Substance Abuse Prevention Program Grantee (SAPP) Training Events

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Please review the SAPP Training Requirements.

For more information about our professional development services, view our Training Catalog.

Technical Assistance

Our technical assistance expands professional development beyond training to assist substance abuse prevention providers in applying what they have learned in their communities. We provide timely, flexible and provider-tailored technical assistance to meet the individual needs of providers. For more information about technical assistance or the services we offer, please contact providerservices@prevention.org or call 217-836-5346.

ATOD Effects and Trends

This online training provides general information about addiction, the impact of substance use on the brain and adolescent development and also introduces drug classifications and types. Participants will further explore the effects and trends of the most widely used substances by teens - alcohol, tobacco and marijuana. Participants will learn about the effects of each drug on the brain and body, signs and symptoms of use and state and national rates and trends of use. The training also includes information and resources for IDHS SAPP providers to make referrals for early intervention or treatment services as well as strategies for applying this information to their work. Participants will obtain additional resources to learn more about ATOD effects and trends.

 

 

How to Host a Town Hall Meeting (FY16 Recorded Webinar)

This recorded webinar is available through the end of FY19.

Certificates of Completion/CEU's are not provided for recorded webinars.

 

Town Hall meetings are intended to educate communities about underage drinking and to mobilize them around its prevention. This training will provide participants with information, tips, and tools for planning, and hosting a town hall meeting. Participants will also learn strategies for engaging coalitions in hosting the meeting.

 

This is a recorded webinar from FY2016. Click HERE to be directed to the webinar registration page and webinar recording.

Illinois Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention (IISAP)

IISAP I: Welcome to Prevention

IISAP I: Welcome to Prevention is a self-paced, online course which introduces participants to the prevention field. It provides an overview of the need for prevention services, prevention history, the evolution of prevention science and evidence-based prevention. Estimated completion time for the course is 2 hours. 

 

 

IISAP II: SAPP System Orientation

IISAP II: SAPP System Orientation is a self-paced, online course that introduces Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) providers to the Illinois substance abuse prevention system. The course includes an overview of IDHS and SAPP; roles and responsibilities of SAPP providers; and grant, reporting and training requirements. Estimated completion time for the course is 1 hour. Note: This course has been updated for FY19. 

Introduction to Engaging Youth in Prevention

This online training provides an overview of youth engagement and best practices for working with youth committees/councils. Participants will learn about the benefits of engaging youth, levels of youth participation, strategies for addressing barriers to youth engagement and best practices for youth/adult partnerships.

My Generation Rx: Teaching Safe Medication Practices to Teen Audiences - Recorded Webinar

This recorded webinar is available through the end of FY19. Certificates of Completion/CEU's are not provided for recorded webinars.

 

The mission of Generation Rx is to educate people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications. We strive to enhance medication safety among our youth, college students, other adults in our communities, and older adults. Adolescence is a key developmental stage for developing good habits and positive decision making. The “My Generation Rx” theme of the teen toolkit encourages teens to incorporate the Generation Rx messages into their individual, everyday lives. “My Generation Rx” emphasizes the positive choices the majority of teens are making and invites them to share their own story of how they safely use medication and prevent misuse. The Teen Education activities talk with teens about safe medication practices, key skills to turn down invitations to misuse, and positive alternatives to cope with the demands of life. This learning session addresses the need for prevention education and how to use “My Generation Rx”.

 

The webinar-based training will:

  • Provide a brief overview of prescription medication use and the need for safe medication practices;
  • Review the components of the toolkit and their intended use;
  • Discuss effective education and engagement strategies with teen audiences; and,
  • Provide recommendations for implementing the toolkit and/or adapting activities for group size and setting.

 

This is a recorded webinar from April 2019. Click HERE to be directed to the webinar recording.

 

My Generation Rx: Teaching Safe Medication Practices to Teen Audiences - Presentation Handout

 

My Generation Rx: Teaching Safe Medication Practices to Teen Audiences - FAQ

Overview of Strategic Planning

Overview of Strategic Planning is a self-paced, online course that provides participants with an overview of the purpose and process used to develop a comprehensive strategic substance abuse prevention plan. Participants will gain a better understanding of the role of the community coalition and the steps involved in developing a strategic plan.

 

Completion time for this course is approximately 1.5 hours. A link to access this online course will be provided upon registration. 

Planning for National Prevention Week - Recorded Webinar

This recorded webinar is available through the end of FY19.

Certificates of Completion/CEU's are not provided for recorded webinars.

 

This webinar will provide participants with information, tips, and tools for planning and implementing activities for National Prevention Week. National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and, action around, mental and/or substance use disorders.

 

This is a recorded webinar from February 2019. Click HERE to be directed to the webinar registration page and webinar recording.

Preventing Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse

Preventing Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse is an online course designed for substance misuse prevention professionals who would like a better understanding of prescription drug and opioid misuse. During the course, participants will learn about the most commonly misused prescription drugs, including opioids, use rates and trends among U.S. and Illinois teens, factors that contribute to prescription drug and opioid misuse and effective prevention strategies and applicable resources.

YPE Facilitation Skills - Recorded Webinar

This recorded webinar is available through the end of FY19.

Certificates of Completion/CEU's are not provided for recorded webinars.

 

This skill-building workshop will assist participants in strengthening their facilitation skills and implementing the program successfully. Participants will obtain strategies from peers in the field for overcoming barriers and challenges they face in managing the classroom and facilitating their Youth Prevention Education program.

 

This is a recorded webinar from January 2019. Click HERE to be directed to the webinar registration page and webinar recording.