Resources

Practicing or Just Preaching? Self-Care for Addiction Professionals: Why It Counts and How to Do It

Created by
NAADAC

The principles of self-care are the same as for recovery, as exemplified by recovery-oriented systems of care.

These principles promote a person-centred, strengths-based approach that helps people marshal the individual, social, and environmental factors that support their well-being.

In this webinar, David Mee-Lee, MD and Dr. Deborah Teplow discussed the skills required to make lasting change.

Webinar Objectives:

Burnout Prevention and Treatment

Created by
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.

Video: 2-Minute Concise Series on Addictions with Kevin Alderson, PhD, R. Psych.

Created by
Kevin Alderson, PhD, R. Psych.
Publication Date

A YouTube playlist containing thirty two-minute concise videos about addictions. The numbering of the series is based on the chapter numbers for the award-winning textbook, “Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors” by Dr. Kevin G. Alderson. 

Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation of People with Drug Use Disorder #COVID19

Created by
UNODC

People who use drugs and with rug use disorders are particularly vulnerable to Covid19 due to underlying health issues, social marginalization and higher economic and social vulnerabilities.

Stigma and discrimination of people who use drugs and with drug use disorders result in limited access to health, housing, employment and social support, and impacts on their efforts to stay safe during COVID-19 pandemic.

Responding to the Coronavirus

Created by
CIPD

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 

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
Publication Date

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
Publication Date

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.