Training and Events Calendar

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Webinar/Virtual Training
Weaving Wisdom with Innovation: Timeless indigenous strategies for contemporary substance use disorder prevention Webinar Description: Discover how integrating Indigenous wisdom with contemporary strategies bolsters substance use disorder prevention. This session highlights how blending traditional and modern practices creates effective community-based prevention models. Experts will unpack the process of merging ancestral knowledge with innovative approaches, aiming to tackle substance use challenges more effectively, enhance community bonds, and promote health.   Webinar Objectives: In this webinar, participants will: To recognize the importance of Indigenous wisdom in shaping effective, contemporary strategies for substance use disorder prevention and health promotion, with an emphasis on opioid challenges. To identify innovative practices integrating traditional Indigenous knowledge with modern prevention approaches, enhancing community engagement and resilience. To design integrated prevention frameworks that honor Indigenous heritage while effectively addressing the spectrum of substance issues through innovation and collaboration.   Date & Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 09:30 am – 11:00 am Alaska 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Pacific 11:30 am – 01:00 pm Mountain (view in your time zone)   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).   Presenters: Angela Da Re Angela Da Re is a distinguished facilitator and trainer with over 25 years of dedicated service in substance use disorder prevention, focusing on mitigating its harmful impacts on communities, families, and youth. As the CEO of Delta Prevention, Angela excels in devising and applying innovative strategies that significantly boost community health, with her work underlining the importance of community and coalition engagement. Her methodology showcases the strength of collective action, proving how coordinated efforts can lead to meaningful changes and improved community well-being. Serving as a consultant for diverse communities and a national trainer for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), she has refined her skills in cultivating resilient and proactive coalitions. These coalitions are instrumental in instigating change, encouraging cross-sector collaboration, and bolstering community-led prevention efforts. Angela’s dedication to enhancing the outcomes of substance use disorder prevention through community-driven solutions and proactive educational approaches underscores her commitment to public health.   Raquel Ramos Raquel Ramos is a Prevention Specialist for the Whole Child Initiative at the National Indian Education Association, proudly representing her heritage as a member of the Comanche Nation and the great-great-granddaughter of Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanches. With nearly a decade of experience working with tribal communities and native youth in prevention, Mrs. Ramos has significantly contributed to the field. She co-founded and serves on the Steering Committee of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Indigenous People’s Advisory Council (IPAC), showcasing her commitment to community-based prevention efforts. Her dedication to prevention work in native communities has garnered several prestigious accolades, including the 2019 “Preventionist of the Year” award at the Heartland Alcohol Substance Abuse Conference. Raquel’s achievements reflect her profound impact on substance abuse prevention within native communities, underlining her commitment to improving the well-being of Indigenous peoples through innovative and culturally informed approaches.   Registration: Click here to register for the webinar: Weaving Wisdom with Innovation: Timeless indigenous strategies for contemporary substance use disorder prevention   Continuing Education: Participants will receive a certificate of attendance of 1.5 hour for completion of this live webinar event.   Cost: FREE!   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
Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning An Enhanced Prevention Learning Series   Series Overview This 7-week series offers participants a unique, interactive experience to explore how to develop a sustainability plan. Sustainability planning is an intentional process of looking critically at your current prevention infrastructure, processes, and strategies to develop the necessary resources to sustain meaningful prevention outcomes beyond current funding. Sustainability planning involves a series of concrete tasks to create feasible, ongoing support for essential components of your prevention work. Elements of sustainability planning include examining the impact of strategic planning processes, such as SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and interventions, priority setting, resource and feasibility analysis, communication planning, and resource and grant development. Trainers will demonstrate how to use a set of tools to facilitate a sustainability process with community partners and will coach participants to set actionable steps and timelines to complete a plan over the next year. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussions.   Audience Prevention practitioners, coalition coordinators, and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in communities and tribes located in 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 Session 1 - May 21, 2024 Session 2 - May 28, 2024 Session 3 - June 4, 2024 Session 4 - June 11, 2024 Session 5 - June 18, 2024 Session 6 - June 25, 2024 Session 7 - July 2, 2024 Session Time 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Alaska 01:00 pm – 02:30 pm Pacific 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm Mountain (View in your time zone)   Trainer 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.   Participant Commitments and Expectations Download and complete the Session 1 prep packet  before the first session on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 If unfamiliar with zoom, View a 20-minute video tutorial before the first session Attend each of the seven 1.5 hour live Zoom sessions in the series Complete up to an hour of independent learning activities prior to each session Use a web camera and have the 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   Continuing Education Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate of attendance for 17.5 hours. Partial credit will be considered if a participant completes over 80% of the course and submits completed prep packets to the course facilitator for review for any missed session. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements. To help make engagement more comfortable, we limit the number of people who can enroll in EPLS. If you cannot commit to joining the sessions or completing the prep-work packets, please defer this opportunity to others on our waiting list. The Northwest PTTC is a collaboration led by Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington in partnership with Washington State University, and CASAT at the University of Nevada, Reno.   Registration Details Space is limited to 25 participants. Register for the Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning   Cost is Free!   Questions?  Contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) for any questions or difficulty in registration. For any other questions, please contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected])
Webinar/Virtual Training
Training Description The SPF Application for Prevention Success Training (SAPST) Virtual Training of Trainers (VTOT) is a five-day innovative training that prepares VTOT participants to teach the in-person SAPST to new prevention practitioners. This VTOT will provide an overview of the four-day SAPST curriculum, provide opportunities for participants to practice teaching short sections of the curriculum, and receive feedback from their peers and master SAPST trainers.   Who Should Participate Community, tribal, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest or Northwest PTTC Regions.   Prerequisites for Participation in the Training of Trainers Experience/Training 3+ years of experience in substance use/misuse prevention Participated in the SAPST within 3 years max Facilitation Strong training skills and experience that can be applied to conducting training with fidelity Willingness to conduct 2 trainings within 2 years Participants must co-teach with an established trainer the first time they deliver the trainer Give notice to the regional PTTC and state in which you are training, if not directly connected to the state Participant Expectations Plan to devote 21 hours during the week of the training Participate in all sessions; there are no opportunities for make-up days Prepare for and present teach-back assignments during the week Spend approximately 2 hours total completing homework in addition to preparing for the teach-back presentations Coordinate work schedules and immediate surroundings to support maximum engagement in the training Be on camera throughout each session and the entire series Review the 5-hour online Pre-SAPST, "Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics" prior to the training date *This is a highly participatory experience* Two master SAPST trainers will guide the process Participants are expected to thoroughly study the material and practice assigned sections prior to delivery When participants are not presenting, they will role-play SAPST participants for those who are presenting   Dates & Times: June 10 - 14, 2024 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:15 am to 2:00 pm Alaska Time 9:15 am to 3:00 pm Pacific Time 10:15 am to 4:00 pm Mountain Time Thursday and Friday 8:15 am to 11:30 am Alaska Time 9:15 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time 10:15 am to 1:30 pm Mountain Time (view in your timezone)   Master Trainers Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS, is a consultant and master trainer who has provided community and strategic planning, program development, and capacity building in all areas of prevention practice throughout the United States. She was the founder and for 30 years the executive director of a statewide, multi-service prevention program and a founder of Rhode Island’s largest non-profit treatment program. In addition to her prevention work, she was the founding director of the Institute for Addiction Recovery at Rhode Island College. Sandra is a delegate to and the former Prevention Committee Co-Chair of the IC&RC. She is a member of the faculty and advisory board of the New England School of Addiction Studies, a member of the Advisory Board for the National Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC), the National Hispanic/Latino PTTC and the New England PTTC. Sandra is a co-author of SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) and its Basic and Advanced Prevention Ethics as well as many other courses and webinars. She has previously trained members of the US National Guard in prevention planning. Sandra received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College (Newton), and her Master’s degree in counselor education from Rhode Island College. She also completed a certificate program in nonprofit management through Brown University in Providence. Ms. Del Sesto is an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist.   Ben Stevenson II currently serves as the Prevention and Harm Reduction Manager for Montgomery County, MD. He is a seasoned prevention professional who has been in the substance abuse prevention field for over 15 years working with thousands of youth, 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 is originally from Winston-Salem, NC and graduated from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC with a BA in Political Science and minor in History. He also holds a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. Ben was first certified in prevention as a Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant in North Carolina and currently is a Certified Prevention Professional in Maryland. He previously served as the western region representative for MAPPA which is the Maryland Association for Prevention Professionals and Advocates.   Certificate of Attendance Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 21 hours for participating in the live event.   Registration Deadline to Register: May 24, 2024 Register for SPF Application for Prevention Success Training (SAPST)   Cost is Free!   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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