Prevention & Early Intervention
Partners in Prevention: New statewide listserv for Alaska communities to get relevant information and news sources on prevention and health promotion activities and events across the state. Click here to join/leave.
Collective Impact: Where does the community fit in? Living Cities has constructed a free e-course to equip those involved in collective impact inititatives with tools for including and working with community members. Click HERE to find out more.
Upcoming Training & Conferences
Alaska Alcohol & Drug Information School (ADIS)
Certification & Booster Training For ADIS Instructors
The Change Companies® in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health, will be conducting two days of informative, interactive training for new and certified ADIS instructors.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
ADIS Certification Training (adult program): The ADIS facilitator training is a certification program for new instructors, plus a great refresher course for certified instructors. Explore the evidence-based research behind Interactive Journaling®, walk through the ADIS curriculum and learn and practice effective facilitation strategies. (6.5 CEUs)
Thursday, October 29, 2015
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Engaging Individuals in the Change Process (adult program): This workshop will discuss the benefits of using Interactive Journaling® to engage ADIS participants in the process of lasting behavior change. Methods for shifting the responsibility and initiative for change onto the participant will be discussed, as well as facilitating ADIS within the clinical needs identified in ASAM’s 0.5 Level of Care. (6.5 CEUs)
Tony Piper – ASAP Program Manager
- The 28th Annual NPN Prevention Research Conference, Seattle, WA, November17-19, 2015. Prevention Research to Practice in a Changing Environment. For information: www.npnconference.org.
The revamped Alaska CARELINE site has launched.
http://carelinealaska.com/ The site is packed with useful info and links to deeper resources. Click on the link and take a look!
United Health Foundation:
America's Health Rankings 2014
Mental Health America report:
Parity or Disparity: The State of Mental Health in America 2015
Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence:
Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive: November 2014 Report
State of Alaska Epidemiologic Profile on Substance Use, Abuse and Dependency: The Epidemiology Workgroup of the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant has just released the Update 2013 of their comprehensive review of substance use data for the State of Alaska:
Consumption and Consequence: Update 2013
New media campaign to help parents talk to younger children about the dangers of underage drinking. "Talk. They Hear You." is a new national public service announcement (PSA) campaign that empowers parents to talk to children as young as nine years old about the dangers of underage drinking was recently launched by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). For copies of all the campaign materials go to: http://samhsa.gov/underage-drinking/
Alaska’s Strategies to Prevent Underage Drinking is an update of the 2009 publication on preventing underage drinking. These recommendations are an overview of what existing literature describes as being effective. The specific actions are items the committee believes are possible to implement in the next three years. Increasing the use of these recommendations and specific actions will help to build a stronger foundation in the statewide effort to prevent underage drinking.