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.
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Lunch & Learn Workshop Series: How to Write Successful Grants in Prevention   Session two focuses on the key parts of a strong grant proposal narrative in the field of prevention.   Learning Objectives: Write a compelling problem statement which describes the problem they aim to solve using data (substance use prevalence, risk/protective factors, consequence data) gathered from their local community. Write a strong project description that outlines the evidence-based and/or evidence-informed activities of the grant and is organized using SMART goals and objectives. Draft a strategy for evaluation that demonstrates how to show the impact of the proposed project. Propose a project budget that outlines how funds will be used to accomplish the proposed project activities.   Register for upcoming sessions: Lunch & Learn Workshop Series #1: Planning for Successful Grant Writing Lunch & Learn Workshop Series #3: Analyzing & Learning From Real-World Examples   Presented by: Drew Reynolds, PhD, MSW, MEd Drew Reynolds, PhD, MSW, MEd is Principal Consultant at Common Good Data, where he provides data and program evaluation services to nonprofits and the public sector. In his consulting work, he advises organizations in how to use data-driven decision-making to design and evaluate effective programs, secure funding, and improve community wellbeing. While he serves organizations across many sectors, Drew – a social worker - has developed an expertise in providing data and program evaluation services for organizations in prevention, mental health, human services, and education. Drew also advises organizations on how to improve data and evaluation activities through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens that attends to the culturally, linguistically, and racially diverse contexts in which many organizations serve.     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] before the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.
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In this 90-minute webinar, we will review current science related to cannabis use with a focus on what it means for substance misuse prevention professionals, including trends after legalization and risk and protective factors. The webinar will cover prevention strategies that can be used to address cannabis use, given the most up-to-date research on risk and protection. We will also explore potential partners in cannabis prevention, including the important role of parents and caregivers, schools/campuses, and law enforcement.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES Participants will have an increased understanding of cannabis use and trends. Participants will be able to list at least three risks associated with cannabis use. Participants will be able to list at least three prevention strategies to address cannabis use in their community.   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:  Jason Kilmer, PhD Dr. Jason Kilmer is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Psychology at UW.  Jason serves as an investigator on several studies evaluating prevention and intervention efforts for alcohol, cannabis, and other drug use by college students. In addition to research and teaching, he has worked extensively with college students and student groups around alcohol and other drug prevention programming and presentations throughout his career on over 140 campuses across the nation. Dr. Kilmer was the 2014 recipient of the National Prevention Network’s Award of Excellence for outstanding contributions to the field of prevention and was also the 2017 recipient of the Washington State Prevention Professional Award of Excellence.   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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This is the sixth and final highly interactive session focused on taking a deep dive into principles of the code of ethics for substance misuse prevention specialists. The focus of this session will be on the principle of Ethical Obligations and how to apply it to the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). After a short presentation participants will work together in small groups to look at how this principle can be applied to the SPF. This prevention ethics series is for substance misuse prevention practitioners that have already completed a Foundations in Prevention Ethics training. If you would like to attend this series but have not yet completed the prevention ethics foundation course, complete the free, self-paced, online prevention ethics course on HealtheKnowledge before attending this ethics series. Important notes: In order to receive a certificate of attendance for this training, participants are required to actively participate and be on camera. Participants will be allowed into trainings up to 10 minutes after the start of the session. After that time, no new attendees will be accepted into the session because the group will have moved into breakout rooms. Visit the series landing page for information and registration links for the other sessions in the series. (ADD link once landing page is created.)   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Heighten understanding and daily implementation of the code of ethics for prevention specialists Better understand how the prevention code of ethics applies to the Strategic Prevention Framework   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: Kris Gabrielsen, MPH, CPS  Kris Gabrielsen is the co-director of the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center. She has worked in the substance misuse prevention field for over 30 years. Kris co-authored the first Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training curriculum, and co-authored the textbook, Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice. As a consultant, she has worked with states and communities across the nation to bridge the gap between research and practice, assisting prevention professionals in maximizing their effectiveness.   The Great Lakes 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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Lunch & Learn Workshop Series: How to Write Successful Grants in Prevention   The third and final workshop will provide attendees an opportunity to practice and workshop the skills they have learned in workshops 1and 2. Attendees will analyze real-life grant materials that offer ‘teachable’ moments to identify areas of strength as well as areas for improvement. Prior to this final session, we will solicit real-life work products from registrants for discussion and feedback from the presenters during the workshop.   Learning Objectives: Refine written products for their grants. Review examples of grant materials with a more critical eye to support the narrative, letters of support, budgets, and other materials.   Register for upcoming sessions: Lunch & Learn Workshop Series #1: Planning for Successful Grant Writing Lunch & Learn Workshop Series #2: Writing a Winning Proposal Narrative   Presented by: Drew Reynolds, PhD, MSW, MEd Drew Reynolds, PhD, MSW, MEd is Principal Consultant at Common Good Data, where he provides data and program evaluation services to nonprofits and the public sector. In his consulting work, he advises organizations in how to use data-driven decision-making to design and evaluate effective programs, secure funding, and improve community wellbeing. While he serves organizations across many sectors, Drew – a social worker - has developed an expertise in providing data and program evaluation services for organizations in prevention, mental health, human services, and education. Drew also advises organizations on how to improve data and evaluation activities through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens that attends to the culturally, linguistically, and racially diverse contexts in which many organizations serve. Keri-Lyn Coleman Keri-Lyn Coleman is a former White House Drug Policy Advisor and National Substance Misuse Expert. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of prevention and behavioral health promotion. Over the past two decades, Keri-Lyn has provided valuable evaluation, strategic planning, and fundraising assistance to non-profit organizations, coalitions, state agencies, and communities throughout the United States. She has assisted agencies in securing over $55 million in grant funds.   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] before the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.
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Date: June 10-13, 2024 Format: Virtual Conference   Time(s):  See the conference website Cost: See the conference website   ABOUT THE CONFERENCE The New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, commonly called Summer School, is an intensive 4-day learning experience to further knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance use disorder services. For over 55 years, participants from many disciplines have come together to form a unique, diverse learning community. This year will be our second hybrid year, with options to attend the program in person in Worcester or to attend the program virtually! We are delighted to return to Worcester State University for a face-to-face program. Due to the continued strong demand for intensive Summer School programming online, we are happy to also offer a live virtual program. Select from many intensive courses from across the continuum of treatment, prevention, and recovery. Virtual courses will take place live by videoconference, allowing for course group work and interaction. In addition to courses: plenary sessions, community, and more! Options are available to attend the full program, or any number of days. Earn 26 Contact Hours during the week.   Courses are designed for the extensive demands of today's professionals and organizations: Certification, licensing, and re-credentialing; Evidence-based practices; Addressing health disparities and equity issues; Behavioral healthcare and primary care integration; Recovery oriented care across the continuum; Addressing the opioid crisis, stimulants, and other current drug trends; And many other current and emerging topics!   Partial New England State Scholarships are available from most New England states. Application coming soon!   Complete course information, registration, and scholarship information will be posted to this website in March. Click here to sign up for the Email List.   Please contact AdCare New England with any questions at 207-621-2549 or [email protected].
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COURSE DESCRIPTION Join us for an insightful webinar on "Principles for Prevention Professionals Across the Spectrum", formally the continuum of care. In this comprehensive session, participants will explore the fundamental principles that guide effective prevention practices across the entire Spectrum.   PRESENTER Sarah Davis is the associate director for the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center housed within the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center is one of 10 HRSA-designated regional public health training centers. She leads a team that provides high-quality, primarily distance-based training to professionals addressing public health issues throughout PTTC Region VIII. She also supports national workforce development efforts as part of the Public Health Learning Network. Sarah holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management and has spent the past 20 years in the public health field working as a project and team leader, a facilitator and trainer, grant writer and manager. Her background includes program planning and implementation, integrating program and policy initiatives, and working with coalitions. Sarah lives in Denver with her husband, high school daughter, and two dogs.      
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This 1.5-hour webinar will introduce substance misuse prevention professionals to the basics of media literacy. Media literacy education provides the tools necessary to analyze and understand the impact of media on our everyday decision making.  Participants will identify different types of media and practice analyzation strategies and skills. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Define media literacy and explain the importance of being media literate. Analyze several types of media. Teach media literacy basics to middle school and high school aged individuals. CERTIFICATES: Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training. PRESENTER:  Christi Valentini-Lackner, OCPC Christi Valentini-Lackner is the Chief Program Officer for Community Strategies at PreventionFIRST!. She is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC) who has worked in the prevention field for over 20 years. Christi has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Ohio University, is the Vice President  for the Ohio Prevention Professionals Association and serves on the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board’s Education and Training Committee.  In 2016, she received the ADAPAO Advocate of the Year Award. Christi is an Ohio Coaching and Mentoring (OCAM) Network coach and mentor. The Ohio Coaching & Mentoring Network (OCAM) is a statewide initiative providing capacity building and workforce development for prevention professionals. The OCAM Network is a diverse team of experienced and certified Ohio prevention professionals. The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
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How many times have you seen (or given!) a presentation where the audience's eyes glazed over with boredom or exhaustion? How do we communicate ideas that are important to us in a way that's meaningful to our audiences? Can we make complex science and deep data meaningful to non-expert audiences? Interestingly, directorial and editing techniques that have long been used in movies correspond with some of the best practices derived from cognitive research about how we can engage our audiences in the delivery of our ideas. This webinar looks at how we can create highly engaging and impactful presentations in our substance misuse prevention work.      LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Explain how basic narrative techniques apply to the successful design and delivery of presentations Describe how design and composition affect an audience's ability to process our messages Apply the Pixar storytelling framework to presentation content design     CERTIFICATES: Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.      PRESENTER:  Brian Klaas  Brian Klaas is the Assistant Director for Technology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Teaching and Learning. He also has a faculty appointment in the School's R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education. As the architect for online learning technology at the School, he leads a team that designs and delivers custom online courseware to thousands of students around the world each year. He teaches graduate level courses on communications design and data visualization for non-expert audiences as well as applications of generative artificial intelligence in public health. Brian heads the university’s IT Accessibility Training and Education subcommittee and the Hopkins Universal Design for Learning initiative at Johns Hopkins. Brian has presented on techniques for successful online learning delivery and UDL programs at conferences throughout the country, including Educause, OLC, TeachX, UBTech, APHA, TechEd, Syllabus, and CUE.     The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders
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Meetings, do we need them? How do we make them meaningful? In the field of prevention, we often have the responsibility of facilitating meetings. We use meetings to bring community partners together, to coordinate work, to create buy-in, and to facilitate community change, but most of us facilitate meetings without training on how to organize and run effective meetings. How do we get people to the table, and once there get (and keep) them engaged? How can we make the most of our time together and ensure everyone feels their time was honored and well-spent? In this workshop, prevention professionals will learn practical skills to plan and facilitate effective meetings. Note: Space is limited.  Registration will close earlier if the training fills.      LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Articulate the cost and value of meetings Develop an attendance strategy, create a strong agenda, select an effective format, define roles, and manage logistics Prevent uh-ohs in advance and avoid meeting disasters Encourage meaningful participation and collaboration Conduct effective post-meeting follow up and foster ongoing engagement     CERTIFICATES: Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.      PRESENTERS:  Jamie Comstock and Robin Carr  Jamie Comstock and Robin Carr founded Info Inspired in 2014. Both are certified prevention specialists with over 30 years of combined experience in the field. Outside of their work on Info Inspired, Jamie is the Health Promotion Program Manager and Robin is the Substance Use Prevention Coordinator for Bangor Public Health and Community Services in Bangor, Maine.     The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.  
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  COURSE DESCRIPTION Join us for an informative webinar on navigating the complexities of cannabis legalization at the local level. As cannabis laws continue to evolve across the country, prevention professionals and community stakeholders are faced with new challenges and opportunities in addressing youth substance use and promoting public health. In this webinar, we will explore practical strategies and best practices for responding to cannabis legalization at the grassroots level. From community education and policy advocacy to youth prevention programs and enforcement efforts, attendees will gain valuable insights and actionable steps for effectively addressing the impact of cannabis legalization on their communities. Whether you're a prevention professional, community leader, or concerned citizen, this webinar will equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to make informed decisions and take meaningful action in response to cannabis legalization.  PRESENTER Scott M. Gagnon, MPP, PS-C, is a Certified Prevention Specialist, Associate Executive Director of AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc., and Director of SAMHSA’s New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC). Scott is a national presenter and trainer on cannabis policy and prevention, opioid prevention, and prevention workforce development. Scott is a board member of the Maine Recovery Coach Certification Board, previous Co-Chair of the Maine Opiate Collaborative, and previously served on SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council.  Scott previously served on Maine’s Cannabis Advisory Commission, representing public health, and is a current cannabis policy advisor for the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.  Scott was a subject matter advisor for the documentary series, Voices of Hope: The Rugged Road to Recovery, airing on Maine Public television. Scott’s work has been recognized with awards from multiple organizations, including the Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse, Healthy Androscoggin, and the Maine Public Health Association. In 2017, Scott was the recipient of the Patrick J. Kennedy Outstanding Advocate Award from Smart Approaches to Marijuana.
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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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