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Mental Health 101: What Preventionists Need to Know

Preventionists play a role in creating wellness opportunities to their community. An important part of wellness is the promotion of mental health.  “Mental Health” can seem like a daunting concept to understand. Further, what do we as preventionists need to know about it? This training will provide an overview of important topics including stress, anxiety, and depression. We will explore the biology of stress and some of the unhealthy ways people behave to find peace. We will also delve into common mental health issues and how these relate to substance use and misuse. Resources that can provide more insight into mental health will be shared.  

SESSIONS: Live web-based, Friday, Feb 4 and Monday Feb 7, 2022 (9:00-12:30 each day)

Training Date & Time 02-04-2022 9:00 am
End Date 02-07-2022 12:30 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 01-28-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Intermediate Level

Writing an Exceptional Grant Application

Writing a grant is an intense activity that can bring much needed prevention services to your community. This training is designed to provide people with limited grant writing experience an overview of the process of writing an application. Using a sample Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), crucial information and tasks to write a successful application will be reviewed. You will learn what grant funders look for including writing narrative to meet the evaluation criteria, flagging narrative formatting requirements, incorporating tables to emphasize demographics, and putting a competitive edge on your project narrative, and adhering to proposing allowable activities that can be funded under the legislative act. Project management tips to complete the grant will also be reviewed including assembling a grant project work team, making task assignments, and creating a checklist for the required information, forms, and attachments. 

FACILITATOR: Cheryl A.Townsel, S.M.
SESSIONS: Live web-based, Feb. 10-11, 2022 (9:00-12:00 each day)

Training Date & Time 02-10-2022 9:00 am
End Date 02-11-2022 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 02-03-2022 11:59 pm
Price $170.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Advanced Level

Building a Strong Foundation for Your Coalition

Coalitions are vital to successful prevention efforts. No one organization can implement the comprehensive strategies that need to be in place to produce positive community change. Why should people in your community care about the coalitions work? Why should they be a part of the coalition? In this interactive training, participants will gain an understanding of the concepts for fostering coalitions and networks and learn how to apply these within their coalitions. Coalition fundamentals such as various organizational structures that will allow for shared leadership and shared decision making and roles and responsibilities of coalition members will be reviewed. Recruitment and retention strategies and how they related to community mobilization will be discussed. You will leave this training with clear manageable next steps to strengthen your coalition efforts.

FACILITATORS: Alyssa Myrick and Michelle Rincon
SESSIONS: Live web-based, Feb 15-16, 2022 (9:00am - 12:00 noon each day) 

Training Date & Time 02-15-2022 9:00 am
End Date 02-16-2022 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 02-08-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Intermediate Level

Substance Use Prevention Skills Training (SUPST)

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). 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. To successfully complete this course participants must complete online work before the afternoon session. If online work is not completed CEHs cannot be issued. Plan on spending 4 full days on this training (8:00-5:00)

FACILITATOR: Tracey Cordero, MBA
HYBRID SCHEDULE: Feb. 28, Mar. 1, 2, 3, 2022. (Online work in mornings; Live web-based sessions 1:00-5:00pm each day).

Training Date & Time 02-28-2022 8:00 am
End Date 03-03-2022 5:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 02-21-2022 11:59 pm
Price $450.00
Categories HYBRID (Live web-based PLUS Online work), Beginning Level

E-Cigs: What Preventionist Need to Know

Electronic cigarette (also known as e-cig, JUUL, vape pen, and vaporizer) use rates are rapidly rising. They are one of the most used substances by both middle school and high school students. What makes them so appealing to adults and youth? This training will explore what e-cigs are, how they compare to commercial combustible cigarettes, and how they affect the body. Participants will examine use data, populations heavily burdened by e-cigs, and recent changes to laws. The training will also review best practices in prevention to reduce e-cig use.

HYBRID SCHEDULE: March 9 (online) March 10 (online until 11:00am and Live web-based session from 1:00-4:00pm)

Training Date & Time 03-09-2022 9:00 am
End Date 03-10-2022 4:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 03-02-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories HYBRID (Live web-based PLUS Online work), Beginning Level

Strategic Social Media: Reaching Your Target Audience

Social media can be one of prevention’s most impactful tools if it is done the right way. Like all evidence-based prevention strategies, there are crucial components necessary to deliver an effective social media campaign. This training will guide participants through a framework for a researched and well-planned social media campaign. Time will be spent on the importance of identifying your target audience as well as finding ways to reach them and speak effectively to connect with the audiences and promote engagement. 

SESSIONS: Live web-based, Mar 15-16, 2022 (9:00am - 12:00pm each day) 

Training Date & Time 03-15-2022 9:00 am
End Date 03-16-2022 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 03-08-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Advanced Level

Exploring Prevention Ethics in Your Organization’s Services

Incorporating a code of ethics into the way an organization operates requires commitment and intentional work. As preventionists, we have a specific code of ethics that outlines our responsibilities to the public, to service recipients, and to colleagues within and outside of the prevention field. Further, if we are a Certified Prevention Specialist, or are pursuing certification, we are required to behave in alignment with this code of ethics. This training will provide participants the opportunity to explore how the prevention code of ethics is, or is not, supported within their organization. Then, practical ways to strengthen and/or support the prevention code of ethics will be identified. This training is ideal for leaders, managers, coordinators, and experienced preventionists who actively work to improve the effectiveness of prevention services within their organization. Note: This is an advanced training. Participants are required to have taken Ethics for Prevention Professional (or similar introductory prevention ethics training). Prerequisite training will be verified for each participant. 

LOCATION: Self-paced Online Training, open from March 21-29.

Training Date & Time 03-21-2022 9:00 am
End Date 03-29-2022 11:55 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 03-14-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories ONLINE, Advanced Level

Social Host Ordinance: Developing a Plan to Enact and Enforce in Your Community

Social Host ordinances are an environmental prevention strategy that have the potential to reduce some of the harmful consequences alcohol can have on our communities. Like most environmental strategies, planning prevention’s role in the strategy requires careful consideration and partnerships. This training will provide a step-by-step plan to pass a Social Host Ordinance in your city or county. The plan will include determining community readiness; educating stakeholders; engaging community leaders; presenting to the city or county commission; collecting ongoing data; and, informing the community of results. 

SESSIONS: Live web-based, Mar 29-30, 2022 (9:00am - 12:00pm each day) 

Training Date & Time 03-29-2022 9:00 am
End Date 03-30-2022 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 03-22-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Beginning Level
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