The Nexus of Substance Misuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion

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The third of this 3-part series will focus on the nexus between substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion efforts. We recognize that drug and alcohol addiction as well as substance use disorders are commonly associated with underlying or untreated mental health disorders. Anxiety disorders, depression, and other psychiatric disorders frequently coincide with an individual's […]

A Cultural Adaptation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, (SBIRT) for Working with Hispanic and Latinx Communities – Part 1

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This is part 1 of a 2-part webinar series. Culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies are the means to ensure respectful and responsive services that enhance effective outcomes for racial, ethnic, and other underserved communities in behavioral health care. As such, being culturally informed when conducting evidence based (EB) practices such as Screening, Brief Intervention, and […]

Co-Occurring Disorders in the Adolescent Population

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This 90-minute presentation will provide in-depth information surrounding adolescent co-occurring disorders, including the presence and interaction of mental illness and substance use disorders. Attendees will be able to recognize signs of these conditions and behavioral presentation. You will learn about the circular impact that mental health and substance abuse have on each other and treatment […]

What Does NOT Work in Prevention

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Many trainings and resources focus on what research has shown to be effective to prevent substance misuse. We also know through research what is NOT effective in preventing substance misuse and in some cases is harmful. Yet communities across the nation continue to implement these ineffective and sometimes counterproductive strategies. The focus of this webinar […]

Adapting Prevention Interventions to Better Serve Populations Which Are Under-Resourced Part 1: Understanding the Need for Adaptation and Implications for Prevention

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Prevention professionals should ensure that the interventions implemented in their communities are effective for and appropriate to people in need of services. This includes ensuring that populations which are under-served or disadvantaged have access to preventions services tailored and relevant to their needs. Due to various systematic issues, many populations have historically not received such […]

Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning, an Enhanced Prevention Learning Series

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This 7-week distance learning series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore how to develop a sustainability plan. Sustainability planning is an intentional process of looking critically at your current prevention infrastructure, strategic planning process, and strategies to sustain meaningful prevention outcomes beyond current funding. Additional steps in sustainability planning include priority setting, resource […]

Inpatient Care and the Road to Recovery: Retooling Station, Pitstop, or a Wrong Turn?

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Join us on Wednesday, August 10th at 12:00 PM (ET) for our "Inpatient Care and the Road to Recovery: Retooling station, pitstop, or a wrong turn?" webinar event. Decades of health advocacy, policy, and research has crystalized the need for recovery-oriented care, particularly for those with severe mental health disorders.  However, less attention has been paid to role […]

A Cultural Adaptation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, (SBIRT) for Working with Hispanic and Latinx Communities – Part 2

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Culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies are the means to ensure respectful and responsive services that enhance effective outcomes for racial, ethnic, and other underserved communities in behavioral health care. As such, being culturally informed when conducting evidence based (EB) practices such as Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, (SBIRT) can help Hispanic and Latinx […]

Implicit Bias: Understanding the Impact of What We Don’t See

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Research suggests that race and ethnicity are predictors of how services are delivered, and implicit bias is one component that has been identified as influencing the provision of poor care. The elusiveness of unconscious bias underscores provider perception, unwitting use of stigmatic language, and influences assumptions and microaggressions affecting a person's capacity to respond to […]

Cannabis: New Conversations for a Changing Landscape

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During this virtual training we call for preventionists to shift their approach in response to the changing cannabis policy and industry landscape. Cannabis marketing trends have moved far beyond selling a “high” to promoting a lifestyle. In this session, we’ll highlight prevention strategies applicable to a variety of state regulatory frameworks and build confidence and skills […]

Adapting Prevention Interventions to Better Serve Populations Which Are Under-Resourced, Part 2: Strategies and Practices for Adapting Evidence-Based Programs

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Prevention professionals should ensure that the interventions implemented in their communities are effective for and appropriate to people in need of services. This includes ensuring that populations which are under-served or disadvantaged have access to preventions services tailored and relevant to their needs. Due to various systematic issues, many populations have historically not received such […]

Principles of Trauma-Informed Care for Health Care Organizations

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Exposure to traumatic and stressful events can impact the physical and mental health as well as overall well-being of families and providers of primary care. This 1-hour webinar will define and explore the impacts of trauma and ways health care organizations can provide trauma-informed care. Objectives: Summarize foundational overview of traumatic life experiences and outcomes Discuss […]

COVID-19 as a Collective and Individual Trauma

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COVID-19 changed how people access healthcare, how people receive healthcare, and how healthcare professionals deliver care. Regardless of your professional role during COVID-19 or your personal feelings about COVID, the pandemic has been a collective trauma in our history and the residue on health professionals is real. While trauma is often experienced individually, a collective […]

The 5 C’s (not D’s) of Data

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In this 90-minute virtual training, participants will learn skills to present data in a manner that best resonates with their audience. LEARNING OBJECTIVES After this session participants will be able to: ● Choose the most effective chart for their data ● Use color for emphasis and action ● Use data in context for maximum (and […]

Promoting Equity and Inclusion in the Workforce: Examining Bias in Hiring Practices

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Mitigating bias in hiring and promoting practices in the behavioral health field is a priority.  Behavioral health practitioners are required now more than ever to pay closer attention to these challenges in the workplace. Join us for a discussion around increasing awareness, effectively navigating challenges, and moving towards action. Learning Objectives:  Define what professionalism means […]

Family Treatment Court Housing Forum

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National data cite “inadequate housing” as a factor in over 13% of child removals that result in a termination of parental rights (2020 Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System). The term includes unhoused (homeless) families; unsafe housing; as well as housing that lacks enough bedrooms, adequate water and sanitation, power, heat, etc. This forum […]

Girls and Women: Substance Misuse Trends and Prevention Strategies

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Data now show that girls and young women, ages 12 to 20, are drinking more alcohol than their male counterparts. There are some key considerations that prevention specialists should know as they design strategies to curb harmful drinking behaviors among girls, such as the association between underage drinking and mental health conditions including depression and […]

Partnering with Your Neighborhood Pharmacist to Prevent Opioid Use Harms

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This webinar will discuss the different strategies that can be implemented within neighborhood pharmacies, ways in which prevention providers can support their neighborhood pharmacies in implementing prevention efforts and ensuring that services are responsive to community members. Learning Objectives: Describe strategies that can be implemented by neighborhood pharmacies to prevent opioid use harms. Build partnerships […]

The Behavioral Health Continuum Part 1: Understanding the Role of Prevention and Opportunities for Collaboration

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Individual's behavioral health needs exist along a continuum, with differing and overlapping challenges at varying points. Recognizing this, the U.S. Institute of Medicine created the Behavioral Health Continuum of Care Model. This model identifies the numerous types of behavioral health services that exist and illustrates the connections between them. Substance use prevention is a key […]

The Intersection of Prevention and Recovery: Making the Connection

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There is frequent discussion in the field of behavioral health of the existence and problems associated with the siloing of services and its negative impact. This webinar will explore the many connections between prevention and recovery. Participants will explore opportunities for collaboration and mutual support and benefit. By the end of this webinar, participants will […]

Recognizing Racial Stigma and Opportunities for Change

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Stigma around opioid and other substance use create barriers for people to seek prevention and recovery supports. Add layers of race and ethnicity, and you have racial stigma, referring to how people of diverse backgrounds are perceived and unfairly treated. This interactive four-hour workshop will review mitigating factors that influence differential treatment on stigmatized communities. […]

Health Equity Webinar Series: Cocaine Use Disorder Treatment in the Black Community

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This webinar will discuss cocaine use in African American Communities from clinical, justice, and policy lenses. It will identify clinical presentations produced by acute and chronic cocaine use. Strategies for addressing acute intoxication, withdrawal, and stimulant-induced psychosis will be identified. The status of treatments for cocaine use disorder will be highlighted. It will also include […]

A Multigenerational Conversation About LGBTQ Substance Misuse

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What is the LGBTQ Community's connection to substance use, misuse, and substance use disorder? How has it shifted over time? What are the most effective ways to screen, intervene, and support sexual and gender minority people who wish to change the role of substances in their lives? Our expert panel will feature four members of […]

One Pill Can Kill: The Dangers of Fentanyl

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Through the "One Pill Can Kill" campaign the DEA is bringing awareness to the dangers of fentanyl, the threat of fake pills, and resources to keep people safe. Additionally, this webinar will share a best-practice communication strategy for sharing information to the public. The overarching goal is to provide participants with information about the "One […]

Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders: Supporting Kinship Families

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It's Kinship Care Month! NCSACW invites you to a webinar on services and supports for kinship and grand families affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Kinship care promotes stability and a sense of belonging, particularly as children maintain connections with their family and cultural identity. However, kinship and grandfamilies can face unique […]

The Behavioral Health Continuum Part 2: Supporting Integration of Behavioral and Physical Health Services

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Individual's behavioral health needs exist along a continuum, with differing and overlapping challenges at varying points. Recognizing this, the U.S. Institute of Medicine created the Behavioral Health Continuum of Care Model. This model identifies the numerous types of behavioral health services that exist and illustrates the connections between them. Substance use prevention is a key […]

Health Equity Webinar Series: Teen Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Black Community

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The U.S. Bureau of the Census estimates that there are 44 million people of African origin living in the country, comprising 13.4% of the total population. African Americans are overrepresented among drug abusers in the U.S., but they are also more likely to seek treatment for their drug addiction. In 2020, around 7,095 people aged […]

Harnessing the Power of Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders in Pregnancy

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The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the National Network of Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (NNPQC) coordinated by the National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ), and the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) invite you to a webinar on implementing Plans of Safe Care (POSC) to support infants, parents, […]

The Collaboration Continuum: Connecting Across Fields to Prevent Suicide and Substance Misuse

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We all know that collaboration and partnerships are the key to success in prevention efforts, including connections between closely related fields such as suicide and substance misuse prevention. This session will provide an overview of a framework for collaboration, the SPRC Collaboration Continuum, which provides tools and resources for prevention programs to strengthen connections and […]

Cultivating Connections in These Changing Times: Keeping the Fire – Part 1

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Beginning on September 21, 2022, this monthly 3-session series will host a diverse panel of Native Americans to address both personal and collective barriers to living heathier. The panel will explore ways to navigate a linear colonial system, in a good way, while maintaining balance, and share teachings on helping both ourselves and the Native […]