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.
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.
Adolescence is one of the most dramatic periods of human development. As well as undergoing important physical changes, adolescents are continuing to develop their identity, which is shaped by the environment and the important relationships they hold.
From a neurological perspective, the adolescent brain is also rapidly changing.
To assist health workers and researchers working under challenging conditions to bring this outbreak to a close, The Lancet has created a Coronavirus Resource Centre.
This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) content from across The Lancet journals as it is published.
This page collects all BMJ coverage of the coronavirus outbreak from across the BMJ's journals and learning resources. All articles and resources are freely available.
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
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.
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.
Many providers and programs are trying to mitigate circumstances related to COVID-19. ASAM has convened the ASAM Caring for Patients During the COVID-19 (CPDC) Task Force.
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
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
Recording of the first webinar from the ISAM Webinar Series on COVID-19 and SUD: A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions. For those of you who weren't able to attend the first webinar, here is the video-recording along with slides.
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.
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.
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.
This video describes the project of training medical professionals in Ukraine on the universal treatment curriculum. It is in Ukrainian with English subtitles.
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.
This manual offers best practices to states, tribes, and local communities on collaborative treatment approaches for pregnant women living with opioid use disorders (OUD), and the risks and benefits associated with medication-assisted treatment.
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:
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers this situational summary and latest updates page for Coronavirus COVID-19.
The page includes information regarding:
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.
This guide assists providers in offering treatment to women living with substance use disorders. It reviews gender-specific research and best practices, such as common patterns of initial use and specific treatment issues and strategies.
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.
Neuroscientist Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the NIH, applies a lens of addiction to the obesity epidemic.
In this SRNT-U Methodologies Mini-Course, you'll hear about Dr. Monica Webb Hooper's work with the use of mHealth for smoking cessation among low income African Americans. You'll learn about:
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.