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  • Human Service Training on Substance Abuse Issues
    There are still spaces available for the December 4, 2012 "Human Service Training on Substance Abuse Issues". This training is appropriate for anyone who coordinates, works with, or provides training to "Front Line Workers". This training will provide an opportunity to learn how to train community partners on basic substance use identification and referral. Some examples of people who may find this training useful are; Community Coalition Coordinators, Faith Based Leaders, Human Service Leaders, Sub-Committee Chairs, etc.
    Topics covered at this training include;
    • An introduction to substance abuse: what is addiction, trauma and substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, stigma and behaviors
    • Intervention techniques, messages, mandatory reporter obligations
    • Community based support for human services needs
    • Identification of substance abuse treatment providers
    • Early screening and intervention
    • “Train the Trainer” techniques for staff and provider skill building
    • Q&A
    Register and more information: here
    Human Services Training on Substance Abuse Issues (PDF)

  • YOUTH SURF PROGRAM (Substance Use Recovering Families)  Cristo Rey Behavioral Health and Prevention Services is now offering the SURF Program. The SURF Program is an educational program to help youth 10-18 years old understand substance abuse and how to make healthy choices for themselves.
    This is a Free program. Free pizza dinner is provided.
    For further information call 517 372-4700 ext 144 or alternative Sara Mitchell at 517 372-4700 ext 140

    What: Three week program, 2 sessions per evening
    When: Mondays, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Where: Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High Street, Lansing, MI 48906
    • Youth SURF Brochure (PDF)
    Referral Form (PDF)
    Program Consent Form (PDF)

  • Smoke Free InghamTreating Tobacco Dependence in Michigan: Implementing Effective Cessation Interventions and Systems The MDCH Tobacco Section is pleased to announce a new web based tobacco training program titled "Treating Tobacco Dependence in Michigan: Implementing Effective Cessation Interventions and Systems" now available through the Section's web page:

    Produced and presented by the Michigan Department of Community Health in conjunction with the Michigan Smokefree Hospitals Grant, the training is designed to help health care providers implement evidence based patient cessation interventions and systems change in order to decrease
    tobacco use.

    The training features four modules, with the ability to complete one, two, three or all four modules:

    Our expert panel of speakers include:

    Since tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. and smoking cessation advice and help to quit is ranked as one of the top three most cost effective preventive services-meaning it provides better value for the dollar - than waiting to treat smoking related diseases, please utilize the training and publicize it to others for their use with the goal of reducing Michigan's tobacco burden.

    1) Enhancing Tobacco Reduction in Pediatrics: Strategies for Pediatric Care Providers and Offices
    2) Tobacco Dependence and Abuse: A Serious Disease That is Killing Michigan Residents
    3) Nicotine Addiction Therapy
    3) Implementing Cessation Programs: Inpatient and Outpatient

    Other Events
    • No other events are currently scheduled.

    • FREE WEBINAR: Seven Program Design Features: Adult Drug Court Principles, Research, and Practice
      The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has released a new Research to Practice (R2P) webinar addressing the 7 design features of Adult Drug Court.

      BJA, with support from the National Institute of Justice, set the 7 design features as priorities in the recently released 2012 Adult Drug Court Solicitation (PDF). In this 1 hour webinar, you will hear from a distinguished panel of experts as they outline each of the 7 design features, provide snapshots of the research to support each feature, and provide you with the necessary tools to improve your Adult Drug Court program.  Lastly, you will gain access to a wealth of resources and links to assist you as you think of ways to improve your program design.
      Click here to view the webinar


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