The consequences of tobacco use have devastated our families and communities for over a century. Like all drugs, tobacco has evolved in form and in how it is administered. While prevention efforts to reduce cigarette use have been very successful, the tobacco industry has found new ways to get customers hooked. The data is showing that cigarette use has significantly decreased among our youth, but e-cigarette use is steadily increasing. Furthermore, hookahs are appealing to larger audiences. The perception most have toward these forms of smoking is that they are without risk in the case of hookahs, and of considerably reduced risk for e-cigarettes. This workshop will provide a general overview of tobacco and its history, examine the physiological effects of tobacco products, review the many forms of tobacco consumption, and explore current health data and usage trends including the chemicals in second hand smoke and second hand vapor for the new forms of administration. Participants will leave with a comprehensive understanding of emerging tobacco products.
LEVEL: BeginningTRAINER: Laurel McCloskey, MPHCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 Drug Specific FEE: $130
When you’re doing prevention work and interacting with the community, you see and feel you are making a difference. Evaluation gives us the opportunity to document and show the value of our prevention programs to ourselves and others. It also helps us see areas we can improve in for maximum impact. This training will provide participants with an overview of evaluation key concepts and evaluation approaches. We will walk through components of multi-level evaluation plans including assessment, theory of change, developing evaluation questions, identifying data sources, methodology, and analysis. Participants will engage in activities to give them a better understanding of the components of evaluation, roles of an evaluator and how to incorporate evaluation into every level of programming. By the end of the workshop participants will be able to describe why evaluation is critical to prevention and public health.
LEVEL: IntermediateTRAINER: Shannon Morrison, PhDCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 FEE: $130
This course explores the impact of cultural diversity on the prevention code of ethics and prevention program delivery. Through didactic and experiential exercises students will examine their own cultural identity and assumptions as well as learning how to work effectively with persons of different racial backgrounds, cultural traditions, gender identities and sexual orientations. Concepts such as privilege, micro-aggressions, and intersectionality will be addressed and explored with safety and humor. The Prevention Code of Ethics will be used as a discussion point to examine how cultural awareness and ethics meet. Note: Course Requirement: Participants must have taken Prevention Ethics before they can register for this course. Proof of attendance at Prevention Ethics may be requested for registration.
LEVEL: IntermediateTRAINER: Brian Serna, LPCC, LADACETHICS CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6 FEE: $140
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people face special barriers to accessing behavioral health services, including prevention and treatment. At the same time, this is a group of people who are at a disproportionate risk for substance misuse and abuse. Data has shown us that LGBTQ folks are more likely to experience depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation - and to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. This workshop will give you a chance to familiarize yourself with language, data and etiquette pertaining to this population, and to increase your confidence in working with LGBTQ people in your community. This training will focus on building your capacity to be welcoming and inclusive to people who are in great need of compassionate and effective prevention services.
LEVEL: IntermediateTRAINER: Adrien LawyerCONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 FEE: $130
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
Do you have a coalition and your members are dwindling? Do your meetings feel like one long report out? Are you having difficulty keeping people engaged in the coalition? If you are facing these common challenges this training can help you find solutions. This training will explore how to create buy in and develop and maintain “meaningful" roles for your members. Using the Strategic Prevention Framework as a guide, the role coalitions can play in assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation will be reviewed and practice activities will be shared. You'll leave this training with practice activities you can incorporate into your meetings to really make your prevention efforts community informed and driven.
LEVEL: IntermediateTRAINERS: Susan Wilger & Marisol Diaz, M.A.CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 FEE: $130
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