Training and Events Calendar

If a specific training offers a certificate of completion and/or continuing education credits, this will be stated directly in the event description. Please review that information. If questions, please contact the Center hosting the event. To view past events, click here.
Online Course
Date: July 19, 2024 Format: Webinar Time: 12:00 PM—1:00 PM EST; each day Cost: FREE ABOUT THE LEARNING SESSION This webinar will review key concepts and identify risk and protective factors that prevention professionals should be aware of when working with LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in their communities, directly or indirectly. It will also include practical tips to help create welcoming, inclusive spaces. Learning Objectives Participants will be able to define & understand the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity & expression. Participants will be more familiar with the risk factors that impact LGBTQ+ youth, including those that increase the risk of substance misuse and other behavioral health concerns, including depression & anxiety. Participants will be able to identify protective factors for LGBTQ+ youth and consider ways to strengthen those for the LGBTQ+ youth they work with directly or indirectly in their communities. Participants will be connected to resources to help them continue to learn and to create welcoming, inclusive spaces in their work.   About the presenter: Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS, is the Executive Director of the NH Teen Institute, a leadership development nonprofit working with middle & high school students from around NH & New England in a variety of areas including substance misuse prevention, peer mentoring, and creating positive school & community climate.  She is a facilitator and trainer of trainers for multiple workshops developed through SAMHSA systems, is a member of the advisory council of the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC), and is on the DEI advisory committee for the NH Center for Nonprofits.  In addition, she is the President of the Prevention Certification Board of NH, serves on the IC&RC board of directors, and serves as the chairperson of the IC&RC Credentialing Committee.  Outside of her prevention work, Marissa is a founding member of Mill City Productions, a theatre company in Western Massachusetts.  She graduated from Pomona College with a BA in Psychology, received an MS in Nonprofit Management from Bay Path University, and has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 2011.   About the webinar: This webinar is planned and hosted by the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through cooperative agreement from SAMHSA. This webinar has been pre-approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board, an IC&RC member board, for 1 contact hour. Participants who complete this webinar will receive a certificate of completion for 1 contact hour. For questions about this webinar, please contact Kristen Erickson, [email protected].
Webinar/Virtual Training
Peer professionals provide an array of recovery-oriented and person-centered care which include empathetic engagement with survivors of trauma circumstances. This work at times can increase the peer’s vulnerability to vicarious trauma or secondary stress. Potentially it can result in the loss of ability to objectively help others find their recovery pathways and can affect the peer’s and other staff mental and emotional wellbeing. This workshop reviews how trauma situations may present when supporting clients to recognize and cues alerting as to when to step away from a trauma-inducing situation. Content will also offer practical strategies for peers and other staff self-care and self-supportive resources to build and maintain resiliency.   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. 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. This webinar training is also approved under the ASAP-NYCB Certification Board for CARC Elective & CARC/CRPA CEs. Participants are required to attend the session in its entirety, turn on their video cameras, and actively participate in order to receive credit.
Webinar/Virtual Training
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.  
Webinar/Virtual Training
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].
Webinar/Virtual Training
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]).
Webinar/Virtual Training
Learning Lab: Exploring Liberating 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 Liberating 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]).
Face-to-Face TrainingWebinar/Virtual Training
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. 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 Save these Dates and Times: Session 1 Virtual: Exploring Liberating Structures to Flatten Leadership Hierarchy Date & Time: July 24, 2024 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Alaska 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Pacific 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Mountain   Session 2 Virtual: Personal Leadership Assessment & Growth Opportunities Date & Time: September 3, 2024 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Alaska 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Pacific 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Mountain   Session 3 IN-PERSON: Enhancing Leadership by Using Liberating Structures Location: Tacoma, WA Dates & Times: September 11, 2024 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Pacific September 12, 2024 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Pacific   Session 4 Virtual: Leadership Wisdom Group: Application of Learning to Leadership Planning Date & Time: September 24, 2024 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Alaska 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Pacific 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Mountain     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.   Debby Jones is a Certified Prevention Specialist and the Prevention Director for Wasco County and YouthThink in the state of Oregon. She also serves as the counties Overdose Prevention Coordinator. Jones received her BS Degree from Brigham Young University. She currently serves as the Chair for the State of Oregon’s Addiction and Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council and the Vice-Chair of Oregon’s Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Commission. She is a Board Member of the 4 Rivers Early Learning Hub as well as the Oregon Coalition of Prevention Professionals and a member of the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center’s Advisory Council. Jones is also an active member of Fairplay for Kids and their On-line Harms subcommittee. She is a certified QPR, and SAMHSA’s Prevention Core Competencies Instructor. Jones is the Co-Creator of T2T Connection, a resiliency resource for children, teens and parents. Ms. Jones has presented at the following conferences: National Prevention Network Grants to Reduce Alcohol Abuse Integrating Primary and Behavioral Health Care Through the Lens of Prevention Mind Your Mind Oregon Prevention Summit   Cyndy Hillier has been in the prevention field working in her community since 2011. In addition to being a graduate from CADCA’s National Coalition Academy she was also in the first cohort of CASAT/PTTC/CADCA’s Coalition Business Administration certification. Cyndy uses her passion and skills to serve as part of the Oregon Coalition of Prevention Professionals (OCPP) Executive Leadership Team and is dedicated to ensuring preventionist are at the table for conversations focused on the youth and families in Oregon. Cyndy serves as a City Councilor for the City of Tualatin in her spare time as well as being a softball mom chasing her two daughters from their t-ball through collegiate careers. She and her husband and precious dog Charlie have lived in Tualatin, OR for 26+ years and look forward to many more.   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 August 9, 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]).
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. 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
Are you a SAPST trainer who has successfully completed a SAPST Training of Trainers course? If so, apply to participate in this 3-hour training to learn how to deliver the four-day SAPST in a virtual format. Participants must meet the following criteria to be considered for this training: Successfully completed a SAPST Training of Trainers course Work in the Great Lakes region (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI). (Those outside Region 5 will be placed on a waiting list.)   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to: Identify the differences between implementing the SAPST virtually and in-person Use the tools necessary to implement the SAPST virtually   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:  Ben Stevenson II currently serves as the Acting Manager for Prevention and Harm Reduction Services for Montgomery County, MD. He is a seasoned prevention professional who has been in the substance use prevention field for over 18 years working with thousands of youths, professionals, and parents in various communities across the country. Prior to his current role, Ben has served as Training Manager with CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) as well as served as a Training and Technical Assistance Associate with the SAMHSA’s CAPT (Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies) with the Southeast Resource Team working directly with states providing training and technical assistance. He has worked in various capacities across the continuum of care throughout his career working in treatment and recovery in addition to his prevention work. Ben enjoys developing and facilitating prevention programs for youth and adults. He is very passionate about prevention and its ability to impact communities by promoting healthy lifestyles. Ben was first certified in prevention as a Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant in North Carolina and currently is a Certified Prevention Professional in Maryland.   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
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 Social media is a permanent fixture in our world and while there are positive aspects to it, there are also negative and potentially deadly effects related to substance use and mental health. Community coalitions need to be aware of those effects and work to address risk and protective factors around the intersection. This session will discuss emerging data related to the intersection of the three topics, as well as delve into ways to utilize the prevention model to address risk and protective factors and incorporate strategies to strengthen individuals and communities. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Explore the emerging data connecting social media, substance use, and mental health. Discuss how the prevention model can make an impact around the intersection, including brainstorming what risk and protective factors are at play. Identify and incorporate effective strategies into a coalition’s current prevention work to address this evolving issue. 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].
Webinar/Virtual Training
COURSE DESCRIPTION Learn the fundamentals of accessibility, which involves specifically considering the needs of people with disabilities when developing products and services to ensure they benefit everyone. PRESENTER Rachel Karch "With a background in education spanning over twelve years, I have had the privilege of teaching middle school and high school social studies, as well as art education in Oklahoma public schools. My passion for teaching extended beyond the classroom, as I took on the role of mentoring prospective teachers and educating fellow educators on innovative teaching methodologies through a mentorship program with OU. This is when I learned I loved teaching teachers how to learn. My journey in education evolved as I pursued a Master's degree in Instructional Design at the University of Oklahoma, with a specific emphasis on gamification in the classroom. This academic pursuit opened doors to becoming a Curriculum Developer and later, an Instructional Designer with the Center for Public Management at the University of Oklahoma. Soon after I acquired a position as the Instructional Design Manager and Accessibility Manager at the Southwest Prevention Resource Center."
Virtual TA Session
Does it seem increasingly difficult not only to effectively reach community members but also to engage them in advancing your prevention goals? With so many of us struggling with limited time and balancing competing priorities, community engagement has never been more challenging. At the same time, it’s also never been more important to prevention success. Join us for this opportunity to connect with other experienced prevention practitioners (with five or more years in the prevention field) in HHS Region 2 and beyond to explore how to meaningfully and authentically work with community members to enact change and promote health and well-being at the population level. Participants will explore strategies for engaging and mobilizing key community agents in substance misuse prevention, share tools they have used in support of outreach and engagement efforts and discuss steps taken to help community members resolve any barriers to participation they encounter. Please come ready to share your experiences, ask questions and actively engage in the conversation!   Presenters: Jessica Goldberg, MSW, MPH, CPS is a training & technical assistance specialist with Education Development Center (EDC). For more than 15 years, Jess has specialized in building capacity to improve behavioral health at the national, state, regional and local levels. Her areas of expertise include preventing youth substance use; promoting cross-sector collaborations; addressing health disparities; strategic planning, logic model development, and sustainability planning.   Tracy Desovich, MPH, CPS - Tracy has over 30 years of experience in substance abuse prevention and public health. Her expertise includes community health assessment, planning, organizing and evaluation, leadership development, utilizing data to mobilize change, social norms marketing and healthy communities’ principles. Teresa Gomez, MA, MS is a Training & Technical Assistance specialist with EDC. For more than a decade, Teresa managed public & private global health efforts for European organizations.  Her areas of focus include substance misuse prevention, behavioral health, social interventions for young people, and meeting the needs of underserved women.
Online Course
Join us for three days of a curated series of interactive sessions that aim to amplify your experience as an advanced prevention professional. This series is designed for each individual to learn and reflect on your own experiences and how they have shaped your leadership style, as well as the motivations that drive you and the impact you have on others. You will have a chance to discuss protecting the "self" as you use your interpersonal superpowers to contribute to a safe, inclusive, and equitable workplace. Not only will you learn from our expert trainers, but your voice, expertise, and experience will be honored among other advanced prevention professionals in the New England region. While you can choose to attend only the sessions you find most fitting to your work, we hope you'll engage with each of the six sessions to contribute to the peer learning style series, to improve your own work, and bolster the workforce development experience for others.
Webinar/Virtual Training
The college years are a time when students may experiment with drugs for the first time. This is why college is the ideal setting to implement substance misuse prevention strategies. This webinar will include an overview of current drug use rates among college students; a strategic planning guide for preventing drug misuse among college students; successes and challenges experienced by colleges and universities applying the Strategic Prevention Framework; a real-world profile of a university’s experience implementing substance misuse prevention strategies; and tools for professionals working to prevent drug misuse among college students.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Describe the current drug use rates among college students Describe successes and challenges in applying the Strategic Prevention Framework to preventing drug use and misuse among college students Leverage tools for professionals working to prevent drug misuse among college students   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:  Richard Lucey 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  Erin Ficker, MPAff, CPRS, serves as a prevention manager for the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) 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. She provides services to a wide range of prevention and behavioral health specialists.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. Jenny Damask Jenny Damask has worked in college student health and AOD prevention for 18 years, currently at the University of Wisconsin. In her role she helps campus partners strategize and evaluate changes to systems, policies, and environments. She has a brilliant grasp of the public health approach to preventing issues with alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and hazing. She developed several successful educational programs and promotional campaigns involving social norms clarification and bystander intervention. Jenny holds a BS from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Human Services, a MS in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Central Missouri, and an Ed.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.   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
How to incorporate racial and cultural equity into prevention messaging, training, and other communication. This interactive skill-building workshop will explore the use of culture in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) prevention communications. We will explore how the enhanced National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standard – Communication and Language Assistance provides guidance on improving: Trust Among Various Populations Participant Comfort and Satisfaction Program Effectiveness Positive Participant Outcomes   Learning Objectives: Review Cultural Humility. Explore the enhanced National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standard – Communication and Language Assistance. Learn how to incorporate racial and cultural equity into prevention messaging, training, and other communication. Practice methods to incorporate racial and cultural equity into prevention messaging, training, and other communication. Develop a plan to incorporate racial and cultural equity into prevention messaging, training, and other communication. Share experiences and learn from others.   About the Workshop: It is an interactive, educational, and mutual learning session designed to create specialized results and products. This 3-hour workshop is longer than the typical webinar and requires more preparation beforehand. This workshop will include collaborative activities, allow for time to work on your community’s issues, and participants will work on a process that will generate a product that can be used in their communities. Participants are urged to participate as a team (at least two members of a program) to ensure that the workshop will lead to the desired result. There are hands-on interactive activities.   Presented by Michael Browning: Michael Browning, nationally recognized public health and Substance Use Disorder program developer, policy analyst, and trainer, has a passion for constituent-led community advocacy. He has provided support to several governmental agencies by providing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention proven practices in capability building, training, and day-to-day technical assistance to assist the departments in planning, grantee support and technical assistance and community engagement. Including and not limited to: US Federal government, State of California, District of Columbia, Atlanta, County of Los Angeles, Kern County, the County of San Bernardino, and other CA counties. He is a proven grant writer and program developer. He was a senior administrative analyst for the University of California, Berkeley - Institute for the Study of Social Change (now: Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Prevention by Design). He is currently the Interim president of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. Browning was an executive director of a non-profit community coalition and deputy director at another. He has over 35 years of local, state, and national substance use disorder (SUD) prevention and tobacco control and prevention, early intervention and treatment, youth services, community organization, early childhood education, violence prevention, HIV/AIDS, public health, cultural proficiency development, program planning, development and evaluation, public policy advocacy, and strategic planning experience. His former employers include community-based programs in Pasadena, Inglewood, Los Angeles, and Michigan. Browning provided direct support to President Jimmy Carter’s “The Atlanta Project” and the Hilton Foundation’s Project Alert. Browning was a master trainer at CADCA for over 20 years. He is the former president of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, member of LAPD’s Van Nuys Division Community Police Advisory Board, health chair of the San Fernando Valley NAACP, and chair of the USC COVID-19 Community Advisory Board. Browning is a graduate of the University of Southern California and was a fellow at Boston University.   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.
Webinar/Virtual Training
Date: August 13, 2024 Format: Webinar Time: 1:00 PM—3:00 PM EST; each day Cost: FREE ABOUT THE LEARNING SESSION As prevention professionals, part of our role is advocating for healthy communities and environments, and how we communicate with the public plays a large role in how effective we can be. This webinar, presented by the Berkeley Media Studies Group, will focus on understanding the role of the Layers of Strategy in carrying out effective communications campaigns and identifying and communicating an overall strategy to advance specific policy goals. Learn how to shape your communication practices to advocate for community health and wellbeing. About the presenters: Shaddai Martinez Cuestas, MPH, Head of Training, leads trainings at BMSG, where she supports advocates in enhancing their media and communication strategies to advance their policy goals. Shaddai holds a master’s degree of public health from U.C. Berkeley, with an emphasis on health and social behavior. Before joining BMSG, Shaddai was the HIV services director at Mission Neighborhood Health Center (MNHC), overseeing the HIV care, psychosocial support, and prevention programs serving low-income and Latino communities in San Francisco. Prior to this role, Shaddai filled various direct service and managerial positions at MNHC. Shaddai is originally from Tijuana, Mexico, and is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Ingrid Daffner Krasnow, MPH provides media advocacy training and strategic consultation at BMSG. She bridges her media advocacy expertise with 15 years of experience in reproductive justice policy change, grassroots communications and marketing strategy, fund development, and nonprofit management. Ingrid earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from U.C. Berkeley and her Masters of Public Health from UCLA.   About the webinar: This webinar is planned and hosted by the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through cooperative agreement from SAMHSA. This webinar has been pre-approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board, an IC&RC member board, for 2 contact hours. Participants who complete this webinar will receive a certificate of completion for 2 contact hours. For questions about this webinar, please contact Kristen Erickson, [email protected].
Webinar/Virtual Training
This training of trainers will provide experienced substance misuse prevention trainers with the information necessary to facilitate the in-person Advanced Ethics in Prevention (AEiP) curriculum. The AEiP course is a one-day, in-person training that offers experienced prevention professionals an in-depth exploration of the role of ethics in substance misuse prevention work. The course includes a brief overview of basic ethical concepts and then explores some of the pertinent issues in prevention ethics, including the use of social media, dual relationships, and organizational policy. It also provides expanded opportunities to apply a decision-making model to challenge ethical issues. Participants must meet the following criteria to be considered for this course: Successfully completed a Foundation in Prevention Ethics Training of Trainers course At least three years of experience in the substance misuse prevention field Strong training and facilitation skills Work in the Great Lakes region (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI) Ability to attend all of the Zoom sessions on camera and with a working microphone. Participants are asked to not “Zoom and drive.” Committed to conducting at least one Advanced Ethics in Prevention course within the next year in conjunction with their state office, state training/TA provider, or independently HOW TO APPLY: If you meet the above participant eligibility criteria and are interested in being considered as a participant, please click the “REGISTER” button on this page to complete the application no later than July 15, 2024.   DATES AND TIMES:  Tuesday, August 20 - 10:00 AM CT-3:00 PM CT Wednesday, August 21 - 10:00 AM CT-3:00 PM CT Friday, August 23 - 10:00 AM CT-3:00 PM CT Participants who complete this training will receive a certificate of participation for 12 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.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: A clear understanding of the content of the curriculum Practice delivering portions of the curriculum The opportunity to ask master trainers for clarifications about the content and delivery of the curriculum.   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:  Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS Marissa is the Executive Director of the NH Teen Institute, a leadership development nonprofit working with middle & high school students from around NH & New England in a variety of areas including substance misuse prevention, peer mentoring, and creating positive school & community climate.   As part of her role at TI, she oversees and facilitates training for youth participants, youth & adult volunteer program staff, and outside behavioral health and education professionals.  She is a trainer for multiple workshops developed through SAMHSA systems, and is a member of the advisory council of the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC).  In addition, she is the President of the Prevention Certification Board of NH, serves on the IC&RC board of directors, and serves as the chairperson of the IC&RC Credentialing Committee.  Outside of her prevention work, Marissa is a founding member of Mill City Productions, a theatre company in Western Massachusetts.  She graduated from Pomona College with a BA in Psychology, received an MS in Nonprofit Management from Bay Path University, and has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 2011. Nicole Luciani, MA, ICPS, CLSSGB, CKM Nicole has been in the field for over 15 years and her passion for prevention is still going strong! Currently, she serves in a Public Health Advisor role at the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention where her work supports the flow of knowledge and professional development for SAMHSA/CSAP staff members. Her previous work revolved around supporting substance use prevention/treatment/recovery grantees and coalitions in their program management, technical assistance, and training needs. Nicole has previously helped revise/develop/deliver several national prevention curricula, like the virtual training-of-trainers for Advanced Ethics in Prevention. Nicole holds certifications as a Prevention Specialist, Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt, Knowledge Manager, and Prosci certified Change Practitioner. She has a BA in Neuroscience and Sociology from Trinity University and an MA in Human and Health Services Administration from the University of Oklahoma.   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
Ripple Effects Mapping: Capturing Impacts of Complex Work An Enhanced Prevention Learning Series   Series Overview This four-session distance learning series offers participants an interactive opportunity to explore and experience Ripple Effects Mapping (REM), a participatory evaluation tool designed to identify the outcomes and impact of complex community work. REM provides the ability to collect stories of the direct and indirect impacts of your work, while simultaneously being a reflective and engaging process for participants. The series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussions. By the end of the series, participants will have increased their capacity to: Understand the flow (from start to finish) of a Ripple Effects Mapping event by observing a peer organization participate in a REM session Discover the benefits of using this technique to identify the intended and unintended outcomes of your work Explore the theory behind the core components Learn how to develop Appreciative Inquiry questions and appropriate prompts for effective mapping Participate in Appreciative Inquiry conversations; followed by a mind-mapping exercise Develop a communications plan to hold your first event Discuss coding frameworks and qualitative analysis processes that would be relevant to a prevention/public health framework SAMHSA’S Northwest (Region 10) Prevention Technology Transfer Center Discover reporting best practices for REM data Audience Community-level prevention practitioners and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of Region 10 are encouraged to contact their region’s PTTC to learn what opportunities for similar courses are available to them. Session Dates and Time August 20, 27 and September 3, 17, 2024 10:00 am – 11:30 am Alaska 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Mountain (View in your time zone) *Please note there will be no live session on September 10, 2024. Facilitators Debra Hansen, M.Ed., is a professor and county Extension Director with Washington State University, focusing on community and economic development in rural Stevens County. Debra was one of the original architects of Ripple Effects Mapping, developed in 2008 to discover poverty reduction outcomes in individual communities that participated in the Washington’s Horizons Program. She continues to map programs and train others to use this engaging tool. Debra has a master’s degree in Adult Education from Penn State.   Rebecca Sero, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Methodologist at a federal agency, where she works with engagement teams to help select and implement methodologies that will effectively evaluate and analyze data in order to answer proposed research questions. Rebecca also helps conduct and train on “in-depth” Ripple Effects Mapping and is most often engaged with determining how to best analyze the rich data that is produced from REM evaluations. She received a Ph.D. in Human Development from Purdue University and a M.S. in Family Studies from Miami University.   Participant Commitments and Expectations View a 20-minute video tutorial on Zoom if unfamiliar with the technology, and complete the Session 1 prep packet prior to the first session on Tuesday, August 20, 2024. Attend each of the four (1.5-hour) sessions in the series. Complete up to an hour of independent learning activities between each session. Use a web-camera and have appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone). Actively engage and be on camera 90% of the time during each session since this is not a webinar series, and active participation is essential to gain/improve skills. Please Note: This Enhanced Prevention Learning Series is not a webinar. Active participation is essential to gain and improve skills. Registrants enrolled in this series are required to attend all sessions. If you do not attend Session 1 on Tuesday, August 20, you will forfeit your attendance. In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology by Session 1 on  Tuesday, August 20, 2024, in order to fully participate and be on camera at least 90% of the time. If you have questions regarding technology requirements or registration details contact Holly Simak ([email protected]).   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.   Registration Details Register for Ripple Effects Mapping EPLS Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others. Space is limited. Enroll now!   Cost is Free!   Questions?  Contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) with any questions or difficulty registering for this course. For any other questions, please contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected]).
Virtual TA Session
Series Overview This four-session series is designed to prepare individuals for the IC&RC international examination to become Certified Prevention Specialists (CPS). Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Candidate Guide for the IC&RC Prevention Specialist Examination, the exam development and application process, and the various domains covered in the certification exam. The series includes practical strategies for successful computer-based test-taking, along with opportunities to review sample questions and practice determining the best responses. Participants will take a sample test before and after the sessions. Prior to attending, participants are encouraged to review the Candidate Guide for the IC&RC Prevention Specialist Examination and bring questions about the topic areas or the CPS application process.   By the end of the EPLS, participants will be able to: Describe the steps in the prevention certification process Identify the main elements of each of the six domains in the Prevention Job Analysis upon which the exam is based List at list five strategies for successful standardized test taking. Describe steps in a plan to prepare for the exam itself.   Who Should Participate: 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.   Dates & Times: States and American Samoa August 20, 22, 27, & 29, 2024 03:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. Pacific (including Arizona) 12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. Hawaii 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. American Samoa Pacific Jurisdictions August 21, 23, 28, & 30, 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)   Facilitator:   Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, M.Ed., ACPS, is a consultant and master trainer in behavioral health and strategic planning for non-profits. She was the founder and for 30 years the executive director of Initiatives for Human Development, a statewide, multi-service prevention program, and a founder of CODAC, RI’s largest non-profit treatment program. She was also the founding director of the Institute for Addiction Recovery at Rhode Island College. She is a member of the advisory boards of the Prevention Technology Transfer Center; National Coordinating Office (PTTC-NCO), the New England PTTC, and was a member of the former Latino PTTC. She is a consultant to the Strategic Prevention Technical Assistance Center (SPTAC). For many years, Sandra served as the RI delegate to and the Prevention Committee Co-Chair of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), which certifies professionals working in behavioral health. Sandra is a co-author of SAMHA’s SPF Application for Prevention Success training (SAPST) and its basic and advanced Prevention Ethics courses as well as many other face-to-face and online courses in prevention. She has delivered multiple training courses about prevention certification throughout the US.   Registration Click here to register for this EPLS   Cost: Free!   Certificate of Attendance 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.   Questions? Please contact Reagan Hart ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Britany Wiele ([email protected]).
Webinar/Virtual Training
Date: August 21, 2024 Format: Webinar Time: 1:00 PM—2:00 PM EST; each day Cost: FREE ABOUT THE LEARNING SESSION Join Professor Georg Matt of San Diego State University in learning more about research on thirdhand smoke and policy considerations related to second and thirdhand smoke. This presentation which delves into the historical origins and latest research on thirdhand smoke, shedding light on its emergence as a significant concern in indoor environments. Defined as the lingering chemical residue from commercial tobacco persisting on surfaces, in dust, and embedded in materials, thirdhand smoke undergoes re-emission and re-suspension, forming novel compounds through interactions with oxidants. Furthermore, the presentation reviews findings from laboratory experiments and real-world field studies about the prevalence, persistence, and health risks of thirdhand smoke. Lastly, the presentation examines the differences between secondhand and thirdhand smoke from a policy perspective, emphasizing the necessity of expanding and updating existing policies to effectively address the challenges posed by thirdhand smoke.   Learning Objectives: Define what thirdhand smoke is. Describe some of the research demonstrating the toxicity, persistence, and prevalence of thirdhand smoke. Name policy-relevant differences between secondhand and thirdhand smoke. Describe how existing policies need to be updated to protect against exposure to thirdhand smoke   About the Presenter: Dr. Georg E. Matt is a Professor of Psychology in the College of Sciences at San Diego State University (SDSU), a faculty member at the Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and Director of the Policy Research Center for Tobacco and the Environment at SDSU. Dr. Matt’s research examines human exposure to tobacco smoke toxicants in real-world field settings and strategies to protect nonsmokers from exposure to toxicants in secondhand and thirdhand smoke. Dr. Matt is a member of the California Thirdhand Smoke Research Consortium, where he directs the Thirdhand Smoke Dissemination, Outreach, and Resource Center (thirdhandsmoke.org). Funded by the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), the Consortium is a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary effort involving research groups from the University of California San Francisco, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of California Riverside, and San Diego State University   About the webinar: This webinar is planned and hosted by the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through cooperative agreement from SAMHSA. This webinar has been pre-approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board, an IC&RC member board, for 1 contact hour. Participants who complete this webinar will receive a certificate of completion for 1 contact hour. For questions about this webinar, please contact Kristen Erickson, [email protected].
Webinar/Virtual Training
The National Alliance on Mental Illness recognizes that current environmental factors are traumatizing people of color, which as a risk factor can also initiate or increase substance use and potentially developing trauma and stress complications. Provider bias in stigmatic language or other microaggressions affect a patient’s capacity to respond to clinical interventions and can further create a toxic work environment. Culturally responsive organizations integrate cultural humility in practice and serve delivery, providing highest levels of patient centered care. This interactive virtual training will review practical tools and strategies that can be used to identify and diffuse personal bias and address dynamics of communication. Content will further inform on cultural humility as a practice that informs clinical processes, increases patient care and wellness for racial and ethnic populations, and help effect a supportive work environment. 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. 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. This webinar training is also approved under the ASAP-NYCB Certification
ConferenceWebinar/Virtual Training
August 26, 2024 – August 30, 2024 The Best Practices 5-day event gives addiction and behavioral health professionals the opportunity for in-depth study of areas of special interest. The program includes offerings in advanced clinical treatment in best practices and evidence-based practices treatment approaches, a track for psychologists and experienced counselors, an advanced prevention track, current and emerging topics, and clinical supervision. Some highlights include: Advanced Prevention Track Clinical Supervision Coursework Ethics Many additional courses for experienced clinicians, evidence-based practices, and current topics! Options are available to attend just one day, any number of days, or the full program. Earn up to 26 contact hours during the week of the program. Partial New England State Scholarships are available from most New England states. Learn more and register: https://web.cvent.com/event/72ad573e-6b41-427c-9a0e-2c72fdb2fa8e/summary
Webinar/Virtual Training
COURSE DESCRIPTION This workshop will explore the intersection of youth mental health and substance misuse. Presenters will outline effective strategies and interventions that prevention professionals can implement to improve mental health and reduce substance misuse among youth.  PRESENTERS Evelyn Clark CPC, Technical Assistance Specialist and Racial Equity Trainer, is a Mexican-Native American woman passionate about racial equity, leadership development, and peer support. She has nearly 15 years of experience serving young people and their families who were system involved. Evelyn is a change consultant and racial equity trainer at Change Matrix, a women-owned, minority-owned virtual company serving systems all over the nation and territories. She splits her time between the National Training and technical assistance center for children, youth, and family mental health (NTTAC) and the Mental health technology transfer center (MHTTC). Evelyn is a Certified Peer Counselor and has dedicated her career to empowering young people and their families to get involved in system reform. She is a proud recipient of the 2019 Peer Alternatives youth and young adult leadership award. Her mission is to end racial and ethnic disparities within systems of care and to promote leadership opportunities for the BIPOC workforce.   Since 1996, veteran Derrick Newby has worked in the field of prevention and public health in both the public and private sectors. He serves as a training and technical assistance specialist for the South Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center for HHS Region 6.   As a veteran's counselor and advocate, Mr. Newby gained experience with the impact of federal programs on communities after working as a special assistant to a member of Congress. He then worked as the Program Coordinator in Arkansas for the Delta Region AIDS Education and Training Center for 15 years, facilitating the education of providers interested in increasing their capacity to provide comprehensive services related to HIV including testing and treatment. In 2017, he was selected for a position with the University of Arkansas Little Rock and served as a Program Coordinator with MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training for 5 years, helping to facilitate the growth of the prevention system.   Serving on the Arkansas Prevention Certification Board since 2020, Mr. Newby has a Master of Public Administration and a bachelor of science in psychology with a minor in education.    
Webinar/Virtual Training
During this 3-hour, interactive training, participants will learn effective group facilitation skills to use during their substance misuse prevention work. Participants will learn how to identify the stages of group development, along with practical communication skills. Time will be spent learning a preventionist’s role in group decision-making, as well as learning to apply interventions during activities in prevention settings. Participants must be on camera with a working microphone in order to receive a certificate of participation for this training. This training will not be available as a recording.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completion of the training, participants will be able to: Define facilitation in prevention settings Identify the stages of group development Understand practical communication skills while learning a preventionist’s role in group decision-making Apply interventions during activities in prevention settings Describe a five-step structured experience process Recognize facilitation techniques to engage and manage participation Identify appropriate strategies to manage training groups and meetings   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:  Tasha Wilkerson, MAT TashaWilkerson holds an MA in Training and Instructional Design and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Preventionist with over 26 years as a professional trainer and community activists. Tasha has a broad knowledge of organizing, coalition building, and staff capacity building. Tasha has focused her efforts on strategic planning and community capacity building for many years, spending many hours working with adults and faith leaders to help build a safer community.   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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