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Online Course: Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners

Online Course: Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners

As substance misuse prevention professionals, we regularly face situations that require us to make ethical decisions. Often it is clear how to act ethically; sometimes it is not.

This moderated online course explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics, brought to life with realistic examples designed to enhance participant understanding. The course also introduces a decision-making process to help practitioners apply this code to a variety of ethical dilemmas, and an online discussion area to facilitate discussion with other course participants.

Price: $115

Length: 6 hours over 2 weeks

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

Registration Deadline: July 22

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

Date and Time: 
July 26, 2021 (All day) to August 6, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
Virtual
 
 
 
 
2021 Region 10 Opioid Summit

2021 Region 10 Opioid Summit

The 2021 Summit will take place August 3 – 5, 2021 in a virtual format! The Region 10 Opioid Summit is an opportunity for professionals from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Indian Nations, urban Indian health programs, and recognized American Indian organizations to meet and explore ways to address the opioid crisis. We invite you to attend the virtual summit. To stay up-to-date with the Summit, visit the website (http://region10opioidsummit.org/) and sign up for the listserv.

Date and Time: 
August 3, 2021 (All day) to August 5, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
Minerva TA Call

Minerva TA Call

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

 

 

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Date and Time: 
August 6, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Safe kids virtual academy (6-12 year olds)

Webinar: Safe kids virtual academy (6-12 year olds)

Kids aged 6-12 years old will learn about how to stay safe when biking, skateboarding, swimming, playing sports and much more. Learn how to pick the right helmet for the right activity and learn how to wear it right. We’ll have fun games and lots of chances for prizes.

Date and Time: 
August 6, 2021 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Webinar: Promoting tobacco cessation in your tribe's community

Webinar: Promoting tobacco cessation in your tribe's community

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 will cover topics like Tribal efforts to make gaming facilities smoke-free, tobacco cessation with youth, policy development, and more.

Join our upcoming webinar in this series featuring Rae O'Leary, researcher and project lead for Missouri Breaks. O'Leary will share her experience on identifying ways to incorporate cultural lifeways in tobacco cessation strategies, and Identify a policy, system or environmental (PSE) change that could support tobacco cessation in your community.

Who should attend? Tribal health and behavioral health professionals, community members, and partners interested in learning about tobacco cessation in Indian Country.

Date and Time: 
August 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
 
Webinar: Adapting prevention interventions to better serve vulnerable populations

Webinar: Adapting prevention interventions to better serve vulnerable populations

This webinar will discuss adapting prevention interventions to better support underserved and diverse populations in keeping with cultural humility and competence principles. Due to a variety of systematic issues, many populations have historically not received prevention services tailored to their needs and have had difficulty accessing what services were provided. By adapting evidence-based interventions, prevention professionals can implement interventions that are a better fit for the specific needs of different populations.  Prevention professionals should assess the conceptual and practical fit of interventions, and how adaption might improve them. This webinar will discuss these topics, as well as summarize the evidence base for why adaptation is important for improving outcomes among diverse populations. It will also provide an overview of evidence-based processes for promoting successful adaption outcomes and provide examples of successful adaptions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Explain why cultural humility and adapting interventions can improve outcomes

  • Discuss processes to improve cultural humility at an organizational level

  • Overview conceptual and collaborative processes for adapting interventions

  • Provide examples of successful adaptations of prevention interventions

Date and Time: 
August 5, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Tired, wired, mired and inspired! Strategies for preventing burnout and compassion fatigue in harm reduction efforts

Webinar: Tired, wired, mired and inspired! Strategies for preventing burnout and compassion fatigue in harm reduction efforts

Many people who work in harm reduction consider their work to be a "calling." Two occupational hazards, burnout and compassion fatigue/secondary trauma, can undermine that calling and diminish your effectiveness. Burnout is caused by feeling ineffective in your work and organizational/team stress. Compassion fatigue (also called secondary trauma/secondary PTSD) results from absorbing the traumatic stories and experiences of clients. Both occupational hazards can lead to a loss of energy, loss of hope, loss of enthusiasm, loss of idealism, spiritual distress, and decreased effectiveness.

This virtual presentation focuses on how to prevent and recover from burnout and compassion fatigue, with an emphasis on self-care and the four things high performers do to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue. We will also discuss how to maintain energy, reduce frustration in your clinical work, and feel more successful.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be aware of the four stages of burnout
  • Understand the differences between burnout and compassion fatigue.
  • Evaluate your vulnerability for developing compassion fatigue
  • Learn and utilize 10 strategies to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue.
  • Learn skills to reduce frustration in your clinical work.
  • Feel a greater sense of success in your work.

 

Date and Time: 
August 5, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: How can we transform this information into actionable and practical steps to enhance service delivery to the LGBTQIA2S+ BIPOC and make a difference? (Part 4)

Webinar: How can we transform this information into actionable and practical steps to enhance service delivery to the LGBTQIA2S+ BIPOC and make a difference? (Part 4)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Series Overall Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will deep dive into the cultural aspects and specifics of each culture represented in this panel discussion. They will also learn about the risk factors and historical data behind the challenges from each culture. 
  2. Participants will learn how to identify and - more importantly – how to increase the Protective Factors, highlighting the differences between different people and cultures, celebrating the strengthens across the communities, and finding ways to thrive together.  
  3. Participants will get an overview of the challenges and strengths of the current behavioral health system, how to improve it, and moving the needle toward increasing engagement and retention. 
  4. Call to Action: Participants will gain from panelists, what lessons are learned, and what to do next? What are the tools and resources you need to start or enhance your efforts towards diversity and inclusion?
Date and Time: 
August 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board listen and learn session for "to-go" alcohol sales draft rules (HB 1480)

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board listen and learn session for "to-go" alcohol sales draft rules (HB 1480)

The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) is hosting an online or by phone Listen and Learn forum to gather feedback and comments on conceptual draft rules for the temporary alcohol to-go endorsements created by HB 1480. For example, these endorsements (available until July 1, 2023) allow certain licensees to engage in curbside, takeout, or delivery sales of:|

  • Cocktails and Wine by the Glass
  • Growlers
  • Other Alcohol Products

Your feedback during the forum will help inform and shape the rules. Here is a link to the agenda along with the conceptual draft rules. Please be prepared to offer feedback and suggestions for revisions to the draft. Please review this guidance document before the forum.

The WSLCB is currently in the CR-101 inquiry phase of the rulemaking process. A Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (CR-101) was filed on May 12, 2021. Please remember there are no proposed or final rules offered at this stage of the rulemaking process. A CR-102 rule proposal has not yet been filed.

When: Thursday, August 5, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Join on your computer or smart phone app using Microsoft (MS) Teams.

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Please note: MS Teams does not have a pre-registration option. Please add the Listen and Learn Forum to your calendar and join using this link at the start time indicated above. The event may end earlier than scheduled depending on the amount of feedback offered by attendees during the forum.

To listen to the meeting on the phone (audio only):  

            Dial: +1 564-999-2000

            Conference ID: 705 085 135#  

Please note: the phone option is intended only for listening to the forum. In order to participate and contribute to the forum, please join online via MS Teams.

If you wish to join online here are a few reminders: 

  • Online participation will be structured to allow one speaker at a time through a hand-raising feature on MS Teams.
  • If you have difficulty with audio or visual elements of MS Teams, please be patient.
  • You can also provide feedback to us at the email below if you prefer.

Questions? Contact rules@lcb.wa.gov

LCB’s Alcohol Policy and Rules Coordinator Audrey Vasek will be facilitating the forum.

Date and Time: 
August 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Category: 
Meeting
Location: 
Webinar or phone
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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WA Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (WA - SAPST)

WA Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (WA - SAPST)

*Registration Live*

HCA/DBHR will provide this Washington 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: 
August 9, 2021 - 8:30am to August 12, 2021 - 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
 
 
 
PAX Good Behavior Game & Next Steps Training

PAX Good Behavior Game & Next Steps Training

Okanogan County Community Coalition is hosting a virtual PAX Good Behavior Game training and a PAX Next Steps training on August 10th. OCCC would like to extend this training opportunity to other communities since it is in a virtual setting.  OCCC can not pay for your PAX kit or offer CEUs outside their ESD, but you are welcome to attend the training.  See attached agenda for the day and a link to PAX GBG website.  Contact Nicole Roach occcnicole@gmail.com for more information.  Registration must be in by August 2nd.     https://www.goodbehaviorgame.org/

Date and Time: 
August 10, 2021 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Webinar: Preventing polysubstance use in primary care

Webinar: Preventing polysubstance use in primary care

Polysubstance use is the recurrent use of multiple illicit substances, legalized substances, or prescription drugs in a manner other than as prescribed. Preventing polysubstance use is a key prevention priority due to its prevalence, consequences, and disproportionate impact among minority populations. Primary care providers can be a key collaborator in addressing polysubstance use, and substance use overall, due to their scope and influence among all populations. The Central East PTTC created a new infographic, Polysubstance Use in Primary Care Settings, to explain these concepts and overview prevention strategies for primary care providers. This webinar will introduce this infographic, explain why it was created, explore the information it provides, and answer audience questions about it.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Summarize the importance of addressing polysubstance use
  • Discuss the role of primary care providers in prevention
  • Overview primary care prevention strategies for polysubstance use
  • Explore ways to use the Central East PTTC Infographic
Date and Time: 
August 10, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Stress, uncertainty and mental health in the time of COVID-19: Navigating realities of client reactivity and organizational functioning

Webinar: Stress, uncertainty and mental health in the time of COVID-19: Navigating realities of client reactivity and organizational functioning

COURSE DESCRIPTION

As we face the unknowns of the pandemic and attempt to instill hope, safety, and health- it can be a challenge navigating the heightened emotions and challenged functioning our clients and patients are presenting. This event was designed to help both mental health practitioners and medical providers better engage activated people in striving for their best health outcomes. By identifying the impact of dysregulated nervous systems and the barriers they pose to health, we can see how both Trauma Informed Interventions and supportive language can support the health outcomes of our most vulnerable patients.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • To identify the ways in which the pandemic has de-stabilized mental health in many individuals, and how that has impacted health related access, utilization, and outcomes.

  • To offer participants some insights and considerations re: how the principles of Trauma Informed Care and Trauma Informed De-escalation can support providers’ efforts at engaging activated clients and patients.

  • To offer tips, scripts, and strategies for supporting clients and fellow colleagues in navigating this incredibly challenging and uncertain time.

Date and Time: 
August 11, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Webinar: Using Liberating Structures to navigate the “in between” time

Webinar: Using Liberating Structures to navigate the “in between” time

Learning Lab Description:

Many of us are reflecting on how to reform, re-norm, and create new pathways as the COVID-19 pandemic loosens its hold on our day-to-day lives. Liberating Structures (LS) can be referred to as a menu, repertoire, or curated collection of facilitation methods that are designed to be versatile and adaptable in many different situations and local contexts. All of the methods share a set of core principles, purposes, and organizing elements meant to more widely distribute participation - engaging a fuller range of people's intelligence while tapping into the creative promise of difference. Join us for this interactive Learning Lab, using virtual breakout rooms, and discover how LS can help team members, collaborators, and coalition members rebuild trust and a shared commitment to prevent substance misuse during a time of shifting norms. Learning Lab presenters will facilitate a deep-dive into LS during the 2021 Northwest PTTC Prevention Leadership Virtual Academy scheduled this fall.

Objectives:

By the end of the Learning Lab participants will be able to:

Name Liberating Structure Principles
Share background on how LS emerged
Identify one use for LS in strengthening teams, collaborations, and coalitions
Discuss how LS can be useful in both in-person and online settings

 

Date & Time:

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
10:00 am – 11:30 am Alaska
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Mountain
(view in your time zone here)

Audience:

Prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members working to prevent substance misuse in tribes, communities, and states in HHS Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).

Date and Time: 
August 11, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
 
Webinar: Supporting the mental wellbeing of Native Youth: Systemic racism

Webinar: Supporting the mental wellbeing of Native Youth: Systemic racism

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

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

Date and Time: 
August 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
File attachments: 
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Webinar: Introduction to motivational interviewing for tobacco use disorder

Webinar: Introduction to motivational interviewing for tobacco use disorder

Motivational Interviewing is a goal-oriented, yet collaborative and accepting therapeutic style intended to strengthen commitment to change. This 90-minute webinar will focus on using motivational interviewing when working with individuals who smoke to encourage quit attempts and to help those already motivated to quit. We will discuss the core skills of motivational interviewing and the importance of paying attention to the language of change

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

Date and Time: 
August 12, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 
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Webinar: Social norms 3-part series: An introduction to the Positive Community Norms

Webinar: Social norms 3-part series: An introduction to the Positive Community Norms

Date and Time: 
August 16, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
Webinar: Building great rapport: How to engage patients with unhealthy substance use

Webinar: Building great rapport: How to engage patients with unhealthy substance use

By adopting a new approach, clinicians can greatly improve how they engage with these patients. This presentation will improve providers' ability to engage and build rapport by challenging assumptions that lead to stigma, applying principles of harm reduction, and performing a four-step brief intervention model that enhances the motivation of patients to decrease their risk of illness and death. As a result, clinicians who once considered these patient visits "difficult" can begin to perceive them as valuable opportunities to help patients adopt safer behaviors and forge their pathway to recovery.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the role of stigma towards patients with unhealthy substance use
  • List the basic principles of a Harm Reduction approach to patient care
  • Perform a four-step brief intervention in less than five minutes
  • Use telehealth platform functions to effectively engage patients
Date and Time: 
August 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
Webinar: Anti-oppression workshop

Webinar: Anti-oppression workshop

The DBHR Health Equity Workgroup is hosting a workshop with Michelle Johnson, who is an anti-racism trainer, licensed clinical social worker, yoga instructor, and social justice advocate. This workshop will focus on anti-oppression efforts. This workshop is open to WA Prevention Providers and DBHR Prevention staff. Zoom link forthcoming.

 

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Date and Time: 
August 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Answering the Burning Questions: What Parents, Students and Educators Need to Know About Vaping and Tobacco Use

Answering the Burning Questions: What Parents, Students and Educators Need to Know About Vaping and Tobacco Use

This live, virtual discussion will feature youth advocates and experts from a wide range of health and education organizations.

Topics will include:

  • what’s driving the current youth nicotine addiction crisis
  • how tobacco use affects brain development, mental health and performance
  • signs and risk factors for youth vaping and other tobacco use
  • how to talk to young people about vaping and other tobacco use
  • tobacco industry targeting of Black, LGBTQ and other communities
  • resources to fight back
  • and much more.

https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/campaign-for-the-culture/august-18-event

 

Date and Time: 
August 18, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Category: 
None
Location: 
Webinar
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
Webinar: The Infinite Game workshop

Webinar: The Infinite Game workshop

In prevention, there is no such thing as winning and losing. In an infinite game there is only ahead and behind. Of course, every organization has finite short-term goals, metrics and wins that show us that we are making progress, but to what end? In order to lead in an infinite game, we must practice these five areas: Advance a Just Cause, Build Trusting Teams, Study Worthy Rivals, Prepare for Existential Flexibility and Demonstrate the Courage to Lead. These sessions will break down and explore each of the five practices of leading in an infinite game.

Key Insights

  • Explore the characteristics of a Just Cause and relate it to your organization
  • Examine the practices that are building trust and those that may be breaking trust, and how to maintain and rebuild trust
  • Define and study your Worthy Rivals to identify areas of strength and areas to improve
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Existential Flexibility, explore case studies and evaluate your current capacity for Existential Flexibility
  • Learn how to build stronger relationships, which are the basis for the The Courage to Lead

Stephen Shedletzky - Stephen holds a key role in leading culture, people and content on our team at Simon Sinek, Inc. He is committed to ensuring that our team and those we serve can live their WHY from the inside out. Stephen is an engaging, dynamic, and empathetic speaker. He has an amazing ability to capture a room and deliver a powerful message that gets people thinking, laughing, and even crying. His energy is contagious and he has an uncanny ability to energize audiences that are facing a challenge.

https://simonsinek.com/igniter/stephen-shedletzky/

Date and Time: 
August 19, 2021 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
 
 
Safe Kids Virtual Academy (3-5 year olds)

Safe Kids Virtual Academy (3-5 year olds)

Parents will learn key information about how to keep their kids safe and have fun at the same time. Safety information is targeted for kids 3 to 5 years old. Learn how to properly install car seats, how to prevent accidental poisoning, learn about swim safety, safe sleep and much more in a fun presentation with prizes and games. All registered participants will be entered into a drawing for a free Apple Watch, and there will be many chances to win other prizes like Starbucks and Amazon gift cards.

Date and Time: 
August 21, 2021 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 
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Overdose prevention, harm reduction, & treatment

Overdose prevention, harm reduction, & treatment

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

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 23


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

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24


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

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25


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

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26


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

MONDAY, AUGUST 30


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

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31


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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1


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


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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2


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

Date and Time: 
August 23, 2021 (All day) to September 3, 2021 (All day)
Location: 
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National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference

National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference

The purpose of the National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference is to highlight the latest research in the substance use prevention field. It provides a forum for prevention professionals, coalition leaders, researchers, and federal partners to share research, best practices and promising evaluation results for the purpose of integrating research into prevention practice.

Date and Time: 
August 24, 2021 (All day) to August 26, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual
 
Live at the virtual barbershop: Supporting Black students in the classroom

Live at the virtual barbershop: Supporting Black students in the classroom

Join us at the virtual barbershop as we talk about life ... REAL life. Being Black in America means many things, but one of the most prevalent issues is experiencing racism daily on multiple fronts. From standard microaggressions on up through direct confrontations, the men who'll be waiting on their haircuts at our barbershop have experienced it all.  

Discussion Topic

In his 1933 book The Mis-Education of the Negro, Carter G. Woodson postulated that Black people of his day were culturally indoctrinated rather than taught in American schools, creating people who would be dependent on and seek out inferior places in the dominant white society. One of the significant points Woodson repeated in his discourse was that the entire educational system was structurally unrelated to the future needs of Black children to develop and thrive with lives rooted in self and race knowledge as well as self-respect.

As we think about our education system today, we face the same questions Woodson posed almost a century ago: Do Black children and youth fare better in their lives by going through the established educational system? How can educational values and curriculum overcome the inherent biases against Black history and culture? 

Join African-American male leaders from the sector as they explore the relevance of the U.S. education system to the needs of the Black community. Discuss the challenges and opportunities to creating an inclusive system that builds on all students’ capabilities, resilience, and dreams.

This conversation is just one in a four-part Live at the Barbershop seriesRegister to join us for these other topics:

Leading Positive Change amid Social and Political Unrest
March 26 from 1-2 p.m. CT

Addressing COVID-19 Disparities and the Vaccine Rollout
April 30 from 1-2 p.m. CT

Building Family Resilience by Supporting Black Fathers
June 11 from 1-2 p.m. CT

Supporting Black Students in the Classroom
Aug. 27 from 1-2 p.m. CT

About the Virtual Barbershop

The barbershop is one of a few safe places where black men feel very comfortable in having candid conversations on just about anything. All over America, the barbershop continues to serve as a second home and place of refuge, healing, and compassion for black men.

This virtual space will feature several black male executives from around the country, sharing their perspectives and recommendations on how to increase the number of African American males in leadership positions at human services organizations. Just like in any barbershop, anyone is welcome to drop in at any time based on their availability and interest. 

What You'll Take Away

  • How the dominant culture has perpetuated racially based deficiencies in the education system
  • How to support Black students in their social-emotional development and occupational goals
  • Strategies to achieve educational reform responsive to community values and students’ potential to thrive

Who Should Join

  • Like the barbershop, all are welcome

Who'll Be at the Barbershop

The Barber

  • Dr. Undraye P. Howard, The Barber, Senior Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Engagement at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Waiting on a Haircut

  • Raphael Holloway, MA, CEO, Gateway Center in Atlanta, GA
  • Reyahd D.J. Kazmi, Esq., Director of Business and Government Strategies, National Youth Advocate Program in Columbus, OH
  • Jesse McLean, MA, Executive Director of Western Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio, Pressley Ridge in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Julius Mullen Sr., PhD, Chief Clinical Officer, Children & Families First of Delaware
  • Claude A. Robinson Jr., Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Diversity, UCAN in Chicago, IL
  • Jonathan Palmer, Executive Director, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul, MN
  • George Winn, MA, COO, The Children's Center in Detroit, MI

Questions about this webinar should be directed to Dr. Undraye P. Howard "The Barber" senior director of equity, diversity, and inclusion and engagement at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.

Date and Time: 
August 27, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 
 
World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference

World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference

This international event was held to bring Indigenous nations together to validate our cultural norms and realities. The goal was to contribute to reducing suicide and the impacts on Indigenous Nations.

Date and Time: 
August 24, 2021 (All day) to August 26, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
 
Webinar: Treating youth tobacco use

Webinar: Treating youth tobacco use

Understanding tobacco use among youth is critical because previous research suggests that about 9 in 10 adult smokers first try conventional cigarettes during adolescence. Similarly, youth e-cigarette experimentation and use could also extend into adulthood due to the addictive qualities of nicotine. This webinar will focus on understanding commercial tobacco use among youth to inform tobacco prevention, intervention, and policy.

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

 

Date and Time: 
August 24, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online)

Minerva Technical Assistance Call (online)

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

Minerva Technical Assistance Call
August 24th 2pm-3pm

Microsoft Teams meeting

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Date and Time: 
August 24, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Webinar
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
LEARN SAVES LIVES: MENTOR Washington

LEARN SAVES LIVES: MENTOR Washington

This training is for mentoring organizations and mentors across the state, and the focus will be to help kids transition back to in-person mentoring. The webinar will share tips and strategies for you to support mentors transitioning back to in-person. The goal being for all the participants to take the information learned, back to the programs and support the mentors and train them to support their mentees.

 

Topic: LEARN SAVES LIVES: MENTOR Washington
Time: Aug 25, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://washington.zoom.us/j/98590185471

 

Meeting ID: 985 9018 5471 

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        +1 206 337 9723 US (Seattle)

Meeting ID: 985 9018 5471

Find your local number: https://washington.zoom.us/u/ab4Wff8ljB

 

Trainer: Amy Paulson has been a Forefront in the Schools volunteer since 2017. Her background includes 20 years of creating and facilitating parent education programs, crisis intervention, and speaking and training within community organizations, higher education, and in the corporate arena. Currently, Amy manages a continuing education program for therapists. Her passion is to inspire and equip others in the areas of mental health, parenting support, and leadership development.  Amy received her MSW from the University of Washington School of Social Work and is a Certified Professional Coach.

Date and Time: 
August 25, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual Webinar
10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
 
Minerva TA for Tribes and Tribal Partners

Minerva TA for Tribes and Tribal Partners

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

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

 

 

 

Microsoft Teams meeting

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Date and Time: 
August 25, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Category: 
Training
Location: 
webinar
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Webinar: Partnering to make the most of child development supports

Webinar: Partnering to make the most of child development supports

This webinar introduces "Help Me Grow", "Learn the Signs. Act Early", and "Vroom" and shows how they fit together and can reinforce each other. We will hear how they are being implemented in Washington communities and let you know how you can get started with all three.

"Help Me Grow", "Learn the Signs. Act Early", and "Vroom" all promote healthy child development and help lay the foundation for lifelong health and well-being. "Help Me Grow Washington" is a movement to offer families seamless access to community services and supports. "Learn the Signs. Act Early" provides an easy to use checklist of milestones for parents and caregivers to track and support their child's early development through age 5. "Vroom" translates brain science into fun tips and activities for parents and caregivers of children age 0 to 5. It shows them that they already have what it takes to turn their time with their children into fun, brain building moments.

This webinar will be presented in English.

Speakers:

Taylor Caragan, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Health Care Liaison for Help Me Grow Pierce County

Marilyn Gisser, Washington State Department of Health, Essentials for Childhood and Vroom Specialist

Jackie Litzau, Within Reach, Help Me Grow Program Manager

Devon Love, Public Health - Seattle & King County, Washington State Act Early Ambassador and Vroom Specialist

Who Should Attend:

Providers, partners, and others who work in family support, including those who work directly with families of young children, administer programs, or work on systems improvement.

How to Access the Webinar:

The webinar will be hosted via Zoom. We will email you the Zoom link at least one-day prior to the webinar.

STARS Credits:

If you would like to receive STARS Credit for attending this webinar, you will need to provide your STARS ID when you register.

Other:

This webinar is hosted by the Washington State Department of Health and WithinReach in partnership with Best Starts for Kids - King County and Help Me Grow - Pierce County.

For more information contact Marilyn Gisser at marilyn.gisser@doh.wa.gov

Date and Time: 
August 25, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: Partnering to make the most of child development supports

Webinar: Partnering to make the most of child development supports

This webinar introduces "Help Me Grow", "Learn the Signs. Act Early", and "Vroom" and shows how they fit together and can reinforce each other. We will hear how they are being implemented in Washington communities and let you know how you can get started with all three.

"Help Me Grow", "Learn the Signs. Act Early", and "Vroom" all promote healthy child development and help lay the foundation for lifelong health and well-being. "Help Me Grow Washington" is a movement to offer families seamless access to community services and supports. "Learn the Signs. Act Early" provides an easy to use checklist of milestones for parents and caregivers to track and support their child's early development through age 5. "Vroom" translates brain science into fun tips and activities for parents and caregivers of children age 0 to 5. It shows them that they already have what it takes to turn their time with their children into fun, brain building moments.

This webinar will be presented in English.

Who Should Attend:

Providers, partners, and others who work in family support, including those who work directly with families of young children, administer programs, or work on systems improvement.

How to Access the Webinar:

The webinar will be hosted via Zoom. We will email you the Zoom link at least one-day prior to the webinar.

STARS Credits:

If you would like to receive STARS Credit for attending this webinar, you will need to provide your STARS ID when you register.

Other:

This webinar is hosted by the Washington State Department of Health and WithinReach in partnership with Best Starts for Kids - King County and Help Me Grow - Pierce County.

For more information contact Marilyn Gisser at marilyn.gisser@doh.wa.gov

Date and Time: 
August 25, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Webinar: Supporting the mental wellbeing of Native Youth: Trauma

Webinar: Supporting the mental wellbeing of Native Youth: Trauma

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

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

Date and Time: 
August 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Category: 
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Overdose prevention, harm reduction, & treatment

Overdose prevention, harm reduction, & treatment

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

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 23


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

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24


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

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25


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

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26


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

MONDAY, AUGUST 30


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

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31


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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1


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


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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2


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

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

Guiding Good Choices Virtual Facilitator Training

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

Days and times of training:

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

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

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

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

Date and Time: 
August 30, 2021 (All day) to September 3, 2021 (All day)
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Virtual Training- it's at your own computer
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Cohort 7 New Coalition Coordinator Mini-Orientation

Cohort 7 New Coalition Coordinator Mini-Orientation

This is a required training for all new Cohort 7 CPWI Communities. 

 

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Date and Time: 
August 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Microsoft Teams
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 
CPWI and CBO Annual Contractor Fiscal Training [required]

CPWI and CBO Annual Contractor Fiscal Training [required]

This training is required for all CPWI and CBO grantees including new CPWI cohort 7 and new CBO grantees. Additional details and agenda to follow. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93718457802?pwd=RGVvYnk3aTVRckVlYTNrTU85ZDc1UT09

Date and Time: 
August 31, 2021 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: 
Zoom
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
 
Webinar: Advocating for advocacy in prevention

Webinar: Advocating for advocacy in prevention

Advocacy is an important component of substance misuse prevention. Advocacy is a powerful tool that helps to educate and inform policymakers yet is often viewed with some apprehension due to fears of lobbying. This webinar will address advocacy vs. lobbying and define tangible examples of prevention advocacy to support public health and prevention efforts. Specific strategies will be discussed as examples of what prevention practitioners can and should do to advocate for substance misuse prevention in their communities and states.

By the end of the webinar, participants will:

  1. Be able to identify the differences between lobbying and advocacy as it pertains to substance misuse prevention.
  2. Be able to identify data sources that can support advocacy efforts in public health.
  3. Be able to identify their own priority areas for prevention advocacy.

 

Webinar Dates and Times

States and American Samoa
August 31, 2021             Time Zone
04:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m. Mountain
03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. Pacific
12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m. Hawaii
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. American Samoa

Pacific Jurisdictions
September 1, 2021         Time Zone
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands
09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 a.m. – 08:00 a.m. Republic of Palau
(view in your time zone)

 

Audience

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

Date and Time: 
August 31, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
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