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February 16, 2022

CADCA has spaces available for their upcoming National Coalition Academies, and they are hosting it in-person in Bellevue. Attendance may be either in-person or virtual, and the first sessions start in March.

This comprehensive coalition training that teaches leaders ‘“what they need to know” (core competencies) and “what their team needs to do” (the essential processes) to establish or maintain a highly effective anti-drug coalition.” This academy is a year-long process where...

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February 16, 2022

Save the date: Tuesday, May 17

The 2022 Spring Youth Forum Planning Committee is committed to finding meaningful ways to best support youth interested or actively engaged in prevention projects or other collaborative efforts to prevent substance use, and make sure there is recognition for those efforts. We are interested in getting feedback from both youth and Prevention Providers (including Tribes, CPWI, CBO, ESDs,...

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February 16, 2022

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has released the JANUARY 2022 Community Risk Profiles, a comprehensive collection of social indicators relevant to a broad range of problem behaviors among adolescents and adults, such as substance abuse among youth.

A product of the Research and Development Analysis (RDA) Community Outcome and Risk Evaluation geographic information system (CORE), nearly 50 indicators are presented in graphs, maps and tables which...

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February 16, 2022

The NFF surveyed families last year in an effort to understand the challenges they were facing during COVID. Their answers provided critical information about how the pandemic was affecting them and their children  in terms of academic progress, mental and behavioral health, and more and spawned a two-part webinar series by SAMHSA. 

The survey is being offered again this year to continue these vital dialogues and advocate for families at the federal level.  ...

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February 16, 2022

The Healthy Youth Survey Planning Committee (HYSPC) is collecting proposals for new questions and survey question revisions to include in HYS 2023. Each proposal should cover a single question, a single scale, or a group of related questions. Proposals are due April 15, 2022. The HYSPC will use the following criteria in consideration of the proposals:

  • Relevance of Measures
    The...

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February 16, 2022

The Office of the Attorney General is issuing a Request for Information for a vendor to operate the Washington Tipline. The attached document has a list of questions the AGO is requesting interested vendors to answer. This is an effort to gather information that may be included in a future solicitation document.

You are welcome to share this request with any partners you know who might be interested in providing a response to this RFI. 

Responses are due by 5:00 p.m...

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February 16, 2022

We have some more exciting and critical updates on Minerva 2.0 around Account set up!

Who:

CPWI and CBO Providers who will be using Minerva 2.0.

What:

We are providing instructions around account set up for the new system. This notice is for CPWI and CBO Providers who do not currently have a SecureAccess Washington (SAW) account and for those who do. We will be relying on the emails associated with your...

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February 16, 2022

The King County Department of Community and Human Services’ Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (DCHS/ BHRD) used a Washington State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant for project designed to ensure language access to opioid prevention materials. The end result was the translation of the Stop Opioid Overdose brochure and Starts With One campaign materials into 22 different languages. An overview of this project is attached. 

The English materials and 22 translations are available...

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February 14, 2022

On February 11, President Biden proclaimed February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. 

The proclamation highlighted new resources and programs for communities to prevent and address teen dating violence. The President also cited Title IX protections for students based on gender identity and sexual orientation to support transgender students who experience higher rates of violence.

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February 9, 2022

The Washington State Department of Veteran's Affairs (WDVA) is holding a branding competition. Entrants are asked to design a brand/logo to represent the Washington State Governor’s Challenge to end Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families, and the Suicide Prevention Program within the WDVA. 

Logos MUST include:

  • The identifier “Service Members, Veterans, and Families”
  • The phrase “Identify, Connect, Save”
  • A Semicolon...
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February 9, 2022

We have some exciting and critical updates on Minerva 2.0! 

Who:

CPWI and CBO Providers who will be using Minerva 2.0

What:

We have created a timeline that includes key upcoming dates for the Minerva 1.0 to Minerva 2.0 transition including the training schedule. See attached for details.

Action needed:

  1. Training: Beginning February 28, 2022 – March 24, 2022....
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February 2, 2022

This list of trainings, webinars, and resources includes a number of prevention, treatment, and recovery webinars that are previously recorded and easy to access! The offerings are from both prevention and addiction Technology Transfer Centers, as well as the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence. Many of these may count for your prevention credential too, so check them out!

February 2, 2022

Free registration for the 2022 Say It Out Loud (SIOL) Conference opens in early March. The conference will be held virtually on Thursday, May 26. 

SIOL "focuses on information sharing and networking to improve behavioral health services and decrease disparities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals." This year's theme is We ARE Family: Honoring and recognizing the many...

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January 28, 2022

Applications are for the 2022 Youth Advocates of the Year Awards are open through February 20, 2022. 

This awards program honors outstanding youth advocates who are leading the way to the first tobacco-free generation. It is offered by Take Down Tobacco, a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. 

 

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January 25, 2022

What is the Young Adult Riding and Driving (YARD) Study? 

The YARD Study is an ongoing research study about young adults’ transportation habits and health behaviors. We are housed at the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors (CSHRB) at the University of Washington. 

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