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Building Bridges: Fostering Community-Campus Collaboration for Substance Use Prevention, Harm Reduction, & Recovery   Join the Southeast PTTC for a lively discussion on the power of collaboration between college campuses and their surrounding communities to support substance misuse prevention, harm reduction and recovery. Our panel of regional experts shared insights, best practices, and success stories, empowering participants with the knowledge needed to implement successful initiatives.   Supplemental Resources: Presentation Slides   Learning Objectives: Understand the significance of collaborative approaches between college campuses and surrounding communities to support prevention, harm reduction, and recovery among youth and young adults. Identify key strategies for building collaborative college campus and community partnerships to address substance use among youth and young adults. Learn about prevention, harm reduction, and recovery initiatives being implemented on college campuses from regional experts. Identify strategies and tools available to implement effective substance misuse prevention, harm reduction, and recovery initiatives within college campuses and surrounding communities.   Presented by: Dr. Lori Ann Eldridge is an assistant professor at East Carolina University, North Carolina. She is a public health implementation scientist specializing in substance use. Her research is dedicated to examining the accessibility of prevention, treatment, and harm reduction services for substance use in rural and underserved communities. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of Pitt County Coalition on Substance Use Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Opioid and Stimulant Grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With this work she is bridging partnerships between the local community and East Carolina University campus to prevent youth and young adult substance use and related harms. She has worked with students to expand access to naloxone and other harm reduction strategies at East Carolina University and is a co-faculty mentor for the Team Awareness Combatting Overdose at East Carolina University. Kayce Matthews is the Director of the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Campus Communities (CHASCo) in Tennessee. In this role she oversees the collection of higher education institutions and professionals in Tennessee who are working to address issues of campus health and safety. The work of CHASCO includes providing professional development & networking opportunities, providing assessment tools to campuses, and providing resources and funding for evidence-based prevention programing. Kayce joined CHASCo with over 10 years of experience in prevention and advocacy work. Before joining CHASCo, Kayce worked for the TN Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. In this role, she founded both the TN Campus Prevention Project and the TN Statewide Sexual Assault Prevention Committee. Previous to the TN Coalition, she served as the Associate Director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt University. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from Trevecca University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Stephens College, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist. Annette Newton-Baldwin is the Assistant Director of the LION UP Recovery Program (Collegiate Recovery Program) and Intervention. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She serves the Association of Recovery in Higher Education as the Southeast Region Representative. Currently serves as Project Director for the Louisiana Collegiate Recovery Expansion Grant. Reese Hiatt is an undergraduate student at East Carolina University, North Carolina. She is a marketing major and Co-President of Team Awareness Combatting Overdose. She is dedicated to advocating for those experiencing substance use disorder and making a positive difference in the amount of harm reduction resources available to those in need.  
Published: April 12, 2024
Webinar Recording and Follow-Up Materials  January 23, 2024   Webinar Description According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the college years are a time when students may experiment with drugs for the first time. This is why college is the ideal setting for innovative, campus-wide programming aimed at preventing and reducing drug use among college students. This session will include an overview of current drug use rates among college students; the DEA’s updated strategic planning guide for preventing drug misuse among college students; successes and challenges experienced by colleges and universities applying the Strategic Prevention Framework to their efforts; seven keys to a successful prevention program; and DEA's resources for professionals working to prevent drug misuse among college students.     Webinar Objectives By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: Discuss DEA's updated strategic planning guide to preventing drug misuse among college students Examine campus successes and challenges in applying the Strategic Prevention Framework to preventing drug use and misuse among college students Find DEA’s resources for professionals working to prevent drug misuse among college students   Webinar Recording and Slides Preventing Drug Misuse among College Students Recording Preventing Drug Misuse among College Students Slide Deck (PDF) Preventing Drug Misuse among College Students Planning Guide   Presenters Rich Lucey has more than three decades of experience at the state and federal government levels working to prevent alcohol and drug use and misuse among youth and young adults, especially college students. He currently serves as a senior prevention program manager in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Community Outreach and Prevention Support Section. Rich plans and executes educational and public information programs, evaluates program goals and outcomes, and serves as an advisor to the Section Chief and other DEA officials on drug misuse prevention and education programs. Rich formerly served as special assistant to the director for the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and worked as an education program specialist in the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. Erin Ficker, MPAff, CPRS, is an expert in substance misuse prevention, an accomplished training and technical assistance (T/TA) provider and a certified senior prevention specialist. She brings extensive expertise in supporting, designing, and delivering engaging professional learning, and providing comprehensive T/TA for states and community level prevention professionals. For over 18 years, she has built the capacity of clients to perform prevention work effectively using the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). She has in-depth knowledge and training experience in the SPF process, including specific work in evaluation, sustainability, assessment, and working with diverse populations. Erin currently serves as a regional director in SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Technical Assistance Center (SPTAC) working to provide training and technical assistance to SAMHSA state and community grantees across HHS Regions 5 and 8. She also serves as a prevention manager for the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) providing services to a wide range of prevention and behavioral health specialists. Erin holds an MPA in Domestic and Social Policy from the University of Texas-Austin and a BA in Sociology from The Evergreen State College. She also holds a certification as a Senior Prevention Specialist through the Illinois Certification Board. Peggy Glider, PhD., has recently retired from the University of Arizona where she served as the Coordinator of Evaluation and Research for the Campus Health Service for 30 years. She has served as Principal Investigator, Project Director and/or Evaluator on multiple federal and state research demonstration grants in the alcohol, other drug, violence and mental health arenas within higher education. Dr. Glider and her team worked to increase evaluation capacity within Campus Health as well as with campus partners to ensure appropriate data was collected and utilized to improve programming and services for students. She has also served as the statewide evaluator for the Arizona Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)-Partnership for Success (PFS) grant. Under this grant, she trained each of the 12 subgrantees across the state in the SPF. She has presented many workshops and presentations at national meetings, focusing on program evaluation, often using the SPF as a guiding tool. Dr. Glider earned three degrees at the University of Arizona: a Doctor of Philosophy, a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.   Questions   Contact Britany Wiele ([email protected]) if you have additional questions about the content related to this webinar.
Published: February 16, 2024
Supplemental Resources: Supersized Alcopops Presentation Slides   This presentation will highlight research on "supersized alcopops," including why they are especially dangerous and how they serve as an exemplar of problematic alcohol products regarding the 4 P's of marketing: Price, Place, Product, and Promotion. This presentation will underscore the importance of collecting data for understanding local conditions and framing them in ways that support local policy change. Participants will leave with possible options for next steps to better understand their local alcohol environment.   Learning Objectives: Explain the public health implications of alcohol marketing and high alcohol outlet density  Discuss national disparities in alcohol marketing, access, and consumption   Describe the characteristics of supersized alcopops that make them a threat to public health, which exemplifies problematic aspects of the alcohol marketing mix   Identify strategies for collecting local assessment data, and summarize how they can be used to build support for local-level policy changes   About the Presenter: Dr. Matthew Rossheim is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He has more than 10 years of experience conducting substance use research, primarily focused on alcohol prevention and control. His research has been featured in The New York Times, NBC, CNN, BBC, Washington Post, Newsweek, NPR, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He has published 64 peer-reviewed publications, many of which are focused on “supersized alcopops.” Dr. Rossheim is one of the world’s leading experts on supersized alcopops, which are sugar-sweetened, high alcohol content beverages. His research has been cited in reports by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and World Health Organization, as well as in city and county ordinances. In 2019, some of his studies on supersized alcopops were cited by the Canadian Government in their regulations that reclassified and restricted the alcohol content of these products to 1.5 standard alcoholic drinks throughout Canada. In the U.S., supersized alcopops still contain up to 5.5 standard alcoholic drinks within a single can. Dr. Rossheim strives to help understand and address the issue of supersized alcopops throughout the U.S.    
Published: December 16, 2022
Description: Despite sustainability being a cross-cutting concept in prevention planning, it is often an afterthought or a moment of panic nearing the end of a grant cycle. Often our initiatives are funded by temporary grant opportunities, designed to jumpstart community change. This interactive virtual workshop will focused on the art of sustainability and how we maintain the human, social and material resources needed to achieve long-term goals for community change.   Learning Objectives: After participating in this training, participants will be able to: Define sustainability as a cross-cutting concept in the prevention Define and describe the three pillars of sustainability Identify a personal action step that will be implemented in the next 30 days.   About the Presenter: Nicole M. Augustine, Founder & CEO of RIZE Consultants, LLC Nicole M Augustine is the Founder & CEO RIZE Consultants, LLC, a strategic consulting firm founded in January 2015. Nicole is an entrepreneur, public health professional and social justice advocate. Her journey in public health began at Cornell University when after graduating she worked for three years as a BASICS counselor for Cornell's campus harm reduction initiative.  From there, Nicole transitioned into the George Washington University School of Public Health before experiencing a rapid career progression from providing prevention education to providing training and technical assistance to communities, professionals and state agencies.Nicole has served as the Project Coordinator for the Southeast PTTC, the Project Director of the NC Behavioral Health Equity Initiative, and the Prevention Director for the Addiction Professionals of NC. Nicole currently serves as an Advanced Implementation Specialist with the Opioid Response Network.This network is building trust across justice, corrections and medical systems to address the opioid and stimulants crisis.  
Published: January 27, 2022
Description: This webinar provided participants with a broad overview of the issues of faith and spirituality as protective factors, outlined the significant assets religious organizations possess and described how they can be mobilized to reduce substance misuse. Effective and innovative strategies for engaging faith leaders in prevention efforts were also discussed.   Learning Objectives: Participants learned about some of the challenges of working with the faith community Participants learned how community-based organizations and coalitions have successfully partnered with religious organizations in their communities.   About the Presenters: Tracy Johnson, Founder & Managing Partner of TTJ Group, LLC Tracy has over 29 years of experience working closely with states, nonprofits, small businesses, universities, communities and coalitions in helping them with community organizing, environmental strategies, strategic planning, substance abuse prevention, and cultural competence. He is also Managing Partner and Director of Training & Technical Assistance for SheRays’s & Associates, LLC. He currently is working with the state of Ohio’s Partnership for Success (SPF-PFS) and the Community Collective Impact Model for Change (CCIM4C) Initiative. He formerly was the Project Director of the federally funded Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) Central Regional Team (CSAP's Central RT). Mr. Johnson is a member of the Executive Team for the Southeast (HHS Region 4) Prevention Technology Transfer Center network, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to improve implementation and delivery of effective substance abuse prevention interventions. Michael L. Dublin, Pastor for South Central Church of Christ Pastor Michael L. Dublin Sr. has served in the pastoral role at South Central church of Christ for the past 36 years. Pastor Dublin began his service to Christ Jesus in ministry as an Associate Minister at Brooks Avenue church of Christ in 1985 before his calling to Rochester Heights Church now South Central. Under God’s direction, South Central has grown spiritually and numerically and averages 180 on Sunday mornings. The current building where the congregation meets was completed in May 2006 and houses several ministries that are consistent with South Central’s God given vision to “Build a Better Community for the Coming Christ by Loving God, Each Other, and Serving the Community Through Intentional Evangelism”. Pastor Dublin has facilitated scripturally based, Substance Abuse Prevention and practical Marriage and Family workshops in a number of congregations of the Churches of Christ and is in growing demand to continue these workshops during this time of great stress in families and marriages and fluctuating drug use and misuse. Pastor Dublin has also worked in the field of Addictions as an Internationally Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant for the past 34 years.  He currently serves as a consultant for NC ABC Talk It Out Program providing faith-based training to churches. Pastor Dublin has been married to Cecelia Crim of Dayton, Ohio for 36 years. They have a blended family of three adult daughters and two adult sons, 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Lesley Gabel, Certified Prevention Specialist Ms. Gabel is currently the Co-Chief Executive Officer at Prevention Resources (PR), a nonprofit agency presently covering Hunterdon, Somerset and Monmouth Counties, NJ. Lesley graduated with a Marketing degree from Hofstra University. She has over 30 years’ experience in key leadership roles in non-profit management and training with a focus on statistical analysis, auditing and process improvements. Ms. Gabel joined the Prevention Resource team in 2009 to direct and manage the federal Drug Free Communities grant program focusing on reducing underage drinking and drug misuse through the Safe Communities Coalition. The coalition has been recognized several times nationally for its’ outstanding successes and demonstrated outcomes in the area of prescription drug prevention and the reduction of underage drinking and marijuana; CADCA, Coalition of the Year, 2017, the National Coalition Milestone Award (February 2013) and the Dose of Prevention Award (2011). Additionally, she is incredibly proud to have received the 2018 Hunterdon County Business Woman of the Year award and Community Leader Award with the New Jersey Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association in 2016. Ms. Gabel has also been one of the team members responsible for developing a nationally recognized Faith Based coalition called “One Voice,” a collaborative network of faith-based organizations and the prosecutor’s office, focusing on community concerns, such as suicide, opioid and marijuana prevention. Ms. Gabel is passionate about creating a better community by being involved with many organizations. She has been fortunate to live in many parts of the country like Georgia, New York, California, Nevada, Colorado and now New Jersey. Most of all, Lesley enjoys her time with her family and dogs.
Published: December 16, 2021
Description: The Southeast region has a strong history of military service. Of the states with highest numbers of troops serving post 9/11, 5 of them are in the Southeast (South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina). This 90-minute webinar will highlight community-level collaborative approaches for substance misuse prevention for National Guard & Reserve Soldiers and their communities. We will learn about the National Guard, their unique culture, and challenges faced by service members that may contribute to substance misuse. We will briefly explore environmental strategies to change the context in which our service members live, work, play and learn. Finally, we will learn about two collaborative efforts happening in North Carolina and Florida between the National Guard’s Drug Demand Reduction Outreach Program and a community coalition partner.   Learning Objectives: Learn about the National Guard and their role in substance use prevention for service members and communities Explore strong collaborations in Florida and North Carolina between the National Guard’s Drug Demand Reduction Program and community coalition Describe examples of environmental strategies such as policy that can impact the community context with an emphasis on alcohol   About the Presenters: Captain Michael Coy is the Drug Demand Reduction Outreach Program Manager for the Florida National Guard Counterdrug Program.  Captain Coy has been in the National Guard for over fifteen years.  His current efforts involve drug prevention, community outreach, a public awareness campaign, and creating an environment of statewide partnership in regards to cross-jurisdiction cooperation, information sharing, and communal response. His direct support has led to the collection of approximately 10,000 pounds of prescription medication in the north Florida region in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Agency, local law enforcement agencies, and local community based organizations. He and his team were also responsible for presenting the Florida National Guard drug prevention program to over 69,000 elementary, middle, and high schools students across the state of Florida. Erin Jamieson Day joined Community Impact NC in October of 2018 and is the Chief Operating Officer.  In 2006, she received a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Religion & Philosophy from Barton College. Erin has worked for over 10 years in the prevention of substance use disorders.  She has experience in leading a community coalition and training communities to begin community level prevention efforts.  She has received Coalition Academy training through Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, is a trained Recovery Coach, and has had training in racial equity and disparity issues through the Racial Equity Institute. Erin currently serves on the board of the NC Prevention Providers Association. Locally she serves on the board of the Wilson Housing Authority, the Wilson Housing Development Corp., the Wilson County ABC Board, the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, and belongs to The Rotary Club of Wilson.   Kathleen Roberts, MS, is the Executive Director of Community Coalition Alliance (CCA), Inc. She has over fifteen (15) years of experience working in behavioral health at the local community level, regional level, and state level. She received her Master of Science in Criminology from Florida State University in 2010 as well as a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from University of Central Florida in 2003. In her role at CCA, she works with community coalitions, providers, and partners to assess substance misuse problems through data as well as identify research supported efforts to address the problems identified related to substance misuse. Ms. Roberts’s research background has focused on substance abuse, mental health, early childhood, social norms, antisocial behavior, parental influence, sexual violence, and prevention efforts. She also provides ongoing technical assistance and training and serves as one of the key trainers for Florida with the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) Curriculum supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Prior to joining CCA, Ms. Roberts was the Clinical Team Lead at the Department of Children and Families Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) focusing on behavioral health related programmatic, clinical, and policy areas. In this role, she served as the State’s epidemiology workgroup coordinator, the team lead for the SAMH Clinical Team, and Florida’s National Prevention Network designee. Additionally, Ms. Roberts has served as a Research Associate at Florida State University working on behavioral health related projects across communities in Florida.    Master Sergeant Nicole Smashum Lynch is a graduate of North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She has also completed her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from NC Agricultural and Technical State University. Master Sergeant Smashum Lynch’s military education consist of Civil Operations Phase I Course January 2009, Prevention Treatment and Outreach Coordinator Course May 2012, Joint Substance Abuse Coordinator Course July 2012, and Drug Demand Reduction and Outreach Phase I February 2020. She is serving as a Civil Operator with the North Carolina National Guard Counterdrug Program. Her primary focus involves supporting coalition efforts with a substance abuse prevention nexus. Master Sergeant Smashum Lynch also served as the National Guard State Prevention Coordinator. She was responsible for teaching Substance Abuse Prevention Education to NC National Guard members. Previously she served as enlisted support in Drug Demand Reduction/Civil Operations from December 2008 to September 2011. Alicia Sparks, PhD, MPH, has over 10 years’ experience in alcohol and other substance use-related research design, implementation and evaluation. Dr. Alicia Sparks has nearly a decade of research experience on military health issues, particularly substance use. She has written multiple peer-reviewed journal articles on alcohol and tobacco policy issues, including research on the behavioral health of active-duty service members and their families. Dr. Sparks received her MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained her PhD from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, studying the impact of the alcohol environment on alcohol consumption and related harms in the U.S. military.
Published: December 1, 2021
Download the webinar presentation Watch Translations:     Presented by: Dr. Jana Spalding Description: The Southeast PTTC in collaboration with the National Hispanic & Latino PTTC offers this training for prevention practitioners in HHS Region 4: AL, FL, GA, KY, MI, NC, SC and TN.  This training, offered in response to a need identified by Region 4 stakeholders, will focus on the relationship between our personal and professional cultural backgrounds and those of people whose historical roots are embedded in the expansion of Spain, once a powerful global empire. Do people in this diaspora have particular views, beliefs, and biases about substance misuse?  Are they different than ours? Dr. Jana Spalding will explore and encourage deeply reflective questions such as--from what cultural framework has the field of prevention developed? What assumptions, unspoken beliefs, and biases exist in the field of prevention? How can we ever know how to work with people whose ways of being in the world are different from ours? How can we ever understand, much less find common ground with, people from another culture in order to prevent substance misuse and promote health? Learning Objectives: Challenge prevention professionals to reflect on their own personal and professional cultural assumptions and biases Consider the cultural context from which the field of prevention in the US has emerged and its relevancy to people and groups from other cultural backgrounds Motivate prevention professionals to pursue ways to increase their own cultural humility: understanding their own cultural makeup first, so as to respectfully relate to people of different cultures different  Understand that the challenge is not just to teach our concepts and practices of prevention, but to assist – even as we work on it ourselves -- to acquire skills to adapt to the changing cultural contexts in which we all find ourselves     About Jana Spalding, MD, CPSS A native Spanish speaker, Dr. Spalding was born in Panama and completed high school there before immigrating to the US, where she completed her medical degree at Stanford University. She has served for 20+ year in behavioral health, a field she first entered as a peer support specialist. Recovery and peer support training followed, then recovery services administration and university level advanced peer support instruction. In 2018 Dr. Spalding began building a behavioral health consulting and training practice. During this time the need for services in Spanish to Spanish speakers with behavioral health challenges came into focus in her work. She began translating and interpreting, first as a freelancer and then with a language services company. Dr. Spalding’s passion to advance recovery for Spanish speakers has found an outlet with the National Latino Behavioral Health Association, where, among other collaborations, she has delivered Behavioral Health Interpreter Training face to face and virtually since 2017.  
Published: June 10, 2021
  The Great Lakes PTTC offers this session for behavioral health professionals and prevention practitioners in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. This training is offered in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.   Alcohol prevention efforts often focus on reducing high-risk drinking among high-risk drinking population. For years, this was true at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. After surveying students and finding that students of color are some of the lowest-risk drinkers, University staff wanted to investigate the impact alcohol culture has on students of color. To that end, they created the Color of Drinking survey, and used it along with an analysis of social media to gain better perspective on this question. Knowing this, UW–Madison decided to investigate the impact of its alcohol culture on students of color through the Color of Drinking Survey in 2015 and 2017. Findings from both surveys will be discussed in this session. This webinar will examine the intersection of alcohol prevention and social justice and strategies implemented with UW–Madison campus partners to create a more inclusive environment and present key findings from this exploratory study.   Learning Objectives   Through this session, participants will: Gain knowledge about a mixed methods approach for evaluating the experiences of students of color; Be able to identify one strategy to engage campus partners around alcohol and social justice issues;  and Gain an understanding of how alcohol can impact climate issues.   Speaker: Reonda Washington, MPH, CHES Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Reonda Washington is a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her work involves helping students to make healthy choices around alcohol, researching the UW-Madison alcohol culture, collaborating with campus partners to build capacity, implementing alcohol prevention programs, and data analysis.   
Published: May 7, 2021
  The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training for prevention providers in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN,OH, and WI.  This training is offered in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders. This webinar will present a panel of prevention providers from across the Great Lakes Region who have been working in school-based settings throughout COVID-19. They will share their success and challenges throughout the initial crisis and as they have worked through the 2020–2021 school year. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of about how the presenters navigated the challenges and ever-changing landscape of school-based prevention this year, while looking forward to the school year ahead.   Learning Objectives: Learn how prevention providers navigated the changes brought on by school closures. Understand approaches to working with schools during challenging and changing periods, such as COVID-19. Provide opportunity to learn from peers providing school-based prevention programs.  
Published: April 2, 2021
Dr. Patti Clarkjoins us for this episode of the Southeast PTTC podcast series to explore how feelings of safety impact academic success and how the right prevention strategies can help.   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. 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. 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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Published: August 27, 2020
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Published: August 13, 2020
Download the presentation Co-Hosted By: Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network   Presented by: Patti Clark, Ed.D, MBA, CPS Description: School safety is at the forefront of educators’ minds in light of recent high profile school shootings.  Academic achievement and social thriving are reduced when students don’t perceive they are safe.  Research shows that the perception of safety is a better predictor of student success than the presence of physical safety measures. Feeling safe in school is necessary for learning, and for physical, emotional and social development. Students who use substances are more likely to report their school is unsafe and to be fearful at school. However, schools don’t always include prevention strategies as a component of their school safety plans.  Prevention professionals play an important role in educating schools on the role of behavioral health issues in the perception of school safety, and supporting the inclusion of prevention education to students and their parents, and the implementation of policies and procedures that create a pathway for connecting students to appropriate resources. In this webinar, participants will learn about the findings from a recent Kentucky study that looked at the association between substance use, mental health issues, interpersonal violence, and problem behaviors and the perception of safety of students. We will review specific prevention strategies that schools should consider, and will provide talking points to create dialogue with educational systems around the inclusions of behavioral health prevention components in school safety plans. Learning Objectives: Participants will review research on the importance the perception of safety plays in academic success Participants will review the associations between substance use, mental health issues, interpersonal violence and problem behaviors and the perception of feeling safe at school Participants will identify prevention strategies schools can use to increase the perception of safety among students. Participants will identify talking points to build collaborations with schools to embed prevention in supporting student safety About Patti Clark, Ed.D, MBA, CPS Dr. Patti Clark is the Program Manager of the Prevention and Promotion Branch within the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. She is the Project Director and Principal Investigator for Kentucky’s Partnership for Success 2015 grant, a five-year SAMHSA-funded grant focused on substance use prevention for youth ages 12-25. She also served as the Kentucky State Suicide Prevention Coordinator and Principal Investigator for the Kentucky Initiatives for Zero Suicides and was Project Director for the state’s Suicide Prevention Efforts for Adolescents in Kentucky, both Garrett Lee Smith funded suicide prevention projects. Dr. Clark provides training and technical assistance to prevention providers in Kentucky, with focused efforts on substance use and suicide prevention, integration/collaboration with other sectors through shared risk and protective factors (bullying, sexual assault, violence), needs assessment, capacity building and strategic planning for state-and community-level prevention implementation. She was co-team leader for Kentucky’s SMVF Suicide Implementation team and co-created Kentucky’s military immersion training, Operation Immersion. Previously she was the Associate Coordinator of the Southeast Resource Team of the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, a SAMHSA-funded training and technical assistance provider to state-level behavioral health grantees. She served 10 states and 2 jurisdictions in the Southeast Region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virgin Islands, and Washington D.C.) focusing on Florida, Georgia and Kentucky. Dr. Clark began her prevention career a project coordinator for Kentucky’s Underage Drinking Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) project in Owen County, Kentucky where binge drinking among high school youth was reduced by 36% over a two-year period. She is a former newspaper publisher and brings a 20-year career of managing community newspapers to the prevention field. She has a doctorate in leadership and policy studies from Eastern Kentucky University, an MBA from Sullivan University, and a bachelor’s in journalism from Eastern Kentucky University.
Published: May 21, 2020
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The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center and the Mountain Plains Prevention Technology Transfer Center collaborated to host a six-part webinar series, Suicide Prevention Across the Educational Continuum. Throughout the series, participants are provided with information related to suicide prevention and intervention for youth, young adults, and college students. School-Based Suicide Prevention Interventions for K-12 Population Participants in this webinar will learn the youth suicide prevalence nationally and the implications to schools. They will also be able to familiarize themselves with multi-tiered systems of positive behavior and social emotional learning. In addition, how the multi-tiered systems support the prevention of suicide. Finally, the webinar will discuss ways to build capacity and sustainability of these services in K-12 schools. Presented by: Aaron Fischer, PhD   Webinar Recording Presentation Slides in .PDF Presentation Transcript  
Published: April 22, 2020
Meeting of the Minds is a regional prevention and health education conference for college and university peer educators, their advisors, administrators, and campus and community law enforcement. During the three-day conference, some of the best training and education will be offered to the students and professionals from college and university campuses and their communities across the Region. Some of the brightest experts in college health and campus safety will present effective strategies, model programs, and best practices for you to take back to your campus and your community.
Published: March 12, 2020
Today we will be talking with Margo Leitschuh. Margo is the Communications Coordinator for Partners in Prevention. She is responsible for the coordination of several statewide programs around safe, sober driving and MoSafeRx. Margo graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s of Health Science and is passionate about her work in prevention. Margo will share some tips and suggestions for a new prevention professional or someone interested in joining the field. We’ll also unpack some bits of wisdom that are applicable to even the most seasoned prevention professional.   Learn more about Missouri's Partners in Prevention here: Register for their Meeting of The Minds here:    
Published: December 4, 2019
The PTTC Network has identified seven areas to focus on the development of new resources and training for the prevention workforce across the country. One of those areas of focus is marijuana risk. A network-wide workgroup has been convened to develop and produce resources for the prevention field to use to support their efforts in implementing marijuana prevention and education. The mission of the PTTC Network Marijuana Risk Work Group is to develop training and technical assistance tools, products, and service, related specifically to marijuana risk education and prevention, that can be deployed across the nation. New England PTTC's Director, Scott Gagnon serves as the chair of this workgroup. The Marijuana Risk Work Group is pleased to release the first set of marijuana prevention and education resources. There are four products that are being released.  Each product is listed below along with a short description of the product, the suggested use, and a link to download the product.  For any questions or technical assistance needs for the utilization of these products, please contact the Northwest PTTC: [email protected]   Facts Vs Myths Information Sheet: This information sheet covers 7 common myths or misunderstandings related to marijuana. These include myths on addiction, impairment, and other health effects. Each of the 7 myths is countered with the current evidence, including citations. The goal is to provide a tool for prevention providers to help respond to and educate the public around these common myths. Use: Tool for use in prevention messaging and education to help dispel misconceptions that may persist in the community around marijuana. This tool may be also useful as a handout at prevention education events. Link to download   Cannabis Glossary – Terms by Topic There are many terms, slang words, and other nomenclatures related to marijuana. This glossary will help prevention professionals be more familiar with these terms, to increase competency when discussing these topics. Categories include plant anatomy, slang terms, terms related to marijuana products, cannabinoids, and other terms. Use: A Reference Guide for prevention providers to familiarize themselves with the many terms related to marijuana. Link to download Marijuana Science Education Slide Banks Two PowerPoint slide banks for prevention professionals to use in marijuana prevention and education work in their communities. The purpose of these slide banks is to provide prevention providers with researched and vetted tools they can feel confident in using in their marijuana prevention presentations.   “Marijuana and the Brain” focuses on the pharmacology of marijuana and how it affects the brain.Link to download “The Varied Forms, Potency, and Health Effects of Today’s Cannabis” covers the many forms of marijuana products, as well as trends in potency, and known health impacts. Link to download   Use: You can provide one or both of these slide banks as stand-alone presentations or integrate them into a presentation including local data, trends, and strategies for marijuana prevention. Each slide bank includes presenter notes to guide the speaker on presenting the information contained in the slides.  The slide banks also include references to all of the literature used to source the information presented.   NOTE: Please do not alter any of the slides. If you need additional information, please contact the Northwest PTTC:  
Published: October 30, 2019
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