Opioids have steadily been gaining national attention because of the havoc prescribed pain killing opioids have had on people and communities. Opioids have long been a part of our society and we have had misuse and abuse epidemics before. This online training will provide a comprehensive overview of opioids including; historical timeline, ways it is administered, different forms of the drug, how they physiologically impact the body, and a brief review of prevention strategies that have been used to decrease use. This training will prepare preventionists to answer questions, provide information, and have a PowerPoint with useful information that can be used when needed in your community.Participants go at their own pace to complete 6+ hours of online work. Please plan ahead and set aside sufficient time to complete the class.)
LEVEL: BeginningDEVELOPED AND FACILITATED BY: Paula Feathers, MACONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 Drug SpecificFEE: $140
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How can you work more effectively with law enforcement? We need close collaborations with law enforcement partners to meet our shared goals of reducing problem substance use and improving the health and safety of our communities. In fact, many evidence-based prevention strategies require the active participation of law enforcement including: increasing the perception of risk of arrest, increasing the enforcement of related laws, monitoring hot spots for alcohol and illicit drug use, ensuring officers have Narcan for potential overdoses, and providing supportive diversion programs for drug violations. This workshop will help participants develop closer relationships with law enforcement partners by increasing your understanding of law enforcement organizational structure and culture and sharing ways to strengthen these relationships. Participants will also learn about evidence-based alcohol and opioid overdose prevention strategies involving law enforcement and explore opportunities for sharing data. The workshop will include a guest law enforcement officer who will speak from the law enforcement perspective about these issues.
LEVEL: IntermediateTRAINER: Shelley Mann-Lev, MPH, SCPSCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 FEE: $130
As communities nurture wellness through coalitions and other community based interventions, it is crucial we are aware of communication that can stop progress in its tracks. Solving community problems requires diverse perspectives and the ability to create space for such sharing. This training will examine communication from a culturally sensitive lens. Micro-aggressions will be examined in this safe learning environment. Racial micro-aggressions “are brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults towards people of color.” (Taking Action Against Racism in the Media, 2014) The impact of this important concept will be discussed as well as tools for effective communication that foster and honor diversity. This is an important training for anyone who works in a diverse community that would like to be more inclusive in their prevention services.
LEVEL: IntermediateTRAINER: Tonya CovingtonCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 FEE: $130
Please note: the dates for this training have been changed. April 9 & 10 are the new dates.
The CPS Test Prep Course has been revamped! This training is now open only to people who have met criteria to apply for their Certified Prevention Specialist Credential and will be testing within the next 6 months. Becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist requires you know the entire breadth of prevention, even things that are not in your scope of work. This training will review the six domains you will be tested on: Planning/Evaluation; Prevention Education/Service Delivery; Communication; Community Organization; Public Policy and Environmental Change; and Professional Growth/Responsibility. Because this is test preparation, you must come to this training with a working knowledge of each of these areas. Participants will also explore sample test questions and discuss test taking strategies. Prerequisites: Participants must have taken the Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (within the past 5 years) and Prevention Ethics. Readings will also be assigned before the training LEVEL: AdvancedTRAINER: Ginny Adame, SCPSCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 13.2FEE: $200
This training is one of the most important a Preventionist can take. This “boot camp” uses an interactive format to introduce the history of prevention and examines theories put into practice in our profession. Participants will also take an in depth look at the Strategic Prevention Framework and the activities that fall under each component (assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, evaluation, cultural competence and sustainability) of the framework. You will be provided with a manual that will serve as an excellent reference source for years to come. This training has been updated with a lot of new information and will be useful to both the novice and experienced preventionist. Note: Training goes from 9:00-5:00 each day.
LEVEL: BeginningTRAINER: Tiffany Martinez and Jorge GonzalesCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 31.2FEE: $450
Can stimulants make you lose weight? Have more energy? Be more productive? Make you smarter? Although amphetamines are commonly associated with criminal behavior a la Breaking Bad, these drugs have been used and abused by soldiers, college students, executives, even doctors. In this workshop participants will learn about the history of amphetamines (including methamphetamines) and the role they play in our culture today. The psychological and physiological factors of addiction to stimulants will be explored. Other stimulants such as cocaine, Adderall, Ritalin, and Provigil will also be reviewed.
LEVEL: BeginningTRAINER: Brian SernaCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 Drug Specific FEE: $130
Did you eagerly sign up to do substance abuse prevention work in your community and now find yourself not only doing prevention work, but also responsible for many fiscal aspects of the grant as well? Does developing budgets, documenting billing costs, working with accounting ledgers for invoicing have you questioning your ability and sanity? This online training is for people well versed in substance abuse prevention, but new to fiscal management and will review essential terms and will allow you to practice with tools you could incorporate into your business practices. This training will expand your financial skill set, making you a well-rounded preventionist. Note: This training is geared to meet the needs of OSAP providers and will reference OSAP specific fiscal responsibilities. It is open to everyone, but please weigh this before you register. Participants go at their own pace to complete 6+ hours of online work. Please plan ahead and set aside sufficient time to complete the class.)
LEVEL:AdvancedDEVELOPED BY Paula Feathers FACILITATED BY: Natalie Salvatore PhD and Shannon DeeCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6FEE: $130
Note: This training is only open to OSAP providers. The Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP) receives money to fund communities from both federal and state governments. Both of these funding sources have requirements that OSAP must adhere to in order to stay in compliance and maintain funding for the entire state of New Mexico. These requirements trickle down to each OSAP provider into contracts and Scopes of Work (SOW). With decreases in funding availability, it is crucial to manage your OSAP contract and ensure your SOW is fully being met. This training will assist in successfully managing an OSAP contract using proven Project Management tools and techniques. Participants will review tips and practices for: the management plan; budgeting; midyear and final reports; how to work with OSAP when a strategy isn’t working and suggesting a change in SOW; and developing an archiving process for the repository of project’s institutional documents. Note: This training is only open to OSAP providers. LEVEL: IntermediateTRAINER: Paula Feathers, MACONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6FEE: *$130 for no shows or late cancelations
Mindfulness is a practice used by many cultures around the world for centuries. Generally mindfulness is achieved by focusing awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations (google dictionary). Why would this be important for a preventionist to be aware of? Mindfulness has been associated with increased abilities to self-regulate, cope with stress, manage difficult feelings, as well as many other benefits. Many evidence-based strategies strive to teach these skills to participants as they have been proven to be effective protective factors. This training will provide an overview of what Mindfulness practice is and how it is applicable to various prevention settings. Participants will engage in hands on experiences and learn core mindfulness skills including increasing their observation abilities and practicing non-judgementalness. Participants will learn activities and exercises they can share with others.
LEVEL: IntermediateTRAINER: Maria BrockCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 FEE: $130