Live Webinar: Preventing Opioid Misuse and Opioid Overdose: Moving Upstream

3:00pm - October 31, 2019 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Pacific Southwest PTTC
Registration Deadline: October 31, 2019
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Webinar Overview

The “all hands on deck” call to address the opioid crisis has challenged our efforts to implement primary prevention that complement other efforts to address the crisis across the spectrum of behavioral health care services.  This interactive webinar will explore ways to expand prevention to move our work more upstream, beyond preventing deaths from opioid overdoses to preventing the misuse that leads to those overdoses. This webinar will include an overview of 2018 NSDUH data, risk and protective factors associated with opioid misuse and overdose, as well as a range of promising and evidence-based strategies to consider as part of creating a comprehensive plan to move the work of prevention upstream. The webinar will also explore community mobilization strategies and ways to build additional partnerships.



Kevin P. Haggerty, MSW, PhD, Professor, UW School of Social Work, Director, Social Development Research Group

Dr. Haggerty specializes in prevention programs at the community, school and family level. For more than 30 years, he has focused on developing innovative ways to organize the scientific knowledge base for prevention so that parents, communities, and schools can better identify, assess, and prioritize customized approaches that meet their needs.  He has an extensive research background in the intersection of biological and environmental risks for drug abuse in emerging adults and is an expert on substance abuse and delinquency prevention. Additionally, Dr. Haggerty is an investigator of the Community Youth Development Study, which tests the effectiveness of the Communities That Care program.

Michelle Frye-Spray, MS, CPS Northwest PTTC Coordinator

Ms. Frye-Spray is a Project Manager at the University of Reno, Nevada’s CASAT.  Michelle leverages her passion for upstream prevention with over 25 years of prevention-related experiences working with schools, communities, states, tribal organizations, and jurisdictions. Her skills include training design and facilitation, community capacity-building, and navigating culturally complex communities and systems to oversee the delivery of prevention services that are culturally appropriate and audience-specific. 

Alyssa O’Hair, MPH, MA, CPS, Pacific Southwest PTTC Project Director

Ms. O’Hair is a Senior Manager, Workforce Development at the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno. With over 10 years of experience providing training and technical assistance, she currently serves as the project director for the Pacific Southwest PTTC, which aims to build the skills of the substance abuse prevention workforce.  Ms. O’Hair has extensive subject matter expertise in public health approaches to prevention; community needs assessments; data-driven decision-making; and evaluation design and methodology.  

Date and Time

Thursday, October 31, 2019
04:00 pm - 05:30 pm   Mountain
03:00 pm - 04:30 pm   Pacific/Arizona
02:00 pm – 03:30 pm  Alaska
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm   Hawaii
11:00 am - 12:30 pm   American Samoa

Friday, November 1, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am   Republic of the Marshall Islands
09:00 am - 10:30 am   Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 am - 09:30 am   Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 am - 08:30 am   Republic of Palau