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Community-Based Prevention Training

The community-based prevention model utilizes community teams, task forces and coalitions of volunteers. Our prevention specialists provide trainings, tools, and other technical assistance to these groups for a reasonable by helping them conduct the following: Community assessment, capacity building and planning; coalition organizational development; evidence-based environmental strategies, programs and practices; legislative and policy development; identification and creation of resources; program implementation and evaluation; leadership development; board and volunteer training; and cultural competence and sustainability Community Mobilization Trainings for coalitions are 1-2 hour trainings on the following subjects related to substance abuse prevention: Strategic Prevention Framework Overview, Community Risk Assessment and/or Needs Assessment Training, Community Tri-Ethnic Readiness Assessment Training, Community Coalition Capacity/Resource Assessment Training, Community Planning and Implementation Training, Evidence-Based Strategies Training, and Evaluation Training.

SPF - Strategic Prevention Framework

A Prevention Specialists is available to speak to your coalition or organization about the Kansas Strategic Prevention Framework, known as K-SPF, a risk factor focused prevention model that employs strategies used by communities that have been successful at reducing alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse and other adolescent problem behaviors. Participants will be introduced to assessment of community risks and resources, prioritizing risk factors, strategies and interventions, and program evaluation. K-SPF is a way for communities to develop a comprehensive, risk-focused prevention response to adolescent problems. K-SPF is a practical approach to prevention that uses successful, research-based prevention strategies to reduce risk factors while enhancing protective factors.

Coalition Capacity Building Trainings

Coalition Capacity Building Trainings are 2 hour trainings based off the One-Kansas training curriculum that will enhance and build the capacity coalitions, task forces and other groups. Training topics include: Asset Mapping, Civic Engagement, Collaboration, Community Diversity, Conflict Resolution, Facilitative Leadership, and Strategic Communication.

Power of Parents

Power of Parents is a 30 Minute Parent Training Program aimed at parents of teens. Our Regional Prevention Center Prevention Specialists are Trained Facilitators. Ask about becoming a POP Facilitator.

Guiding Good Choices

Guiding Good Choices is a Drug Use Prevention Program aimed at parents with children in grades 4-8 (ages 9-14) that has five 2-hour sessions.

Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families Program For Parents and Youth 10-14 is a seven week program implemented in 2 hour sessions that uses a parent, youth and family skills-building curriculum designed to prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems, strengthen parenting skills and build family strengths. In this training parents and youth meet separately the first hour then families practice skills and have fun together during the second hour. Recognized by four federal agencies: National Institute on Drug Abuse, US Department of Education, US Department of Justice (OJJDP) and US Department of Health and Human Services (CSAP)

Botvin LifeSkills Provider

Workshops prepare teachers, school counselors, prevention specialists, police officers, community youth educators, and other program providers to effectively implement the state-of-the-art prevention education activities and teaching strategies found in the LST program. Each workshop plays an important role in enhancing the confidence and skill capacity of participants, resulting in optimal implementation of the LST program. While training is not required, it is highly recommended in order to achieve optimal program results. Training increases the effectiveness of the program and assists providers to develop implementation strategies for the programs comfort and fit in individual sites.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome / Effects

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome / Effects is a 2 - 3 hour program for adults that explores the differences between Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) & Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE). Participants will be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of both and apply practical skills to coping and dealing with children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/ Effects.

Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership is a program for middle school and high school students offered with varied times according to group's needs. The youth leadership programs help teens explore leadership styles, communication skills, and critical thinking and learn how to apply them to community planning.

Media Literacy

Media Literacy two hour training for Middle School, High School, and Adults. People are exposed to hundreds of media messages daily in many forms -- music, movies, television, newspapers, and signs. Many are completely unaware of the number of messages they receive and are unable to decipher those messages. The purpose of the media literacy program helps people identify the various forms of media, understand how media is used, help develop the critical thinking skills necessary to analyze media messages and make their own decisions regarding those messages, and how to use these skills to develop their own media messages.

Methamphetamine Home Visitor Safety Training

Methamphetamine Home Visitor Safety Training as a training that provides an overview of methamphetamine and information about Home Visitor Safety in a world where meth manufacturing has become an epidemic. Participants will receive a methamphetamine overview, and learn about vital safety procedures regarding meth houses, health risks, hazardous materials, and the effects on children.

Teacher In-services

Teacher In-services - 1-2 hour trainings that are research/science based programming for your Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) and violence prevention needs. Team Building Workshop, Drug Trends, Specific Drug Info. (Upon Request), Bullying, School Risk and Protective Factors and using the Kansas Communities That Care Student Survey Data, Damage Vs. Resiliency Model - Children of Alcoholics (COA), Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use, How to Implement Student Assist Programs, and When Chemicals Come to School. See our other training topics for youth.

General drug and alcohol presentations

General drug and alcohol presentations are also available. Programs can be given on Meth, Alcohol, Marijuana, Prescription Drugs, new and current drug trends, and most other illicit drugs. These presentations are tailored to the group, based on age, current issues, etc. Our Prevention Specialist can answer any of your questions questions, set dates for trainings, and work with your agency regarding fees!

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