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eNewsletter or Blog
The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The December 2023 issue shares recorded content on wound care and xylazine, social media basics for preventionists, an infographic on providing behavioral healthcare to people living with HIV, and SAMHSA's tips for supporting your mental health through the holidays. As always, you will also find links to all upcoming events and trainings hosted by the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC!   Make sure you're subscribed to our email contact list, so you never miss a month of The Great Lakes Current newsletter and thank you for reading!
Published: December 7, 2023
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After attending this webinar from Dr. Sheryl Ryan, viewers should be able to: 1. Describe the biology of cannabis products and the endocannabinoid system. 2. Explain the adverse short and long-term health effects of cannabis products especially during pregnancy and breast-feeding on fetal and neonatal development. 3. Discuss prevention strategies including multi-sector approaches and recommendations for people who are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Slide Deck Available: Here
Published: September 19, 2023
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Substance Use Prevention Policy Part 2: How Prevention Professionals Can Help Implement Policy Change Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip September 14, 2023, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST COURSE DESCRIPTION This webinar will summarize what prevention professionals can do to help develop or change policies that will advance substance use prevention goals, including to address inequities and reduce health disparities. It will identify and discuss the mechanisms by which policy change can occur. As part of this, the webinar will also review the collaborative partners that prevention professionals will need to work with to enact policy change, including elected officials and regulatory agencies. It will discuss the importance of advocacy as a tool for collaborating with these partners and the vital distinctions between advocacy and lobbying. The webinar will also review the restrictions on lobbying that federal grantees and non-profit organizations must follow. The webinar will also discuss other steps prevention professionals can take to support successful policy change, such as working with regulatory or enforcement agencies to ensure policy adherence. Lastly, the webinar will offer a small group peer learning discussion opportunity. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Identify the mechanisms for achieving policy change. Recognize key collaborative partners that can support policy change. Explain the importance of advocacy and the differences from lobbying. Describe other steps prevention professionals can take to facilitate policy change. PRESENTERS 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 holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.  
Published: September 14, 2023
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Substance Use Prevention Policy Part 1: What is Policy and How Can It Help Achieve Prevention Outcomes Josh Esrick, MPP, and Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip September 12, 2023, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST COURSE DESCRIPTION This webinar will summarize the importance of policy change as a strategy for prevention professionals. It will discuss why and how policy changes can have significant impacts on substance use prevention goals, including addressing inequities, and reducing health disparities. The webinar will describe the different types of policy options that exist and how they align with substance use risk and protective factors, including the social determinants of health. It will also discuss the strengths and challenges that policy change efforts can have compared to other prevention interventions and why they should be part of a comprehensive approach to prevention. As part of this discussion, the webinar will also provide an example of such an approach. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Recognize why policy change can be an important goal in prevention. Describe the types and objectives of substance use prevention policies. Identify the strengths and drawbacks of using policies as a type of prevention intervention. Explain how policy change can be part of a comprehensive approach to prevention. PRESENTERS 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 holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.  
Published: September 12, 2023
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Dr. Cerise Hunt, Ph.D., visits us to discuss health disparities in the U.S. and how improving health equity can also improve prevention efforts.   Check out our other podcast episodes:   Ep. 1: Advancing Prevention Science —An Introduction to the Southeast PTTC and Interactive Forum Ep. 2: Reducing Prevalence of Addiction Begins with Youth Prevention: One Choice for Health Ep. 3: Prevention in a Changing Marijuana Landscape Ep. 4: Understanding the Prevention Specialist Certification Process Ep. 5: Innovative Strategies for Engaging Underserved Populations Ep. 6: Youth Opioid Addiction: What Preventionists Need to Know Ep. 7: Best Practices for Prevention Media Campaigns Ep. 8: The Benefits of Engaging Youth in Communities: Insights and Evidence from Developmental Science Ep. 9: The Brain Science of Substance Misuse Ep. 11: Community Engagement Strategies —Best Practices for Preventing Substance Misuse at the Grassroots Level Ep. 12: TTC+ORN Collaborative Brown Bag Webinar Ep. 13: Keeping Kids Safe in Schools —Associations between School Safety and Behavioral Health Ep. 14: Leading From the Head and the Heart —The Pyramid of Success Ep. 15: Managing the Impact of COVID-19 in Children, Families, and Communities through Prevention Strategies  
Published: February 26, 2021
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In this episode of the Southeast PTTC podcast series, Dr. Robert DuPont, former White House Drug Chief, and Dr. Caroline DuPont, Vice President of the Institute for Behavior and Health, discuss and present new data on how preventing addiction later in life starts with youth prevention.   Check out our other podcast episodes:   Ep. 1: Advancing Prevention Science —An Introduction to the Southeast PTTC and Interactive Forum Ep. 3: Prevention in a Changing Marijuana Landscape Ep. 4: Understanding the Prevention Specialist Certification Process Ep. 5: Innovative Strategies for Engaging Underserved Populations Ep. 6: Youth Opioid Addiction: What Preventionists Need to Know Ep. 7: Best Practices for Prevention Media Campaigns Ep. 8: The Benefits of Engaging Youth in Communities: Insights and Evidence from Developmental Science Ep. 9: The Brain Science of Substance Misuse Ep. 10: Leveraging a Health Equity Approach to Improve Prevention Efforts Ep. 11: Community Engagement Strategies —Best Practices for Preventing Substance Misuse at the Grassroots Level Ep. 12: TTC+ORN Collaborative Brown Bag Webinar Ep. 13: Keeping Kids Safe in Schools —Associations between School Safety and Behavioral Health Ep. 14: Leading From the Head and the Heart —The Pyramid of Success Ep. 15: Managing the Impact of COVID-19 in Children, Families, and Communities through Prevention Strategies  
Published: February 25, 2021
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This Month of February​ Latino Behavioral Health Supports ​Black History Month by ​Highlighting 3 Afro-Latinx professionals​. Join us in honoring our colleagues!​ Este mes de febrero celebramos el mes de la Historia Afroamericana Como profesionales Latinos de Adicción ​y Salud Mental,​ Nos gustaría apoyar esta ocasión destacando ​a tres Afrolatinos(as).​ ¡Acompáñenos a honrar a nuestros(as) colegas!​ Este mês de fevereiro, celebramos o mês da História Afroamericana Como profissionais Latinos Abuso de Substâncias e Saúde mental, ​ gostaríamos de apoiar esta ocasião destacando três afro-latinos(as). Junte-se a nós para homenagear nossos colegas!!​ #BlackHistoryMonth #mesdelaHistoriaAfroamericana ​#mêsdaHistóriaAfroamericana​ #NHLATTC #NHLPTTC #NLBHA
Published: February 11, 2021
Curriculum Package
Healthcare is defined as an organized system that strives to maintain or improve health by delivering services focused on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Healthcare professionals are a central part of this system, where they strive to improve access and quality health care. Healthcare professionals, specifically providers, may be concerned about their patient's SUD and how to provide quality care in treating it. Yet inadequate training, knowledge, or support structures for providers contribute to the stigmatization of people with SUD, resulting in poor quality of care and lower patient engagement and care retention levels.   Click the "download" button above to access:  Preventing and Reducing Stigma Slide Deck: Healthcare Fact Sheet: Preventing and Reducing Stigma–Healthcare Related Products Website: Preventing and Reducing Stigma          
Published: November 12, 2020
Curriculum Package
Mental health and substance use disorders (SUD) are among the most common chronic health conditions in the United States. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that 61.2 million American adults—almost one in five—experienced either an SUD or any mental illness in 2019. Despite the prevalence of these conditions, the stigma associated with substance use or mental health disorders presents a barrier to treatment.   Click "download" above to access  The Preventing and Reducing Stigma: Behavioral Health Slide Deck The Preventing and Reducing Stigma: Behavioral Health Info Sheet   Related Resources Web Page: Preventing and Reducing Stigma      
Published: November 7, 2020
Print Media
During these unprecedented times resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, people are feeling overwhelmed with long work hours, caring for family, and frequently changing information. As people try to manage uncertainty about the future, health concerns, financial instability, and access to resources, it becomes imperative to take time for self-care. The Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) has summarized recommendations and compiled a list of resources for self-care from reputable sources for you to practice and take care of YOU!   Recommended Tips to Take Care of Yourself Physical Health Fuel your body by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet and drinking plenty of water. Aim to get regular sleep and rest (at least 7-8 hours) Exercise every day. Taking care of your body helps you feel better mentally, too. While sheltering in that doesn’t mean your exercise routine needs to end, it may just need to be different. Take a family walk after dinner, but follow social distancing guidelines. Do some stretches at your desk while you’re working from home. Aerobic exercise releases endorphins, which are the natural substances that help you maintain a positive attitude. Take deep breaths and stretch often. Avoid risky behaviors, such as misusing alcohol and other substances, and ignoring public health recommendations. Mental Health Create a sense of structure and routine in daily life. Focus on things you can control. Use technology to maintain social connections with your loved ones. Consider a regular check-in schedule to give you something to look forward to. Engage in relaxing activities. Listen to music, read books, or try a new hobby. Consume reliable news sources that report facts, and avoid media that sensationalizes emotions. Lean on your personal beliefs and faith for support.   How can I stay informed without becoming anxious? Take a Break from the News Media. While it is important to stay current about the public health emergency, avoid excessive exposure to media coverage. This includes watching, reading or listening to news stories, even on social media. Limit yourself to a single credible source such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).[1] Access Hotlines and Help.1 If you are feeling anxious, considering self-harm, or concerned about yourself or others  in your household being harmed, several hotlines are available to help: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 / 1-800-846-8517 (TTY) or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273- 8255 / 1-800-799-4889(TTY) National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 / 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) StrongHearts Native Helpline 1-844-762-8483   Resources to Support Self-Care Strategies and Practices   PTTC Network The PTTC Network has gathered resources for prevention in response to the COVID-19 pandemic   SAMHSA SAMHSA COVID-19 resources and information   The World Health Organization Health parenting during COVID-19   CDC Ways to cope with stress and take care of yourself and your community during COVID-19   Prevention Institute Resources for health, safety, and wellbeing during COVID-19   National Association of Social Workers Self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic   National Council of Urban Indian Health COVID-19 Resource Center   Colorlines Self-Love in the Time of COVID-19   ReachOut 10 Ways to take care of yourself during COVID-19   National Institute for Health Care Management Managing loneliness Vulnerable populations and COVID-19 Activities that support elder well-being during isolation or quarantine   Mayo Clinic Kids coping with COVID-19 pandemic Maintaining human connection in time of social distancing   Washington State University Wellbeing Online Stress relief & mindfulness workshops   US Department of Veteran Affairs Resources for managing stress   [1] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, April 2020, Take care of yourself and your community.
Published: April 30, 2020
Multimedia
Our expert moderator and panelists answered questions and had a discussion about the following topics: Current research findings from the Division of Respiratory, Critical Care & Pulmonary, University of Utah on vaping-associated lung injury as well as an update on future studies. Vaping prevention risk/protective factors, existing evidence-based or promising vaping prevention programs for youth and young adults (18-25) and other vaping research and resources. Policies/laws around e-cigarettes/vaping at the federal level as well as within HHS Region 8 states (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY). Additionally, the experts discussed what communities, community coalitions, and schools can do, in regards to policies/laws, to combat vaping. Some strategies being implemented in rural communities were highlighted.   Resources mentioned during "Emerging Issues Around Vaping Panel Discussion": Clinical presentation, treatment, and short-term outcomes of lung injury associated with e-cigarettes or vaping: a prospective observational cohort study Blagev DP, Harris D, Dunn AC, Guidry DW, Grissom CK, Lanspa MJ. Clinical presentation, treatment, and short-term outcomes of lung injury associated with e-cigarettes or vaping: a prospective observational cohort study. Lancet. 2019;394(10214):2073–2083. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(19)32679-0 FAQs about Vaping Illness MP-PTTC Vaping Resource Page Prevention Principles, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Prevention Principles Social Development Strategy, Communities That Care (CTC) The Tobacco Talk, Utah Department of Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health   Presentation PDF
Published: March 20, 2020
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Scope of Prevention 5-Part Webinar Series Part 4 of 5 Mamas, Munchkins, and Methamphetamines - Evidence-Based Interventions for Pregnant Women Using Stimulants Dr. Smid will provide an overview of evidence-based interventions for pregnant women using stimulants, including methamphetamine. Included in her presentation will be a brief overview of the epidemiology of stimulant-use disorder. She will also review sex and gender differences in methamphetamine use and the development of stimulant-use disorder.  PDF Slides Presenter: Marcela Smid, MD, MA, MS 
Published: September 10, 2019
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Scope of Prevention 5-Part Webinar Series Part 3 of 5 Preventing Relapse by Providing Comprehensive Oral Health Care with Substance Use Disorder Treatment The University of Utah, School of Dentistry has demonstrated an important role for oral health in managing substance-use disorder patients by identifying dramatic increases in treatment length of stay, their ability to obtain employment, as well as a decrease in their homelessness and drug-use, by providing comprehensive dental care as an integrated part of their substance-use management. This webinar will highlight the School of Dentistry's program and provide discussion of research, findings, and implications.  PDF Slides Presenter: Glen Hanson, PhD, DDS
Published: August 28, 2019
Toolkit
Adult SBIRT Pocket Card The Adult SBIRT Pocket card was created to assist providers in screening patients for risky alcohol levels and providing a brief intervention when necessary.  The front contains National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Guidelines for low-risk drinking limits, categories of use pyramid, and a readiness-to-change scale to share as a visual aid and help the patient decide how ready they are to make a change.  The back of the pocket card identifies steps of the brief intervention along with key interviewing techniques. 
Published: July 16, 2019
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