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August 2021

Bringing Evidence-Based Prevention to Communities - Prevention Science Is Testing the Best Approache

With the major research breakthroughs over the past 30 years in understanding how to prevent risky behaviors and the most effective prevention interventions for doing so, the ability to deliver these evidence-based (EB) interventions and policies to communities remains a challenge to both the research and practice communities. This Prevention Talk will discuss some of the emerging science that is looking at effective implementation and dissemination approaches to EB prevention. It will describe efforts involved in scaling up, i.e., having prevention professionals provide EB interventions to their target populations, and scaling out, i.e., to have these EB prevention interventions incorporated into existing health and social services in the community. Dr. C. Hendricks Brown from Northwestern University will talk about these concepts and the developing conceptual frameworks that will help the field move forward to improve implementation in any of these service contexts. He will also examine the continuing challenges faced by both researchers and practitioners as they work to bring the most effective prevention services into community practice.
Location: Online Event
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Opportunity to publish a scientific article on New Psychoactive Substances!

UNODC is proud to be the co-editor of Special Issue “New Drug and other Behavioural Trends During Social-Distancing for the COVID-19 Pandemic” of the Journal “Emerging Trends in Drugs, Addictions, and Health” and cordially invites you to submit abstracts for consideration.

The important thing to note is that everything will be open access and free of charge, so this is really about putting science at the disposal of the wider community of practice. Contributions need to be submitted by 15 August 2021.
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Advancing Awareness in LGBTQ Care, Part III: Working with LGBTQ2S+ Native American Clients

Time: 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Despite being at increased risk for developing substance use disorders and other mental health issues, LGBTQ2S+ Native American clients are little studied in the clinical literature. This deficit in awareness and care considerations can lead to significant gaps in care for this priority population. In this presentation, the presenters will discuss ways in which practitioners can effectively and compassionately work with this population by integrating Western and Indigenous medicine and therapeutic principles.
Location: Online Event
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September 2021

Part IV: Shaping Affirming Responses for Historically “Invisibilized” LGBTQIA+ Populations

Time: 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Within our westernized society, issues affecting LGBTQIA+ community are garnering public recognition and attention. Despite the current relevance of the LGBTIA+ community in current media, effective culturally responsive treatment approaches and tools are lacking in the diversity of modalities and approaches. How can clinicians learn from and utilize present day attention and historical “invisibilization,” stigma, and shame to develop affirming treatment approaches for LGBTQIA+ people seeking care in their community? This presentation will discuss the influence of homophobia, transphobia, and queer aversion within historical, societal, and personal contexts with focus on the necessity to craft culturally responsive treatment methods for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Location: Online Event
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October 2021

Basics of Addiction Counseling: Theories, Practices, and Skills Pre-Conference Training Session

11:00AM - 6:00PM ET
Join NAADAC on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 11:00am - 6:00pm ET (10CT/9MT/8PT) for the Basics of Addiction Counseling: Theories, Practices, and Skills Pre-Conference Training Session, presented by Don P. Osborn, PhD, LCAC, MAC.

This workshop is intended as both an introduction to the revised Module II of the Basics of Addiction Counseling: Desk Reference and a refresher on addiction counseling to assist those preparing to take the NCC AP credentialing tests.
Osborn will discuss theoretically-based approaches to counseling, counseling practices, modalities, and skills, and considerations for special populations in addiction counseling. This interactive workshop will also cover motivational interviewing, transtheoretical model of change, patient placement, co-occurring disorders, and mutual support groups.
Location: Virtual Event
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NAADAC 2021 Annual Conference

10/28/2021 - 10/30/2021

December 2021

National Addiction Leadership Conference

12/7/2021 - 12/9/2021
NAATP National 2021, scheduled for December 7-9, 2021 in Denver, Colorado.
Location: Denver, Colorado
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