August events, resources, opportunities, & more.
Rural Prevention Conference 2022
Registration Now Open!
Experience two days of learning, networking, and solution-building focused on substance misuse prevention in rural Washington State communities at the inaugural Rural Prevention Conference, held at the Yakima Convention Center, September 22 – 23, 2022. This conference is designed for community leaders, residents, and professionals who seek to create a stronger Washington State. No former experience or association with the Rural Prevention program is necessary – all who are interested are welcome to register and attend.
Registration is FREE (although attendance is capped at the first 100 to register), and teachers can earn seven professional clock hours by attending, for a nominal fee.
For more details or register for the conference, please visit: https://www.preventcoalition.org/ruralconference/
Where: In-Person - Yakima Convention Center, 10 N 8th St, Yakima, WA 98901
When: Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 12 – 4 p.m.
& Friday, September 23, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Event Website: Click here to visit event website
Take Down Tobacco Youth Advocacy Tour - Coming to Portland Oregon August 15-16!
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is going on the road with their Take Down Tobacco Youth Advocacy Tour. The first stop on the tour will be Portland, OR, on August 15-16, 2022.
The Take Down Tobacco Youth Advocacy Tour is geared toward youth advocates who are interested in becoming Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Youth Ambassadors. These are advocates ready to take on the tobacco industry and fight for social and health justice.
Attendees will participate in workshops on community organizing, media engagement, activism tactics, writing and more. They'll also gain real-world experience by working alongside seasoned advocates, building networks and meeting with legislators.
Participants will leave with key advocacy skills to continue fighting for tobacco control efforts in their communities — skills that can be applied to any issue important to them and their peers.
The events are free of charge, and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids will cover costs associated with attending – including travel, meals and lodging!
Deadline to Register is Friday August, 12, 2022!
Parent Vape Education Night
CORE Health of Longview, WA is providing a Parent Vape Education Night at their CORE Ascent Youth Center. Food and a child activity will be provided.
Where: In-Person: 1400 Commerce Avenue, Longview, WA 98632
When: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 5:30PM-6:30PM
How to Register: Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
More Information: Contact Leah Parsons, Community Relations Coordinator, email@example.com.
Printable Flyer: Click Here!
Tulalip Tribes sues Juul, claiming e-cigarette maker targeted youth with ‘deceptive’ ads
Prevent Coalition Completes CADCA Mid-Year Training Institute
Thirteen staff and partners from Prevent Coalition joined around 2,000 participants representing coalitions from all regions of the country and internationally, government leaders, youth, prevention specialists, addiction treatment professionals, addiction recovery advocates, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, and faith-based leaders. It was an incredible opportunity to network with thousands of advocates passionate about prevention.
CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is a four-day event packed with innovative and engaging courses and opportunities to learn the latest strategies to fight substance abuse. Approximately 66 training sessions were available this summer. Prevent Coalition's Prevention Youth Services Manager, Leanne Reid, was a presenter for two of the training sessions!
Prevent Coalition staff and partners look forward to using the training received from top experts in the field, latest science, trends, tools and strategies to create healthy, thriving, and substance-free communities in our region and around Washington.
Prevent Welcomes New Coordinator
Prevent Coalition is pleased to welcome Logan Morrow to the team as a Community Prevention Project Coordinator. Logan will assist with Prevent Coalition action plans and provide support to community based prevention coalitions in our region.
Logan is a Certified Prevention Professional and prior to joining Prevent Coalition worked as a Student Assistance Professional providing school-based prevention/intervention and served on the board of a local coalition for many years. Logan begins on September 1st. We are thrilled she is joining the team!
Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) Data Search and Visualization - A New Tool From Clark County Public Health
Clark County Public Health (CCPH) created a new tool to simplify the review of Washington State Healthy Youth Survey Data. The tool provides a number of useful features:
- Ability to view trend data going back to 2004 by risk factor, protective factor, demographics, substance, and more
- Instant feedback on your search results that describes what type of data is being viewed and considerations for interpretation
- Option to view data from a specific county, region, or State level
- Cross-tab data search functionality
- Toggle between in-browser view and full screen view
You may view and use this tool on the Prevent Coalition Data & Reports webpage (https://www.preventcoalition.org/resources/reports)
Prevent Coalition would like to thank the Clark County Public Health HAE (Health Assessment & Evaluation) team for creating such a useful tool! After viewing the tool, if you have feedback or suggestions for improvement please feel free to contact Christopher Belisle, Prevent Coalition Project Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FDA Vaping Prevention Campaign Targets American Indian and Alaska Native Youth
In 2022, FDA launched “Next Legends” – a new youth e-cigarette prevention campaign that aims to educate American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth, ages 12-17, about the harms of vaping. Native youth are more susceptible to tobacco than their non-Native peers, and they demonstrate disproportionately high experimentation and current use of e-cigarettes.
The “Next Legends” campaign uses unique branding and tailored messaging that is specifically designed to educate AI/AN youth on the harmful effects of vaping. Inspire a new generation of AI/AN teens to live Native strong and vape-free.
Videos, posters, social media, and downloadable campaign materials are available on the FDA Next Legends Campaign website (click here!).
Free Online Mental Health Awareness Tool For 18-29 Year-olds
This anonymous program developed at the University of Washington was designed to be a private, personal, self-check in for young adults ages 18-29 in Washington (though anyone 18 and older may take it). It provides tailored information designed to promote reflection on feelings, learn coping strategies, and improve health and well-being. It can be accessed 24/7 from any device with an internet browser.
There are no costs to anyone who accesses the program. The program is sponsored by the Washington State Health Care Authority.
Lesson Plans and Videos from NIDA
Also available are NIDA Scientist Virtual Q&A Videos. Educators can use these videos as stand alone lessons or integrate them into existing curriculum. These short videos provide answers to teens’ top questions about drug use and addiction. Also great for educating adults!
Print Materials and Downloads - Tobacco Education Resource Library
Available materials are free to download and use. They are available for a wide range of commercial tobacco prevention topics, audiences, and in different languages. Unable to print materials yourself? Place an order and use upon delivery. Perfect for prevention groups and coalitions operating on a limited budget.
Teens 14-19 can work out for free all summer at Planet Fitness
CADCA Releases New Advocacy Toolkit
This guide will teaches how to engage in advocacy for substance use prevention, but the principles covered can be applied to any advocacy effort at any level of government. The guide explains how to be a vocal, visible and valuable advocate and gives an overview of the difference between education and lobbying. It provides guidance for developing an effective advocacy strategy. It explains the federal legislative process and will help you prepare to meet with legislators. Even if you are unable to travel to Washington, DC or to your state capitol, the guide offers information on other types of advocacy activities.
Washington Legislature 101 - The 2022 Interim
2022 Election: Click here to learn who is running in your district.
Find out who is your current legislator: Click here to visit the leg.wa.gov website.
International Overdose Awareness Day - August 31st
International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, stimulate action and discussion about evidence-based overdose prevention and drug policy, and remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind. International Overdose Awareness Day was initiated in 2001 by Sally J Finn at The Salvation Army in St Kilda, Melbourne.
A huge collection of campaign materials are available including posters, flyers, social media graphics, marketing messages, and campaign ideas for prevention clubs or coalitions.
Rural Grant Progress
- Evaluation: Click here to take the annual evaluation survey for the Rural Network.
- Outcomes: We're compiling our annual outcomes for the year. They will be live one our website once they are finalized.
- Conference: Registration is open! We will update the agenda as we get confirmation from key speakers. Click here to access.
- Training: Thank you for attending the Cultural Competency for Rural Communities training series. Access materials and minutes at the culture web page.
- Recruitment: Welcome to the Rural Network! In 2021-22, we gained 40 new members.
- Steering: Welcome Brisa Sanchez to the Steering Committee!
- Toolkit: We hosted a workgroup meeting in June to discuss adding rural elements to the Find Your Good campaign.
- Photo Toolkit: Published! You may still submit more photos.
- Story Toolkit: Published! You may still submit more stories.
For a full grant progress timeline visit www.preventcoalition.org/rural/our-work/.
Southwest Region Events
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
10:00 -11:30 a.m.
Online conference call by invitation.
For stakeholders of the campaign and opioid prevention partners.
October 29, 2022
In-person event held in various locations, TBD
Rural Network Events
Tuesday, August 16
Online conference call
Develop the plan, guide the implementation, evaluate the results.
Tuesday, August 30
Online conference call
Implement the action plan. Review Rural Healthy Youth Survey Needs Assessment results.
All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Click for full calendar of coalition and community events.
Other Training & Events
Relevant events not sponsored by Prevent Coalition:
August 16, 2022 -12:00pm-4:00pm
River City Church, 2400 E Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA
"Own Your Future"
Ethics in Prevention Foundations
(Virtually moderated 6-hour course)
August 22 - September 2, 2022
No Fee, Limited Space Available
This two-week, asynchronous moderated course, adapted from the original SAMHSA Center for Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) course, explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics. The course also introduces a decision-making process to help practitioners apply this code to a variety of ethical dilemmas, and an online discussion area to facilitate discussion with other course participants. Course meets requirements for prevention specialist credentialing.
2022 Multicultural Fair
September17, 2022 -11:00am-3:00pm
Clark College, Gaiser Hall, Vancouver, WA
"Reuniting, Reconnecting, Revitalizing"
Bridging the Gaps, Direct Connect Event
September17, 2022 -10:00am-2:00pm
Bridgeview Resource Center, 505 Omaha Way, Vancouver, WA
"An opportunity for community organizations to gather
together and provide assistance directly to those in need"
Washington State Public Health Association (WSPHA)
Annual Conference for Health 2022Oct. 11 - 13, 2022
"Identity, Diversity, Belonging - Facilitating an end to systemic injustices"
Cannabis Pharmacology for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners
NEW 3-part (4.5 hour) cannabis pharmacology series from the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Cannabis Prevention Working Group. Review updated, science-based information on cannabis to better-equip prevention professionals & coalitions to serve their communities.
Pharmacology for Prevention Professionals
Explore the basics of how substances impact major brain regions and the acute and chronic symptoms associated with different substances. Certificates of 1.5 hours for each of the following four courses: Basics of Pharmacology and Alcohol, Basics of Pharmacology and Opioids, Basics of Pharmacology and Psychostimulants (Cocaine & Methamphetamine), and Basics of Pharmacology and Cannabis.
Advancing Applications of HOPE, the Science of the Positive, and Positive Community Norms
This two-hour, virtual interactive workshop led by The Montana Institute will provide an overview of the Science of the Positive, Positive Community Norms, and Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE) frameworks and how they can be used in harmony to promote child development, grow Positive Childhood Experiences, and promote a healing-centered approach to help children and adults increase resiliency.
The workshop will include current research-findings and applications of these frameworks and will provide participants with opportunities to consider and discuss how they might advance these applications in their own unique contexts.
When: August 29, 2022. 9:00-11:00am (PST)
Registration: Click here to register!
This training qualifies for two hours of General Prevention Education toward a Certified Prevention Professional certification and/or renewal through the Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington
PTTC offering SAPST
Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) provides foundational knowledge and skills necessary to implement effective, data-driven prevention interventions that improve substance-related outcomes, reduce behavioral health disparities, and improve wellness.
The Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network is offering this innovative training in a virtual format that blends a pre-requisite self-paced online course with a combination of live interactive sessions. Individual homework assignments will be completed before and between the live sessions.
When: September 12, 15, 19, and 22, 2022
Registration Deadline August 22, 2022
2022 National Prevention Network Annual Conference
This year's conference theme, "The Power of HOPE: Healthy Opportunities for Prevention to Empower Change."
When: August 23-25, 2022
Registration Deadline: Early bird registration ends July 15th
More Information: http://npnconference.org
Cannabis Action Conference, Sept. 20-21
When: September 20-21, 2022
Registration Deadline: Earlybird registration ends September 1st.
More Information: https://www.ph-mjsummit.com
2022 Prevention Summit
The Prevention Summit is an enriching training and networking opportunity for youth, volunteers, and professionals engaged in health promotion and the prevention of substance misuse, violence, and other high-risk behaviors, in a setting that promotes cultural humility. The 2022 is still under development. More information will be available in future newsletters, or visit the event website for updates.
Where: Virtual and in-person - Yakima, WA
When: November 8-9, 2022
Registration: Not yet open (as of June 5, 2002)
Connection is the Best Prevention
Supported by the fiscal agent ESD 112, Prevent is a regional coalition formed in 2003 to increase collaboration, awareness, and reduce youth substance use in Southwest Washington. Prevent also implements initiatives for rural communities across Washington state. As a community mobilizer, the coalition creates a culture promoting healthy choices; advocates for policies and regulations that protect, empowers and nurtures youth; and facilitates positive opportunities for youth to be involved and thrive.