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January 15, 2021

Session Objectives:

  1. Explore the contents in the new multi-session 2021 SPORT 2 (Alcohol/Drug) Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs for high school, middle school and elementary school-aged youth.
  2. Assess six lessons promoting physical activity, healthy nutrition, sleep and stress control while preventing substance use among youth.
  3. Compare scripts for providing these PPWs to participants individually and in group settings both in-person as well as online.
  4. Review PowerPoint slides and reproducible materials found in the program digital downloads.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oRrXpuYwRyWob50SErdvrw

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Tuesday January 19th                  

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

January 13, 2021

This opportunity is from the Partnership to End Addiction.

Families experiencing problematic substance use and addiction often feel very isolated. One of the comments we hear most often from parents who have had a child struggle with substance use is that, while they were going through it, they wished they had a confidant and friend who truly understood what they were going through.

If you’re a parent or caregiver who has been touched by addiction, we’re looking for your help.

In 2021, we’re expanding our parent coaching program. Our parent coaches are caring adults who reach out virtually to peers struggling with a child’s substance use or addiction. Parent coaches listen, provide support and suggest resources to parents and other caregivers over the phone. They help parents stay connected to their children and provide the encouragement they need.

Training takes place either via Zoom over the course of six weeks or in person over the course of two and a half days in collaboration with our partners at the CMC: Foundation for Change (CMC:FFC).

Interested? Learn more on the Partnership to End Addiction website

January 9, 2021

Session Objectives:

  1. Explore the contents in the new 2021 Opioid and InShape (Alcohol/Drug) Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) programs for adolescents and young adults. 
  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 support.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wYMIi28aSBWyj5F9uglsfQ

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Thursday January 14th                  

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

January 9, 2021

Session Objectives:

  1. Explore the contents in the new 2021 Vaping (E-cigarette) and Marijuana 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 support.

Register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sBUYnO45R4OTroqDUeojjA

Length: 60 minutes 

Date: Tuesday January 12th                  

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

January 8, 2021

Are you a prevention professional with experience in Strengthening Families Program (SFP) 10-14 or Fortaleciendo Familias (FF) 10-14 ? We would like to invite you to join the WSU SFP 10-14 Community of Practice (CoP), a networking and resource group of SFP/FF 10-14 professionals and facilitators. The WSU SFP CoP will provide peer-to-peer training and technical assistance for communities implementing SFP/FF 10-14. By joining the CoP, you will receive infrequent email updates on regional SFP 10-14 training events along with curriculum updates and adaptations.  Furthermore, the SFP 10-14 CoP will also serve as a resource for additional professional development as well as research opportunities to help collect information on SFP/FF 10-14.

 

If you are interested in joining the WSU SFP 10-14 Community of Practice, please take a moment to fill out the following WSU Qualtrics Survey so that we can learn a little more about you and your experience with SFP 10-14: Link to WSU SFP Community of Practice Survey.

 

If you have additional questions about the WSU SFP 10-14 Community of Practice, please contact WSU SFP 10-14 Community of Practice and Evaluation Coordinator Sabrina DiGennaro (sabrina.digennaro@wsu.edu) or the WSU SFP 10-14 CoP email (sfp.1014@wsu.edu).

January 7, 2021

The 2021 Communities Talk stipend cycle is now open!  This year, the $750 planning stipends will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you didn't receive an invitation to participate in this year's stipend cycle, email info@stopalcoholabuse.net to request your stipend invitation. Be sure to include your orgaization's name and website to speed up the verification process.

As you begin planning, remember to check out the resources that are available on the Communities Talk website

January 7, 2021

 The Review Team reviews the previous year’s Overview and Nomination Packet documents during January and February, making suggestions on improvements, suggestions on how to market the awards to encourage more participation, and how to simplify the nomination process.  Meetings are via GoToMeeting, Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams.  Award nominations are accepted during the April – August time frame; there is no Review Team meetings or duties during the nomination period.  However, during the last two weeks of August, Review Team members are asked to review and rate nominations.  The nomination reviews can take 30-45 minutes per nomination; total time involved for nomination review will depend on the number of nominations received.  For 2020, we received 15 nominations; the Review Team was large enough to split into two groups.  Each group reviewed 7 – 8 nominations.  After the 2021 Prevention Summit and Awards Ceremony, the Review Team may be asked to review the process and make suggestions for improvement.

Want to be on the team?  Martha Williams will be putting the 2021 Review Team together by January 22, 2021.  She is looking for 2 - 5 additional Prevention Professionals of varying prevention experience levels to join the Team.  Please contact her by email at Martha.williams@hca.wa.gov to volunteer or find out more about the Prevention Awards of Excellence. 

January 4, 2021

Please see this opportunity from the Legislative Youth Advisory Council, "The Legislative Process & Youth Civic Engagement Town Hall". This is a virtual event that aims to encourage young people to become involved in their government. It is tomorrow, January 5th, 2021 from 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm. If you are able, please share the registration link, https://forms.gle/SeEtvSJk1NqjzgW69, to any interested young people. The flyer for this event is also attached.

December 30, 2020

Washington State’s Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) have health professional students eager to perform volunteer prevention work at your CPWI site! AHEC Scholars is a nationwide, interprofessional program for currently enrolled health professional students.  Scholars in Washington are in MD, DDS/DMD, BSN, FNP, SUDP, OT, PT, NEP, PharmD, and many other programs. 

These students applied for admission to the two-year elective program in addition to their primary programs, and are passionate about serving rural and underserved populations. There are AHEC Scholars cohorts in Bellingham, Seattle, and Spokane. AHEC Scholars must complete 40 hours of community, experiential, or clinical hours and they want to help your CPWI site! If there is prevention work that you would like assistance with, please connect Stacey Morrison, WWAMI AHEC Associate Director (slmorr01@uw.edu) for more information.

The Washington Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) look forward to collaborating with you in the future.

December 30, 2020

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

This first of a six-part series of webinars offered by NAADAC will be presented by Chudley Werch, PhD, President at Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC.

Receive 1.5 NAADAC CEs for $25.

Learn more: https://www.naadac.org/integrating-wellness-SUD-webinar

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