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May 20, 2021

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board THRIVE project has released new and updated materials for the Crisis Text Line and #WeNeedYouHere social media images for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for World Suicide Prevention Day. Attached you will find images to share on social media to get these messages out to community members.

Captions include:

  • Caption option: We all struggle and sometimes need support from others. If you need someone to talk to, text NATIVE to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling. #WeNeedYouHere (accounts to tag: @crisistextline, @healthynativeyouth, @npaihb, @wernative)
  • Caption option:  If you are feeling alone, know that you are cared for and loved. Sometimes it can help to talk it through with someone. For support, text NATIVE to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling. #WeNeedYouHere (accounts to tag: @crisistextline, @healthynativeyouth, @npaihb, @wernative)

If you or someone you know is struggling, please kow that there is support. Text NATIVE to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling. 

May 19, 2021

We are looking for partners who are interested in receiving training and free Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program materials to implement evaluation studies.

These could involve in-person, online or video implementation of any of our one-session programs for youth or young adults aimed at preventing alcohol, e-cigarettes, marijuana or opioid use while promoting protective wellness behaviors including physical activity, healthy nutrition, sleep and stress control.

PPW programs can be implemented to young people individually or in groups.

We are looking for partners that have access to a minimum of 250 youth or young adults and could collect multiple online pre and post-program surveys from participants.

A two-hour online training workshop ($199) will be provided for program implementers and online meetings to monitor program implementation will be hosted by Prevention Plus Wellness.

Program manuals will be provided to participating implementers at no cost (typically $499) and will remain the property of trained implementers.

PPW programs available for further evaluation include:

  1. SPORT (Alcohol/Drug) PPW in high school, middle school or elementary school versions
  2. SPORT (Alcohol/Drug) PPW Video for high school adolescents
  3. InShape (Alcohol/Drug) PPW for young adults in college, community or military settings
  4. Vaping (E-Cigarette) PPW in high school, middle school or elementary school versions
  5. Marijuana PPW in high school, middle school or elementary school versions
  6. Opioid PPW in adolescent, young men or young women versions

Learn more about PPW: https://preventionpluswellness.com

Ask questions: info@preventionpluswellness.com or call: (904) 472-5022.

May 14, 2021

Session Objectives:

  1. Explore the content in the 2021 Vaping (E-cigarette), Marijuana and Opioid Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs for high school, middle school and elementary school-aged youth.
  2. Compare scripts for providing these PPWs to participants individually and in group settings both in-person as well as online.
  3. Review PowerPoint slides and reproducible materials found in the program digital downloads.
  4. Identify online program implementation and evaluation training, tools and resources.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IMeRfYmPSmiYRTPrHXxFWQ

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Thursday May 20th                   

Time: 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT 

CEU Certificate: CEU certificate available upon completing webinar

Learn more about PPW Programs: https://preventionpluswellness.com/collections/ppw-catalog

May 7, 2021

Session Objectives:

  1. Explore the contents and steps for implementing the 2021 SPORT (Alcohol/Drug) Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs for high school, middle school and elementary school-aged youth.
  2. Examine the scripts and PowerPoint slides used in providing these PPW programs to participants individually and in group settings both in-person as well as online.
  3. Review built-in evaluation tools, training opportunities and resources for prevention and health providers using PPW programs and program adaptations.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bsZzo8bMSkuuMpXqWI9PDQ

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Thursday May 13th                     

Time: 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT 

CEU Certificate: CEU certificate available upon completing webinar

Learn more about PPW: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/sport-prevention-plus-wellness

May 7, 2021

Session Objectives:

  1. Identify why youth and young adults should receive brief interventions both preventing substance use and promoting wellness behaviors to improve their physical and mental health.
  2. Explore a 3-step evidence-based model for which professionals and parents can use for providing brief messages and goal planning experiences with youth/young adults that integrates prevention with wellness.
  3. Examine how to create and provide brief tailored messages and goal planning that address both prevention and wellness for youth/young adults.
  4. Review evidence-based programs that integrate substance use prevention with wellness promotion for youth and young adults.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TucIM5t-TPKkAQ2ipiZkAQ

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Wednesday May 12th                     

Time: 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT 

CEU Certificate: CEU certificate available upon completing webinar

Learn more about PPW: https://preventionpluswellness.com/pages/our-story-mission

May 6, 2021

A wealth of new and updated underage and young adult problem drinking prevention materials are available to download!

For teens and preteens:

For parents/guardians and communities:

For colleges and communities:

Prevent Unsafe Drinking Behaviors on Campus (data visualization)

May 5, 2021

The following is excerpted from the CounterTobacco.org website:

On April 29, 2021 the FDA announced their intention to issue proposed product standards this year eliminating menthol in cigarettes and all flavors in cigars. This action is huge, historic, and overdue. It will save lives, especially Black lives. It is thanks to tireless advocates who have been working towards this for decades, and a result of a recent lawsuit led by the African-American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC) and Action on Smoking and Health to compel the FDA to respond to a citizen petition submitted by the Public Health Law Center, the Center for Black Health and Equity, and AATCLC originally in 2013 after menthol was excluded from the ban on all other flavored in cigarettes in the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act and after the FDA’s own studies concluded based overwhelming scientific evidence that removing menthol would benefit public health.

This is perhaps the biggest action the FDA could take to reduce health disparities. For nearly 100 years, commercial mentholated tobacco products have escalated the harm caused by tobacco products. The tobacco industry has extensively targeted its marketing for menthol to African American communities, causing disproportionate harm to Black Americans. Menthol cigarettes alone have likely been responsible for more than 10 million extra smokers and 378,000 premature deaths.

It is important to note that the product standards would be enforced at the manufacturing and retail level – they will not involve a ban on possession or use.

Learn more about menthol here and read the FDA’s full press release here.

The full online post can be found at this location:
https://countertobacco.org/fda-moves-to-ban-menthol-cigarettes-and-flavored-cigars/

April 29, 2021

SAMHSA Planning stipends are now available for Communities Talk, a biannual activity SAMHSA sponsors to mobilize communities to prevent underage drinking!

SAMHSA provides a limited number of $750 planning stipends on a first-come, first-served basis to community- and state-based organizations interested in promoting underage drinking prevention. Click here to request an invitation to register, and then copy and paste this message into the body of the email: “I’d like to request a $750 planning stipend to participate in Communities Talk. Please send me a unique URL to begin my registration.”

Please note that invitations will be sent on a rolling basis.

The Communities Talk Quick Start Planning Guide helps you quickly and easily learn how to host a results-oriented activity in your community. The guide contains a planning calendar, a planning checklist, detailed steps to help you plan an activity and share your work, and frequently asked questions about Communities Talk.

Approaches to prevention have changed in 2021, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of these resources include:

You can find these resources and many others, as well as information on how to register for a planning stipend, at StopAlcoholAbuse.gov/CommunitiesTalk.

Visit the website

 
April 22, 2021

One-Session Youth & Parent Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Programs: Free Webinar

Session Objectives:

  1. Describe substance use Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) screening & brief interventions for youth and parents.
  2. Identify unique characteristics of PPW programs allowing them to broadly prevent substance use while improving the mental and physical health of youth and young adults.
  3. Review research and theory supporting brief interventions that integrate SU prevention with wellness promotion.
  4. List new adaptations to PPW programs increasing their flexibility and practicality for use in-person and online.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O8TueengRVyL9vHavWg47g

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Wednesday May 5th                     

Time: 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT 

CEU Certificate: CEU certificate available upon completing webinar

Learn more about PPW: https://preventionpluswellness.com

 

Opioid Prevention Plus Wellness Online Program Implementer Training

Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the critical need for multiple health risk behavior interventions that integrate substance use prevention with wellness promotion (i.e., Prevention Plus Wellness programs), as well as their components, underpinning models, research findings, and steps for implementation and evaluation.
  2. Identify and practice correctly implementing the Opioid Prevention Plus Wellness program to individuals (one-on-one) and groups of youth with fidelity using the program scripts and instructor’s survey. 
  3. Identify pre-posttest surveys and other tools for assessing program fidelity and efficacy. 
  4. Explore strategies and resources for tailoring your program, promoting your program, providing follow up lessons, and implementing your program online. 

Cost: $199/person

Length: 2-hours 

Date & Time: 

  • Tuesday May 4th 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT            

CEU Certificate: CEU certificate available upon completing workshop

Order workshop: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/live-online-certified-program-implementer-training

 

Prevention Plus Wellness Program Online Training of Trainer Session

Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the goal, objectives and steps for providing PPW Program Implementer Training using the PPW Program Implementer Workshop Agenda.    
  2. Discuss, practice and rate self-efficacy of each training skill, including ensuring pre-workshop training requirements, demonstrating program implementation scripts, overseeing participant’s practicing (role playing), describing implementation resources and strategies, identifying pre-posttest surveys and other evaluation tools and assigning participants a post-training assignment.
  3. Describe and agree to the rights and responsibilities of TOTs. 

Cost: $349/person

Length: 2-hours 

Date & Time: 

  • Thursday May 6th 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT             

CEU Certificate: CEU certificate available upon completing workshop

Order workshop: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/live-online-certified-training-of-trainer-workshop

 

April 15, 2021

Objectives:

  1. List Prevention Plus Wellness Parent Program components and options.
  2. Identify why parents’ communications with youth/young adults should address both preventing substance use and promoting wellness behaviors to improve their physical and mental health.
  3. Explore a 3-step evidence-based model for providing brief messages and goal planning experiences with youth/young adults that integrates prevention with wellness.
  4. Review and practice providing brief tailored messages and goal planning that addresses both prevention and wellness for youth/young adults.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tXVp9ZXlQxC588I8_boy2g

Length: 1-hour

Date: Wednesday April 21st                      

Time: 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT 

CEU Certificate: CEU certificate available upon completing webinar

Learn more about PPW Parent Programs: https://preventionpluswellness.com/products/prevention-plus-wellness-parent-programs

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