The UN Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (UNIATF) is calling for nominations for the UNIATF Award for achievements in the area of multisectoral action in the prevention and control of NCDs and the NCD-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The call for nominations is now OPEN until 31 March 2019. Nominations should demonstrate an outstanding contribution to multisectoral action in the prevention and control of NCDs and the NCD-related SDGs
Claremont Graduate University ofrece uno de los principales programas de certificación para estudios avanzados en la ciencia de la prevención con especialización en medios de comunicación. Utilizando la estructura de grupos pequeños de estudiantes y una proporción óptima de profesores y aprendices, los estudiantes logran desarrollar conocimiento avanzado sobre cómo se deben utilizar los medios de comunicación para prevenir el uso de sustancias psicoactivas. La capacitación avanzada en prevención se basa en teorías que se
Drug Prevention Tree Plantation held today at Govt. Degree College for Women China Scheme Lahore. Muhammad Ayub Senior Advisor DAP-Colombo Plan, Syed Zulfiqar Hussain Consultant, Anti Drugs/Narcotics Campaign, Ms.Madiha Shah Admin Officer DC Office LHR, Prof. Shahnaz Sattar Principal were Chief Guests. Syed Mohsin Incharge School Program (DATH), Ms. Fazilat Coordinator were also present on the occasion.
The objective of this two day training workshop "Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment ( SBIRT )" was to train mental health professionals so that they could identify substance use problems, help their clients if they are at risk of substance use and to reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. We believe that EBPs are cost effective and it reduces the risk of substance abuse if detected
New study from the Lancet Psychiatry Journal is the first to show the impact of marijuana use on population rates of psychosis. Daily marijuana users three times more likely to have a diagnosis of first episode psychosis; rises to five times more likely with high potency marijuana.
Substance use and misuse affect people worldwide, of all ages and from all walks of life, resulting in a substantial burden of ill health and mortality, and presenting big challenges in prevention and treatment. PLOS Medicine is planning a special issue on this topic and is now calling for research papers from the diverse communities that work to support people and populations affected by substance use and misuse. The aim is to unite clinicians and
The New York Times published an opinion article on Asia's anti-drug programs and where U.S. involvement has not helped. The article highlights the need for greater drug demand reduction efforts to combat the growing meth crisis in the region.
Adfam, Tavistock Relationships and OnePlusOne are working on a project aiming to reduce the impact of inter-parental conflict on children in families affected by alcohol misuse. They are looking for parents, whose partner has had issues with alcohol dependency, to share their story and talk about how this issue affected them as a couple, led to conflict and impacted on their children. This will inform the development of an online digital platform to support other
The Pakistan U.S. Alumni Network Karachi Chapter Leadership – Karachi organized its first meeting with the Executive Committee on March 14, 2019 (Thursday) at the Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC). Mr. Jason Green, Public Affairs Officer U.S. Consulate General Karachi was also present in this meeting and congratulated the new leadership and EC members of the Karachi Chapter. The following meeting agenda was discussed during meeting: 1) Discuss EC Roles and Responsibilities as per the
el Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñíz invita a la presentación del Libro: Cuqueando la Chiva: contextos del consumo de heroína en la frontera norte de México 20 de marzo 11:30 hrs registro en difusion [at] imp [dot] edu [dot] mx
Course 6: Case Management for Addiction Professionals This is a foundational and skills-based course that provides an overview of case management in SUD treatment and provide skills practice in case management functions. Course 7: Crisis Intervention for Addiction Professionals This course addresses the concept of crisis as part of life and provides guidelines for crisis intervention including managing suicide risk. It also addresses ways in which counsellors can avoid personal crisis situations by providing information
An informal meeting of newly elected Board of Directors ISSUP Pakistan Chapter has held at Masjide Nabwi, Madina, Saudi Arabia. Mr. Bashir Ahmad Naz President Elect, Chair the meeting. Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Director Elect, Ms. Saima Asghar, Director Elect, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad, Director Elect and Ms. Shaista Naz, Director Elect also participated in the meeting. Newly elected Board members presented different suggestions for future planning of ISSUP Pakistan activities. Mr. Sana Ullah Rathore, Director
This study is concerned with the experiences of professionals in the field of intellectual or developmental disability, and professionals in the field of addiction in working with people with learning and developmental disability who display addictive behaviours. The study will examine these professionals’ opinions on how equipped they are to identify, work with, and aid this group. The study seeks to gain insight into areas of training and skill building that could be improved to
After years of objectifying and sexualising women in their advertising, the alcohol industry is now targeting women more directly, linking their products to women's friendships, feminism and empowerment. However, women’s empowerment will always be secondary to increasing profits for these companies. The #dontpinkmydrink campaign seeks to call out aggressive marketing of alcohol to women whether it's pink, sweet or low-calorie products aimed at women, or merchandising which suggests that it’s wine o’clock. Support the campaign
The Master of Education (MEd) programme is open to outstanding teachers and educational leaders at all levels of the education system. The programme provides clear theoretical frameworks and principles that support quality professional practice, equipping graduates to be exemplary teachers and educational leaders in a variety of contexts. Students can specialize in one of the following: Educational Leadership and Management; Early Childhood Care and Education; Language and Literacy in Education; Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation; Science
The Inspire Freedom Campaign – Together for women and girls – every 25th is IOGT International’s flagship community campaign to promote the rights of girls and women and to end gender-based violence, by preventing alcohol violence. The campaign hopes to inspire freedom through local actions which are carried out as part of the global movement of IOGT International – from Reykjavik to New Delhi, to Nairobi, Mexico City and Bangkok. IOGT International have created a
Greetings. Happy to share an exciting opportunity, brief details are given below: PUAN Call for Nominations Everest International Model UN Conference July 15-19, 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal Concept The U.S. Mission in Pakistan and the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) http://pakusalumninetwork.org will sponsor eight U.S. Government exchange alumni to attend U.S. Embassy Kathmandu’s Everest International Model UN (EIMUN) conference on July 15-19, 2019. This conference will build on the successes of the past three South and Central
Liverpool John Moores University is conducting a new research study and is inviting people from the UK to take part. This study investigates what members of the public think about issues related to illegal drug use and involves completing a short online survey that will ask you to read through and provide an opinion on a selection of scenarios that relate to people who have taken drugs. There are no right or wrong answers. Taking
142 million youth of upper secondary age are out of school. 71 million young people are unemployed. Putting the skills and talents of young people to productive use will drive economic prosperity for everyone! The UN DESA World Youth Report calls for decent jobs for youth to achieve the #GlobalGoals : https://lnkd.in/dx-aCxd
Scientific exchange and international dialogue is taking place in August 2019 in Alpenbach, Austria. The call for applications is aimed at young people under 30 years of age from all over the world who want to come to Alpbach with their bags filled with fresh ideas for science and society. All information about the application procedure can be found online: www.alpbach.org/en/scholarships/ PS: The upcoming European Forum Alpbach is dedicated to the topic “Liberty and Security”.
Drug use has been identified as one of the ominous problems that the society faces nowadays. Every drug dependent person has different and complex difficulties to go through in the process of recovering from such harmful habit. Person-centered treatment strategy is thus essential for each drug dependent patient. The treatment not only requires the involvement of the patients, but also the involvement of their families and the community is crucial. However, the family members request
The Summer Institute is a new immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City, Iowa, a UNESCO City of Literature, for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S. This program for students of all academic interests – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – is free for selected participants, and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. The Summer Institute’s innovative, inclusive, cross-cultural approach
Fifty-two newly elected leaders of the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network (PUAN) met in Islamabad to kick off their terms leading its efforts to strengthen ties between the United States and Pakistan. Representing the network of over 29,000 Pakistani alumni of U.S. government-funded overseas and in-country exchange programs, these new PUAN leaders from across the country spent two days sharing best practices and developing innovative plans to improve their communities and connect the American and Pakistani peoples.
Three Days Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) 1 & HIV/Aids Prevention on 8-10 February, 2019 organized by M A Jinnah Foundation (Regd) in collaboration with Mian Afzal Trust Hospital as Colombo Plan recognized Education Provider and funded by Mr. Bashir Ahmed Naz Elected President ISSUP Pakistan-Chapter at New Life Rehab Centre (For SUD Treatment & Rehabilitation), Sialkot. Forty two Participants from different districts including Sialkot, Lahore, Islamabad, Gujranwala and Sargodha participated and were successfully
NOTE: February 15, 2019 is the last day to request an Alumni account in order to meet the AEIF proposal submission deadline. Please start your request asap using the account inquiry form located here . Do you have a great public service project in mind, but need funding to get it off the ground? Are you ready to use the skills and knowledge you gained during your exchange experience? If you answered yes, then you
USEFP invites Pakistani students to apply for the prestigious 2020 Fulbright Student (Master’s and PhD) and Fulbright-Higher Education Commission (HEC) PhD Program, which fully funds Master's or PhD study at top universities in the United States. Application deadline: May 15, 2019. Download the application form, here: http://bit.ly/Fulbright2020 For queries, email info [at] usefpakistan [dot] org #Fulbright #USEFP #HigherEducation #StudyInUSA #ExchangesAre U.S. Embassy Pakistan U.S. Consulate General Karachi US Consulate General Lahore U.S. Consulate General Peshawar
Applications are open for the 2019 Alumni Small Grant ( #ASG2019 ) Gather your #ExchangeAlumni team and submit a proposal for one of the three ASG themes. You can receive up to $10,000 for your community service project idea. ASG themes for 2019 are: * Promoting Entrepreneurship * Improving Public Health – public awareness, institutional capacity, and community health * Supporting Media – journalism skills, institutional capacity, and media literacy You can submit proposals by
Workshop “Towards Evidence-Based Voluntary National Reviews: Strengthening National Evaluation Capacities in Asia” will be hosted by UNICEF on 25th February 2019 at the Marco Polo Hotel in Manila. Parliamentarians’ Session at the Senate of the Philippines to highlight legislatures' commitments towards evaluation in the context of the SDG Agenda 2030 as a follow up to EvalColombo 2018 will be hosted by the Senate of the Philippines and the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE) on