Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Online Training: Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder

New Opioid Training for Primary Care Providers: Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder
Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder
CDC launched Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder, the fifth module in a series of interactive, online trainings for healthcare providers. Participants will look at how opioid use disorder (OUD) is diagnosed using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) assessment criteria, and learn how to discuss this diagnosis with patients. Providers will also examine the different types of medications used for medication-assisted therapy (MAT). This training features recommendations from the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and resources from SAMHSA, and provides sample scenarios and clinical tools and resources. This training provides free continuing education credit and is located on our Training for Providers webpage.
Previous modules include:
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Monday, May 14, 2018

WEBINAR Great Conversations with getR.E.A.L

Great Conversations with getR.E.A.L: Authentic Youth Collaboration with
Think of Us
Monday, May 21, 2018 at 2:00-3:00pm EST

The getR.E.A.L team is delighted to invite Sixto Cancel, the CEO of Think of Us, to continue our 2018 Webinar Series, Great Conversations. Think of Us is a web and mobile life-coaching platform that helps foster youth navigate their transition to adulthood. The platform ensures that youth are aware of all of the steps they have to take to navigate the foster care system and that they are prepared to live independently after they turn 18 and are on their own. Join us to hear about the life of Sixto Cancel and how he has used his lived experience to create and innovate for a new generation of youth. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series

Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series


What are the elements of a healthy and equitable community?
How do we create conditions in which all children and families can thrive?
To foster collaborative thinking on these essential questions, ChangeLab Solutions has created the Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Series: a virtual space for exploring the topic of health equity. We’ll discuss how law and policy coupled with community power can catalyze new opportunities for everyone to achieve their full health potential.
This publicly accessible series offers 6 strategic trainings—each including a blog post, a webinar, and an interactive expert panel—examining a range of topics from food systems to the built environment to preemption (see schedule below). Attend all the trainings or choose the ones that best address your needs and mission.
Each training will highlight and open up conversations about
  • the consequences of laws and policies that don’t take health equity into account—and how we can respond;
  • on-the-ground stories and innovations from community health leaders;
  • technical tools and resources to support your work in changemaking for health; and
  • thought partnership on strategic approaches, implementation, and enforcement.
The series will engage a wide audience, including public health lawyers as well as practitioners in health and planning departments, school districts, and health-oriented organizations and coalitions. Community champions—teachers, parents, and youth—can also exchange valuable insights in these trainings. Our hope is that you’ll leave the sessions inspired and prepared to tackle challenges in your community, equipped with new strategies and a holistic understanding of what it takes to build a healthy, equitable community.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Research Review - Part 2!

Welcome to the Research Review! Each month join Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Dr. Bart Klika, as he does a quick run-down of emerging research related to child abuse and neglect prevention.
Today’s Research Review is the second in a two-part series on the topic of social norms research. In this review, Dr. Klika goes over some of the social norms research that we at Prevent Child Abuse America have commissioned, what the results have shown, and how we plan on using those results in the future.

Social Norms 101 – Part 2


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Panel: National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day

Save the Date!
Friday, May 18th, 2018 
10am-12:30pm EST

SAMHSA and the Administration for Community Living, together with the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, invite you to mark your calendar for the first National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day. This discussion is designed to raise public awareness about the mental health of older Americans and spur action to address the needs of this population. Watch a panel of experts discuss evidence-based approaches to mental health and substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery supports for older adults, and encourage collaboration between the mental health and aging networks. The panel will also highlight the work of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee and offer guidance for people who seek treatment and services. HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., along with HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging, Lance Robertson, will provide opening remarks.

The event will be live webcast, and registration is required.