Fellowship Symposium: Tools for the Substance Misuse Prevention Workforce on Diversity and Intentional Inclusion in Substance Misuse Prevention in New England (HHS Region 1)

Date: November 4, 2021 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table  
Time: 10:00 AM—11:30 AM EST Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table  


Join the New England PTTC and the 2021 Fellows to learn about the six new research-based substance misuse prevention tools created for the New England prevention workforce to support their work in Diversity & Intention Inclusion in Prevention.



  • 'Queer-Inclusive Programming: An Ally’s Guide to Prevention' is a resource for prevention providers that will showcase the importance of working with the LGBTQ+ community, how to launch queer-inclusive programming in a meaningful way, and collect inclusive data around sexual orientation and gender identity. This guidance document will include state-specific infographics for all of New England. 
  • A toolkit to provide Prevention Specialists who work with Native American communities the ability to better understand the culture, use data for future funding specific to Native communities and carry out the implementation of evidence-based programs that are inclusive of their culture. It will also address and provide guidance on health disparities within the Native American Tribes.
  • ‘Cannabis in the United States: A Toolkit for Non-Citizens’ provides education for immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and green card holders about cannabis, which some states have legalized but remains federally illicit. The toolkit (including a fact sheet) will be translated into eight languages identified as priorities by community partners in Maine. The toolkit aims to support non-citizens in making informed decisions about working in the cannabis industry or how using cannabis may impact legal standing as a non-citizen.
  • Restorative Prevention: How Centering Equity in Primary Prevention Can Heal Communities. This guide will introduce and define key concepts that are foundational to adopting a more equity-centered frame. This approach seeks to lift up all populations and restore communities, particularly those demographics that existing health and prevention systems are failing to serve or support.  This guide will also build upon the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) current definition and application of Cultural Competence in the context of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) by providing additional cultural frames and perspectives. Additionally, It will introduce the application and addition of restorative practices (Restorative Prevention) to our traditional prevention approaches.
  • And others on topics of collecting up-to-date data, and working with LGBTQIA+ populations in your community. 


Find all the 2021 Fellowship Products



The New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center Fellowship program is an opportunity for professionals who have been in the field of prevention for 5 or more years to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team to develop an innovative piece of research and accompanying tool for the benefit of the workforce at large. This program will support a seven-month term, during which the Fellows will each create a tool or product around a central, priority subject area. At the end of the program, the Fellows will present their products to the workforce in a symposium meant to demonstrate how the products should and can be used. 

Priority Subject Area for 2021: Diversity and Intentional
Inclusion in Prevention in New England.


About the webinar: This webinar was developed in response to a need identified in HHS Region 1 (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT) to develop resources for prevention workforce development. The New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center program is funded by SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of New England PTTC products are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by SAMHSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.



Starts: Nov. 4, 2021 10:00 am
Ends: Nov. 4, 2021 11:30 am
Registration Deadline
November 3, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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