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Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action

Take Down Tobacco: National Day of Action

Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action is a project of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.  During this day, "...youth advocates and their communities come together to stand up to Big Tobacco, expose the tricks this industry uses to lure kids into addiction, and call for change."

Youth can get involved 3 ways:

  • Host an event.

  • Share on social.

  • Write your Legislator.

For more information, visit the Take Down Tobacco site at:  https://www.takedowntobacco.org/day-of-action.

Date and Time: 
April 1, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Varies
 
 
Writing to heal (Wednesday series, 4/5)

Writing to heal (Wednesday series, 4/5)

Join the National American Indian and Alaska Native Childhood Trauma TSA Center in learning from native author, artist, and speaker Tanaya Winder!

Indigenous people have undergone much historical, ancestral, and personal trauma. At times it can be difficult to process these traumas or soul wounds, but one way to cope and help make sense of these events is through presence and mindfulness. A grounded mindset can be accessed through asking powerful questions and exploring new perspectives through reflective and expressive writing. Learning how to render your emotions on the page is a form of “heartspeak.” Heartspeak can be one of the most helpful skills because it is a means of processing joys, hurts, and everything in between.

This workshop offers writing prompts to help you tap into parts of your journey that you want to reexamine with compassion and kindness. You will also learn writing prompts and techniques that you can implement in your own talking/healing circles, workshops, or client sessions. Facilitation techniques and what it means for you to create and maintain space to find light and a sense of belonging and acceptance in yourself and your communities will also be covered. The goal is to help you discover how writing can be used as a healing tool to develop a better understanding of the human condition regarding loving others and yourself.

Note: Writing to heal sessions are being offered every other week on Wednesdays and Fridays. The same material will be covered in both sessions each week. 

Wednesday sessions: 

  • 2/21, 2-3 p.m.
  • 3/6, 2-3 p.m.
  • 3/20, 2-3 p.m.
  • 4/3, 2-3 p.m.
  • 4/17, 2-3 p.m.
Date and Time: 
April 3, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
The power of a witness: Using narrative exposure therapy to support students' trauma recovery

The power of a witness: Using narrative exposure therapy to support students' trauma recovery

Workshop 3 of 6 in the "Trauma-informed, in school sessions" workshop series. View the series page for full details.

This workshop provides an exploration of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), an evidence-based approach tailored for adults or children, particularly refugees and immigrants, with multiple traumatic experiences. Kids Narrative Exposure Therapy (KIDNET) is a therapy designed for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, especially in conflict zones. KIDNET therapy focuses on reprocessing traumatic memories by contrasting the memories with the present feelings through narration. It focuses on helping them process their traumatic memories by creating a "lifeline" and uses techniques like storytelling, art, and role-play to aid in healing and recovery.

Led by Dr. Alejandra Acuña, this workshop guides us towards a comprehensive understanding of NET's principles and techniques, learning how to utilize storytelling to help students process and integrate traumatic memories resulting in reduced PTSD symptoms. Attendees will walk away equipped with practical strategies and insights to provide culturally responsive support to students, fostering resilience and facilitating healing within diverse educational settings (e.g., green lights, yellow lights, and red lights of NET implementation!).

Importantly, Dr. Acuña will share not only about the evidence based approach, but how the implementation of it in itself can and should be trauma-informed and culturally responsive so that students and their families experience their recovery through the trauma-informed principles of empowerment and collaboration.

 

Date and Time: 
April 3, 2024 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Deep dive into prevention ethics: Nature of services and the SPF

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Nature of services and the SPF

This series will address the need for ongoing prevention ethics training. In six interactive virtual sessions, participants will focus on taking a deep dive into the principles of the Code of Ethics for Prevention Specialists with special focus on how these principles apply when implementing the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). Each session will focus on a different principle. After a short presentation, participants will work together in small groups to look at how that principle can be applied by our prevention workforce while implementing the SPF.

This prevention ethics series is for substance misuse prevention practitioners that have already completed a Foundations in Prevention Ethics training. If you would like to attend this series but have not yet completed the prevention ethics foundation course, complete the free, self-paced, online prevention ethics course on HealtheKnowledge before attending this ethics series.

In order to receive a certificate of attendance for this training, participants are required to actively participate and be on camera. Participants will be allowed into trainings up to 10 minutes after the start of the session. After that time, no new attendees will be accepted into the session because the group will have moved into breakout rooms.

Schedule:

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Non-discrimination and the SPF
Thursday, January 4, 2024, 7:30-9 a.m. 

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Competency and the SPF
Thursday, February 1, 2024, 7:30-9 a.m.

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Integrity and the SPF
Thursday, March 7, 2024, 7:30-9 a.m.

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Nature of services and the SPF
Thursday, April 4, 2024, 7:30-9 a.m. 

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Confidentiality and the SPF
Thursday, May 2, 7:30-9 a.m.

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Ethical obligations and the SPF
Thursday, June 6, 7:30-9 a.m. 

Date and Time: 
April 4, 2024 - 7:30am to 9:00am
Location: 
Virtual
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
 
Brainstorming the future: Using generative AI in your substance misuse prevention work

Brainstorming the future: Using generative AI in your substance misuse prevention work

Dive into the world of generative artificial intelligence (AI) with an engaging 90-minute webinar that demystifies Large Language Models (LLMs) and their practical applications. This webinar will offer a blend of theory and hands-on activities, including article summarization and brainstorming AI-driven intervention strategies for substance misuse prevention scenarios.

Date and Time: 
April 5, 2024 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Location: 
Virtual
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Writing to heal (Friday series, 4/5)

Writing to heal (Friday series, 4/5)

Join the National American Indian and Alaska Native Childhood Trauma TSA Center in learning from native author, artist, and speaker Tanaya Winder!

Indigenous people have undergone much historical, ancestral, and personal trauma. At times it can be difficult to process these traumas or soul wounds, but one way to cope and help make sense of these events is through presence and mindfulness. A grounded mindset can be accessed through asking powerful questions and exploring new perspectives through reflective and expressive writing. Learning how to render your emotions on the page is a form of “heartspeak.” Heartspeak can be one of the most helpful skills because it is a means of processing joys, hurts, and everything in between.

This workshop offers writing prompts to help you tap into parts of your journey that you want to reexamine with compassion and kindness. You will also learn writing prompts and techniques that you can implement in your own talking/healing circles, workshops, or client sessions. Facilitation techniques and what it means for you to create and maintain space to find light and a sense of belonging and acceptance in yourself and your communities will also be covered. The goal is to help you discover how writing can be used as a healing tool to develop a better understanding of the human condition regarding loving others and yourself.

Note: Writing to heal sessions are being offered every other week on Wednesdays and Fridays. The same material will be covered in both sessions each week. 

Friday sessions: 

  • 2/23, 10-11 a.m. 
  • 3/8, 10-11 a.m. 
  • 3/22, 10-11 a.m. 
  • 4/5, 10-11 a.m. 
  • 4/19, 10-11 a.m. 
Date and Time: 
April 5, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Virtual
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
 
Drug Take Back Day and fentanyl education resources webinar

Drug Take Back Day and fentanyl education resources webinar

Prevention providers are invited to a webinar on Thursday, March 28, or Monday, April 1, to learn about Take Back Day medication disposal efforts and new fentanyl education resources.

Attend for information about: 

  • The safe disposal toolkit and how to share the materials in your community to promote National Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. These resources are part of Health Care Authority's (HCA) Starts with One prescription opioid misuse prevention campaign. 
  • HCA’s Friends for Life illicit fentanyl education campaign and resources to raise awareness about and prevent opioid overdose deaths. 

Mark your calendar to attend the webinar during one of the following times: 

  • Thursday, March 28, 2 to 3 p.m. Access the meeting via Zoom
  • Monday, April 1, 11 a.m. to noon. Access the meeting via Zoom

For more information, email Esther Brown.

Date and Time: 
April 1, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
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National Indian Child Welfare Association's 42nd Annual Protecting Our Children Conference

National Indian Child Welfare Association's 42nd Annual Protecting Our Children Conference

Each year, National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) hosts the largest national gathering on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) child advocacy issues. With over 1,600 attendees—and growing every year—this three-day conference has become the premiere national event addressing tribal child welfare and well-being. Keynote speakers range from federal officials at the highest level of government to youth with lived experience in child welfare systems.

New this year! For those who can’t make it to Seattle, we have a virtual option. All three of our amazing general sessions with over a dozen wonderful speakers will be broadcast virtually. If you can’t make it in person, consider being a virtual attendee.

NICWA provides meaningful programming to conference attendees, creating a space where participants can learn about the latest developments and best practices from experts in the field and from one another. Participants represent a cross-section of fields and interests including child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice service providers; legal professionals; students; advocates for children; and tribal, state, and federal leaders.

Conference theme - Together we stand: Preserving the spirit of ICWA

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978 powerfully proclaims “…that it is the policy of this Nation to protect the best interests of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian families… (25 U.S.C. § 1902).” The spirit of ICWA ensures our children grow up with strong cultural identities, rooted in the language and traditions of our ancestors, so that our tribal communities remain strong. For over forty years, tribal nations fought to uphold this declaration and constitutional protection of their children. This has never been more evident than the coalition building, including grassroots efforts, that occurred during the Haaland v. Brackeen case. We saw 502 tribal nations, 62 Native organizations, 23 states and D.C., 87 congresspersons, and 27 child welfare and adoption organizations declare in unity their support for ICWA. Standing in solidarity with one another is how we achieved success. With this decision on the record, Indian Country is emboldened in our work to ensure compliance with ICWA and strengthen its implementation. With ICWA’s solid legal foundation affirmed, now is the time to work together to lift up tribal best practices and increase tribal child welfare capacity. To strengthen ICWA implementation, we must put our sights on tribal and state relationships, state ICWA laws, state-tribal policies and agreements, increased funding for tribal services including culturally based services, and federal policy and data collection. NICWA’s 42nd Annual Protecting Our Children Conference features innovative workshops, presentations, and cultural activities that provide the expertise and experience to support this advocacy agenda and build worker capacity to continue the important work of providing cultural best practices for Native children and families. 

Date and Time: 
April 7, 2024 (All day) to April 10, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Seattle, WA
 
Strengthening Families Program 10-14 Facilitator Training

Strengthening Families Program 10-14 Facilitator Training

This training will be in-person and is for SFP 10-14 new facilitators who will be working in a team of three to deliver the evidence-based prevention program to families in their local communities.

The training will include:

  • an introduction to SFP 10-14,
  • review and practice of the 7-week program in a team setting,
  • review of the research and current updates,
  • discussion- and experiential-based engagement with the curriculum and participants,
  • readiness-primer to discuss implementation, logistics, technology, recruitment and retention, and
  • technical support for next steps.

Training Dates: April 11-13, 2024 (all three days required for certification)

Time: 8:30 am - 5 pm

Location: ESD 105 | Yakima, Washington

Trainers: AnaMaria Diaz Martinez (National Trainer) a.martinez@wsu.edu | Lizbet Maceda lizbet.maceda@esd105.org 

Training Cost: $0.0

Meals: On Your Own

Registration Closes: April 4, 2024

Registration: https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eFnxeRDjApnQhVk

For training and registration information or questions: AnaMaria Diaz Martinez a.martinez@wsu.edu. For ADA accommodations or site/location questions contact Lizbet Maceda lizbet.maceda@esd105.org

Date and Time: 
April 11, 2024 - 8:30am to April 13, 2024 - 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
ESD 105 - Yakima, Washington
 
 
Coalition Launch Training

Coalition Launch Training

This training is meant as a prep for the National Coalition Institute (NCI) Bootcamp and supports those who need essential training on how to form and launch a coalition. This monthly outreach engagement training does the following:

  • Supports emerging community groups/coalition personnel and grassroot leaders
  • Offers customized discussions for States and communities
  • Gives essential training on:
    • Organization structure
    • Board/community stakeholder recruitment and development
    • Workforce needs
    • Sustainability planning
    • And other foundational requirements needed to meet pre-DFC grant guidelines
Date and Time: 
April 8, 2024 - 6:30am to April 9, 2024 - 1:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
 
Minerva 2.0 technical support call

Minerva 2.0 technical support call

Join us for a Minerva 2.0 technical assistance/support call for Minerva 2.0 users (CPWI, CBO and project providers, and tribe and urban Indian organization partners).

Whether you have just started using the system, or are a seasoned user, this call is designed to support users through Minerva 2.0 functions, features, and answer any data entry-related questions. There is no registration, please join using the Microsoft Teams link below.

Questions will be answered in the order shared. If there are questions or topics you wish to have addressed during the call, consider sending you question(s) in advance to PrevMIS@hca.wa.gov, and include your prevention manager. Don't have a specific question? Feel free to join and listen.

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Date and Time: 
April 10, 2024 - 9:05am to 10:00am
Location: 
Virtual
9:05 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Leveraging systems change for substance misuse prevention, an enhanced prevention learning series

Leveraging systems change for substance misuse prevention, an enhanced prevention learning series

This 6-week series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore the role of systems change in substance misuse prevention. Participants will examine capacities shown to enable evidence-based interventions to achieve and sustain expected results and learn how to incorporate these into their work. Trainers will share examples from their own systems change experiences and will highlight how leveraging leadership, communications, funding, and data can help participants to achieve their prevention goals. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion.

every Wednesday, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2024

Date and Time: 
April 10, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 
Opioid use disorder in youth

Opioid use disorder in youth

This lecture will review current data on opioid use in youth. Treatment strategies including medication management, behavioral interventions, and harm reduction approaches will be discussed.

Date and Time: 
April 10, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Counseling with care: Trauma-informed school counseling practices

Counseling with care: Trauma-informed school counseling practices

Workshop 4 of 6 in the "Trauma-informed, in school sessions" workshop series. View the series page for full details.

Are you a school counselor, becoming a school counselor, or someone who teams/works with school counselors? Zeyda Garcia, founder of Healing Aguas Wellness Solutions and school counseling professor, joins our series to share how we can anchor and apply trauma-informed principles in school counseling practices, programs, and policies. In this workshop we will discuss a high-level overview of trauma, its impacts on students, and different strategies we can implement to support young people in counseling settings. 

Utilizing trauma informed school counseling practices, we can support young people in regulating their own nervous system and support them in accessing their education. Join us as we reflect on our unique school and personal practices, in order to enhance our trauma-informed support of students. 

Participants will walk away with practical tools they can use in sessions with students, families, and school-wide. Most importantly, and in Zeyda’s words, the workshop hopes to offer school counselors with “more creativity, courage and confidence in yourself as a counselor and a commitment to caring for yourself.”

 

Date and Time: 
April 10, 2024 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
 
SUD family navigator training, part 3/4

SUD family navigator training, part 3/4

Washington State Community Connectors (WSCC) and partners have developed training to educate families about substance use disorder (SUD) and related treatment options across the state. This training is for parents, family members, and caregivers who are interested in learning how to support their loved ones with SUD. Participants will learn about up-to-date information around SUD, addiction and its effects on the adolescent brain, skills for families navigating their relationship with someone with SUD, and systems navigation.

This training is grounded in research and information supported by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), including their training and technical assistance partners. A toolkit, including information and resources regarding SUD support and services specific to Washington State, will be provided as a reference guide for participants.

The training is a 16-hour course split into 4 days. Attendance is required for all 4 days. 

Please visit WSCC's website for more information. 

Date and Time: 
April 10, 2024 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
SAVE THE DATE: RI PREVCON 2024

SAVE THE DATE: RI PREVCON 2024

WHEN? April 11, 2024, 9:00-3:30 PM EST

WHERE? Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI

Questions: riprc@jsi.com

Provided by the RI Governor’s Council on Behavioral Health

Date and Time: 
April 11, 2024 - 7:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Address
7:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Prevention across the lifespan, webinar 1: Substance use prevention among young adults

Prevention across the lifespan, webinar 1: Substance use prevention among young adults

In our prevention efforts, we most often focus on children and youth. However, prevention is important across the entire lifespan.  In this 3-part series, participants will learn about substance use among young adults, mid-life adults, and older adults. Participants will also learn about preventive strategies that can be used with the adult population.

Each of the three 90-minute webinars will focus on a different age group. Participants can register for the entire series, or for single webinars. Each webinar will consist of a one-hour presentation, followed by a Q&A session. In Webinar 1, we will focus on young adults with Dr. Kilmer.

*This webinar is jointly brought to you by the Great Lakes PTTC and the Northwest PTTC.

Date and Time: 
April 11, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 
I don't know how to support youth living in a digital world

I don't know how to support youth living in a digital world

Join Mental Health America and Arizona State University for this one-hour webinar!

Being a parent and supporting your child’s mental health comes with challenges and complexities. In 2024, it can be even more confusing with the added layer of the digital world young people are growing up in. Technology is ever-present for youth, affecting their mental health. It comes with online comparison, loneliness, complex dynamics of body image and self-perception, and many other things. 

For parents, knowing what children are now struggling with in a digital world is hard, and being able to address it and provide support is essential. 

 

 

Date and Time: 
April 11, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
SUD family navigator training, part 4/4

SUD family navigator training, part 4/4

Washington State Community Connectors (WSCC) and partners have developed training to educate families about substance use disorder (SUD) and related treatment options across the state. This training is for parents, family members, and caregivers who are interested in learning how to support their loved ones with SUD. Participants will learn about up-to-date information around SUD, addiction and its effects on the adolescent brain, skills for families navigating their relationship with someone with SUD, and systems navigation.

This training is grounded in research and information supported by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), including their training and technical assistance partners. A toolkit, including information and resources regarding SUD support and services specific to Washington State, will be provided as a reference guide for participants.

The training is a 16-hour course split into 4 days. Attendance is required for all 4 days. 

Please visit WSCC's website for more information. 

Date and Time: 
April 11, 2024 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
LCB rulemaking workshop: Cannabis servings and transaction limits, packaging and labeling, and cannabis warning symbol (part 2/2)

LCB rulemaking workshop: Cannabis servings and transaction limits, packaging and labeling, and cannabis warning symbol (part 2/2)

As part of the Liquor and Cannabis Board’s (LCB) ongoing rulemaking to implement the legislation, the agency is holding a series of virtual rule workshops in March and April to discuss and gather feedback from interested parties on draft proposed rule language that is being considered.

Several sections of the rules (Chapter 314-55 WAC) require modifications to implement the legislation. Two sessions will be held covering the same topic/rule sections to provide an opportunity for those who are unable to attend one of the sessions an opportunity to engage and provide feedback. There is no need to attend both sessions.

The workshop schedule is provided below with the rule section(s) that will be discussed at the workshop sessions. Additional sessions covering the same topics/rule section may be necessary and the rulemaking workshop schedule is subject to change.

Workshop Series Schedule

Rule sections for discussion
WAC 314-55-010 (Definitions) and WAC 314-55-080 (Medical cannabis endorsements)

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 3-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28, 2024, 1-2 p.m.

Rule sections for discussion
WAC 314-55-095 (Cannabis servings and transaction limits), WAC 314-55-105 (Packaging and labeling), and WAC 314-55-106 (Cannabis warning symbol)

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 3-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12, 2024, 1:30-3 p.m.

Rule sections for discussion
WAC 314-55-102 (Quality assurance and quality control) and WAC 314-55-109 (Cannabinoid additives)

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m.

The draft rules for each rule section will be publicly disseminated approximately one week prior to the associated workshop session via a GovDelivery announcement. The session information with virtual links and draft rules will be posted on the LCB Cannabis Rulemaking Webpage.

The sessions will not be recorded, and although participants can mute/unmute and turn on/off video, the chat feature will not be available. Following the discussions, a recap of the feedback received will also be posted on the website. For those unable to attend the sessions, we encourage written comments on the topics for discussion.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement or to provide written comments, please email rules@lcb.wa.gov.

Date and Time: 
April 12, 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
 
 
SUD family navigator training, part 1/4

SUD family navigator training, part 1/4

Washington State Community Connectors (WSCC) and partners have developed training to educate families about substance use disorder (SUD) and related treatment options across the state. This training is for parents, family members, and caregivers who are interested in learning how to support their loved ones with SUD. Participants will learn about up-to-date information around SUD, addiction and its effects on the adolescent brain, skills for families navigating their relationship with someone with SUD, and systems navigation.

This training is grounded in research and information supported by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), including their training and technical assistance partners. A toolkit, including information and resources regarding SUD support and services specific to Washington State, will be provided as a reference guide for participants.

The training is a 16-hour course split into 4 days. Attendance is required for all 4 days. 

Please visit WSCC's website for more information. 

Date and Time: 
April 8, 2024 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
Accelerating the reach of youth mental health innovations through implementation science

Accelerating the reach of youth mental health innovations through implementation science

Studies have estimated that it takes approximately 17 years for research to inform practice. Implementation science is the systematic study of methods to improve the translation of research to practice. This training will go over implementation science theories, methods, and frameworks that anyone can use to guide an implementation effort. Practical examples in youth mental health implementation within school-settings will be used to highlight innovative ways people can use implementation science in their own work.

Date and Time: 
April 9, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Virtual
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
LCB rulemaking workshop: Cannabis servings and transaction limits, packaging and labeling, and cannabis warning symbol (part 1/2)

LCB rulemaking workshop: Cannabis servings and transaction limits, packaging and labeling, and cannabis warning symbol (part 1/2)

As part of the Liquor and Cannabis Board’s (LCB) ongoing rulemaking to implement the legislation, the agency is holding a series of virtual rule workshops in March and April to discuss and gather feedback from interested parties on draft proposed rule language that is being considered.

Several sections of the rules (Chapter 314-55 WAC) require modifications to implement the legislation. Two sessions will be held covering the same topic/rule sections to provide an opportunity for those who are unable to attend one of the sessions an opportunity to engage and provide feedback. There is no need to attend both sessions.

The workshop schedule is provided below with the rule section(s) that will be discussed at the workshop sessions. Additional sessions covering the same topics/rule section may be necessary and the rulemaking workshop schedule is subject to change.

Workshop Series Schedule

Rule sections for discussion
WAC 314-55-010 (Definitions) and WAC 314-55-080 (Medical cannabis endorsements)

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 3-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28, 2024, 1-2 p.m.

Rule sections for discussion
WAC 314-55-095 (Cannabis servings and transaction limits), WAC 314-55-105 (Packaging and labeling), and WAC 314-55-106 (Cannabis warning symbol)

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 3-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12, 2024, 1:30-3 p.m.

Rule sections for discussion
WAC 314-55-102 (Quality assurance and quality control) and WAC 314-55-109 (Cannabinoid additives)

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m.

The draft rules for each rule section will be publicly disseminated approximately one week prior to the associated workshop session via a GovDelivery announcement. The session information with virtual links and draft rules will be posted on the LCB Cannabis Rulemaking Webpage.

The sessions will not be recorded, and although participants can mute/unmute and turn on/off video, the chat feature will not be available. Following the discussions, a recap of the feedback received will also be posted on the website. For those unable to attend the sessions, we encourage written comments on the topics for discussion.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement or to provide written comments, please email rules@lcb.wa.gov.

Date and Time: 
April 9, 2024 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Virtual
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
 
SUD family navigator training, part 2/4

SUD family navigator training, part 2/4

Washington State Community Connectors (WSCC) and partners have developed training to educate families about substance use disorder (SUD) and related treatment options across the state. This training is for parents, family members, and caregivers who are interested in learning how to support their loved ones with SUD. Participants will learn about up-to-date information around SUD, addiction and its effects on the adolescent brain, skills for families navigating their relationship with someone with SUD, and systems navigation.

This training is grounded in research and information supported by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), including their training and technical assistance partners. A toolkit, including information and resources regarding SUD support and services specific to Washington State, will be provided as a reference guide for participants.

The training is a 16-hour course split into 4 days. Attendance is required for all 4 days. 

Please visit WSCC's website for more information. 

Date and Time: 
April 9, 2024 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
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SUD family navigator training

SUD family navigator training

Washington State Community Connectors (WSCC) and partners have developed training to educate families about substance use disorder (SUD) and related treatment options across the state. This training is for parents, family members, and caregivers who are interested in learning how to support their loved ones with SUD. Participants will learn about up-to-date information around SUD, addiction and its effects on the adolescent brain, skills for families navigating their relationship with someone with SUD, and systems navigation. 

This training is grounded in research and information supported by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), including their training and technical assistance partners. A toolkit, including information and resources regarding SUD support and services specific to Washington State, will be provided as a reference guide for participants.

The training is a 16-hour course split into four days (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily). Attendance is required for all four days. 

For more information, please visit WSCC's website

 

 

Date and Time: 
April 15, 2024 (All day) to April 18, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Virtual
 
Writing to heal (Friday series, 5/5)

Writing to heal (Friday series, 5/5)

Join the National American Indian and Alaska Native Childhood Trauma TSA Center in learning from native author, artist, and speaker Tanaya Winder!

Indigenous people have undergone much historical, ancestral, and personal trauma. At times it can be difficult to process these traumas or soul wounds, but one way to cope and help make sense of these events is through presence and mindfulness. A grounded mindset can be accessed through asking powerful questions and exploring new perspectives through reflective and expressive writing. Learning how to render your emotions on the page is a form of “heartspeak.” Heartspeak can be one of the most helpful skills because it is a means of processing joys, hurts, and everything in between.

This workshop offers writing prompts to help you tap into parts of your journey that you want to reexamine with compassion and kindness. You will also learn writing prompts and techniques that you can implement in your own talking/healing circles, workshops, or client sessions. Facilitation techniques and what it means for you to create and maintain space to find light and a sense of belonging and acceptance in yourself and your communities will also be covered. The goal is to help you discover how writing can be used as a healing tool to develop a better understanding of the human condition regarding loving others and yourself.

Note: Writing to heal sessions are being offered every other week on Wednesdays and Fridays. The same material will be covered in both sessions each week. 

Friday sessions: 

  • 2/23, 10-11 a.m. 
  • 3/8, 10-11 a.m. 
  • 3/22, 10-11 a.m. 
  • 4/5, 10-11 a.m. 
  • 4/19, 10-11 a.m. 
Date and Time: 
April 19, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Virtual
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
 
Prevention certification technical assistance opportunities

Prevention certification technical assistance opportunities

Join the Northwest PTTC to learn about the upcoming technical assistance (TA) drop-in office hours to help you obtain your Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) credential! These are geared for individuals seeking their Prevention Certification in Region 10, who desire some coaching to meet the three E’s of Certification: Education, Experience, and the beloved Exam! These drop-in times will be a priority for Northwest PTTC to support folks who have not started the certification process or are almost completed.

Date and Time: 
April 15, 2024 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Botvin LifeSkills Training trainer-of-trainers workshop

Botvin LifeSkills Training trainer-of-trainers workshop

This two-day advanced training workshop teaches you how to conduct LST workshops and train those in your organization to teach the LST program. Eligibility limited to those who have completed an LST workshop and implemented the program for at least one full semester. 

Date and Time: 
April 16, 2024 (All day) to April 17, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Webinar
 
 
Deaths from excessive alcohol use on the rise in the US: What we know and what we can do

Deaths from excessive alcohol use on the rise in the US: What we know and what we can do

Alcohol-related deaths have been increasing during the past two decades, and particularly in recent years. However, most studies focus only on deaths that are fully caused by alcohol use and do not also consider causes of deaths that are partially caused by alcohol use, such as injuries, motor vehicle crashes, certain types of cancer, and heart disease. This presentation will describe the most recent data available on deaths from excessive alcohol use in the United States using a comprehensive measure that accounts for 58 causes of alcohol-related deaths, as well as trends in these deaths. It will also discuss resources on effective strategies for reducing excessive drinking and alcohol-related harms, including deaths, to promote improved health and well-being.

Date and Time: 
April 16, 2024 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Location: 
Virtual
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
 
ASCOT: Connecting to local, state, and national substance use disorder and violence prevention partners, networks and natural allies

ASCOT: Connecting to local, state, and national substance use disorder and violence prevention partners, networks and natural allies

These workshops are drawn from the Art & Science of Community Organizing Training (ASCOT) curriculum and are designed for busy community leaders, advocates, allies, organizers, mobilizers, and champions in their work to prevent substance use disorders and local violence, while also promoting equity, inclusion and access. Facilitators are dedicated WA State prevention advocates and advocates with decades of experience. 

$75 per workshop; $200 for the entire series.

*Northwest HIDTA is partnering with WASAVP to offer these workshops at no cost to individuals, organizations and communities.

Full workshop cost waivers are available; just ask

Date and Time: 
April 16, 2024 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Teaching Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Conference

Teaching Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Conference

Please join Stanford Medicine REACH Lab for the 5th annual Teaching Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Conference: A Focus on the Triangulum of Cannabis, Tobacco/Nicotine, and Vaping to learn about the latest research on cannabis and co-use of cannabis and tobacco, state and federal policies affecting youth, and available lessons for teaching cannabis education and prevention to middle and high school-aged youth. The program is targeted towards pediatricians, primary care providers and the entire healthcare team along with those who work and interact with adolescents including educators, community-based organizations, school administrators, parents, and school resource officers. 

Date and Time: 
April 17, 2024 (All day) to April 18, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Virtual
 
Empowering Connections: Unveiling the Transformative Role of Peer Supports

Empowering Connections: Unveiling the Transformative Role of Peer Supports

Discover the vital role peer supports play in fostering resilience, empathy, and sustainable pathways to recovery. Join Dr. Mo (Melissa Dittberner), PhD, CPS, PS, LMT, on a journey to understand the power of human connection and how peer supports are shaping a more inclusive, compassionate, and supportive future for individuals and communities alike.

Learning objectives

  • Comprehensive Understanding: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the role and significance of peer supports in mental health, addiction recovery, and community well-being.
  • Human Connection in Recovery: Recognize the transformative power of human connection in the context of recovery, and how peer supports play a pivotal role in facilitating meaningful connections.
  • Practical Applications: Understand practical applications of peer support methodologies, including effective communication, active listening, and collaboration within the peer support framework.
Date and Time: 
April 17, 2024 - 12:00am to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual event
12:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 
Bullying prevention in elementary and middle schools: Leveraging experts in your building

Bullying prevention in elementary and middle schools: Leveraging experts in your building

Session attendants will learn about the types of bullying, strategies to disrupt bullying in schools, and focus specifically on how to leverage school resource officers, bus drivers, and other safety personnel in their bullying prevention efforts.

Date and Time: 
April 17, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Location: 
Virtual
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
 
Webinar: Bringing Together Law Enforcement and People Who Use Drugs in a New Way: The CLEARS Project

Webinar: Bringing Together Law Enforcement and People Who Use Drugs in a New Way: The CLEARS Project

This webinar is presented by the NW Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Collaborative

Description: This presentation will review the CLEARS Project that uses a “policy codesign” approach to bring together law enforcement, people with lived/living experience of drug use and legal involvement, and service providers to develop local solutions to drug use around Washington State.

Presenter: Mandy Owens, PhD: Dr. Owens is an Assistant Professor at the Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Her work focuses on the intersection between substance use and the criminal legal system, including research and implementation efforts with law enforcement, jails, and prisons around Washington State. Dr. Owens also is a licensed and practicing psychologist working with people with substance use disorder.

Objectives: by the end of this webinar, participants should be able to: 1. Identify “policy codesign” as an evidence-based strategy to bring together diverse stakeholders. 2. Learn about the CLEARS (Community-Law Enforcement Aligning in Response to Substance Use) Project in three sites around Washington State: Clallam, Thurston, and Yakima Counties. 3. Describe local solutions to address crisis response to drug use with law enforcement in rural WA areas.

Date and Time: 
April 17, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Zoom
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Writing to heal (Wednesday series, 5/5)

Writing to heal (Wednesday series, 5/5)

Join the National American Indian and Alaska Native Childhood Trauma TSA Center in learning from native author, artist, and speaker Tanaya Winder!

Indigenous people have undergone much historical, ancestral, and personal trauma. At times it can be difficult to process these traumas or soul wounds, but one way to cope and help make sense of these events is through presence and mindfulness. A grounded mindset can be accessed through asking powerful questions and exploring new perspectives through reflective and expressive writing. Learning how to render your emotions on the page is a form of “heartspeak.” Heartspeak can be one of the most helpful skills because it is a means of processing joys, hurts, and everything in between.

This workshop offers writing prompts to help you tap into parts of your journey that you want to reexamine with compassion and kindness. You will also learn writing prompts and techniques that you can implement in your own talking/healing circles, workshops, or client sessions. Facilitation techniques and what it means for you to create and maintain space to find light and a sense of belonging and acceptance in yourself and your communities will also be covered. The goal is to help you discover how writing can be used as a healing tool to develop a better understanding of the human condition regarding loving others and yourself.

Note: Writing to heal sessions are being offered every other week on Wednesdays and Fridays. The same material will be covered in both sessions each week. 

Wednesday sessions: 

  • 2/21, 2-3 p.m.
  • 3/6, 2-3 p.m.
  • 3/20, 2-3 p.m.
  • 4/3, 2-3 p.m.
  • 4/17, 2-3 p.m.
Date and Time: 
April 17, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Psychostimulant toxicity

Psychostimulant toxicity

This course will discuss the pathophysiology of psychostimulant toxicity, treatment. This lecture will also discuss the illicit market for psychostimulants and how it has evolved over the past decade. 

Date and Time: 
April 17, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
You can talk to me: A family guide to support students' mental health and well being

You can talk to me: A family guide to support students' mental health and well being

Workshop 5 of 6 in the "Trauma-informed, in school sessions" workshop series. View the series page for full details.

How might we partner with parents, caregivers and families through trauma informed approaches to support the mental health and well-being of the children and teens in their lives? In 2023, Project Cal-Well (a cross-agency mental health initiative led by the California Department of Education to promote mental health awareness and wellness among California's K-12 students) designed the Family Guide to Supporting Young People’s Mental Health and Well-Being for parents and other caregivers (available in English and Spanish), with input from families, educators, mental health professionals, and youth. By sharing tips for families on how to have conversations about social media use, mental health, anti-LGBTQ experiences, bullying and more, this guide provides parents and other caregivers with information and easy-to-use strategies to support their children’s overall well-being and mental health.

How did the guide’s authors partner with students and their families to create this guide? How might we support students and families to dig into its information and leverage this resource to partner with parents and other caretakers? Join us to explore these questions, and the guide itself, while learning from several of its authors about how the guide’s development process was trauma informed.

Participants will: (1) learn about the development and content of the guide; (2) have the opportunity to consider how to get the guide and related local resources into the hands of families; and (3) generate ideas for how to use individual sections of the guide to align with a school’s continuum of trauma-informed approaches and social, emotional, and behavioral supports.

Date and Time: 
April 17, 2024 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Meeting youth where they are: Prevention programming to support mental health

Meeting youth where they are: Prevention programming to support mental health

In this webinar, the Mental Health America of South Central Kansas (MHASCK) Prevention Team will share how they address youth mental health in Wichita, Kansas, to prevent serious mental illness and emotional disturbances. This team focuses on “wide net, low barrier” mental health education that engages young people in social-emotional learning, healthy coping skills, and substance use avoidance. They consider their approach a holistic attempt to equip students with basic understanding and tools to help them navigate the challenges they face at each stage of development. 

With a staff of five, the MHASCK Prevention Team annually serves around 2,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade through multi-week programing at their schools, after-school clubs, parks and rec camps, and other community gathering points. Through grant funding, they offer these services at no cost to the sites or students they serve. 

Attendees will be able to learn more about the specific curriculums used, the values-driven success the team has found, and ways to engage students in accessible and meaningful relationships. MHA South Central Kansas will explore how to build connections, what has worked and what hasn’t, and focus on practices that any caring person can use to help educate and equip young people in their mental health journey. 

 

Date and Time: 
April 18, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Virtual
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Conversations with youth townhall series, part 1/3

Conversations with youth townhall series, part 1/3

Join the U.S. Department of Justice's Office Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for this three-part youth townhall series of webinars, in which we will hear directly from mentees and young people as they discuss their experiences, insights, and visions related to mentoring alongside pressing contemporary issues.  

  • Part two: Thursday, August 15, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m. 
  • Part three: Thursday, December 19, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m.
Date and Time: 
April 18, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Virtual
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Cultural humility & collectivism vs. individualism

Cultural humility & collectivism vs. individualism

By delving into the concept of cultural humility and understanding the distinctions between individualist and collectivist cultures, our aim is to harness this knowledge to enhance equity and the quality of services provided to underserved communities of color.

This webinar will also be held on Thursday, June 13, 10-11:30 a.m. Please note, both sessions offer the same content. Please choose the session that suits your schedule.

View the attached flyer to learn more!

Date and Time: 
April 18, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Virtual
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
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Coalition Launch Training

Coalition Launch Training

This training is meant as a prep for the National Coalition Institute (NCI) Bootcamp and supports those who need essential training on how to form and launch a coalition. This monthly outreach engagement training does the following:

  • Supports emerging community groups/coalition personnel and grassroot leaders
  • Offers customized discussions for States and communities
  • Gives essential training on:
    • Organization structure
    • Board/community stakeholder recruitment and development
    • Workforce needs
    • Sustainability planning
    • And other foundational requirements needed to meet pre-DFC grant guidelines
Date and Time: 
April 22, 2024 - 6:30am to April 23, 2024 - 1:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
 
 
 
Mobilizing marginalized communities to prevent substance misuse

Mobilizing marginalized communities to prevent substance misuse

Join Southwest PTTC for an interactive session that will explore strategies for effectively engaging marginalized communities in prevention efforts. Participants will gain insights into the unique challenges faced by these communities and learn practical approaches to promote empowerment, inclusivity, and equity in prevention initiatives.

Date and Time: 
April 26, 2024 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Location: 
Virtual
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
 
LCB rulemaking workshop: Quality assurance and quality control & cannabinoid additives (part 2/2)

LCB rulemaking workshop: Quality assurance and quality control & cannabinoid additives (part 2/2)

As part of the Liquor and Cannabis Board’s (LCB) ongoing rulemaking to implement the legislation, the agency is holding a series of virtual rule workshops in March and April to discuss and gather feedback from interested parties on draft proposed rule language that is being considered.

Several sections of the rules (Chapter 314-55 WAC) require modifications to implement the legislation. Two sessions will be held covering the same topic/rule sections to provide an opportunity for those who are unable to attend one of the sessions an opportunity to engage and provide feedback. There is no need to attend both sessions.

The workshop schedule is provided below with the rule section(s) that will be discussed at the workshop sessions. Additional sessions covering the same topics/rule section may be necessary and the rulemaking workshop schedule is subject to change.

Workshop Series Schedule

Rule sections for discussion
WAC 314-55-010 (Definitions) and WAC 314-55-080 (Medical cannabis endorsements)

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 3-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28, 2024, 1-2 p.m.

Rule sections for discussion
WAC 314-55-095 (Cannabis servings and transaction limits), WAC 314-55-105 (Packaging and labeling), and WAC 314-55-106 (Cannabis warning symbol)

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 3-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12, 2024, 1:30-3 p.m.

Rule sections for discussion
WAC 314-55-102 (Quality assurance and quality control) and WAC 314-55-109 (Cannabinoid additives)

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m.

The draft rules for each rule section will be publicly disseminated approximately one week prior to the associated workshop session via a GovDelivery announcement. The session information with virtual links and draft rules will be posted on the LCB Cannabis Rulemaking Webpage.

The sessions will not be recorded, and although participants can mute/unmute and turn on/off video, the chat feature will not be available. Following the discussions, a recap of the feedback received will also be posted on the website. For those unable to attend the sessions, we encourage written comments on the topics for discussion.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement or to provide written comments, please email rules@lcb.wa.gov.

Date and Time: 
April 26, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Virtual
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
 
Guiding Good Choices Facilitator Training @ Tri Cities (In-Person)

Guiding Good Choices Facilitator Training @ Tri Cities (In-Person)

The Registration for this training has been closed. Please refer to the next in-person Guiding Good Choices training being offered in June of 2024. For questions please contact AnaMaria Diaz Martinez a.martinez@wsu.edu. Thank you.
(updated 3.17.2024)

 

WSU Extension is offering an in-person facilitator training for Guiding Good Choices (GGC). Training will introduce participants to GGC and provide professional development for how to facilitate GGC. The training will also teach about the development and benefits of the Social Development Strategy, which is the basis of this evidence-based prevention program for parents of youth in middle childhood.
 

Registration is required. Please review the training dates and times listed below for this training. All dates and times are required for complete certification. 
 

ATTENTION - Participants are responsible for purchasing their training material prior to the training event. To make purchases:

​If you are not able to purchase the material, please let us know prior to the training as you will need to register for a later training if your materials do not arrive by training day.
 


Training Dates: April 22-24, 2024. All three-days are required for full certification 
Times: 8:30 - 5 pm (each day)
Location: Educational Service District 123 | 3924 W Court St. | Pasco, Washington | Google Map
Trainers: Kayla Wells-Yoakum (kayla.wells@wsu.edu) and AnaMaria Diaz Martinez (a.martinez@wsu.edu)
Training Training Fee: $0.0 (Sponsored by Washington State Health Care Authority and Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery, and Washington State University)
Training Materials Costs: Visit UW CoMotion to purchase training materials. Must be in-hand for day one of training. Fees depend on subscription choices. 
https://els2.comotion.uw.edu/product/guiding-good-choices-ggc.
Parking: Free on-site off-street parking is available.
Lunch: Lunch is on your own. Several options available within walking or short driving distance. Coffee, water, and tea will be provided.
Registration Link: Registration is Closed

Registration closes Friday, April 12, 2024

Contact: For program information, registration questions, or accommodation(s) contact Kayla Wells-Yoakum (kayla.wells@wsu.edu) OR AnaMaria Diaz Martinez (a.martinez@wsu.edu)

NOTE: If training has fewer than 6 people registered by the registration closing date, training may need to be re-scheduled and participants will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date and Time: 
April 22, 2024 - 8:30am to April 24, 2024 - 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Educational Service District 123 | 3924 W Court St. | Pasco, Washington
 
 
 
Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring

Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring

Join us for an engaging & energizing three days of learning with your community! We’ll walk through the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring. Participants will leave with a better understanding of each element and tangible takeaways to uplift & implement within their programming!

This if for anyone in the mentoring field who has never been to an elements training OR anyone who wants a refresher on the elements!

Join us virtually, with MENTOR California and MENTOR Minnesota, on April 23rd, 24th & 25th 9:30-12:30 PST.

Date and Time: 
April 23, 2024 - 9:30am to April 25, 2024 - 12:30pm
Location: 
Zoom
 
Thriving and healthy kids: We all have a role to play in promoting positive childhood experiences

Thriving and healthy kids: We all have a role to play in promoting positive childhood experiences

We all play an important role in ensuring children are safe, healthy and happy. Learn what you can do as a parent, youth, community member or professional working with children to help prevent adversity and promote positive experiences so kids can thrive. Join us for a conversation about how communities can support families to create bright futures for all children.

Date and Time: 
April 23, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Virtual
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Minerva 2.0 technical support call

Minerva 2.0 technical support call

Join us for a Minerva 2.0 technical assistance/support call for Minerva 2.0 users (CPWI, CBO and project providers, and tribe and urban Indian organization partners).

Whether you have just started using the system, or are a seasoned user, this call is designed to support users through Minerva 2.0 functions, features, and answer any data entry-related questions. There is no registration, please join using the Microsoft Teams link below.

Questions will be answered in the order shared. If there are questions or topics you wish to have addressed during the call, consider sending you question(s) in advance to PrevMIS@hca.wa.gov, and include your prevention manager. Don't have a specific question? Feel free to join and listen.

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Date and Time: 
April 23, 2024 - 1:05pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
1:05 PM to 2:00 PM
 
LCB rulemaking workshop: Quality assurance and quality control & cannabinoid additives (part 1/2)

LCB rulemaking workshop: Quality assurance and quality control & cannabinoid additives (part 1/2)

As part of the Liquor and Cannabis Board’s (LCB) ongoing rulemaking to implement the legislation, the agency is holding a series of virtual rule workshops in March and April to discuss and gather feedback from interested parties on draft proposed rule language that is being considered.

Several sections of the rules (Chapter 314-55 WAC) require modifications to implement the legislation. Two sessions will be held covering the same topic/rule sections to provide an opportunity for those who are unable to attend one of the sessions an opportunity to engage and provide feedback. There is no need to attend both sessions.

The workshop schedule is provided below with the rule section(s) that will be discussed at the workshop sessions. Additional sessions covering the same topics/rule section may be necessary and the rulemaking workshop schedule is subject to change.

Workshop Series Schedule

Rule sections for discussion
WAC 314-55-010 (Definitions) and WAC 314-55-080 (Medical cannabis endorsements)

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 3-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 28, 2024, 1-2 p.m.

Rule sections for discussion
WAC 314-55-095 (Cannabis servings and transaction limits), WAC 314-55-105 (Packaging and labeling), and WAC 314-55-106 (Cannabis warning symbol)

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 3-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12, 2024, 1:30-3 p.m.

Rule sections for discussion
WAC 314-55-102 (Quality assurance and quality control) and WAC 314-55-109 (Cannabinoid additives)

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m.

The draft rules for each rule section will be publicly disseminated approximately one week prior to the associated workshop session via a GovDelivery announcement. The session information with virtual links and draft rules will be posted on the LCB Cannabis Rulemaking Webpage.

The sessions will not be recorded, and although participants can mute/unmute and turn on/off video, the chat feature will not be available. Following the discussions, a recap of the feedback received will also be posted on the website. For those unable to attend the sessions, we encourage written comments on the topics for discussion.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement or to provide written comments, please email rules@lcb.wa.gov.

Date and Time: 
April 23, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Virtual
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
 
DBHR Learning Community Meeting

DBHR Learning Community Meeting

Pre-registration for this Zoom meeting is required. 

The meeting access link will be included in your registration confirmation email.

 

Date and Time: 
April 24, 2024 - 9:05am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Virtual
9:05 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Climate change from a prevention perspective

Climate change from a prevention perspective

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" We often ask young people to think about their futures, but the world we're asking them to think about living in is changing quickly. From screen time to social media to emerging substance use trends to being trauma-informed, preventionists have to stay up to date on the health of young people- so have you thought about climate change? Climate change is on the minds of upwards of 80% of young people, making it a standout issue. Increased stressors on communities, families, and individuals can mean increased mental health challenges, as well as other public health concerns, and people and communities will have different abilities to adapt to these changes depending on a host of socioeconomic factors. This training is designed as a conversation to help you begin to be climate-informed about these issues and more, so these subjects are familiar to you when bolstering youth and community resiliency, and helping young people find hopeful answers to the question, "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" 

Date and Time: 
April 24, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Exploring the interface of cannabis, cannabinoids, and opioid use disorder: Clinical insights and emerging research

Exploring the interface of cannabis, cannabinoids, and opioid use disorder: Clinical insights and emerging research

This lecture is designed to address a critical and contemporary clinical challenge: understanding the impact of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids on individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD).

Date and Time: 
April 24, 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
The heart work: Equity-centered coaching practices for trauma-informed collegiality and collective healing

The heart work: Equity-centered coaching practices for trauma-informed collegiality and collective healing

Workshop 6 of 6 in the "Trauma-informed, in school sessions" workshop series. View the series page for full details.

As systemic inequities and trauma are often intertwined, addressing their connection becomes crucial in trauma-informed school communities. Centering equity in every student interaction and adult partnership supporting the school system is essential. The capacity for the adults responsible for implementing trauma-informed practices grounded in equity is nurtured through equity-centered coaching.

In this workshop, we will explore the principles of equity-centered coaching to cultivate trauma-informed school environments. Coaching conversations, grounded in active listening, cultural humility, and psychological safety, model the equitable interactions we hope administrators have with educators and providers so that educators and providers can offer the same experience with their students.

Together, we will examine our own identities, assumptions, patterns, and beliefs - creating space for new perspectives. This self-reflection enables us to recognize how inequities and trauma manifest in our schools. As we build self-awareness about our experiences and worldviews, we become better able to perceive concerning dynamics and interrupt cycles of harm.

This workshop invites us to envision the trauma-informed and healing-centered schools we desire – places where adults possess the tools to nurture their well-being and fully empower students. We will review evidence-based tools, rationale, and resources to foster cultural humility, mitigate systemic barriers, and build trusting partnerships across the school community.

 

Date and Time: 
April 24, 2024 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Prevention across the lifespan, webinar 2: Strategies for preventing substance misuse in older adults

Prevention across the lifespan, webinar 2: Strategies for preventing substance misuse in older adults

There is growing concern among prevention specialists and public health officials regarding older adults and substance use, misuse, and increasing substance use disorders. Substance use in older adults is complicated and is often overlooked, especially when individuals are experiencing other aging related health conditions. While the number of older adults experiencing substance use disorders dramatically increased in the last 20 years, prevention services have not been tailored to the needs of older adults. This webinar will highlight the growing problem, approaches to understanding the older adult population in your community, and available strategies. Additionally, we will hear directly from preventionists who are implementing programming with this population.

Date and Time: 
April 25, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Virtual
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
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National Council of Urban Indian Health Annual Conference

National Council of Urban Indian Health Annual Conference

The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) annual conference provides a platform for urban Indian organizations, health care professionals, policymakers, community leaders, and advocates to come together and discuss critical issues related to urban Indian health.

Please save the date in your calendar and stay tuned for further details, including registration information and the full conference program, which will be sent out in the coming months. Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to email the conference organizers.

Date and Time: 
April 29, 2024 (All day) to May 2, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Washington, D.C.
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The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative: An Overview

The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative: An Overview

This builds off some of the foundational and historical content covered in “Introduction to Prevention Science.” (see above)

*Required unless Coordinator has more than 2 years of experience with CPWI, has attended SAPST, and has attended either a CPWI Orientation and/or New Coordinator Basic Training series.

Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Date and Time: 
April 29, 2024 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
ASCOT: Promoting dialogue and navigating divisive conversations

ASCOT: Promoting dialogue and navigating divisive conversations

These workshops are drawn from the Art & Science of Community Organizing Training (ASCOT) curriculum and are designed for busy community leaders, advocates, allies, organizers, mobilizers, and champions in their work to prevent substance use disorders and local violence, while also promoting equity, inclusion and access. Facilitators are dedicated WA State prevention advocates and advocates with decades of experience.

$75 per workshop; $200 for the entire series.

*Northwest HIDTA is partnering with WASAVP to offer these workshops at no cost to individuals, organizations and communities.

Full workshop cost waivers are available; just ask.

Date and Time: 
April 30, 2024 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
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