Pacific Southwest PTTC's Community Engagement During COVID-19: A Webinar for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners
Webinar Date: September 22, 2021
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While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused restrictions on many options for face-to-face meetings, events, and workshops, community engagement in substance misuse prevention efforts remains essential. This interactive webinar will provide substance misuse prevention practitioners with tools and strategies to increase community engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Both digital and non-digital strategies will be presented as options for increasing community engagement.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define community engagement
- Describe the spectrum of community engagement
- List at least three non-digital strategies to engage their community in prevention under COVID-19 restrictions
- List at least three digital strategies to engage their community in prevention under COVID-19 restrictions
Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level prevention practitioners and allied health partners and community members located in the Pacific Southwest states and jurisdictions of American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
Kristen Gabrielsen, MPH, has worked in substance misuse prevention for nearly 30 years. She served as the Associate Director of the Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), co-authored the first Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training curriculum, and co-authored the textbook, Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice. She currently works with states and communities across the nation to bridge the gap between research and practice by assisting prevention professionals in maximizing their effectiveness