Upcoming Webinars

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New England PTTC Webinar: A Circle Tied to Mother Earth - Supplementing EBPs with Culturally Relevant Material In this webinar, the team will present preliminary work in the development of a culturally and developmentally appropriate Native American supplement to an evidence-based prevention program. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss youth and family recruitment, cultural activities, and successful virtual delivery. This webinar is hosted as part of the New England PTTC Prevention in Action series.

About the Presenters:

Cedric Woods, PhD, is the Director of the Institute of New England Native American Studies, College of Education & Human Development, at University of Massachusetts-Boston.

Teri Aronowitz, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAAN, is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences at University of Massachusetts-Boston.

BoRam Kim, BSN, is a PhD Candidate in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences at University of Massachusetts-Boston.


About the webinar: This webinar is hosted through the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement #5H79SP081020-03.
Feb 26, 202111:00am EST1.5 hours
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New England PTTC Webinar: CBD 101 for Prevention Professionals Unsure of what CBD is and how it is related to cannabis and THC? Dr. Karen Simone will present current information on the THC and CBD in marijuana products. She will describe the differences between THC and CBD, the products that include one or both of these ingredients and the potential effects. Marijuana naturally contains both THC and CBD, along with hundreds of other chemicals. Today’s products contain one or both, with or without other chemicals, in many different forms and strengths. Some products have more oversight with regard to quality and safety than others do. Many people are using these products with limited knowledge, incorrect knowledge and without good medical oversight. Preventionists, providers and others need to be familiar with the scientific information available and comfortable that the current information is still in development.

Objectives:
• Describe the relationship between marijuana, THC and CBD
• List the expected clinical effects from prescription and nonprescription CBD products
• Compare and contrast the clinical effects of THC and CBD
• Identify potential concerns related to mixing THC/CBD with medical problems or medications
• Discuss the likelihood of CBD showing positive on a marijuana urine screen


About the Presenter:
Dr. Karen Simone is the Director of the Northern New England Poison Center, which serves the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. She is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. A Certified Specialist in Poison Information, Dr. Simone holds a Doctorate in Pharmacy, is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT), a Diplomate of the American Board of Applied Toxicology (ABAT) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology.

About the webinar: This webinar is hosted through the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement #5H79SP081020-03.
Mar 9, 20211:00pm EST1 hour
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Adolescent Substance UseMar 12, 202112:00pm EST1 hour
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New England PTTC Webinar: Stimulants 2021: Epidemiology, Effects and Treatments What are the current trends in stimulant use around New England and the country? How do stimulants affect people both short and long term? Dr. Richard Rawson will address these questions in this one-hour webinar overview of the epidemiology and pharmacology of stimulants. This webinar will provide an overview of current research on stimulant use, how stimulant use compares to other substance use trends, and what current treatments for stimulant use disorder are available. This webinar was developed to address a need identified in HHS Region 1 (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI) to provide substance misuse prevention professionals with information about the effects of stimulants and stimulant use disorder.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Rawson is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, UCLA School of Medicine and a Research Professor at the University of Vermont. He received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1970. He has conducted an extensive portfolio of research on methamphetamine, including projects on behavioral and medication treatments, with brain imaging measures. He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group for Attorney General Janet Reno.

About the webinar: This webinar is hosted through the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement #5H79SP081020-03. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for 1 contact hour (no partial credit).
Mar 26, 20211:00pm EDT1 hour
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Preventing and Addressing Nicotine, Prescription and Illicit Drug Use among Adolescents with and without ADHD Certificates A completed evaluation is required to receive contact hours for the following:

1 Continuing Medical Education This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and (CCSME). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians

1 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

1 contact hour for CHES/MCHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

1 contact hour for prevention from the Maine Prevention Certification Board: This conference has been pre-approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board and meets the requirements for Prevention Specialist Certification in Maine.

Certificate of attendance for 1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

1 contact hour pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
Apr 9, 202112:00pm EDT1 hour
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Conducting a Program Evaluation - Part 3, Evaluation for Substance Use Prevention Professionals Series Prevention funding often requires program evaluation to demonstrate impacts, successes, challenges, opportunities, and efficiencies. However, planning and implementing an evaluation is a science with many steps and decision points along the way. Join Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) for a how-to guide for conducting / implementing an evaluation, the third session of a four-part series to learn about the evaluation process from why evaluation is important to how to design and conduct an evaluation, and ultimately, how to use your findings to make data-driven decisions for your program.

During this session, participants will:
1. Learn the difference between and importance of choosing the right evaluation tools
2. Identify procedures for collecting and storing data
3. Identify tools for data analysis
4. Develop a plan for making data collection and analysis a sustainable part of an agency’s continuous quality improvement plan

The New England PTTC Evaluation Webinar Series dates are: Dec. 2, Feb. 24, April 14, and June 23. Recordings of previous webinars will be made available for on-demand viewing. Over four sessions, this webinar series will:

• Provide basic understanding of prevention science and the role of evaluation
• Describe evaluation planning and types of evaluation
• Discuss data collection tools and gap analysis techniques
• Discuss strategies for data analysis and communicating findings to stakeholders


This webinar is hosted through the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement #5H79SP081020-03.
Apr 14, 20211:00pm EDT1 hour
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Using Evaluation to Make Data Driven Decisions - Part 4 Evaluation for Substance Use Prevention Professionals Series Prevention funding often requires program evaluation to demonstrate impacts, successes, challenges, opportunities, and efficiencies. However, planning and implementing an evaluation is a science with many steps and decision points along the way. Join Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) for a discussion on how to use data and evaluation findings to make data-driven decisions for your organization, the fourth session of a four-part series to learn about the evaluation process from why evaluation is important to how to design and conduct an evaluation, and ultimately, how to use your findings to make data-driven decisions for your program.

During this session, participants will:
1. Identify reasons why and to whom to disseminate evaluation findings
2. Learn how to plan a message and tell the story of your data
3. Understand the pros and cons of presenting data via different products, like reports, executive summaries, and facts sheets
4. Develop a plan for incorporating data into long-term continuous quality improvement efforts


The New England PTTC Evaluation Webinar Series dates are: Dec. 2, Feb. 24, April 14, and June 23. Recordings of previous webinars will be made available for on-demand viewing. Over four sessions, this webinar series will:

• Provide basic understanding of prevention science and the role of evaluation
• Describe evaluation planning and types of evaluation
• Discuss data collection tools and gap analysis techniques
• Discuss strategies for data analysis and communicating findings to stakeholders

This webinar is hosted through the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement #5H79SP081020-03.
Jun 23, 20211:00pm EDT1 hour
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