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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-836-5346.
In this training, participants will learn how to use action planning as a tool to organize, plan and implement their prevention efforts and strategies. Action planning is a process during which specific and detailed steps are identified and carried through in order to achieve a particular goal or objective. It can be used to successfully plan for direct service programs such as Youth Prevention Education and Communication Campaigns, as well as other local prevention efforts such as IYS recruitment, hosting a town hall meeting, coalition-led efforts, etc. Action planning helps identify all of the little things it takes along the way to see big success. An action plan can help build capacity and relationships, ensure that efforts are happening in the way they were intended and help define and measure success. This one-day training will provide participants with the information, tools and templates to develop and implement a successful action plan, as well as an opportunity to practice and apply an action planning process. Participants should come prepared with a prevention strategy or effort for which they would like to develop an action plan.
This training, conducted by KNS Learning Solutions, LLC, will help prepare facilitators to implement the All Stars Core & Booster program, so that their experience with All Stars is enjoyable and effective. This training will introduce participants to the research, theory, and concepts that underlie the program. The trainer will model methods while delivering lessons to training participants. Through mini-lectures, group discussions, and hands-on activities, training participants gain an understanding of All Stars' scientific but common sense approach.
All Stars Core, designed for sixth or seventh grade students, is an interactive program to prevent alcohol and drug use, violence and premature sexual activity among middle school youth. The program focuses on five scientifically-reviewed strategies that have the greatest potential to decrease youth involvement with these behaviors. All Stars Booster, a program designed to be delivered one year after All Stars Core, includes nine 45-minute sessions that reinforce lessons learned in All Stars Core. All Stars Booster features the same highly interactive methods that characterize every All Stars program. The focus of All Stars Booster is on strengthening participants’ motivation to avoid high-risk behaviors by reinforcing idealism, positive norms, commitments, bonding, and parent/adult attention.
Note: Materials are not included with this training program; participants are required to bring their own Teacher's Manuals (All Stars Core version 3.1 and Booster version 3.1) and a student guide to the training. Participants who do not have current materials may obtain them from All Stars Prevention at http://www.allstarsprevention.com/new/index2.html (allow at least two weeks for delivery).
Foundations of Youth Prevention Education is a two-day training that prepares direct service providers to implement evidence-based and/or standards-based Youth Prevention Education (YPE) programs. Participants will obtain a basic understanding of the components and best practices related to implementing any YPE program. This training will increase participants’ knowledge and skills related to planning, managing, facilitating and evaluating a Youth Prevention Education program.
*All Sub-Grant A and Sub-Grant B program staff implementing a YPE program are required to attend this training.
This half day workshop is designed for substance abuse prevention providers and community coalition members. It will feature two experts in the field sharing information on marijuana prevention considerations for today’s communities.
Marijuana Prevention Strategies for a Changing Political Landscape
Joseph Eberstein,Program Manager, Center for Community Research, will describe how San Diego's Marijuana Prevention Initiative (MPI) has successfully developed effective prevention resources and materials. Mr. Eberstein will discuss data-driven prevention messaging and best practices for maintaining strategic collaborations with professionals in the health and science fields and how their work evolved within a changing political climate.
Applying Three Lessons about Prevention to Explore the Culture of Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis
Jay Otto, Research Scientist for the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University, will introduce three lessons from the research that inform effective prevention efforts. With various forms of legalization of cannabis across the country, there is growing concern regarding driving under the influence of cannabis. He will use these lessons to guide a session about a recent national survey completed by the Center exploring the values, beliefs, and attitudes about driving under the influence of cannabis.
This training will help prepare facilitators to implement the Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) Program successfully. The Too Good for Drugs Program has separate, developmentally appropriate curriculum for grades K-12; the focus of this training is on SAPP-approved implementation for grades 5-8. TGFD is a school-based prevention program designed to reduce the risk factors and enhance the protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among students. Participants will gain hands-on experience with the core curriculum while acquiring essential prevention education teaching strategies. The trainer will familiarize participants with the research, theory, and concepts behind the program and provide an opportunity for facilitation practice. *Materials are not included with this training program; participants are required to bring their own Teacher's Curriculum to the training. Participants who do not have current materials may obtain them from the Mendez Foundation at http://www.mendezfoundation.org/toogood/middle.
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.
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.
*All SAPP Sub-Grant A providers, Sub-Grant B providers and PFS SPF Training of Facilitators participants are required to complete this course. Participants must complete this course prior to participating in Building Capacity for Substance Abuse Prevention.
This training will provide participants with an overview of Illinois’ Social Host law. Participants will learn about the parameters of the law, consequences for violations and limitations of the law. Participants will also obtain resources and strategies for promoting enforcement of the law in their community (if there is not a local social host ordinance).
** All Sub-Grant A, Sub-Grant B and Sub-Grant C program staff are required to take this webinar in FY17. (If the webinar has not been taken previously).