Opioid Programming Webinars

During the May 24—June 1 period, the Extension Opioid Crisis Response Workgroup is hosting a series of webinars on Extension substance abuse programming that could be quickly shared across state lines and used to help address the growing opioid crisis.  The webinars are designed to share information about these programs and we will also offer an assessment of the nature of the programming, their purposes/targets, costs, and ease of sharing/adopting.  All are welcome to join the webinars live or view the recording at a later date. 

You can join the webinars by going to go to http://ncrcrd.adobeconnect.com/ncrcrd1, “enter as a guest” is by default already chosen. Type your name (First and Last) into the text box provided, and click on “Enter Room”. You are now in the meeting room for the webinar.

The webinars will be recorded and made available via YouTube within two days of the presentation.

You may also offer feedback on the programs by clicking here

Dates and topics of the webinars are as follows:

May 24, 2018 (12:00 PM ET)
Community-Based Opioid Awareness Program: Michigan State University offers educational prevention programs in schools and community settings.
Presented by: Courtney Cuthbertson
Recording / PowerPoint
Resources: Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate AddictYouTube Video
Mental Health First Aid: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

May 29, 2018 (1:00 PM-ET)
Life Skills Training Program: This comprehensive program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.  Covered topics include tobacco, drug, and alcohol prevention, assertiveness, anger management, self-image, and communication skills.
Presented by: Lindsay Hughes
Recording / PowerPoint

May 29, 2018 (2:00 PM-ET)
Generation Rx: Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused. 
Presented by: Chelsea Pekny
Recording / PowerPoint

May 30, 2018 (1:00 PM-ET)
Mental Health First Aid: Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid:  This training is designed to increase knowledge and help-seeking, and to decrease stigma for behavioral health issues like depression, anxiety, trauma, suicide, drug use and alcohol use.
Presented by: Jamie Dellifield
Recording / PowerPoint

May 30, 2018 (2:00 PM-ET)
Community Assessment to Promote Behavioral Health Planning and Evaluation (CAPE): The purpose of this training is to equip Extension educators and community leaders with the capacity to mobilize and sustain a community-based initiatives to address priority behavioral health issues, including substance abuse.
Presented by: John Leatherman 
Recording / PowerPoint

June 1, 2018  (2:00 PM-ET)
Strengthening Families Program 10-14: Parents want to protect their children, but it’s challenging. Youth need skills to help them resist the peer pressure that leads to risky behaviors. Research shows that protective parenting improves family relationships and decreases the level of family conflict, contributing to lower levels of substance use.
Presented by: Cathy Hockaday 
Recording / PowerPoint

June 28, 2018 (12:00 PM-ET)
PROSPER: PROSPER is an evidence-based prevention program delivery system that features a menu of tested and proven programs for sixth and seventh graders. Programs on the menu have a successful track record for preventing risky behaviors in youth, promoting positive youth development, and strengthening families. PROSPER has been tested with over 10,000 youth and their families since 2001 through a NIH-funded grant. Positive long-term effects include reductions in opioid misuse in young adulthood, as well as PROSPER’s cost effectiveness.
Presented by: Richard Spoth and Lisa Schainker
Recording / PowerPoint