During the fall and winter of 2020, the Community Prevention Initiative (CPI) hosted three virtual, one-day Regional Trainings. These trainings examined complex topics related to “Trauma-Informed Care: Research to Practice” and provided participants with 1) an analysis of different types of trauma individuals and communities experience, 2) strategies to implement a trauma-informed care approach, and […]
No-Cost Grief Sensitive Virtual Learning Institute: November 12-13
Join SAMHSA’s Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network for Grief Sensitivity Institute Part 2: Applying concepts to practice (Part 1 recordings available soon). The series is geared towards providing front-line workers with tools and strategies for addressing grief and loss during COVID-19 and beyond. This free virtual event has three learning tracks: Evidence-based and Culturally Defined Practice, Grief Sensitivity in the Workplace, and School Mental Health. (Note: you do not need to have participated in Part 1 to join Part 2.)
Funding Available for Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention – Webinars September 10 & 17
The Center at Sierra Health Foundation is seeking applications from community-based and Tribal organizations for the Elevate Youth California — Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program. The Center will provide grants of up to $1 million to organization that strive for health equity and that will work on specific culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention, outreach, and education projects focused on youth ages 12 to 26. Applications due October 1.
New from CPI: Social Media Tip Sheet
Social media is a valuable tool for connecting with communities, but pivoting from in-person to virtual prevention can be challenging. CPI’s new Social Media Tip Sheet outlines key steps and considerations for planning, implementing, and evaluating effective social media campaigns.
Coping During COVID: Share Your Story by July 7, 2020! (Extended from June 15!)
The Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) is inviting submissions for a Coping During COVID multimedia library. Share your creativity with a selfie video message, picture of your art, video of a project you’re working on, or another form of expression that is meaningful to you. CARS will display selected stories publicly on their website and across social media in collaboration with their network of partners in mental health and the arts. CARS especially welcomes voices from diverse communities.
New Policy Brief: Substance Use Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In a new, 3-page policy brief, Carnavale Associates makes recommendations for how prevention professionals can continue or modify their work during the pandemic. It describes short- and long-term needs for prevention, and includes a focus on the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) during the pandemic.
Training Event: Native American Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: February 24-27 | Sacramento, CA
This event is designed for Native American and Alaska Native substance abuse prevention practitioners and those working in these communities in prevention and related disciplines. This four-day event is presented by the National American Indian and Alaska Native Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) and the California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB).
New E-Cigarettes and Vaping Resource Library
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) has launched a new searchable database of research articles, media stories, factsheets, and other materials related to e-cigarettes and vaping. Users can sort the database by topic and resource type.
New SPF-PFS Grants Announced
SAMHSA is accepting applications for 2020 Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) grants to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse. SAMHSA plans to make up to 92 five-year awards to communities, states, tribes, and territories.
New Webpage Available for Counties!
The STEPP webpage has been created to serve as a repository of resources that can be used by counties as they prepare to develop their strategic prevention plans.
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