Training Across the Region

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Regional & National Upcoming Events

Better Understand PFAS and How It Affects Your Community

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of chemicals that impact almost 97% of people. PFAS can result in environmental and human health risks.

Learn more about PFAS sources, health risks, and solutions, and get answers to your questions.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024 

Time: 1-2 p.m. CT (2-3 p.m. ET)

“But you know I’m just like you, right?”
Exploring Adolescent Dating and Disability

Join Dr. Heidi Rueda as she discusses her research on adolescent dating and disability. She will explore young people with disabilities’ romantic and sexual experiences highlighting the unique challenges and assets across the stages of relationships (initiation, sustainment, and termination). She will also cover dating and sexual violence prevention along with pregnancy and parenting considerations.

She will highlight how, through advocacy, parents and educators can help young people with various types of disabilities obtain sexual citizenship via comprehensive sexual health education plus tailored dating and sexual health resources.

The qualitative data for this webinar came from interviews with social workers who served children and adolescents with disabilities, as well as from interviews with young adults with disabilities and with parents of youth with disabilities.

Objectives: Webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe the intimacy desires of youth with disabilities with the aim of advocating for their full sexual citizenship. 
  • Explore youth with disabilities’ unique challenges and assets with regard to dating and sexual health.
  • Promote inclusive and tailored sexual health programming.

Presenters: Heidi Rueda, Ph.D.
John E. Christensen Community Chair in Child Welfare
Grace Abbott School of Social Work
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Who should attend: Teen pregnancy prevention staff, healthy relationship facilitators, disability advocates, federal project officers, policy makers, researchers, community-based program managers and administrators, special ed educators and administrators

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 @ 3:00 PM CT/ 4:00 PM ET

Duration: 60 minutes 

Cost: Free!

MATRIX for Criminal Justice

The Matrix Model for Criminal Justice Settings Training provides an evidence-based treatment experience to adults in correctional settings, including jails, community corrections, referrals from probation and parole in outpatient settings, drug courts, and prisons.

Based on the award-winning Matrix Model, this program has been specifically adapted to meet the unique needs of justice-involved individuals. It addresses not only the substance use but the behaviors that caused them to become involved in the justice system. 

Date: Wednesday April 10 and Thursday April 11

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm CST (10:00 am-5:00 pm EST) both days, held virtually

These trainings are free to attend.

MATRIX Key Supervisor Training

​Key Supervisors are a vital component of the Matrix Model and will become key contacts with CLARE|MATRIX Training Department. Key Supervisors will receive on-going information on the model, upcoming additional trainings and have the opportunity to participate in new information and interactions with other Key Supervisors from around the world. 

Date: Friday, April 12

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm CST (10:00am-5:00pm EST)

These trainings are free to attend.

Advocacy & Lobbying: Walking the Line (HHS Region 1)

A common dilemma for prevention providers is determining the line between advocacy and lobbying. Advocacy is the process of stakeholders’ making their voices heard on issues that affect their lives and the lives of others at the local, state, and national level. Lobbying is a type of advocacy that attempts to influence specific legislation. This workshop will assist prevention providers in discerning what actions they can and cannot engage in as advocates. 

Date: April 18, 2024, 1:00-2:30 PM (CST)/ 2:00-3:30 PM (EST)

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm CST (10:00am-5:00pm EST)

These trainings are free to attend.

Connecting for Solutions: School Belonging and Children’s Mental Health

Students who are connected to and feel they belong at their school have better mental health.

Join the Office of Children’s Mental Health as we bring people from across the state to share ideas and discuss school belonging and children’s well-being. 

Date: April 24, 2024, 12:00-1:15 PM (CST)/ 1:00-2:15 PM (EST)

Strategies for Preventing Substance Misuse in Older Adults

There is growing concern among prevention specialists and public health officials regarding older adults and substance use, misuse, and increasing substance use disorders. Substance use in older adults is complicated and is often overlooked, especially when individuals are experiencing other aging related health conditions. While the number of older adults experiencing substance use disorders dramatically increased in the last 20 years, prevention services have not been tailored to the needs of older adults. This webinar will highlight the growing problem, approaches to understanding the older adult population in your community, and available strategies. Additionally, we will hear directly from preventionists who are implementing programming with this population.

Date: April 25, 2024, 1:00-2:30 PM (CST)/ 2:00-3:30 PM (EST)

Save the Date!
Pre-Conference June 25 | Conference June 26-28

Please save the date to join GLITEC’s 3rd Annual Great Lakes Area Opioid Conference: Journeying Toward Wellness in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

This conference is focused on increasing knowledge around opioids and other substance use, mental health, and other related topics. It will also support collaborative response efforts promoting regional health and wellness. GLITEC is offering several pre-conference trainings to support the amazing work occurring across the Great Lakes region.

This conference is geared toward Tribal public health professionals, prevention professionals, social workers, community health workers, and others working within Indian Country to support health and wellness.

Event Details

Pre-Conference: June 25 / Conference Dates: June 26-28

Kewadin Casino and Convention Center
2186 Shunk Rd.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

More information to come. We hope you can join us!

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