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Webinar: Leveraging systems change for substance misuse prevention – R10

Webinar: Leveraging systems change for substance misuse prevention – R10

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

January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, & 10 ---- 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific
 

Date and Time: 
January 6, 2021 - 9:30am to February 10, 2021 - 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
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2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES

2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES

 

Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) is excited to announce its first offering for 2021 of "The Art and Science of Community Organizing"; a 6-part remote training for community and coalition leaders/organizers and substance abuse and violence prevention practitioners.Training series participants will form Learning Coalitions with other Washington State community wellness promotion professionals to explore cross-cutting themes (critical self-awareness; cultural humility and equity literacy; leading change; and promoting sustainability) as a strategy to strengthen their knowledge and skills for community engagement, organizing and mobilization.

 

Attendees will benefit from the experience of seasoned prevention practitioners who through their cumulative experience, teaching, coaching and the unpacking of 6 Tool Boxes (1) Community Outreach and Engagement; 2) Coalition Building; 3) Group Facilitation; 4) Working with Volunteers; 5) Strategic Planning; and 6) Joint Problem Solving, facilitate a dynamic and very special learning opportunity.

 

This first WASVP training offering of 2021is spread out across seven (7) weeks.

  • Week One: Tuesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 20 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, daily.
  • Week Two: Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, daily.
  • Week Three, Four and Five: no formal sessions; only scheduled Learning Coalition Check-Ins.
  • Week Six: Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, daily.

Priority will be given to practitioners who are available and committed to attending all six of the scheduled sessions and participating as an active member of their assigned Learning Coalition. The course has been approved by the Washington State Substance Abuse Prevention Certification Board, which allows participants who fully complete the course to earn 28-credit hours.

 

The team of facilitators include: Carol Owens, Linda Thompson, Liz Wilhelm, Michele Rastovich, Priscilla Lisicich, Ramona Leber, Wanda Rochelle and Ginlin Woo.

 

The first 30 individuals that complete registration will receive confirmations and relevant costs information. A waiting list will be generated and be used should openings occur. As well, names of interested parties who do not make the enrollment for this first training will be invited to participate in a second offering of the series to occur during the Spring of 2021.

 

Please do not hesitate to link to WASAVP's website www.wasavp.org for more information. Thank you!

Date and Time: 
January 19, 2021 - 9:24am to February 23, 2021 - 1:24pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
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Webinar: Ethics in prevention: A guide for substance abuse prevention practitioners

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

Explore the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics, brought to life with real-world examples, and meet your annual IC&RC prevention ethics requirement for prevention specialist certification. Registration is open now!

Date and Time: 
January 25, 2021 - 6:00am to February 5, 2021 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
 
 
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Prevention fundamentals online: A how-to training for substance misuse prevention practitioners and their partners

Prevention fundamentals online: A how-to training for substance misuse prevention practitioners and their partners

This new, 20-hour, all-virtual foundational training prepares practitioners for the realities of today’s substance misuse prevention environment.

Cost: $800

Date and Time: 
January 25, 2021 - 8:30am to February 3, 2021 - 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
 
Webinar: Winter living: Hope, resilience, love, and strength

Webinar: Winter living: Hope, resilience, love, and strength

This unique winter months series, presented by the National AI/AN ATTC, provides the viewers with an opportunity to discuss strength-based cultural practices and teachings to our peers, friends, and relatives.

The Topics will include Winter Ceremony, Singing/ Spirituality, Family Storytelling, Hunting, Beading, Preparing Medicines, Being Good Relatives, Building Relationships with Everything Around Us, Healing, Sharing, Giving, and Keeping the Fire Lit.

Our hope is to offer a safe and supportive venue to help guide each other through the increasing infection rate, illnesses, and deaths related to COVID-19 that we anticipate are coming the next 3 months. A stark and troubling time indeed, but we will persevere The Light to greet us in Springtime and the better days to come.

Please join us on the dates listed below at 1-3pm CST as we stand united together in supporting and strengthening our resolve.

This special winter series is open all who wish to attend.
Date and Time: 
February 5, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: CADCA: 31st annual national leadership forum

Webinar: CADCA: 31st annual national leadership forum

 

Payment must be received by January 25, 2021. All payments must be paid in full PRIOR to entering the virtual event.

Purchase Orders: Official Purchase Orders (PO) are accepted (not Purchase Requisitions) provided the following guidelines are met. Upon receipt of a completed registration form, CADCA will email an invoice from which you should submit payment. If you submit a PO to CADCA, you are guaranteeing payment for the full amount of the PO by January 25th, 2021. 

Credit Card Payment: Please note that credit card payment is required for those registering online. If you register online, you will receive an immediate email confirmation of your registration. The information supplied on the registration form is passed through a secured server. CADCA reserves the right to review each registration for the appropriateness of the selected registration category and make any necessary corrections. CADCA reserves the right to charge his/her credit card the difference in registration fees.

Payment Change: Once payment is received, any change to the payment method (such as change in credit card numbers) will be treated as a cancellation and subject to a $95 administrative fee (per person). Re-registration will be charged at the current rates and a completed registration form is required for each attendee. CADCA will not process \

 

Date and Time: 
February 1, 2021 - 8:00am to February 4, 2021 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
 
Webinar: SAMHSA’s 17th prevention day

Webinar: SAMHSA’s 17th prevention day

Please join SAMHSA for the 17th annual Prevention Day. This FREE day-long virtual event, (done in collaboration with CADCA’s National Leadership Forum), provides an opportunity for communication and networking between prevention practitioners, community leaders, SAMHSA grantees, researchers and consumers in the behavioral health field. As part of Prevention Day, SAMHSA’s leadership will inform participants about SAMHSA’s prevention priorities for the coming year. Other dynamic speakers will discuss evidence-based preventive interventions and findings from the latest developments in the areas of substance use and misuse prevention, treatment, recovery and mental illness.

This year’s event will feature 25 workshops with topics ranging from Best Practices in Community-Level Prevention Impact Reporting to COVID-19 and Prevention: Lessons Learned and Pandemic-Related Adaptations. Prevention Day will also feature SAMHSA’s Prevention Action Center (a virtual exhibit room where you can interact with many of SAMHSA’s latest tools, resources, and materials. You will also discover what’s new with some of SAMHSA’s flagship programs like National Prevention Week; Talk They Hear You, our national underage drinking media campaign; the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network, and our Underage Drinking Prevention Education Program to learn more about how to get involved with “Communities Talk” town hall meetings.

Date and Time: 
February 1, 2021 - 6:45am to 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
6:45 AM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: The effects of COVID-19 on alcohol sales, consumption and harms

Webinar: The effects of COVID-19 on alcohol sales, consumption and harms

Hosted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. This webinar will explore alcohol sales, consumption patterns and impacts during the pandemic, drawing on the results of surveys and polls commissioned by CCSA and others.

Date and Time: 
February 2, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
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.

Date and Time: 
February 2, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

In this one-hour readiness primer, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez, from Washington State University will describe the ​steps for preparing to deliver the Strengthening Families Program 10-14 virtually along with the recommended adaptation​s. She will review the practical requirements (e.g. virtual and technology requirements, facilitator preparations, family engagement packets, etc.) for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14, and will work with attendees to determine their readiness for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14. Participants will leave with an understanding of what is needed to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting and information on next steps.

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators, coordinators, support staff, and others who are interested in learning more about the SFP 10-14 virtual curriculum adaptation.

Date and Time: 
February 2, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Webinar: Substance use screening tools for adolescents

Webinar: Substance use screening tools for adolescents

One of the largest barriers to providing appropriate substance use services to adolescents is getting them to open up about their use and engage in conversation to reduce or eliminate it, if necessary. The Using SBIRT to Talk to Adolescents about Substance Use four-part webinar series introduces health professionals to the SBIRT model as a way to learn from adolescents about their substance use, talk about what might motivate them to make a decision to reduce or abstain (if needed), and execute a plan to do so.

This first webinar in the series discusses the value, rationale for, and evidence of using the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model with adolescents as well as the use of valid, brief screening tools for substance use and other risk factors and how to determine the recommended level of intervention based on level of risk. Participants will learn how to introduce screening to adolescents and how to relate screening score results to level of risk and appropriate level of intervention. This webinar will review the CRAFFT+N 2.1, S2BI, the NIDA Modified ASSIST Levels 1 and 2, BSTAD, PHQ-2/9A, and C-SSRS for use with adolescents, providing instructions and scoring for each.

Along with cutting-edge, evidence-based education, the expert presenters will provide sample scripts and role plays so participants gain strategies to use right away with adolescents in many settings. This free education is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain an in-depth understanding of SBIRT and its use with adolescents, designed for both those who are new to SBIRT and for those who want more advanced training beyond an overview.

Date and Time: 
February 3, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: The importance of working with school resource officers

Webinar: The importance of working with school resource officers

In order to effectively promote delinquency prevention and promote safe schools, juvenile court prosecutors must work closely with school superintendents and school resource officers. This webinar will provide an overview of the importance of school resource officers and also include real-life examples of existing relationships and policies that help to achieve these goals.

Date and Time: 
February 3, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: ACEs discussion group #2 strategies to prevent and address ACEs

Webinar: ACEs discussion group #2 strategies to prevent and address ACEs

The purpose of the discussion groups is to gather feedback from behavioral health workers and relevant stakeholders on their experiences and opinions on what types of ACEs tools would be valuable to their work, how best to host and share those tools, barriers and gaps to addressing ACEs in their communities, as well other ACEs needs. Input from the discussion groups will be used to inform materials developed and outreach by NIHB regarding ACEs tools.

It is recommended that you register and attend each session as the conversations will build upon one another and will help to ensure we have a robust and worthwhile discussion. However, you are welcome to join any session.

Key Session Goal(s):
• Understand protective factors, barriers, and gaps to preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences

Date and Time: 
February 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: 117th Congress: What you need to know

Webinar: 117th Congress: What you need to know

A new Congress and President take office in January with a full slate of health care issues on the agenda. While managing the coronavirus response will be a top priority for the Biden Administration, policymakers are also expected to focus heavily on the substance use and mental health impacts of the pandemic. In this presentation, we will examine how the central policy discussions of the 117th Congress will impact the addiction profession. We will also explore the critical role advocacy plays in shaping federal addiction policy.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to discuss the agenda of the 117th congress as it pertains to the addiction profession.
  • Particpants will be able to summarize how the central policy discussions of the 177th Congress will impact the addiction profession.
  • Participants will be able to describe the critical role advocacy plays in shaping federal addiction policy.
Date and Time: 
February 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Connecting with youth in a time of physical disconnection

Webinar: Connecting with youth in a time of physical disconnection

How do we apply the Science of the Positive in times of uncertainty? What does positive messaging look like during a global pandemic? Can we apply Positive Community Norms to messaging about COVID19? How can we continue messaging about anything else?  

This team-led series of five virtual workshops will address these questions and show how the Science of the Positive can be a touchstone and a guide for public health practitioners during difficult and confusing times. No previous experience is necessary, but we recommend that newcomers also register for the Introduction to Positive Community Norms. 

Schools are closed for the foreseeable future. How can we test our messages without contact with youth? Where can we reach them with our messages? In this workshop, we will discuss alternative ways to pilot-test and deliver messages via social media and more.

Date and Time: 
February 4, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: High in Plain Sight: Drug trends, concealment, drug testing and more

Webinar: High in Plain Sight: Drug trends, concealment, drug testing and more

Officer Jermaine Galloway, the Tall Cop, is hosting this webinar on today's evolving drug trend topics. Cost: $39.00

Date and Time: 
February 4, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Strengthening families: What role can courts play in upstream family preservation?

Webinar: Strengthening families: What role can courts play in upstream family preservation?

Courts can have a positive impact on families affected by the opioid crisis, but traditionally that role has been reactive, occurring after a dependency petition is filed. Increasing reports of maltreatment due to substance use disorders in conjunction with more children entering an overburdened foster care system can produce poor outcomes for children and families. Serving the needs of children and families affected by substance use and misuse can be proactive. Preventative, upstream approaches can decrease the negative impacts on children, decrease the load on formalized systems, and help families stay together while they heal.
In working with families at risk for child welfare system involvement, there is a valuable judicial leadership role for the courts within the community. There is also an increasingly recognized role for courts and judges in working with individual at-risk families prior to petition and even prior to child welfare agency involvement. Further, as courts are evaluating their old “business as usual” practices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and taking a critical look at reengineering their roles, practices, and policies, there are opportunities for courts to strengthen their collaborative roles within their communities to help families at risk.

This webinar will highlight two jurisdictions – Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama – and the upstream and pre-petition work that their courts have engaged in to better serve families at risk of child welfare system involvement.

Moderated by Nora Sydow, Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State Courts

Date and Time: 
February 4, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
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Webinar: Leveraging systems change for substance misuse prevention – R10

Webinar: Leveraging systems change for substance misuse prevention – R10

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

January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, & 10 ---- 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Pacific
 

Date and Time: 
January 6, 2021 - 9:30am to February 10, 2021 - 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
 
 
 
 
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2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES

2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES

 

Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) is excited to announce its first offering for 2021 of "The Art and Science of Community Organizing"; a 6-part remote training for community and coalition leaders/organizers and substance abuse and violence prevention practitioners.Training series participants will form Learning Coalitions with other Washington State community wellness promotion professionals to explore cross-cutting themes (critical self-awareness; cultural humility and equity literacy; leading change; and promoting sustainability) as a strategy to strengthen their knowledge and skills for community engagement, organizing and mobilization.

 

Attendees will benefit from the experience of seasoned prevention practitioners who through their cumulative experience, teaching, coaching and the unpacking of 6 Tool Boxes (1) Community Outreach and Engagement; 2) Coalition Building; 3) Group Facilitation; 4) Working with Volunteers; 5) Strategic Planning; and 6) Joint Problem Solving, facilitate a dynamic and very special learning opportunity.

 

This first WASVP training offering of 2021is spread out across seven (7) weeks.

  • Week One: Tuesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 20 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, daily.
  • Week Two: Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, daily.
  • Week Three, Four and Five: no formal sessions; only scheduled Learning Coalition Check-Ins.
  • Week Six: Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, daily.

Priority will be given to practitioners who are available and committed to attending all six of the scheduled sessions and participating as an active member of their assigned Learning Coalition. The course has been approved by the Washington State Substance Abuse Prevention Certification Board, which allows participants who fully complete the course to earn 28-credit hours.

 

The team of facilitators include: Carol Owens, Linda Thompson, Liz Wilhelm, Michele Rastovich, Priscilla Lisicich, Ramona Leber, Wanda Rochelle and Ginlin Woo.

 

The first 30 individuals that complete registration will receive confirmations and relevant costs information. A waiting list will be generated and be used should openings occur. As well, names of interested parties who do not make the enrollment for this first training will be invited to participate in a second offering of the series to occur during the Spring of 2021.

 

Please do not hesitate to link to WASAVP's website www.wasavp.org for more information. Thank you!

Date and Time: 
January 19, 2021 - 9:24am to February 23, 2021 - 1:24pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
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Webinar: Culturally sensitive care for Two-Spirit individuals

Webinar: Culturally sensitive care for Two-Spirit individuals

Presented by by Sadé Heart of the Hawk Ali, MA.

Outcomes/Objectives

  1. Examine the history and healthcare challenges experienced by Two Spirit people in order to provide the best optimal care.
  2. Employ suicide-safer care through screening, assessment and safety planning that is resonate with Two Spirit people.
  3. Apply strategies for ensuring safety for Two Spirit youth, including those affected by bullying.
Date and Time: 
February 8, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Virtual Native talking circles: Staying connected in challenging times

Webinar: Virtual Native talking circles: Staying connected in challenging times

Please join us for our virtual talking circle. This event is held on the fourth Monday of each month. This group will be facilitated by a Native guest and will focus on concerns about yourself, your family, your work, and/or your tribal community that you may be experiencing during these uncertain times. There is no fee or expectation to participate in this event. This is a respectful meeting space. Come share your concerns, offer support, and respect the group’s privacy.

 

Date and Time: 
February 8, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Community resilience initiative: Course 1 Trauma-informed training of trainers 4-Day course

Webinar: Community resilience initiative: Course 1 Trauma-informed training of trainers 4-Day course

Trauma-Informed Training for Trainers is a course that prepares individuals to conduct CRI’s Trauma-Informed Certification Program, Course 1 in his or her organization or agency. Attendee must have taken CRI’s Trauma-Informed Certification Course 1 as a prerequisite for this course.

Trauma-Informed Training for Trainers is a course that prepares individuals to conduct CRI’s Trauma-Informed Certification Program, Course 1 in his or her organization or agency. Attendee must have taken CRI’s Trauma-Informed Certification Course 1 as a prerequisite for this course.

This online 4 Part [3 hours per part] Course will be held via Zoom over the course of four days. February 9, February 11, February 16, and February 18, 2021.  9:00am to 12:00pm (Pacific) each day.

Attendees will learn to deliver material consistent with relevant research. They will receive training tips to present everything from the N.E.A.R. Sciences, Brain States, and CRI’s signature R.O.L.E.S. Training; a research-based approach to responding to trauma. This acclaimed training for trainers also introduces individuals to ECTcellence, a trauma-informed instructional framework to effectively and efficiently facilitate the learning process.  

Training materials include: 

  • A sample training agenda that can be modified for use in agency or organizational presentations.

  • Comprehensive key points that not only provide informative training assistance, but can also be utilized to create helpful handouts for your agency participants.

  • Download link to functional PowerPoint presentations and relevant research articles and supporting materials.

  • Training Evaluation Template to help trainers assess their training effectiveness and relevance. 

Cost: $350 per person and includes Training Materials 

Dates: February 9, February 11, February 16, and February 18, 2021.  9:00am to 12:00pm (Pacific) each day.

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm (Pacific) 

Date and Time: 
February 9, 2021 - 9:00am to February 18, 2021 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
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Webinar: Effectively communicating in a new virtual world

Webinar: Effectively communicating in a new virtual world

COVID-19 has impacted much of our daily lives, including how we communicate with today’s youth.  In a time when digital communication is so prominent, are we using it to reach young people effectively? And how can we apply these best practices in real-world situations?

In this one-hour virtual event, you will:

  • Hear from youth on how the current virtual world has affected their overall health.
  • Discover new decision-making best practices that share power among youth and adults to advance co-created strategies for improving the health of our communities.
  • Learn what attracts the attention of our youth and how to actively create virtual conversations that will create effective change in the real world.
Date and Time: 
February 9, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
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.

Date and Time: 
February 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

In this one-hour readiness primer, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez, from Washington State University will describe the ​steps for preparing to deliver the Strengthening Families Program 10-14 virtually along with the recommended adaptation​s. She will review the practical requirements (e.g. virtual and technology requirements, facilitator preparations, family engagement packets, etc.) for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14, and will work with attendees to determine their readiness for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14. Participants will leave with an understanding of what is needed to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting and information on next steps.

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators, coordinators, support staff, and others who are interested in learning more about the SFP 10-14 virtual curriculum adaptation.

Date and Time: 
February 9, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Webinar: Using GONA principles to implement the SPF in Native and Indigenous communities

Webinar: Using GONA principles to implement the SPF in Native and Indigenous communities

This webinar will provide an overview of a training designed for Tribal communities to strengthen their ability to engage and sustain community stakeholder participation in the implementation of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) using Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) principles at the tribal/village level. This training was developed to build the capacity of tribal prevention advocates who have little or no experience with the SPF and have voiced their need for more culturally appropriate strategies for SPF implementation. This effort strives to make the connection between GONA and the SPF and to ensure that the content is reflective of the core principle “Culture is Prevention” as evidenced by the focus on how traditional native culture sustainability strategies organically include the 5 steps of the SPF, while adhering to the core teachings of the GONA. The training uses the GONA curriculum as a lens to review the essential elements of the SPF: its benefits, its effectiveness, and especially, its cultural relevance. This webinar will take participants through the training itself, including the four phases of the GONA, while simultaneously introducing the appropriate step of the SPF that aligns with each phase.

The last 15 minutes of this webinar will be dedicated to open discussion and Q&A with the presenter about accessing this training in the future

Date and Time: 
February 9, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
 
Webinar: COVID-19 and alcohol policy

Webinar: COVID-19 and alcohol policy

Hosted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. Evidence-informed alcohol policies are crucial tools to minimize the harms associated with alcohol use. This webinar will explore policies for preventing and reducing the negative impacts of alcohol use, focusing on changes made to alcohol policy during the COVID-19 pandemic and their implications for public health.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Erin Hobin, Scientist, Public Health Ontario
  • Dr. Catherine Paradis, Senior Research and Policy Analyst, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Date and Time: 
February 10, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Brief intervention for adolescents part I: BNI using MI strategies

Webinar: Brief intervention for adolescents part I: BNI using MI strategies

Description: One of the largest barriers to providing appropriate substance use services to adolescents is getting them to open up about their use and engage in conversation to reduce or eliminate it, if necessary. The Using SBIRT to Talk to Adolescents about Substance Use four-part webinar series introduces health professionals to the SBIRT model as a way to learn from adolescents about their substance use, talk about what might motivate them to make a decision to reduce or abstain (if needed), and execute a plan to do so.

This second webinar in the series demonstrates how to deliver brief interventions to adolescents using the Brief Negotiated Interview (BNI) informed by motivational interviewing (MI), using sample dialogues. The BNI is a great way to facilitate conversation with adolescents about their substance use, as well as what might motivate them to seek treatment, if necessary. These are the key ingredients to change for adolescents.

Along with cutting-edge, evidence-based education, the expert presenters will provide sample scripts and role plays so participants gain strategies to use right away with adolescents in many settings. This free education is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain an in-depth understanding of SBIRT and its use with adolescents, designed for both those who are new to SBIRT and for those who want more advanced training beyond an overview.

Date and Time: 
February 10, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Healthy Native Youth: Connecting our past to our present re-traumatization

Webinar: Healthy Native Youth: Connecting our past to our present re-traumatization

We Are A Community of Practice

  • We welcome you to join Healthy Native Youth’s Community ofPractice virtual gatherings held the second Wednesday of everymonth at 10-11:30 am PST.
  • Sessions include new resources and opportunities to engage withtopical experts. As a community, we share our strengths andexpertise 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.

How To Join

To join by phone only: 1-253-215-8782

  • Press *6 to mute your line when not speaking.

Text HEALTHY to 97779 and receive Community of Practice connection info each month on your phone!

Date and Time: 
February 10, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 1/2

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 1/2

Description: In this two-part virtual ​delivery training, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez from Washington State University will review the virtual curriculum adaptation for Strengthening Families Program 10-14Participants will leave with an understanding of how to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting (actual application/practice will happen during the training)

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators and support staff who are preparing to implement SFP 10-14 virtually in the next 1-3 months.

 

Registration: Recommended to attend a 1-hour readiness primer (SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Information Primer) where you will be given an overview of the logistics, technology requirements, and resource handouts to help support your virtual delivery of SFP. For more information, please email SFP 10-14 Community of Practice (CoP) and Evaluation Coordinator Sabrina DiGennaro (sabrina.digennaro@wsu.edu) or WSU SFP 10-14 CoP (sfp.1014@wsu.edu).

 
 
Date and Time: 
February 10, 2021 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
 
Webinar: Introduction to environmental strategies: part 1

Webinar: Introduction to environmental strategies: part 1

This two-part webinar will provide substance misuse prevention practitioners with an overview of environmental strategies. The series will focus on the importance of environmental strategies and how they differ from individual-focused prevention programs. It will also highlight three categories of environmental strategies: communications, policies, and enforcement.

In order to the most out of these trainings and to get a certificate of attendance you will need to attend both sessions of this training.  You will only need to register once – the Zoom link will be the same for both sessions.  

Part 1: February 10, will cover the basics of what environmental strategies are, the benefits and limitations of using them, how they differ from individual-focused strategies, and the communication category of environmental strategies.

Part 2: February 17, will focus on the policy and enforcement categories of environmental strategies, as well as the resource available to guide the selection and implementation of environmental strategies.

Learning Objectives

  • Define environmental strategies for substance misuse prevention
  • Distinguish between environmental strategies and individual-focused strategies
  • Identify the benefits and limitations of using environmental strategies
  • Describe four types of communication strategies
Date and Time: 
February 10, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: The urban American Indian traditional spirituality program: Community engagement and cultural adaptation in Indigenous health

Webinar: The urban American Indian traditional spirituality program: Community engagement and cultural adaptation in Indigenous health

We warmly welcome you to join us for the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine's Spring 2021 Proseminar in Social Medicine. The second lecture in the Spring '21 series, "The Urban American Indian Traditional Spirituality Program: Community Engagement and Cultural Adaptation in Indigenous Health" by Dr. Joseph Gone, will be held on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 at 12pm EST via Zoom.

Dr. Gone is an international expert in the psychology and mental health of American Indians and other Indigenous peoples. A professor at Harvard University, Dr. Gone has collaborated with tribal communities for 25 years to re-envision conventional mental health services for advancing Indigenous well-being.

Dr. Gone will be joined by discussant Dr. Byron Good, Professor of Medical Anthropology

Date and Time: 
February 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Webinar: Substance use and women’s reproductive health

Webinar: Substance use and women’s reproductive health

The science is clear. From a physiological standpoint, women and men respond differently to alcohol and other drug use. These differences in biochemistry and organ function include important reproductive health implications for women. Join the Betty Ford Center’s Alta DeRoo, MD, an OB‑GYN and addiction medicine physician, to learn more about the physiological effects of substance use on women’s reproductive health.

Objectives

Distinguish key physiological differences between women’s and men’s response to substance use
Describe the physiological effects of alcohol and other drug use on women
Identify risks and potential impact of substance use on women’s reproductive health

Date and Time: 
February 10, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
 
Webinar: Presentation development and design training

Webinar: Presentation development and design training

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After the session, participants will be able to:
• Apply a four-step process to create brain-friendly presentations
• List the most common presenter mistakes and understand how to prevent them
• Use tools and techniques that enhance learning
• Increase audience engagement and participation
• Use and display data effectively
• Design compelling, polished visual aids for presentations

Date and Time: 
February 11, 2021 - 7:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Webinar
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 2/2

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 2/2

Description: In this two-part virtual ​delivery training, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez from Washington State University will review the virtual curriculum adaptation for Strengthening Families Program 10-14Participants will leave with an understanding of how to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting (actual application/practice will happen during the training)

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators and support staff who are preparing to implement SFP 10-14 virtually in the next 1-3 months.

 

Registration: Recommended to attend a 1-hour readiness primer (SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Information Primer) where you will be given an overview of the logistics, technology requirements, and resource handouts to help support your virtual delivery of SFP. For more information, please email SFP 10-14 Community of Practice (CoP) and Evaluation Coordinator Sabrina DiGennaro (sabrina.digennaro@wsu.edu) or WSU SFP 10-14 CoP (sfp.1014@wsu.edu).

 
 
Date and Time: 
February 11, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Applying the Science of the Positive to COVID19 messaging

Webinar: Applying the Science of the Positive to COVID19 messaging

How do we apply the Science of the Positive in times of uncertainty? What does positive messaging look like during a global pandemic? Can we apply Positive Community Norms to messaging about COVID19? How can we continue messaging about anything else?  

This team-led series of five virtual workshops will address these questions and show how the Science of the Positive can be a touchstone and a guide for public health practitioners during difficult and confusing times. No previous experience is necessary, but we recommend that newcomers also register for the Introduction to Positive Community Norms. 

Many of us have been pulled away from our regular issues and projects to focus on COVID19 messaging. How can the Science of the Positive guide messaging about COVID19, and keep us from resorting to scare tactics and approaches based on fear?

Date and Time: 
February 11, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Policy implications of COVID-19 on alcohol and marijuana use

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

Our relationship to alcohol and marijuana is changing in alarming ways. 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. Join practitioners from across the country to examine the impact of these policy changes, their effects on public health, and strategies for mitigating these effects.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe changes in alcohol and marijuana use since the onset of COVID-19
  • Identify alcohol and marijuana policies that have changed since the onset of COVID-19
  • Identify strategies to mitigate the effects of harmful alcohol and marijuana policies
  • Identify strategies for shaping new policies that support healthy outcomes

Presenters

Gisela Rots, MS is a public health expert and highly skilled trainer, leads programs that improve outcomes for vulnerable populations through the use of evidence-based strategies. She specializes in substance misuse prevention, youth risk prevention, and policy development. For over 15 years, she has managed award-winning training programs, integrated trauma-informed approaches into prevention, advised state agencies and community coalitions, and developed cross-sector partnerships to improve services.

Chuck Klevgaard, BSW is a nationally recognized expert in substance misuse prevention, public health, and school-based health. Drawing on his experience in collective impact and prevention-focused partnerships, he builds the capacity of states, tribes, schools, communities, and cities to use evidence-based substance misuse prevention and intervention strategies.

Date and Time: 
February 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: School-based screening, brief intervention and referral to (SBIRT) services/treatment

Webinar: School-based screening, brief intervention and referral to (SBIRT) services/treatment

Schools have historically struggled to implement effective school-wide public health-oriented strategies to identify early signs of emerging behavioral health difficulties - like depression, suicidality, anxiety and substance use - and to proactively engage students, caregivers and community and school-based counselors teams in a coordinated response.  Early signs of these behavioral health difficulties often emerge, and are missed, in middle school.  An innovative new adaption of School Based Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) that is tailored specifically for the middle school environment, engages caregivers and school-based behavioral health teams.  Pairing this engaging new screening and triage technology developed by King County and the University of Washington with a set of developmentally appropriate and motivational brief intervention elements. This adapted, effective and research supported SBIRT model designed by Reclaiming Futures is showing promise in helping identify and respond to emerging behavioral health issues before it reaches a point of crisis.  This presentation will cover the implementation lessons and evaluation findings of the SB:SBIRT Project from 2018 -2020 serving over 10,000 students. Implications for work done on college campuses will be discussed.

 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/93042654012

Or iPhone one-tap :

    US: +12532158782,,93042654012#  or +13462487799,,93042654012#

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656

Webinar ID: 930 4265 4012

Date and Time: 
February 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Listening session series: The role of prevention professionals in supporting People of Color - Part 1

Webinar: Listening session series: The role of prevention professionals in supporting People of Color - Part 1

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the historical issues of social injustice and structural racism. In response, a number of organizations hosted webinars and learning communities discussing health equity and its relationship to the substance misuse prevention field and the implementation of best practices and programs. As we move further into 2021, it’s important to remember that these issues have NOT changed. Our work is NOT done.

This listening session series is designed for two audiences: 1) Prevention practitioners who are in leadership positions; and 2) All other prevention professionals working in the field of prevention. The purpose of the sessions is to create a space to truly evaluate the role of prevention professionals in addressing structural racism and in supporting people of color.

Please download the handout, Structural Racism and Supporting People of Color: The Role of Prevention Professionals. This will be used to guide the conversation and to discuss the practical application of the recommendations outlined. Also, you may like to listen to our archived webinars prior to the listening session series:

Webinar: Why Health Equity Matters in Prevention Part 1
Webinar: Why Health Equity Matters in Prevention Part 2

Date and Time: 
February 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
 
 
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2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES

2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES

 

Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) is excited to announce its first offering for 2021 of "The Art and Science of Community Organizing"; a 6-part remote training for community and coalition leaders/organizers and substance abuse and violence prevention practitioners.Training series participants will form Learning Coalitions with other Washington State community wellness promotion professionals to explore cross-cutting themes (critical self-awareness; cultural humility and equity literacy; leading change; and promoting sustainability) as a strategy to strengthen their knowledge and skills for community engagement, organizing and mobilization.

 

Attendees will benefit from the experience of seasoned prevention practitioners who through their cumulative experience, teaching, coaching and the unpacking of 6 Tool Boxes (1) Community Outreach and Engagement; 2) Coalition Building; 3) Group Facilitation; 4) Working with Volunteers; 5) Strategic Planning; and 6) Joint Problem Solving, facilitate a dynamic and very special learning opportunity.

 

This first WASVP training offering of 2021is spread out across seven (7) weeks.

  • Week One: Tuesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 20 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, daily.
  • Week Two: Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, daily.
  • Week Three, Four and Five: no formal sessions; only scheduled Learning Coalition Check-Ins.
  • Week Six: Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, daily.

Priority will be given to practitioners who are available and committed to attending all six of the scheduled sessions and participating as an active member of their assigned Learning Coalition. The course has been approved by the Washington State Substance Abuse Prevention Certification Board, which allows participants who fully complete the course to earn 28-credit hours.

 

The team of facilitators include: Carol Owens, Linda Thompson, Liz Wilhelm, Michele Rastovich, Priscilla Lisicich, Ramona Leber, Wanda Rochelle and Ginlin Woo.

 

The first 30 individuals that complete registration will receive confirmations and relevant costs information. A waiting list will be generated and be used should openings occur. As well, names of interested parties who do not make the enrollment for this first training will be invited to participate in a second offering of the series to occur during the Spring of 2021.

 

Please do not hesitate to link to WASAVP's website www.wasavp.org for more information. Thank you!

Date and Time: 
January 19, 2021 - 9:24am to February 23, 2021 - 1:24pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
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Webinar: Community resilience initiative: Course 1 Trauma-informed training of trainers 4-Day course

Webinar: Community resilience initiative: Course 1 Trauma-informed training of trainers 4-Day course

Trauma-Informed Training for Trainers is a course that prepares individuals to conduct CRI’s Trauma-Informed Certification Program, Course 1 in his or her organization or agency. Attendee must have taken CRI’s Trauma-Informed Certification Course 1 as a prerequisite for this course.

Trauma-Informed Training for Trainers is a course that prepares individuals to conduct CRI’s Trauma-Informed Certification Program, Course 1 in his or her organization or agency. Attendee must have taken CRI’s Trauma-Informed Certification Course 1 as a prerequisite for this course.

This online 4 Part [3 hours per part] Course will be held via Zoom over the course of four days. February 9, February 11, February 16, and February 18, 2021.  9:00am to 12:00pm (Pacific) each day.

Attendees will learn to deliver material consistent with relevant research. They will receive training tips to present everything from the N.E.A.R. Sciences, Brain States, and CRI’s signature R.O.L.E.S. Training; a research-based approach to responding to trauma. This acclaimed training for trainers also introduces individuals to ECTcellence, a trauma-informed instructional framework to effectively and efficiently facilitate the learning process.  

Training materials include: 

  • A sample training agenda that can be modified for use in agency or organizational presentations.

  • Comprehensive key points that not only provide informative training assistance, but can also be utilized to create helpful handouts for your agency participants.

  • Download link to functional PowerPoint presentations and relevant research articles and supporting materials.

  • Training Evaluation Template to help trainers assess their training effectiveness and relevance. 

Cost: $350 per person and includes Training Materials 

Dates: February 9, February 11, February 16, and February 18, 2021.  9:00am to 12:00pm (Pacific) each day.

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm (Pacific) 

Date and Time: 
February 9, 2021 - 9:00am to February 18, 2021 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
 
 
 
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 1/3

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 1/3

Description: In this three-part virtual ​delivery training, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez from Washington State University will review the virtual curriculum adaptation for Strengthening Families Program 10-14Participants will leave with an understanding of how to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting (actual application/practice will happen during the training)

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators and support staff who are preparing to implement SFP 10-14 virtually in the next 1-3 months.

 

Registration: Recommended to attend a 1-hour readiness primer (SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Information Primer) where you will be given an overview of the logistics, technology requirements, and resource handouts to help support your virtual delivery of SFP. For more information, please email SFP 10-14 Community of Practice (CoP) and Evaluation Coordinator Sabrina DiGennaro (sabrina.digennaro@wsu.edu) or WSU SFP 10-14 CoP (sfp.1014@wsu.edu).

 
Date and Time: 
February 15, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Prevention Policy Day

Webinar: Prevention Policy Day

This annual youth-focused advocacy event is a great way to provide all youth with a voice into the government (making) process.
You are encouraged to make appointments to meet with your legislators to discuss healthy community priorities.
Start now setting up your own meetings with your Legislators!

Date and Time: 
February 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
File attachments: 
Location: 
Virtual
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

DBHR is hosting a virtual
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST).


Dates: February 16, 17, 18, 22, and 23, 2021

Time: 9am – 2pm daily

Registration: Training has reached capacity, if you would like to be added to the waitlist email: PxTraining@hca.wa.gov

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


LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

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

TRAINING CONTENT:

  • Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics
    • Basic terminology and facts
    • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
    • Addiction and the brain
    • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Setting the Foundation: From Theory to Practice
    • Behavioral health
    • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
    • Public health approach
    • Risk and protective factors
    • Developmental perspective
  • Application: SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework
    • Assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
    • Cultural competence, sustainability
Date and Time: 
February 16, 2021 - 9:00am to February 23, 2021 - 2:00pm
Location: 
virtual
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Webinar: Building the Latinx prevention workforce

Webinar: Building the Latinx prevention workforce

There are many destabilizing aspects of social adaptation in the United States for Latinos including discovering their career path.   Prevention is not a very well known field in the Hispanic/Latino community although many protective factors used in prevention are inherent to the Latino family.  The journey toward building the Latinx Prevention Workforce must pay careful attention to issues of ethnic and cultural sensitivity and overall cultural competence. We know that culture and language pose significant barriers to providing the appropriate workforce for some populations.

This webinar will examine the challenges and opportunities to build a Latinx prevention workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the Latinx Community
  2. Understand Language as a barrier and as a benefit
  3. Discuss workforce Issues affecting Latinx individuals
  4. Define workforce challenges and barriers
  5. Provide Actionable Solutions
Date and Time: 
February 16, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Webinar: School-based suicide prevention

Webinar: School-based suicide prevention

Description: Unfortunately, schools and school communities are not exempt from suicide crises, which may involve multiple suicide attempts, single or multiple suicides, or increased suicidality in community members in response to suicides either within or outside of the community (suicide contagion). These crises are often influenced and intensified by reports in both traditional and social media. Bullying both in and outside the school is a known risk factor for suicidality in youth. All of the presenters have been and continue to be directly involved in school suicide crisis response, and will describe lessons learned in tailoring crisis response to provide the best fit for that school and school community’s culture, custom, practices, and needs in coping with the particular circumstances and specific nature of the suicide crisis at hand. Strategies to mitigate against bullying and problematic media reporting will also be discussed.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine and contrast the defining characteristics of the variety of suicidal crises that adversely affect schools.
  2. Develop strategies to minimize risk factors such as media reporting and bullying that exacerbate youth suicidality.
  3. Employ strategies for suicide crisis response that best fit a school’s unique needs.
Date and Time: 
February 16, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Understanding suicide and substance misuse among urban Native Youth

Webinar: Understanding suicide and substance misuse among urban Native Youth

The Promoting Mental Wellness: Addressing Suicide and Substance Misuse Among Urban Native Youth During COVID-19 series is focused on promoting the mental wellness of urban Native youth by providing UIO staff and leadership with a comprehensive view of the extent of suicide and substance misuse among this group, strategies of addressing these concerns through clinical treatment, with special consideration of the impact of COVID-19.

Objectives:
1. Understand extent of substance misuse and suicide among Native Youth and Young Adults
2. Recognize risk factors of substance misuse and suicide among Native Youth and Young Adults
3. Recognize protective factors of substance misuse and suicide among Native Youth and Young Adults
4. Assess the impact of COVID-19 on substance misuse and suicide among Native Youth and Young Adults

Date and Time: 
February 16, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Smartphone-based tobacco cessation interventions with American Indians in Oklahoma

Webinar: Smartphone-based tobacco cessation interventions with American Indians in Oklahoma

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce a Commercial Tobacco Cessation Community Learning Webinar Series that highlights tobacco cessation in Indian Country. Webinars series will cover topics like Tribal efforts to make gaming facilities smoke-free, tobacco cessation strategies with smartphone applications, tobacco cessation with youth, and more.

Join the second webinar in this series featuring Dr. Ashley B. Cole from Oklahoma State University who will share strategies for tobacco cessation via smartphone applications for American Indians and applying strength-based approaches to reduce tobacco-related health inequities among American Indian populations.

Date and Time: 
February 16, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Introduction to Harm Reduction Principles and Practice

Webinar: Introduction to Harm Reduction Principles and Practice

Webinar: Introduction to Harm Reduction Principles and Practice

Date: Tuesday February 16th, 2021 from 12 pm - 1 pm PST

Registration required: https://wsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/8316113595971/WN_MhjvKS9pQNShcz78wA1CZQ

Description: Shift your understanding of harmful behaviors and the approach you take in serving people engaged in substance use and self-harm. In this training, we will explore the universality of self-harm, identify harmful behaviors as survival tools and focus on empathy and connection with individuals utilizing substances and self-harm. 

Audience: All prevention, treatment, and recovery providers as well as community members interested in learning more about the harm reduction philosophy.

This webinar is hosted by the WSU Center for Rural Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery in partnership with Pathways Vermont. 

Speaker: Rebeka Lawrence-Gomez has been with Pathways Vermont since its inception in 2009. Rebeka was a team member on the frst rural Housing First team working initially in housing search and then as a service team member. She now serves as director of operations at Pathways Vermont and in this role she has overseen expansion of housing first services in scope, capacity and geographic range as well as the start-up of multiple alternative mental health services. She is committed to human rights, opportunities for everyone, and individual choice. She has extensive experience in facilitation and material development and provided training in the United States and overseas to a wide variety of audiences and learners. Prior to her work with Pathways she served as a Peace Corps volunteer and worked with Disability Rights Vermont.

Date and Time: 
February 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Adolescents, young adults and opioid use: When is it a problem? What to do?

Webinar: Adolescents, young adults and opioid use: When is it a problem? What to do?

Experimenting and pushing limits are normal developmental parts of adolescence and young adulthood. This may encompass experimenting with various substances that are easy to acquire and, unfortunately, that includes opioids. Whether they're buying pills and heroin off the street or getting prescriptions from medical professionals, how can we best prevent opioid abuse in this population and provide the best intervention and treatment when there is a problem? This webinar will explore 10 vulnerabilities to developing an opioid addiction 2) warning signs that a young person is misusing a prescription 3) conversations (that take 3 minutes or less) that can help prevent misuse of mediation and 4) various options for treatment with the pros and cons of each.

Date and Time: 
February 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Minerva Technical Assistance & enter session data module Call (online via GoTo Meeting)

Minerva Technical Assistance & enter session data module Call (online via GoTo Meeting)

We will start the Minerva TA call with general questions and technical assistance like we typically do. The second half will be devoted to the Enter session data module

with slides handy.

About Minerva TA Calls:

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

Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online via GoTo Meeting)
Tue, Feb 16, 2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/129472757

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 129-472-757

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
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Date and Time: 
February 16, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
Webinar: Vaping 101: Key concepts, trends, & evidence

Webinar: Vaping 101: Key concepts, trends, & evidence

E-cigarettes, also called vapes or vape pens, are battery-operated products that deliver nicotine, cannabis, and/or other chemicals in an aerosol for inhalation. Known as vaping, this mode of nicotine and cannabis use comes with a host of public health concerns, especially for youth. Join the Washington Poison Center in taking a deep dive into vaping, including the devices used, their contents, health effects, current trends, and youth-specific concerns.

Date and Time: 
February 16, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:03pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
2:00 PM to 3:03 PM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

In this one-hour readiness primer, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez, from Washington State University will describe the ​steps for preparing to deliver the Strengthening Families Program 10-14 virtually along with the recommended adaptation​s. She will review the practical requirements (e.g. virtual and technology requirements, facilitator preparations, family engagement packets, etc.) for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14, and will work with attendees to determine their readiness for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14. Participants will leave with an understanding of what is needed to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting and information on next steps.

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators, coordinators, support staff, and others who are interested in learning more about the SFP 10-14 virtual curriculum adaptation.

Date and Time: 
February 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Webinar: People before profits: The evaluation of cannabis policies and where prevention fits in

Webinar: People before profits: The evaluation of cannabis policies and where prevention fits in

Pacific Southwest PTTC webinar. Presenter: Scott Gagnon, MPP, PS-C. Registration coming soon!

Date: February 16, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Pacific Time
Webinar presenter: Scott Gagnon, MPP, PS-C

 

Date and Time: 
February 16, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
 
Webinar: Brief intervention for adolescents part II: BNI using MI and CBT strategies

Webinar: Brief intervention for adolescents part II: BNI using MI and CBT strategies

Description: One of the largest barriers to providing appropriate substance use services to adolescents is getting them to open up about their use and engage in conversation to reduce or eliminate it, if necessary. The Using SBIRT to Talk to Adolescents about Substance Use four-part webinar series introduces health professionals to the SBIRT model as a way to learn from adolescents about their substance use, talk about what might motivate them to make a decision to reduce or abstain (if needed), and execute a plan to do so.

This third webinar in series demonstrates how to deliver brief interventions based on the Brief Negotiated Interview Model using motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to assist adolescents in behavioral change. This webinar includes lots of sample dialogues and will present evidence-based strategies that encourage the adolescent to increase their own internal motivation to change their substance use.

Along with cutting-edge, evidence-based education, the expert presenters will provide sample scripts and role plays so participants gain strategies to use right away with adolescents in many settings. This free education is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain an in-depth understanding of SBIRT and its use with adolescents, designed for both those who are new to SBIRT and for those who want more advanced training beyond an overview.

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

  • Learn how to deliver an effective brief intervention based on the Brief Negotiated Interview Model informed by Motivational Interviewing (MI) strategies.
  • Use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies to identify goals for reducing or eliminating substance use.
Date and Time: 
February 17, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Building Your Community Connections During and Post-Pandemic Times

Webinar: Building Your Community Connections During and Post-Pandemic Times

People are our business, so how do we stay in engagement while living in a COVID world? Coalitions rely on meetings and community events to stay in the public space making meaningful connections. So how do we use this time to stay engaged, connected and set the stage for our coalitions to lead the healing phase in a post-pandemic time. The need for our work will be essential and magnified, so let's spend time discussing ways to; use virtual tools more effectively, engage communities safely and help carry our message in urban and rural settings.

Date and Time: 
February 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Playing chess not checkers: How to win at community organizing

Webinar: Playing chess not checkers: How to win at community organizing

Being successful at community organizing requires strategy, from building and gaining trust with community members to coalescing around a plan despite differing points of view. Come learn approaches to grassroots community organizing that will elevate your game. You’ll also receive some essential tools that will prove to be invaluable for any Community Organizer.

Topics discussed will include:
--"Giving power not taking power": How to create sustainable, thriving coalitions
--"Keeping your eyes on the prize": How to develop strategic plans that stay true to your coalition's vision, mission, and values
--"Knowing the community you serve": How to approach assessment strategically to understand your community's problems, barriers, and assets

This webinar is intended for community organizers leading grassroots coalitions working to create upstream change and improve public health outcomes.

Date and Time: 
February 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 2/3

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 2/3

Description: In this three-part virtual ​delivery training, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez from Washington State University will review the virtual curriculum adaptation for Strengthening Families Program 10-14Participants will leave with an understanding of how to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting (actual application/practice will happen during the training)

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators and support staff who are preparing to implement SFP 10-14 virtually in the next 1-3 months.

 

Registration: Recommended to attend a 1-hour readiness primer (SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Information Primer) where you will be given an overview of the logistics, technology requirements, and resource handouts to help support your virtual delivery of SFP. For more information, please email SFP 10-14 Community of Practice (CoP) and Evaluation Coordinator Sabrina DiGennaro (sabrina.digennaro@wsu.edu) or WSU SFP 10-14 CoP (sfp.1014@wsu.edu).

Date and Time: 
February 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Introduction to environmental strategies: part 2

Webinar: Introduction to environmental strategies: part 2

This two-part webinar will provide substance misuse prevention practitioners with an overview of environmental strategies. The series will focus on the importance of environmental strategies and how they differ from individual-focused prevention programs. It will also highlight three categories of environmental strategies: communications, policies, and enforcement.

In order to the most out of these trainings and to get a certificate of attendance you will need to attend both sessions of this training.  You will only need to register once – the Zoom link will be the same for both sessions.  

Part 1: February 10, will cover the basics of what environmental strategies are, the benefits and limitations of using them, how they differ from individual-focused strategies, and the communication category of environmental strategies.

Part 2: February 17, will focus on the policy and enforcement categories of environmental strategies, as well as the resource available to guide the selection and implementation of environmental strategies.

Learning Objectives

  • Define environmental strategies for substance misuse prevention
  • Distinguish between environmental strategies and individual-focused strategies
  • Identify the benefits and limitations of using environmental strategies
  • Describe four types of communication strategies
Date and Time: 
February 17, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: PAX chats 2021

Webinar: PAX chats 2021

 

PAXIS Institute hosts PAX Chats twice a month.  Great way to receive assistance and support!

This is your chance to ask a PAX question, discuss resources, or share ideas with others implementing PAX throughout the nation!

Date and Time: 
February 17, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Enhanced prevention learning series: Building protection using the Social Development Strategy

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

This 6-session distance learning series offers an interactive forum for participants to explore how to build protection in communities, schools, and families using the Social Development Strategy (SDS). This learning series will build participants’ understanding of shared protective factors and how the Social Development Strategy organizes protection into a strategy for action.  Participants will learn and practice using the SDS and its components to design activities that will build protection in families, schools, coalitions and communities.
This EPLS provides online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to building protection using key learnings from prevention science.

Session Dates: 

Thursdays:
Session 1 – February 18, 2021
Session 2 – February 25, 2021
Session 3 – March 4, 2021
Session 4 – March 11, 2021
Session 5 – March 18, 2021
Wednesday:
Session 6 – March 31, 2021

NOTE: Session 6 is on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Time: 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific

Date and Time: 
February 18, 2021 - 11:00am to March 31, 2021 - 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
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Webinar: Welcoming your big next

Webinar: Welcoming your big next

How do we apply the Science of the Positive in times of uncertainty? What does positive messaging look like during a global pandemic? Can we apply Positive Community Norms to messaging about COVID19? How can we continue messaging about anything else?  

This team-led series of five virtual workshops will address these questions and show how the Science of the Positive can be a touchstone and a guide for public health practitioners during difficult and confusing times. No previous experience is necessary, but we recommend that newcomers also register for the Introduction to Positive Community Norms. 

Though it may not feel like it now, The Positive exists and will exist in the future. How will we understand the changes and transformations we have been through when we return to 'normal'? How can we emerge from this with new wisdom to apply to the challenges ahead? 

Date and Time: 
February 18, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Java with James: Culturally responsive mentoring during COVID-19

Webinar: Java with James: Culturally responsive mentoring during COVID-19

MENTOR Washington is hosting Java with James once a month in order to provide a space for mentoring professionals across Washington to convene, discuss problems we may be experiencing, share solutions to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, and provide training for mentors and mentoring programs. These are free and open to all looking to learn and share.

During this session we will be joined by guest speakers, Jamel Mims from Schools That Can and Augustina Warton, Entrepreneur, to discuss Culturally Responsive Mentoring During COVID.

Date and Time: 
February 18, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Addressing tobacco use from a trauma-informed approach: Tobacco & behavioral health workshop

Webinar: Addressing tobacco use from a trauma-informed approach: Tobacco & behavioral health workshop

Did you know that early youth initiation and adult tobacco use are significantly associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)? In fact, exposure to trauma in childhood and early adulthood can double an individual’s risk of lifetime smoking. In this trauma and tobacco workshop, we will provide evidence-based guidance you can use to enhance your treatment approaches and increase clients’ successful attempts to quit tobacco. Capacity is limited, and registration does not guarantee a spot in this live training. Join the training early – seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Date and Time: 
February 18, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
 
Webinar: Substance use prevention fundamentals webinar series: Program planning

Webinar: Substance use prevention fundamentals webinar series: Program planning

ADAPT in partnership with the National Prevention Science Coalition is pleased to announce the Program Planning webinar. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of program planning, implementation, and evaluation. This includes examining why programs are not effective, identifying the evidence base for program activities, developing a logic model, establishing goals and objectives, and conducting program evaluation.  

Date and Time: 
February 18, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Community conversations: Reimagining gangs and gang members

Webinar: Community conversations: Reimagining gangs and gang members

The College of Social Work & Criminal Justice of the Florida Atlantic University® and the National Hispanic & Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center will be hosting a free webinar about the intersection of social work and criminal justice aimed to reduce youth gang involvement.

 

The word "gangs" often connotes images of tough guys, drive-bys, and face tattoos, but these connotations don't even begin to cut it. During our next "Community Conversation: Illuminating Discussions at the Intersection of Social Work and Criminal Justice", we will discuss why it's high time that we begin rethinking gangs and gang members. Our expert panelists include J Rocky Romero, Ph.D., LMSW, trainer, and consultant for the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center; and Gabriel T Cesar, Ph.D., assistant professor in the FAU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice who teaches on criminological theory, criminal justice, and gangs with a research emphasis on social control, violence, and youth development.

 

Learning objectives:

1. Identify risk factors of youth gang involvement.

2. Discuss successful re-entry, prevention and intervention techniques.

3. Discuss specific strategies to reduce youth gang involvement.

 

Who should attend? This is an intermedia level workshop designed for mental health providers, school mental health providers, faculty and students in social work and criminal justice.

Date and Time: 
February 18, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
 
Webinar: The roles of culture and collaboration session #2: Ways to leverage community partners for greater impact to prevent multiple behavioral health problems

Webinar: The roles of culture and collaboration session #2: Ways to leverage community partners for greater impact to prevent multiple behavioral health problems

The 2nd discussion following the Webinar: The Roles of Culture and Collaboration in Preventing Suicide and Substance Misuse in Indigenous Communities, Session #2: A Discussion of Ways to Leverage Community Partners for Greater Impact to Prevent Multiple Behavioral Health Problems

Date and Time: 
February 18, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Webinar: Developing and supporting the boundaries you need

Webinar: Developing and supporting the boundaries you need

Join us as renowned speaker, Sarri Gilman, LMFT offers a webinar presentation to help us learn the importance of boundaries.

Your boundaries have one purpose: to take care of you. Understand the four steps of boundary development, how culture shapes boundaries, and how to become a boundaries expert in your life. Learn the seven patterns and how to bring balance to your own patterns. Learn skills for extreme boundary challenges which are especially important during the pandemic.

Speaker

Sarri Gilman, LMFT is a psychotherapist and author. She teaches Overwhelm Recovery for Healthcare and Human Service Providers. She is the author of The Mystery of Knowing Journal, a journal for self-care and boundaries, Transform Your Boundaries, and Naming and Taming Overwhelm for Healthcare and Human Service Providers. Sarri ran non-profit organizations for 20 years. Two of the organizations served children and teens who were homeless. She is the founder of Cocoon House in Everett, WA. She taught leadership development for seven years. She has been in practice for 35 years and continues in private practice in her community on Whidbey Island, WA.

This webinar is being hosted on Zoom. The link to the Zoom meeting will be included in your order confirmation email from Eventbrite. For grant tracking purposes, it is important each participant registers individually.

One (1) Continuing Education Unit (CEU) will be available for this webinar.

Date and Time: 
February 19, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 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: 
February 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 3/3

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Training Part 3/3

Description: In this three-part virtual ​delivery training, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez from Washington State University will review the virtual curriculum adaptation for Strengthening Families Program 10-14. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting (actual application/practice will happen during the training)

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators and support staff who are preparing to implement SFP 10-14 virtually in the next 1-3 months.

 

Registration: Recommended to attend a 1-hour readiness primer (SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Information Primer) where you will be given an overview of the logistics, technology requirements, and resource handouts to help support your virtual delivery of SFP. For more information, please email SFP 10-14 Community of Practice (CoP) and Evaluation Coordinator Sabrina DiGennaro (sabrina.digennaro@wsu.edu) or WSU SFP 10-14 CoP (sfp.1014@wsu.edu).

Date and Time: 
February 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Winter living: Hope, resilience, love, and strength

Webinar: Winter living: Hope, resilience, love, and strength

This unique winter months series, presented by the National AI/AN ATTC, provides the viewers with an opportunity to discuss strength-based cultural practices and teachings to our peers, friends, and relatives.

The Topics will include Winter Ceremony, Singing/ Spirituality, Family Storytelling, Hunting, Beading, Preparing Medicines, Being Good Relatives, Building Relationships with Everything Around Us, Healing, Sharing, Giving, and Keeping the Fire Lit.

Our hope is to offer a safe and supportive venue to help guide each other through the increasing infection rate, illnesses, and deaths related to COVID-19 that we anticipate are coming the next 3 months. A stark and troubling time indeed, but we will persevere The Light to greet us in Springtime and the better days to come.

Please join us on the dates listed below at 1-3pm CST as we stand united together in supporting and strengthening our resolve.

This special winter series is open all who wish to attend.
Date and Time: 
February 19, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Virtual concepting session to inform opioid misuse prevention public service announcements (PSAs)

Webinar: Virtual concepting session to inform opioid misuse prevention public service announcements (PSAs)

In response to feedback from tribal prevention providers for more video content, the WA Tribal Opioid Solutions media campaign is developing new PSAs.

A creative concepting session will be held to surface messaging needs, brainstorm scenarios and to ensure that these PSAs support Tribe’s and tribal organizations’ prevention priorities.

If you or a colleague are passionate about storytelling and representation, please consider attending the session.

A brief questionnaire is also available to provide input. Find more information on The Athena Forum.

Date and Time: 
February 19, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 
 
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2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES

2021 ART & SCIENCE OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TRAINING (ASCOT) SERIES

 

Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP) is excited to announce its first offering for 2021 of "The Art and Science of Community Organizing"; a 6-part remote training for community and coalition leaders/organizers and substance abuse and violence prevention practitioners.Training series participants will form Learning Coalitions with other Washington State community wellness promotion professionals to explore cross-cutting themes (critical self-awareness; cultural humility and equity literacy; leading change; and promoting sustainability) as a strategy to strengthen their knowledge and skills for community engagement, organizing and mobilization.

 

Attendees will benefit from the experience of seasoned prevention practitioners who through their cumulative experience, teaching, coaching and the unpacking of 6 Tool Boxes (1) Community Outreach and Engagement; 2) Coalition Building; 3) Group Facilitation; 4) Working with Volunteers; 5) Strategic Planning; and 6) Joint Problem Solving, facilitate a dynamic and very special learning opportunity.

 

This first WASVP training offering of 2021is spread out across seven (7) weeks.

  • Week One: Tuesday, January 19 and Wednesday, January 20 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, daily.
  • Week Two: Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, daily.
  • Week Three, Four and Five: no formal sessions; only scheduled Learning Coalition Check-Ins.
  • Week Six: Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, daily.

Priority will be given to practitioners who are available and committed to attending all six of the scheduled sessions and participating as an active member of their assigned Learning Coalition. The course has been approved by the Washington State Substance Abuse Prevention Certification Board, which allows participants who fully complete the course to earn 28-credit hours.

 

The team of facilitators include: Carol Owens, Linda Thompson, Liz Wilhelm, Michele Rastovich, Priscilla Lisicich, Ramona Leber, Wanda Rochelle and Ginlin Woo.

 

The first 30 individuals that complete registration will receive confirmations and relevant costs information. A waiting list will be generated and be used should openings occur. As well, names of interested parties who do not make the enrollment for this first training will be invited to participate in a second offering of the series to occur during the Spring of 2021.

 

Please do not hesitate to link to WASAVP's website www.wasavp.org for more information. Thank you!

Date and Time: 
January 19, 2021 - 9:24am to February 23, 2021 - 1:24pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Online
 
Guiding Good Choices New Facilitator Training [2/24 to 3/2, 2021]

Guiding Good Choices New Facilitator Training [2/24 to 3/2, 2021]

Guiding Good Choices Virtual New Facilitator Training

Training (via Zoom) will introduce participants to GGC and the adaptations for virtual program delivery. For general programming questions or help with registration contact the trainers: Kayla Wells (kayla.wells@wsu.edu) or AnaMaria Diaz Martinez (a.martinez@wsu.edu).

Registration is required. Once registered, a Zoom link will be forwarded prior to the start of training. Please review the training dates and times listed below for this training. All dates and times are required for complete certification.

February 24 – March 2, 2021 

02.24.2021 (Wednesday) 9a-11a and 1p-3p

02.25.2021 (Thursday) 9a-11a and 1p-3p

02.26.2021 (Friday) 9a-11a and 1p-3p

03.01.2021 (Monday) 9a-11a and 1p-3p

03.02.2021 (Tuesday) 9a-12p

Registration Link: GGC 2/24-3/2 Registration Link 

Date and Time: 
February 24, 2021 (All day) to March 2, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Via Zoom (Registration Required - Zoom Link Will Be Mailed Day Before Event)
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Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

DBHR is hosting a virtual
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST).


Dates: February 16, 17, 18, 22, and 23, 2021

Time: 9am – 2pm daily

Registration: Training has reached capacity, if you would like to be added to the waitlist email: PxTraining@hca.wa.gov

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


LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 

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

TRAINING CONTENT:

  • Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics
    • Basic terminology and facts
    • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
    • Addiction and the brain
    • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Setting the Foundation: From Theory to Practice
    • Behavioral health
    • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
    • Public health approach
    • Risk and protective factors
    • Developmental perspective
  • Application: SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework
    • Assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
    • Cultural competence, sustainability
Date and Time: 
February 16, 2021 - 9:00am to February 23, 2021 - 2:00pm
Location: 
virtual
 
 
Engagement in the Black Community: A Virtual NAADAC Summit

Engagement in the Black Community: A Virtual NAADAC Summit

The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) is excited to present Engagement in the Black Community: A Virtual NAADAC Summit.

This summit will include sessions and panel discussions featuring prominent industry professionals speaking on critical issues in the Black community relevant to treatment and recovery.

Open to all professionals, this summit seeks to foster diversity, openness, and inclusion within the recovery community, and highlight some of the unique needs and traits of this identified group.

Presenters include Kara Hunt, PhD, Angele Moss-Baker, LPC, LMFT, MAC, EAS-C, DCMHS-COD, O.T. Porter, PhD, LCDC, and Grady Anthony Austin.

The Summit is free to attend, and non-members must pay to receive CEs. NAADAC members can earn CEs for free.

Date and Time: 
February 25, 2021 - 9:00am to February 26, 2021 - 2:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
 
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Building protection using the Social Development Strategy

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

This 6-session distance learning series offers an interactive forum for participants to explore how to build protection in communities, schools, and families using the Social Development Strategy (SDS). This learning series will build participants’ understanding of shared protective factors and how the Social Development Strategy organizes protection into a strategy for action.  Participants will learn and practice using the SDS and its components to design activities that will build protection in families, schools, coalitions and communities.
This EPLS provides online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to building protection using key learnings from prevention science.

Session Dates: 

Thursdays:
Session 1 – February 18, 2021
Session 2 – February 25, 2021
Session 3 – March 4, 2021
Session 4 – March 11, 2021
Session 5 – March 18, 2021
Wednesday:
Session 6 – March 31, 2021

NOTE: Session 6 is on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Time: 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific

Date and Time: 
February 18, 2021 - 11:00am to March 31, 2021 - 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
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Webinar: Session 1- Cultural Awareness: Understanding, insight, and communication

Webinar: Session 1- Cultural Awareness: Understanding, insight, and communication

For all levels and professions engaging with tribes—individually or at the organizational level, from beginner to advanced. This half-day intensive mixes lively lecture with easy participant exercises leading toward an integrated tool set for real-world Tribal engagement.

  • I would highly recommend the class to any colleague interested in learning more about the nuances associated with tribal communities,” wrote a 2020 participant. “I deeply appreciated learning to think from a totally different perspective about these issues.”

Course Content: Participants will gain understanding and insights to enhance their cross cultural communication. This interactive course introduces key historical, cultural, and communicative concepts relevant to any type of Tribal relations. Topics range from the basics of Tribal Nations and Native Communities to advanced topics like Federalism, Historical Trauma, and Adaptive Cultural Communication. Participants will apply both simple and complex topics in easy exercises, gaining tools they can immediately apply in their work with Tribes. Participants learn and conduct step-by-step assessments of Native communities and of their own communication style for insights leading to positive cultural immersion and engagement. Participants gain and apply formulas and outlined process for this transformative work. MCLE & CE eligible.

WHERE: Zoom WHEN: Jan. 25 or Feb. 22, 2021 Noon - 5:00pm PST COST: $225 until 1/15 INSTRUCTOR: Robert Harper, JD, MA, MA

Date and Time: 
February 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
One Honest Conversation: Conversation starters + opioid education

One Honest Conversation: Conversation starters + opioid education

Join a Facebook live Q&A as we chat with the Health Care Authority's Jessica Blose and Endalkachew Abebaw about general opioid facts, why you should never share a prescription, and how to have a conversation with a friend or loved one about the dangers of opioids.

Date and Time: 
February 22, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Facebook Live
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
Webinar: Positive Culture Framework training: A foundation for cultural transformation

Webinar: Positive Culture Framework training: A foundation for cultural transformation

2021 VIRTUAL TRAINING  

Our 3-day (six, 2-hr sessions over three days) Positive Culture Framework Training provides a foundation for efforts to improve health and safety that address a wide variety of complex social issues. Training attendees will:  

  • Learn how culture influences behavior 
  • Develop and refine skills in three critical areas: leadership, communication, and the integration of effective strategies 
  • Gain specific next steps for transforming culture to improve health and safety 

February 23-25 Training 

  • Registration closes January 22, 2020 
  • Last day to cancel and receive a refund (less a $25 admin fee) January 22, 2021 at 11:59PM (MDT) 
  • Final due date for registration fees is January 22, 2021 at 5:00PM (MDT) 

Click to view or download the training agenda for the February training.

 

Date and Time: 
February 23, 2021 - 8:00am to February 25, 2021 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
 
 
 
Webinar: Suicide risk, assessment, and intervention: Skill building lab

Webinar: Suicide risk, assessment, and intervention: Skill building lab

The global pandemic and resulting social isolation have taken a heavy toll on the human mind, heart, and spirit. Though the strain is difficult for everyone, marginalized communities already dealing with systemic injustice and those with existing mental health challenges have an extra level of distress to contend with. Professional helpers may encounter suicidal clients in any health and human service role, but may not feel confident about how to tell who is most at risk for suicide, how to assess the level of danger, and how to connect someone who is struggling with effective interventions. Broadly relevant to many populations, with special focus on LGBTQ individuals and people living with HIV, this webinar event is designed to help workers build a toolbox of practical skills you can use immediately to support vulnerable people in staying alive and moving towards well.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Explore the dynamics of suicide among vulnerable populations, including people living with HIV and AIDS. 
Identify key methods and tools for assessing suicide risk with clients
Describe how to address suicidal ideation and self-harm, boost resilience, and connect clients to specialized care and treatment
Examine prevalence, disparities, trends, unique risk and protective factors, and culturally-specific support interventions

Date and Time: 
February 23, 2021 - 7:00am to 9:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
 
Webinar: Integrating non-pharmacologic & pharmacologic pain planning (NPPP) in primary care

Webinar: Integrating non-pharmacologic & pharmacologic pain planning (NPPP) in primary care

Dr. Nichols will present to Health care professionals (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist, and other members of the health care team) that manage pain how to expand options to offer people with all levels of pain but specifically chronic pain, acute on chronic pain, people with chronic opioid use and opioid use disorder. Dr. Nichols led an interprofessional team (Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, RN, Social Workers, Pharmacist and Medical Assistant) and the people they cared for in creating Comfort Bundles© by starting the conversation focused on Understanding pain and planning for comfort© to create a pain plan of medicine and non-medicine treatment options. Learning Objectives • Describe the nonpharmacologic protocol • Apply the protocol to a patient to determine “Comfort Bundles© (Pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment combinations) • Create a plan of care balancing pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic

Date and Time: 
February 23, 2021 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
 
Webinar: Improving health equity among today's youth

Webinar: Improving health equity among today's youth

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the nation, we continue to see a rise in health disparities in our marginalized populations, especially in young people.  We must strive to create more effective strategies for increasing health equity, especially in younger populations. 

In this one-hour virtual event, you will:

  • Hear from youth about what health disparities they’re seeing in their local communities.
  • Learn new strategies for engaging youth and supporting their vision for a more equitable and healthier community.
  • Understand strategies to center equality and youth voice to improve health outcomes
Date and Time: 
February 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Seeing problems as ossibilities: Conversation with Dr. Mary Nelson

Webinar: Seeing problems as ossibilities: Conversation with Dr. Mary Nelson

Join Dr. Mary Nelson, Peter Block, John McKnight and other social innovators in this Abundant Community Conversation.

John and Peter's next conversation with transformative neighborhood development pioneer Dr. Mary Nelson on Seeing Problems as Possibilities.

Mary will speak about what becomes possible when we can see that which is more often considered a deficiency in people or neighborhoods as an asset and the power of asking, "How can what is wrong here be the base for something right?"

For over 30 years, Mary has worked and lived in a community on the west side of Chicago that many would write off as a ghetto. Here, Mary Founded and Directed Bethel New Life, a faith-based community development corporation which focused on community improvement through building upon the community's existing assets. Bethel's accomplishments under her leadership include: over 1,200 units of affordable housing, spearheading energy efficient, transit related development (TOD), bringing jobs and businesses into the community, developing community-based and -operated housing and support for low-income elderly, community-based residential programs for formerly homeless, and a wide range of other initiatives including employment, financial education, child development and community issue organizing. Mary also served as Executive Director of the Parliament of the World's Religion, is a Faculty Member of the ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) Institute, and a Founder and Board Member of Christian Community Development Association. She authored the handbook, Empowerment, published by CCDA (2010), as well as chapters in numerous books on sustainable community development.

Date and Time: 
February 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: HECAOD tuesday's virtual water cooler chat

Webinar: HECAOD tuesday's virtual water cooler chat

Join the Higher Education Center in virtual water cooler chats to exchange ideas and connect with AOD professionals across the country. These chats are informal--much like when you find yourself in conversation at the water cooler or coffee machine in your office or at a conference. Join us for one or all!

Date and Time: 
February 23, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Vaping: Nicotine, cannabis, CBD, and paraphernalia

Webinar: Vaping: Nicotine, cannabis, CBD, and paraphernalia

Officer Jermaine Galloway, the Tall Cop, is hosting this webinar on vaping and their many uses, including: new forms of cannabis, CBD, nicotine, paraphernalia and more. Cost: $39.00

Date and Time: 
February 23, 2021 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Racial justice, healing, and action in Tacoma-Pierce County

Webinar: Racial justice, healing, and action in Tacoma-Pierce County

The February session of Hot Topics in Practice reviews how the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department began to apply a racial equity lens to their existing health equity work and how other agencies can get started too.

Tacoma, Washington, has a long history of community-based public health work, but calls for racial justice after George Floyd’s death in 2020 motivated the health department to take a deeper look at their policies and practices to better address racism, particularly anti-Black racism. This presentation will review how these race and resilience efforts began, how they are being measured, and the achievements to date. The presentation will also emphasize collaborations among staff, leadership, and community partners to address the legacy of slavery and centuries of systemic discrimination through accountable public health work.

Date and Time: 
February 23, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Session 2—Tribal Engagement 101: Transforming relationships with tribes

Webinar: Session 2—Tribal Engagement 101: Transforming relationships with tribes

For all levels and professions engaging with tribes—individually or at the organizational level, from beginner to advanced. This half-day intensive mixes engaging lecture with brief live exercises.

Authenticity, strategies to build trust, and long-term relationships … If you work with tribes, this training is a must,” wrote a 2019 participant.

Course Content: Participants will gain essential tools and background for researching, planning, and implementing a Tribal Engagement Plan (TEP). The course builds upon cultural and historical concepts that shape the Tribal Engagement process. Participants will learn the basic and advanced topics in an applied, boiled-down framework. Topics move from engagement basics of assessment and research to more advanced topics enhancing interpersonal and organizational engagement. Modules address contemporary tribal sovereignty, resilience, and the significant impact of historical issues on today’s engagement challenges. These provide step-by-step practical strategies for navigating both routine and challenging issues. Participants apply these concepts in easy real-time exercises, gain formulas and processes they can immediately adapt for their work with Tribes. MCLE & CE Eligible. Revised Course Agenda HERE.

WHERE: Zoom WHEN: Jan. 26 or Feb. 23, 2021 Noon - 5:00pm PST COST: $225 until 1/15 INSTRUCTOR: Robert Harper, JD, MA, MA

Date and Time: 
February 23, 2021 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

SFP 10-14 Virtual Adaptation Readiness Primer

In this one-hour readiness primer, AnaMaria Diaz Martinez, from Washington State University will describe the ​steps for preparing to deliver the Strengthening Families Program 10-14 virtually along with the recommended adaptation​s. She will review the practical requirements (e.g. virtual and technology requirements, facilitator preparations, family engagement packets, etc.) for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14, and will work with attendees to determine their readiness for virtual implementation of SFP 10-14. Participants will leave with an understanding of what is needed to deliver SFP 10-14 in a virtual setting and information on next steps.

 

Audience: This training is intended for trained and certified SFP 10-14 facilitators, coordinators, support staff, and others who are interested in learning more about the SFP 10-14 virtual curriculum adaptation.

Date and Time: 
February 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Zoom
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Webinar: Listening session series: The role of prevention professionals in supporting People of Color, Part 2

Webinar: Listening session series: The role of prevention professionals in supporting People of Color, Part 2

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the historical issues of social injustice and structural racism. In response, a number of organizations hosted webinars and learning communities discussing health equity and its relationship to the substance misuse prevention field and the implementation of best practices and programs. As we move further into 2021, it’s important to remember that these issues have NOT changed. Our work is NOT done.

This listening session series is designed for two audiences:
Part 1) Prevention practitioners who are in leadership positions; and
Part 2) All other prevention professionals working in the field of prevention. The purpose of the sessions is to create a space to truly evaluate the role of prevention professionals in addressing structural racism and in supporting people of color.

Feel free to attend one or both listening sessions. Come prepared to share your thoughts and engage in meaningful discussion.

Date and Time: 
February 23, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
DBHR Learning Community Meeting - February 2021

DBHR Learning Community Meeting - February 2021

Please register for Learning Community Meeting - February 2021 on Feb 24, 2021 8:00 AM PST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5692942862126732301

NOTE: Registration shows meeting time as 8:00-1:00 PM to allow for set-up and closeout. Actual meeting time is from 9:00-11:00 AM. This is a shortened LCM and will not have a 3rd hour training from 11am - 12pm.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Date and Time: 
February 24, 2021 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
GoTo Webinar
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Bridging mental health and public health during COVID-19: A town hall

Webinar: Bridging mental health and public health during COVID-19: A town hall

The COVID-19 Pandemic has placed both mental health and public health workers on the front lines in an array of on-going stressful situations. As a result, mental health and public health agencies have had to innovate and adapt practices to support and care for their workforce and the populations they serve. This town hall event will feature mental health and public health agency representatives sharing insight on ways they have addressed COVID-19 while also supporting staff, the value of Mental Health-Public Health partnerships, and the related challenges they anticipate during the first half of 2021.

Date and Time: 
February 24, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Discussing options and referring adolescents to treatment

Webinar: Discussing options and referring adolescents to treatment

Description: One of the largest barriers to providing appropriate substance use services to adolescents is getting them to open up about their use and engage in conversation to reduce or eliminate it, if necessary. The Using SBIRT to Talk to Adolescents about Substance Use four-part webinar series introduces health professionals to the SBIRT model as a way to learn from adolescents about their substance use, talk about what might motivate them to make a decision to reduce or abstain (if needed), and execute a plan to do so.

This fourth webinar in the series outlines how health professionals can connect adolescents who screen at risk for substance use to appropriate treatment. This webinar will demystify the referral to treatment process, providing sample dialogues and tips to facilitate effective linkages and follow-ups. The presenter will also review unique challenges that a health professional might encounter when referring adolescents to treatment, such as confidentiality and push back.

Along with cutting-edge, evidence-based education, the expert presenters will provide sample scripts and role plays so participants gain strategies to use right away with adolescents in many settings. This free education is ideal for anyone who wishes to gain an in-depth understanding of SBIRT and its use with adolescents, designed for both those who are new to SBIRT and for those who want more advanced training beyond an overview.

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

  • Learn how to provide referrals and facilitate linkages to treatment for adolescents who screen at risk.
  • Understand the importance of follow-up and what to cover during these encounters.
Date and Time: 
February 24, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
 
Webinar: Engaging clients in virtual platforms during crisis

Webinar: Engaging clients in virtual platforms during crisis

The current pandemic has moved us overnight from providing services in person and face-to-face to completely virtual platforms either by phone or video. In this webinar we will explore different ways for direct service providers to engage clients through virtual platforms to allow for optimal connection and outcomes.
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Identify specific skills and techniques to engage with clients using virtual technology
2. Adapt to the telehealth landscape
3. Select effective learning designs

Date and Time: 
February 24, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Live life powerfully - part 2

Webinar: Live life powerfully - part 2

This session is part two of a two-part series. It will focus on empowering yourself to live life powerfully. Our special guest speaker, Waylon Pahona, will talk about his experiences overcoming sexual abuse, alcoholism and suicidal episodes successfully. Our speaker will also discuss steps to seek out behavioral health and the process of moving from a rural reservation setting to an urban area.

Date and Time: 
February 24, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: The dance of grief and gratitude: finding stillness and healing in a hard time

Webinar: The dance of grief and gratitude: finding stillness and healing in a hard time

COVID 19 has brought disruption on a massive scale into all of our lives. For staff who work to support people with intellectual disabilities there have been some unique challenges and losses. This forum will provide an opportunity to explore our experiences over the past year, to share strategies that have helped with self care and learn together.

Date and Time: 
February 24, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Effective accommodations for struggling students

Webinar: Effective accommodations for struggling students

During this free, 90-minute training, participants will learn about various learning styles and effective ways to accommodate and support them. The ability to distinguish between visual learners, auditory learners, and other types of learning is important when identifying various learning needs, such as memory, executive functioning, and expression. Accommodations shared can be used across all tiered levels of support and in a variety of learning environments. This training is geared toward, but not limited to, teachers and support providers.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn the differences between accommodations, interventions, and modifications
  • Participants will be able to identify various learning styles
  • Participants will gain skills in matching effective accommodations with differing learning styles
Date and Time: 
February 24, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: ACEs discussion group #3 ACEs needs and tools

Webinar: ACEs discussion group #3 ACEs needs and tools

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is hosting a series of discussion groups on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Many Tribal individuals, families, and communities have been impacted by ACEs causing physical and mental health adversities throughout the lifespan. ACEs have been linked to risky health behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential, mental health and poor behavioral health outcomes, and early death. As the number of ACEs increases, so does the risk for these outcomes.

The purpose of the discussion groups is to gather feedback from behavioral health workers and relevant stakeholders on their experiences and opinions on what types of ACEs tools would be valuable to their work, how best to host and share those tools, barriers and gaps to addressing ACEs in their communities, as well other ACEs needs. Input from the discussion groups will be used to inform materials developed and outreach by NIHB regarding ACEs tools.

It is recommended that you register and attend each session as the conversations will build upon one another and will help to ensure we have a robust and worthwhile discussion. However, you are welcome to join any session.

Date and Time: 
February 24, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Webinar: Session 3—Mandated Consultation: Relational strategies for rules & regs

Webinar: Session 3—Mandated Consultation: Relational strategies for rules & regs

For any level of professional navigating mandated requirements to consult with Tribes. Professionals working with any variety of complex regs —from NEPA, NAGPRA, or ICWA to more intricate issues like civil jurisdiction and treaty rights, you will find valuable tools in this course. This half-day intensive combines live lecture with hands-on exercises.

Excellent training opportunity that I would highly recommend,” wrote a 2020 participant. “I liked the focus of the course—how to work with Tribes rather than why we are required to do it. Very helpful insights into what is important.”

Course Content: This course gives invaluable strategies adaptable to any variety of mandated consultation requirements. Participants will learn the three varieties of mandated consultation, specific conventional approaches for each, and a single strategy addressesing them all. Lectures simplify difficult legal and regulatory issues into clear categories, triggers, and planning solutions. Participants will not spend the day grinding through difficult federal codes or the latest cases. Instead, they will learn and apply simple strategies applicable to any type of consultation issue. Content emphasizes the three proven relational strategies and communication practices that are the hallmarks of successful Government-to-Government (G2G) consultation with Tribes. Participants will identify, learn, and apply these tools, and be ready to transform their own work with mandated consultation. These dramatically improve consultation outcomes, often beyond required standards, while significantly reducing costs and risk. MCLE & CE Eligible. Revised Course Agenda HERE.

WHERE: Zoom WHEN: Jan. 27 or Feb. 24, 2021 Noon - 5:00pm PST COST: $225 until 1/15 INSTRUCTOR: Robert Harper, JD, MA, MA

Date and Time: 
February 24, 2021 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
Parent-Child Assistance Program: Supporting Substance Use Disorder Recovery for Pregnant and Parenting Women

Parent-Child Assistance Program: Supporting Substance Use Disorder Recovery for Pregnant and Parenting Women

The second in a 3-part series sponsored by the Northwest ATTC about pregnant/parenting women and substance use, this one-hour webinar will be presented by Susan Stoner, PhD. 

In this session, Dr. Susan Stoner of the Washington State Parent-Child Assistance Program will provide an overview of this award-winning, evidence-informed, 3-year case management intervention and present practice-based evidence of its effectiveness in supporting the recovery of pregnant and parenting women and preventing future substance-exposed births.
 
Presenter: Susan Stoner, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, Research Scientist at the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, Clinical Instructor in Psychology at the University of Washington, and the Director of the Washington State Parent-Child Assistance Program.

Date and Time: 
February 24, 2021 - 12:00pm
Location: 
online
12:00 PM
 
Webinar: On-the-spot consultation: Engaging and building youth leadership in prevention efforts

Webinar: On-the-spot consultation: Engaging and building youth leadership in prevention efforts

Drop-in and join us for this On-the-Spot Consultation with youth leaders from Region 10 states. This panel of youth leaders will share tips and recommendations on how adults can develop meaningful opportunities and engage youth in prevention efforts. Each youth panelist will consult with adults for 10-15 minutes then collectively address questions posed by participants. Please bring your questions and challenges with engaging youth to this interactive session.

Date and Time: 
February 24, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
 
Webinar: Parent perspectives toward integrating social justice and equity in schools

Webinar: Parent perspectives toward integrating social justice and equity in schools

This webinar is hosted by the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center. The focus will be on parent perspectives toward integrating social justice and equity in schools. The workshop will include a panel of educators that are also parents that are active in their children's schools. Dr. Darlene Sampson will facilitate the conversation.

Date and Time: 
February 25, 2021 - 3:00am to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Webinar: Presentation development and design training

Webinar: Presentation development and design training

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After the session, participants will be able to:
• Apply a four-step process to create brain-friendly presentations
• List the most common presenter mistakes and understand how to prevent them
• Use tools and techniques that enhance learning
• Increase audience engagement and participation
• Use and display data effectively
• Design compelling, polished visual aids for presentations

Date and Time: 
February 25, 2021 - 7:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Webinar
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Integrating grief and loss conversations into the SBIRT model

Webinar: Integrating grief and loss conversations into the SBIRT model

According to the Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children and Families, individuals cope with losses in different ways; therefore, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. In adolescents and young adults, feelings of loss and grief can develop from many things beyond a loved one's physical death, such as loss of developmental experiences or milestones. This webinar will explore the various definitions and components of grief and loss and how it can manifest in adolescents and young adults. Using the SBIRT model, participants will learn to identify warning signs and screen for complicated grief in adolescents and young adults, conduct a brief intervention, and link them to appropriate resources for further treatment, including substance use and depression. The presenter will also outline protective and mitigating factors to help adolescents and young adults cope with grief and loss.

 
Date and Time: 
February 25, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: Supporting resilience and recovery in LGBTQ+ Communities of Color

Webinar: Supporting resilience and recovery in LGBTQ+ Communities of Color

The experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) people seeking recovery from trauma, mental health conditions, and/or substance use disorders are distinct, complex, and diverse. For those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color—especially those who are part of poor or low wealth communities—the intersecting stressors of racism, homophobia, transphobia, and classism present formidable barriers to community and care. These include prejudice and exclusion from community institutions—such as churches and schools—and a lack of awareness and expertise in mainstream treatment facilities and recovery groups. In response, LGBTQ+ communities of color have developed community specific and peer-centered recovery and mutual aid initiatives and have partnered with providers to establish LGBTQ+ focused treatment and recovery initiatives.

Join this free, interactive virtual conversation to hear how LGBTQ+ communities of color support community members and advocate for expanded access to recovery support services. Our presenters draw from many years of experience with the House and Ballroom community—established by and for LGBTQ+ people of color. Their wide-ranging expertise includes efforts to address recovery-related concerns within the context of both the HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 pandemics.

Presenters:

  • Jennifer E. Lee, MPH, PhD, Assistant Director of Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention, New York State Department of Health
  • Micheal Rice, Documentary Filmmaker
  • Michael Roberson, Public Health Consultant/Community Organizer

Moderator:

  • Robert Sember, Public Health Specialist, C4 Innovations
Date and Time: 
February 25, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: The development of culturally grounded, trauma-informed prevention programs in Indigenous communities

Webinar: The development of culturally grounded, trauma-informed prevention programs in Indigenous communities

DESCRIPTION
Prevention of the behavioral health inequities faced by many Indigenous communities can be strengthened by centering Indigenous ways of knowing in the development and adaptation of prevention programs designed to mitigate the impact of intergenerational trauma on health. This webinar will provide insight into the importance of culturally-based, trauma-informed early intervention for families, an introduction to a culturally grounded prevention program developed within one tribal community, and an opportunity to reflect on how a decolonizing approach can be applied to prevention science in Indian country.

OBJECTIVES
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss how revitalization of tribal traditional practices/beliefs serves as a conduit for healing trauma in the family and serves as prevention and intervention for mental health problems and substance (mis)use within the family.

2. Describe the development of the stim̓ aspuʔús program, a culturally grounded trauma-informed preventive intervention.

3. Explore the tensions involved in culturally grounded prevention research and the role of (de)colonization in this work.

Date and Time: 
February 25, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 
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Enhanced prevention learning series: Building protection using the Social Development Strategy

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

This 6-session distance learning series offers an interactive forum for participants to explore how to build protection in communities, schools, and families using the Social Development Strategy (SDS). This learning series will build participants’ understanding of shared protective factors and how the Social Development Strategy organizes protection into a strategy for action.  Participants will learn and practice using the SDS and its components to design activities that will build protection in families, schools, coalitions and communities.
This EPLS provides online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to building protection using key learnings from prevention science.

Session Dates: 

Thursdays:
Session 1 – February 18, 2021
Session 2 – February 25, 2021
Session 3 – March 4, 2021
Session 4 – March 11, 2021
Session 5 – March 18, 2021
Wednesday:
Session 6 – March 31, 2021

NOTE: Session 6 is on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Time: 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific

Date and Time: 
February 18, 2021 - 11:00am to March 31, 2021 - 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
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Guiding Good Choices New Facilitator Training [2/24 to 3/2, 2021]

Guiding Good Choices New Facilitator Training [2/24 to 3/2, 2021]

Guiding Good Choices Virtual New Facilitator Training

Training (via Zoom) will introduce participants to GGC and the adaptations for virtual program delivery. For general programming questions or help with registration contact the trainers: Kayla Wells (kayla.wells@wsu.edu) or AnaMaria Diaz Martinez (a.martinez@wsu.edu).

Registration is required. Once registered, a Zoom link will be forwarded prior to the start of training. Please review the training dates and times listed below for this training. All dates and times are required for complete certification.

February 24 – March 2, 2021 

02.24.2021 (Wednesday) 9a-11a and 1p-3p

02.25.2021 (Thursday) 9a-11a and 1p-3p

02.26.2021 (Friday) 9a-11a and 1p-3p

03.01.2021 (Monday) 9a-11a and 1p-3p

03.02.2021 (Tuesday) 9a-12p

Registration Link: GGC 2/24-3/2 Registration Link 

Date and Time: 
February 24, 2021 (All day) to March 2, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Via Zoom (Registration Required - Zoom Link Will Be Mailed Day Before Event)
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