Next Steps for Building the Resilience of Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seeking individuals through Prevention
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REGISTRATION FOR THIS TRAINING IS BY INVITATION TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE FIRST TRAINING.
For participants who attended, Supporting Immigrant, Refugee, and Asylum Seeking Individuals Through Prevention, we are excited to invite you to a peer sharing session where we will delve deeper into the questions raised during the session and revisit the practical steps for preventing substance misuse and promoting secure and healthy communities while considering the needs of immigrant, refugee, and asylum seeking individuals. We will conclude with a discussion on workforce development resources that are available for these individuals and communities.
Since 1997, veteran Derrick Newby has worked in the field of prevention and public health in both the public and private sector. In 2017, he was selected for a position with the University of Arkansas Little Rock and served as a Program Coordinator with MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training where he served for 5 years, helping to facilitate the growth of the prevention system. He currently serves as a training and technical assistance specialist for the South Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center for HHS Region 6. Serving on the Arkansas Prevention Certification Board since 2020, Mr. Newby is a certified prevention consultant who earned his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Arkansas Little Rock.
As a veteran’s counselor and advocate, Mr. Newby gained experience and learned about the impact of federal programs on communities. He gained additional experience serving as a special assistant to a member of the US Congress. He then worked as the Program Coordinator in Arkansas for the Delta Region AIDS Education and Training Center for 15 years, facilitating the education of providers interested in increasing their capacity to provide comprehensive services related to HIV including testing and treatment.