Bringing Prevention Virtual
Bringing Prevention Virtual
The resources below were created by the PTTC Network to assist prevention professionals as they transition to delivering services and programming from face-to-face to virtual settings. Select the title of a resource to be redirected to view or download that resource. Additional resources will be added to this page as they are developed by our Network.
Brought to you by Mid-America ATTC in partnership with HueLife, this video was pulled from a series of virtual facilitation labs for the region. In this video, participants will learn about Zoom tools and strategies to increase engagement in your virtual meetings. All of our participants loved this information and found it valuable. In this video, you will be seeing the instructional portions of the virtual lab, but we have edited out the practice and small group activities for time constraints.
Brought to you by Mid-America ATTC in partnership with HueLife, this video was pulled from a series of virtual facilitation labs for the region. In this video, participants will learn about orienting to the platform, the stacking method for introductions, and the role of producer. The practice and small group activities that occurred during the live webinar have been edited out for time constraints.
Brought to you by the Mountain Plains PTTC, this webinar supports prevention providers by highlighting tools and features of service delivery, through videoconferencing platforms. Participants will learn how to use this technology to engage in direct prevention efforts, as well as indirect prevention efforts, by supporting coalitions, caregivers, and school staff.
Brought to you by the Mountain Plains PTTC, this presentation reviews the legal and ethical considerations for prevention practice through a virtual setting. Participants learn which requirements must be in place as well as current changes due to COVID-19.
Brought to you by the Northeast and Caribbean PTTC, this recorded event acknowledges and addresses challenges inherent to remote interactions and highlight topics of interest for prevention workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Closures resulting from COVID-19 have created a need for adaptation and innovation among the prevention workforce. Quickly shifting your entire practice to a virtual setting is not a simple task, and this online event provides an opportunity for prevention workers to share insights and suggestions regarding how to continue delivering effective and engaging prevention efforts to stakeholders, community members, and youth.
Brought to you by the Great Lakes PTTC, this 90-minute webinar providse Region 5 prevention providers with the information and skills to facilitate engaging online meetings and prevention services. We will explore challenges and tips associated with working in online platforms and how to best use them in prevention work.
Brought to you by the Great Lakes PTTC, this 90 minute webinar will provide regional (region 5) prevention providers with the information and skills to facilitate engaging online meetings and prevention services. We will explore challenges and tips associated with working in online platforms and how to best use them in prevention work.
Providing mental health services in the present and future conditions will require a new consideration for cultural elements and linguistic tools via a re-imagined perspective on policy and technology when serving culturally diverse communities. Dr. Michelle Evans will guide participants through the use of these tools, the challenges, and the opportunities we now have amid a crisis. This presentation was sponsored by the Great Lakes PTTC.
Brought to you by the Mid-America PTTC, this podcast will cover the following:
- What can we do right now to ensure that rich training opportunities continue?
- How can we collaboratively plan the transition back to in-person services to make it as smooth as possible?
- How can we, as leaders, continue to engage staff to build on each other’s success, troubleshoot challenges, and collectively care for each other in times of stress and discomfort?
- How do we continue to stay active in the execution of plans we already have in place so they do not stall out?
During the podcast episode, Mid-America PTTC staff will be talking with Chrissy Mayer. Chrissy is the Chief Community-Based Services Officer for DCCCA and has over 20 years of experience serving the prevention field, providing training and TA, and leading her team. This episode explores how Chrissy and her team have adapted to the new virtual working environment, transitioning an entire youth conference to a new virtual format and launching a weekly virtual prevention training series. Her team has been innovative and courageous as the jump into this new territory. So we invite you to listen along and hear about their inspiring work.
The Great Lakes PTTC designed this guide to support substance misuse prevention professionals and volunteers who are shifting their prevention work to virtual platforms during these unprecedented times. This document was designed to help preventionists continue their work through virtual settings and includes information about how to select technology, considerations for facilitating virtually, and additional resources.
Moving prevention strategies from in-person to a virtual environment requires thoughtful planning and multiple considerations. The Great Lakes PTTC has created a series of resources to help prevention practitioners through this planning process, from selecting technology to adaptations and fidelity considerations. This planning tool can be used to support the best decision-making for moving prevention strategies into virtual environments.
The Mountain Plains PTTC created an infographic for information purposes only that features comparisons for Zoom® Meetings vs. Webinars. The Mountain Plains PTTC is a substance abuse prevention grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is not affiliated with Zoom®. For technical assistance or an official Zoom® support guide, visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us.
Before planning how to move your prevention strategies into a virtual setting, it is important to assess your organization's technology capacity. This table developed by the Great Lakes PTTC can assist you in such assessment.
This planning worksheet developed by the Great Lakes PTTC provides a list of questions that can help one consider the likelihood of moving a strategy to a virtual setting.
Facilitating virtual meetings is a different than facilitating face-to-face meetings, and a slightly different focus and approach will help make your virtual meetings effective, productive and enjoyable. This resource developed by the Northwest PTTC addresses the use of technology for meetings, suggests a special type of agenda particularly well suited to virtual meetings, and offers a few tips on facilitating virtual meetings.
With the COVID-19 crisis, trainings, workshops and conferences have been cancelled, postponed, and put on hold. Webinars are an efficient use of resources and make education and training widely available without the complications of travel. Even so, not everyone is a huge fan of webinars. High-quality webinars are possible! This resource by the Northwest PTTC provides guidance on preparing for, designing, and facilitating webinars effectively.
The Central East PTTC has created the Substance Use Prevention Resources for Use During a Pandemic guide to help prevention professionals navigate this challenging time.
Page updated 7/7/2020