Prevention and the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 2: Preparing for the Future and Learning Lab

1:00pm - February 2, 2022 thru 2:30pm - February 2, 2022 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Central East PTTC
Registration Deadline: February 2, 2022
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Date: February 2, 2022 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Learning Lab Blank space (transparent) for table Contact Hours: 1.25 NAADAC
Time: 1:00 PM—2:30 PM ET Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table Platform: Zoom


Prevention and the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar and Learning Lab Series



The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly all aspects of life and society, including risk factors for substance use and the capacity of prevention professionals to address them. While data remains limited, available evidence suggests that substance use and its related harms significantly increased since the start of the pandemic. This two-part webinar series will review the full scope of known impacts of the pandemic on the prevention field and substance use landscape. It will also discuss strategies and provide recommendations for addressing these impacts and improving services post-pandemic. Part two will also provide a platform for participants to share their experiences and lessons learned in small group discussion.



This webinar will begin by discussing what lessons learned the prevention field can take from the COVID-19 pandemic, what the 2020 substance use trends discussed in Part 1 may mean for the future. It will include an overview of what steps prevention organizations can take to best address these trends as well as to be better prepared for any future societal-wide impacts. The webinar will also provide a learning lab portion with question prompts for small group discussion, allowing participants to share their own lessons learned and plans for the future with each other.



  • Review lessons learned for prevention from the pandemic
  • Facilitate participant discussion of shared experiences and future plans
  • Discuss recommendations for improving services post-COVID



Josh Esrick, MPPJosh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing training and technical assistance to numerous organizations at the Federal, state, and local levels. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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Emily PattonEmily Patton, MSc, PgDip, holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


In order to be eligible for the 1.25 NAADAC contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in Zoom.

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] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.