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Nevada Prevention Resource Center

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18 February 2014

Issue: 7

Girls Matter! A Webinar Series Addressing Adolescent Girls Behavioral Health This six-part webinar series, Girls Matter, provides research, best practice and critical thinking on the topics that professionals working with girls and young women must know. Each session addresses a key area of what matters to adolescent girls today—including challenges, opportunities, and strategies for supporting girls.

SAMHSA has created this webinar series to: •

Increase the behavioral health workforce’s understanding of the needs and concerns of adolescent girls (primarily ages 12-18) Bring visibility and attention to the specific behavioral health concerns of adolescent girls

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response Mobile App Offers first responders immediate access to field resources for aiding disaster survivors. Has the ability to search for and map behavioral health service providers in the impacted area, review emergency preparedness materials, and send resources to colleagues.

New Items

The first webinar will be: Growing Up Girl: Adolescent Development and the Unique Issues Facing Girls 2/25

The Anonymous People 1-Day Only Event Saturday, March 1 The Anonymous People tells the story of the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The 88-minute film will be offered as a free online stream – for 24 hours only. In addition, filmmaker Greg Williams, Hazelden’s William Cope Moyers and others will answer viewers’ questions in a live discussion at 5 p.m. Eastern.

Awareness Campaigns

2367 Prescription Drug Overdose • Kids ENT Health Month (Prevention Status Report 2013) 2368 Building Bridges (LGBT Populations): A • Love Your Pet Day Dialogue on Advancing Opportunities for 2/20 Recovery from Addictions and Mental Health Problems • World Thinking Day 2369 Measuring the Burden—Alcohol’s Evolving 2/22 Impact on Individuals, Families, and Society 2370 Principles of Adolescent Substance Use This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Divi Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based sion of Public and Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through State General Funds and/or the Guide SAPT Block Grant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 2371 The Distracted Brain 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 and Webinars Aging and Alcohol/ Healthy Self-Care 2/20 - Fallon 3/26 - Winnemucca Anger Management 2/21- Las Vegas & Reno Addiction - A Brain Disease/ Treatment Modalities and Supports 2/25 Resiliency in Families Living with FASD 2/26

Smoke Free Movies: Averting a Million Premature Deaths 2/26 Implementation of SBIRT: Lessons from the Field 2/26 Clinical Supervision for LADCs In Person Training 2/27- 2/28 Las Vegas The Five ACA Transformations and 10 ’Need to Know’ Implications for Your Behavioral Health Organization 3/6 The History of Recovery in the United States and the Addiction Profession 3/6

The American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training The American Lung Association in Nevada is offering the Facilitator Training for our adult smoking cessation program, Freedom From Smoking (FFS). The training now also includes certification in performing a brief intervention for tobacco dependence, using the 5As Model. FFS is a seven-week clinic that includes comprehensive behavior modification techniques, including Motivational Interviewing training, and deals with both the physical and psychological addictive nature of nicotine.

Job Opportunity The Director’s Office of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking an individual to fill a part-time temporary position as Statewide Coordinator of the Nevada 2-1-1 system. The individual selected will also work on implementation of the Nevada Information and Referral Strategic Plan. Please see the attached job description for additional information.

Confidentiality & HIPAA 3/6 Ethics 3/6 DSM 5, ASAM, GPPC, ICD, WHODAS? 3/7 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting 3 3/14 Aging and Alcohol 3/18 - Sparks Kill the Butts! Policy Options for Reducing Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Waste 3/27

In the News

• RI Senator calls for decrease in federal prison population • Computer-based behavioral therapy effective tool for addiction treatment •

Heroin mix takes more than 80 lives in recent weeks

Cocaine Use Spurs Steep, Short-Term Rise in Stroke Risk: Study

Driving Under the Influence, of Marijuana 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 February-18-2014  

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