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
Successfully Managing Your OSAP Contract
 Location: Santa Fe
11-05-2019

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: Intermediate
TRAINER: Paula Feathers, MA
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
FEE: *$130 for no shows or late cancelations

Human Development in Substance Abuse Prevention
 Location: Albuquerque
Full
11-20-2019

Note: This training is now full. if you wish to be added to the Waiting List, click the FULL button above and fill out the form. We will let you know if space becomes available.

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: Advanced
TRAINER: Donna Lucero, MA, LPCC, NCC
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
FEE: $130

Elevating Prevention Efforts with Effective Facilitation
 Location: Albuquerque
Full
12-03-2019 - 12-04-2019

Note: This training is now full. if you wish to be added to the Waiting List, click the FULL button above and fill out the form. We will let you know if space becomes available.

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: Intermediate
TRAINER: Paula Feathers, MA
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 15.6
FEE: $260

What Preventionists Need to Know About Methamphetamine
 Location: ONLINE TRAINING
Full
12-09-2019 - 12-17-2019

NOTE: this training is now full. If you want to be on the waiting list click the "FULL" button above and fill out the form. We will let you know if space comes available.
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: Beginning
DEVELOPED BY:Paula Feathers, MA
FACILITATED BY: Noah Salvatore, Ph.D and Shannon Dee  
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 7 Drug Specific
FEE: $130

NOTE: If you are registering for this online training and you already have an account, LOG IN FIRST from the link at the top right of the Home page, then continue with registration. If you do not have an account already, you will create a login username/password when you register for your first online training.

Best Practices in Public Policy to Reduce ATOD Misuse: State and Local Successes, Opportunities and Challenges
 Location: Santa Fe
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12-11-2019

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: Advanced
TRAINERS: Shelley Mann-Lev, MPH and Ramona Flores-Lopez, MS
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
FEE: $130

What Preventionists Need to Know About Opioids
 Location: ONLINE TRAINING
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01-21-2020 - 01-31-2020

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 8+ hours of online work. Please plan ahead and set aside sufficient time to complete the class.)

LEVEL: Beginning
DEVELOPED BY: Paula Feathers, MA
FACILITATED By: Noah Salvatore, Ph.D and Shannon Dee
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 8.4 Drug Specific
FEE: $140

NOTE: If you are registering for this online training and you already have an account, LOG IN FIRST from the link at the top right of the Home page, then continue with registration. If you do not have an account already, you will create a login username/password when you register for your first online training.

 

Advanced Ethics: At the Crossroads Where Ethics and Cultural Differences Meet
 Location: Albuquerque
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01-24-2020

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. Course Requirement: Participants must have taken "Ethics for the Prevention Professional" or can request a Code of Ethics and Self Evaluation Form (both must be completed 3 business days before training or you will be dropped) before they can register for this course. Proof of attendance of Ethics training will be requested for registration.

LEVEL: Intermediate
TRAINER: Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC
ETHICS CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6
FEE: $140

 

Understanding Suicide Prevention
 Location: Santa Fe
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02-05-2020

Substance abuse prevention is about strengthening wellness and increasing protective factors in our people, families, and communities. An important area preventionists can contribute to in their community is suicide prevention, especially given the fact suicide shares risk factors with substance misuse and abuse. In 2017, suicide was the first leading cause of death for people ages 5-17 and was the ninth leading cause of death overall in New Mexico. (NM DOH. New Mexico Substance Use Epidemiology Profile, 2018). This training will explore risk and protective factors associated with suicide as well as warning signs. Two evidence-based and internationally recognized best-practice models will be reviewed: ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) from Living Works, and Paul Quinnett’s 13 Ws. We examine these models in the workshop and everyone is given the opportunity to practice the skills in role-plays to see how they feel and how they work. These models can be utilized by anyone, not just behavior health service providers. By expanding your overall prevention knowledge base, this training may open doors for you to collaborate with other people in your community who you have not worked with before.

LEVEL: Intermediate
TRAINER: JoAnn Sartorius, LISW
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
FEE: $130

LGBTQ 101 for Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists
 Location: Albuquerque
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03-04-2020

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: Intermediate
TRAINER: Adrien Lawyer
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
FEE: $130

Responsible Beverage Service: A Vital Tool to Improve Alcohol-Related Outcomes
 Location: Santa Fe
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03-10-2020

Establishments that sell alcohol play a complex role in prevention. Many times, they are seen as a crucial part of the local economy, yet they can also contribute to problems related to excessive drinking and underage drinking in many communities. How can the prevention community effectively work with alcohol establishments to improve alcohol-related outcomes?  This workshop will help you support local businesses who hold liquor licenses to comply with the law and to partner with prevention to improve community well-being. Participants will learn about best practices in preventing sales and service to intoxicated persons and minors in both on and off premise establishments. Several Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) approaches will be introduced, and we will analyze how they might best fit individual community needs. Participants will develop a draft plan for their communities, including needs assessment, education and training strategies. Resource materials will be provided that can be adapted to support program implementation. .

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

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)
 Location: Albuquerque
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03-17-2020 - 03-20-2020

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: Beginning
TRAINERS: Tiffany Martinez and Jorge Gonzales
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 31.2
FEE: $450

Cultural Considerations When Working With Native Communities in New Mexico
 Location: Santa Fe
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03-31-2020

New Mexico is the ancestral and current homeland of 19 Pueblos, 2 Apache Nations, and the Navajo Nation. Additionally, Albuquerque has one of the highest Native populations in a city in the United States. Though Native people are commonly characterized as one group; such as Native Americans, American Indians, or Indigenous, each Tribe is its own Sovereign nation with its own government structure, cultural practices, language, and land. It is important for those who work with Tribal people to be aware of history, federal policy, Tribal protocols, and current social and political issues. This training will explore all of these areas in an effort to foster productive relationships when doing prevention work in or with Tribal communities.

LEVEL: Intermediate
TRAINER: Tracey Cordero, MBA
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
FEE: $130