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Webinar: A conversation on Latinx identities, discrimination and mental health

Webinar: A conversation on Latinx identities, discrimination and mental health

Recent events have evidenced how structural inequities, racism and discrimination contribute to the health and mental health experiences of communities of color. In the United States, 92% of Blacks, 78% of Latinxs, 75% of Native Americans, and 61% of Asian Americans have reported experiencing racial discrimination in the form of racial slurs, violence, threats, and harassment. For Latinx, the intersectionality of identities may also contribute to the way health and mental health is experienced and expressed. This conversation is geared at addressing how Latinx identities, discrimination, and mental health interact. Our panelist will provide insight from the mental health and social justice perspective on the impact of these variables on Latinx communities. The panel will provide recommendations for practitioners, including how advocacy can be an important element in mental health services.

 

Who should attend? This webinar is designed for mental health providers including psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and graduate level students in the mental health field.

Date and Time: 
July 1, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: Supporting the mental wellbeing of Native Youth: Anxiety

Webinar: Supporting the mental wellbeing of Native Youth: Anxiety

Project ECHO (R) Series hosted by the California Area Indian Health Service. 

Target Audience: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Psychologists (PsyD), Social Workers, and Counselors.

Date and Time: 
July 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
 
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: The Ripple Effect

Enhanced prevention learning series: The Ripple Effect

Dates: July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021

This four-session distance learning series offers participants an interactive opportunity to explore and experience Ripple Effects Mapping (REM), a participatory evaluation tool designed to identify the outcomes and impact of complex community work. REM provides you the ability to collect stories of the direct and indirect impacts of your work, while simultaneously being a reflective and engaging process for participants. The series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussions.

By the end of the series, participants will have increased their capacity to:     

  • Understand the flow (from start to finish) of a Ripple Effects Mapping event by observing a peer organization participate in a REM session
  • Discover the benefits of using this technique to identify the intended and unintended outcomes of your work
  • Explore the theory behind the core components
  • Learn how to develop Appreciative Inquiry questions and appropriate prompts for effective mapping
  • Participate in Appreciative Inquiry conversations; followed by a mind-mapping exercise
  • Develop a communications plan to hold your first event
  • Discuss coding frameworks and qualitative analysis processes that would be relevant to a prevention/public health framework
  • Discover reporting best practices for REM data

 

 

Date and Time: 
July 6, 2021 - 2:00pm to July 27, 2021 - 3:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
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Webinar: Supporting Native and Indigenous youth in schools

Webinar: Supporting Native and Indigenous youth in schools

SERIES DESCRIPTION
The Central East MHTTC in collaboration with the National Center for School Mental Health is pleased to offer a school mental health webinar series with a focus on advancing high quality, sustainable school mental health from a multi-tiered system of support, trauma sensitive, and culturally responsive and equitable lens. To familiarize yourself with the foundations of school mental health, please review the school mental health guidance document.

Download the Series flyer here.

OBJECTIVES

  • Gain increased awareness of high quality, sustainable multi-tiered system of school mental health supports and services
  • Support trauma-informed systems in schools
  • Discover the impacts of social determinants of health on student academic and social-emotional-behavioral success
  • Learn to provide more culturally responsive and equitable services and supports
  • Hear perspectives on school mental health from school, district and state levels
  • Obtain insight into how youth, families, schools and communities can best work together to address student mental health needs

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Educators, Administrators, Health and Behavioral Health Care Professionals, Child-Serving Agency Staff, Policymakers and Advocates 

Scheduled Webinars for January – August 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Trauma Responsive Care for Younger Students

Slides   Recording

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Addressing Systemic Racism: Creating Safe and Equitable Schools

Slides   Recording

Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Creating Safe and Equitable Schools: Tier II Interventions and Considerations

Slides   Recording

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
National Association of School Psychologists: School-Community Partnerships

Slides   Recording

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Youth MOVE: Leveraging Youth Advocacy

Slides
   Recording

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Supporting Students Impacted by Racial Stress and Trauma

Slides   Recording

Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Supporting Native and Indigenous Youth in Schools

Register

Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Supporting Newcomer Youth in Schools

Register

Date and Time: 
July 7, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Continuing the conversation: Infusing health equity into prevention efforts

Webinar: Continuing the conversation: Infusing health equity into prevention efforts

At the 2021 Coalition Leadership Institute, the HCA/DBHR Health Equity Workgroup led a session titled “Infusing Health Equity into Prevention Efforts”. You are invited to continue that conversation through a town-hall style discussion, learn more about this workgroup’s efforts, and provide invaluable feedback on this workgroup’s action plan so that we can work alongside you all to promote equitable solutions for your communities.

 

Zoom information:

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Date and Time: 
July 7, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Webinar
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Webinar: How to present data to leadership

Webinar: How to present data to leadership

The aggregation and reporting of data—PQI, financial, and other critical information—is essential to sustaining the health of organizations and advancing their culture of excellence. And within organizations, evaluation and research teams are skilled at collecting and analyzing this data.

However, presenting data effectively to executives and other internal stakeholders is not as straightforward as it might seem. If we are honest, most of our data presentations are non-engaging (boring), saturated with numbers and graphs (not aesthetically pleasing), and can be needlessly confusing (lacking simplicity). This webinar will offer tips and strategies to help you translate mounds of data and analysis into presentations that engage leaders and increase their understanding and appreciation of essential information.

Sponsored by the Alliance-COA Performance Excellence APEX , this session will help you apply creativity to presentations that will result in leaders understanding the value and opportunities in data aggregation and analysis. We will focus on fostering solutions that make data presentations more engaging and effective, while igniting leaders’ desire to dive deeper into more substantial reports. Three main
objectives will be discussed: Understanding the perspective of our leaders; learning what will make our data engaging; and learning how to improve visual data.

About the Performance Excellence APEX

This community connects professionals who have primary responsibilities for the performance excellence activities of their organizations and provides them with tactical tools, content, shared experience, and advice. The PE APEX group further assists members in designing effective and evidence-based organizations, achieving program goals, increasing client satisfaction, and creating positive client outcomes.

Learn more about promoting a data-driven culture in human services in which all stakeholders are included in the work of performance excellence in the on-demand webinar, Creating a Culture of Performance Excellence .

What You'll Take Away

  • What stakeholders are really looking for when data is presented
  • How to transform reporting into clean and attractive presentations
  • How to keep the audience’s attention while presenting
  • How to help leaders better understand findings from the data collected
Date and Time: 
July 8, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Cannabis Regulation: High Time for a Public Health & Equity Approach

Cannabis Regulation: High Time for a Public Health & Equity Approach

Public Health Law Center

As an ever-growing number of states consider legalizing and regulating recreational cannabis, questions continue to arise about evidence-based practices grounded in public health and social equity. Our webinar briefly overviews basic regulatory options for cannabis legalization that are informed by tobacco control and other best practices. Speakers look at takeaways from California's recreational cannabis system, which has been in operation for several years, and describe how lessons learned from tobacco regulation and public health could be applied at the state and local level in other states newer to legalization, like Michigan. 

Presenters:
Lynn Silver, Senior Advisor, Public Health Institute
Hudson Kingston, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center
Kerry Cork, Senior Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center

Date and Time: 
July 8, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
None
Location: 
Virtual Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: From longhouse to schoolhouse: American Indian/Alaska Native communities coming together

Webinar: From longhouse to schoolhouse: American Indian/Alaska Native communities coming together

Hosted by the National American Indian & Alaska Native Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network. From Longhouse to Schoolhouse: AI/AN school communities coming together in partnership to learn, collaborate, and share experiences and knowledge.

Date and Time: 
July 8, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Reasonable hope: Making sense of the current moment, Part 1: Understanding and coping with effects of overexposure to stories of hardship and trauma

Webinar: Reasonable hope: Making sense of the current moment, Part 1: Understanding and coping with effects of overexposure to stories of hardship and trauma

Part 1 in this three-part online seminar series addresses how to manage the multiple stressors impacting service providers and those they serve.  The series will present a model of the helper as witness that provides concrete suggestions as to how the provider can shift from feeling ineffective to feeling effective and competent.  Participants will learn ways of activating resilience, creating a self-care toolbox, and managing grief and loss.

Other webinars in this series include:

  • Part 2—Managing Stress During Uncertain Times—Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Part 3—Grief in the Time of COVID-19: Loss, Connection, & Hope—Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:00 p.m. ET
Date and Time: 
July 8, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Webinar: Safe kids virtual academy (13-18 year olds)

Webinar: Safe kids virtual academy (13-18 year olds)

Teens aged 13-18 years old will learn about car and driver safety, how to stay safe and keep their friends safe when biking, skateboarding, swimming, playing sports and much more. Learn how to pick the right helmet and how to wear it the right way. There will be fun games to play, a drawing for a grand prize, as well as lots of chances to win prizes like Starbucks and Amazon gift cards.

Date and Time: 
July 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: The Ripple Effect

Enhanced prevention learning series: The Ripple Effect

Dates: July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021

This four-session distance learning series offers participants an interactive opportunity to explore and experience Ripple Effects Mapping (REM), a participatory evaluation tool designed to identify the outcomes and impact of complex community work. REM provides you the ability to collect stories of the direct and indirect impacts of your work, while simultaneously being a reflective and engaging process for participants. The series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussions.

By the end of the series, participants will have increased their capacity to:     

  • Understand the flow (from start to finish) of a Ripple Effects Mapping event by observing a peer organization participate in a REM session
  • Discover the benefits of using this technique to identify the intended and unintended outcomes of your work
  • Explore the theory behind the core components
  • Learn how to develop Appreciative Inquiry questions and appropriate prompts for effective mapping
  • Participate in Appreciative Inquiry conversations; followed by a mind-mapping exercise
  • Develop a communications plan to hold your first event
  • Discuss coding frameworks and qualitative analysis processes that would be relevant to a prevention/public health framework
  • Discover reporting best practices for REM data

 

 

Date and Time: 
July 6, 2021 - 2:00pm to July 27, 2021 - 3:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
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CADCA Mid-Year Training Institute

CADCA Mid-Year Training Institute

Date and Time: 
July 11, 2021 (All day) to July 15, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
Webinar: LGBTQ youth, community and alcohol misuse

Webinar: LGBTQ youth, community and alcohol misuse

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth are consistently marginalized and as a result are at greater risk of alcohol misuse. This workshop will identify the unique challenges LGBTQ youth face, address indicators that lead LGBTQ youth to misuse alcohol, strategies that address the specific needs of this demographic, and critical tools to affirm LGBTQ youth in your community. By working with LGBTQ youth in their early development, you have the power to support youth to engage in a community where they can embrace their identity—decreasing the statistic of alcohol misuse. 

Date and Time: 
July 16, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Webinar: Connecting prevention specialist to Native communities during times of crisis: Listening sessions

Webinar: Connecting prevention specialist to Native communities during times of crisis: Listening sessions

The National American Indian & Alaska Native PTTC will be holding virtual sessions to support our Native communities in these challenging times. These weekly meetings will cover major concerns that have been expressed, and will continue to share resources, and encourage the peer support that has been happening among those who participated. We hope these meetings will be supportive and helpful, and that we can help connect you with the resources you need. Also feel free to reach out to Cindy Sagoe in advance to let her know if there are any topics you specifically want us to be prepared to address. Contact Cindy Sagoe for details: cindy-sagoe@uiowa.edu

Date and Time: 
July 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Addressing structural racism in and through work as an Indigenous focused prevention scientist: Opportunities for the new generation of scholars to make change

Webinar: Addressing structural racism in and through work as an Indigenous focused prevention scientist: Opportunities for the new generation of scholars to make change

Presented by the National Institute on Drug Abuse in partnership with the Society for Prevention Research, the Native Children’s Research Exchange Scholar Program (NCRE), and INSPIRE: Indigenous Substance Use and Addictions Prevention Interdisciplinary Research Education.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Society for Prevention Research (SPR), Native Children Research Exchange, and INSPIRE would like to invite you to participate in an online discussion, “Addressing structural racism in and through work as an Indigenous focused prevention scientist: Opportunities for the new generation of scholars to make change”. In the wake of the events of the last year, confronting structural racism, the systems that work in various ways to perpetuate racial group inequity, has become a clear mandate. Making progress is critical in all sectors of society, including academe, research, and policy. This session will focus on the ways that a new generation of scholars focused on Indigenous prevention research are and can work to implement meaningful change, including by insisting that this burden be addressed by all scholars – not just Indigenous scholars. Panelists will include early career and senior scholars and will feature a discussion of relevant topics. The focus will include both making changes within research institutions as well as exploring how research can help to address structural racism and structural disadvantage in Indigenous communities and can inform policy.

Date and Time: 
July 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
 
 
Webinar: Shared risk and protective factors: Shifting our approach to injury and violence prevention

Webinar: Shared risk and protective factors: Shifting our approach to injury and violence prevention

The Western Pacific Injury Prevention Network has partnered with Health Management Associates to bring WPIPN a one-of-a-kind, interactive, virtual workshop series on SRPF framework for injury and violence to help you and your partners advance your work. This training is open to any Injury and Violence prevention officer and their state partners currently working on building a SRPF framework or for those interested in starting development of this concept. You must register for each session individually and in advance. See the attached flyer for registration and meeting information. 

Shared Risk and Protective Factors: Shifting Our Approach to Injury and Violence Prevention

Across the country, health departments face the need to implement programs more effectively and efficiently while demonstrating meaningful outcomes. This need is especially urgent in injury and violence prevention (IVP) work given the epidemics of suicide, interpersonal violence, and opioid misuse, among others. There has been a significant push to address risk and protective factors shared by these multiple forms of injury and violence to increase our impact and save more lives.

 

**intended for those working in substance use prevention**

Date and Time: 
July 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: A new call to action: Enhancing prevention ethics to meet current challenges

Webinar: A new call to action: Enhancing prevention ethics to meet current challenges

The Prevention Think Tank Code of Ethics outlines six principles that govern the professional behavior of substance misuse prevention practitioners: Non-Discrimination, Competence, Integrity, Nature of Services, Confidentiality and Ethical Obligations for Community and Society. Ethical considerations underpin every aspect of our work - from how we select which substance misuse-related issues to address, to how we partner with and engage members of our focus communities, and beyond – and the code of ethics expresses the responsibilities we have and values we hold as preventionists to our colleagues, the people we serve and the general public. 

This two-part series will explore how our prevention priorities and efforts have changed (and will continue to change) amid the challenges brought on by our country’s recent reckoning with racial inequity and its pandemic experience. We will also discuss the role of the Prevention Code of Ethics as a touchstone for our field,= and introduce an approach for critically evaluating its principles to determine how to better align them with current and emerging needs within the prevention landscape. Participants will also have the opportunity to develop a personal action plan for enhancing the ethical performance of their professional responsibilities during the sessions.

Learning objectives:

  • explore the relationship between the prevention code of ethics and emerging issues in prevention.
  • describe how prevention practitioners can use the code of ethics to guide their professional responses to changing cultures and contexts.
  • develop a personal action plan for enhancing the ethical performance of their professional responsibilities
  • Participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Prevention Think Tank Code of Ethical Conduct prior to these sessions, available by clicking here.
Date and Time: 
July 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
2021 Suicide Prevention Summit: Healing during COVID-19 for the Black and Native American communities

2021 Suicide Prevention Summit: Healing during COVID-19 for the Black and Native American communities

This year, the Twelve6 Strategies’ theme for their Suicide Prevention Summit is “Seeking Healing During COVID-19 for the Black and Native American Communities,” which focuses on increasing attendees’ understanding of the experiences, needs, and wisdom of Black and Indigenous people about suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. 

Date and Time: 
July 13, 2021 (All day) to July 14, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion for a more perfect union

Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion for a more perfect union

Programming is offered each day from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. PT with two short breaks.

July Session: July 15, 22, 29

Participation Rates

  • Workshop: $650
  • Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®): $288

Given the continued emergence of an interconnected society, a global pandemic, and protests and unrest calling for racial justice, building organizational capacity for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion is more critical than ever. The need for leaders within social sector organizations to understand and engage the current environment is essential in building an equitable society for all. 

This journey begins by ensuring all people feel valued at work. It mandates the co-creation of an inclusive workforce that can foster the development of a healthy, productive, and peaceful society in which all people can participate and reach their full potential. 

During this virtual workshop presented by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities-Council on Accreditation, participants will explore their relationships with equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in a safe environment and make progress on developing an EDI action plan for their organizations.  

Because advancing EDI requires more than just basic knowledge and the will to improve, presenters will help participants understand their own biases as well as the role of historical discrimination, non-inclusive behavioral actions, and culture in creating an unjust society. 

The workshop will include presentations of valuable information, facilitated discussions, reflection opportunities, and dedicated planning time. In addition to learning about core concepts, participants will put ideas into action with facilitated planning time. Everyone will have the opportunity to begin developing action plans for advancing their organizations’ EDI journeys. As such, organizations are encouraged to send multiple employees that together can develop or work on current EDI plans for advancement.

About the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) 
To be equipped to advance equity within your community, organization, and beyond, it is essential to also understand and advance your personal journey. Enhance your participation in this workshop with the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®), which provides valuable and actionable information about your own mindset/skillset toward cultural difference and commonality. The IDI®, a 50-item online questionnaire, has been developed and tested using rigorous cross-culturally validated psychometric protocols with over 220,000 respondents from a wide range of cultural groups and countries. 

Add this assessment to your workshop registration to receive practical and in-depth information. Individuals will receive a customized IDI® Individual Profile Report and participate in a 60-minute one-on-one debrief session with Alliance-COA Director of Evaluation and Research Phyllis Richards to discuss their results and develop a plan to meet their personal intercultural development goals. Richards is a qualified administrator of the IDI® and has more than a decade of experience in working collaboratively to address systemic racism and improve cultural competency.

Workshop Goals

  • How EDI has changed over time within the U.S. as a result of legislation
  • Understand the skills needed to advance your EDI personal journey
  • How biases, racism, and incivility are barriers to building an EDI-enriched workplace culture 
  • Understand their organization’s phase of EDI maturity, and how to move to the next phase
  • A multi-faceted approach for co-creating an organizational culture that fosters EDI
  • Options for addressing critical current issues
  • How to structure an organizational plan to advance EDI using results-based strategies
  • Create the skeleton plan with facilitator support
     
Date and Time: 
July 15, 2021 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Policy implications of COVID-19 on alcohol and marijuana use

Webinar: Policy implications of COVID-19 on alcohol and marijuana use

Since the onset of COVID-19, many states and communities have dramatically loosened restrictions on alcohol and marijuana use and access, including restrictions on delivery, internet sales, takeout, and outdoor consumption. Justification for these changes includes economic relief for small businesses, COVID safety, and the accepted norm that substance use is a reasonable coping strategy.  The nature of alcohol and marijuana use has also changed since the start of COVID. More people are drinking or using marijuana in isolation or as a means of coping for depression, anxiety, or boredom.  This webinar will offer strategies for monitoring and mitigating the effects of these changes to ensure that they are temporary.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand what policies have changed during the pandemic
  • Identify the implications of lessened restrictions on risk factors for alcohol and marijuana use
  • List strategies for monitoring and mitigating the potential negative impact of policy change on community norms
Date and Time: 
July 15, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Understanding the historical information behind the challenges and the risk factors of the LGBTQIA2S+ BIPOC (Part 1)

Webinar: Understanding the historical information behind the challenges and the risk factors of the LGBTQIA2S+ BIPOC (Part 1)

Four part virtual learning series as a collaboration between the Central East PTTCCentral East ATTCNational American Indian & Alaska Natives PTTC, and the National Hispanic and Latino PTTC

Series wiill connect you with subject matter experts from various diverse cultural backgrounds.  This will provide a perspective of what LGBTQIA2S+ BIPOC individuals would like Prevention Professionals to know when serving the population.  

Series will start by interpreting acronyms associated with LGBTQIA2S+ communities: 

  • LGTBQIA2S+ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit, and countless affirmative ways in which people choose to self-identify.
  • BIPOC refers to Black, Indigenous, and people of color.  People of color is an umbrella term generalized to all people who aren’t white.  

Please join for a roundtable discussion.  Participants will have an opportunity to learn from subject matter experts, as well individuals whom identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA2S+.  Cultural aspects and specifics of each culture represented in the series will be discussed, as well as what historical data are behind the challenges faced by each group.  

Participants will also learn about the specific risk and protective factors, difficulties the communities are experiencing with current Behavioral Health Systems, how to enhance the strengths of each system to increase engagement and retention, as well as many other critical topics.  

By the end of the series, participants will leave with knowledge and tangible actions to help make a difference, as an important part of our role as prevention professionals.  What can we do to educate ourselves and serve the population better and with respect and humility? 
 
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions for our presenters during the live event. 

Series Overall Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will deep dive into the cultural aspects and specifics of each culture represented in this panel discussion. They will also learn about the risk factors and historical data behind the challenges from each culture. 
  2. Participants will learn how to identify and - more importantly – how to increase the Protective Factors, highlighting the differences between different people and cultures, celebrating the strengthens across the communities, and finding ways to thrive together.  
  3. Participants will get an overview of the challenges and strengths of the current behavioral health system, how to improve it, and moving the needle toward increasing engagement and retention. 
  4. Call to Action: Participants will gain from panelists, what lessons are learned, and what to do next? What are the tools and resources you need to start or enhance your efforts towards diversity and inclusion?
Date and Time: 
July 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Java with James

Webinar: Java with James

Join MENTOR Washington for an engaging conversation about current events and youth practices.

Date and Time: 
July 15, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: Supporting the mental wellbeing of Native Youth: Grief and loss

Webinar: Supporting the mental wellbeing of Native Youth: Grief and loss

Project ECHO (R) Series hosted by the California Area Indian Health Service. 

Target Audience: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Psychologists (PsyD), Social Workers, and Counselors.

Date and Time: 
July 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Webinar: Advocacy training

Webinar: Advocacy training

This virtual meeting will include a research presentation on APHA State Affiliate advocacy capacity, an introduction to APHA’s Speak for Health campaign and how to use it at the state level, small group conversations on state and local advocacy and best practice sharing. This webinar is free and open to APHA members/non-members alike. 

Date and Time: 
July 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Quitline services & referrals

Webinar: Quitline services & referrals

The Washington State Quitline has been helping residents quit smoking and other types of commercial tobacco use for over 20 years. This webinar will share information about the Quitline service provider, the free counseling, medication, ancillary services available to Washingtonians, Quit Coach qualifications and training, program outcomes and satisfaction, and ways in which providers can refer clients to the Quitline for tobacco use dependence treatment and relapse prevention.

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: 
July 15, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 
Webinar: Reasonable hope: Making sense of the current moment, Part 2: Managing stress during uncertain times

Webinar: Reasonable hope: Making sense of the current moment, Part 2: Managing stress during uncertain times

Part 2 in this three-part online seminar series addresses how to manage the multiple stressors impacting service providers and those they serve.  The series will present a model of the helper as witness that provides concrete suggestions as to how the provider can shift from feeling ineffective to feeling effective and competent.

This online seminar will provide a general understanding of common emotional responses to the pandemic – worry, anxiety, demoralization, moral distress – and provide efficient strategies to deal with them. A focus will be on the witnessing model, developed by presenter Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, that describes four different witness positions that affect people in their daily lives. Ways of moving into the only effective position will be suggested. Dr. Weingarten will describe concrete ideas for remaining in one’s resilient zone – not stuck too high, not stuck too low. She will also share an approach for preventing the development of PTSD.

Part I - Understanding & Coping with the Effects of Overexposure to Stories of Hardship and Trauma

July 8, 2021 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST

Part III - Grief in the Time of COVID-19: Loss, Connection, & Hope

July 22, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm PST

Date and Time: 
July 15, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Webinar: Native American storytelling: Culture is prevention

Webinar: Native American storytelling: Culture is prevention

This series of sessions features traditional Native American storytelling, along with time for discussion on what can be learned from the stories, as well as the ways these stories can be incorporated by Native American providers into their work with patients.

Please note that while we encourage non-Native providers to attend these sessions to increase your cultural understanding and sensitivity, we ask that out of respect for cultural traditions, you do not use these stories as your own if they are not a part of your culture. 

Native storytelling is an long honored way of teaching lessons of life. We, as Native people, need to laugh while learning. For example, laughing at how Coyote makes funny mistakes. This can teach people how to avoid behaving as Coyote does. Further, Native legends can offer stories about Creation or the Trickster. However, some stories can only be told during certain times of the year. For example, Coyote legends are only told during the winter time because that is often when Native people would be in their lodges practicing survival skills to help the tribe thrive in difficult times. 

Traditionally, the storyteller needed to be an excellent psychologist and able to understand peoples’ perspectives. A story might be used in treatment to help a patient come to a realization in a culturally informed way.

Story 3: The Use of the Ecosystem for Positive Mental and Behavioral Health-Navajo Traditional Perspective 

July 13 will be the final Storytelling event, so hosts are planning to extend the broadcast by one hour. Following Mr. Begay’s scheduled storytelling hour, all of previous Native Storytellers from this series have been invited to join during the second hour.

Date and Time: 
July 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
LEARN saves lives: Advanced training for educational staff associates

LEARN saves lives: Advanced training for educational staff associates

Most of us have supported students who have expressed suicidal ideation without having clarity on what are the best practice approaches and resources to believe we have met the student's needs. This training combines the researched-based intervention strategies for assessment and safety planning with LEARN. Developed by Forefront, the five simple and effective Forefront Suicide Prevention LEARN® steps empower individuals to help others move in the direction of hope, recovery, and survival. Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the public health issue of youth suicide
  • LEARN® suicide prevention skills (Including screening and safety planning intervention)
  • Integrate prevention approaches into your personal and professional life

The Advanced LEARN® is listed as a model course by the WA Department of Health and meets the 3 hour training requirement (certificate of completion is provided upon completion of the post-test)

Date and Time: 
July 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Webinar: Leadership in multi-stakeholder, loosely coupled systems

Webinar: Leadership in multi-stakeholder, loosely coupled systems

Are you asking yourself "how do I lead in the situation when there is no one specifically in charge, multiple stakeholders are involved in the decision making process, and there is no way you can force people to do what needs to be done?"

Leadership is not about the job, the title, or the position … it's not about you at all!  It is about the purpose, the group of people who are charged with producing something related to that purpose in partnership and collaboration with others. Leadership today requires a paradigm shift in order to be more effective and deliver results.

 Learning Objectives

  • Explore different point of view on leadership
  • Discover levels and dimensions of leadership in loosely coupled, multi-stakeholder system
  • Understand what competencies are necessary to lead effectively in this new way

 

Date and Time: 
July 14, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Webinar: Nudging ourselves towards inner calm and connection

Webinar: Nudging ourselves towards inner calm and connection

This series designed for educators, state and district leadership, student mental health staff on campus, and community mental health allies.

Learning Objectives

Participants who join this session will be able to:

  1. Use a trauma-informed framework for noticing and responding to how we react to stress.
  2. Gain strategies to support our capacity for maintaining a sense of safety and connection when we need it most.
  3. Use a tool to develop awareness and skills to promote our ability to stay balanced, connected, and compassionate (including to ourselves) when feeling overwhelmed or burned out.

Session overview

Feel like you’ve been running nonstop since you can’t remember when? Is your tank on empty? It’s been a lot. This session is designed for all of you who have been navigating twists and turns, pushing forward through unpredictable and changing circumstances, and mustering energy to care for students and coworkers day after day. Together, we will take pause to consider how to make sense of the stress we experience, understand how long term exposure to crisis changes how we function, and link to specific things we can do right now to improve our sense of balance, calm, and capacity to connect. This is the introduction to a series intended to help you reset and restore your own sense of wellness, and to help inform the way districts and schools promote cultures of care that benefit staff and partners.

 
Date and Time: 
July 14, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Webinar: Colonialism, Indigenous trauma and healing

Webinar: Colonialism, Indigenous trauma and healing

Featuring guest speaker: Avis Garcia, PhD, LAT, LPC, NCC, Northern Arapaho.

Hosted by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.

 

Date and Time: 
July 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
A new call to action: Enhancing prevention ethics to meet current challenges: Peer-sharing call

A new call to action: Enhancing prevention ethics to meet current challenges: Peer-sharing call

The Prevention Think Tank Code of Ethics outlines six principles that govern the professional behavior of substance misuse prevention practitioners: Non-Discrimination, Competence, Integrity, Nature of Services, Confidentiality and Ethical Obligations for Community and Society. Ethical considerations underpin every aspect of our work - from how we select which substance misuse-related issues to address, to how we partner with and engage members of our focus communities, and beyond – and the code of ethics expresses the responsibilities we have and values we hold as preventionists to our colleagues, the people we serve and the general public. 

This two-part series will explore how our prevention priorities and efforts have changed (and will continue to change) amid the challenges brought on by our country’s recent reckoning with racial inequity and its pandemic experience. We will also discuss the role of the Prevention Code of Ethics as a touchstone for our field,= and introduce an approach for critically evaluating its principles to determine how to better align them with current and emerging needs within the prevention landscape. Participants will also have the opportunity to develop a personal action plan for enhancing the ethical performance of their professional responsibilities during the sessions.

Learning objectives:

  • explore the relationship between the prevention code of ethics and emerging issues in prevention.
  • describe how prevention practitioners can use the code of ethics to guide their professional responses to changing cultures and contexts.
  • develop a personal action plan for enhancing the ethical performance of their professional responsibilities
  • Participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Prevention Think Tank Code of Ethical Conduct prior to these sessions, available by clicking here.
Date and Time: 
July 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Virtual
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Healthy Native Youth’s Community of Practice: Text messaging campaigns

Healthy Native Youth’s Community of Practice: Text messaging campaigns

We welcome you to join Healthy Native Youth’s Community of Practice virtual gatherings held the second Wednesday of every month at 10-11:30 am PST.

Sessions include new resources and opportunities to engage with topical experts. As a community, we share our strengths and expertise about how we will improve the lives of Native youth.

Who Should Attend?

Tribal health educators, teachers, parents, prevention specialists; people who share a passion for improving the lives of Native youth.

  • 7/14/21:    Text Messaging Campaigns
Date and Time: 
July 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
#CommunitiesTalk Twitter chat

#CommunitiesTalk Twitter chat

Mark your calendars! On July 14, SAMHSA's Communities Talk and the Drug Enforcement Administration's Campus Drug Prevention initiative will be co-hosting a Twitter chat on underage drinking and substance misuse prevention on college campuses. Follow @SAMHSAgov and @DEAHQ on Twitter and use #CommunitiesTalk to join the conversation. 

Date and Time: 
July 14, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Event
Location: 
Twitter
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Wellbeing Wednesdays - Our Nation’s Wellbeing: Where do we go from here?

Wellbeing Wednesdays - Our Nation’s Wellbeing: Where do we go from here?

Hosted by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. A candid conversation with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and National Council CEO Chuck Ingoglia. Moderated by Dr. Laurie Santos, cognitive scientist, Professor of Psychology at Yale University and the host of The Happiness Lab podcast
 

Date and Time: 
July 14, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Empowering kids affected by family addiction

Webinar: Empowering kids affected by family addiction

When a family member struggles with the disease of addiction, children are impacted in ways that may not be readily apparent. Join Helene Photias of the Hazelden Betty Ford Children’s Program to take a closer look at the family dynamics of addiction, from a child’s perspective. Discussion will focus on kid-friendly strategies and activities to build resiliency skills and support self-care.

Objectives

  • List three ways children are affected when a family member has a substance use disorder
  • Identify the Healing Stages for children
  • Describe two resilience-building activities to assist and support children and their families
Date and Time: 
July 14, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: What works (and doesn't) in substance use prevention

Webinar: What works (and doesn't) in substance use prevention

Objectives:

  1. Understand how to apply research, contextual, and experiential evidence in your decision-making process.
  2. Identify one ineffective and one effective approach to substance use prevention.
  3. Explain 3 characteristics of effective substance use prevention programs.
  4. Identify one thing you can improve about your prevention strategy to make it more effective.

Speaker: Dr. Robert G. LaChausse, Professor of Public Health, California Baptist University Board Member & Bulletin Editor, National Prevention Science Coalition

Date and Time: 
July 14, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Webinar: Conducting online focus groups: Best practices and innovations

Webinar: Conducting online focus groups: Best practices and innovations

The final webinar of this 3-part webinar Data Collection during COVID-19: Best Practices, Challenges, and Solutions series will focus on conducting focus groups online. Will review both synchronous and innovative asynchronous options for conducting focus groups virtually and key best practices to ensure high quality data. Hosted by the Pacific Southwest PTTC.

Date and Time: 
July 14, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: The Ripple Effect

Enhanced prevention learning series: The Ripple Effect

Dates: July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021

This four-session distance learning series offers participants an interactive opportunity to explore and experience Ripple Effects Mapping (REM), a participatory evaluation tool designed to identify the outcomes and impact of complex community work. REM provides you the ability to collect stories of the direct and indirect impacts of your work, while simultaneously being a reflective and engaging process for participants. The series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussions.

By the end of the series, participants will have increased their capacity to:     

  • Understand the flow (from start to finish) of a Ripple Effects Mapping event by observing a peer organization participate in a REM session
  • Discover the benefits of using this technique to identify the intended and unintended outcomes of your work
  • Explore the theory behind the core components
  • Learn how to develop Appreciative Inquiry questions and appropriate prompts for effective mapping
  • Participate in Appreciative Inquiry conversations; followed by a mind-mapping exercise
  • Develop a communications plan to hold your first event
  • Discuss coding frameworks and qualitative analysis processes that would be relevant to a prevention/public health framework
  • Discover reporting best practices for REM data

 

 

Date and Time: 
July 6, 2021 - 2:00pm to July 27, 2021 - 3:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
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Law & Mental Health Conference: Reducing the Impact of Alcohol on State and Local Governments

Law & Mental Health Conference: Reducing the Impact of Alcohol on State and Local Governments

Reducing the Impact of Alcohol on State and Local Governments

The Law & Mental Health Conference brings together expert speakers with legal, clinical, and lived experience to discuss the conflict between law and mental illness.

This year’s Conference will be digital and online July 19 & 20, 2021. The subject is Reducing the Impact of Alcohol on State and Local Governments.

Expert Sessions on

  • Federal and State Taxation
  • State and Local Regulation
  • Industry Marketing
  • Recent State Legislation
  • Education & Prevention
  • Treatment and Recovery

The 2021 conference will offer up to ten hours of continuing education credit.

  • For clinicians through the National Association of Social Workers of Oregon
  • For peer workers through the Mental Health & Addiction Certification Board of Oregon
  • For attorneys through the Oregon State Bar Association
  • For law enforcement through the Oregon State Department of Public Safety Standards And Training
Date and Time: 
July 19, 2021 (All day) to July 20, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
10th Annual National Native Harm Reduction Summit

10th Annual National Native Harm Reduction Summit

The Annual Native Harm Reduction Summit provides an opportunity to work together at the intersection of racial equity, health equity, and social justice as they relate to hepatitis C, HIV, and drug use in Tribal, urban indian, and rural communities.

In prior years our Summit participants have included: Tribal and allied health care and behavioral health providers, social service providers, public health professionals, people who use drugs, people in recovery, activists, educators, researchers, allies, and community members

 

 

Date and Time: 
July 21, 2021 (All day) to July 23, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Webinar
 
 
Enhanced prevention learning series: Prevention ethics

Enhanced prevention learning series: Prevention ethics

Series Overview and Objectives

This two-week, four-session series offers an interactive experience that explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics using realistic examples designed to strengthen participants’ abilities to manage challenging situations in their work. The learning series is structured to provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to the application of an ethical decision-making process.

By the end of this learning series, participants will have:

  • Defined ethics and related terms
  • Described the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics
  • Practiced using an ethical decision-making process to apply the Prevention Code of Ethics

Schedule:

Mondays and Thursdays: July 19, 22, 26, and 29, 2021

03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Pacific (including Arizona)

Date and Time: 
July 19, 2021 - 3:00pm to July 29, 2021 - 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
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Webinar: Social norms 3-part series: An introduction to the Science of the Positive

Webinar: Social norms 3-part series: An introduction to the Science of the Positive

The Science of the Positive is the study of how positive factors impact culture and experience. Those of us who work as health and safety professionals can sometimes become so focused on the problems we are trying to reduce that we forget to identify and cultivate the strengths and protective factors that keep our communities strong. The Science of the Positive reverses this problem-centered frame, and focuses on growing the healthy, positive, protective factors that already exist in our communities.

Participants will: 

  1. Identify how the four domains of Spirit, Science, Action, and Return work together to create a synergistic cycle of positive transformation
  2. Demonstrate understanding of what it means to "Start with Spirit"
  3. Discuss how the Science of the Positive is an environmental framework that relates to different categories (universal, secondary, targeted) in the prevention triangle
Date and Time: 
July 19, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
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.​

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,,252086611#   United States, Olympia

Phone Conference ID: 252 086 611#

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Learn More | Meeting options

 

Date and Time: 
July 20, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Drug Endangered Children: Online Awareness Workshop

Drug Endangered Children: Online Awareness Workshop

Learning Objectives:
1) Gain awareness about drugendangered children and the risks theyface so that professions interactingwith these victims recognize the needto facilitate multi-disciplinary,collaborative responses to better meetthe needs of these children.
2) Understand the many opportunities(often missed) to identify childrenliving in dangerous drug enviromentsand the benefits of intervention at theearliest possible point whenendangerment is suspected to reducephysical and psychological harm tochildren.
3) Learn what a multidisciplinarycollaborative response looks like andhow it incorporates the unique andoften limited resources within acommunity and applies them in amanner that provides better care fordrug endangered children.
Drug Endangered Children:Online Awareness Workshop
Please register here:
Contact Sarah McNew with
Questions atsmcnew@esd101.net and
www.westspokanewellness.com
FREE
TWO-PART SERIES
Session 1 of 2, register here: https://conta.cc/37HgQ0c
Funded with Drug Free CommunityGrant Funds

Date and Time: 
July 21, 2021 - 10:00am to July 22, 2021 - 11:59am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
Webinar: From longhouse to schoolhouse: American Indian/Alaska Native communities coming together

Webinar: From longhouse to schoolhouse: American Indian/Alaska Native communities coming together

Hosted by the National American Indian & Alaska Native Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network. From Longhouse to Schoolhouse: AI/AN school communities coming together in partnership to learn, collaborate, and share experiences and knowledge.

Date and Time: 
July 23, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Safe kids virtual academy (13-18 year olds)

Webinar: Safe kids virtual academy (13-18 year olds)

Teens aged 13-18 years old will learn about car and driver safety, how to stay safe and keep their friends safe when biking, skateboarding, swimming, playing sports and much more. Learn how to pick the right helmet and how to wear it the right way. There will be fun games to play, a drawing for a grand prize, as well as lots of chances to win prizes like Starbucks and Amazon gift cards.

Date and Time: 
July 24, 2021 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Webinar: Adolescent MOUD learning collaborative (Part 4 of 4)

Webinar: Adolescent MOUD learning collaborative (Part 4 of 4)

A time-limited monthly statewide series for providers and staff treating or interested in treating adolescents and young adults with opioid use disorder. We will learn techniques for working with adolescents from experts in the field and create a peer-to-peer network of colleagues for support.

Sessions

· April 21st: Caring for Youth with Opioid Use Disorder; Sarah Bagley, MD

· May 19th: Helping Parents Support their Kids in MOUD: Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training; Lara Okoloko, MSW

· June 16th: Motivational Interviewing for Adolescents in MOUD; Jonnae Tilman, DNP

· July 21st: Co-occurring Mental Health Problems in Adolescents with OUD; Michael McDonell, PhD


Who Should Attend

This series is intended for anyone in Washington State treating or interested in treating adolescents and young adults with OUD. Examples of individuals and organizations are providers, care managers, navigators, SUDPs, pharmacists, administrations, those in the criminal legal system, FQHCs, health systems, BHAs, SUD programs, OTPs, SSPs, EDs, Inpatient and anyone else you would like to attend.

This webinar is funded by the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and is provided by the University of Washington’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Date and Time: 
July 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to July 22, 2021 - 12:59pm
Location: 
Webinar
 
Webinar: Environmental strategies to prevent and reduce substance use

Webinar: Environmental strategies to prevent and reduce substance use

Environmental strategies are prevention interventions that address factors related to the context within which individuals make decisions about initiating and continuing substance use. By focusing on communal and societal risk and protective factors, including the social determinants of health, environmental strategies can provide an additional approach for prevention professionals. This webinar will discuss the different types of environmental strategies and provide examples of evidence-based strategies. It will also overview the collaborative partners needed to implement environmental strategies and how to fit environmental strategies into a comprehensive prevention approach.

Date and Time: 
July 21, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Fostering resilience versus burnout

Webinar: Fostering resilience versus burnout

Attendees will be able to distinguish between resilience factors and burnout symptoms; identify healthy, ongoing practices in the profession for sustainability; and validate the positive impact of boundary setting.

Date and Time: 
July 21, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Family compassionate conversations: Holistic health

Webinar: Family compassionate conversations: Holistic health

This Family Compassionate Conversation will focus on holistic health and the interconnectedness of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Learn more about the mind, body, spirit connection and ways to implement whole-wellness strategies to health and wellness that support overall well-being for you and your family members

Date and Time: 
July 21, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Shared risk and protective factors: Shifting our approach to injury and violence prevention: Health Equity

Webinar: Shared risk and protective factors: Shifting our approach to injury and violence prevention: Health Equity

The Western Pacific Injury Prevention Network has partnered with Health Management Associates to bring WPIPN a one-of-a-kind, interactive, virtual workshop series on SRPF framework for injury and violence to help you and your partners advance your work. This training is open to any Injury and Violence prevention officer and their state partners currently working on building a SRPF framework or for those interested in starting development of this concept. You must register for each session individually and in advance. See the attached flyer for registration and meeting information. 

 

Shared Risk and Protective Factors: Shifting Our Approach to Injury and Violence Prevention

Across the country, health departments face the need to implement programs more effectively and efficiently while demonstrating meaningful outcomes. This need is especially urgent in injury and violence prevention (IVP) work given the epidemics of suicide, interpersonal violence, and opioid misuse, among others. There has been a significant push to address risk and protective factors shared by these multiple forms of injury and violence to increase our impact and save more lives.

 

**intended for those working in substance use prevention**

Date and Time: 
July 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Enhancing the protective factors for the LGBTQIA2S+ BIPOC (Part 2)

Webinar: Enhancing the protective factors for the LGBTQIA2S+ BIPOC (Part 2)

Four part virtual learning series as a collaboration between the Central East PTTCCentral East ATTCNational American Indian & Alaska Natives PTTC, and the National Hispanic and Latino PTTC

Series wiill connect you with subject matter experts from various diverse cultural backgrounds.  This will provide a perspective of what LGBTQIA2S+ BIPOC individuals would like Prevention Professionals to know when serving the population.  

Series will start by interpreting acronyms associated with LGBTQIA2S+ communities: 

  • LGTBQIA2S+ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit, and countless affirmative ways in which people choose to self-identify.
  • BIPOC refers to Black, Indigenous, and people of color.  People of color is an umbrella term generalized to all people who aren’t white.  

Please join for a roundtable discussion.  Participants will have an opportunity to learn from subject matter experts, as well individuals whom identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA2S+.  Cultural aspects and specifics of each culture represented in the series will be discussed, as well as what historical data are behind the challenges faced by each group.  

Participants will also learn about the specific risk and protective factors, difficulties the communities are experiencing with current Behavioral Health Systems, how to enhance the strengths of each system to increase engagement and retention, as well as many other critical topics.  

By the end of the series, participants will leave with knowledge and tangible actions to help make a difference, as an important part of our role as prevention professionals.  What can we do to educate ourselves and serve the population better and with respect and humility? 
 
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions for our presenters during the live event. 

Series Overall Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will deep dive into the cultural aspects and specifics of each culture represented in this panel discussion. They will also learn about the risk factors and historical data behind the challenges from each culture. 
  2. Participants will learn how to identify and - more importantly – how to increase the Protective Factors, highlighting the differences between different people and cultures, celebrating the strengthens across the communities, and finding ways to thrive together.  
  3. Participants will get an overview of the challenges and strengths of the current behavioral health system, how to improve it, and moving the needle toward increasing engagement and retention. 
  4. Call to Action: Participants will gain from panelists, what lessons are learned, and what to do next? What are the tools and resources you need to start or enhance your efforts towards diversity and inclusion?
Date and Time: 
July 22, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Trauma informed practices in schools: Understanding racial trauma and cultivating wellness

Webinar: Trauma informed practices in schools: Understanding racial trauma and cultivating wellness

A SAMHSA-sponsored webinar presented on behalf of Mental Health America Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 2:30 pm Eastern Time called Trauma Informed Practices in Schools: Understanding Racial Trauma and Cultivating Wellness. 

Trauma can lead to a variety of negative cognitive, emotional, and behavioral outcomes that affect student learning and performance. Educational environments that lack racial and ethnic diversity (among students, teachers, and/or administrators) are often unaware of the impact of racial trauma and how different cultures respond to trauma. When administrators and school staff understand the role of systemic oppression in and out of schools, they can create an environment that is healthier for the whole community. 

This webinar will explore:

  • The importance and benefits of racial trauma-informed classrooms, schools, and districts;
  • The core components of a trauma-informed professional development curriculum that has race equity embedded into each module;
  • Best practices in cultivating healing and wellness in schools; 
  • And how to get started on making your own school or district more trauma-informed, equitable, and wellness-centered. 

Presenters:

  • Dr. Jamie Freeny – Director, Center for School Behavioral Health, Mental Health America of Greater Houston
  • Dr. Art McCoy – Jennings School District Superintendent Emeritus & Saint Louis University Distinguished Fellow
Date and Time: 
July 22, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Reasonable hope: Making sense of the current moment, Part 3: Grief in the time of COVID-19: Loss, connection, and hope

Webinar: Reasonable hope: Making sense of the current moment, Part 3: Grief in the time of COVID-19: Loss, connection, and hope

Part 1 in this three-part online seminar series addresses how to manage the multiple stressors impacting service providers and those they serve.  The series will present a model of the helper as witness that provides concrete suggestions as to how the provider can shift from feeling ineffective to feeling effective and competent.  Participants will learn ways of activating resilience, creating a self-care toolbox, and managing grief and loss.

As the losses mount with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people are feeling a range of emotions. Confusion, fear, anger, and sadness are strong, as is grief. Grief usually takes shared public forms, but during the pandemic, there are constraints. In this online seminar, Kaethe Weingarten, PhD, presents materials about grief in general and grief in the circumstances of the pandemic. We discuss the particular challenges of grief following estrangement or ambiguous loss. We look at ways to support others – clients, friends, colleagues, family members – without becoming overburdened ourselves, so that we may avoid empathic pitfalls while offering support. Throughout the online seminar, we create ways for participants to share their experiences and form a felt sense of community. We need to balance despair with hope, and hope is something best done with others. For 90 minutes, we become your community.

Other webinars in this series include:

  • Part 2—Managing Stress During Uncertain Times—Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Part 3—Grief in the Time of COVID-19: Loss, Connection, & Hope—Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:00 p.m. ET
Date and Time: 
July 22, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: The Ripple Effect

Enhanced prevention learning series: The Ripple Effect

Dates: July 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021

This four-session distance learning series offers participants an interactive opportunity to explore and experience Ripple Effects Mapping (REM), a participatory evaluation tool designed to identify the outcomes and impact of complex community work. REM provides you the ability to collect stories of the direct and indirect impacts of your work, while simultaneously being a reflective and engaging process for participants. The series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussions.

By the end of the series, participants will have increased their capacity to:     

  • Understand the flow (from start to finish) of a Ripple Effects Mapping event by observing a peer organization participate in a REM session
  • Discover the benefits of using this technique to identify the intended and unintended outcomes of your work
  • Explore the theory behind the core components
  • Learn how to develop Appreciative Inquiry questions and appropriate prompts for effective mapping
  • Participate in Appreciative Inquiry conversations; followed by a mind-mapping exercise
  • Develop a communications plan to hold your first event
  • Discuss coding frameworks and qualitative analysis processes that would be relevant to a prevention/public health framework
  • Discover reporting best practices for REM data

 

 

Date and Time: 
July 6, 2021 - 2:00pm to July 27, 2021 - 3:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
Drug Endangered Children: Moving From Awareness to Action

Drug Endangered Children: Moving From Awareness to Action

Learning Objectives:
1)
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evidence and informationcollection in our respective practiceson behalf of drug endangeredchildren.
Drug Endangered Children:Moving from Awareness toAction Workshop
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Questions atsmcnew@esd101.net and
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FREE
TWO-PART SERIES
Session 2 of 2
Funded with Drug Free CommunityGrant Funds
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Date and Time: 
July 28, 2021 - 9:00am to July 29, 2021 - 12:59pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
 
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Prevention ethics

Enhanced prevention learning series: Prevention ethics

Series Overview and Objectives

This two-week, four-session series offers an interactive experience that explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics using realistic examples designed to strengthen participants’ abilities to manage challenging situations in their work. The learning series is structured to provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to the application of an ethical decision-making process.

By the end of this learning series, participants will have:

  • Defined ethics and related terms
  • Described the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics
  • Practiced using an ethical decision-making process to apply the Prevention Code of Ethics

Schedule:

Mondays and Thursdays: July 19, 22, 26, and 29, 2021

03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Pacific (including Arizona)

Date and Time: 
July 19, 2021 - 3:00pm to July 29, 2021 - 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
 
 
 
Online Course: Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners

Online Course: 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.

Price: $115

Length: 6 hours over 2 weeks

Certification: This ethics training has been endorsed by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and meets the IC&RC’s prevention ethics education requirement for prevention specialist credentialing. Certificates for training hours provided.

Registration Deadline: July 22

Note: There is a cost associated with this training. HCA/DBHR does hold regular Ethics Trainings at no cost.

Date and Time: 
July 26, 2021 (All day) to August 6, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Virtual
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Webinar: Contingency management for stimulant use disorder

Webinar: Contingency management for stimulant use disorder


Contingency management is an intervention where tangible incentives are provided in exchange for evidence of drug or alcohol abstinence. This talk will describe contingency management and evidence supporting the effectiveness of contingency management for stimulant use disorders, as well as review implementation strategies.

Objectives:

1. Describe contingency management.
2. Summarize evidence supporting contingency management as an intervention for stimulant use disorders.
3. Formulate strategies for overcoming barriers to contingency management implementation.

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.
Time

Jul 27, 2021 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

Date and Time: 
July 27, 2021 - 11:00am to July 28, 2021 - 11:59am
Location: 
Webinar
 
Suicide risk and prevalence in West Virginia: A comprehensive overview for behavioral health providers

Suicide risk and prevalence in West Virginia: A comprehensive overview for behavioral health providers

This webinar will offer participants foundational knowledge related to suicide and supporting individuals affected by suicide. This training will include a discussion of the trends in suicide witnessed in WV, and differentiate the methods of preventing, intervening, and responding to suicide. The foundational knowledge built in this training will be followed up with a crisis response training that will equip providers with skills and techniques to respond to crisis situations.

Learning Objectives

1) Describe the epidemiology and trends of suicide nationally, as well as in Appalachia
2) Define the prevailing theories of suicide
3) Differentiate models of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention

This training is cosponsored by the Marshall University Social Work Department, Marshall University Psychology Department, Marshall University Counseling Program, and the Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery.

1.0 contact hours are available for WV Social Workers (WV Board of Social Work), Counselors (NBCC), WV Licensed Psychologists, and WV Peer Support Specialists/Recovery Coaches/WV Substance Use Treatment Professionals/Prevention Specialists (WVCBAPP).

Attendees must register, attend the full webinar, and complete the post evaluation to receive contact hours for this opportunity.

Date and Time: 
July 29, 2021 - 7:00am to 8:30am
Location: 
Webinar
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
 
Webinar: Decolonizing self care practices for the Hispanic/Latinx community

Webinar: Decolonizing self care practices for the Hispanic/Latinx community

A webinar about implementing decolonizing self-care strategies while rethinking of the Hispanic and Latinx Community Culture on Wellness. We'll discuss Wellness and Mental Health practices as we share experiences on minority stress

Date and Time: 
July 29, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
 
Webinar: Trauma and COVID-19: Addressing mental health among racial/ethnic minority populations

Webinar: Trauma and COVID-19: Addressing mental health among racial/ethnic minority populations

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cordially invites you to join a national audience of mental health professionals, health advocates and educators, health care providers, public health professionals, and OMH partners and stakeholders for an upcoming webinar.

As part of the OMH observance of National Minority Mental Health Month, the webinar will help expand the conversation around the mental health impact of COVID-19 among minority populations. Speakers will discuss programs, resources, and best practices to help minorities access services and debunk mental health myths.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the signs, symptoms, and impact of trauma
  • Share strategies to maintain mental wellness
  • Share mental health programs and resources targeting racial and ethnic minority populations
  • Highlight current federal efforts addressing racism and health inequities 

This event is offering up to 1 Category 1 continuing education credit hour (CECH) for professionals who are designated Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES). Please note that these are the only continuing education units available for this event. If interested, please provide your first and last name and CHES ID number to CHECRequests@minorityhealth.hhs.gov prior to the event using the same email address that you provided at registration for the webinar.

Date and Time: 
July 29, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Youth inhalant use: Facts about a potentially re-emerging trend

Webinar: Youth inhalant use: Facts about a potentially re-emerging trend

Inhalant abuse hasn’t really been on the mainstream radar for prevention for a while, as rates for U.S. youth have been relatively low and relatively stable. New 2020 data from Monitoring the Future shows a potential uptick in the use of inhalants among 8th graders. Are you prepared to help your coalition learn the basics so that they can be on the lookout for this in your community? This webinar will provide inhalant abuse facts and prevention tips, along with a look at the new data.

Date and Time: 
July 29, 2021 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
 
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.​

 

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July 29, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Webinar: Culture is a healing tool

Webinar: Culture is a healing tool

Featuring: Aldora White Eagle, Ed.D., Northern Arapaho

As Indigenous peoples, it is important to recognize the gifts that were bestowed upon us and use them as we center ourselves in times of chaos, peace, and uncertainty. As Arapaho people, we were given certain gifts, values, and lessons to assist and guide us as we navigate through our time on this earth. However, due to inter-generational trauma and colonization, we have lost our way, but by utilizing what Creator has gifted us, we are able to re-center our ways of thinking and healing.

Date and Time: 
July 29, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Evidence-based tobacco treatment pharmacotherapy for use in behavioral health settings

Webinar: Evidence-based tobacco treatment pharmacotherapy for use in behavioral health settings

The most effective evidence-based tobacco treatment interventions include the combination of FDA-approved pharmacotherapies, behavioral counseling, and social support/follow-up.  This session will describe each of the 7 FDA-approved medications for tobacco treatment, their use, dosing, benefits, and potential side effects, focusing on behavioral health settings.

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: 
July 29, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Moving the needle: How to improve the current behavioral health system to increase engagement and retention of LGBTQIA2S+ BIPOC? (Part 3)

Webinar: Moving the needle: How to improve the current behavioral health system to increase engagement and retention of LGBTQIA2S+ BIPOC? (Part 3)

Four part virtual learning series as a collaboration between the Central East PTTCCentral East ATTCNational American Indian & Alaska Natives PTTC, and the National Hispanic and Latino PTTC

Series wiill connect you with subject matter experts from various diverse cultural backgrounds.  This will provide a perspective of what LGBTQIA2S+ BIPOC individuals would like Prevention Professionals to know when serving the population.  

Series will start by interpreting acronyms associated with LGBTQIA2S+ communities: 

  • LGTBQIA2S+ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit, and countless affirmative ways in which people choose to self-identify.
  • BIPOC refers to Black, Indigenous, and people of color.  People of color is an umbrella term generalized to all people who aren’t white.  

Please join for a roundtable discussion.  Participants will have an opportunity to learn from subject matter experts, as well individuals whom identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA2S+.  Cultural aspects and specifics of each culture represented in the series will be discussed, as well as what historical data are behind the challenges faced by each group.  

Participants will also learn about the specific risk and protective factors, difficulties the communities are experiencing with current Behavioral Health Systems, how to enhance the strengths of each system to increase engagement and retention, as well as many other critical topics.  

By the end of the series, participants will leave with knowledge and tangible actions to help make a difference, as an important part of our role as prevention professionals.  What can we do to educate ourselves and serve the population better and with respect and humility? 
 
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions for our presenters during the live event. 

Series Overall Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will deep dive into the cultural aspects and specifics of each culture represented in this panel discussion. They will also learn about the risk factors and historical data behind the challenges from each culture. 
  2. Participants will learn how to identify and - more importantly – how to increase the Protective Factors, highlighting the differences between different people and cultures, celebrating the strengthens across the communities, and finding ways to thrive together.  
  3. Participants will get an overview of the challenges and strengths of the current behavioral health system, how to improve it, and moving the needle toward increasing engagement and retention. 
  4. Call to Action: Participants will gain from panelists, what lessons are learned, and what to do next? What are the tools and resources you need to start or enhance your efforts towards diversity and inclusion?
Date and Time: 
July 29, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Supporting the mental wellbeing of Native Youth: Suicidality

Webinar: Supporting the mental wellbeing of Native Youth: Suicidality

Project ECHO (R) Series hosted by the California Area Indian Health Service. 

Target Audience: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Psychologists (PsyD), Social Workers, and Counselors.

Date and Time: 
July 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Cohort 7 CPWI Kick Off Meeting

Cohort 7 CPWI Kick Off Meeting

Greetings to our new Cohort 7 CPWI Communities! We are holding a grant kick-off meeting on July 29th to answer some preliminary questions and review next steps for your Cohort 7 site. If you are unable to attend, please email prevention@hca.wa.gov.

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Date and Time: 
July 29, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
 
 
Webinar: Scaling up 988: On the road to the ideal crisis system

Webinar: Scaling up 988: On the road to the ideal crisis system


It is expected that by July 2022, 988 will be the new, memorable, nationwide phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors. While this is an important milestone in the ongoing evolution of the crisis services spectrum, it presents several unique challenges and opportunities for providers. This session will explore the implementation considerations of 988 for behavioral health providers within the framework outlined in the Roadmap to the Ideal Crisis System.

Topics will include: • An overview of the ideal crisis system including the vision, guiding principles and parity • Accountability and financing concerns for the system • Array of capacities and services including 988 • Considerations for clinical practice • Tools to assist implementation for communities and system leaders • The role of CCBHC’s in implementation of 988 and the ideal system

Presenters: Joe Parks, PhD, VP, Practice Improvement & Medical Director, National Council for Mental Wellbeing Kenneth Minkoff, MD, Senior System Consultant, ZiaPartners, Inc. and Part-time Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
 

Date and Time: 
July 27, 2021 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Location: 
Webinar
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Conversando sobre luto e COVID-19 na comunidade Hispânica e Latina: Experiências de vida e estratégias da terapia de aceitação e compromisso

Webinar: Conversando sobre luto e COVID-19 na comunidade Hispânica e Latina: Experiências de vida e estratégias da terapia de aceitação e compromisso

(This webinar will be in Portuguese)

Título: Conversando sobre Luto e COVID-19 na Comunidade Hispânica e Latina: Experiências de vida e Estratégias da Terapia de Aceitação e Compromisso (This webinar will be in Portuguese: Talking about Grief and COVID-19 in the Hispanic and Latin Community: Life Experiences and Therapeutic Strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

*** Este evento ao vivo será realizado inteiramente em Português. Você terá a oportunidade de participar ativamente, fazer perguntas e trocar experiências ao longo da apresentação. Trabalharemos internamente para traduzir e regravar o evento, para que as informações também estejam disponíveis em espanhol e inglês.

Descrição: Desde o início da pandemia causada pela COVID-19 temos sofrido coletivamente mudanças drásticas no nosso cotidiano. Além disso, temos que lidar com muitas perdas individuais incluindo o adoecimento ou morte de entes queridos, amigos ou conhecidos e muitas preocupações novas como a nossa saúde física e mental, as incertezas quanto ao futuro, como ajudar a nós mesmos, nossos parentes e amigos enlutados, e como nos sentirmos seguros de novo enquanto mantendo a esperança e a responsabilidade social. 

Considerando que o familismo é um dos valores mais fortes e um fator de proteção importante para a comunidade hispânica e latina, essa experiência coletiva de luto, perda, saudade amplificada, coloca em risco o bem-estar e a saúde física e mental das nossas comunidades.

O presente webinar é uma oportunidade de abrirmos um espaço para que nossos sentimentos sejam validados e reflexões sejam feitas sobre como vivenciar o processo de luto da melhor maneira possível. Estaremos compartilhando estórias de experiências vividas, discutindo como lidar com os novos ajustes do período pós-vacinação, as divergências de opinião, a prevenção ao abuso de substâncias e estratégias da terapia de aceitação e compromisso de como navegar as dores mantendo uma vida que faz sentido ser vivida. 

Objetivos de Aprendizado:

  1. Descrever o processo de luto, perdas individuais e coletivas e suas implicações no contexto da pandemia. 
  2. Discutir a nova ideia de normalidade no período pós-vacinação, preparação para o retorno a atividades presenciais e as recomendações do CDC; considerações de valores culturais relacionados a vida familiar e social e a convivência com perspectivas e expectativas divergentes para o atual momento.
  3. Revisar informações e dados sobre o Abuso de Substâncias e Saúde Mental no contexto da pandemia e estratégias de prevenção com foco no autocuidado e manejo do luto
  4. Estratégias da Terapia de Aceitação e Compromisso no processo de vivência do luto
Date and Time: 
July 27, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Listening to scientists and grandmothers: Taking care of a human being

Webinar: Listening to scientists and grandmothers: Taking care of a human being

Series Title: Creating Cultures of Staff Wellness for our Schools and Community Partners

Intended Audience

This series designed for educators, state and district leadership, student mental health staff on campus, and community mental health allies.

Learning Objectives

Participants who join this session will be able to:

  1. Understand science behind practices that support human health and wellbeing.
  2. Learn strategies to support the health and wellbeing of yourself and your colleagues.
  3. Understand the value of caring for basic human needs, individually and collectively.

Session overview

Thriving? Feeling like your best self in the work you are doing with students? In your collaboration with colleagues? Sometimes in our commitment to be responsible, nurturing, effective champions of our students we neglect to ensure we ourselves obtain the care and support necessary to sustain health and vitality. In this session, we review compelling science and practical recommendations about taking time to care for ourselves and our colleagues. This is part of a learning series intended to help you reset and restore your own sense of wellness, and to help inform the way districts and schools promote cultures of care that benefit staff and partners.  Multi-modal resources are provided to support your integration of effective self-care practices.

Date and Time: 
July 28, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Webinar: I am because we are: Reclaiming African culture as a source of strength in Black communities

Webinar: I am because we are: Reclaiming African culture as a source of strength in Black communities

July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (also known as BIPOC Mental Health Month). This year, Mental Health America is focusing on the theme of “Strength in Communities,” examining community-developed systems of support created to fill in gaps within traditional systems. These systems may overlook cultural and historical factors that impede BIPOC mental health.

During this webinar, Dr. Charmain Jackman will share how connecting to African values and cultural practices promotes emotional well-being in Black communities. With a focus on faith, rituals, celebrations, and activism, Dr. Jackman will discuss how community-focused cultural practices such as voudou and healing circles, and cultural values such as ubuntu and sawubona, are central to the resistance, survival, and healing of people from the African diaspora. Dr. Jackman will share how mental health professionals, community healers, media, and global movements are fostering community healing in the face of collective racial trauma. Dr. Jackman will also spotlight organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to community healing.

This 60-minute webinar will: 

  • Discuss historical and current perspectives of voudou, ubuntu, sankofa, and sawubona
  • Address how community-focused interventions are being used to reclaim African culture and identity and to address collective trauma; and
  • Examine how media (such as TV shows and movies) and global movements (e.g., Year of Return) have been instrumental in bringing people from the African diaspora together.

Speaker:

Charmain F. Jackman, Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained, licensed psychologist of Barbadian heritage. Dr. Jackman has over 23 years of experience in the mental health field and is the founder and CEO of InnoPsych, Inc., an organization on a mission to change the face of therapy and to promote wellness and healing for people of color. InnoPsych, Inc., is an award-winning organization focused on increasing access to therapy through its online therapist of color directory and emotional wellness programming. For the past 10 years, Dr. Jackman has served as the Dean of Health & Wellness at Boston Arts Academy, a high school for visual and performing artists. Dr. Jackman also owns a consulting company, where she supports organizations around diversity, equity, and inclusion, adolescent development, and employee wellness.

As a changemaker, Dr. Jackman is passionate about the intersection of psychology, mental health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion and has created social impact initiatives that support community members, entrepreneurs, and mental health professionals. She has used her expertise to shape how organizations respond to and support their employees during the COVID-19 and racial violence crises. Dr. Jackman is the recipient of the City of Boston’s Black History Month 2021 Innovator of the Year Award. In 2020, Dr. Jackman was the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s 2020 PLC Diversity Award.

Dr. Jackman loves talking about mental health and is a national spokesperson for mental health and emotional wellness. She is also a media contributor and has been featured in major news outlets including NPR, Black News Channel, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. 

In 2021, Dr. Jackman created this video to promote positive messages of therapy in the Black community.

Date and Time: 
July 28, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Breaking the silence: Mothering in women sexually abused as children

Webinar: Breaking the silence: Mothering in women sexually abused as children

Approximately 22 million mothers in the U.S. have a history of child sexual abuse (CSA). This workshop will reveal the pain and triumphs of mothering as a survivor by examining the therapeutic needs and concerns of mothers who have survived CSA. The presenter will synthesize the related scholarly literature, her own research, and 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist working with survivor moms. The workshop will name and examine the protective factors that have helped successful mothers to overcome their negative childhood experiences and protect their children from the abuse they experienced.

Presenter: Teresa Gil, PhD, has been a psychotherapist, professor, and trainer for over 25 years. She has a private practice working with women dealing with addictions and recovery from child abuse and trauma. Gil is a full professor at Hudson Valley Community College, where she teaches courses in psychology. She has also taught classes in social work and sociology. Gil has worked as a trainer and consultant in human service settings and facilitated workshops to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to help assess and respond to women and families in crisis, including techniques for engaging families in a working relationship and skills for intervening effectively with clients.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe the risk factors and long-term effects of abuse, including mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, addictions, and low self-worth.
  • Participants will be able to analyze the protective factors in mothers’ lives that support resiliency and their capacity to mother their children in healthy and appropriate ways.
  • Participants will be able to summarize the dynamics that facilitate the intergenerational transmission of abuse and the re-victimization of abuse.
Date and Time: 
July 28, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Webinar: Selecting evidence-based interventions: Finding the best fit

Webinar: Selecting evidence-based interventions: Finding the best fit

Prevention leaders are dedicated to improving the health of their communities through effective strategies to reduce substance misuse and its related consequences. Perhaps the most critical decisions prevention staff weigh are what set of interventions to implement, typically with limited resources. This webinar will provide an introduction to the best processes and resources available to use when making these critical decisions. Attendees will also be given priority to enroll in a new 6-week distance learning course for in-depth, skill-based and real-world learning and practice in selecting evidence-based programs, practices, and policies. 

Objectives

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

•    Describe key features of an evidence-based intervention
•    Name at least two locations to locate potential evidence-based interventions
•    Describe the three conditions for determining the “fit” of an evidence-based intervention
 

Audience

Community, tribal, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members located in the Pacific Southwest states and jurisdictions of American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.

Date and Time: 
July 28, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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