Events

Upcoming Events

Through proper planning and applying the principles outlined in this Communications Planning Toolkit created especially for BSAS substance misuse prevention programs, your coalition can rise above the noise and be heard. More importantly, effective communications can  activate a community and enable them to realize the goals and priorities that are part of every coalitions  strategic plan. You are invited to a webinar on Strengthening and Supporting your Strategic Plan with Effective Communications, taking place, May 31, 2:00 – 3:30, presented by Kim Netter (bio below), MPH, the primary architect of the BSAS communications planning toolkit.

In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the updated toolkit and gain a better understanding of how to:

  • Utilize a Strategic Communication Planning Process through a five step approach
  • Collaborate effectively with community partners on communications efforts
  • Utilize their logic models to determine which prevention strategies can be strengthened through communications
  • Identify and understand your objects and agents of change within your audience
  • Develop effective messages for behavior change
  • Determine best ways to implement your communication strategies
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your communication strategies

Presenter bio: Kim Netter, MPH, Strategic Planning and Marketing Consultant. Kim Netter has over 20 years’ experience in public health strategy development and implementation. She has worked on projects and programs that focus on the populations that have been historically oppressed in the areas of substance use disorder, early childhood development, mental health, and violence prevention. Kim has a passion for doing strategic planning that is driven by equity and inclusiveness and needs assessments that include the voices and desires of all community members. She has over 40 years’ experience in marketing and communications and currently serves on the Watertown Board of Health.

Through proper planning and applying the principles outlined in this Communications Planning Toolkit created especially for BSAS substance misuse prevention programs, your coalition can rise above the noise and be heard. More importantly...
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The New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, commonly called Summer School, is an intensive 4-day learning experience to further knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance use disorder services. For over 55 years, participants from many disciplines have come together to form a unique, diverse learning community.
This year will be our second hybrid year, with options to attend the program in person in Worcester or to attend the program virtually!

We are delighted to return to Worcester State University for a face-to-face program.

Due to the continued strong demand for intensive Summer School programming online, we are happy to also offer a live virtual program.

  • Select from many intensive courses from across the continuum of treatment, prevention, and recovery.
  • Virtual courses will take place live by videoconference, allowing for course group work and interaction.
  • In addition to courses: plenary sessions, community, and more!
  • Options are available to attend the full program, or any number of days.
  • Earn 26 Contact Hours during the week.

 

Courses are designed for the extensive demands of today's professionals and organizations:

  • Certification, licensing, and re-credentialing;
  • Evidence-based practices;
  • Addressing health disparities and equity issues;
  • Behavioral healthcare and primary care integration;
  • Recovery oriented care across the continuum;
  • Addressing the opioid crisis, stimulants, and other current drug trends;
  • And many other current and emerging topics!

 

Partial New England State Scholarships are available from most New England states. Application coming soon!

 

Complete course information, registration, and scholarship information will be posted to this website in March. Click here to sign up for the Email List.

 

Please contact AdCare New England with any questions at 207-621-2549 or neias@neias.org.

The New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, commonly called Summer School, is an intensive 4-day learning experience to further knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance use disorder services. For over 55...
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VIRTUAL: Advancing Harm Reduction Approaches

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites the recovery community to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network.

Participants will be introduced to the principles of harm reduction and given the basic skills to help individuals understand the spectrum of positive and negative effects of drugs, process addictions and compulsive behaviors and their impact. Skills and techniques will be practiced through role-play, examples, and peer feedback including attainable goal progression, treatment readiness, motivational change, and maintenance of behavior change. A special section will concentrate on Medicated Assisted Treatment as a pathway of recovery.

Faces & Voices of Recovery invites the recovery community to a FREE virtual training sponsored by the Opioid Response Network. Participants will be introduced to the principles of harm reduction and given the basic skills to help...
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VIRTUAL: Project Management Skills for Substance Misuse Prevention Professionals

We have all heard it before: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail! However, in today’s busy world, it is challenging to create and execute a plan flawlessly; things can and will go wrong. This means that it is exceedingly important to have an effective project management plan and process in place. A prevention organization’s project management process helps your team define roles and responsibilities and ensures no one gets burned out from taking on too many tasks. It is also easy to lose sight of how much money has been spent when we are busy spinning our wheels. A sound project management process will keep track of all expenses, making sure you know where the money is going. During this 3-hour training, tips for effective project management will be shared to provide you with the knowledge and a step-by-step guide to move your projects from start to finish.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Define what project management is and why it is important to prevention organizations.
  • Describe the 5 phases of the project management life cycle.
  • Explain what makes a project successful and what can lead to project failures.

 

CERTIFICATES

Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.

We have all heard it before: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail! However, in today’s busy world, it is challenging to create and execute a plan flawlessly; things can and will go wrong. This means that it is exceedingly important to have...
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VIRTUAL WEBINAR: Strengthen & Support Your Strategic Plan with Effective Communications

Through proper planning and applying the principles outlined in this Communications Planning Toolkit created especially for BSAS substance misuse prevention programs, your coalition can rise above the noise and be heard. More importantly, effective communications can  activate a community and enable them to realize the goals and priorities that are part of every coalitions  strategic plan. You are invited to a webinar on Strengthening and Supporting your Strategic Plan with Effective Communications, taking place, May 31, 2:00 – 3:30, presented by Kim Netter (bio below), MPH, the primary architect of the BSAS communications planning toolkit.

In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the updated toolkit and gain a better understanding of how to:

  • Utilize a Strategic Communication Planning Process through a five step approach
  • Collaborate effectively with community partners on communications efforts
  • Utilize their logic models to determine which prevention strategies can be strengthened through communications
  • Identify and understand your objects and agents of change within your audience
  • Develop effective messages for behavior change
  • Determine best ways to implement your communication strategies
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of your communication strategies

Presenter bio: Kim Netter, MPH, Strategic Planning and Marketing Consultant. Kim Netter has over 20 years’ experience in public health strategy development and implementation. She has worked on projects and programs that focus on the populations that have been historically oppressed in the areas of substance use disorder, early childhood development, mental health, and violence prevention. Kim has a passion for doing strategic planning that is driven by equity and inclusiveness and needs assessments that include the voices and desires of all community members. She has over 40 years’ experience in marketing and communications and currently serves on the Watertown Board of Health.

Through proper planning and applying the principles outlined in this Communications Planning Toolkit created especially for BSAS substance misuse prevention programs, your coalition can rise above the noise and be heard. More importantly...
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VIRTUAL: Introduction to Transgender & Gender Expansive Communities

Introduction to Transgender & Gender Expansive Communities” provides foundational knowledge and context of transgender and gender expansive identities and experiences. With presentation of information and vocabulary, collaborative discussions, and actionable skill building, attendees will gain basal understanding of gender diversity and transgender experiences.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Learners will apply understanding of lived inequities related to public health, substance use, and wellness that transgender and gender diverse people face in their practice in order to better serve Trans & Gender Expansive communities.
  • Learners will use their knowledge of appropriate and compassionate to better communicate with transgender and gender expansive communities.
  • Learners will utilize their skills when sharing or asking for pronouns.
  • Learners will dispel common myths and misconceptions about transgender experience when serving these communities.
Introduction to Transgender & Gender Expansive Communities” provides foundational knowledge and context of transgender and gender expansive identities and experiences. With presentation of information and vocabulary, collaborative...
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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: 55th New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies

The New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, commonly called Summer School, is an intensive 4-day learning experience to further knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance use disorder services. For over 55 years, participants from many disciplines have come together to form a unique, diverse learning community.
This year will be our second hybrid year, with options to attend the program in person in Worcester or to attend the program virtually!

We are delighted to return to Worcester State University for a face-to-face program.

Due to the continued strong demand for intensive Summer School programming online, we are happy to also offer a live virtual program.

  • Select from many intensive courses from across the continuum of treatment, prevention, and recovery.
  • Virtual courses will take place live by videoconference, allowing for course group work and interaction.
  • In addition to courses: plenary sessions, community, and more!
  • Options are available to attend the full program, or any number of days.
  • Earn 26 Contact Hours during the week.

 

Courses are designed for the extensive demands of today's professionals and organizations:

  • Certification, licensing, and re-credentialing;
  • Evidence-based practices;
  • Addressing health disparities and equity issues;
  • Behavioral healthcare and primary care integration;
  • Recovery oriented care across the continuum;
  • Addressing the opioid crisis, stimulants, and other current drug trends;
  • And many other current and emerging topics!

 

Partial New England State Scholarships are available from most New England states. Application coming soon!

 

Complete course information, registration, and scholarship information will be posted to this website in March. Click here to sign up for the Email List.

 

Please contact AdCare New England with any questions at 207-621-2549 or neias@neias.org.

The New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, commonly called Summer School, is an intensive 4-day learning experience to further knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance use disorder services. For over 55...
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VIRTUAL: Identifying and Addressing Youth Substance Use with the CRAFFT

Looking for a more proactive and supportive way to talk about substance use with your youth participants?

Join us for an interactive virtual training focused on identifying and addressing substance use among youth, ages 12+. This training will introduce participants to the practice of SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, an evidence-based approach.

SBIRT allows providers to quickly identify individuals with unhealthy substance use and initiate productive conversations focused on harm reduction. In this training, you’ll learn each step of the SBIRT process, become familiar with the CRAFFT+N screening tool, and practice skills and strategies to discuss substance use with youth.

This training will be interactive, with time to observe, practice, and debrief concepts through varied learning activities. Because we will be using breakout rooms, we hope participants will be open to actively participating from an individual computer with audio and video capability.

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the intent of each component in the SBIRT process
  • Demonstrate utilization of the CRAFFT+N to screen youth for substance use
  • Apply a brief intervention method outlined in the training to a conversation about substance use
  • Give an example of a substance use resource available in Massachusetts for youth and young adults who may need further assessment or an external referral

Target Audience: Youth serving providers, including clinical and non-clinical providers. This training was designed to meet the substance use screening requirement for Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative providers, but all youth-serving medical and behavioral health providers are welcome!

 

Can’t attend this session? We are offering additional dates below to better suit your schedule:

Looking for a more proactive and supportive way to talk about substance use with your youth participants? Join us for an interactive virtual training focused on identifying and addressing substance use among youth, ages 12+. This training...
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VIRTUAL: Media Literacy 101 for Substance Misuse Prevention Practicioners

This 1.5-hour webinar will introduce substance misuse prevention professionals to the basics of media literacy. Media literacy education provides the tools necessary to analyze and understand the impact of media on our everyday decision making.  Participants will identify different types of media and practice analyzation strategies and skills.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Define media literacy and explain the importance of being media literate.
  • Analyze several types of media.
  • Teach media literacy basics to middle school and high school aged individuals.

CERTIFICATES:

Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.

This 1.5-hour webinar will introduce substance misuse prevention professionals to the basics of media literacy. Media literacy education provides the tools necessary to analyze and understand the impact of media on our everyday decision...
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Be Your Own Spielberg: Using Storytelling Techniques to Create Highly Engaging and Impactful Presentations

How many times have you seen (or given!) a presentation where the audience's eyes glazed over with boredom or exhaustion? How do we communicate ideas that are important to us in a way that's meaningful to our audiences? Can we make complex science and deep data meaningful to non-expert audiences? Interestingly, directorial and editing techniques that have long been used in movies correspond with some of the best practices derived from cognitive research about how we can engage our audiences in the delivery of our ideas. This webinar looks at how we can create highly engaging and impactful presentations in our substance misuse prevention work. 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Explain how basic narrative techniques apply to the successful design and delivery of presentations
  • Describe how design and composition affect an audience's ability to process our messages
  • Apply the Pixar storytelling framework to presentation content design

 

CERTIFICATES:

Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training. 

 

PRESENTER: 

Photo: Brian Klass

Brian Klaas 

Brian Klaas is the Assistant Director for Technology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Teaching and Learning. He also has a faculty appointment in the School's R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education. As the architect for online learning technology at the School, he leads a team that designs and delivers custom online courseware to thousands of students around the world each year. He teaches graduate level courses on communications design and data visualization for non-expert audiences as well as applications of generative artificial intelligence in public health. Brian heads the university’s IT Accessibility Training and Education subcommittee and the Hopkins Universal Design for Learning initiative at Johns Hopkins. Brian has presented on techniques for successful online learning delivery and UDL programs at conferences throughout the country, including Educause, OLC, TeachX, UBTech, APHA, TechEd, Syllabus, and CUE.

 

The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders

How many times have you seen (or given!) a presentation where the audience's eyes glazed over with boredom or exhaustion? How do we communicate ideas that are important to us in a way that's meaningful to our audiences? Can we make complex...
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