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Core Team

Trainings are free for Core Team members of OSAP providers, otherwise there is a per-workshop fee as indicated in the description.

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Cancellations

You must cancel your registration within 5 business days prior to the training to avoid being charged a late cancel fee, equal to the cost of the training. You can cancel on the registration page or by going to "Your Trainings."

Intermediate Level

Managing Your OSAP Contract

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 using proven Project Management tools and techniques. Participants will review tips and practices for: the management plan; budgeting; 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 only to OSAP providers.

FACILITATOR: Paula Feathers, MA
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
HYBRID SCHEDULE: Aug 31-Sept 1 Online work; Sept. 2 Live web-based session (1:00-4:00)

Training Date & Time 08-31-2021 9:00 am
End Date 09-02-2021 4:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 08-24-2021 9:00 am
Price N/A: OSAP programs only
Categories HYBRID (Live web-based PLUS Online work), Intermediate Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Why Everyone Doesn’t Have an Equal Opportunity for Health & Strategies for Equity

A core component of effective substance use prevention is cultural competence. Cultural competence includes awareness of health disparities and making meaningful efforts to create health equity in our community. Health Equity means that everyone has an equal opportunity for health. This workshop will explore the root causes of health inequalities. Using reflective writing, storytelling, and games we will explore environmental, social, and institutional contexts for health, focusing on mental health and substance use. We will cover the strategies for individual and structural approaches for change and practice de-stigmatizing language for more accurate and effective substance use prevention.

FACILITATOR: Alex Ross-Reed
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
LOCATION: Changed from in-person training to Live web-based 

Training Date & Time 09-09-2021 9:00 am
End Date 09-09-2021 4:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 09-01-2021 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Intermediate Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Community Readiness: The Key to Community Change

The Training System is honored to provide this amazing training opportunity! The original developers of the Community Readiness Model (CRM), Barbara Plested, Ph.D., and Pamela Jumper Thurman, Ph.D will provide instruction on what the model is and how to use it in communities. Community readiness is a nine stage multi-dimensional model to facilitate community change and engage community investment. The model was developed 26 years ago (at Colorado State University) in Native communities and has been found to be universally effective at addressing many social issues. This model is community-specific, issue specific and was designed to build cooperation among systems and individuals while incorporating the culture of the community. In a cost effective and resource effective manner, it helps mobilize communities to develop intervention strategies for prevention. Community Readiness is theoretically based and is a respectful, step by step, approach to creating positive and healthy community change. When applied to prevention, or other social issues, community readiness determines and guides the timing for each step of effort aimed at changing community norms, behaviors and attitudes.

FACILITATORS: Barbara Plested, Ph.D. and Pamela Jumper Thurman, Ph.D.
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 7.6
SESSIONS: Live web-based (9:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. each day)

Training Date & Time 09-28-2021 9:00 am
End Date 09-29-2021 12:30 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 09-21-2021 11:59 pm
Price $175.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Intermediate Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

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
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
SESSIONS: Live web-based, Oct 12-13 (9:00am - 12:00 noon each day) 

Training Date & Time 10-12-2021 9:00 am
End Date 10-13-2021 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 10-05-2021 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Intermediate Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Stigma: Its Role in Our Work, Lives and Communities

This training will aim to provide deeper understanding of stigma and the need for multifaceted responses. The training will include an overview of what stigma is and how it effects us and our communities. During the training we will move beyond the theory and definitions to examine how stigma plays a role in our own lives and communities. This will be an interactive training that urges participants to be present (cameras on, interaction and genuine participation) in the process of addressing stigma. .

FACILITATOR: Piper Coalson, MPH
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
SESSIONS: Live web-based, Nov 3-4, (9:00am - 12:00 noon each day) 

Training Date & Time 11-03-2021 9:00 am
End Date 11-04-2021 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 10-27-2021 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Intermediate Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Marijuana: What Preventionists Need to Know

For over 20 years our state’s youth marijuana use has been significantly higher than the United States rate (2021 NM Substance Use Epidemiology Profile). In 2021 New Mexico legalized the recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and over. It is important for preventionists to be familiar with this drug as we consider the impacts increased availability may have and implement prevention strategies for it in our communities. This training will provide a general overview of the cannabis plant and how its chemical components get people high and the difference between hemp and marijuana. How marijuana effects the entire body, consequences for short- and long-term use, and evidence-based and best practice prevention strategies will also be reviewed. A brief summary of the new laws will also be provided for reference.

FACILITATOR: Christina López-Gutiérrez, 
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6 
LOCATION: Self-paced Online Training, open from December 13-21

Training Date & Time 12-13-2021 9:00 am
End Date 12-21-2021 11:55 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 12-06-2021 9:00 am
Price $150.00
Categories ONLINE, Intermediate Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Managing Your OSAP Contract

NOTE: This training has been cancelled due to low enrollment. Any questions please contact us at support@nmpreventionworkforce.org

This training is for the people who implement the OSAP scope of work, not just managers. The OSAP scope of work has many different deliverables due throughout the year. It is crucial to have management tools for your OSAP contract to ensure your SOW is fully being 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 for strategies; how to work with OSAP; and developing an archiving process for the repository of project’s institutional documents. Participants will leave the training with tools they can use to manage any grant or project.

Note: This training is open only to OSAP providers

FACILITATOR: Paula Feathers, MA
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
HYBRID SCHEDULE: Jan 24 (online) Jan 25 (online until 11:00am and Live web-based session from 1:00-4:00)

Training Date & Time 01-24-2022 9:00 am
End Date 01-25-2022 4:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 01-14-2022 11:59 pm
Price N/A: OSAP programs only: No show and late cancellation fee $150
Categories HYBRID (Live web-based PLUS Online work), Intermediate Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

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.  

FACILITATOR: Donna Lucero, MA, LPCC
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 8.4
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

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

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.

FACILITATOR: Alyssa Myrick 
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
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

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Introduction to Evaluation of Prevention Programs

A critical element of effective prevention is evaluation. Evaluation gives us the opportunity to document and show the value of our prevention strategies to ourselves and others. It also helps us see areas we can improve in for maximum impact. Though many grants or funding opportunities require an external evaluator, preventionists need to be confident in their evaluation knowledge and skills so they can use this information in their work. This training will provide participants with an overview of key evaluation concepts (e.g., using a logic model to plan evaluation efforts, outcome and process evaluation, indicators). Participants will also explore how to use evaluation data to monitor and make adjustments to strategies. This is an introductory course and is designed for those new to prevention and evaluation or those who would like to solidify their knowledge of evaluation fundamentals.

FACILITATOR: Shannon Morrison, PhD
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
SESSIONS: Live web-based, April 12-13, 2022 (9:00am - 12:00pm each day) 

Training Date & Time 04-12-2022 9:00 am
End Date 04-13-2022 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 04-05-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Intermediate Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

LGBTQ 101 for Substance Use Prevention Specialists

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 disorders. 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.

FACILITATOR: Adrien Lawyer
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
SESSIONS: Live web-based, April 19-20, 2022 (1:00pm - 4:00pm each day) 

Training Date & Time 04-19-2022 1:00 pm
End Date 04-20-2022 4:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 04-12-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Intermediate Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Mandatory Reporting for Preventionists: Doing Our Part to Keep the Most Vulnerable Safe

Mandatory reporting is everyone’s responsibility in NM but without training the process can be overwhelming. Join us for an interactive trauma-informed training on mandatory reporting. We will learn the signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation, better understand the mandatory reporting law and process, and receive information to make the process more straight-forward. We will also take time to address the emotional aspect of mandatory reporting, identifying our own trauma triggers, working through any ambivalence we have about the process and creating a plan for self-care and support.

FACILITATOR: Antonia P. Montoya, LMSW, CHES
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
SESSIONS: Live web-based, May 11-12, 2022 (9:00am - 12:00pm each day) 

Training Date & Time 05-11-2022 9:00 am
End Date 05-12-2022 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 05-04-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Intermediate Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Developing Strong Relationships with Law Enforcement and Elected Officials

Law enforcement and elected officials can be an asset to a comprehensive prevention approach in your community. For many strategies their participation is required for us to be successful and produce the results we are working toward. Building these partnerships takes time and requires ongoing collaboration, and is also a key benchmark in many of our prevention strategies. This training will use one community’s experience and success as a case study example to identify ways to engage law enforcement and elected officials. We will also explore how prevention programs can be an asset to law enforcement resulting in sustainable prevention efforts.

FACILITATOR: Joana Wells, CPS
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
SESSIONS: Live web-based, May 16-17, 2022 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm each day) 

Training Date & Time 05-16-2022 9:00 am
End Date 05-17-2022 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 05-09-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Intermediate Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Developing Infographics for Prevention

You have data you want and need to share with your community. How can you present it in a way that is meaningful? Infographics are used extensively in the field of Prevention as an effective way to share data and prevention messages with communities and stakeholders. This training will walk through creating an infographic on a prevention topic of your choice, from beginning to end. We will explore: (1) tools for creating infographics; (2) types of messaging approaches in prevention and how they connect with strategies; (3) obtaining and graphically representing data; and (4) creating different types of graphics and diagrams. As part of producing a final product, you will also “pilot test” your finished infographic with at least three people outside of class. This training spans two weeks, and is an instructor-led, self-paced online training. Note: this is more intensive than some online trainings and is expected to take a considerable amount of focus so make sure you set aside dedicated time to working on the training.

FACILITATORS: Noah Salvatore, Ph.D. and Shannon Dee
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 13.2 
LOCATION: Self-paced Online Training, open from May16-27.

Training Date & Time 05-16-2022 9:00 am
End Date 05-27-2022 11:55 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 05-09-2022 11:59 pm
Price $250.00
Categories ONLINE, Intermediate Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

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.

FACILITATOR: Jann Vallo, MPA, CPS
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 6.6
SESSIONS: Live web-based, June 8-9 (9:00-12:00 Zoom each day) 

Training Date & Time 06-08-2022 9:00 am
End Date 06-09-2022 4:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 06-01-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Intermediate Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

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