The Nevada Prevention Resource Center (NPRC) is the State Center for the Nevada RADAR (Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource) Network.  The NPRC is dedicated to providing current information on substance abuse prevention, treatment, and research, as well as materials in related fields such as mental health. Nevada Prevention Resource Center consists of a clearinghouse of free print and electronic materials available in bulk, as well as a library collection which circulates videos, books, kits, and more.  Both services are available to all Nevada residents and organizations at no cost.  Feel free to look around and contact us with any questions.                

Nevada 2-1-1
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more useful links and the latest news about Nevada Associate Centers, Prevention Coalitions and other partners in Nevada and across the nation.

Nevada 2-1-1:

a comprehensive statewide repository for information and referrals for Nevadans.

Crisis Call Center: Suicide, Child Abuse, Elder Abuse and the Substance Abuse Help Line: 775-825-HELP (4357) or toll-free: 1-800-450-9530.

It is the Mission of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling to generate awareness, promote education and advocate for quality treatment of problem gambling in the State of Nevada.

 
     

 

CARE Coalition Monthly Meeting

January 12, 2016 - 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 1:15 p.m.

CARE Coalition Meeting Room

6272 Spring Mountain Road, #105

Las Vegas, NV

 

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Check out this graphic about Teen birth rates:

 

 

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Support the National Problem Gambling Helpline this holiday season!

Your gift of $12 for one hour of Helpline Services, $29 for 4 hours or $142 for a full 12 hours will support the National Problem Gambling Helpline and new increased access by text and online chat.

The National Problem Gambling Helpline is like a 9-1-1 service for people experiencing problems with gambling addiction - anytime, anywhere in the U.S., help is available atwww.ncpgambling.org/chat or by calling or texting 1-800-522-4700

 

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Washington State University is accepting applications for the Ph.D. in Prevention Science program. This interdisciplinary Ph.D. program is administered by the Department of Human Development. Students will acquire an understanding of basic research on child, youth, and adult development; acquire the skills to conduct basic and/or applied research in prevention science; and develop skills for the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based programs to promote the well-being of children, adults, and families.

Interested students are encouraged to visit the prevention science website at  
http://preventionscience.wsu.edu/  and to read about prevention science program faculty research at http://preventionscience.wsu.edu/research.htm The deadline for admissions is January 1st for international applications and January 10th for domestic students.  Questions can be directed to the program director, Thomas Power at tompower@wsu.edu.

 

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Postdoctoral Psychology Training in Alcohol Research (PTAR) Fellowship at University of Washington

This is a two-year appointment, commencing no earlier than July 1st and no later than December 31st of each year, within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Addictive Behaviors Research Center in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, and is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Principal Investigator, Mary Larimer). This fellowship will provide training for individuals who wish to pursue a career in alcohol research, with an emphasis on the etiology and prevention of problem drinking and alcohol dependence. As this topic will be approached from both psychosocial and bio-behavioral perspectives, individuals with background training in relevant areas of psychology (clinical, health psychology, behavioral neuroscience, social, developmental, cognitive, behavioral pharmacology, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Both human and animal research will be supported.

Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating areas of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation by January 10th. Please email AND mail materials to:  Trinh Vo, Postdoctoral Psychology Training in Alcohol Research Program, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, 1100 NE 45th Street, Suite 300, Box 354944, Seattle, WA 98105

For more information please contact:

Mary E. Larimer, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry
Associate Director, Addictive Behaviors Research Center
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington, Box 354944
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone:
206-543-3513
Fax: 
206-616-1705
larimer@u.washington.edu

 

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CDC’s draft Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, 2016 is now available at www.Regulations.govfor review and comment. We received feedback from our partners that a formal public comment period would be helpful, and we are augmenting our process to incorporate a 30-day public comment period into our guideline development.

The public comment period closes January 13, 2016. Please submit all comments and feedback at www.Regulations.gov. Enter the docket number (CDC-2015-0112) to access the docket.

 

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted today a draft research plan on behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions for weight loss to prevent obesity-related morbidity and mortality in adults. The draft research plan is available for review and public comment from December 10, 2015 to January 13, 2016. To review the draft research plan and submit comments, go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/us-preventive-services-task-force-opportunities-for-public-commen

 

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE The Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics (SSFD: https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/) announces a search for a tenure-track position aimed at building on SSFD’s existing strengths in innovative and interdisciplinary research focused on children, youth, and families. We invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Implementation Science with an anticipated start date of Fall 2016 (job number 11409). The successful candidate will be expected to deliver instruction consistent with the mission of the unit, conduct quality publishable research, and advance the unit, institution, and profession through engaged service. Successful candidates must have a PhD or equivalent by time of appointment in human development, psychology, education, health, sociology, or a related field. Candidates must also have an accomplished record of publications regarding factors that promote or impede the implementation, fidelity, efficacy, and/or dissemination of interventions designed to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families. Demonstrated excellence in teaching also is required. Preferred qualifications include experience working in interdisciplinary settings, a demonstrated understanding of the dynamics involved in effective social-emotional behavioral school-based programs, and demonstrated potential for successful external funding.

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is January 22, 2016; if not filled, review of applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. Electronic submission of materials is required. Electronically send a letter of application describing your research; teaching background and interests; curriculum vitae, contact information for three references; and two samples of written work to Dr. Marilyn Thompson at ssfdmethods@gmail.com. A background check is required for employment.

 

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Suicide Prevention & Ethics of Assisted Suicide

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Bally’s Las Vegas

5:30 pm|Check-In
6:00 – 8:00 pm|Program

$99 - NPA & CCMS/NSMA Members
$149- |Non-Members

 

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The Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics (http://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Research Professor. This is a benefits-eligible, non-tenure track position renewable on a fiscal year basis (July 1 – June 30) contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit. Anticipated start date is July 2016 (or shortly thereafter). The successful candidate will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary research team focused on the study of peer relationships and application of evidence-based practices in real-life contexts to improve the quality of children’s relationships and will be expected to conduct quality publishable research. For this position, successful candidates must have a PhD, equivalent, or have advanced to doctoral candidacy in child development, psychology, or related field, and have strong evidence of expertise in research on social-emotional development in childhood and adolescence. Preference will be given to candidates with (a) strong quantitative skills, (b) experience working in interdisciplinary settings, (c) experience in school-based data collection, and (d) experience in implementing programs for children and youth. Preference is also given to those candidates who have evidence for success in external funding.

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is February 10, 2016; if not filled, review of applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. Electronic submission of materials is required. Electronically please send a letter of application describing your research and teaching background and interests, curriculum vitae, contact information for two references, and a sample of written work to Dr. Laura Hanish at ssfdhiring@gmail.com. A background check is required for employment.

 

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The Nevada Division of Insurance has posted the approved 2016 health insurance rates for individual and small group markets online at healthrates.doi.nv.gov.

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OJJDP has launched the OJJDP Online University, a central source

for the juvenile justice community to easily connect with training and technical

assistance.

 

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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.

 

 

 


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