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Medications for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD) are recommended for individuals with an opioid use disorder, including pregnant women. While facilitating pathways to recovery for the person with an opioid use disorder (OUD) is appropriate, it is important to consider and address the severe effects OUD has on family relationships and functioning. Children are especially vulnerable and are at an increased risk of trauma, academic challenges, or child neglect, which can disrupt healthy development. This interactive webinar will define opioid use disorder (OUD), review adverse effects of opioid use on family dynamics, and review behavioral and developmental concerns for children, including neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). The content will also discuss medications recommended to treat OUD and inform on approaches to support healthy recovery for children and family wellness. Trainer: Diana Padilla, MCPC, CARC, CASAC-T, is a Research Project Manager at New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University Medical Center. She is a senior staff trainer for the Northeast & Caribbean Addiction Transfer Technology Center Network (NeC-ATTC), and a member of the ASAP-NYCB Trainer Registry. As a cultural agent, Ms. Padilla promotes an equity lens in trainings for engaging diverse communities in need, aligning with evidence and strength-based strategies within behavioral health, addiction, prevention, and recovery supports fields and professional capacities. Credits: This training meets the requirements for two renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). As an IC & RC member board, OASAS accredited courses are granted reciprocal approval by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee. Many other states offer reciprocity - please check with your accrediting agency.
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Cultural Intersections Across the Continuum of Care Southeast TTC’s Collaborative Virtual Summit   Join the Southeast TTC’s Collaborative Virtual Summit! Are you a professional or practitioner in the field of prevention, treatment, recovery, or mental health services within the southeastern United States? If so, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Southeast Technology Transfer Centers (TTCs) invite you to our illuminating event: "Cultural Intersections Across the Continuum of Care."   Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect, learn, and contribute to advancing health equity in substance use prevention and mental health services. Together, let's pave the way for a healthier and more equitable future!   Purpose of the Summit: The Technology Transfer Centers (TTC) play a crucial role in developing and fortifying the specialized workforce that provides prevention, treatment and recovery support services for substance use disorder and mental health. The Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (SE ATTC), Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (SE MHTTC), and Prevention Technology Transfer Center (SE PTTC) will lead discussions, share insights, ideas, and best practices within their specialized areas. This regionally relevant summit will focus on the intersection of culture and illuminate the challenges and approaches experienced across the continuum of behavioral health.   Key Themes: Equity Across Borders: Explore how cultural intersections impact prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts in diverse communities across the southeastern United States. Continuum of Care: Examine the continuum of care and the role of equity in prevention, addiction science, and mental health services. Challenges and Opportunities: Engage in thought-provoking discussions on the challenges and opportunities faced in ensuring health equity in substance use prevention and mental health services.   Who Should Attend: Professionals in Prevention Treatment Practitioners Recovery Support Specialists Mental Health Service Providers   Presenters: CAPT Michael King, PhD, MSW, Regional Director Albert Gay, MS, CPC Lucy Cannon, EdD, LCSW, CCDP-D, MATS Pierluigi Mancini, PhD   CONTACT HOUR ELIGIBILITY In order to be eligible for the stated contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar on the video platform. Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days. If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] before the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.
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Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" We often ask young people to think about their futures, but the world we're asking them to think about living in is changing quickly. From screen time to social media to emerging substance use trends to being trauma-informed, preventionists have to stay up to date on the health of young people- so have you thought about climate change? Climate change is on the minds of upwards of 80% of young people, making it a standout issue. Increased stressors on communities, families, and individuals can mean increased mental health challenges, as well as other public health concerns, and people and communities will have different abilities to adapt to these changes depending on a host of socioeconomic factors. This training is designed as a conversation to help you begin to be climate-informed about these issues and more, so these subjects are familiar to you when bolstering youth and community resiliency, and helping young people find hopeful answers to the question, "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
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In this Issue Evidence-Based Strategies to Decrease Alcohol Consumption Epi Corner: The Value of Systems Thinking in Adolescent Overdose Prevention What's Happening Around the Region? Free Logic Model Technical Assistance Webinar: Mobilizing Marginalized Communities to Prevent Substance Misuse What's New? New Prevention Data Source for Rural Communities
Webinar Description Join us for a webinar highlighting the incredible work of the Help Enrich African American Lives (HEAAL) Coalition and Youth Taking Charge (YTC) in enriching the quality of African American lives through community engagement and collaboration. This presentation will focus on data-driven prevention strategies that have been successfully implemented to address and decrease youth substance use in urban and inner-city environments. Through the collaborative efforts of HEAAL and YTC, we aim to identify needs and develop prevention strategies that support healthy decision-making for better lifestyle outcomes. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about effective approaches to youth substance use prevention in our communities. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: Identify evidence-based strategies used to address substance misuse in urban/inner-cities. Examine the individual and collective risk factors and analyze WIIFM's of youth in urban/inner-cities. Explore the What's In It For Me (WIIFMs) to engage youth participation in substance misuse prevention programs.   Webinar Recording and Slides HEAAL & YTC Webinar Recording HEAAL & YTC Webinar Slide Deck (PDF)   Presenters Clyde R. Miller Jr., a native of Washington DC, has been involved in the Phoenix community since 2000. Clyde has a made a lifelong commitment to the communities in Maricopa County and is actively engaged in making it a healthier and safer place to live, work and play. He is currently the Coalition Coordinator for the Help Enrich African American Lives (HEAAL) Coalition, an arm of Tanner Community Development Corporation (TCDC). Mr. Miller feels that it is important that we become involved in the business of AZ, the wellness of us together. Mr. Miller is married to Melonie Miller and a member of First New Life Church in Phoenix, AZ. Loren V. Grizzard is Program Manager at Tanner Community Development Corporation (TCDC) which is the nonprofit community outreach for Tanner Chapel A.M.E. Church.  One of the programs in TCDC is the Help Enrich African American Lives Coalition (HEAAL), which provides adult/youth community education, and advocacy that increases the perception of harm of youth alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drug use/abuse.  These community-based prevention activities are planned by coalition volunteers and implemented through churches, schools, and community agencies targeting African American youth and communities at large in Maricopa County, AZ.  Loren has 15 years experience in substance misuse prevention for youth and caregivers. Loren has 20+ years of experience in the electronics industry working for Motorola, On Semiconductor, and Intel as a process engineering technician.  He also worked for the East Valley Institute of Technology as a state report coordinator and mathematics/reading enrichment support technician. Youth Taking Charge (YTC) is a youth subgroup of Help Enrich African American Lives (HEAAL) Coalition which is the substance misuse prevention program of Tanner Community Development Corporation (TCDC). YTC’s mission is to help inform youth about the risks of substance misuse, by identifying needs and developing strategies that support good decision making and better lifelong habits for healthier physical, mental, and emotional wellness.   Questions Contact Britany Wiele ([email protected]) if you have additional questions about the content related to this webinar.
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Dive into the world of generative artificial intelligence (AI) with an engaging 90-minute webinar that demystifies Large Language Models (LLMs) and their practical applications. This webinar will offer a blend of theory and hands-on activities, including article summarization and brainstorming AI-driven intervention strategies for substance misuse prevention scenarios. It promises to enhance your understanding of AI's potential in substance misuse prevention work, while also highlighting the critical issues of misinformation and bias inherent in these technologies.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Experiment with generative AI to discover ideas for daily substance misuse prevention work Explain the basic operation of multiple, publicly accessible generative AI tools Describe types of bias, inequity, and misinformation that can arise through use of LLMs   ACCESS OR DOWNLOAD SUPPORTING MATERIALS Presentation Recording, April 18, 2024 Presentation Slides, April 18, 2024 Activity Handouts: Engaging youth as leaders and partners can improve substance use prevention: a call to action to support youth engagement practice and research A National Strategy for Prevention Substance and Opioid Use Disorders Through Evidence-Based Prevention Programming that Fosters Healthy Outcomes in Our Youth The Role of Law Enforcement Officers/Police in Drug Prevention within Educational Settings - Study Protocol for the Development of a Guiding Document Based on Experts' Opinions   PRESENTER:  Brian Klaas Brian Klaas is the Assistant Director for Technology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Teaching and Learning. He also has a faculty appointment in the School's R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education. As the architect for online learning technology at the School, he leads a team that designs and delivers custom online courseware to thousands of students around the world each year. He teaches graduate level courses on communications design and data visualization for non-expert audiences as well as applications of generative artificial intelligence in public health. Brian heads the university’s IT Accessibility Training and Education subcommittee and the Hopkins Universal Design for Learning initiative at Johns Hopkins. Brian has presented on techniques for successful online learning delivery and UDL programs at conferences throughout the country, including Educause, OLC, TeachX, UBTech, APHA, TechEd, Syllabus, and CUE.   The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
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Prevention is a public health strategy has been implemented for centuries. Whether to reduce the spread of disease or to mitigate the use of substances, educating the public on the dangers and potential negative outcomes of risky behaviors has become a mainstay of preventative actions. Educating the general public about health prevention is complex. Within […]
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Use of the veterinary drug xylazine is having a profound impact on the health of those who use illicit substances across the United States. Originally developed by the pharmaceutical company Bayer in 1962 as a large animal sedative containing a muscle relaxant with analgesic properties, xylazine was never intended for human consumption and therefore identified […]
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Women’s use and misuse of substances create unique challenges, especially in treatment and recovery from opioids. Medical research on substance use by women, along with other health-related concerns, is largely lacking, especially research specific to women and their physiological differences and tolerance of substances to that of men. In the case of opioids, this is […]
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