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PAA Announces 2021 Coalition Institute

Prevention Action Alliance has announced details for the 2021 Coalition Institute. These six-session virtual learning cohorts are designed to help coalition leaders of all levels leverage skills and knowledge to run more effective coalitions. The Institute includes a Beginner Track (Level I) and an Intermediate Track (Level II). It is up to each applicant to decide what level they should attend. It is not a requirement to have attended Level I in order to attend Level II. The deadline to apply to participate in the Institute is March 19. Click the link for more information and to apply. Questions? Please email James Syphax at jsyphax@preventionactionalliance.org.

12th Annual Pat Risser (Virtual) RSVP Conference – March 31

The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County will host the 12th Annual Pat Risser RSVP Conference virtually on March 31 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. James B. Gottstein, President and CEO of Psychiatric Rights, will deliver keynote remarks on advocacy, alternatives and rights. Other topics include trauma-informed care, adult advocacy and peer support. This free training is approved for 3.5 hours of continuing education for Counselors and Social Workers. Click HERE for more information and to register.

New National African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration established the African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (AABH-COE) in October. The new Center of Excellence is a project of Morehouse School of Medicine and serves as a new source of training and information to help professionals and communities address health disparities and support the equity, effectiveness, and appropriateness of behavioral health services for African Americans. The CoE recently announced plans to host a webinar on Structural Racism and Black Mental Health on March 5 from noon-1 p.m. For more information about the training or the new CoE, please email info@africanamericanbehavioralhealth.org.

Cannabis/Marijuana Awareness & Prevention Toolkit

The Stanford University School of Medicine this week announced the release of a new Cannabis/Marijuana Awareness & Prevention Toolkit. This web-based toolkit offers theory-based and evidence-informed resources created by educators, parents, and researchers aimed at preventing middle and high school students’ use of cannabis/marijuana. The toolkit features four modules, including: Cannabis: The Basics, Health Effects, THC & the Brain and Refusal Skills & Social Norms.

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