Training

Below you will find links to numerous training resources. Some of these are documents, some pare webinars or web resources offered by other organizations.

National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC)
Building upon nearly 20 years of training and technical assistance services provided to over 130,000 professionals across America, NCJTC offers programs for: 

Environmental Strategies

This two-hour online training is designed to increase the participant's skill level and understanding of environmental prevention practices and share effective strategies for States, Territories, and/or communities to address alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems from an environmental standpoint.
This is a self-paced course that allows the attendee to come and go from the course at their leisure.

Party Prevention and Controlled Party Dispersal

This 6-hour training discusses the role of enforcement and community agencies in preventing underage drinking parties and safely dispersing them when they do occur. 

Techniques for Managing Special Events

This two-hour training identifies the complex nature of a special event and the need for effective planning, proper management, policy application, and enforcement at the event.

Source Investigations

This two-hour training discusses the issues of underage drinking and the value of conducting source investigations following incidents involving youth and alcohol.  Source investigations provide law enforcement agencies and community organizations with critical information that serves as the foundation for identifying and implementing key strategies to further prevent youth access to alcohol.

Using Community Volunteers to Support Prevention & Enforcement of Underage Drinking

This 2-hour course explores the value and effective means of using community volunteers to support both the prevention and enforcement of underage drinking.

Global Leraning Partners 

 4 Simple Suggestions for Better Meetings

 11 Tips for Telephone Meetings

 10 Tips for Being an Effective Board Member

 10 Tips for Being a Strong Board Chair

 

Trapped Sober: Idaho's Success in Engaging Youth in Underage Drinking Prevention 
Presentation slide handout / Transcription  10/9/2014

The Digital Age: Leveraging Data Sources to Address Underage Drinking 
Presentation / Resources and Links / Presenter bios / Transcription  5/22/2014

Incorporating Social Media into Your Strategic Plan 
Planning Worksheet / Social Media Presentation / Presenter bio /Transcript  4/24/2014

Underage Drinking Laws: How are we doing and where are we going? 
Presentation slides / Presenter Bios / Transcription  1/23/2104

Partner or Window-dressing: A model for Empowering Youth to Make Change 
Dover Y2Y Program  9/25/2013

Social Host Laws:The Good, the Bad and the Changes 
Social Host Program / Presenter Biographies  9/19/2013

Youth Taking Action for Sustainable Changes on Underage Drinking 
Presentation / Presenter Biographies  7/25/2013

Data - Where to get it, what it shows, and how to use it to support enforcement efforts 
Presentation / Presenter bios  5/16/2013

Policies to Improve Student Health and Safety during High Risk Times of the Year 
Presentations / Presenter bios  3/21/2013

Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain 
Presentation / Dr. Aaron White bio  1/17/2013

 

Managing Alcohol Outlet Density to Reduce Youth Access to Alcohol with Michael Sparks
Sparks presentation / Carritt presentation / Issue Brief / Campaign Resolution / Spanish Campaign Resolution / Outlet Density Strategizer Nov 2011  9/20/2012

Creating and Sustaining True Youth-Driven Programs - Using a Statewide Youth Council 
Youth Driven Programs  9/13/2012

Successful Family Skills to Prevent Underage Drinking 
Family Skills  6/21/2012

Youth as Advocacy Allies: A Framework for Involving Youth in Prevention Strategies 
7 principles of youth engagement / four myths of youth participation /Collins presentation / YES!-Youth Empowerment Checklist 1/19/2012

 

Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention
This webinar will explore the foundational concepts and define the content and scope of substance abuse prevention. Featured are an historical overview, importance of substance abuse prevention, its impact on individuals and communities and the future of substance abuse prevention.

Substance Abuse Prevention Frameworks and Theories
Discussion of the foundational substance abuse prevention theories and frameworks that  promote effective prevention efforts within various systems including Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, Public Health, and Mental Health.

Prevention Primer: A Guide for New AOD Prevention Professionals
This Prevention Orientation webinar will provide an overview of prevention basics covering key concepts, models, and strategies for the prevention field.

Evidence Based Interventions: A New Paradigm for Selecting Prevention Strategies
This webinar will discuss the approach to finding interventions that are outcomes driven, and include a selection process that leads to interventions that are culturally relevant and more likely to be sustained.

Cross-Cultural Considerations in Community-Based Prevention
This webinar will provide information about the importance of culture in community-based prevention campaigns, and will provide techniques for addressing cross-cultural issues.

Program Sustainability, Growing Strong by Returning to Your Roots
In order for true sustainability to occur one needs to focus on continuing the benefits and outcomes that a particular program imparts on its participants. These benefits need to be set on a foundation of community interest,   partnership and giving, and at the core there should be a dedicated belief in prevention.

Keys to Grant Research: Discover the Latest Tools, Resources and Opportunities for Substance Abuse Prevention Funding
This webinar will assist you with identifying appropriate funding sources for your substance abuse prevention work.

Professional Competency Series:

Module 1 - Needs Assessment

Module 2-Community Organizing and Capacity Building

Module 3 - Planning

Module 4 - Implementation

Module 5 - Evaluation

In these webinars, we explore the five-step process in the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF).

Back to Basics: Effective Community Engagement
Participants in this webinar will explore principles for strengthening, supporting, and building relationships to support and sustain a collective community vision.

Evidence Based Interventions:

A New Paradigm for Selecting Prevention Strategies
This webinar will discuss the approach to finding interventions that are outcomes driven, and, that includes a selection process that leads to interventions that are culturally relevant and more likely to be sustained.

Making Prevention Happen
Increasingly, funders require the implementation of 'Evidence-Based Strategies' in prevention. This webinar will explore how organizations, coalitions, and communities can build pathways to identifying and selecting strategies that work.

Environmental Prevention 101: Covering the Basics Part I

Environmental Prevention 101: Covering the Basics Part II

These webinars provide effective strategies for implementing youth-led environmental prevention strategies and tips and strategies for recruiting and retaining young people in prevention activities.

Social Media in Substance Abuse Prevention: Indispensable

Tools for Expanding Reach, Building Capacity and Influencing Norms
The webinar provides an overview of how others are using social media to customize their reach to target audiences, examines how to foster community change, defines how to build a presence, and explores how to raise awareness.

Mentoring 101: An Introduction to the Elements of Effective Practices
This webinar is to assist new staff by providing concrete tips and strategies for the design and implementation of youth mentoring programs.

Marijuana Issues
The webinar will review marijuana and youth use, health risks and community impacts related to marijuana use, and examples of current marijuana prevention efforts.

Prescription Take Back Events & More:

Comprehensive Approaches to Prescription Drug (Rx) Abuse
This webinar will share information about Prescription Drug (Rx) misuse and abuse, with a focus on what local communities can do to measure and understand the problem.

Prevention in Action: Community Approaches for the Prevention of Prescription Drug Abuse
This webinar highlights the approaches used to address prescription drug use in California.

RxSafe Marin: Mobilizing a Community to Prevent Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse
Like most California communities, Marin County is facing an epidemic of prescription drug misuse and abuse. In order to address this growing public health crisis, Marin County launched RxSafe Marin; a comprehensive three year initiative addressing the contributing factors of prescription drug abuse throughout the community. This webinar will provide an overview of the formation, structure, successes, and challenges that RxSafe Marin experienced in its first year.

Beyond the Warning Label: Identifying and Prioritizing Risk and Protective Factors for Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs
This is the first webinar in a two-part series that offers PFS II grantees an introduction to the process of identifying and prioritizing risk and protective factors that contribute to non-medical use of prescription drugs

What’s the Prescription? Strategies and Interventions to Prevent the Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs
This is the second webinar in a two-part series that offers PFS II grantees a chance to explore current research on the non-medical use of prescription drugs, and implications for the implementation of evidence-based strategies. 

Prevention in the Context of Primary Care: Opportunities for Collaboration           
In this webinar, Dr. John Knight, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, discusses with Michigan prevention practitioners practical strategies for integrating substance abuse prevention into  primary care.

Understanding the Connection Between Suicide and Substance Abuse: What the Research Tells Us
The first in a two-part series, this webinar examined current research findings on the connections between substance abuse and suicide, highlighting in particular factors that contribute to both problems and can be addressed in a coordinated way.

Drug Overview: HEROIN
This one hour online course is a complete a self-study course of the substance heroin.

Drug Overview: PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
This one hour online course is a complete a self-study course on the non-medical use of prescription opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants.

Drug Overview: COCAINE
This one hour online course is a complete a self-study course of the substance cocaine.

Drug Overview: MARIJUANA
This one hour module is a brief overview of the substance marijuana and will assist participants in enhancing their understanding of marijuana's social and physical consequences.

Drug Overview: ALCOHOL
This one hour online course is a complete a self-study course of the substance alcohol.

Community Coalitions Working Collaboratively Across Secondary and Postsecondary Education to Address Underage Drinking (September 18, 2013)
This webinar explores prevention research that strongly supports the use of comprehensive, integrated programs with multiple complementary components to address underage drinking. Panelists are Traci Toomey, Ph.D., Alcohol Epidemiology Project, University of Minnesota; Nicole Holt, executive director, Texans Standing Tall; and Kerri Calvert, Bloomington Normal Community Campus Committee. This webinar was hosted by the U.S. Department of Education.

Shape of the Solution (April 17, 2013)
Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. National experts expand on the shape of the solution to underage drinking introduced during the first webinar in the series. The discussions focus on evidence-based strategies for preventing underage drinking that are age and culturally appropriate and address both individual and environmental factors.

Brain Research and Underage Screening – Getting Informed, Preparing to Act. (March 7, 2013)
Hosted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), this webinar features NIAAA experts who will discuss the nature of the problem; alcohol’s effects on the developing brain; contextual factors surrounding underage drinking; and the importance of screening youth for alcohol use, risk for use, and alcohol related problems.

Preventing Underage Drinking: Introduction and Series Overview (January 30, 2013)
U.S. Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., and SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., describe the ongoing federal response to underage drinking, including this series of webinars by the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking. NIAAA Acting Director Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D., discusses the nature and extent of the problem. SAMHSA’s Center of Substance Abuse Prevention Director Frances M. Harding describes the “shape of the solution.”

Developing a Model School Policy:  A Training for School Leaders Interested in Improving Alcohol and Other Drug Policies and Procedures  
This webinar will prepare you to assist interested schools and communities in your service area to review and assess existing polices and to adopt the applicable policy recommendations endorsed by the New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

A Community's Response to Reduce the Burden of Substance Abuse
Communities across the United States are facing the resurgence of a dark, treacherous threat – heroin. Recognizing the need to take action in their county, the Marathon County (WI) Alcohol & Other Drug Partnership launched the Pushback Against Drug Abuse initiative. 

Measuring and Building Public Value of Health Intervention Programs
The webinar will cover how cost-benefit tools can be used to assess health intervention programs with particular attention being given to the notion of public value.  We will cover approaches to credibly embed public value in our evaluation of health intervention programs.  

Funding Primary Prevention: Overcoming Challenges with Innovative Financing Mechanisms
a SAMHSA Webinar hosted by Mental Health America

This webinar is aimed at community level stakeholders who are interested in primary prevention, including community-based advocacy organizations, anti-drug and other coalitions, local government (e.g., public health departments, school personnel), and civic and religious groups.

“Ask the Experts: e-Cigarettes, Hookah and Other Smokeless Tobacco Products”
This technical assistance webcast was driven solely by questions submitted by participants. The webcast offers answers and resources to help local communities and public health professionals better position their strategic approach to tackling issues related to these novel products.

Marijuana: Science and Strategies for Community Coalitions
This webinar will discuss new research that have shows the link between prolonged marijuana use and cognitive or neural impairment. Participants will also learn why community coalitions should care about marijuana use and engage their communities to address the marijuana issue, particularly around formulating messages and developing other effective strategies.

How to Host Effective Coalition Meetings
This webinar will focus on designing and facilitating meetings that matter. The webinar will offer tools you can begin using immediately to turn your coalition meetings from turkey sandwich reporting sessions to action oriented, dynamic interactions between members that move the coalition to outcomes.

Campus-Community Coalitions: Partnering with Higher Education Institutions to Enhance Prevention Efforts
By bringing together key on-campus and off-campus sector representatives, invested individual stakeholders, and other organizations affected by the problem, coalitions can implement a comprehensive set of strategies to change conditions in the community that contribute to local substance abuse problems. Campus-community coalitions act as change agents by leveraging shared resources to bring about new or modified programs, policies and practices.

Not a Harmless Drug: Prevention and Treatment of Marijuana Addiction
A review of common issues related to marijuana, such as its potential to be harmful and its addiction potential, and statistics about its use among young people, its effects on the developing brain and available treatments.

Preventing Underage Drinking Webinar Series
These webinars feature national leaders and experts discussing the extent and nature of the problem, lessons from recent research, and evidence-based strategies for addressing underage drinking. All webinars are being archived on or through this site for additional viewing after their live presentations.

Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse
An overview of the similarities and differences in adolescent and adult substance abuse and the implications for treatment.  Risk factors for substance abuse and dependence in adolescents with a focus on prescription drug abuse is covered.

Tobacco 101
Tobacco 101 is a self-guided web-based tutorial that provides the information and resources necessary to understand why tobacco use is considered the #1 preventable cause of death in the US, as well as the evidence-based and promising strategies that can reduce tobacco’s toll.

21st Century Partners in Prevention
This resource offers an introduction to some additional stakeholder groups, highlighting the ways that these “non-traditional” partners may enhance your prevention efforts.

VT Department of Liquor Control: What We Offer 
The Department of Liquor Control (DLC) is responsible for enforcing underage drinking laws by conducting compliance checks, training and educating retailers, bartenders, bar owners and the community at large. Link here for a list of DLC programs available to your community. http://liquorcontrol.vermont.gov/ DLC web site for contact information on both the DLC educators and investigators, compliance check information and training opportunities.

Introduction to Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions (COMS)
Increasingly, research confirms the link between substance use disorders and mental health disorders. This training is an introduction to understanding co-occurring disorders and how they affect individuals, how clinicians, counselors, and other staff approach the treatment planning process, and what interventions, techniques, and treatment practices are used when matching treatment to the individual's specific problem areas. This training is intended to supplement and not replace basic training in mental health and substance abuse disorders.