Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (Milw)

Monday, November 5, 2018
8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Public Policy Institute Training Center

Drug or substance use is the result of a combination of factors influencing someone's life. You can help lead our community's efforts to prevent substance use with the skills provided in this training.

Who: Prevention professionals, those seeking WI Prevention Specialist certification, public health professionals, health educators, key community coalition staff and prevention project directors that have been working with a community coalition for about a year or more

What: In-person and online blended training that exposes prevention supporters to best practices for substance use prevention, including:
~ SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework: key considerations as you and your community coalition assesses community drug/substance use, builds capacity, plans upcoming activities, implements programs and evaluates effectiveness
~ Learn which risk and protective factors make it more or less likely that a young person will use/misuse drugs/substances
~ Answer the following questions: which drug/substance abuse problems are most important in our area? Is our community ready to have a conversation about what each of us can do to prevent drug/substance use? Which activities make the most sense in our community? How do we know if our efforts are working?

Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (more details provided after registration)

When: In-person training takes four days 
~ Monday, November 5th through Thursday, November 8th, 2018
~ 9:00am-5:00pm each day
~ Lunch is included

Participants must complete all three steps:
~ Online training: "Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention"
~ All four days of in-person training (8 hours each day)
~ Online coaching session (1-2 hours)

Brought to you by the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth

The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) brings together coalitions, individuals and resources for a common goal that affects young people through the promotion of positive youth development. This goal of preventing substance abuse and behavioral health concerns supports over 90 member coalitions statewide in their prevention efforts and youth development

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