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Customized Training Webinar for Creating a Public Health Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Plan

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Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
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Dear Friends,

You are invited to a free 30-minute personalized online training workshop on “Creating a Public Health Substance Use Prevention Plus Wellness Plan.”

This session is designed to help you create a customized plan to significantly increase the public health reach of youth or young adults in your region who receive evidence-based and evidence-informed Prevention Plus Wellness programs. 

Free Online Training in Providing the SPORT (Alcohol & Drug) Prevention Plus Wellness Program

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Chudley Edward Werch, PhD
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For the first time ever, we’ll be providing a FREE two-hour training workshop on implementing the evidence-based one-session SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) program. 

The SPORT PPW program is being provided across all 50 US states and abroad to high school, middle school and elementary school-aged youth in nearly all settings where youth are found, including school, community, medical, recreational, sports, home and more. 

Mindfulness to Treat Addiction

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Sanctuary of Transformation

Mindfulness is a concept that has gained significant popularity over the past few years that involves the practice of being fully present.

Mindfulness involves the nonjudgmental awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.

Mindfulness in addiction treatment can be used in recovery programmes and rehabilitation facilities.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources for the AOD Sector

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The  National Center for Education and Training on Addiction ( NCETA), The National Drug and Alcohol Research Center (NDARC) and the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) have compiled a list of some online information and resources that may be of help to people working in the alcohol and other drug sector.

The resources are listed under:

8 Tips on How to Write About Alcohol Consumption Responsibly

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Journalist's Resource

The media has a major role in influencing people's drinking behaviour.

Despite clear evidence linking harmful alcohol consumption with increased risk of health problems such as cancer, liver disease, and violence-related injuries, we are continuously fed advertisements promoting alcohol products and glorifying alcohol consumption. 

Adfam's Covid-19 Top Tips

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The current global pandemic of the Covid-19 virus is resulting in unprecedented changes to peoples lives. Many of these changes will put an additional strain on the families of those with substance use problems, and already challenging circumstances may become even more difficult. 

Parenting under COVID-19

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Families across the globe are adapting to changes due to (COVID-19).

While isolation can represent an opportunity for families to spend time together, many caregivers will be experiencing conflicting feelings and priorities, as well as practical challenges.

NAADAC COVID-19 Resource List

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Health care professionals around the world are fighting tirelessly to reduce the harm that is being caused by COVID-19.

Several public health organisations are creating and updating resources so that people can be updated on the changing situation and can use the knowledge to inform and adjust their practice.

Burnout Prevention and Treatment

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Help Guide

High levels of stress can result in feelings of helplessness, disillusionment, and exhaustion.

Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.

The impact of burnout can be widespread, affecting your physical and mental wellbeing and your overall ability to function in daily life.

Responding to the Coronavirus

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The spread of coronavirus is an exceptional circumstance with ongoing consequences for organisations, individuals and society on every level.

As the situation continues to develop, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) will provide updated advice, resources and guidance to support employers and people professionals in their response.

The webpage includes information on 

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.