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.
Conference
  Leadership Academy Dates: September 3, 5, 10, 12, 2024. 11:00 am to 3:00 pm PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) each day   Applications Due: July 24, 2024, 5:00 pm PDT   About the Leadership Academy Leading through Change is an interactive workshop designed specifically for leaders in the field of prevention. Participants will be empowered and inspired to lead their teams through change – whether the change is planned or unplanned – while they process the changes for themselves. They'll learn a change-management system that is easy to follow, simple to maintain and supports them becoming better leaders, encouraging the best from their teams and providing optimal outcomes for the communities they serve. Participants will learn skills that not only enhance their ability to lead their team during times of change, but also fosters a positive work environment, increases productivity, and reduces turnover. Finally, participants will learn how to facilitate a culture of continuous improvement and pave the way for future leaders to emerge and a culture that is primed to deliver health equity. No matter if the change is a deadly pandemic, a polarized political landscape, or even changes to public laws, participants will uncover and practice a system that will enable them to lead their team, their agencies and themselves through any change that may come their way. The Leadership Academy will take place virtually over the course of 4 days, 4 hours each day. There will be a 30-minute break in each session. Due to the high demand and the intensive nature of the course, we require applicants to meet some minimal qualifications to ensure a committed and capable cohort. This selection process ensures that every participant is poised to maximize their learning and contribute meaningfully to the collective experience. Embrace the opportunity to lead with confidence and agility—complete the application below to become a part of this transformative journey. Applications are due July 24, 2024, at 5:00 pm PDT. Applicants will be informed of their acceptance status no later than August 6, 2024.   Learning Objectives: Develop the mindsets and skill sets necessary to effectively lead people in times of change while enhancing staff engagement. Assess and evaluate their unique change style and develop strategies for 'style-flexing' as necessary in supporting their team during change. Demonstrate proficiency implementing a C.L.E.A.R. strategy to lead through any change. Identify ways to create value for their organization by growing and developing themselves and their people. Design a support system for leaders and their team. Develop an individualized action plan to master core competencies, fostering personal and professional growth in leadership.   Cost: There is no registration fee for the Leading through Change: An Advanced Leadership Academy.   Audience: Prevention leaders in Arizona, California, Hawaiʻi, and Nevada with at least 5 years of leadership experience in primary prevention.   Eligibility Requirements: Have at least a bachelor’s degree Worked in prevention in a leadership/management role for at least five years Committed to participating in all four sessions (four hours each). Committing to participation includes: Use a web-camera and have access to appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, desktop/laptop computer, 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 Participation is limited. To apply, complete your application by July 24, 2024, 5:00 pm PDT. We will notify those selected by August 6, 2024   Application: Click here to apply for the 2024 Prevention Academy: Leading Through Change   Facilitator: Award-winning trainer, international speaker, and author of the book “How You Can Become An Invincible Social Worker: The Real Deal on Beating Burnout in Social Work,” Anthony President has empowered and inspired more than 100,000 people to perform, produce, and partner better at their workplaces. Because he focuses on building work environments where employees enjoy their jobs more and perform their work better, organizations such as the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Miami University, and Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have trusted Anthony to help their staff lead, serve, and work more effectively. His high energy and signature humor have made him a favorite among audiences, who consistently praise his engaging presentations and practical, actionable insights. Anthony launched his training career as the Senior Training Officer for the Cuyahoga County Department of Child and Family Services, the largest human services agency in Ohio. He also spent a decade in the corporate arena honing his leadership skills as a sales executive and sales manager at two Fortune 500 companies. Now, as Founder and Chief Training Officer for Presidential Consultants, Ohio's top human services training firm, Anthony leads a team of award-winning, internationally recognized trainers. They deliver impactful training and coaching on a wide range of topics, including leadership, diversity, equity & inclusion, workplace safety, and well-being.   Certificates: To receive 14 continuing education hours, participants are expected to join each live session and be on camera for 90% of the live sessions. If you wish to use these hours toward your prevention certification, you will need to confirm with your certification board to determine if these hours are accepted towards your specific certification requirements.   Questions? For questions related to the Academy, please contact Britany Wiele at ([email protected]).
Face-to-Face Training
Maybe you're a seasoned leader of the prevention field, and have years’ experience managing staff; perhaps you've tried to integrate the principles shared at a recent conference but have found little to no results; or maybe you don't think of yourself as a leader (yet) even though you're the coalitions biggest champion! Regardless of your experience with these scenarios, the Leadership Design Institute will challenge your leadership understanding from the inside out. These inspiring sessions will be led by Dave Closson from DJC Solutions, Stephanie Ahles from EmpoweringYou; and Steve Miller from Mid-America PTTC. Each session is uniquely crafted with storytelling, creativity, and inspiration to help you create your own "adaptive leadership model" instead of following a prescriptive framework, showcasing how leadership evolves through experiences and opportunities, taking forms beyond traditional pathways. The last half-day will be all about envisioning your future leadership path. Each participant will leave with a blueprint for taking themselves and others on a leadership journey. The Leadership Design Institute is a two-day event that will be held on September 5th & 6th in North Kansas City, Missouri.Attendance is free of charge, and lodging accommodations are provided by Mid-America PTTC for residents of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, or Nebraska. The event will provide participants with opportunities to learn from experts across the prevention field and professional facilitation practice. There will also be opportunities for participants to network with other professionals.To learn more about this event, read the Inbox  
Webinar/Virtual Training
In 1981, the U.S. Congress included in legislation 6 primary prevention strategy categories, commonly known as the “6 CSAP Strategies.” Since 1981, much knowledge has been gained through research on effective and ineffective substance misuse prevention strategies. This 90-minute webinar will present the evidence for the six categories, as well as explore the spectrum of strategies that fall into each category, focusing on our current knowledge of effective and ineffective prevention strategies within each of the six categories.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: List the 6 CSAP primary prevention strategy categories Describe the evidence base for each CSAP strategy category Describe current evidence regarding effective and ineffective prevention strategies in each CSAP strategy category   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:  Chuck Klevgaard, CSPS Chuck Klevgaard is a nationally recognized expert in substance misuse prevention, public health, and school-based health. Drawing on his experience in collective impact and prevention-focused partnerships, he builds the capacity of states, tribes, schools, communities, and cities to use evidence-based substance misuse prevention and intervention strategies. He specializes in behavioral health support; training and technical assistance; and evidence-based alcohol, opioid, and substance misuse programs and policies. Ashley Bodiford Ashley Bodiford is the Director of Prevention at LRADAC where she develops, implements, and maintains effective prevention services for Richland and Lexington counties. Mrs. Bodiford has been in the field of substance use prevention since 2010 and is skilled in universal, selective, and indicated prevention strategies. She enjoys bringing insight to the field of Prevention through innovative techniques and collaborating with community partners. Ashley has provided training and technical assistance in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention, cultural diversity and competence, community coalition building, needs assessment, implementation strategies, and other prevention-related topics. Mrs. Bodiford holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Developmental Psychology, a Master in Public Health, and a Master in Human Services. In 2012, she was named the recipient of the Jan Oglietti Rising Star Prevention Professional Award for outstanding contributions to the field of prevention, and in 2016 was named the recipient of the Norman Peter Johnson Outstanding Prevention Professional Award. Most recently, Ashley was named as a Subject Matter Expert by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and was tasked with item writing for the Prevention Specialist credential exam.   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: up to 5.25 (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 SERIES DESCRIPTION Though suicide touches every community, the stunningly disproportionate rate of self-induced deaths among LGBTQ+ youth is an ongoing emergency. Family rejection, trauma, addiction, social stigma and discrimination, and prejudice-related mental health concerns have enormous impact on suicidal ideation. This three-part lab series will highlight some of the pressures that lead sexual and gender minority youth to suicide, what factors elevate or lower self-harm risk, as well as clinical and community-based interventions to help build resilience. Learners will have ample time to practice with case scenarios and integrate new skills into their practice serving LGBTQ+ adolescents and emerging adults. SERIES LEARNING OBJECTIVES Examine the dynamics of suicide among LGBTQ+ youth, including prevalence, disparities, trends, psychosocial challenges, and help-seeking behaviors. Explore unique risk and protective factors for self harm among LGBTQ+ youth. Identify methods to provide sensitive risk assessment and safety planning, and boost LGBTQ+ resilience to self-harm and suicide. LAB 1: LGBTQ+ Youth and the Self-Harm Continuum, September 12, 1:00-3:00 PM EST LAB 2: Trauma-Responsive Risk Assessment, September 19, 1:00-3:00 PM EST LAB 3: Community-Centered Healing and Resilience, September 26, 1:00-3:00 PM EST   PRESENTERS Kate Bishop, MSSA (she/her), Education Coordinator at the Center for LGBTQ Health Equity of Chase Brexton, is a seasoned professional development trainer with expertise in serving LGBTQ populations, sexual and reproductive health care, intimate partner violence, sexual trauma, and training adult learners. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Gender Studies from Hiram College and a Masters in Social Work from Case Western Reserve 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
Environmental strategies are designed to make changes on a large scale in the community, impacting community norms, regulations, and access and availability of substances. While some prevention programs are directed toward specific individuals and can only reach a limited number of participants, environmental strategies seek to improve the health and wellness of everyone in the environment or community. This 3-hour training will focus on three areas of environmental strategies for substance misuse prevention:  media and messaging, policy, and enforcement. Participants will work through a case study in small groups to apply the concepts and processes outlined in the training. Important note: In order to receive a certificate of attendance for this training, participants are required to actively participate in the small group activities with their cameras on and working microphones.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to: Define environmental prevention and how this differs from other prevention strategies. Identify and define the 3 primary types of environmental approaches. Explain how to identify and select appropriate environmental strategies. Apply the principles of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to the selection, implementation, and evaluation of environmental strategies.   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:  Ashley Bodiford Bodiford is the Director of Prevention at LRADAC in which she develops, implements and maintains effective prevention services for Richland and Lexington counties. Mrs. Bodiford has been in the field of substance use prevention since 2010 and is skilled in universal, selective, and indicated prevention strategies. She enjoys bringing insight to the field of Prevention through innovative techniques, and collaborating with community partners. Ashley has provided training and technical assistance in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention, cultural diversity and competence, community coalition building, needs assessment, implementation strategies, and other prevention related topics. Mrs. Bodiford holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Developmental Psychology, a Master in Public Health and a Master in Human Services. In 2012, she was named the recipient of the Jan Oglietti Rising Star Prevention Professional award for outstanding contributions to the field of prevention, and in 2016 was named the recipient of the Norman Peter Johnson Outstanding Prevention Professional Award. Most recently, Ashley was named as a Subject Matter Expert by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and was tasked with item writing for the Prevention Specialist credential exam   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
Join us for an empowering webinar designed specifically for substance misuse prevention professionals gearing up to take the IC&RC prevention certification exam. This dynamic online event will provide you with crucial test-taking tips and strategies for passing the exam. This session will include an interactive experience with a live test question game, designed to boost your confidence and readiness for the exam. Whether you're just beginning your prevention specialist certification journey or are brushing up before the test, this session will provide invaluable insights and resources to help you succeed.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Name key strategies for effective test preparation and the multiple-choice questions. Apply practical tips and techniques to manage time and stress during the exam. Access and use resources to prepare for the prevention exam.   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:  Nicole M. Augustine, MPH, MCHES, PS  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. In 2022, she authored the "Prevention Specialist Exam Study Guide," a key resource for substance use disorder 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
COURSE DESCRIPTION Join us for an engaging webinar focused on strategies to disrupt the proliferation of emerging drugs throughout communities. This webinar is designed for prevention practitioners, healthcare practitioners, and community-level prevention partners. In this webinar, participants will explore innovative approaches and evidence-based strategies for preventing the spread of emerging drugs within communities. PRESENTERS Josh Esrick, MPP is the Chief of Training and Technical Assistance at Carnevale Associates, LLC. Mr. Esrick has over ten years of experience researching, writing, evaluating, and presenting on substance use prevention and other behavioral health topics. He is an expert in providing training and technical assistance (T/TA) in substance use, having overseen the development of hundreds of T/TA products for numerous clients, including six of SAMHSA’s ten regional Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTCs), the PTTC Network Coordinating Office, the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) and Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTC), and SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT). These trainings and products have covered a wide range of topics, including strategic planning, data collection and analysis, and identifying evidence-based prevention interventions for youth. In addition to T/TA, Mr. Esrick has directly provided many of these services to behavioral health agencies and other entities. He has published several academic journal articles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Public Policy from George Washington University.   Emily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.     
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