Events

Upcoming Events

Event Title Description Event Date/Time
Operationalizing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Employment: Level 3 (Day 1)

This training is designed for those in the field of substance addiction prevention, treatment and recovery who have already completed basic diversity, equity and inclusion training. This training will provide tools for putting awareness into action. Participants will examine policies and practices that are barriers to and amplifiers of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)in employment and within the culture and structures of organizations.


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Operationalizing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Employment: Level 3 (Day 2)

This training is designed for those in the field of substance addiction prevention, treatment and recovery who have already completed basic diversity, equity and inclusion training. This training will provide tools for putting awareness into action. Participants will examine policies and practices that are barriers to and amplifiers of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)in employment and within the culture and structures of organizations.


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Using Hip-Hop to Understand Substance Use and Promote Wellness with Black Youth

During this workshop we will share multimedia prompts (music, videos, images) that can be used to facilitate discussions with Black youth about the intersection of trauma, race (racism) and substance use. Hip-hop music often incorporates references to substance use in ways that at times seems to promote consumption. We will explore strategies to equip Black youth to engage popular music with a critical ear to increase their ability to make healthy lifestyle decisions regarding substance use.


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Building Racial Equity: Foundations

Building Racial Equity: Foundations is the first and “foundational” training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. This training will introduce participants to concepts, frames, and tools that are essential to a productive racial equity practice. Attending this training is required to participate in subsequent series trainings.


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Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power

Organizing Racial Equity: Shifting Power is the second training of the series. Participants will build on and strengthen racial equity practices for themselves and their organizations and networks. This training will strengthen participants' collective analysis of power while providing useful tools and framework to shift power within groups, institutions and other formations seeking to advance racial justice in this time.


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Schools and Prevention Professionals Working Together to Create Trauma-Responsive Environments

Learn more about the effects of trauma on the body, emotions, and behaviors, as well as how trauma shows up in schools during this 90-minute webinar. School-based prevention specialists and educators or administrators will learn more about how to co-develop trauma-responsiveness compassionate school practices to create healing and resilience-oriented environments for students.


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Coffee Chat: Conversations with Coalitions

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged us to rethink how we do our work.  But the barriers of the past year also created room for innovation, and we found new ways to connect and build relationships across the Zoom-sphere.  This was especially important for coalitions, because they do so much of their work in-person to build trust and relationships.  Join the Community Health Training Institute for an informal coffee chat with coalition members and leaders, who will talk more specifically about their work-life experience during COVID-19, including some challenges, successes, and lessons learned.  This will be a lightly moderated discussion, with time at the end for Q&A with our guest speakers.


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New England PTTC Project ECHO: Prevention in the Era of Commercial Cannabis - Structural Factors Underlying Racial Differences in Adverse Experiences

The landscape of cannabis prevention has changed dramatically as states across the country continue to pass laws decriminalizing or legalizing cannabis possession and establishing commercial markets for cannabis. In New England, all states allow medical use of cannabis while Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont also allow adult use. Substance misuse prevention professionals must be able to adjust their approach to cannabis prevention to adapt to changing public perception of cannabis, respond to changing policies, and be aware of new products and trends in cannabis use and misuse across the lifespan. Through this New England PTTC Project ECHO, we will seek to provide support and education for substance misuse prevention professionals to address the changing landscape of cannabis prevention in their state and communities.  The overall goals of this ECHO are to increase use of evidence-based approaches to cannabis prevention, policy and communication in New England.


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New England PTTC Project ECHO: Prevention in the Era of Commercial Cannabis - State and local cannabis policy – What States/Localities Are Doing and What They Could Be Doing

The landscape of cannabis prevention has changed dramatically as states across the country continue to pass laws decriminalizing or legalizing cannabis possession and establishing commercial markets for cannabis. In New England, all states allow medical use of cannabis while Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont also allow adult use. Substance misuse prevention professionals must be able to adjust their approach to cannabis prevention to adapt to changing public perception of cannabis, respond to changing policies, and be aware of new products and trends in cannabis use and misuse across the lifespan. Through this New England PTTC Project ECHO, we will seek to provide support and education for substance misuse prevention professionals to address the changing landscape of cannabis prevention in their state and communities.  The overall goals of this ECHO are to increase use of evidence-based approaches to cannabis prevention, policy and communication in New England.


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New England PTTC Project ECHO: Prevention in the Era of Commercial Cannabis - Epidemiology: Trends in Cannabis among Youth and Adults

The landscape of cannabis prevention has changed dramatically as states across the country continue to pass laws decriminalizing or legalizing cannabis possession and establishing commercial markets for cannabis. In New England, all states allow medical use of cannabis while Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont also allow adult use. Substance misuse prevention professionals must be able to adjust their approach to cannabis prevention to adapt to changing public perception of cannabis, respond to changing policies, and be aware of new products and trends in cannabis use and misuse across the lifespan. Through this New England PTTC Project ECHO, we will seek to provide support and education for substance misuse prevention professionals to address the changing landscape of cannabis prevention in their state and communities.  The overall goals of this ECHO are to increase use of evidence-based approaches to cannabis prevention, policy and communication in New England.


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Save the Date: Ounce of Prevention 2022 Conference

Save the Date!


NatCon22

NatCon is the largest conference on mental health and substance use care and your destination for next-level learning, peer-to-peer engagement and high-octane entertainment. Join us at the Gaylord National Harbor for NatCon22 from April 11-13, 2022, as we reflect on how far we’ve come as a community and how much further we can go in our field.

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New England PTTC Project ECHO: Prevention in the Era of Commercial Cannabis - Evidence-based Interventions for Youth, Young People and Adults

The landscape of cannabis prevention has changed dramatically as states across the country continue to pass laws decriminalizing or legalizing cannabis possession and establishing commercial markets for cannabis. In New England, all states allow medical use of cannabis while Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont also allow adult use. Substance misuse prevention professionals must be able to adjust their approach to cannabis prevention to adapt to changing public perception of cannabis, respond to changing policies, and be aware of new products and trends in cannabis use and misuse across the lifespan. Through this New England PTTC Project ECHO, we will seek to provide support and education for substance misuse prevention professionals to address the changing landscape of cannabis prevention in their state and communities.  The overall goals of this ECHO are to increase use of evidence-based approaches to cannabis prevention, policy and communication in New England.


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Alcohol Policy 19 Advocate Institute (Day 1)

Held the day before AP19, attendees will have the opportunity to learn strategies for translating alcohol policy research into public health practice in a setting with fellow advocates from across the country. Participants will learn from national experts with a goal to providing a translational emphasis in preparation for the science-focus of Alcohol Policy 19 immediately following the institute.


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Alcohol Policy 19 Conference

The 19th in a series of conferences on preventing and reducing alcohol-related problems using public policy strategies.

​The alcohol policy conferences are a series that, from its outset in 1981, has been a forum for researchers, community practitioners, and public officials to meet and exchange findings, explore evidence-based solutions, and consider adoption of policies aimed at minimizing risks associated with alcohol use. The conferences have been organized by governmental, non-governmental and private organizations over the years. AP19 is coordinated by the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, a national coalition of local and state organizations translating alcohol policy research into public health practice and independent of commercial interests. Conference organizers can be reached by email at apconference@alcoholpolicy.org.

The AP19 Conference is co-chaired by Dr. Timothy S. Naimi, Boston Medical Center and Alicia Sparks, Vice Chair of the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, Abt Associates. The co-chairs are joined on the planning committee by Dr. David Jernigan, Boston University School of Public Health, and Nicole Holt, Chair of the U.S. Alcohol Policy Alliance, Texans For Safe and Drug-Free Youth. 

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Alcohol Policy 19 Advocate Institute (Day 2)

Held the day before AP19, attendees will have the opportunity to learn strategies for translating alcohol policy research into public health practice in a setting with fellow advocates from across the country. Participants will learn from national experts with a goal to providing a translational emphasis in preparation for the science-focus of Alcohol Policy 19 immediately following the institute.


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New England PTTC Project ECHO: Prevention in the Era of Commercial Cannabis - Environmental and Policy Approaches to Cannabis Prevention

The landscape of cannabis prevention has changed dramatically as states across the country continue to pass laws decriminalizing or legalizing cannabis possession and establishing commercial markets for cannabis. In New England, all states allow medical use of cannabis while Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont also allow adult use. Substance misuse prevention professionals must be able to adjust their approach to cannabis prevention to adapt to changing public perception of cannabis, respond to changing policies, and be aware of new products and trends in cannabis use and misuse across the lifespan. Through this New England PTTC Project ECHO, we will seek to provide support and education for substance misuse prevention professionals to address the changing landscape of cannabis prevention in their state and communities.  The overall goals of this ECHO are to increase use of evidence-based approaches to cannabis prevention, policy and communication in New England.


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