Events

Upcoming Events

Event Title Description Event Date/Time
Facilitating Successful Online Meetings

In this new virtual world, how are your meetings measuring up? This training will review the functionalities of Zoom and how to use its features to help you facilitate successful and engaging online meetings that bring multiple voices into the mix. Participants will learn how to navigate online tools and resources that provide multiple avenues of participation in meetings. These skills will enable you to build rapport and confidence with your online meeting facilitation. This training will support coalition leaders and members to better equip themselves with the skills needed to host online meetings so we can move forward in our work without sacrificing connections.

October 29, 2020
10:00am - 1:00pm
Neurobiology of Addiction - Day 1

Cognitive neuroscience, where psychology meets biology, has enabled us to clarify some of the biological bases for substance use and other addictive disorders. This workshop will examine connections between the brain changes and psychological/emotional/behavioral components of addictive disorders. The progression of these disorders will be discussed along with their increasing resistance to change and the implications for treatment.

THIS IS HAS BEEN SPLIT INTO TWO DAYS - YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS TO RECEIVE CREDITS.

November 9, 2020
4:00 - 7:00am
Neurobiology of Addiction - Day 2

Cognitive neuroscience, where psychology meets biology, has enabled us to clarify some of the biological bases for substance use and other addictive disorders. This workshop will examine connections between the brain changes and psychological/emotional/behavioral components of addictive disorders. The progression of these disorders will be discussed along with their increasing resistance to change and the implications for treatment.

THIS IS HAS BEEN SPLIT INTO TWO DAYS -YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS TO RECEIVE CREDITS.

November 10, 2020
4:00 - 7:00am
Who's Doing What?: The Epidemiology of Adolescent Substance Use

This free webinar will review the epidemiology of adolescent substance. We will discuss the substances most often used by youth, look at trends in youth substance use over time, and discuss the protective role of family and positive social supports.

November 17, 2020
2:00 - 3:00pm
Advocacy Essentials for Prevention Practitioners: Tools for Impacting Substance-Related Policies and Regulations

Join us for this interactive webinar on the importance of advocating for policies and regulations that improve substance misuse outcomes in your communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the difference between advocacy and lobbying, current research on policies and regulations that are often adopted with little public health input, and what tools are available to prevention practitioners to ensure they are providing a voice in the regulatory process. The webinar will conclude with a real-life example of an advocacy campaign that was successful in creating local policy change in a community in Arizona.

November 18, 2020
6:00 - 7:30pm
Reframing Community Engagement

In the face of this pandemic, communities are dealing with many challenges, including how to connect with each other while also keeping the community safe. How can we engage our members, stakeholders, and partners in creative ways that allow them to still feel connected to one another and the work? How can we shift our strategies so that we’re meeting the community where they’re at and continuing to put its needs at the forefront? This training will explore community engagement strategies in both online and offline spaces, from meeting platforms to phone trees and flyering. Moreover, the training will touch upon the types of engagement that are accessible for hard-to-reach communities, such as aging adults with limited technology and people whose first language is not English. Participants will also learn how to further their impact and coalition message by utilizing wide-reaching online spaces like Twitter and LinkedIn.

November 19, 2020
1:00 - 4:00pm
Substance Use Interventions for Adolescents and Transitional Age Youth

In this free webinar, participants will learn an approach to conduct proper screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for young adults (ages 18-25) at risk for substance use disorders. They will then hear about key behavioural and pharmacologic treatments for youth with substance use disorders including motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, contingency management and medications for alcohol and opioid use disorders. The webinar will conclude with a discussion on the essential role of families and communities in supporting young adults with substance use disorder including a description of the community reinforcement and family training (CRAFT) approach.

December 15, 2020
2:00 - 3:00pm
Alcohol Policy 19 Conference

Join us for the Alcohol Policy 19 Conference (AP19) in Arlington, VA April 07-09, 2021 to explore progress in advancing sound alcohol policies at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The Alcohol Policy Conference series convenes researchers, community practitioners, public officials, faith partners, and other concerned citizens primarily from North America. Building on the foundation of that very first conference in 1981, the conference will continue to emphasize the importance of moving from evidence to action in alcohol policy research, development, implementation, enforcement, and evaluation.

April 6 - 8, 2021
All day