The purpose of this webinar is to increase the understanding and skills for prevention specialists to plan, facilitate, and implement advocacy strategies to support prevention goals. Presenters will explore the distinctions between advocacy and lobbying and outline the importance of advocacy in prevention work.
- Describe the basic principles of advocacy
- Explain the distinctions between advocacy and lobbying
- Recognize the importance of advocacy for prevention
- Identify the first steps necessary for developing an advocacy effort
Josh Esrick, MPPP
Josh Esrick, MPP is the Chief of Training and Technical Assistance at Carnevale Associates, LLC. Mr. Esrick has over ten years of experience researching, writing, evaluating, and presenting on substance use prevention and other behavioral health topics. He is an expert in providing training and technical assistance (TTA) in substance use, having overseen the development of hundreds of TTA products for numerous clients, including six of SAMHSA’s ten regional Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTCs), the PTTC Network Coordinating Office, the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) and Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTC), and SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT). These trainings and products have covered a wide range of topics, including strategic planning, data collection and analysis, and identifying evidence-based prevention interventions for youth. In addition to TTA, Mr. Esrick has directly provided many of these services to behavioral health agencies and other entities. He has published several academic journal articles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Public Policy from George Washington University.
Emily Patton, MSc, PgDIP
Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.
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.