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Increasing Cultural Humility for Prevention Specialists who work with Hispanic, Latino, Latinx Populations in New England
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Diversity and Cultural Inclusion in Prevention Guide & Group-Assessment Tool

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New England PTTC Vaping Resources & Information

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Resource Guide: Increasing Cultural Humility For Prevention Specialists Who work with SWANA Populations

Increasing Cultural Humility For Prevention Specialists Who work with SWANA Populations
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PTTC Cannabis Prevention Education Toolkit Tools

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New England PTTC Cannabis Prevention Trainings Cannabis prevention trainings now available to bring to your state or community

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The New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, administered by AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc., provides training and technical assistance services to the professional and volunteer prevention workforce within the New England states. The New England PTTC is developing a diverse program with multiple modes of training and information dissemination. This includes collaboration with states to hold live, in person trainings featuring the latest prevention science, but also multiple opportunities for distance learning to maximize the reach of technical assistance in the region. The New England PTTC also puts a focus on workforce development initiatives, to include introducing New England high school students and young adults to the many educational and career opportunities within the prevention field.

The New England PTTC will serve as a hub of specialty expertise in providing training and technical assistance in the area of cannabis risk education and prevention.

The New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center program is funded by SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of New England PTTC products are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by SAMHSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Recent News

From the New England PTTC
Jun. 26, 2024
The purpose of the National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference is to highlight the latest research in the substance use prevention field. It provides a forum for prevention professionals, coalition leaders, researchers, and federal partners to share research, best practices and promising evaluation results for the purpose of integrating research into prevention practice. The New England […]
Jun. 26, 2024
August 26, 2024 – August 30, 2024 The Best Practices 5-day event gives addiction and behavioral health professionals the opportunity for in-depth study of areas of special interest. The program includes offerings in advanced clinical treatment in best practices and evidence-based practices treatment approaches, a track for psychologists and experienced counselors, an advanced prevention track, current and emerging topics, […]
Jun. 26, 2024
The annual summit is part of the state’s commitment to fighting the opioid epidemic and convenes leaders from around Maine and the Nation to share ideas, strategies, and best practices to help Maine people affected by this crisis. This full-day, in-person program will include keynote speakers and breakout sessions, with the voices of persons in recovery […]

Upcoming Events

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Online Course
Date: July 19, 2024 Format: Webinar Time: 12:00 PM—1:00 PM EST; each day Cost: FREE ABOUT THE LEARNING SESSION This webinar will review key concepts and identify risk and protective factors that prevention professionals should be aware of when working with LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in their communities, directly or indirectly. It will also include practical tips to help create welcoming, inclusive spaces. Learning Objectives Participants will be able to define & understand the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity & expression. Participants will be more familiar with the risk factors that impact LGBTQ+ youth, including those that increase the risk of substance misuse and other behavioral health concerns, including depression & anxiety. Participants will be able to identify protective factors for LGBTQ+ youth and consider ways to strengthen those for the LGBTQ+ youth they work with directly or indirectly in their communities. Participants will be connected to resources to help them continue to learn and to create welcoming, inclusive spaces in their work.   About the presenter: Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS, is the Executive Director of the NH Teen Institute, a leadership development nonprofit working with middle & high school students from around NH & New England in a variety of areas including substance misuse prevention, peer mentoring, and creating positive school & community climate.  She is a facilitator and trainer of trainers for multiple workshops developed through SAMHSA systems, is a member of the advisory council of the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC), and is on the DEI advisory committee for the NH Center for Nonprofits.  In addition, she is the President of the Prevention Certification Board of NH, serves on the IC&RC board of directors, and serves as the chairperson of the IC&RC Credentialing Committee.  Outside of her prevention work, Marissa is a founding member of Mill City Productions, a theatre company in Western Massachusetts.  She graduated from Pomona College with a BA in Psychology, received an MS in Nonprofit Management from Bay Path University, and has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 2011.   About the webinar: This webinar is planned and hosted by the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through cooperative agreement from SAMHSA. This webinar has been pre-approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board, an IC&RC member board, for 1 contact hour. Participants who complete this webinar will receive a certificate of completion for 1 contact hour. For questions about this webinar, please contact Kristen Erickson, [email protected].
Online Course
Join us for three days of a curated series of interactive sessions that aim to amplify your experience as an advanced prevention professional. This series is designed for each individual to learn and reflect on your own experiences and how they have shaped your leadership style, as well as the motivations that drive you and the impact you have on others. You will have a chance to discuss protecting the "self" as you use your interpersonal superpowers to contribute to a safe, inclusive, and equitable workplace. Not only will you learn from our expert trainers, but your voice, expertise, and experience will be honored among other advanced prevention professionals in the New England region. While you can choose to attend only the sessions you find most fitting to your work, we hope you'll engage with each of the six sessions to contribute to the peer learning style series, to improve your own work, and bolster the workforce development experience for others.
Webinar/Virtual Training
Date: August 13, 2024 Format: Webinar Time: 1:00 PM—3:00 PM EST; each day Cost: FREE ABOUT THE LEARNING SESSION As prevention professionals, part of our role is advocating for healthy communities and environments, and how we communicate with the public plays a large role in how effective we can be. This webinar, presented by the Berkeley Media Studies Group, will focus on understanding the role of the Layers of Strategy in carrying out effective communications campaigns and identifying and communicating an overall strategy to advance specific policy goals. Learn how to shape your communication practices to advocate for community health and wellbeing. About the presenters: Shaddai Martinez Cuestas, MPH, Head of Training, leads trainings at BMSG, where she supports advocates in enhancing their media and communication strategies to advance their policy goals. Shaddai holds a master’s degree of public health from U.C. Berkeley, with an emphasis on health and social behavior. Before joining BMSG, Shaddai was the HIV services director at Mission Neighborhood Health Center (MNHC), overseeing the HIV care, psychosocial support, and prevention programs serving low-income and Latino communities in San Francisco. Prior to this role, Shaddai filled various direct service and managerial positions at MNHC. Shaddai is originally from Tijuana, Mexico, and is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Ingrid Daffner Krasnow, MPH provides media advocacy training and strategic consultation at BMSG. She bridges her media advocacy expertise with 15 years of experience in reproductive justice policy change, grassroots communications and marketing strategy, fund development, and nonprofit management. Ingrid earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from U.C. Berkeley and her Masters of Public Health from UCLA.   About the webinar: This webinar is planned and hosted by the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through cooperative agreement from SAMHSA. This webinar has been pre-approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board, an IC&RC member board, for 2 contact hours. Participants who complete this webinar will receive a certificate of completion for 2 contact hours. For questions about this webinar, please contact Kristen Erickson, [email protected].

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eNewsletter or Blog
The latest edition of our bi-monthly newsletter is available. This month’s edition features Our Leaders, the Advanced Prevention Institute, awareness campaigns for June, and regionally and nationally developed events and tools to support and grow the prevention workforce in New England. View the newsletter.
eNewsletter or Blog
The latest edition of our bi-monthly newsletter is available. This month’s edition features a PTTC network event "Climate Change from a Prevention Perspective", Exploring Root Causes of Substance Misuse through Stories, Alcohol Awareness Month and awareness campaigns for April, and regionally and nationally developed events and tools to support and grow the prevention workforce in New England. View the newsletter.
eNewsletter or Blog
The latest edition of our bi-monthly newsletter is available. This month’s edition features our latest product a harm reduction guide for prevention professionals, prevention success videos, resources for awareness campaigns for the month of February, and regionally and nationally developed events and tools to support and grow the prevention workforce in New England. View the newsletter.
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