Training and Events Calendar

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Webinar/Virtual Training
COURSE DESCRIPTION Join the SSW PTTC region 6 and Strategic Prevention Technical Assistance Center (SPTAC) regions 6 and 7 for an insightful webinar on "Principles for Prevention Professionals Across the Spectrum," formally the continuum of care. In this comprehensive session, participants will explore the fundamental principles that guide effective prevention practices across the entire Spectrum.   PRESENTER Sarah Davis, MNM is the associate director for the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center housed within the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center is one of 10 HRSA-designated regional public health training centers. She leads a team that provides high-quality, primarily distance-based training to professionals addressing public health issues throughout PTTC Region VIII. She also supports national workforce development efforts as part of the Public Health Learning Network. Sarah holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management and has spent the past 20 years in the public health field working as a project and team leader, a facilitator and trainer, grant writer and manager. Her background includes program planning and implementation, integrating program and policy initiatives, and working with coalitions. Sarah lives in Denver with her husband, high school daughter, and two dogs. Sean P. Byrne, MED, MCP, ICPS, LMSW, LPC-S is the Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist for the University of Oklahoma’s Strategic Prevention Technical Assistance Center.  He is the owner/CEO of The Byrne Center, a private counseling practice serving individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma issues. He has written and been awarded grants to work with local law enforcement doing critical incident debriefings, training a law enforcement peer support team, and a collaborative mental health/law enforcement response team. Sean is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Master of Social Work, Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist, and EMDR therapist who has been engaged in community and individual change for over 30 years. Sean is the former Co-Chair for the Partnership for a Drug Free Oklahoma and co-founder and past President of the Oklahoma Prevention Policy Alliance, a legislative advocacy group that helped pass numerous laws surrounding alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.   Sean has been active in the Oklahoma treatment and prevention systems for his entire career, starting as a Teenline volunteer while in high school and serving as an Executive Director of a regional prevention center for over 20 years. He has a Masters of Secondary Education with an emphasis in Community Mobilization, and a Masters of Counseling Psychology from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and recently completed a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Oklahoma.        
Webinar/Virtual Training
Description:   Prevention is an essential part of the continuum in addressing mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders among young people, but it can be a challenge to define and implement. Understanding the robust and trusted field of prevention science can help guide our planning and efforts to make a tremendous impact, especially when working towards suicide prevention and substance use disorder prevention outcomes simultaneously. Participants will be introduced to evidence-based guiding principles in prevention, hear examples of effective community implementation, and learn how to collaborate for greater success.   Objectives: Defining proactive vs. reactive prevention. Focusing on shared risk and protective factors is the 'nexus' to produce shared substance misuse and suicide prevention outcomes. Implementation of effective prevention is guided by collaborative evidence-based frameworks, strategies, and policies.
Webinar/Virtual Training
This 1.5-hour webinar will introduce substance misuse prevention professionals to the basics of media literacy. Media literacy education provides the tools necessary to analyze and understand the impact of media on our everyday decision making.  Participants will identify different types of media and practice analyzation strategies and skills. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Define media literacy and explain the importance of being media literate. Analyze several types of media. Teach media literacy basics to middle school and high school aged individuals. CERTIFICATES: Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training. PRESENTER:  Christi Valentini-Lackner, OCPC Christi Valentini-Lackner is the Chief Program Officer for Community Strategies at PreventionFIRST!. She is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC) who has worked in the prevention field for over 20 years. Christi has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Ohio University, is the Vice President  for the Ohio Prevention Professionals Association and serves on the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board’s Education and Training Committee.  In 2016, she received the ADAPAO Advocate of the Year Award. Christi is an Ohio Coaching and Mentoring (OCAM) Network coach and mentor. The Ohio Coaching & Mentoring Network (OCAM) is a statewide initiative providing capacity building and workforce development for prevention professionals. The OCAM Network is a diverse team of experienced and certified Ohio prevention professionals. The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Webinar/Virtual Training
Jumpstarting Your Coalition Webinar Description During this webinar, we will focus on jumpstarting a prevention coalition for long-term success. During the session we will go on a journey to developing a ‘culture of participation’, including techniques for identifying appropriate members for your local coalition, building relationships, and maintaining coalition engagement. Participants will have the opportunity to learn information as well as apply that knowledge to their local work. Established coalitions will also be able to identify opportunities to strengthen and continue their functioning. Webinar Objectives In this webinar, participants will: Share the big idea of community-driven prevention (as opposed to coordinator-driven prevention) Identify key readiness elements for community-based prevention Identify a variety of actions to recruit and engage coalition members Identify options for maintaining a culture of participation in their coalition and learn techniques to maintain coalition member engagement Audience Prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members working to prevent substance misuse in tribes, communities, and states in HHS Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington). Date & Time Thursday, June 20, 2024 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Alaska 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Pacific 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Mountain (view in your time zone) Presenter Capetra Parker, MPH Capetra Parker, MPH, Prevention Strategist, Evidence2Success Project Director, UW Social Development Research Group. Capetra supports communities across the nation as the Evidence2Success project director and coaches several CTC Plus communities in the U.S. She has also contributed to the workforce development of prevention specialists through training and curriculum development in diverse capacities. Ms. Parker has co-authored journal articles about the implementation of CTC in urban communities through the Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS). Her work focuses on promoting system changes and cross sector collaboration. She has a special interest in empowering communities to employ strategies that address race, equity, and inclusion disparities. Ms. Parker earned her MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.   Registration Click here to register for the webinar Jumpstarting Your Coalition   COST: FREE!   Continuing Education Participants will receive a certificate of attendance of 1.5 hours for completion of this live webinar event. Questions Please contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Kathy Gardner ([email protected]).
Webinar/Virtual Training
Date: June 20, 2024 Format: Webinar Time: 1:00 PM—2:30 PM EST; each day Cost: FREE ABOUT THE LEARNING SESSION   The connection between substance misuse and suicide is apparent. Both suicide and substance-related deaths are on the rise in the US, and we know that substance use increases suicide risk. More than 1 in 5 suicides (22%) in the United States involve alcohol (Substance Abuse and Mental Health ​Services Administration, 2016). An individual with a substance use disorder is more than three times as likely to have suicidal thoughts than a person without a substance use disorder (NSDUH Data Review, 2016​).   Despite these challenging statistics, there are opportunities in this area of intersection. After this presentation, participants will be able to describe the relationship between substance misuse and suicide, detail the critical overlaps and opportunities for collaboration of substance misuse and suicide prevention, and see what this looks like in the field.   Presenter: Jana Boocock, MSW, CAC, CPS, is a senior prevention specialist with EDC’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center. She is an experienced trainer with expertise in behavioral health and wellness, suicide prevention, and substance misuse prevention. In addition to her experience managing state- and community-led prevention initiatives, she has directly supported youth and adults experiencing behavioral health issues within the community. She will be joined in this webinar by Kelsea Tucker, MS, Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Grant Director in the Rhode Island Department of Health, who will share about work in Rhode Island at the intersection of suicide and substance misuse prevention. About the webinar: This webinar is hosted by the New England PTTC, a program funded through SAMHSA. This webinar is pre-approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board, an IC&RC member board, for up to 1.5 contact hours for prevention specialists.
Webinar/Virtual Training
  Webinar Series Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Technical Assistance Center (SPTAC) Team (HHS Regions IX & X) in collaboration with the Pacific Southwest and Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTC) cordially invite you to join our Regional Webinar Series, Tools for the Trade: Layering the Six CSAP Strategies for Impact. This series is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to enhance your prevention programs. Participation in both webinars is highly recommended but not required. Part 1:  Mastering the Six CSAP Strategies to Address Community Prevention Needs As the saying goes, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, it is easy to treat everything as if it were a nail.” Understanding the purpose and function of CSAP’s six strategies enables prevention practitioners to select the right tool or set of tools to be more effective in their work. This webinar will explore the purpose and function of each of the six CSAP strategies in building a comprehensive prevention plan tailored to specific community needs. Participants will also learn about common misunderstandings of CSAP strategies and gain practical examples for aligning strategies with community needs and reporting requirements.   Who Should Participate: Prevention Block Grant grantees at the state, tribe, jurisdiction, and community levels in HHS Regions IX & X (Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and Washington).   Dates & Times: Part 1, Webinar  June 20, 2024 02:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. Alaska 03:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. Pacific 04:00 p.m. – 05:30 p.m. Mountain (view in your time zone)   Presenter: Susannah Burt has been working in substance abuse and mental illness prevention since 2001.  She has implemented the Strategic Prevention Framework since 2003 and has trained on the model since 2006. Professionally, it has been part of her responsibility to work with the evaluators and review data for state and local communities for assessments. She has worked to develop an evaluation plan for environmental strategies, including policies and campaigns. Ms. Burt is currently working on securing ongoing private and public funding for coalitions in her local area. Ms. Burt currently sits on her local Communities That Care coalition in Utah. She received her bachelor's degree from Weber State University and works for Weber Human Services.   Cost: Free!   Registration: Register for Part 1: Mastering the Six CSAP Strategies to Address Community Prevention Needs *Participation in both webinars is highly recommended but not required.    Certificates of Attendance: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.5 hours for each session of this 2-part live webinar series. The total possible certificate hours is 3 hours.   Questions? Please contact Michelle Frye-Spray ([email protected]).
Webinar/Virtual Training
  Webinar Series Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Technical Assistance Center (SPTAC) Team (HHS Regions IX & X) in collaboration with the Pacific Southwest and Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTC) cordially invite you to join our Regional Webinar Series, Tools for the Trade: Layering the Six CSAP Strategies for Impact. This series is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to enhance your prevention programs. Participation in both webinars is highly recommended but not required. Part 1:  Mastering the Six CSAP Strategies to Address Community Prevention Needs As the saying goes, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, it is easy to treat everything as if it were a nail.” Understanding the purpose and function of CSAP’s six strategies enables prevention practitioners to select the right tool or set of tools to be more effective in their work. This webinar will explore the purpose and function of each of the six CSAP strategies in building a comprehensive prevention plan tailored to specific community needs. Participants will also learn about common misunderstandings of CSAP strategies and gain practical examples for aligning strategies with community needs and reporting requirements.   Who Should Participate: Prevention Block Grant grantees at the state, tribe, jurisdiction, and community levels in HHS Regions IX & X (Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and Washington).   Dates & Times: Part 1, Webinar  June 20, 2024 States and American Samoa 04:00 p.m. – 05:30 p.m. Mountain 03:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. Arizona and Pacific 02:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time 12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. American Samoa June 21, 2024 Pacific Jurisdictions 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands 09:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae 08:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap 07:00 a.m. – 08:30 a.m. Republic of Palau (view in your time zone)   Presenter: Susannah Burt has been working in substance abuse and mental illness prevention since 2001.  She has implemented the Strategic Prevention Framework since 2003 and has trained on the model since 2006. Professionally, it has been part of her responsibility to work with the evaluators and review data for state and local communities for assessments. She has worked to develop an evaluation plan for environmental strategies, including policies and campaigns. Ms. Burt is currently working on securing ongoing private and public funding for coalitions in her local area. Ms. Burt currently sits on her local Communities That Care coalition in Utah. She received her bachelor's degree from Weber State University and works for Weber Human Services.   Cost: Free!   Registration: Register for Part 1: Mastering the Six CSAP Strategies to Address Community Prevention Needs *Participation in both webinars is highly recommended but not required.    Certificates of Attendance Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.5 hours for each session of this 2-part live webinar series. The total possible certificate hours is 3 hours.   Questions? Please contact Michelle Frye-Spray ([email protected]).
Webinar/Virtual Training
Although pain management is effective for older adults, adverse effects of medications along with age-related challenges can prompt misuse. Effective prevention includes education and safety coaching to help older adults make sound lifestyle choices when using medications for chronic health conditions. This interactive workshop will review the current prevalence of medication misuse among older adults. Content will also include a discussion about pain management challenges within the potential realities of older adult living. Credits: This training meets the requirements for two renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). As an IC & RC member board, OASAS accredited courses are granted reciprocal approval by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee. Many other states offer reciprocity, please check with your accrediting agency. Trainer: Diana Padilla, MCPC, CARC, CASAC-T has worked in the behavioral health field for more than 25 years. Using a culturally informed and inclusive recovery-oriented perspective, Ms. Padilla instructs on how to enhance strategies and interventions to best meet the substance use and related needs of communities of color, LGBTQ+ people, and other traditionally underserved populations. She is also an SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) Technical Assistance and Implementation Specialist, helping agencies to build their capacity to effectively intervene with communities at risk of substance use and mental health related conditions and behaviors.
Webinar/Virtual Training
Prevention Spotlight: A Deeper Dive with Prevention Certification Webinar Description: Join us to take a deeper dive into the different Region 10 prevention specialist certification processes and requirements. We will discuss the prevention core competencies, go through some sample questions, and explore additional resources together to help you feel more confident in your certification journey. We will also share learn about the upcoming technical assistance (TA) drop-in office hours to help you obtain your Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) credential! Webinar Objectives: In this webinar, participants will: Taking a deeper dive in Region 10 CPP Certification processes. What constitutes training in each of the competencies? What constitutes prevention experience?   Date & Time: Monday, June 24, 2024 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Alaska 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pacific 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Mountain (View in your time zone)   Audience: Individuals seeking their Prevention Certification in Region 10, who desire coaching to meet the three E’s of Certification: Education, Experience, and the beloved Exam, as well as Prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members working to prevent substance misuse in tribes, communities, and states in HHS Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington). Presenter: Alicia Hughes, MA, CPP Alicia Hughes is a Washington State Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) and has been working in the prevention field since the 2010s. Starting in California, she supported individuals with technical assistance and training to obtain their state certifications in addiction counseling. Over the past six years, Alicia has led the Washington State substance use disorder prevention workforce system, assisting with implementing trainings, creating guidance documents for the field, leading the WA State Fellowship Program, and more. Alicia is passionate about supporting our Region’s workforce and the prevention/promotion system as a whole.   Registration: Click here to register for the webinar: Prevention Spotlight: A Deeper Dive with Prevention Certification   COST: FREE!   Continuing Education: Participants will receive a certificate of attendance of 1 hour for completion of this live webinar event.   Questions: Please contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration.  For any other questions, please contact Kathy Gardner ([email protected]).
Webinar/Virtual Training
COURSE DESCRIPTION Psychological First Aid (PFA) equips prevention professionals with the skills to identify and respond to individuals experiencing crisis-related stress, helping people to cope more effectively. The South Southwest PTTC has teamed up with the Network for Enhancing Wellness in Disaster Affected Youth (NEW DAY) to offer a comprehensive two-part PFA training webinar. Join us and hear from Dr. Robin Gurwitch, Senior Advisor for the NEW DAY and an internationally renowned expert in trauma and disaster response. Dr. Gurwitch will share insights on enhancing resilience and reducing the impact of trauma on communities. This is a two day event. Certificates of participation are available for 8 prevention hours to those who attend the full training. Registration will close June 11. PRESENTER Dr. Robin Gurwitch, a professor in the Duke University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Center for Child and Family Health, is a recognized expert in understanding and supporting children in the aftermath of trauma and disasters. She received her doctorate in Clinical/Medical Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, completed her internship in Pediatric Psychology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.   
Webinar/Virtual Training
    Webinar Description: In collaboration with the Great Lakes PTTC, this engaging 90-minute webinar aims to deepen understanding of the social determinants of health (SDOH) and explore their significant impact on community health outcomes. Participants will gain insights into the primary preventionist's role in addressing SDOH and learn practical strategies for collaboration with various partners. The session is designed to move beyond the theoretical understanding of SDOH, prompting action by highlighting successful examples and providing actionable steps for prevention providers to integrate these determinants into their work effectively. By focusing on collaboration and action, this webinar seeks to empower participants to make a tangible difference in their communities. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: Define and explain the concept of social determinants of health and their importance in health equity. Identify the role of prevention providers in addressing SDOH within communities. Highlight successful examples of SDOH integration into prevention practices. Offer practical strategies for effective collaboration with other partners working on SDOH. Motivate participants to apply learned strategies in their practice to improve community health outcomes.   Who Should Participate: Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Great Lakes region, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, as well as the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau.   Dates & Times: This webinar will occur 12:30 p.m. Pacific/2:30 p.m. Central and be repeated at 3:00 p.m. Pacific/5:00 p.m. Central. Participants are not expected to attend both sessions. States and American Samoa June 26, 2024 03:30 p.m. or 06:00 p.m. Eastern 02:30 p.m. or 05:00 p.m. Central 12:30 p.m. or 03:00 p.m. Pacific (Including Arizona) 09:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. Hawaii 08:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.  American Samoa Pacific Jurisdictions June 27, 2024 07:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands 06:30 a.m. or 09:00 a.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae 05:30 a.m. or 08:00 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap 04:30 a.m. or 07:00 a.m. Republic of Palau (Earlier time option: view in your time zone) (Later time option: view in your time zone)     Presenters: Nicole M. Augustine, Founder & CEO of RIZE Consultants Inc., embodies the spirit of innovation and advocacy in public health. With a vibrant career launched from Cornell University and propelled at George Washington University School of Public Health, Nicole has evolved from a campus harm reduction counselor to a beacon of prevention and equity in public health. A trailblazer in substance misuse prevention and a passionate social justice advocate, Nicole's contributions are not just professional but deeply personal. Her role as an Advanced Implementation Specialist with the Opioid Response Network and consultant to the Prevention Technology Transfer Center underscores her commitment to tangible, widespread change. In 2022, Nicole authored the groundbreaking "Prevention Specialist Exam Study Guide," bridging a crucial gap in the field and empowering professionals to excel in substance misuse prevention.   Cost: Free!   Register Here for the 12:30 pm Pacific Webinar: Click here to register for the earlier webinar session   Register Here for the 3:00 pm Pacific Webinar:  Click here to register for the later webinar session   Certificates of Attendance Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.5 hours for participating in the live event. Questions? Please email Reagan Hart at ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Britany Wiele ([email protected]).
Webinar/Virtual Training
In collaboration with the Pacific Southwest PTTC, this engaging 90-minute webinar aims to deepen understanding of the social determinants of health (SDOH) and explore their significant impact on community health outcomes. Participants will gain insights into the primary preventionist's role in addressing SDOH and learn practical strategies for collaboration with various partners. The session is designed to move beyond the theoretical understanding of SDOH, prompting action by highlighting successful examples and providing actionable steps for prevention providers to integrate these determinants into their work effectively. By focusing on collaboration and action, this webinar seeks to empower participants to make a tangible difference in their communities. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: Define and explain the concept of social determinants of health and their importance in health equity. Identify the role of prevention providers in addressing SDOH within communities. Highlight successful examples of SDOH integration into prevention practices. Offer practical strategies for effective collaboration with other partners working on SDOH. Motivate participants to apply learned strategies in their practice to improve community health outcomes.   This webinar will occur 12:30 p.m. Pacific/2:30 p.m. Central time and be repeated at 3:00 p.m. Pacific/5:00 p.m. Central time. Participants are not expected to attend both sessions. Register Here for the 2:30 pm Central Time Webinar: Click here to register for the earlier webinar session Register Here for the 5:00 pm Central Time Webinar:  Click here to register for the later webinar session   Presenter: Nicole M. Augustine, Founder & CEO of RIZE Consultants Inc., embodies the spirit of innovation and advocacy in public health. With a vibrant career launched from Cornell University and propelled at George Washington University School of Public Health, Nicole has evolved from a campus harm reduction counselor to a beacon of prevention and equity in public health. A trailblazer in substance misuse prevention and a passionate social justice advocate, Nicole's contributions are not just professional but deeply personal. Her role as an Advanced Implementation Specialist with the Opioid Response Network and consultant to the Prevention Technology Transfer Center underscores her commitment to tangible, widespread change. In 2022, Nicole authored the groundbreaking "Prevention Specialist Exam Study Guide," bridging a crucial gap in the field and empowering professionals to excel in substance misuse prevention. Certificates of Attendance Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.5 hours for participating in the live event. Questions? Please email Reagan Hart at ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Britany Wiele ([email protected]).   The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Virtual TA Session
Our Community of Practice series reflects the spirit of lifelong learning. We will never know everything about these evolving and challenging topics. There is rarely just one right answer. But by taking time to talk about these issues with our peers, we get insight and learn new perspectives. We hope you will join us for these facilitated conversations on Zoom that are made better by your presence. Real World DEI: A Closer Look at Self-Assessment - June 27th Learning, unlearning or re-learning equitable and inclusive living is a process, and a personal one at that. Three bias and discrimination tools will be brought to the table, and participants are welcome to bring assessments they may have used. Our conversation will focus on the moments and on-going changes – the a-ha moments – that a good self-assessment creates. We will also discuss how individual self-assessment can transform into organizational assessment. Creativity: Your Professional Spark - July 25th “Don’t wait for inspiration. It comes while working.” – Henri Matisse. Oh, snap! Does it?! Whether it does or doesn’t, let’s talk about creativity, how we stoke it, how we grow it, and most importantly, how we do or don’t, can or cannot, bring our creative selves to our daily work lives. And is your daily work life different from your profession? We will also brainstorm ways to get creativity flowing at work, and discuss guidelines for keeping it on track. Leadership: Exploring 2 Types: Servant & Transformational - August 22nd Greenleaf is credited with beginning servant leadership with an essay in 1970, and our field, practiced mostly in a non-profit setting, tends to attract servant leaders. In the 1980s, Bass expanded on Burns’ 1970’s Transformational Leadership theory and added ways to measure its success. There are excellent reasons to practice these styles, and there are challenges as well. We will discuss how we practice these styles (whether we knew we did or not!), other styles of leadership that we use, challenges we experience in leading with these styles, and how we can continue to grow in our leadership journey. These conversations will be held virtually from Noon to 1:00pm (CST) on 4th Thursday's of the month. Join us for Community of Practice conversations with hosts Cindy Pharis and Steve Miller.
Webinar/Virtual Training
How many times have you seen (or given!) a presentation where the audience's eyes glazed over with boredom or exhaustion? How do we communicate ideas that are important to us in a way that's meaningful to our audiences? Can we make complex science and deep data meaningful to non-expert audiences? Interestingly, directorial and editing techniques that have long been used in movies correspond with some of the best practices derived from cognitive research about how we can engage our audiences in the delivery of our ideas. This webinar looks at how we can create highly engaging and impactful presentations in our substance misuse prevention work.      LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Explain how basic narrative techniques apply to the successful design and delivery of presentations Describe how design and composition affect an audience's ability to process our messages Apply the Pixar storytelling framework to presentation content design     CERTIFICATES: Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.      PRESENTER:  Brian Klaas  Brian Klaas is the Assistant Director for Technology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Teaching and Learning. He also has a faculty appointment in the School's R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education. As the architect for online learning technology at the School, he leads a team that designs and delivers custom online courseware to thousands of students around the world each year. He teaches graduate level courses on communications design and data visualization for non-expert audiences as well as applications of generative artificial intelligence in public health. Brian heads the university’s IT Accessibility Training and Education subcommittee and the Hopkins Universal Design for Learning initiative at Johns Hopkins. Brian has presented on techniques for successful online learning delivery and UDL programs at conferences throughout the country, including Educause, OLC, TeachX, UBTech, APHA, TechEd, Syllabus, and CUE.     The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders
Webinar/Virtual Training
  Webinar Series Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Technical Assistance Center (SPTAC) Team (HHS Regions IX & X) in collaboration with the Pacific Southwest and Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTC) cordially invite you to join our Regional Webinar Series, Tools for the Trade: Layering the Six CSAP Strategies for Impact. This series is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to enhance your prevention programs. Participation in both webinars is highly recommended but not required. Part 2:  Layering Evidence-Based Interventions with CSAP Strategies: Building Impactful Prevention Plans Building upon the foundation laid in Part 1, the second webinar will demonstrate how various interventions, from practices to policies, align with the CSAP six strategies to create a layered approach. Participants will receive tips for developing comprehensive prevention plans that thoughtfully incorporate CSAP’s six strategies to address identified needs and achieve desired prevention outcomes.   Who Should Participate: Prevention Block Grant grantees at the state, tribe, jurisdiction, and community levels in HHS Regions IX & X (Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and Washington).   Dates & Times: Part 2, Webinar  June 27, 2024 States and American Samoa 04:00 p.m. – 05:30 p.m. Mountain 03:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. Arizona and Pacific 02:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time 12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. American Samoa June 28, 2024 Pacific Jurisdictions 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands 09:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae 08:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap 07:00 a.m. – 08:30 a.m. Republic of Palau (view in your time zone)   Presenter: Susannah Burt has been working in substance abuse and mental illness prevention since 2001.  She has implemented the Strategic Prevention Framework since 2003 and has trained on the model since 2006. Professionally, it has been part of her responsibility to work with the evaluators and review data for state and local communities for assessments. She has worked to develop an evaluation plan for environmental strategies, including policies and campaigns. Ms. Burt is currently working on securing ongoing private and public funding for coalitions in her local area. Ms. Burt currently sits on her local Communities That Care coalition in Utah. She received her bachelor's degree from Weber State University and works for Weber Human Services.   Cost: Free!   Registration: Register for Part 2: Layering Evidence-Based Interventions with CSAP Strategies: Building Impactful Prevention Plans *Participation in both webinars is highly recommended but not required.    Certificates of Attendance: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.5 hours for each session of this 2-part live webinar series. The total possible certificate hours is 3 hours.   Questions? Please contact Michelle Frye-Spray ([email protected]).
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  Webinar Series Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Strategic Prevention Technical Assistance Center (SPTAC) Team (HHS Regions IX & X) in collaboration with the Pacific Southwest and Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTC) cordially invite you to join our Regional Webinar Series, Tools for the Trade: Layering the Six CSAP Strategies for Impact. This series is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to enhance your prevention programs. Participation in both webinars is highly recommended but not required. Part 2:  Layering Evidence-Based Interventions with CSAP Strategies: Building Impactful Prevention Plans Building upon the foundation laid in Part 1, the second webinar will demonstrate how various interventions, from practices to policies, align with the CSAP six strategies to create a layered approach. Participants will receive tips for developing comprehensive prevention plans that thoughtfully incorporate CSAP’s six strategies to address identified needs and achieve desired prevention outcomes.   Who Should Participate: Prevention Block Grant grantees at the state, tribe, jurisdiction, and community levels in HHS Regions IX & X (Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and Washington).   Dates & Times: Part 2, Webinar  June 27, 2024 States and American Samoa 04:00 p.m. – 05:30 p.m. Mountain 03:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. Arizona and Pacific 02:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time 12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. American Samoa June 28, 2024 Pacific Jurisdictions 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands 09:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae 08:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap 07:00 a.m. – 08:30 a.m. Republic of Palau (view in your time zone)   Presenter: Susannah Burt has been working in substance abuse and mental illness prevention since 2001.  She has implemented the Strategic Prevention Framework since 2003 and has trained on the model since 2006. Professionally, it has been part of her responsibility to work with the evaluators and review data for state and local communities for assessments. She has worked to develop an evaluation plan for environmental strategies, including policies and campaigns. Ms. Burt is currently working on securing ongoing private and public funding for coalitions in her local area. Ms. Burt currently sits on her local Communities That Care coalition in Utah. She received her bachelor's degree from Weber State University and works for Weber Human Services.   Cost: Free!   Registration: Register for Part 2: Layering Evidence-Based Interventions with CSAP Strategies: Building Impactful Prevention Plans *Participation in both webinars is highly recommended but not required.    Certificates of Attendance: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.5 hours for each session of this 2-part live webinar series. The total possible certificate hours is 3 hours.   Questions? Please contact Michelle Frye-Spray ([email protected]).
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The Southeast PTTC, in partnership with Carolinas CARE Partnership, presents “HIV A to Z: An Interactive Training for Prevention & Treatment Providers” on Thursday, July 11, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET. This interactive learning opportunity will examine Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through an intersectional lens. During this 6-hour virtual training, participants will learn about the history, as well as the future, of HIV. Instructors will use activities, videos, case studies, and interactive lecture format to introduce topics such as HIV Basics, History, Trauma, Homelessness, Mental Health, Substance Use, and Prevention Options for SUD professionals and other providers. This course is approved by the NCASPPB and presented by Carolinas Care Partnership. By the end of this 6-hour training, participants will be able to: Explain three of more facts about the history of HIV Identify factors that often intersect with HIV including mental health, trauma, and homelessness Execute activities and conversations to better understand the experiences of those affected by HIV   About Carolinas CARE Partnership Carolinas CARE Partnership, a dynamic HIV and Housing service provider for the Charlotte region, provides services including Community Education, HIV and STI testing, Linkage to Care, Medical Case Management, Mental Health, Housing Subsidies and Supportive Services, Housing Information Services, Opioid Prevention Planning for LGBTQIA populations, and Transcend Charlotte – services for trans* adults. In addition, we own 21 units of affordable housing and have undergone training to ensure our staff and services are trauma-informed, wellness-focused, and racially just.     CONTACT HOUR ELIGIBILITY In order to be eligible for the stated contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar on the video platform. Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days. If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.
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Join us for this 90-minute webinar that will provide peer recovery specialists with an introduction to the field of substance misuse prevention. In this interactive session, we will demystify what primary prevention is and is not, introduce the Strategic Prevention Framework, and uncover evidence-based strategies that have proven effective for primary prevention, while debunking those that fall short. This training was created for peer recovery specialists who would like to make a difference in the primary prevention field.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Define primary prevention Explain the 5 steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework Understand how risk and protective factors impact individuals and communities Identify evidence-based approaches that can be used to prevent substance misuse in communities   CERTIFICATES: Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.   PRESENTERS: Kris Gabrielsen, MPH, CPS Kris Gabrielsen is the co-director of the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center. She has worked in the substance misuse prevention field for over 30 years, has a Master of Public Health degree, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist. Kris was 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. As a consultant, she has worked with states and communities across the nation to bridge the gap between research and practice, assisting prevention professionals in maximizing their effectiveness.   Kris Kelly, PRS Kris Kelly is a Project Manager at the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence, leading the RCO capacity-building team through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With over a decade of experience in the in the recovery field, Kris has worked with a wide variety of systems and settings designing and implementing strategies to empower people with lived experience to lead the process in systems change, integrate peer services, and develop recovery-oriented practices. Prior to joining UW, Kris was a director of a Minnesota RCO where she facilitated Recovery Coach training, supervised peer programing, and supported Minnesota’s efforts to grow the Peer Recovery Specialist workforce. She has a passion for holistic wellness in her own recovery journey and has dedicated her personal and professional life to ensuring those who struggle have the opportunity to get well without judgement, without having to jump through countless hoops, and with choice and dignity throughout the process.   The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
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According to the U.S. Attorney General, “Loneliness is far more than just a bad feeling—it harms both individual and societal health.” This 90-minute webinar will explore the concept of social connectedness and its impact on our individual and community health. We will also explore what role we have as substance misuse prevention professionals to address the issue of social connectedness.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Define social connectedness. List at least three impacts of a lack of social connectedness and loneliness. Identify the risk and protective factors for substance misuse that are impacted by social connectedness Name at least three actions that prevention professionals can take to increase social connectedness.   CERTIFICATES: Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.   PRESENTERS:  Erin Ficker  Erin Ficker serves as a prevention manager for the Great Lakes PTTC. For more than 16 years, Erin has worked in substance abuse prevention supporting communities to use evidence-based strategies and data-driven processes in substance abuse prevention planning and implementation.  She works with community level prevention practitioners and schools in the development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of prevention interventions. Kris Gabrielsen Kris Gabrielsen is the co-director of the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center. She has worked in the substance misuse prevention field for over 30 years, has a Master of Public Health degree, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist. Kris was 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. As a consultant, she has worked with states and communities across the nation to bridge the gap between research and practice, assisting prevention professionals in maximizing their effectiveness.   The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
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Meetings, do we need them? How do we make them meaningful? In the field of prevention, we often have the responsibility of facilitating meetings. We use meetings to bring community partners together, to coordinate work, to create buy-in, and to facilitate community change, but most of us facilitate meetings without training on how to organize and run effective meetings. How do we get people to the table, and once there get (and keep) them engaged? How can we make the most of our time together and ensure everyone feels their time was honored and well-spent? In this workshop, prevention professionals will learn practical skills to plan and facilitate effective meetings. Note: Space is limited.  Registration will close earlier if the training fills.    LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Articulate the cost and value of meetings Develop an attendance strategy, create a strong agenda, select an effective format, define roles, and manage logistics Prevent uh-ohs in advance and avoid meeting disasters Encourage meaningful participation and collaboration Conduct effective post-meeting follow up and foster ongoing engagement   CERTIFICATES: Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.   PRESENTERS:  Jamie Comstock and Robin Carr  Jamie Comstock and Robin Carr founded Info Inspired in 2014. Both are certified prevention specialists with over 30 years of combined experience in the field. Outside of their work on Info Inspired, Jamie is the Health Promotion Program Manager and Robin is the Substance Use Prevention Coordinator for Bangor Public Health and Community Services in Bangor, Maine.   The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.  
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Cost: FREE Contact Hours: 1.25 (Certificate of Attendance) Target Audience: Professionals or organizations; Community members (members of a community or consumers); Students or educators (including faculty, administrators, supervisors, etc.) Developed for: SAMHSA Region 3 COURSE DESCRIPTION Effective community prevention work involves youth engagement at all stages of the Strategic Prevention Framework – that is, Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. Unintentional tokenism is a barrier to youth reaching their full potential with prevention work; instead, youth can and should be engaged in leadership opportunities, strategic discussions, and solutions to the identified problems. An effective way to engage youth in prevention is to build a youth coalition that empowers them to take the lead for their peers and the community. This interaction session will help you understand the essential nature of youth involvement, how to make prevention work attractive to youth, and practical steps to building a youth coalition. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Understand why youth involvement is essential for substance use prevention work. Build skills around recruiting, retaining, and appropriately engaging youth in prevention work. Implement practical steps to building a sustainable youth coalition. PRESENTER Rikki Barton, MAPS, IC&RC, has a passion for communicating essential messages to move individuals and communities onward in their goals. She is the Founder/Lead Consultant of Onward Consulting and holds the Missouri Advanced Prevention Specialist certification as well as international IC&RC certification. Rikki has nearly 15 years of prevention field experience and currently serves as a consultant to assist organizations, coalitions, and state/federal agencies in the areas of substance use prevention, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion. She has extensive experience working with community coalitions, providing training, grant writing, managing funding sources, and leading a team of preventionists. Rikki trains for several national organizations including National Council for Mental Wellbeing, CADCA (youth and adult programs), and the National Coalition Institute. She also volunteers with a human trafficking prevention and awareness coalition, serving on leadership for the last 12 years, with particular focus on empowering youth to stay safe on social media and teaching adults how to protect young people from online grooming. Rikki holds a Bachelors degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters degree from Liberty University. *CONTACT HOUR ELIGIBILITY In order to be eligible for the contact hours and/or certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in the Zoom platform. If you are having issues accessing the room or the application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.   ACCOMMODATIONS If you are in need of any special accommodations, please notify the Central East PTTC Webinar Team three weeks in advance of the event, or as soon as possible, by emailing [email protected].
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Series Overview: This 2-week, 4-session Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS) offers a unique interactive experience that explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics using realistic examples designed to strengthen participants’ abilities to manage challenging situations in their work. The learning series is structured to also provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to application of an ethical decision-making process. By the end of the EPLS, participants will be able to: Define ethics and related terms Describe the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics Use an ethical decision-making process to apply the Prevention Code of Ethics   Audience: Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau.   Facilitator: Christina López-Gutiérrez has extensive experience in evidence-based substance misuse prevention practices at the local, state, and bi-national levels. Her career began in the late 1990s, implementing “model” curricula in communities and evolved to providing Training and Technical Assistance to community-based coalitions, single state agencies, Promotores and Community Health Workers. Ms. López-Gutiérrez has been part of various training teams to include the U.S.-Mexico Border states and sister cities in Mexico with the delivery of the Strategic Prevention Framework in Spanish. More recently, Ms. López-Gutiérrez has participated in a state-wide evaluation team to support grantees aiming to decrease Prescription Misuse and Underage drinking.   Dates and Times: States & American Samoa: July 23, 25, 30, & August 1, 2024 03:00 pm – 04:30 pm Pacific 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Hawaii 11:00 am – 12:30 pm American Samoa Pacific Jurisdictions: July 24, 26, 31, & August 2, 2024 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands 09:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae 08:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap 07:00 a.m. – 08:30 a.m. Republic of Palau (view in your time zone)   Certificates: Participants who complete all 4 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for 10 contact hours. No partial credit is given for this course. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.   Register Here: Prevention Ethics EPLS Registration   Cost is Free!   Questions? Please Contact Reagan Hart ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For all other questions, please contact Britany Wiele ([email protected]).
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Learning Lab: Exploring Liberated Structures to Flatten Leadership Hierarchy Learning Lab Description: How can we effectively get deeper, broader engagement in our coalitions? Liberating Structures (LS) can be referred to as a menu, repertoire, or curated collection of facilitation methods that are designed to flatten the leadership hierarchy. All of the methods share a set of core principles, purposes, and organizing elements meant to more widely distribute participation - engaging a fuller range of people's intelligence while tapping into the creative promise of difference. Join us for this interactive Learning Lab, using virtual breakout rooms, and discover how LS can help team members, collaborators, and coalition members build trust and a shared commitment to prevent substance misuse. Learning Lab presenters will facilitate a deeper-dive into LS during the 2024 Northwest PTTC Prevention Leadership Academy in September.   Learning Lab Objectives: By the end of this Learning Lab, participants will be able to: Name LS principles Share background on how LS emerged Identify one use for LS in strengthening teams, collaborations, and coalitions Discuss how LS can be useful in both in-person and online settings   Date & Time: Wednesday, July 24, 2024 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Alaska 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Pacific 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Mountain (View in your time zone)   Audience: Those registered for the 2024 Leadership Academy must attend. This session is also open to Prevention practitioners, allied health partners, and community members working to prevent substance misuse in tribes, communities, and states in HHS Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).   Trainers: Anna Jackson is a consultant specializing in designing and facilitating collaborative learning experiences, strategy development and implementation, capacity building, program design and evaluation, and adventurous leadership development. Liberating Structures (LS) are participatory methods central to her work. Anna first adopted the LS repertoire in 2011 and now works with others as they integrate LS into their everyday and strategic practices, using the repertoire to help individuals and groups imagine new possibilities for their work and move toward the future together. She has a particular focus on supporting social services systems change and promoting community-based mental health support.   S Fisher Qua I am based in northern New Mexico. My primary areas of focus and involvement professionally have been in education (postsecondary, though with an increasing familiarity in K-12), community health & wellbeing, and supporting scientific research organizations. I am very committed to developing participatory approaches to working with complex problems that tap into more of each person’s intelligence, imagination, and creativity.     Registration: Click here to register for this Learning Lab: Exploring Liberated Structures to Flatten Leadership Hierarchy   COST: FREE!   Certificates of Attendance: Participants will receive a certificate of attendance of 1.5 hours for attending this live event.   Questions: Please contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration.  For any other questions, please contact Kathy Gardner ([email protected]).
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2024 Northwest Prevention Leadership Academy Using Liberating Structures Back by popular demand —online and in-person The goal of the 2024 Northwest PTTC Prevention Leadership Academy is to engage leaders in the prevention workforce to identify and build upon their strengths to encourage the heart, model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, and enable others to act effectively in prevention. The Leadership Academy combines both virtual and in-person sessions to explore leadership principles for prevention coalitions using a set of Liberating Structures. The Northwest PTTC is again collaborating with facilitators from Liberating Structures, Anna Jackson, and Fisher Qua, to present the academy. Liberating Structures is a set of practical methods and tools designed to foster active participation and create innovation among team members, collaborators, and communities. Their use flattens hierarchy and facilitates trust-building and shared commitment to group values and outcomes. Northwest PTTC staff is excited to be collaborating with facilitators of Liberating Structures to present the academy. Primary Audience The primary audience is community-level and prevention practitioners representing states and tribes throughout HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Individuals who did not participate in the previous Leadership Academies will be given first priority for participation. The Academy registration will be limited to 80 participants. The Northwest is allocating 15 spaces per state in HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, or Washington, for this event. After July 1st, unfilled state-specific slots will be released for broader regional registration. Participant Expectations Attend all virtual and in-person sessions of the Academy on scheduled days/times. Use a web camera and have the appropriate technology to join the three online sessions (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone). Ability to attend the in-person Academy in Tacoma, Washington, on September 11 and 12, 2024. Actively engage in both online and in-person sessions. Following the July 24th session, complete the Pre-Session 2 Prep Work Packet (including listening to several podcasts) and complete the leadership self-assessment by August 15th.   Leadership Academy Schedule   In-Person Sessions Enhancing Leadership by Using Liberating Structures Location: Tacoma, WA Dates: September 11-12, 2024 Times: Sept 11: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Pacific Sept 12: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Pacific Virtual Sessions Dates: July 24, 2024 — Virtual Session 1: Exploring Liberated Structures to Flatten Leadership Hierarchy September 3, 2024 — Virtual Session 2: Personal Leadership Assessment & Growth Opportunities September 24, 2024 — Virtual Session 3: Leadership Wisdom Group: Application of Learning to Leadership Planning Times: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Alaska 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Pacific 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Mountain *All Virtual Sessions will be at the same time   Meet Your Leadership Academy Facilitators Anna Jackson is a consultant specializing in designing and facilitating collaborative learning experiences, strategy development and implementation, capacity building, program design and evaluation, and adventurous leadership development. Liberating Structures (LS) are participatory methods central to her work. Anna first adopted the LS repertoire in 2011 and now works with others as they integrate LS into their everyday and strategic practices, using the repertoire to help individuals and groups imagine new possibilities for their work and move toward the future together. She has a particular focus on supporting social services systems change and promoting community-based mental health support.   S Fisher Qua I am based in northern New Mexico. My primary areas of focus and involvement professionally have been in education (postsecondary, though with an increasing familiarity in K-12), community health & wellbeing, and supporting scientific research organizations. I am very committed to developing participatory approaches to working with complex problems that tap into more of each person’s intelligence, imagination, and creativity.   Albert Gay is a national trainer and consultant in the field of substance use prevention. He has worked with governmental agencies, as well as with Indiana University’s School of Public Health as an Education and Training Specialist and Research Associate with the Prevention Insights. In this position, he coordinates substance use and HIV prevention strategies and training. Nationally, he has trained the behavioral health workforce, the United States military, and diverse population groups and community coalitions in the Strategic Prevention Framework. Locally, Albert was the coordinator for a Communities That Care coalition; and currently, he is the chair of a county council and a key stakeholder for a city-wide coalition (both of which are Drug-Free Communities Coalitions). Besides prevention, his other areas of interest include youth work, faith-based initiatives, mental health promotion, social justice, cultural competence, historical trauma, organizational development, and strategic planning.   Capetra Parker, MPH, Prevention Strategist, Evidence2Success Project Director, UW Social Development Research Group. Capetra supports communities across the nation as the Evidence2Success project director and coaches several Communities That Care (CTC) Plus communities in the U.S. She has also contributed to the workforce development of Prevention Specialists through training and curriculum development in diverse capacities. Ms. Parker has co-authored journal articles about the implementation of CTC in urban communities through the Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS). Her work focuses on promoting system changes and cross sector collaboration. She has a special interest in empowering communities to employ strategies that address race, equity, and inclusion disparities. Ms. Parker earned her MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.   Dr. Kevin Haggerty has specialized in prevention programs at the community, school, and family level. He is the former director of the Social Development Research Group. Dr. Haggerty serves as the PI/ Project Director for the Northwest PTTC. He is an Emeritus Professor of Prevention at the UW School of Social Work. For more than almost 40 years, he has focused on developing innovative ways to organize the scientific knowledge base for prevention so that parents, communities, and schools can better identify, assess, and prioritize customized approaches that meet their needs. He has an extensive research background in the intersection of biological and environmental risks for drug abuse in emerging adults and is an expert on substance abuse and delinquency prevention.   Dr. Louise Parker is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University and serves on the graduate faculty for the Prevention Science PhD program at WSU. In her work with WSU Extension, she has collaborated with community-based educators in designing, delivering and evaluating prevention programs. She is particularly interested in the cultural adaptation of interventions to increase reach and relevance for diverse communities. Dr. Parker is on the WSU Project Team for the Region 10 Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (NWPTTC) and co-facilitated their Virtual Prevention Leadership Academy in 2020 and 2021.   Certificates of Participation In order to receive 20 continuing education hours, participants are expected to complete up to 2 hours outside of the sessions, join each session, and be on-camera for the on-line sessions. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.   Cost The Leadership Conference is free of charge; however, participants must arrange and pay for their own hotel, per diem, and travel expenses. No meals will be provided.   Registration Click here to Register for the Northwest Prevention Leadership Academy *Participant registration closes on July 15, 2024.   Travel & Lodging Details Please be sure to secure your registration for this event prior to making your travel arrangements. Training Venue: Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Tacoma, WA 98402 *After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that includes the link to reserve a room in our hotel room block at a discounted rate. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.   Questions? Please contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Kathy Gardner ([email protected]).
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