Past Events

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Event Title Description Event Date
The Impact of Substance Use on the Developing Adolescent Brain

This free webinar will review developmental neurobiology and the impact of psychoactive substances in general on brain development. We will then discuss the particular impacts of alcohol, THC, and nicotine on the brain and their specific impacts on brain development.

October 27, 2020
10:00 - 11:00am
American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo 2020

Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence

The APHA Annual Meeting and Expo brings together thousands of public health professionals to present, learn, network and find inspiration for the important work they do. Registered attendees will have access to 700+ scientific sessions and events on critical public health topics, many focused on COVID-19 and the APHA 2020 theme, "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Preventing Violence." A critical component of the meeting is the Virtual Public Health Expo. Schedule time to explore the Expo, choose from hundreds of exhibitors to meet and learn about their products, services, new research and public health efforts. This is also the place to connect with representatives from accredited schools and programs of public health.

October 22 - 29, 2020
8:00 - 7:59pm
Closing the Digital Divides and Achieving Digital Equity

The digital divide is a public health crisis now more than ever. In the heightened moment of COVID-19 we see a digital divide gap widening throughout Western Massachusetts. This webinar will discuss how Western Massachusetts communities are addressing the digital divides resulting from digital literacy, internet connectivity, internet infrastructure particularly equipment, and policy. This conversation simultaneously includes urban and rural communities in a collective approach in addressing low income and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities.

October 21, 2020
12:00 - 1:00pm
Completing the Data Puzzle: Filling Assessment Gaps

Part two of a two-part series, this webinar will demonstrate strategies to fill gaps in your needs assessment. A case-study approach will demonstrate covered strategies.

October 21, 2020
10:00 - 11:00am
September 2020 Grantee Coordinators Meeting

In this Coordinators Meeting, participants were provided updates from BSAS and CSPS and an overview of outcomes, successes, and lessons learned from the PFS 2015 Grant. The PowerPoint presentation for the PFS 2015 Overview is available for download below.

To view the meeting recording, click here.

September 11, 2020
10:30am - 12:00pm
Framing Success Stories Part 3: A Strategic Approach to Storytelling - Getting Your Stories Out

In the third and final webinar in this series, the focus was on sending our stories out to do work in the world. Building on all of the things that we have been thinking about so far (and adding just a few more tools to the toolkit), we considered how all the tools of framing come together to foster a sense of efficacy. Participants got a chance to do a little bit of writing, and then the opportunity to give and receive some listening. It ended by committing to concrete ways of supporting one another in amplifying and elevating our stories, equipped with a theory of change about how stories change narratives.

The webinar recording can be viewed here:
Password to view: success

June 5, 2020
1:00 - 3:00pm