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Nevada Prevention Resource Center

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13 January 2014

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VALOR Training VALOR Training is designed for frontline law enforcement to promote officer safety and help prevent injuries and deaths to law enforcement officers in the line of duty. In this training, participants will gain an understanding of emerging threats, including those posed by antigovernment criminal extremists, and learn techniques for anticipating and surviving a violent encounter. In addition, officers will learn how to identify concealed weapons and

armed gunmen and gain knowledge of the mental and physical skills required for high-risk tactical situations that may involve active shooters. There is no registration fee for this training. Enrollment is limited to sworn state, local, and tribal law enforcement personnel. Federal registrants will be placed on a wait list pending availability. Space is limited. You will receive a memo confirming your registration. Lodg-

ing information will be provided once your registration is confirmed. Two training will be help this month in Nevada: January 28 - Reno January 30 - Las Vegas Check-in beging at 7 Training from 8am - 5pm.

Telehealth Tuesday Kickoff Webinar

Since behavioral health is considered one of the ten essential health care benefits, access to quality substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery services becomes an important issue. Unfortunately, access to treatment and recovery services is hindered due to SUD workforce shortages and transportation issues (lack of public

transportation or traveling long distances to the nearest provider, especially in areas designated as frontier/rural). This 1.5 hour webinar is the kickoff event for a Media Series developed by the National Frontier and Rural Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NFAR-ATTC). Each event in the Media Series is designed to highlight how telehealth technologies can be used to successfully navigate the

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challenges related to expanding access and enhancing services. In this first webinar, NFAR-ATTC Principal Investigator and Director Nancy Roget will provide an overview of telehealth technologies trends and discuss how the Media Series will be used to share resources currently available to prepare the field to deliver SUD treatment and recovery services using telehealth technologies.

Awareness Campaigns • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month • Mental Wellness Month • Thyroid Disease Awareness Month This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through State General Funds and/or the SAPT Block Grant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, or the State of Nevada.

Training Opportunities and Webinars

Integration of Trauma Informed Care and Drug Endangered Children 1/15 Gender Specific Services for Adolescent and Young Men: Cracking the Code for Effective Substance Use Disorder Treatment 1/15 ATTC Third Thursday iTraining for January 2014 - SAMHSA’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit & Prescription Drug Abuse 1/16 Staying Informed of the Profession: Message from NAADAC Leadership 1/22 Peer Support Services in your Agency 1/24

In the News • • • • • • •

Transitioning to ICD-10: Why It’s Important to Behavioral Health Care Providers and How to Prepare 1/24 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health: Where Are We Now? 1/28

National Drug Facts Week

The Business of Intervention: What It Takes to Be Successful 1/30 Treatment Strategies for Prescription Opioid Dependence 1/30 What Does Science Say? Reviewing Recovery Research 2/5 Drilling Down: An Analytical Look at EBP Resources 2/6 Clear Vision: The Power of Story to Heal Therapist and Client The Clear Vision 2/7 Reno 2/10 Las Vegas

Historic Smoking Report Marks 50th Anniversary The Sugar-Addiction Taboo When can you call a food addictive? Krokodil Crock: How Rumors Of A‘FleshEating Zombie Drug’ Swept The Nation Sugar ‘worse’ than tobacco, campaigner claims Take LSD, stay out of prison? Large study links psychedelic use to reduced recidivism Marijuana ‘Hash Oil’ Explodes In Popularity, And Kitchens Young people who use high potency ‘skunk’ cannabis daily ‘have psychotic episodes earlier

January 27February 2, 2014 Remember to Register your event and Join Us for a Social Media blitz

Funding Opportunities •

Substance Use and Abuse, Risky Decision Making and HIV/AIDS (R01)

Job Opportunities •

Clinical Program Planner I – Carson City (Coordinates Part C Office)

Developmental Specialist 3 – Las Vegas (Coordinates HSC&ECS Office)

Nevada Prevention Resource Center 1664 N. Virginia St. MS 1284 Reno, NV 89557 Phone: 775.784.6336 Toll Free 1.866.784.6336 Fax: 775.327.2268 Email:


NPRC Update January-13-2014  
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