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National Council of Urban Indian Health Annual Conference

National Council of Urban Indian Health Annual Conference

The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) annual conference provides a platform for urban Indian organizations, health care professionals, policymakers, community leaders, and advocates to come together and discuss critical issues related to urban Indian health.

Please save the date in your calendar and stay tuned for further details, including registration information and the full conference program, which will be sent out in the coming months. Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to email the conference organizers.

Date and Time: 
April 29, 2024 (All day) to May 2, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Washington, D.C.
(All day)
 
 
 
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Bootcamp virtual de la academia de la coalición nacional en Español

Bootcamp virtual de la academia de la coalición nacional en Español

El Entrenamiento Virtual del Bootcamp de la Academia de la Coalición Nacional (NCA, por sus siglas en inglés) es una versión condensada de la Academia de la Coalición Nacional de tres semanas de duración. Enseña a los líderes "lo que necesitan saber" (las competencias básicas) y "lo que su equipo necesita hacer" (los procesos esenciales) para establecer o mantener una coalición de prevención del consumo de sustancias altamente efectiva.

 

Date and Time: 
April 29, 2024 (All day) to May 2, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Virtual
(All day)
 
Substance and drug trends among college students

Substance and drug trends among college students

Rich Lucey, from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will overview current drug use rates among college students; fake pills and illicit fentanyl showing up on campuses; and resources from DEA addressing misuse and overdose prevention.

Rich Lucey is a senior prevention program manager in the DEA’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section, serving as an advisor to the Section Chief and other DEA officials.

Date and Time: 
May 1, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Virtual
10:00am to 11:00am
 
2024 Spring Youth Forum: Chaperone Training

2024 Spring Youth Forum: Chaperone Training

Greetings, 
 
This training is dedicated to new/past chaperones to review the conference agenda, competition guidelines, and chaperone expectations. 
 
We are excited to welcome you to the 2024 Spring Youth Forum at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, WA on Tuesday May 7th and 2 family suites on Wednesday May 8th. Attendees can check-in as early as 1pm on Tuesday, May 7th. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner will be provided only on the day of the conference on Wednesday, May 8th. Attendees are responsible for covering travel costs to and from the conference.
Date and Time: 
May 1, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
Webinar: Strategies to implement and adapt Adult Spanish Mental Health First Aid Training

Webinar: Strategies to implement and adapt Adult Spanish Mental Health First Aid Training

The NW Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Collaborative presents our May 2024 Monthly Webinar. Description: Offering Mental Health First Aid training to Spanish-speaking members of our community is an important step in equity and an ongoing need that can help reduce stigma and recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis.

Learning Objectives: 

Identify foundational information about Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental (Spanish Mental Health First Aid).

Understand cultural barriers and mental health stigma in the Latino/a/x community.

Describe recommendations for implementation

Presenters:

Araceli Mendez, MPH, CHW Araceli Mendez is a Program Coordinator with the OSU Center for Health Innovation and a certified Community Health Worker (CHW). She became a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer to help communities recognize signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use.

Oralia Mendez, MPH, CHW Oralia serves as the Workforce Development and Community Programs Manager at the OSU Center for Health Innovation. Oralia is a certified Community Health Worker (CHW) and has over 9 years of professional experience serving as a CHW in Oregon. Oralia received instructor training for Mental Health First Aid in 2019 in order to support communities, and recognize signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis.

Ivan Estrada is a doctoral student at Oregon State University, where he is studying global health with an emphasis on mental health promotion and substance abuse prevention. He is also a Graduate Research Assistant with the Coast to Forest Project, a collaboration between the OSU Extension Family and Community Health Program and the OSU Center for Health Innovation. Before his involvement with OSU, Ivan spent time working as a drug, suicide, and gambling prevention coordinator for a county health department. He is also a certified and active Mental Health First Aid and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) trainer.

Date and Time: 
May 1, 2024 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Zoom
12:00pm
 
Deep dive into prevention ethics: Confidentiality and the SPF

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Confidentiality and the SPF

This series will address the need for ongoing prevention ethics training. In six interactive virtual sessions, participants will focus on taking a deep dive into the principles of the Code of Ethics for Prevention Specialists with special focus on how these principles apply when implementing the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). Each session will focus on a different principle. After a short presentation, participants will work together in small groups to look at how that principle can be applied by our prevention workforce while implementing the SPF.

This prevention ethics series is for substance misuse prevention practitioners that have already completed a Foundations in Prevention Ethics training. If you would like to attend this series but have not yet completed the prevention ethics foundation course, complete the free, self-paced, online prevention ethics course on HealtheKnowledge before attending this ethics series.

In order to receive a certificate of attendance for this training, participants are required to actively participate and be on camera. Participants will be allowed into trainings up to 10 minutes after the start of the session. After that time, no new attendees will be accepted into the session because the group will have moved into breakout rooms.

Schedule:

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Non-discrimination and the SPF
Thursday, January 4, 2024, 7:30-9 a.m. 

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Competency and the SPF
Thursday, February 1, 2024, 7:30-9 a.m.

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Integrity and the SPF
Thursday, March 7, 2024, 7:30-9 a.m.

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Nature of services and the SPF
Thursday, April 4, 2024, 7:30-9 a.m. 

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Confidentiality and the SPF
Thursday, May 2, 7:30-9 a.m.

Deep dive into prevention ethics: Ethical obligations and the SPF
Thursday, June 6, 7:30-9 a.m. 

Date and Time: 
May 2, 2024 - 7:30am to 9:00am
Location: 
Virtual
7:30am to 9:00am
 
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American Association of Suicidology 57th Annual Conference

American Association of Suicidology 57th Annual Conference

Date and Time: 
May 5, 2024 (All day) to May 10, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Address
(All day)
 
 
 
10th Annual Conference on Adolescent Health

10th Annual Conference on Adolescent Health

The Annual Conference on Adolescent Health brings together an interdisciplinary community of health care professionals to share research and best practices aimed at improving adolescent-centered care. 

Each year, the event hosts over 450 attendees from nearly all 50 states and a growing international community. The hybrid event in 2022 brought together almost 600 attendees from 42 states, 11 countries, and 280 organizations.

We hope that you will consider joining us again next year for the hybrid 10th Annual Conference on Adolescent Health, set to be held on May 6-7, 2024, at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI.

Registration opens February 5th, 2024

Date and Time: 
May 6, 2024 (All day) to May 7, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Address/Webinar
(All day)
 
Strengthening Families Program 10-14 New Facilitator Training and Recertification

Strengthening Families Program 10-14 New Facilitator Training and Recertification

This training will be in-person and is for SFP 10-14 new facilitators who will be working in a team of three to deliver the evidence-based prevention program to families in their local communities.

The training will include:

  • an introduction to SFP 10-14,
  • review and practice of the 7-week program in a team setting,
  • review of the research and current updates,
  • discussion- and experiential-based engagement with the curriculum and participants,
  • readiness-primer to discuss implementation, logistics, technology, recruitment and retention, and
  • technical support for next steps.

Training Dates: May, 8-10, 2024. All three days are required for full certification.

Time: 8:30 am - 5 pm 

Location: Whatcom/Skagit Counties (location TBD)

Trainer:  AnaMaria Diaz Martinez (National Trainer) a.martinez@wsu.edu | Chuck Stevenson (WSU Local Agency Trainer) 

Training Cost: $0.0

Meals: Lunch will be on your own. 

Registration: https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_097y2XuBPoujC98

Registration Closes: May 1, 2024 by 5 pm

Contact: For training or registration information a.martinez@wsu.edu. For ADA accommodations contact Victoria Mayers victoria.mayers@wsu.edu no later than 2 weeks prior to the training event. 

Date and Time: 
May 8, 2024 - 8:30am to May 10, 2024 - 5:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
Whatcom/Skagit County (Location TBD)
8:30am to 5:00pm
 
2024 Children's Behavioral Health Summit

2024 Children's Behavioral Health Summit

Join the Washington Statewide Family Network’s 2024 Children’s Behavioral Health Summit on Monday, May 6, at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The theme, “Navigate Together: Charting a Course from Crisis to Wellness,” focuses on Mobile Response Stabilization Services (MRSS) and the 988 programs. Health Care Authority seeks input from families, youth, system partners to identify successes, challenges, and barriers, ensuring authentic family voices shape these initiatives. A panel of state partners, family, and youth leaders will provide insights and engage in discussion to shape these programs.

Hotel accommodations are included for parents/caregivers traveling more than 50 miles. View the attached flyer or visit the conference website to learn more and register for this free event!

Date and Time: 
May 6, 2024 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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Location: 
Wenatchee, WA
9:00am to 5:00pm
 
WA State 2024 Spring Youth Forum

WA State 2024 Spring Youth Forum

ABOUT
The goal of the Spring Youth Forum is to recognize and reward Youth Teams that have implemented a successful prevention project within their communities. The Spring Youth Forum is the follow-up conference to the Prevention Summit. The Forum provides youth prevention teams the opportunity to learn from others while showcasing their own education and planning skills. Youth Teams share successes and lessons learned from projects commenced during or following the previous Prevention Summit or other youth trainings. The Prevention Summit and the Spring Youth Forum work in tandem to create momentum and help to encourage, reward and support youth-led prevention work in communities throughout Washington.

This year’s conference will feature a keynote presentation, youth presentations, and an opportunity for Youth Teams to participate in a Youth Town Hall! The conference logistics are tentative and will be confirmed in the coming days.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
The Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, with early check-in on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. The conference schedule will be available soon. Check for updates here: Spring Youth Forum – Grand Mound

LOCATION
Great Wolf Lodge Conference Center
20500 Old Highway 99, SW
Grand Mound, WA 98531
Phone: 800-640-9653
Indoor Water Park & Resort | Grand Mound Resort | Great Wolf Lodge

 

Date and Time: 
May 7, 2024 (All day) to May 8, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
20500 Old Highway 99, SW Grand Mound, WA 98531
(All day)
 
 
 
In-person SPF application for prevention success training (SAPST)

In-person SPF application for prevention success training (SAPST)

The SPF Application for Prevention Success Training (SAPST) is a hybrid training that blends a pre-requisite, self-paced online course with four full days of training. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), the SAPST provides foundational knowledge and skills necessary to implement effective, data-driven prevention interventions that improve substance-related outcomes, reduce behavioral health disparities, and improve wellness. (Please note: The course is limited to 28 participants in Alaska on a first come, first-served basis for applicants who meet the required criteria.)

Date and Time: 
May 7, 2024 - 9:30am to May 10, 2024 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Anchorage, AK
9:30am to 6:00pm
 
Webinar: Interrupted Time Series Analysis of Bar/Tavern Closing Hours and Violent Crime

Webinar: Interrupted Time Series Analysis of Bar/Tavern Closing Hours and Violent Crime

Join the National Coalition Institute for an upcoming Research Into Action webinar on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 at 10:00am (Pacific), featuring Dr. David Jernigan who will share findings from his recent article, “Interrupted Time Series Analysis of Bar/Tavern Closing Hours and Violent Crime”, published in JAMA Network in 2024. He will discuss the impact of reducing selling hours for alcohol on violent crimes.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with the webinar meeting details. For additional information or any questions, please contact Nicole Helguero (nhelguero@cadca.org or 703-706-0560, ext. 250).

About Research Into Action:

CADCA’s Evaluation and Research team invites you to join our webinar series, “Conversations: Putting Research into Action”—the bridge between scholarly research and day-to-day coalition efforts. Throughout the year, we moderate live conversations with substance misuse prevention experts and participating coalition members. This is your opportunity to learn about the latest research and its implications for coalition work and ask pertinent questions of experts in their fields. Access the full Research Into Action playlist.

Please contact Nicole Helguero at evaluation@cadca.org or call 703-706-0560 ext. 250 with any questions regarding this webinar series.

Date and Time: 
May 7, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Virtual
10:00am to 11:00am
 
Assessing organizational capacity and readiness to successfully engage with youth in your substance use prevention work, workshop 1

Assessing organizational capacity and readiness to successfully engage with youth in your substance use prevention work, workshop 1

Is your organization ready to engage young people in your prevention work? Could the framework of social justice youth development add to your planned or existing work with and for youth? This 2-part series builds on highly attended and well-received previous webinars hosted by the SE PTTC and responds to requests for additional practice-oriented and interactive content.

The first workshop in this series will introduce participants to characteristics of organizations that serve as a strong foundation for youth engagement. Participants will then examine their own organizational capacity and readiness for youth engagement. After this, participants will be invited to discuss with others' ideas for advancing characteristics to include and strengthen youth voice within their own settings. The workshop will close with an introduction to social justice youth development theory as a model for how to deepen practice with and for young people.

Date and Time: 
May 8, 2024 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Virtual
9:00am to 11:00am
 
Mason County Prevention Summit 2024

Mason County Prevention Summit 2024

The goal of the Prevention Summit is to provide an enriching training on prevention strategies and a networking and resource sharing opportunity for youth, volunteers, and professionals working toward prevention of substance misuse, violence, tobacco/vaping, and other destructive behaviors. The focus will be on promoting the social determinants of health nd ways to integrate prevention efforts within our community. 

Date and Time: 
May 8, 2024 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: 
Shelton, WA
9:00am to 3:00pm
 
Healing Centered Engagement - MENTOR Washington Annual Conference

Healing Centered Engagement - MENTOR Washington Annual Conference

This year’s conference will explore how mentoring and youth development professionals can learn and gain tools on how to lean into a holistic approach when working with youth and how to take a step forward after changing language, being trauma informed, and inclusive. May 8th will be a full day of informative and thought provoking workshops that will begin with keynote speaker, Dr. Shawn Ginwright, exploring the concept of being healing centered.   At the conclusion of the conference, participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how to incorporate Healing Centered Engagement into programs and organizations, as well as deeper knowledge and tools to support the wellbeing of their communities. We hope to see you there! 

Register here: https://www.accelevents.com/e/healingcenteredengagement

If the $45-60 ticket price is an issue for you, please reach out to us at info@mentorwashington.org. It's important to us that this space is accessible!

Date and Time: 
May 8, 2024 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Category: 
Training
Location: 
https://www.accelevents.com/e/healingcenteredengagement
9:00am to 4:00pm
 
Minerva 2.0 technical support call

Minerva 2.0 technical support call

Join us for a Minerva 2.0 technical assistance/support call for Minerva 2.0 users (CPWI, CBO and project providers, and tribe and urban Indian organization partners).

Whether you have just started using the system, or are a seasoned user, this call is designed to support users through Minerva 2.0 functions, features, and answer any data entry-related questions. There is no registration, please join using the Microsoft Teams link below.

Questions will be answered in the order shared. If there are questions or topics you wish to have addressed during the call, consider sending you question(s) in advance to PrevMIS@hca.wa.gov, and include your prevention manager. Don't have a specific question? Feel free to join and listen.

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Date and Time: 
May 8, 2024 - 9:05am to 10:00am
Location: 
Virtual
9:05am to 10:00am
 
Minerva Quarter 4 New User Training

Minerva Quarter 4 New User Training

Thank you for your interest in Minerva 2.0 at Washington Health Care Authority. This quarterly training is designed specifically for new users and will provide a comprehensive overview of Minerva 2.0’s functionalities, features, best practices, and supportive resources.

Registration is required.  Your confirmation email will contain the meeting link.

You can learn more about Minerva 2.0 visit the Minerva Knowledge Base. If you have any questions or need additional support, please contact your prevention manager.

 

Date and Time: 
May 9, 2024 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
9:00am to 3:00pm
 
Prevention across the lifespan, webinar 3: Substance use prevention among mid-life adults

Prevention across the lifespan, webinar 3: Substance use prevention among mid-life adults

In our prevention efforts, we most often focus on children and youth. However, prevention is important across the entire lifespan.  In this 3-part series, participants will learn about substance use among young adults, mid-life adults, and older adults. Participants will also learn about preventive strategies that can be used with the adult population.

Each of the three 90-minute webinars will focus on a different age group. Participants can register for the entire series, or for single webinars. Each webinar will consist of a one-hour presentation, followed by a Q&A session. Dr. Kilmer will focus on young adults; Mr. Klevgaard on older adults; and Drs. Epstein and Halvorson on mid-life adults.

*This webinar is jointly brought to you by the Great Lakes PTTC and the Northwest PTTC.

Date and Time: 
May 9, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
10:30am to 12:00pm
 
Community Defined Best Practices for Latino Communities Conference

Community Defined Best Practices for Latino Communities Conference

Disparities in access to health care are significant in Latino communities, leading to lower utilization of services and poor quality care. These topics are relevant and important to find out clinical interventions that are cultural and linguistically appropriate. To address these issues, speakers have been invited to share their frameworks, experiences and commitments related to prevention, treatment and wellness. This conference offers a forum to stimulate open learning and dialogue on the needs of Latino communities, and how as a community of providers, we can work together to address those needs.

Date and Time: 
May 10, 2024 - 8:00am to 12:45pm
Location: 
San Gabriel, CA
8:00am to 12:45pm
 
CCSAP annual conference and professional development meeting

CCSAP annual conference and professional development meeting

With the generous support of Washington’s Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery (DBHR), this event is offered at no cost to all registered participants. 

Check out this incredible lineup!:

  • Strategies to Support Students to Reduce Harms in the Era of Rising “Other Drug” Use while complying with DFSCA
    • Kristin Nash, MPH, William G. Nash Foundation
    • Barbara McCall, MPH, MCHES, Assoc VP Student Health and Wellbeing, Middlebury College
    • Nina Christie, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center of Alcohol, Substance Use, and Addictions, University of New Mexico
  • Building Relationships to Build Capacity for Prevention      
    • Joan Masters, M.Ed., MAPS, Project Director, Missouri Partners in Prevention                
  • Hoosiers Not Hazers:

A Touchpoint Model as Conduit and Compass for Hazing Prevention

  • Tripp Harris, M.S.Ed, Senior Assistant Director for Prevention and Wellness, Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Four Strategies to Institutionalize Campus Alcohol Prevention Work
    • Jen Jacobsen, MA, MPH, Executive Director of Health & Wellness, Macalester College
  • Food Insecurity and Substance Use Among Young Adult College Students in the United States
    • Hans Oh, Ph.D., MSW, Assistant Professor, Social Work, University of Southern California
  • Psychedelics, Harm Reduction, and Stanford’s REACH Lab (REACH: Research and Education to Empower Adolescents and Young Adults to Choose Health)
    • Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Ph.D., FSAHM, Marron and Mary Elizabeth Kendrick Professor in Pediatrics II, REACH Lab, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University. 
Date and Time: 
May 10, 2024 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 5:00pm
 
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Alcohol Policy 20 Conference

Alcohol Policy 20 Conference

We are looking forward to having you join us in May as we continue our focus on translating alcohol policy research into public health practice by building an evidence-based social movement.

The U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance was organized in 2014 by advocates across the country and is a coalition of state and local organizations working on alcohol policy and independent of commercial interests. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. On behalf of the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance and the AP20 Planning Committee, we welcome you and know that you’ll have ample opportunities to learn from and connect with advocates, researchers, and practitioners from across the U.S. and the world. 
 

As we gather for AP20, we mark the 20th anniversary of the alcohol policy conference. We continue to be amazed and inspired by the dedication, commitment, and perseverance of the professionals who make up the alcohol policy field. 
 

This work requires a renewed dedication, focus and tenacity on behalf of our communities. As you join us in May, you will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with others like yourself who are leading the way in the alcohol policy field, in the face of myriad challenges. Together, our vision becomes reality as we build a social movement by moving from evidence to action.

Date and Time: 
May 14, 2024 (All day) to May 16, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Address
(All day)
 
2024 Children, Youth, and Young Adult Mental Health Symposium

2024 Children, Youth, and Young Adult Mental Health Symposium

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), through the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), will host a symposium which will convene multidisciplinary stakeholders and thought leaders to share perspectives and solutions for improved outcomes in prevention, early identification, and treatment for children, youth, young adults, and their families. Grounded in this year’s theme, “Championing Mental Health Together,” the symposium will:
  • Feature panel discussions on emerging trends;
  • Showcase evidence-based practices, programs, and services; and
  • Provide networking opportunities for collaboration.
Registration is not necessary to access the livestream. Participants will have to access the livestream via Zoom on the date and time of the symposium. 
Date and Time: 
May 17, 2024 - 5:00am to 2:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
5:00am to 2:00pm
 
National Coalition Institute youth training webinar: Community engagement

National Coalition Institute youth training webinar: Community engagement

Join CADCA for a youth training webinar on community engagement!

Date and Time: 
May 18, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Virtual
10:00am to 11:00am
 
 
A social justice approach to working with and for young people in substance use prevention, workshop 2

A social justice approach to working with and for young people in substance use prevention, workshop 2

Is your organization ready to engage young people in your prevention work? Could the framework of social justice youth development add to your planned or existing work with and for youth? This 2-part series builds on highly attended and well-received previous webinars hosted by the Southeast PTTC and responds to requests for additional practice-oriented and interactive content.

In the second workshop, we invite participants to learn more about the social justice youth development framework and we will focus on how to identify and address unequal distributions of power in youth-adult relationships. The workshop will close with reflection and discussion, tailored to participants’ own level of youth engagement identified through a pre-survey, about how to engage in practices that enhance authentic collaboration between youth and adults and to apply concepts to their own contexts to deepen commitment to youth voice.

Date and Time: 
May 15, 2024 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Virtual
9:00am to 11:00am
 
Pathways to growth for emerging public health professionals

Pathways to growth for emerging public health professionals

In recent years, public health has seen a large number of young professionals entering the field. With fewer mentors due to significant turnover during the COVID-19 pandemic, and an increasing number of senior employees leaving the workforce, this has created challenging conditions for new staff as they settle into their roles.
In this hour-long webinar, Tia Benally, Malcolm Clay, Brooke Ambrose, and Emma Diffendal will offer their personal perspectives on how they have remained resilient and found opportunities for growth in their careers. By the end of the webinar, participants will better understand some of the challenges that new public health professionals face and consider ways to support early career staff in public health organizations of all sizes.

 

Date and Time: 
May 15, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Struggles with marijuana policy: How coalitions address the increasing availability of marijuana in your community

Struggles with marijuana policy: How coalitions address the increasing availability of marijuana in your community

Is your coalition struggling to identify solid policies and other environmental strategies to combat the rising availability and low perception of harm of cannabis in your community? In this training, participants will learn from two presenters with hands-on experience both in prevention and shaping cannabis strategies and policies. Additionally, hear from other coalitions around the nation on how coalitions have successfully addressed policies and their effect on BIPOC communities.

Date and Time: 
May 15, 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Virtual
12:30pm to 1:30pm
 
Building healthy communities

Building healthy communities

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and George Floyd’s passing anniversary, University of Washington Medicine's Harborview Behavioral Health Institute presents a webinar focused on community approaches to behavioral health. 

What you’ll learn:

  • Various ways community members, groups, and agencies have addressed behavioral health.
  • Strategies for coping with individual and community emotional wellness and behavioral health issues.
  • The power of community in promoting mental well-being and social justice.
  • Resources and tools for fostering positive change.
Together, we can create communities that support healing and build a more equitable future.
 
Featuring esteemed speakers and behavioral health experts, this event promises to be an enriching experience for all participants. Whether you’re a behavioral health professional, community leader, or simply passionate about making a difference, your participation matters in this conversation.
Date and Time: 
May 16, 2024 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Location: 
Virtual
9:00am to 10:30am
 
Working within rural communities: The unique benefits and challenges for substance misuse prevention professionals

Working within rural communities: The unique benefits and challenges for substance misuse prevention professionals

Working in rural communities can be as rewarding as it is challenging. Isolation and a lack of connectedness is an issue in all parts of rural life, prevention work is no exception. Prevention professionals working in small towns, rural communities, and frontier areas often feel isolated from others in the profession and can be misunderstood by funders and program developers. Finding connection and support can be the key to helping move prevention forward in rural communities.

 

In this webinar, we will discuss the unique benefits and barriers of working in rural communities. We will explore ways to make connections and share knowledge with prevention professionals working in similar settings. Our speakers will share their experience with the Rural Network in Washington state. The network brings together rural prevention providers to help share ideas, discuss challenges, and affirm and support each other’s work.

Date and Time: 
May 16, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
11:00am to 12:30pm
 
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Say It Out Loud Conference 2024

Say It Out Loud Conference 2024

The Say It Out Loud (SIOL) Conference focuses on information sharing and networking to improve behavioral health services and decrease disparities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals. The conference strives to provide space to educate and share knowledge with attendees to better serve and support LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. Dialogue is encouraged across all topics that touch and impact individuals including understanding how difference with regards to gender identity and sexuality impact overall behavioral and physical health, self-determination and well-being. Attendees in the past have included professionals from many areas such as behavioral health (mental health and substance use) across all ages and populations, non-profit agencies who serve LGBTQ+ individuals and families, child welfare, education, criminal justice, etc. This year’s conference is scheduled to take place in-person on May 19-20, 2024, in Spokane, WA. The conference has had continued success and growth year after year and the goal of the conference is to continue making an impact in the lives of individuals for years to come. The conference is sponsored by the Health Care Authority (HCA), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR).

Date and Time: 
May 19, 2024 (All day) to May 20, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Address
(All day)
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Tribal Health Conference

National Tribal Health Conference

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) National Tribal Health Conference is a week-long event that serves American Indian and Alaska Native tribes in the space of behavioral and public health. The conference will showcase the interconnectedness of policy, advocacy, and Indian health best practices. Programming includes tribal listening and consultation sessions, hands-on training opportunities, plenary sessions, and workshops that cover timely topics such as funding for Indian health, the business of medicine, health equity, indigenous determinants of health, tribal public health, behavioral health, culture, environmental health, and climate change. The conference also includes focus areas on native youth, tribal veterans, and elders, a fitness event, exhibit hall and marketplace, culture night, poster sessions, and Heroes in Health awards gala and outstanding service awards.

Date and Time: 
May 19, 2024 (All day) to May 23, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Rapid City, SD
(All day)
 
 
Tobacco prevention: The future of best and promising practices

Tobacco prevention: The future of best and promising practices

This national conference features emerging topics in commercial tobacco prevention along with a separate day focusing on the fundamentals of the work. With dynamic content for professionals at any stage in their career, ToPCon will be a site for dialogue around prevention best practices, strategies for policy change, health equity, working with community, and much more. Join the discussion! 

May 20, 2024 will focus exclusively on the Fundamentals of Tobacco Prevention. This session will be free!

 

Date and Time: 
May 20, 2024 (All day) to May 22, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Virtual
(All day)
 
 
SUD family navigator training

SUD family navigator training

Washington State Community Connectors (WSCC) and partners have developed training to educate families about substance use disorder (SUD) and related treatment options across the state. This training is for parents, family members, and caregivers who are interested in learning how to support their loved ones with SUD. Participants will learn about up-to-date information around SUD, addiction and its effects on the adolescent brain, skills for families navigating their relationship with someone with SUD, and systems navigation. 

This training is grounded in research and information supported by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), including their training and technical assistance partners. A toolkit, including information and resources regarding SUD support and services specific to Washington State, will be provided as a reference guide for participants.

The training is a 16-hour course split into four days (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily). Attendance is required for all four days. 

For more information, please visit WSCC's website

Date and Time: 
May 20, 2024 (All day) to May 23, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Virtual
(All day)
 
 
ASCOT: Facilitating inclusive partnerships

ASCOT: Facilitating inclusive partnerships

These workshops are drawn from the Art & Science of Community Organizing Training (ASCOT) curriculum and are designed for busy community leaders, advocates, allies, organizers, mobilizers, and champions in their work to prevent substance use disorders and local violence, while also promoting equity, inclusion and access. Facilitators are dedicated WA State prevention advocates and advocates with decades of experience. 

$75 per workshop; $200 for the entire series.

*Northwest HIDTA is partnering with WASAVP to offer these workshops at no cost to individuals, organizations and communities.

Full workshop cost waivers are available; just ask.

Date and Time: 
May 21, 2024 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
9:00am to 12:00pm
 
Weaving wisdom with innovation: Timeless indigenous strategies for contemporary substance use disorder prevention

Weaving wisdom with innovation: Timeless indigenous strategies for contemporary substance use disorder prevention

Discover how integrating Indigenous wisdom with contemporary strategies bolsters substance use disorder prevention. This session highlights how blending traditional and modern practices creates effective community-based prevention models. Experts will unpack the process of merging ancestral knowledge with innovative approaches, aiming to tackle substance use challenges more effectively, enhance community bonds, and promote health.

Date and Time: 
May 21, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:30am to 12:00pm
 
Getting ready for sustainability planning, an enhanced prevention learning series

Getting ready for sustainability planning, an enhanced prevention learning series

This 7-week series offers participants a unique, interactive experience to explore how to develop a sustainability plan.

Sustainability planning is an intentional process of looking critically at your current prevention infrastructure, processes, and strategies to develop the necessary resources to sustain meaningful prevention outcomes beyond current funding. Sustainability planning involves a series of concrete tasks to create feasible, ongoing support for essential components of your prevention work. Elements of sustainability planning include examining the impact of strategic planning processes, such as SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and interventions, priority setting, resource and feasibility analysis, communication planning, and resource and grant development.

Trainers will demonstrate how to use a set of tools to facilitate a sustainability process with community partners and will coach participants to set actionable steps and timelines to complete a plan over the next year. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussions.

Session 1 - May 21, 2024
Session 2 - May 28, 2024
Session 3 - June 4, 2024
Session 4 - June 11, 2024
Session 5 - June 18, 2024
Session 6 - June 25, 2024
Session 7 - July 2, 2024

Date and Time: 
May 21, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
1:00pm to 2:30pm
 
Third Space Toolkit: Building Space for Telehealth in Libraries and the Community

Third Space Toolkit: Building Space for Telehealth in Libraries and the Community

Presented by: Rachael Masaitis (Idaho DHW) and Mitch Doig & Erinn McGraw (UW ADAI)

Certificate of attendance (can be used to obtain CE credits from many credentialing bodies) available to all attendees of the live event!

Telehealth has become more common in the healthcare world, but not everyone has access to the technology needed to use it. In Idaho, the Department of Health and Welfare led an initiative to create telehealth pods in libraries and other community spaces to help expand access to care and worked to provide funding, technical assistance, and other supports.

In an effort to support these libraries and other telehealth access sites, the Center for Advancing Addiction Health Services (CAAHS) at the UW Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) has developed a free online toolkit with the goal of providing information that is crucial to providing safe, supportive, and accessible spaces in community settings where telehealth can be accessed.

Though the toolkit is targeted at libraries implementing telehealth spaces, it can also provide useful information for clinicians who provide telehealth services and have clients who may be interested in using libraries or other "Third Spaces" for their appointments. 

Learning objectives:

*Learn about the history of the efforts in Idaho to implement telehealth pods in public spaces to support access to telehealth.

*Learn about the key components of the Third Space toolkit, decisions made, and key considerations identified by the CAAHS team.

*Learn how to navigate, access, and use the toolkit for internal needs or to support advocacy efforts in building partnerships with non-healthcare entities.

Date and Time: 
May 22, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Online
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Semi-synthetic cannabis products: Public health concerns and policy solutions!

Semi-synthetic cannabis products: Public health concerns and policy solutions!

Join the PTTC national cannabis work group for an insightful session with leading public health experts on semi-synthetic cannabis products such as Delta-8 THC. The panel will provide information on recent shifts in the U.S. cannabis markets and their implications, harms from using semi-synthetic cannabis products, and laws needed to effective in mitigating these harms

Date and Time: 
May 23, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 11:30am
 
Untold Legacies (4 part series)

Untold Legacies (4 part series)

Untold Legacies is a four-part workshop that investigates how the origins of nonprofit youth development impact the mentoring field today. Throughout this training, participants will reflect on and adapt their programs to approach mentoring through an asset-based liberatory model. This is a training designed to take place over four days with two facilitators.

Sessions Overview: 

  • Investigate the origins of nonprofit youth development as well as an exploration of inclusive mentoring models/stories
  • Learn how this creates an inclusive, liberatory space; and implications for systemic change within mentoring.
  • Join in a collaborative workshop to begin reflecting on changes that can be made within your organization to approach your work through an asset-based liberatory lens

These sessions are scheduled:

  • Session 1: May 23rd from 10a-1p PST
  • Session 2A: May 29th from 10a-12p PST
  • Session 2B: May 30th from 10a-12p PST
  • Session 3: June 6 from 10a-12p PST

Note: The time for session 1 differs from the times for sessions 2-3

Please note the zoom link will register you for all 4 sessions.

Date and Time: 
May 23, 2024 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Zoom
10:00am to 1:00pm
 
Strategic Planning Training Series: Building Readiness

Strategic Planning Training Series: Building Readiness

Objectives:  Participants will be able to:

  1. Share the big idea of community-driven prevention (as opposed to coordinator-driven prevention)
    1. Identify some ‘leading from behind’ techniques that will help build an inclusive and community-driven coalition
    2. Use ‘leading from behind’ techniques to Activate their Core Group and Data Workgroup
  2. List key readiness elements for community coalition work
    1. Assess gaps in readiness for their coalition
  3. Learn a member assessment and recruitment process
    1. Develop a plan to engage coalition members in developing talking points for recruitment
    2. Develop a plan for working with community members to engage 3 priority coalition members
  4. The Million Cups of Coffee: Understand a variety of actions to recruit and engage coalition members
    1. Make a plan to recruit or re-engage potential coalition members using a variety of recruitment actions reviewed today
  5. Identify options for building a culture of participation in your coalition/techniques to maintain coalition member engagement
    1. Craft an objective-focused agenda
    2. Discuss member engagement scenarios and propose possible solutions
Date and Time: 
May 23, 2024 - 10:30am to 4:30pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:30am to 4:30pm
 
Resilient aging through community café models

Resilient aging through community café models

The first step toward addressing the challenge of isolation and loneliness in our aging communities is being able to talk with one another. Through multi-partner collaboration, “The Cafés” (Age Café, Death Café and Memory Café) convene and engage diverse communities in facilitated discussions on topics that matter in an informal, comfortable and welcoming space.

Join the National Council's Older Adults Interest Group and thought leader, Kera Magarill to learn more about the Café model and how the Oregon Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative is helping older Oregonians create new and meaningful connections through this community-building project.

Date and Time: 
May 23, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
11:00am to 12:00pm
 
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Tribal wellness and resiliency gathering

Tribal wellness and resiliency gathering

The third tribal wellness and resiliency gathering will be held on May 28-30, 2024, at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. 

This gathering will focus on a strengths-based approach to prevention and will strive to emphasize protective factors inherent in native cultural traditions and practices to address risk factors that adversely impact native people.

The initiation, planning, and implementation of this gathering will support the foundation for future programmatic work and aid the Washington State Department of Health Suicide Prevention Program Unit in better understanding how to foster and sustain more successful partnerships and collaborations with native communities in Washington. 

Date and Time: 
May 28, 2024 (All day) to May 30, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Suquamish, WA
(All day)
 
Pathways to a healthier Kentucky

Pathways to a healthier Kentucky

More information and the registration link will be shared soon!

Date and Time: 
May 31, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Lexington, KY
(All day)
 
 
2024 Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting

2024 Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars to attend the most important prevention science conference–the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 32nd Annual Meeting held in person May 28 – 31, 2024. This year’s theme is “Advancing Partnerships and Collaborative Approaches in Prevention Science.”

The Society for Prevention Research envisions a wellness-oriented society in which evidenced-based programs and policies are continuously applied to improve the health and well-being of its citizens, fostering positive human development and citizens who lead productive lives in caring relationships with others.

The SPR Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity to advance this vision by providing a centrally integrated forum for the exchange of new concepts, methods, and results from prevention research and related public health fields; and by providing a forum for the communication between scientists, public policy leaders and practitioners concerning the implementation of evidence-based preventive interventions in all areas of public health.

Date and Time: 
May 28, 2024 (All day) to May 31, 2024 (All day)
Location: 
Washington, DC
(All day)
 
Minerva 2.0 technical support call

Minerva 2.0 technical support call

Join us for a Minerva 2.0 technical assistance/support call for Minerva 2.0 users (CPWI, CBO and project providers, and tribe and urban Indian organization partners).

Whether you have just started using the system, or are a seasoned user, this call is designed to support users through Minerva 2.0 functions, features, and answer any data entry-related questions. There is no registration, please join using the Microsoft Teams link below.

Questions will be answered in the order shared. If there are questions or topics you wish to have addressed during the call, consider sending you question(s) in advance to PrevMIS@hca.wa.gov, and include your prevention manager. Don't have a specific question? Feel free to join and listen.

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Date and Time: 
May 28, 2024 - 1:05pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Virtual
1:05pm to 2:00pm
 
 
Project management skills for substance misuse prevention professionals

Project management skills for substance misuse prevention professionals

We have all heard it before: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail! However, in today’s busy world, it is challenging to create and execute a plan flawlessly; things can and will go wrong. This means that it is exceedingly important to have an effective project management plan and process in place. A prevention organization’s project management process helps your team define roles and responsibilities and ensures no one gets burned out from taking on too many tasks. It is also easy to lose sight of how much money has been spent when we are busy spinning our wheels. A sound project management process will keep track of all expenses, making sure you know where the money is going. During this 3-hour training, tips for effective project management will be shared to provide you with the knowledge and a step-by-step guide to move your projects from start to finish

Date and Time: 
May 30, 2024 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Webinar
10:00am to 1:00pm
 
 
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