first 16 people who pre-register (link below).  Your pre-registration is not confirmed until you recieve a confirmation email from zoom.

Attendees MUST purchase material prior to the training.  Please visit the University of Washington's GGC CoMotion Website: https://els2.comotion.uw.edu/product/guiding-good-choices-ggc.  You will need to purchase a Membership Subscription (either 1 year or 3 years) AND the GGC Workshop Leader Guide License (under downloads on the website).  If you are not able to purchase the material, please register for a later training.

If you have any questions, please email the trainer, Kayla Wells-Yoakum, at kayla.wells@wsu.edu.

Date and Time: 
August 30, 2021 (All day) to September 3, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual Training- it's at your own computer
 
 
 
 
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Webinar: Treating tobacco dependence in corrections settings

Webinar: Treating tobacco dependence in corrections settings

Tobacco is the psychoactive substance most widely used by prisoners. Whereas a remarkable decline in smoking prevalence rates has been observed in the general population where tobacco control policies are being implemented, no comparable changes have occurred in prisons over the last decades. This creates a need for effective interventions to reduce health risks to both detainees and staff. This webinar will discuss health education and tobacco cessation in the criminal justice system.

This webinar is ideal for behavioral health professionals, tobacco use dependence treatment (TUDT) professionals, tobacco intervention specialists, or any public health professional who is interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills.

Date and Time: 
September 9, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 
 
 
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Webinar: Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

Webinar: Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

As substance misuse prevention professionals, 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.

Next Event: September 13-242021

Audience: Prevention practitioners working at the state level or in communities

Course Length: 6 hours

This course is NOT meant to be completed in one day. Assignments are due to be posted by MondayWednesday, and Friday the first week and Wednesday and Friday the second week.  

The course is open 24/7 and there is no specific time of day that you need to be on the course. You can post your answers at any time, we just ask that you try to keep to the schedule.

 

Certification: 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.  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.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Define ethics and related terms
  • Apply the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics to their work in prevention
  • Use a four-step decision-making process to resolve ethical dilemmas

Course Modules

  • Module 1: Welcome to Ethics in Prevention explores the differences between values, principles, and ethics; what to do when values compete or conflict; describes two types of unethical behavior, and introduces the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics.
  • Module 2: Prevention Code of Ethics examines, in detail, each of the six principles: Non-Discrimination; Competence, Integrity, Nature of Services, Confidentiality, and Ethical Obligations for Community and Society
  • Module 3: Decision-making Process presents an objective process for making ethical decisions and actions in challenging situations, particularly when there is no single best response, there is a recognized difference of opinion, or people don’t feel good about the circumstances or the possible resolution.

Each module contains practical information and interactive exercises designed to help you apply course content to your work. This course also contains numerous resources—including summaries, tools, and links to external sites—to supplement the online course experience.

Date and Time: 
September 13, 2021 (All day) to September 24, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Webinar
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2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) DAY 1/6

2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) DAY 1/6

A 6-part remote training for community and coalition leaders/organizers and substance abuse and violence prevention practitioners.
 
Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) is excited to announce its second offering for 2021 of "The Art and Science of Community Organizing Training" series. Participants will form Learning Coalitions with other Washington State community wellness promotion professionals to explore cross-cutting themes (critical self-awareness; cultural humility and equity literacy; leading change; and promoting sustainability) as a strategy to strengthen their knowledge and skills for community engagement, organizing and mobilization. 
 
A team of seasoned prevention practitioners work with participants to unpack 6 Tool Boxes (1) Community Outreach and Engagement; 2) Coalition Building; 3) Group Facilitation; 4) Working with Volunteers; 5) Strategic Planning; and 6) Joint Problem Solving. 
 
The Fall 2021 ASCOT offering is spread out across six (6) weeks.
• Week One: Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
• Week Two: Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
• Week Three, Four, Five: no formal sessions; only Learning Coalition Check-Ins.
• Week Six: Monday, October 18 and Tuesday, October 19 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
 
Priority will be given to practitioners who are available and committed to attending all six of the scheduled sessions and participating as an active member of their assigned Learning Coalition. The course has been approved by the Washington State Substance Abuse Prevention Certification Board, which allows participants who fully complete the course to earn 32-credit hours. Tuition for the training series is $800. Registration for 9/13/2021 will automatically locks in registration for the entire series.
 
The team of facilitators include: Carol Owens, Linda Thompson, Liz Wilhelm, Michele Rastovich, Priscilla Lisicich, Ramona Leber, Wanda Rochelle, Ginlin Woo.
Date and Time: 
September 13, 2021 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Location: 
Online
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
 
2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES - Day 2/6

2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES - Day 2/6

A 6-part remote training for community and coalition leaders/organizers and substance abuse and violence prevention practitioners.
 
Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) is excited to announce its second offering for 2021 of "The Art and Science of Community Organizing Training" series. Participants will form Learning Coalitions with other Washington State community wellness promotion professionals to explore cross-cutting themes (critical self-awareness; cultural humility and equity literacy; leading change; and promoting sustainability) as a strategy to strengthen their knowledge and skills for community engagement, organizing and mobilization. 
 
A team of seasoned prevention practitioners work with participants to unpack 6 Tool Boxes (1) Community Outreach and Engagement; 2) Coalition Building; 3) Group Facilitation; 4) Working with Volunteers; 5) Strategic Planning; and 6) Joint Problem Solving. 
 
The Fall 2021 ASCOT offering is spread out across six (6) weeks.
• Week One: Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
• Week Two: Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
• Week Three, Four, Five: no formal sessions; only Learning Coalition Check-Ins.
• Week Six: Monday, October 18 and Tuesday, October 19 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
 
Priority will be given to practitioners who are available and committed to attending all six of the scheduled sessions and participating as an active member of their assigned Learning Coalition. The course has been approved by the Washington State Substance Abuse Prevention Certification Board, which allows participants who fully complete the course to earn 32-credit hours. Tuition for the training series is $800. Registration for 9/13/2021 will automatically locks in registration for the entire series.
 
The team of facilitators include: Carol Owens, Linda Thompson, Liz Wilhelm, Michele Rastovich, Priscilla Lisicich, Ramona Leber, Wanda Rochelle, Ginlin Woo.
Date and Time: 
September 14, 2021 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Location: 
Online
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
 
Webinar: Trauma-Informed Approaches in Prevention

Webinar: Trauma-Informed Approaches in Prevention

As prevention providers address trauma in their communities (COVID-19, wildfires, racial inequity and systemic racism, civil and political unrest, etc), there is a need for resources and conversation around trauma-informed approaches for substance-use disorder prevention, mental health promotion and suicide prevention.

Join us for a structured, interactive webinar where providers can connect, share experiences, and learn from one anotherPrevention providers will learn how to address community needs from a trauma informed approach. This is an important consideration with the behavioral health impacts from the circumstances and events of 2020-2021.

For additional resources on using trauma-informed approaches in prevention, visit: www.theathenaforum.org/TIresources

To register, click here: https://zoom.us/j/95280622073

Date and Time: 
September 14, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Category: 
None
Location: 
Webinar
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
 
Webinar: Addressing the intersection of substance use and suicide: Strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatment

Webinar: Addressing the intersection of substance use and suicide: Strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatment

Description:

Deaths by overdose and suicide continue to increase despite state and national efforts.  Individuals with substance use disorders are at increased risk for suicide.  Efforts to jointly address substance use and suicide are warranted.  This webinar describes suicide risk among those who misuse substances and details multiple strategies for joint prevention, intervention, and treatment in the community and in various service settings.

 
Learning Objectives:

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will:

Describe how substance use and suicide are related;
List ways in which communities can implement prevention strategies targeting substance misuse and suicide;
Explain a method of jointly addressing substance misuse and suicide risk in general health care settings; and
Describe how substance use disorder treatment providers may identify and intervene with patients at increased risk of suicide.

Date and Time: 
September 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Rural Network Orientation

Rural Network Orientation

Greetings from the Rural Network

Rural Network Orientation

Wednesday September 15

Online from 1-1:45 p.m. (approximately) 

Learn about the goals and purpose of the statewide Rural Network. Meet staff, connect with other new members, and find out what to expect, what projects we work on, and our network approach to this important equity and prevention work. 

 

What is the Rural Network? 

Funded by the Deparment of Health Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program, the Rural Network empowers coalitions/communities across Washington to implement prevention strategies and reduce youth marijuana use. We also exist to increase collaboration among often isolated, overworked, and under-served rural professionals. All our meetings are held virtually. 

 

Who can attend? 

The Rural Network actively seeks to engage small, rural communities across Washington. We hope to serve communities with less than 10,000 people that are at least one hour driving distance to the nearest urban center. However, we also are made up by people who live in urban-centers but serve rural communities, or anyone who self-identifies as rural regardless of where they are situated. 

 

How To Register 

Email preventcoalition@esd112.org to register and receive a meeting invitation to the Rural Network meetings, or the upcoming New Member Orientation.

Learn more at www.preventcoalition.org/rural. 

Date and Time: 
September 15, 2021 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Online
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
 
MInerva TA for Tribes and Tribal Partners

MInerva TA for Tribes and Tribal Partners

This Minerva TA Call is specfically for Minerva End-Users who work with Tribes and Tribal Partners.

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.​

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 564-999-2000,,987907362#   United States, Olympia

Phone Conference ID: 987 907 362#

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Learn More | Meeting options

Date and Time: 
September 15, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
webinar
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
2021 Latino Behavioral Health Conference

2021 Latino Behavioral Health Conference

ENVISIONING LATINO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EQUITY IN THE NEXT DECADE

The purpose of the 2021 National Latino Behavioral Health Conference is to highlight the latest and most relevant data around Prevention, Treatment, Recovery, Policy, and Research focusing on the Hispanic and Latino communities. 

Date and Time: 
September 16, 2021 (All day) to September 17, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
 
Mentoring- Java with James - Back to School Resources for COVID19

Mentoring- Java with James - Back to School Resources for COVID19

Please join the ongoing series of 'Java with James', September 16th at 11:30 AM PST to discuss, Back to School Resources for COVID19.

During this session MENTOR WA will cover: Mental Health, Attendance, School Support Systems, and Vaccine Mandates. Information can be used to support youth as they transition back into classrooms and uncertain situations.

 

Date: September 16th, 11:30AM - 12:30PM PST

Topic: Back to School Resources for COVID19

Speaker: James Miles & Guest Speaker

Register: www.tinyurl.com/JavawithJames9

 

Date and Time: 
September 16, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Virtual Webinar
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online)

Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online)

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
September 28th 2pm-3pm

 

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 564-999-2000,,254691668#   United States, Olympia

Phone Conference ID: 254 691 668#

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Learn More | Meeting options

Date and Time: 
September 16, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
virtual
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Webinar: Connecting prevention specialists to Native Communities

Webinar: Connecting prevention specialists to Native Communities

The National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC, in collaboration with SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center, is holding virtual trainings for prevention specialists to support our Native communities. These monthly trainings will cover topics such as crisis response, creating safe spaces to heal, sexual assault awareness, youth engagement, food sovereignty, etc. We will be sharing resources, and encourage peer support among participants.

We hope these trainings will be supportive and helpful, and that we can help connect you with the resources you need. Please feel free to reach out to Cindy Sagoe in advance to let her know if there are any topics you would be interested in learning about. We hope each and every one of you are staying safe and we look forward to connecting with you soon!

Date and Time: 
September 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
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Webinar: Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

Webinar: Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

As substance misuse prevention professionals, 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.

Next Event: September 13-242021

Audience: Prevention practitioners working at the state level or in communities

Course Length: 6 hours

This course is NOT meant to be completed in one day. Assignments are due to be posted by MondayWednesday, and Friday the first week and Wednesday and Friday the second week.  

The course is open 24/7 and there is no specific time of day that you need to be on the course. You can post your answers at any time, we just ask that you try to keep to the schedule.

 

Certification: 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.  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.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Define ethics and related terms
  • Apply the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics to their work in prevention
  • Use a four-step decision-making process to resolve ethical dilemmas

Course Modules

  • Module 1: Welcome to Ethics in Prevention explores the differences between values, principles, and ethics; what to do when values compete or conflict; describes two types of unethical behavior, and introduces the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics.
  • Module 2: Prevention Code of Ethics examines, in detail, each of the six principles: Non-Discrimination; Competence, Integrity, Nature of Services, Confidentiality, and Ethical Obligations for Community and Society
  • Module 3: Decision-making Process presents an objective process for making ethical decisions and actions in challenging situations, particularly when there is no single best response, there is a recognized difference of opinion, or people don’t feel good about the circumstances or the possible resolution.

Each module contains practical information and interactive exercises designed to help you apply course content to your work. This course also contains numerous resources—including summaries, tools, and links to external sites—to supplement the online course experience.

Date and Time: 
September 13, 2021 (All day) to September 24, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Webinar
 
 
 
Webinar: Social norms 3-part series: Applying the Science of the Positive in strategic communication

Webinar: Social norms 3-part series: Applying the Science of the Positive in strategic communication

This webinar will help prevention practitioners improve communications around substance misuse prevention in their communities with the Science of the Positive, a framework that promotes protective factors, increases healthy norms, and positively transforms community cultures. This webinar will provide attendees with new communication skills that can be used immediately to harness positivity and hope in their work and messaging.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Design communications using the Science of the Positive Cycle of Transformation
  2. Demonstrate integrating hope and concern into strategic communications
  3. Develop the Seven Core Principles as a new way of framing community action
Date and Time: 
September 20, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
 
2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES - Day 4/6

2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES - Day 4/6

A 6-part remote training for community and coalition leaders/organizers and substance abuse and violence prevention practitioners.
 
Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) is excited to announce its second offering for 2021 of "The Art and Science of Community Organizing Training" series. Participants will form Learning Coalitions with other Washington State community wellness promotion professionals to explore cross-cutting themes (critical self-awareness; cultural humility and equity literacy; leading change; and promoting sustainability) as a strategy to strengthen their knowledge and skills for community engagement, organizing and mobilization. 
 
A team of seasoned prevention practitioners work with participants to unpack 6 Tool Boxes (1) Community Outreach and Engagement; 2) Coalition Building; 3) Group Facilitation; 4) Working with Volunteers; 5) Strategic Planning; and 6) Joint Problem Solving. 
 
The Fall 2021 ASCOT offering is spread out across six (6) weeks.
• Week One: Monday, September 13 and Tuesday, September 14 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
• Week Two: Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
• Week Three, Four, Five: no formal sessions; only Learning Coalition Check-Ins.
• Week Six: Monday, October 18 and Tuesday, October 19 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, daily.
 
Priority will be given to practitioners who are available and committed to attending all six of the scheduled sessions and participating as an active member of their assigned Learning Coalition. The course has been approved by the Washington State Substance Abuse Prevention Certification Board, which allows participants who fully complete the course to earn 32-credit hours. Tuition for the training series is $800. Registration for 9/13/2021 will automatically locks in registration for the entire series.
 
The team of facilitators include: Carol Owens, Linda Thompson, Liz Wilhelm, Michele Rastovich, Priscilla Lisicich, Ramona Leber, Wanda Rochelle, Ginlin Woo.
Date and Time: 
September 21, 2021 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Location: 
Online
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
 
Webinar: DH & DBHR Starts With One Materials Presentation

Webinar: DH & DBHR Starts With One Materials Presentation

National Drug Take Back Day event materials available

Are you planning on hosting a National Drug Take Back Day event on October 23rd? Updated promotional materials are now available for you to use!

Please join our media partner, DH, in reviewing some updated and possibly new material(s) that we have for Drug Take back event planning and promotion! These materials include customizable posters, rack cards, post card mailers, print ads, social media content and graphics and more - along with a promotional timeline as a guide to help you raise awareness of your event in your community. There are also materials in Spanish available.You can also use this time to ask any questions about the resources or maybe share some ideas of how you and your community plan to host drug take back.

Join us for a webinar to review the materials on September 21st at 10:00am. 

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Date and Time: 
September 21, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Integrating suicide prevention into the SBIRT model

Webinar: Integrating suicide prevention into the SBIRT model

Description: This summer - in the wake of two celebrity suicides and the release of the CDC report highlighting an alarming rise in the US suicide rate - the public's attention was drawn to the significant public health problem of suicide. Because alcohol and drug use greatly increases suicide risk, it is critical to integrate suicide prevention into substance use early intervention and treatment. This webinar describes suicide as a public health problem and explains how suicide screening and intervention can be integrated into the SBIRT model.

Presented by: Brett Harris, DrPH, is the Director of Public Health Initiatives at the Suicide Prevention Office of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). In this role, Dr. Harris works with large health systems and community providers to integrate suicide safer care into multiple service settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health, emergency departments, substance use disorder treatment, and primary care. Dr. Harris is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Albany School of Public Health where she is designing a course in suicide prevention and collaborating on alcohol and drug prevention and early intervention projects. Prior to joining OMH and the University at Albany, Dr. Harris developed, implemented, and evaluated alcohol and drug Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) projects with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Dr. Harris received her Doctor and Master of Public Health from the University at Albany and her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

More information about this webinar: https://sbirt.webs.com/suicide-sbirt

More SBIRT Webinars: https://sbirt.webs.com/webinars This webinar is sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Date and Time: 
September 21, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: Youth prevention conference: Building healthy futures and bright tomorrows

Webinar: Youth prevention conference: Building healthy futures and bright tomorrows

We can build healthy futures and bright tomorrows for our youth, and we can use science and best practices to cultivate a protective environment for kids that’s also rich in opportunity.

Help us foster a culture of prevention. We invite you to engage with leading experts in a meaningful conversation about how to develop and expand the systems that nurture youth health, strengthen families, and bolster school and community well-being.

Sign up today, and start building a bright tomorrow.

Date and Time: 
September 22, 2021 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: Education vs. lobbying

Webinar: Education vs. lobbying

This webinar will address the differences between education and lobbying, where the line is between them and how to achieve your policy goals with and without direct lobbying.

Date and Time: 
September 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training for state opioid response (SOR) projects - Part 2

Webinar: Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training for state opioid response (SOR) projects - Part 2

The Opioid Response Network, in partnership with the Washington State Health Care Authority, invites you to join us online for our second session: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training for State Opioid Response (SOR) Projects.

The purpose of this training is to provide you with an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues. We will recap session 1 and then focus on anti-racist strategies at the individual, leadership, and organizational level. This training is an opportunity to bring our diverse experiences together to sharpen our skills to create more welcoming and inclusive places of business for our staff and clients, as well as look at racial equity strategies that can support an ongoing commitment to DEI efforts.

In this training, we will focus on:

  • Recapping the key points of session 1 and highlighting the impact of DEI issues on health care access, experiences, and outcomes and the implications for opioid and substance use disorder
  • Identifying strategies at the individual, leadership and organizational level that can support and enhance DEI in the workplace and our communities.

 

Date and Time: 
September 23, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
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CADCA Bootcamp

CADCA Bootcamp

CPWI Coalition strategy workshops focused on coalition development, strategic planning, training and technical assistance, provided by CADCA, and facilitated by master trainer Dave Shavel. Sessions will be from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with a break for lunch.

See registration link below and in flyer.

Date and Time: 
September 27, 2021 (All day) to September 30, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Online
 
 
 
 
2021 National public health & youth prevention marijuana summit

2021 National public health & youth prevention marijuana summit

The National Public Health & Youth Prevention - Marijuana Summit brings policy makers, public health professionals, prevention specialists, youth prevention specialists, tobacco control professionals, partners, and advocates together to discuss the new and changing legal retail and medical marijuana landscape in our communities. The summit focus is policy, system and environmental change at the local and state levels. We have also added another emphasis on youth prevention to the 2021 program!

National and local experts will lead discussions for those who currently have legalized retail and medical marijuana and for those who want to be prepared for when it comes.

Who should consider coming to the 2021 summit? 

  • local/state policy makers
  • local/state public health professionals
  • Youth prevention professionals
  • Prevention professionals
  • tobacco prevention professionals
  • state/local health communications professionals
  • state/local/academic public health surveillance professionals
  • public health/tobacco program partners
  • child and maternal health advocates
  • public health advocates
  • social justice advocates
  • Those interested in getting it right from the start

 

Date and Time: 
September 28, 2021 (All day) to September 29, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Webinar
 
 
Mentoring Youth Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

Mentoring Youth Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

While we are still learning about the wide and deep impacts of the pandemic, increased isolation, and major changes in how we all operate in school, at home, and in community; we know that the opioid crisis continues to affect youth and their families across the country.

In addition, substance use, misuse, and addiction of any kind are specific experiences that affect many of the young people we work with. In this webinar, we'll look at the ways in which substance use is often a trauma response for young people; as well as trauma producing when it's a challenge for youths' families and loved ones.

The webinar will start with a presentation by Elizabeth Joy, MBA, MSW, LISW-S, LCDCIII, BCC; and a moderated panel discussion with two organizations integrating understanding of this issue into their mentoring models: Brian Maus from Eluna and Gene Bowen from Road Recovery. 

Event Type:Webinar
Event Option(s):Live, Online
Sponsor(s) / Host(s): Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice; National Mentoring Resource Center; MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
 

 

Date and Time: 
September 28, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Event
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Virtual Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: Moving from Trauma-Informed to Healing-Centered Care in Tribal Communities

Webinar: Moving from Trauma-Informed to Healing-Centered Care in Tribal Communities

Webinar: Moving from Trauma-Informed to Healing-Centered Care in Tribal Communities

Speaker: Gary Ferguson, ND

Dr. Gary Ferguson is the Director of Outreach & Engagement at the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health at WSU. Formally trained as a Naturopathic Physician, he is passionate about promoting healthy communities using a population health approach. His past positions include providing clinical services to his home region at Eastern Aleutian Tribes.

Description: Many of us are familiar with trauma-informed approaches and strive to have systems of care that reflect this understanding. The next evolution in trauma-informed care is to create a more approach that is healing-centered; incorporating culture, spirituality, and a focus on well-being.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the concept of Trauma-Informed and the principles underlying this best practice.
  2. Expand understanding of moving beyond trauma-informed to being trauma-responsive using the concepts of cultural humility.
  3. Experience examples of care coordination that involves seeing through a trauma-informed and healing-centered lens.

Date: Tuesday September 28th, 2021 from 12:00 PM PT – 1:00 PM PT

Registration: https://wsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N8d9EXNZRqWutsP-S-dhdw

Certification: Providence Health Care designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity meets the criteria for up to 1 hour of Category I CME credit to satisfy the re-licensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the Washington State Medical Association through the joint providership of
Providence Health Care and Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Providence Health Care is accredited by the WSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Center for Rural Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under award number H79TI082557. The content of this presentation is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of SAMHSA.

Learn more about the Center for Rural Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery at www.croptr.org!

Date and Time: 
September 28, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online)

Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online)

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
September 28th 2pm-3pm

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Date and Time: 
September 28, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Webinar: Through rose-colored glasses: When cultural competency isn't enough

Webinar: Through rose-colored glasses: When cultural competency isn't enough

The story we hold as true impacts the way we interact in the world. In an increasingly diverse American landscape, counselors are challenged to understand the needs of clients often without having a foundation of cultural humility necessary to create alliances and build trust. This workshop will prompt participants to explore their own stories and the underlying biases that unintentionally hinder both personal and professional relationships. Workshop participants will begin to examine subtle generalizations about race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and other differences, including addiction identification and weight biases. Together, we will learn to appreciate our personal stories and model self-reflection for clients who are just beginning to understand their own.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to define cultural competence and cultural humility and contrast the two models.
  • Participants will be able to identify five characteristics or beliefs that shape their personal identity.
  • Participants will be able to describe the relationship between cultural humility and therapeutic alliances in the counseling dynamic.
Date and Time: 
September 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
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