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Much of our substance abuse prevention work stems from intergenerational trauma and present day trauma. It is important for preventionists to be aware of the impact of trauma on individuals and in community and how it contributes to many public health issues. Knowledge is power and this training will provide the opportunity for participants to develop a greater understanding of how trauma impacts all aspects of life and lends explanation as to why many children and families we strive to help do the things they do and are compelled to repeat patterns of unhealthy behavior. A practical overview of basic brain function and impact of trauma on the brain’s organization, function and structure, and current research in the field of trauma and neuroscience will be provided. Participants will explore the struggles preventionists may encounter and practice recognizing and responding to children and families affected by trauma. Ideas and suggestions, as well as activities and methods to incorporate into the way you work in the community will also be reviewed.
LEVEL: IntermediateTRAINER: Donna Lucero, MA, LPCC, NCCCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 FEE: $130
This online training will provide a comprehensive overview of concepts that are critical in understanding evidence-based substance abuse prevention. A historical review of prevention strategies will highlight the evolution of our rich and diverse profession. Participants will also study substance abuse prevention outcomes as well as the theories and models that are the foundation of prevention. The diverse views of prevention through the lens of various funding agencies, which often impact what will and will not be funded will be explored. As a take away, you will develop your own resource guide that will be a useful and valuable reference moving forward. This is an intense and comprehensive training that will provide a solid foundation of knowledge for evidence-based prevention. 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, MA CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6FEE: $130
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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. LEVEL: AdvancedTRAINER: Ginny Adame, SCPSCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 13.2FEE: $220
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is a law enforcement unit of the Department of Public Safety. Officers have statewide jurisdiction and, in addition to general law enforcement powers, have statutory authority to issue administrative citations to liquor licensees and servers. This unique ability to take administrative action renders SIU the principal unit for enforcement of the Liquor Control Act. SIU is a major contributor in the state’s effort to reduce DWI, alcohol-related crashes and underage drinking. Establishing a solid relationship and working with SIU could elevate your environmental strategy prevention efforts that focus on these same priorities. Participants will become familiar with liquor control laws and penalties, identify ways to build relationships with SIU agents, and demonstrate how to use an IPRA request to get information about citations. This training, led by an SIU agent, will provide the opportunity for preventionists to ask questions, seek advice, and get a comprehensive view of what collaboration between SIU and coalitions could look like for rural and urban communities alike.
LEVEL: IntermediateTRAINER: Agent Dean MarneyCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 FEE: $130
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 being fully 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 open to OSAP providers only. LEVEL: IntermediateTRAINER: Paula Feathers, MACONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6FEE: *$130 for no shows or late cancelations
As humans develop there are physical, mental, and emotional milestones they work to achieve and are nurtured by family, school, community and society in general. Development plays an important role in substance use and misuse. The most effective substance abuse prevention strategies incorporate an understanding that substance use behaviors may be fulfilling otherwise unmet developmental needs (Griffin, K. and Botvin, G., 2011). Understanding human development can help preventionists identify what strategies should be employed to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors at various stages of life. This training will explore the journey of human development including several psychological theories. Foundational explanations as to how development can effect regulation and decision making will also be examined. Participants will review examples of prevention strategies that use these theories to help gain a concrete understanding of how human development shapes effective prevention.
LEVEL: AdvancedTRAINER: Donna Lucero, MA, LPCC, NCCCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 FEE: $130
The skills gained in this training will help participants facilitate discussions, meetings, planning sessions, education sessions, community mobilization activities that require group collaboration, and even in everyday relationships. Prevention at its essence is about facilitating change. Facilitation is not about using force or fear, rather it gets people to think critically and be engaged in processes that create change. Good facilitation requires the mastery of many skills. An effective facilitator must be knowledgeable of processes that engage people, have emotional intelligence, and manage groups when conflict arises. This is a very intense skill-building training that will improve confidence in a safe environment and will provide participants with set of tools for activities, planning, and interventions. Participants will receive an incredible resource book in addition to a manual that serves as useful reference when needed.Special Note: Due to the individual practice this training offers, it is open to only 10 participants. Training schedule: 9:00-5:00. LEVEL: IntermediateTRAINER: Paula Feathers, MACONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 15.6FEE: $260
This training offers the opportunity to learn about Methamphetamine. Participants will review: Meth’s history, different types of Meth, and where it comes from. Time will be spent exploring problems associated with it in communities, signs of a Meth lab, and the risks posed to children, neighbors, law enforcement and first responders. Participants will be able to recognize short and long term health problems associated with Meth use. The training will also discuss prevention strategies that have been used to address Meth. 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 7 hours of online work. Please plan ahead and set aside sufficient time to complete the class.)
LEVEL: BeginningDEVELOPED BY:Paula Feathers, MAFACILITATED BY: Noah Salvatore, Ph.D and Shannon Dee CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 7 Drug SpecificFEE: $130
Public policy initiatives are environmental prevention approaches (strategies) that can play an important role in substance misuse prevention. This training will describe a range of evidence-based and promising state and local prevention policies that could reduce ATOD misuse in our communities. We will increase our understanding of the legislative process, at the state and local level. As prevention specialists, there are many ways we can participate in promoting system level change. We will learn ways to educate our communities and elected officials about these powerful strategies and develop skills for providing expert testimony. A framework for developing a strategy for policy change will be presented, with an emphasis on inviting and strengthening collaboration. The training will also include case studies of coalitions that have been involved in successful local and state policy efforts and provide a list of upcoming state legislative efforts that could impact ATOD misuse.
LEVEL: AdvancedTRAINERS: Shelley Mann-Lev, MPH and Ramona Flores-Lopez, MSCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 FEE: $130