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Strength-Based Counseling

The majority of clients with substance use disorders miss their second outpatient session (Duncan, Miller & Sparks, 2004). A main reason for this is the fact that our deficit based model can negatively impact client engagement. We are taught to search for deficits, setbacks and pathology early in the counseling relationship.
At intake clients are asked questions like:

April 28: Strategies to Improve Treatment Outcomes for Individuals with FASD and Their Families

This is a continuation of the webinar that was presented on January 27, 2021 that provided information on FASD and its manifestations in treatment and other settings, with a focus on the brain basis of the behaviors that are often misidentified as willful, manipulative behaviors. In this webinar, we focus on a discussion of the importance of identifying strengths in those with an FASD and those surrounding them, and strategies that can be implemented in treatment settings that can result in better outcomes for the individual and the setting.

The 2021 Montana Summer Institute

The Montana Summer Institute 2021:

Transform Community Norms & Narratives with the Science of the Positive

 

a summer-long remote training series

KEYNOTE KICKOFF: June 22-24, 2021

WEEKLY WORKSHOPS: July through September 2021

YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: June 30th, July 14th & August 5th

Click the image to see the full flyer

 

It's time to tell a new story about community health.

New England PTTC Newsletter | April 2021 Edition

The eighth edition of our bi-monthly newsletter is available. This month’s edition features the launch of In the Air, a graphic medicine built to foster conversations with and among the young, a roadmap tool to assist new prevention professionals, in New England, to hit the ground running during the orientation phase, wellness resources from the PTTC network, awareness campaign toolkits, and regionally and nationally developed events and tools to support and grow the prevention workforce in New England. View the newsletter.

NEW PREVENTION TOOL | In the Air, a Graphic Medicine | Download a Preview | Request a Full Version

In the Air is a graphic medicine built to foster conversations with and among young people around vaping, choices about substance use, and social factors. This graphic novel-styled story of five teens going through high school incorporates behavioral science of substance misuse prevention with the stories, interest, and ideas of members of the Tobacco Free Rhode Island Youth Ambassadors. The novel has questions to help guide the discussion, a strong research base, and roots in risk and protective factors. Preview the first 15 pages. 

 

Substance Use Disorders Recovery with a Focus on Employment and Education

The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of issues, challenges, policies, and practices related to employment and workforce training for individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder (SUD). An important focus for SAMHSA is supporting sustained recovery from SUD through the use of employment mechanisms. Individuals in treatment and recovery can vary in many ways.

Happy National Minority Health Month!

Happy National Minority Health Month!

In April, we are supporting the campaign of the Office of Minority Health (OMH): #VaccineReady. Please watch this video and help us to disseminate this important message.

Additional information: https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/nmhm/

¡Feliz Mes Nacional de la Salud de las Minorías!

Happy National Minority Health Month!

Happy National Minority Health Month!

In April, we are supporting the campaign of the Office of Minority Health (OMH): #VaccineReady. Please watch this video and help us to disseminate this important message.

Additional information: https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/nmhm/

¡Feliz Mes Nacional de la Salud de las Minorías!

2021 Alcohol Awareness Toolkit: #ProofIsInTheNumbers

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. To raise awareness about alcohol-related harms and the importance of alcohol policy safeguards, the Northwest PTTC has launched the 2021 Alcohol Awareness Toolkit: #ProofIsInTheNumbers.

 

"The Alcohol Awareness Toolkit seeks to do the following during the month of April:

April National Minority Health Month

     April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM). Established by Congress in 2002 and building off an annual event originally created in 1915 by Booker T. Washington, NMHM is an opportunity to raise awareness of the health disparities facing minorities and other vulnerable populations. The theme of this year’s NMHM is #VaccineReady. The Office of Minority Health is hosting events on the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on minority populations and the importance of getting vaccinated.