Ongoing Learning Opportunities

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Trainings provided through CASAT are marked with an * by the title. Additional information and registration is available at CASAT.ORG

These are archived and available on a continuous basis. 

Dating Matters ®: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Dating Matters ®: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention is a free, e-learning course available to educators, school personnel, youth mentors, and others dedicated to improving teen health. Follow a school administrator throughout his day as he highlights what teen dating violence is and how to prevent it through graphic novel scenarios, interactive exercises, and information gathered from leading experts.

60 Hr. Gambling Counselor Training Program

Approved by the Nebraska Council on Compulsive Gambling (NCCG), Bellevue University’s 60-clock hour certificate program is broken down into specific course offerings. Each offering is self-paced, but must be completed within three weeks once accessed. Bellevue University’s Gambling Specialty Certificate program can be tailored to meet your individual state’s education requirements for certified gambling counselors.

Non-Nebraska resident certificate program begins May 11, 2015.

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Video Series on Tobacco Regulatory Science in Action

In each video, the scientists behind CTP-supported research share the work they are doing, and, not only why it is so important to public health, but also to each of them personally.

Though the research spans many topics, the scientists all share a common goal—that their efforts will add to the knowledge base informing FDA’s decision making around tobacco product regulation and communication. The first three videos in the series represent a cross-section of the work under way around the perceptions and preferences of tobacco users, as well as the long-term impact of using various tobacco products. More videos will be added in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back.

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The OJJDP Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) Distance Learning Courses

Distance learning courses on strategies for enforcement of underage drinking laws and preventing youth access to alcohol. UDETC currently has six courses available. These online courses are available at no-cost and include: Conducting Compliance Check Operations, Environmental Strategies, Party Prevention and Controlled Party Dispersal, Techniques for Managing Special Events, Source Investigations, and our newest course on Using Community Volunteers to Support Prevention and Enforcement of Underage Drinking. Participants can receive a certificate upon completion of each course.  In the coming months, look for our seventh course titled, “Developing Data-Driven Strategies to Reduce Underage Drinking”.

Watch Archived Session: ACA and Its Impact on Recovery Services

You’re invited to watch the first Office of National Drug Control Policy and SAMHSA meeting on what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means for recovery services. This meeting, Substance Use Disorders Today: Access, Recovery, and the ACA, brought together the Nation’s leading experts in the fields of substance use disorders and mental health treatment.

Discussion included the latest programs, policies, and how the ACA is expanding coverage and access to behavioral health services.

SPRC Launches a New Video Series

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) announces the launch of its new video series, “SPARK Talks: Suicide Prevention, Innovation, and Action.” SPARK Talks are Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, and Knowledgeable videos of leaders in the suicide prevention movement. Each of these innovators describes a new development or direction in the field that can have an impact on suicide and issues a call to action.

SPRC invites you to spark conversation by sharing your own comments—along with the videos—via social media, newsletters, and websites, or by showing them as part of a presentation. You could spark innovation by using the videos and the associated resources to inform your own implementation. And you could spark action by submitting your success story via a form on the SPARK Talks website.

Opioid Use in Pregnancy: A Community’s Approach, the Children and Recovering Mothers (CHARM) Collaborative

The webinar features the CHARM Collaborative based in Burlington, Vermont. CHARM is a multidisciplinary group of agencies serving pregnant women with opioid dependence, and their infants and families. Discussion centers on services provided and collaborative practice elements across systems at multiple points of intervention—prenatal, birth, and postpartum.

Tobacco Prevention For Coalitions online course

The course includes interactive lessons, videos and external resources that are free and available to anyone through CADCA’s e-learning center.  The course also provides background information about why tobacco control is so important and the crucial steps to making health communication plans work. If you are interested in learning more about building tobacco prevention campaigns and successful strategies to address novel tobacco prevention topics such as multi-unit housing, point-of-sale promotion and e-cigarettes, try out our course today!

Coalition Core Essentials

Coalition Core Essentials is an online course intended for coalition leaders, staff, volunteers, and partners. Based on CADCA’s National Coalition Academy, this online course consists of 10 interactive modules that each take 30-60 minutes to complete.

You may complete the entire series in order, or take separate modules as “refreshers” on particular topics. During each module, you’ll have the chance to print your responses to “Reflection Questions.” You can use this customized document as a guide for your own next steps in contributing to your coalition’s work.

What Do We Know About Marijuana?

This course looks into what we know about marijuana. We’ll explore the latest research about the harms of this hot topic of a drug. We’ll consider how it impacts users and society, and look at the issue of marijuana as medicine. What’s the rational public health approach for community coalitions to take?

This course includes activities in which you respond to community member’s questions and concerns, using the research you’ll learn about in this course. The final section of the course looks specifically at how coalitions can include local conditions around marijuana use and consequences in their logic models, and implement environmental, population-changing strategies.

CADCA’s community coalition experts worked in conjunction with federal experts from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The course is approximately 45 minutes.

Applying the Strategic Prevention Framework to Prescription Drug Abuse

This course, entitled “Applying the Strategic Prevention Framework to Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention” will address prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine misuse, abuse and addiction, an epidemic that CADCA’s coalitions are addressing in their communities every day. Although safe when taken as prescribed and often truly life-saving, Rx and OTC medicines also present a major problem—as they are easily accessible and many perceive these drugs to be less harmful than illicit drugs. CADCA has been tracking and addressing this public health threat for more than 10 years.

This prescription drug abuse prevention course applies the strategic prevention and community problem solving framework used by CADCA’s National Coalition Institute specifically to Rx and OTC medicine abuse. This course, consisting of 10 modules, applies the “problem statement” of youth prescription drug abuse to the major competencies of the Strategic Prevention Framework. Users should have a working knowledge of the SPF and have identified Rx abuse/misuse as a problem in order to gain significant knowledge and build basic skills to tackle the problem by taking this course.  

For those users who complete all 10 modules, a certificate of completion for 5 contact hours will be generated at the end of the final module.  

Transitioning to DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM

The Fifth Edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), developed by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), is the compendium of mental disorder criteria and diagnostic codes used by clinicians in the U.S. healthcare system. Since its release in May 2013, clinicians and outside organizations have expressed to the APA and SAMHSA a need to know more about DSM-5’s approach to diagnostic coding. This knowledge is critical, as ICD codes are reported to insurance companies for the purposes of providing reimbursement for clinical services. Clinicians need to understand and appropriately use DSM-5’s codes in order to avoid barriers to or delays in treatment. This program will help clinicians to better understand the coding changes in DSM-5; how DSM-5’s approach is similar to and differs from that in DSM-IV; the rationale behind the revisions; and specific clinical implications.

Cost: Free

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Bullying Prevention Online Training has sponsored a free online bullying prevention training. The training offers suggestions on how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention.

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