New Mexico ATODA Prevention Workforce Training System

Training Registration

IMPORTANT NOTES: The trainings below are open to everyone, and are free for Core Team members of OSAP providers. These Core Team members are identified by programs and their names are provided to OSAP. Click here to >>

If you are not a designated OSAP Core Team member, we are pleased to provide you with this training opportunity: there is a per-workshop fee, as indicated in each workshop description.

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Event Registration

Below is a list of all events that are currently open for registration. Click on the event name to proceed.
Event Date
Creating School Substance Use Policy That Helps Students Grow
 Location: Santa Fe
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08-01-2018

Schools are where most youth spend a majority of their time and play a major role in shaping their future. What type of environment around substance use is being supported by policy? Are these school policies contributing to wellness and helping students live better lives and achieve their fullest potential? This workshop will provide an overview of school Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug policies, including the history of these policies and evidence related to their impact.  Special attention will be given to approaches to progressive and supportive discipline, especially in light of research on disparities in school discipline and the long-term effects. Participants will learn the 6 Cs of school policy: 1) Commitment from administrators; 2) Comprehensive policy development; 3) Communication; 4) Compliance and enforcement; 5) Cessation, education and treatment; and 6) Cultural competence in policy development and implementation. Relevant laws will be reviewed to clarify district compliance concerns and the role of law enforcement in school-based incidents, with an understanding of the potential impacts of law enforcement involvement with juveniles.  Participants  are encouraged to bring a copy of policies of a local school district that they are working with. The training will include practice in policy development/updates and the development of a progressive, supportive discipline plan.  Participants will also understand how districts set board policy and other strategies to impact implementation. 

LEVEL: Advanced
TRAINERS: Shelley Mann-Lev, MPH, SCPS
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
FEE: $130

Successfully Managing Your OSAP Contract
 Location: Albuquerque
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08-08-2018

Note: This training is only open to OSAP providers.
The 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. Participants will review tips and practices for: the management plan;  budgeting; midyear and final reports; identification of strategies that require the need for more guidance or resources/support; 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.  
                                         
LEVEL: Intermediate
TRAINER: Paula Feathers, MA
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
FEE: N/A (as the training is only open to OSAP Providers)

Evolution of Prescription Drugs
 Location: ONLINE TRAINING
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08-27-2018 - 09-06-2018

Prescription drug abuse is one of New Mexico’s biggest substance abuse problems. This online course will provide participants a comprehensive overview of the history of prescription drugs. We will first examine how prescription drugs affect the body to foster addiction in some people. Participants will then explore how drugs became "prescription" in the first place. A thorough review of state and federal responses to the public health problems caused by prescription drugs will be reviewed. Finally, this training will consider prevention strategies to decrease prescription abuse.. (Participants go at their own pace to complete 6+ hours of online work. Please set aside sufficient time during the week to complete the class.)

LEVEL: Beginning
DEVELOPED AND FACILITATED BY: Paula Feathers, MA
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 Drug Specific
FEE: $130

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Neurology of Drug Abuse
 Location: Albuquerque
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09-05-2018

This training is for preventionists who would like to know more about the biological effects of substances. Participants should be familiar with the classes of drugs. Participants will first review the basics of the way the human central nervous system (brain and spinal column) work along with the brain structures responsible for pain, motor control, reward, craving, and decision-making. They’ll then explore what happens when we introduce a variety of “artificial” rewards into these brain structures and systems. The workshop will cover how each class of drug causes its effects, how they become “rewarding,” and what leads to craving and addiction. Some of these drugs can cause brain damage and impact certain functions, so those agents and the problems they can cause will be reviewed. Other areas covered will be the growing research and use of “pharmacotherapies” in treatment, and how certain drugs can cause problems with the developing brain in adolescents and young adults.

LEVEL: Intermediate
TRAINERS: John Steiner, MPH, CPS
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 Drug Specific 
FEE: $130

Prevention Code of Ethics
 Location: Albuquerque
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09-13-2018

This course is designed to acquaint the substance abuse prevention professional with the ethical standards established by the New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals. Participants will be provided with the Prevention Code of Ethics and use this code to demonstrate knowledge of the standards in case studies. Participants will become familiar with a decision making model that can be helpful when facing ethical dilemmas. This session provides the required six hours of ethics training for certification or re-certification. This course is also required before Advanced Ethics training is taken.

LEVEL: Beginning
TRAINER: Ginny Adame, CPS
ETHICS CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6
FEE: $130

 

Certified Preventionist Test Prep
 Location: Santa Fe
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09-25-2018 - 09-26-2018

Becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist demonstrates your commitment to substance abuse prevention. This credential is not easy to earn, it requires knowledge of evidence-based prevention practices, skill of turning this knowledge into relevant action in your community, and the ability to use your skills and knowledge to provide effective prevention services in multiple domains. This training will review the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium's (IC&RC) prevention domains through the exploration of subject areas you need to master to pass the test. These areas include, but are not limited to: a comprehensive overview of prevention theory, frameworks, (think SPF), evidence-based practices/strategies, strategic planning, cultural competence, coalition development, communication strategies,  Institute of Medicine's Continuum of Care, public health approaches to prevention, ATOD-effects of drugs on the brain, and ethical issues in prevention. You will also examine practice test questions so you can get a feel for the test. After completing this course you will be able to determine if you are ready to test or need to spend more time mastering the test material.
 
LEVEL: Intermediate
TRAINER: Concha Montano
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 13.2
FEE: $250