Welcome to the online course Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics. This course provides a useful context for professionals new to substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion or in related fields. Regardless of the settings where you work, this information will help to prepare you to prevent substance abuse and promote wellness.
- Teacher: Floyd Saner
Cannabis laws and policies are rapidly changing in states. Various decriminalization, medical marijuana, and adult-use marijuana policies are being debated and moving through state legislatures and ballot boxes. Amid all of this change, where does prevention fit in? This course shows participants how these policies can evolve, the implications for public health and safety, and how and where prevention fits in. Participants will learn from a presenter with hands-on experience both in prevention and shaping marijuana policies. Additionally, participants will learn about the marijuana prevention training and technical assistance services from the New England PTTC.
Developed by the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center.
Dr. Karen Simone, Director of the Northern New England Poison Center, will provide an overview of factual information about today’s marijuana products. They are stronger, often times contain no or less CBD in relationship to THC, and are vastly available in edible and other forms. Information is plentiful, while facts are difficult to extract with confidence. People using marijuana are confused regarding the safety of driving. CBD is promoted as a cure for everything and anything. Learn what is known and unknown.
This webinar was presented on September 19, 2019 by the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC).
In this 1-hour webinar, Carlos Morales will discuss Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the importance of providing accessible educational materials to the prevention work force. By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: Define Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Identify audiences impacted by Section 508; Define accessibility of information; and, Identify ways to increase Section 508 compliance within own work.
Developed by the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network's Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Practices Workgroup which is working on efforts to decrease health disparities across the country.
Those working with young children
have long known the importance of early experiences and relationships in
healthy child development. Newer terms such
as toxic stress and ACES are used when describing these not-so-new ideas,
and are particularly important when working with families impacted by substance
abuse. During this online training, learners will expand their
current knowledge about early development to include up-to-date science that is
accessible and useful in daily real-life interactions. Using a case-based
approach, participants will apply new knowledge to familiar scenarios to
enhance their engagement with high-risk young children and families.
In this one-hour self-paced course, participants will:
- Review milestones in this history of prevention certification in Maine
- Review background that led to the development of the SAPST course
- Understand the structure and content of a University course focusing on the SAPST
- Learn about example content of the SAPST course, and
- Examine implementation and logistical methods and challenges of the SAPST course