Resources

Webinar Recording: COVID-19: Adapting to Virtual Care Delivery and Implementing New Approaches and Technology

Created by
Netsmart

The rapidly evolving and unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 are requiring us to think differently as we shape approaches to everything from workforce management to care delivery models.  Social distancing, virtual working, self-isolation, and the other CDC recommendations will impact your organization and care delivery, as well as the mental well-being of your clients and staff. 

Free Prevention Plus Wellness Program Upgraded Digital Downloads for Online Presentation

Created by
Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
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Due to the extraordinary times we are all experiencing, we wanted to provide Prevention Plus Wellness providers who are currently using our programs and have received Program Implementer training with free upgraded digital downloads allowing presentation of your program live online.

Early Childhood Mental Health

Created by
Harvard University

As people develop through childhood, adolescents and into adulthood there are continuous opportunities to lay the foundations of sound mental health. 

Disruptions during this trajectory can have a lasting impact on the way a person develops their sense of self and ability to relate to others and manage everyday life.

Researchers from Harvard University have put together a website and video overview of child development.

SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness Program on Video

Created by
Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
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Here is a 2-minute video sample of the evidence-based substance use SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program which promotes protective wellness behaviors among youth.

This is the high school version of the SPORT PPW program on video for easy online implementation by prevention and health specialists, organizations and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suggestions about Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation of People with Drug Use Disorder in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Created by
UNODC

In these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNODC continues to focus on delivering vital assistance to those in need, including to people who use drugs and with drug use disorders, who are in prison and who have HIV/Hepatitis C. 

UNODC has released a statement entitled

Suggestions about treatment, care and rehabilitation of people with drug use disorder in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support for People who Use Drugs and People in Prisons

Created by
UNODC

All people have the right to health, even in countries under lockdown or where a state of emergency has been declared. 

People who use drugs can be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 due to underlying health issues, stigma, social marginalization and higher economic and social vulnerabilities, including a lack of access to housing and health care.

SPORT PPW High School Program Video

Created by
Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
Publication Date

We had some problems with the YouTube video link so here it is in Zoom.

This is a video of the single-session evidence-based SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness Program for high school adolescents.

We’d greatly appreciate it if after reviewing the video you would send us your thoughts on how we can improve the video to be shared to your youth. 

Prevention Plus Wellness Resource Lesson: Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes), DrugFacts, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Created by
Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
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Resource Description: Describes what are e-cigarettes, how they work, how they affect the brain, their health effects, and can they help a person stop smoking.: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/electronic-cigarettes-e-cigarettes

SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness High School Program Video

Created by
Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
Publication Date

Dear Friends:

Prevention Plus Wellness is inviting prevention and health specialists to review the newly updated SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness High School Program in recorded video format for youth.

If you agree to review this 26-minute video, we will ask you to complete a 2-minute survey providing us with feedback.

You will need a YouTube account to view this video.

Electronic Cigarettes, Smoking & Tobacco Use: Free Youth Video from Prevention Plus Wellness

Created by
Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
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We created this short 8-minute video of an evidence-informed resource for prevention and health specialists and organizations to share with their youth and young adults.

It includes a short description of the web-based resource, a youth assignment and a link to the resource. 

Exploring Opioid Overdose Incidence in a Cohort of People Who Inject Drugs

Created by
NDARC

This seminar provides a preliminary examination of the range of information available on opioid overdose in Australia’s largest and only active cohort study of people who use drugs.

Penny Hill from the Burnet Institute explores a range of self-report and linked data including data collected on ambulance attendances, emergency department presentations and deaths.

Covid-19: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Website

Created by
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, and outbreak investigations are ongoing. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is closely monitoring this outbreak, providing risk assessments, public health guidance, and advice on response activities to EU Member States and the EU Commission.

Updates and Resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Created by
American Hospital Association

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, the American Hospital Association has worked closely with the CDC, and other federal, state and local partners to respond to this challenge and to make sure hospitals and health systems have the most up-to-date information.

The following tools include resources and developments related to COVID-19.

Find out information about:

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases Public Dashboard

Created by
Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)

Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) offers this public dashboard of worldwide confirmed cases, recoveries and deaths aggregating WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC and DXY data in real time.

This source is unique, not only because of the currency and quality of the confirmed case data, but also because it provides comprehensive global surveillance summaries.

WEBINAR: Cary Hopkins Eyles on Authentic Self-Care for Addiction Professionals

Created by
ISSUP
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This webinar focuses on the issue of self-care for addiction professionals and was delivered by ICUDDR Deputy Director Cary Hopkins Eyles.

Many of us are drawn to work in the field of substance use disorders due to our history, family, and personal traits, such as compassion and empathy. While these can be great assets, they can also be detrimental to us personally.

Women and Smoking Seminar

Created by
SRNT University
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While men are currently more likely to smoke than women, this sex/gender gap is narrowing globally. This is especially concerning given that compared to men, women are at higher risk for smoking-related adverse health effects and also have a more difficult time quitting smoking. This seminar provides an overview of the trends of use and cessation outcomes by sex/gender, as well as factors contributing to these sex/gender differences.