Training of Trainers: Sustainability Planning for Coalitions

01/08/2018 09:30 am

Coalition coordinators will learn to use a unique “hybrid” training to lead coalition members in generating strategies to sustain prevention activities in their community and begin creating a sustainability plan.

Engineering Community Change

01/19/2018 08:30 am

Participants will learn about change theories and models in order to understand how to engage in a change process in their work, including assessing the level of readiness to change and strategies for building capacity to embrace change. Participants will begin planning a change process.

Minors in Compliance Checks

01/25/2018 07:00 pm

This training is designed for minors (ages 18 + 19 years old) who are interested in learning the protocols and procedures for conducting alcohol compliance check operations with law enforcement, participating in these operations, and joining a statewide database of trained youth. Coalition coordinators are welcome to attend.

CHANGE THE SCRIPT Media Tools Training

01/30/2018 08:30 am

This training is designed for communities and programs implementing the “Change the Script” media campaign. Participants will work step by step to determine which media tools they will use in their communities and how to best use them for a successful campaign. Participants completing the training will leave with a marketing plan to implement Change the Script.

Vaping is Smoking: Understanding the Dangers of Vaping and E-Cigarettes

02/01/2018 10:00 am

Participants will learn to present to parents with a focus on education and awareness with helpful tips on how to talk to young people about e-cigarettes use. Topics include how e-cigarettes work, youth use data, vaping liquids’ negative effects, CT laws and retailer regulations, and school policies.

Enforcement Operations for Coalitions Step by Step

02/13/2018 09:00 am

Coalition coordinators, law Enforcement, and mental health and addition services agencies will learn the protocol and procedures for enforcement operations including compliance checks, party patrols and controlled party dispersal, and shoulder taps.

Engaging Community Sectors Using NPW

03/01/2018 09:00 am

Participants will learn how to use National Prevention Week as a coalition building tool by engaging existing and potential members in prevention activities.

Minors in Compliance Checks

03/02/2018 03:00 pm

This training is designed for minors (ages 18 + 19 years old) who are interested in learning the protocols and procedures for conducting alcohol compliance check operations with law enforcement, participating in these operations, and joining a statewide database of trained youth. Coalition coordinators are welcome to attend.

Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention

03/13/2018 09:30 am

Participants will utilize the first three steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework to create a plan for reducing and prevention prescription drug misuse in their communities. Presenters will share the development of their successful coalition prescription drug misuse prevention social marketing campaign.

Asset Building Classrooms

03/28/2018 09:00 am

Participants will learn ways to integrate developmental assets into schools and classrooms.

Prevention Ethics for Recertification

04/13/2018 09:00 am

Certified prevention specialists will identify both everyday and major ethical obstacles at work or life, apply the six Prevention Ethics Principles to these ethical challenges, and share and solicit feedback on your ethical challenges. This training meets the ethics training requirement for prevention specialist re-certification.

Youth Engagement

04/24/2018 09:00 am

This interactive half-day training will be run by youth for adults who either work with young people, or are hoping to engage young people in their programs. These student leaders will walk participants through creating opportunities for youth to flourish, how to engage youth with purpose, and how to sustain youth-driven efforts in their community. Youth are so influential in creating change not only among their peer group, but within the state and community, come learn how to fully engage this sector to create a long lasting difference within your programs.

Reducing Mental Health Related Stigma

05/02/2018 09:00 am

Participants will explore stereotypes and stigma associated with mental health and substance abuse disorders, discuss community capacity building needs and identify community education activities to decrease barriers and increase access to seeking support.