Substance Use Prevention Program Grantee (SUPP) Training Events

SYSTEM MAINTENANCE NOTIFICATION

Study Hall, our online course training system, is being upgraded to a new platform. As a result, online courses will be inaccessible on June 4th and 5th. To help ensure a smooth transition, please complete the following by June 3rd:

  • Complete any online courses that are currently in progress.
  • Download and save your certificates from ALL your completed online courses.

Please contact Sara Christensen, Instructional Design Manager, at (312) 405-2995 or sara.christensen@prevention.org if you have any questions.

Thank you for taking these steps to capture your online training history. We are excited for you to experience our redesigned website and new online training system!

Before registering, please read our *NEW* Training Policies

Here are your FY20 SUPP 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 SUPP 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.

 

 

Collaborating with Key Stakeholders

This online course will increase participants’ knowledge and skills related to building relationships and collaborating with key community stakeholders. Participants will learn strategies for identifying and engaging key stakeholders, building relationships and getting stakeholders on board, and convening local coalitions.

FY 20 SUPP Annual Meeting (Webinar)

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

 

The FY 20 SUPP Annual Meeting webinar will provide important grant information from IDHS SUPP leadership, professional development information from Prevention First, and reporting information from CPRD. Please note that one (1) program representative and one (1) administrative/fiscal representative are REQUIRED to listen to the recorded webinar by August 1, 2019.

 

Click HERE to download the slides of the presentation.

 

Click HERE to be directed to the webinar registration page and webinar recording.

 

Click HERE to download the FY20 SUPP Annual Meeting Webinar FAQ.

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

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 Use Prevention (IISUP)

Illinois Introduction to Substance Use Prevention is a series of three courses to introduce Substance Use Prevention Program (SUPP) providers to the field of prevention (IISUP I), the state substance use prevention system (IISUP II), and prevention best practice (IISUP III). All SUPP grant staff are required to take all three courses in the series. IISUP I and II are online courses, and IISUP III is a virtual classroom course. 

IISUP I: Welcome to Prevention

IISUP 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. 

 

 

IISUP II: SUP System Orientation

IISUP II: SUP System Orientation is a self-paced, online course that introduces Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Substance Use Prevention Program (SUPP) providers to the Illinois substance use prevention system (SUP). The course includes an overview of IDHS and SUPP; roles and responsibilities of SUPP providers; and grant, reporting and training requirements. Estimated completion time for the course is 1 hour. Note: This course has been updated for FY20. 

IISUP III: A Framework for Prevention

IISUP III: A Framework for Prevention introduces Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Substance Use Prevention Program (SUPP) providers to the prevention specialist’s role in service delivery. Participants will be introduced to strategies for program planning, capacity-building, implementation, and evaluation. Participants will also learn about their role in prevention, including an exploration of ethical issues related to their personal and professional conduct.

 

This is a virtual classroom training conducted in two online sessions. Participants must complete IISUP I: Welcome to Prevention, before registering for this course.

Wednesday, June 24 - Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
IISUP III Virtual Classroom - June 24-25, 2020
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.

IYS 2020 Recruitment Plan SHORT COURSE

This short course introduces SUPP providers to the IYS 2020 Recruitment Plan. It is designed for SUPP providers who have already taken Promoting the Illinois Youth Survey to Schools, and would like a refresher on the IYS recruitment plan template. Participants will receive the IYS Recruitment Plan template and instructions for completing it. This course takes less than 15 minutes to complete. CEUs are not provided for this course.

NOTE: THIS SHORT COURSE DOES NOT MEET THE TRAINING REQUIREMENT. SUPS and CSUPS providers reporting hours to IYS recruitment are required to take the course Promoting the Illinois Youth Survey to Schools

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

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

This online course was originally a webinar recorded on February 26, 2019. The content from that webinar has been updated and modified for an online format. During the course, participants will obtain 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.

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.

Substance Use Prevention Supervisor Training Series (STS)

The SUP Supervisor Training is a series of three online courses designed for managers who supervise prevention staff and provide programmatic oversight of the IDHS SUPR grant. By taking the courses in this series, participants will identify critical skills of prevention specialists to consider in hiring decisions and apply a hiring process, identify strategies for providing initial and ongoing program support to prevention staff, and identify strategies for providing effective supervision to staff.

STS Course 1: Making the Right Hiring Decision

During this course, participants will identify critical skills to consider when hiring prevention specialists and apply a hiring process, including creating a job description, recruiting applicants, interviewing candidates, and making a candidate selection.

STS Course 2: Providing Program Support to Your Prevention Staff

During this course, participants will identify strategies for supporting prevention staff, including communicating expectations, supporting professional development, supporting program planning and implementation, and identifying available resources.

STS Course 3: Developing Effective Supervisory Skills

During this course, participants will identify qualities of effective supervisors and strategies for providing effective supervision to staff, including developing a flexible management style, building relationships, challenging staff to grow, providing ongoing engagement, and conducting formal performance evaluations. Supervisors will also learn strategies for balancing their workload.

Understanding the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act and What it Means for Prevention (Recorded Webinar)

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

 

Understanding the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act and What it Means for Prevention

Marijuana is fully legal for adults in Illinois as of January 1, 2020. You might be wondering what’s in the law and what it means for your prevention efforts. During this webinar, participants will learn about the Illinois marijuana law, including benefits and concerns related to legalization. We’ll also discuss relevant prevention education messages and strategies

 

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

YPE Facilitation Skills - Recorded Webinar

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.