Fighting Heroin: What Can I Do?

    The use of heroin and other opiates is a public health crisis in Ohio. People are overdosing at alarming rates in Lucas County. This workshop provides an overview of a three-year collaboration between the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County and two community behavioral health agencies to address the heroin/opiate epidemic.

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    Gambling is a Choice: Odds are…

    Participants will: explore how gambling became a social norm; compare prevalence rates before and after Ohio casinos and racinos opened; learn what populations are risk; and understand prevention messages.

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    Ohio Suicide Prevention: What Role Can You Play?

    Participants will learn: up-to-date statistics on suicide in Ohio; which groups are at high risk for experiencing suicide; and evidence based resources they can use to help prevent suicide through culturally inclusive messages.

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    Prevention in the Age of Medical Marijuana

    Participants will: know and understand Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law; learn about areas for concern in one’s community; and explore options to increase protective factors for youth and community.

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    Evidence-Based Prevention

    Participants will be able to: understand the contemporary approaches of evidence based prevention, theory to application; identify the current evidence-based prevention approaches that are showing promise with individuals and communities and provide opportunities for community engagement; and understand the importance of community coalitions in evidence-based prevention planning and community engagement.

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    Step Up Your Game: Become an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist

    Participants will: demonstrate understanding of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board’s Certified Prevention Specialist/Consultant requirements; and obtain and compile resources within the science of prevention.

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    The Foundation of Prevention with Molly Stone PowerPoint

    Developing Cultural Proficiency from the Inside Out with Angela Cornelius Dawson PowerPoint