Nevada Prescription Drug Prevention Video Contest
In an effort to combat teens substance abuse in Nevada, Governor Brian Sandoval, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, the Nevada Coalition Partnership, Solutions Recovery, Inc., the Nevada Board of Pharmacy and the Nevada Division of Public Behavioral health have joined together to sponsor a statewide video public service announcement (PSA) for the state’s middle and high school age youth.
The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm (pacific time, US) on Friday, October 10, 2014. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 10, 20145.
"Have you had an issue with a medicine, medical device, or food product and
did not know who to notify? The Food and Drug Administration has a
consumer-friendly form for reporting adverse events and other serious safety
problems with FDA regulated products. The program that processes this
information, and uses it to protect your health, is called MedWatch.
And it needs your help."
Form at www.fda.gov.
Come be a part of the discussion of ways to raise recovery awareness and reduce the negative stigma
associated with living with an addiction. The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the
over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.
Where: Joe Crowley Theater located in the Joe Crowley Student Union at University of Nevada, Reno
When: Wednesday, September 10th 2014 at 6:30 pm
Assistant or Associate Professor, Utah State University
The Department of Psychology at Utah State University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will join and support the growing Sociobehavioral Epidemiology emphasis area within the department. Candidates are sought with research interests and teaching experience in one or several of the following areas: quantitative psychology, psychometrics, prevention science, epidemiology, social psychology, public health. We are particularly interested in individuals with strengths in quantitative methods, research methodology, and statistics (e.g., latent variable modeling, multilevel analysis, mixture modeling) as well as those with a background in social psychology.
Review of applications will begin September 26, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
OJJDP has launched the OJJDP Online University, a central source
for the juvenile justice community to easily connect with training and technical
CDC Report on Reducing Youth Violence
“Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action” provides information, evidence-based
strategies, and action steps to help community leaders, health professionals, families
and others reduce or prevent youth violence.
2013 School Crime and Safety Report
The Bureau of Justice Statistics, in collaboration with the National Center for Education Statistics, has released "Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2013." An annual report that provides recent data on school crime and student safety. The report is based on a variety sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, principals, and postsecondary institutions. Topics include victimization at school, teacher injury, bullying and cyberbullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, and student perceptions of personal safety at school.
National Center for Juvenile Justice Launches Web Site
To Chart Juvenile Justice Change
The National Center for Juvenile Justice launched Juvenile Justice GPS—Geography, Policy,
Practice & Statistics (JJGPS), which is an online resource. The Web site features national and
state statistics on state laws and juvenile
justice practice to help policymakers and stakeholders
chart juvenile justice system change.
Law or Policy by State
Nevada Health Statistics Portal
|Nevada Health Statistics Portal launched by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health. This is a web-based health statistics query system. Anyone looking for statistics on public health issues in Nevada, including birth, death and other demographic statistics. It is a great new resource, take a moment and check it out.
New Information From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention:
“Survey Finds Youth Benefit From Violence Prevention Programs. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal has published “Youth Exposure to Violence Prevention Programs in a National Sample.” This paper is based on research from the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), a study that OJJDP sponsors on the prevalence of children’s exposure to violence. The survey findings show that two-thirds of children ages 5–9 and three-quarters of youth 10–17 years old have benefitted from formal bullying or violence prevention programs. The researchers found that school-age children had lower levels of both peer victimization and perpetration, while older youth made more disclosures about victimization to parents and authorities.”
OJJDP Bulletin Examines Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth
OJJDP released “Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth” which is part of its “Beyond Detention” series. The bulletin summarizes methods, findings, and implications of suicidal thoughts and behaviors among detained youth ages 10–18. The authors examined rates of suicidal ideation and behaviors, the relationship between suicide attempts and psychiatric disorders, and differences by gender and race/ethnicity.
It's official! RAM (Remote Area Medical) will be touring Nevada in October 2015.
Please SAVE THE DATES - and share this information.
Las Vegas - October 1st thru 4th
Yerington - October 8th thru 10th
Carson City - October 15th thru 18th
They are looking for clinic site locations: facility needs to be at least 15,000-20,000 Sq. feet. Additional considerations include: electrical and water supply, indoor/covered space available, utility requirements, and handicap accessibility (for patients as well as volunteers)
The clinics will be listed on the www.ramusa.org web-site next year.
Yerington and Carson City local RAM information 775-350-4597 or 775-246-7550
Freida A Carbery
Cell:775-220-2749 office: 775-246-7550 fax : 775-246-7553
PO Box 517 Dayton NV 89403
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